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Bluefish444 Create Cards Now Support Avid Open I/O

New OS X Driver Works with Media Composer 6.5 and Symphony 6.5

Bluefish444 said the latest version of its Mac OS X installer adds support for Avid Open I/O to its Create line of uncompressed HD-SDI cards.

The new OS X 10.7 installer "provides cross-platform SDI I/O solutions to Avid users for the first time," said Bluefish444 Managing Director Craige Mott in a prepared statement. "Bluefish444 regards Avid as a long-term strategic partner and we will continue making Open I/O OS X releases in the future."

Avid Open I/O is designed to let third-party manufactuerrs develop plug-ins allowing their hardware to work with Media Composer and Symphony. 

The Create 3D Ultra, Bluefish444's flagship card for digital content creators, features 2x HD/SD 3G-SDI IO, 2K dual-link IO, 3D stereo IO, 12-bit video processing, hardware-based scaling, DVI/HDMI preview, three 1D LUTs, eight channels of AES/EBU digital audio and two channels of analog audio monitoring. The Create card line starts at $1999.

The Mac OS X 10.7 installer v8.5.0 is available as a free download from the Bluefish444 homepage. The release notes [PDF] are also available for download, and more information is in Avid's FAQ.

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