Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ Video Card At IBC 2013

Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, introduced and announced the immediate availability of the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ video card at IBC 2013.

The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ has 4 bi-directional BNC connectors, each supporting Level A or B 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI or DVB/ASI as input or output in various combinations. A 5th input BNC connector supports bi-level or tri-level genlock, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DVB/ASI, AES3ID or LTC.

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ contains all the features and benefits of Bluefish444’s flagship Epoch | 4K Supernova model, plus the following extra features:

  • Two thirds length PCIe specification at 185mm length ensuring broader compatibility with a wide range of shortened video servers
  • Sixth BNC connector to HD SDI preview an SDI output
  • Option for Linear Time Code I/O via a second PCIe shield.

These features make Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ perfect for 4K SDI I/O or 3D 4:4:4 film workflows, 3D graphics, virtual sets and ingest & playout server applications.

Like the rest of the Epoch product range, Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is a modular design allowing customers to add extra functionality to meet their requirements. Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ can be loaded with a Jetstream module for pristine hardware up, down and cross conversion between 2K/HD/SD SDI.

The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ comes bundled with a range of free software plug ins on the Windows platform including Adobe Creative Cloud, Avid Media Composer®, Assimilate SCRATCH & SCRATCH LAB and Drastic Technologies Media. The widely adopted Bluefish444 Symmetry DI & 3D I/O software is bundled free together with optional Bluefish444 Fluid software modules for 4K Preview, DNxHD ingest/encode, virtual VTR and H264 encoding.

“Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ offers OEM developers unlimited choice in how they configure their turnkey solutions via the use of the four bi-directional and independent BNC connectors,” states Craige Mott, Managing Director. “Workflows ranging from 4K 60p SDI preview to multi independent channel SDI ingest & simultaneous playout are possible with the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ offering OEM developers and system integrators the ultimate high end development platform.”’

The Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is backwards compatible with the existing Bluefish444 SDK’s for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ is immediately available from Bluefish444 authorized OEMs and resellers worldwide For $USD 3,995.





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