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Bluefish444 Epoch 4K SuperNova S+

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The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, the world’s first 4K capable SDI video card with bi-directional BNC’s providing both 4K capture and 4K playback. Each bi-directional video connector on the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is capable of 3G/2K/HD/SD video I/O bringing unrivalled flexibility and power to your video application.

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Bluefish444 Epoch 4K SuperNova S+

ACHIEVE MULTIPLE, SIMULTANEOUS WORKFLOWS WITH THE FLEXIBILITY OF EPOCH | 4K SUPERNOVA S+.


“The Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ gave Local Hero the full 10-bit 4K resolution through Quad Link 3G-SDI that their 2K workflow was lacking. Bluefish444 have worked with Adobe for many years, with their entire Epoch line fully compatible with all Adobe’s professional video and audio software.

With Bluefish444, not only could Local Hero use their Adobe’s software package, they could also use their preferred IMF package (MXF) for mastering and utilise a 4K reference monitor supported by Bluefish444 SDI hardware. This ensured that their deliverable would exceed all specifications and requirements, and that with the benefit of Bluefish444’s 12-bit processing engine, the image they were seeing on-screen would match pixel for pixel to what it should be.

With more and more productions moving to 4K, Local Hero have fully integrated the Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ into their regular DI process.” (FULL ARTICLE)


Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Supernova S+ Introduction

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Dare to go where no other card has gone before! The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+, the world’s first 4K capable SDI video card with bi-directional BNC’s providing both 4K capture and 4K playback. Each bi-directional video connector on the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is capable of 3G/2K/HD/SD video I/O bringing unrivalled flexibility and power to your video application.

Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Supernova S+ Form Factor

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ & Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ provides a powerful SDI video and audio IO solution with four bi-directional 3G/2K/HD/SD video connectors, a fifth BNC for SDI monitoring and a dedicated sixth genlock BNC.

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX includes 7.1 surround sound AES/EBU digital audio IO, Analogue audio monitoring, LTC time-code IO and RS-422 machine control.

EPOCH | 4K SUPERNOVA S+ FEATURES

Epoch | 4K Supernova can capture or play out 4K UHD SDI video.

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Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ TURBO
SD 4 4 8
HD 1.5G 4 4 8
3G (A+B) 4* 4* 8*
Dual Link 1.5G
(4:2:2:4/4:4:4:4)
YES YES YES
Dual Link 3G (A+B) YES YES YES
Quad Link 1.5G YES YES YES
Quad Link 3G (A+B) YES* YES* YES
Dedicated Genlock YES YES YES
Hardware Keyer YES YES YES
Colour Space Converter YES YES YES
Customizable Pixel Formats YES YES YES
2/3 Length PCIe YES YES YES
5th BNC SDI Copy / BF Lock YES YES YES
Additional Shield Adds
Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ TURBO
AES/EBU Audio Input 8CH (BNC) NO YES YES
AES/EBU Audio Output 8CH (BNC) NO YES YES
Analogue Audio Output 2CH (RCA) NO YES YES
RS-422 Machine Control NO YES YES
LCT IN/OUT BNC NO YES YES

Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Supernova S+ Bidirectional

Independent bi-directional I/Os deliver unparalleled flexibility

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ provides flexibility and performance like no other with four industry standard BNC video connectors each allowing 3G/HD/SD SDI input or output a fifth BNC for SDI monitoring and a dedicated sixth genlock BNC. With bidirectional connectivity built-in, you choose whether you want the BNC’s to be either input, output, 4K, 2K, HD or SD and in 2K/HD/SD video modes, each BNC connector can be any frame rate frequency of your choosing.

Maintaining a 12-bit processing pipeline

A 12-bit image processing pipeline is standard on Epoch | 4K Supernova S+. This feature allows 8, 10 & 12-bit SDI video signals to be produced from 8, 10, 12 & 16-bit pixel formats providing the highest image quality available from your source material. A 12-bit image pipe means that 4096 discrete values of red, green & blue are maintained per pixel; that’s 64 times the colour precision of a traditional 10-bit processing pipeline!

Maintaining the highest quality RGB <=> YUV

Colour space conversion image processing includes a fully programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit colour matrix providing the highest quality colour space conversions that are a standard requirement in professional video workflows. The fully programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit colour matrix reduces colour space conversion errors and ensures the highest quality colour accuracy during capture, monitoring and mastering.

Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatibility

Popular PCI Express and Thunderbolt expansion chassis are designed to be light and portable. The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is compatible with all full length PCIe devices from a single slot right through to much larger multi-slot devices.

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Maximum Connectivity

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ features 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI video and audio, a fifth BNC for SDI monitoring / BF Lock and a dedicated sixth genlock BNC.

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX includes the extra following connectivity;

  • RS422 machine control for control of VTR’s and other serial controlled devices.
  • 8 channels of AES EBU audio input and output for 7.1 surround sound monitoring. Capture and playout digital audio signals in crystal clear quality.
  • 2 channels of Analogue audio for quick and simple high quality audio monitoring.
  • LTC Time-code input and output.

Hardware Colour Corrector

When the Bluefish444 programmable matrix is combined with the onboard 1D LUTs it provides a powerful primary hardware colour corrector. 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs gives maximum control over lift, gamma and gain prior to monitoring or mastering your precious video assets.

Cross platform support with Industry leading 3rd party software

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ leverages a decade of Bluefish444 software development. It is compatible with industry leading software developed by Bluefish444 and by 3rd party developers using our Windows, Linux and macOS software development kit. Strong partnerships with companies like Adobe, AVID, ASSIMILATE, NVIDIA, AMD and many more allow Bluefish444 to deliver hardware, drivers and software plug-ins for the creative industry.

Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron Cross Platform

FREE Multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore

Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all Epoch | Neutron I/O cards. IngeSTore allows capture of up to 4 channels of video with independent format SDI sources simultaneously. Capture to QuickTime, AVI and DVCPRO50/HD codecs for free, with additional codecs available via licencing. Learn more about Bluefish444 IngeSTore


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