Bluefish444 announce zLense zKey™ support for Epoch range | April 5, 2018
SDI I/O for ZKEY™ depth mapping software and Unity graphics engine for greenless keying virtual set workflows
Bluefish444, manufacturer of the professional video industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K SDI, ASI, Video Over IP & HDMI I/O cards and mini converters, announces support for zLense zKey 3D keying system with the Bluefish444 Epoch video I/O card range.
zLense’s zKey™ 3D keying system uses depth information to separate the foreground talent from the background, creating an alpha channel in real time. Bluefish444 Epoch video cards capture uncompressed HD-SDI video from the camera and the depth information from the zKey™ hardware. The captured depth information and the video are processed by zKey™ software, an alpha channel is generated, and both are played out as 4:2:2:4 fill and key SDI.
“Zlense’s zKey™ technology will revolutionize the creative potential of live productions with their 3D greenless keying system,” said Tom Lithgow, Product Manager at Bluefish444. “The addition of Bluefish444 SDI IO support to the zKey™ system enables reliable, low latency video IO and allows the transport of custom ancillary data.”Read more
ZLense has won the News Technology Award at the News Technology Summit organized by TV Technology and Broadcasting&Cable magazines. Awarded companies include Canon, Blackmagic, Vizrt among others.