I founded so far in the net, that Bluefish444 HD Lust Dual-Link Video Capture/Playback is the most expensive High End VIdeo Capture Card Hardware for your Compositing Tools.. Find out its Spec and details..
According to VIsible Light at http://www.visiblelight.com/mall/productview.aspx?pid=872 This product is cost you for US$ 7690,00 after a US$ 305,00 discounts (which is sold for MSRP: US$7,995.00 for its original price). Thats hell a fantastic price if we can compare to other products with the same specs lets say Blackmagic, AJA, Matrox, Canopus, etc. Of course maybe we can not judge by its price though.. The other products i mentioned above was not to dedicated to massive compositing works, even if they were all have the ability for SD, HD, 2K or even 4K features up to 3 Gb / SDI, they still under US$ 2000,00.
And yes, this Bluefish444 HD Lust Dual-Link Video Capture Card is really dedicated for massive compositing works, DI (Digital Intermediate), CG Generators, Advanced Color Grading. And I have heard before in some forums (sorry I forgot in what forum) that they say the Nucoda Film Master requires this kind of Video Capture Card Hardware Specs.. Of course.. were talking about High End Color Grading System which is they’re requirements for hardwares like this so you wont missed a single pixel of a 4K imagery in every frame of it.. ;’) (but you can still work in 2K proxies files though)
Ok, heres some of the detailed features and specs from their manufacturer
|“What attracted us initially to Bluefish444 HD | LUST was its rare ability to capture uncompressed HD directly to the trusted Cineon file standard; allowing us to retain all of the original film information during our Digital Intermediate processes. “|
James D. Tocher President – Digital Film Group, Inc
The HD | Lust is for digital artists, editors and colorists requiring a flexible 10 bit uncompressed Dual Link and Single Link multi format I\O solution.
10 bit RGB 4:4:4.
HD | Lust supports real time input and output of full band width uncompressed SDTV and HDTV video supporting 10 bit and 8 bit RGB 4:4:4, 10 bit and 8 bit YUV 4:2:2, 8 bit RGB 4:4:4:4 data streams.
Working in uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4/4:4:4:4 internal processing keeps the integrity of images and retains color integrity in Standard Definition and High Definition modes compared to 8 bit based Video solutions.
10 bit provides 1024 levels of color compared to 8 bit solutions that provide only 256 levels of color.
Dual Link Solutions.
The HD | Lust is perfectly matched for the next generatio of Dual link HD products such as the Sony HDCAM SR™ series and for Dual Link telecine transfers via its uncompressed 10 bit dual link 4:4:4 HD\SD SDI inputs.
HD to SD downconversion.
With the innovative HD-SDI to SD-SDI broadcast quality down converter feature, the HD | Lust allows simultaneous preview of HD material on an HD-SDI monitor and an SD-SDI monitor from the dedicated SD-SDI video output, even while in Dual Link 4:4:4/4:4:4:4 mode.
Alternatively the HD | Lust can be used to master to SD and HD decks simultaneously using the HD data stream or used as an SD-SDI monitoring alternative to expensive HD-SDI monitors.
HD to SD downconversion flow
HD down conversion is performed in hardware while in HD modes, avoiding low quality software conversions and without the need for a second SD card. This feature is application independent allowing all applications to take advantage of HD to SD down conversion.
8 Channels of Digital Audio.
HD | Lust incorporates advanced audio features supporting 8 channels of quality 24 bits AES/EBU/SPDIF Digital audio at 48khz, perfect for surround sound editing. In addition HD | Lust has sample rate converters on all input channel pairs for non sync audio input (32kHz- 100kHz).
Professional Broadcast Genlock
The HD | Lust has full genlocking capability. The output circuits are fully decoupled from the input circuits for unconditionally stable video outputs – even during capture where the card performs as a synchronizer. SDI Outputs meet SMPTE specs (including jitter) at all times with or without Bi level or Tri level genlock.
Large range of application support.
Bluefish444 SD and HD video cards is the most developed and supported solution in the market place today. No longer are you restricted to just one or two software applications.
With a Bluefish444 turnkey or integrated solution you have a broad range of choice covering all the major compositing tools, editing solutions, DDR’s, video servers, clip players, CG generators, multi format capture and playback tools, encoders and video stream solutions.
Included with HD | Lust is Symmetry™, a 10-bit RGB/YUV sequential capture and playback station for Windows.
Supported file formats are sequential 10-bit RGB Cineon, DPX and 10-bit YUV QuickTime™.
Symmetry’s™ use of industry standard file formats ensures that a digital artist can work with a consistent file format throughout the production workflow, not requiring file format conversions, reducing rendering times to zero.
Digital content created from Nuke™, Mirage, After Effects™, Digital Fusion™ or Combustion™, etc can be moved seamlessly to high end finishing systems such as Discreet, Nucoda or Da Vinci.
SDK available for registered developers.
So, you have your own decision. Some investment on these products hope will boost your post production workflow, whatever your production is Feature films, Commercials, 3D Animation, anything.. Create a Digital Content Creations… Viola..!
For more details about this product information, please kindly visit and refer to their manufacturer’s website at : http://www.bluefish444.com/products/retail/detail/lustdetail.htm