Kronos K8 from Bluefish444 now features support for ClassX LiveBoard software version 6.6. The ClassX LiveBoard family encompasses a broad range of on-air broadcast graphics. LiveBoard is a multilayer graphics solution with live titling.


Bluefish: Users can now create real-time graphics from SD through to UHD

Its major features include real-time 2D/3D broadcast graphics, media playout, template-based creative suite with streaming and switching capabilities.

K8, Bluefish’s latest SDI hardware, is now officially supported by Liveboard bringing with it support for multi-channel and Fill/Key UHD workflows. The V6.6 update to ClassX LiveBoard software adds SDI video input to the SDI Fill/Key and on-board keyer SDI output workflows already supported by the Bluefish Epoch range.

With LiveBoard and K8, customers can create stunning real time graphics from SD through to UHD. Graphics can be incorporated into Fill/Key downstream keyer workflows or composited directly using the K8 hardware internal keyers. Utilising Bluefish’s proprietary 12-bit processing engine and the low latency hardware keyers ensures that both live feeds and graphical content maintain the highest possible quality.

“ClassX has been a long-term industry partner of Bluefish and our many installed customers now have the chance to migrate their SDI workflow to 4K and their LiveBoard licence to version 6.6,” said Craige Mott, managing director of Bluefish. “Our development teams have worked closely together to make a rock-solid integration, ensuring our customers can work reliably in 4K and at the highest possible video quality.”

“Bluefish keeps delivering innovation and power to our customers by creating competitive yet rock-solid products for high-demanding broadcasters,” commented Michele Puccini, CEO at ClassX. “The asynchronous design of the new K8 and the optimal performance of the built-in DMA makes it possible to produce very smooth, content-rich, multi-channel 4K/UHD graphics and media playout.”