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, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced that it has collaborated with


to provide Windows and MacOSX X 3D HD SDI support for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab for its Epoch video card range.

Bluefish444 has been supporting 3D HD workflows since the release of its Epoch video card range at NAB 2009. Bluefish444 has extended 3D HD SDI support to its long standing industry partner, Assimilate.

Bluefish444 has a long history of collaboration with ASSIMILATE via 444 I/O with Symmetry software for HD SDI preview and print to tape. Now Bluefish444 has an even tighter integration with ASSIMILATE, offering 3D HD SDI preview and HD SDI print to tape, operated seamlessly from within SCRATCH and Scratch Lab on both Windows 7 and MacOSX X.

Bluefish444 will make the Epoch 3D HD SDI plug in for SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab available as part of its next retail installer release for Windows and Mac OSX 10.7 in Q2, 2012.

Craige Mott, Managing Director of Bluefish444, states, “We’re pleased to continue our collaboration with ASSIMILATE. Both of our product lines are in wide use by colorists worldwide, and a tight integration ensures greater capabilities in DI and 3D workflows in a seamless fashion.”

“SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab have built a well-earned reputation for being leading solutions in the digital workflows for DI and production dailies,” said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. “One of the primary reasons our customers love our products is because they can build solutions from a broad ecosystem of industry-leading technologies. Our long-standing relationship with Bluefish444 has delivered outstanding SDI solutions to SCRATCH customers for many years. We’re excited to see that trend continue with the addition of the Epoch 3D HD SDI support, and we look forward to support for the plug in as well.”

Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.

Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.

Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd., which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally. For further information, visit

ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company’s SCRATCH products, running on Windows and Mac OSX, are the heartbeat of today’s most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip Directors, DPs and Artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing of RED and other digital workflows. SCRATCH Lab delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE is a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN and markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more please visit