Extension of Epoch & Symmetry DI workflow solutions
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed SD/HD/2K video cards and P+S TECHNIK, well-known developer and manufacturer of digital cinema cameras, have announced a collaboration to enable Bluefish444 Epoch video cards to natively support the P+S TECHNIK WeisscamRAW format.
Bluefish444 will engineer support for the WeisscamRAW format into the Epoch product range as a supported file format in the Bluefish444 Symmetry 3D & DI software. As a result, Epoch & Symmetry users will be able to ingest 2K and HD footage from the WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera in 720p and 1080p variable frame rates which are the most commonly used in slow motion effects.
The WeisscamRAW format is native to the WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera. It is an exceptional motion picture camera with up to 4,000 fps and superb picture quality ideal for shooting commercials, documentaries, sports and feature films and is 3D capable, having been used throughout the last year for 3D special effects in feature film production.
The WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera offers live HD-SDI preview in regular frame rate cinematographic quality. It has two parallel dual link HD-SDI outputs. One HD SDI output as WeisscamRAW (fast and standard) and the other as standard HD SDI to ensure a fully integrated IT based post production workflow. The multi-format capacity and integrated debayering allow a variety of HD SDI monitoring and recording settings.
The Epoch video card range supports 12 bit SDI capture, 12 bit uncompressed video processing, 3D and 2K dual link I/O, pristine hardware based real time resolution scaling, 3 X 1D LUT’s and DVI/HDMI preview of SDI inputs and outputs. It is the perfect high quality uncompressed I/O device to compliment the WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera.
Epoch and Symmetry will act as a digital intermediary between the WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII digital high speed camera and any industry high end digital content creation software that natively supports the WeisscamRAW format.
“We are very pleased that Bluefish444 supports the WeisscamRAW workflow. Many multipurpose WEISSCAM HS-2 MKII cameras are in use today worldwide. The support of the Epoch product range widens the possibilities of our users to provide exceptional pictures”, said Michael Erkelenz, Manager Business Unit Digital Capturing of P+S TECHNIK.
“Supporting the WeisscamRAW format in Epoch and Symmetry is a further extension of Bluefish444’s supported digital intermediary workflow solutions”, states Craige Mott, Managing Director. “P+S TECHNIK are an industry bellwether in terms of picture quality, and that is where Bluefish444 adds significant value to the DI process through 12 bit I/O and 12 bit processing. We are excited about partnering with such a renowned company in our industry.”
Support for the WeisscamRAW format will be made available in the Epoch video card range and Symmetry software in Q2 2011. It will be available as a free upgrade from the Bluefish444 homepage. Epoch video cards are available from authorised Bluefish444 OEM’s and resellers worldwide.