Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX

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Bluefish444
Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX
Key Features
  • 4-Lane PCIe I/O Card
  • 4 x Bi-Directional 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI
  • 5th BNC for Genlock/SDI/ASI/AES/EBU/LTC
  • Copy Preview BNC Output
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The BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX is a PCIe I/O card with four bi-directional BNC connectors that accept 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. A fifth BNC supports multi-format input of bi/tri-level analog genlock, SDI, ASI, AES/EBU, and LTC, while an additional BNC provides a copy of the SDI output from BNC 2. The card supports up to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) 4:2:2 10-bit and accepts single link, dual link, and quad link formats. It features 12-bit internal processing, 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs, two RS-422 serial ports, and has 256MB of on-board memory. This model features connectivity for AES/EBU digital audio, analog audio, RS-422 control, and LTC input/output, which are all available via an included breakout cable.
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Bluefish444 Supernova Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2I/O Features
  • 3Supported 4K Formats
  • 4Other Key Features
  • 5General ASI Capabilities
  • 6ASI Input Capabilities
  • 7ASI Output Capabilities
  • 8Compatible with Popular Applications
  • 9Flexible SDK
  • 10Symmetry 3D and DI Software
  • 11Avid Compatibility
  • 12Adobe Creative Cloud Compatibility
  • 13ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Compatibility

The BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX is a PCIe I/O card with four bi-directional BNC connectors that accept 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI signals. A fifth BNC supports multi-format input of bi/tri-level analog genlock, SDI, ASI, AES/EBU, and LTC, while an additional BNC provides a copy of the SDI output from BNC 2. The card supports up to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) 4:2:2 10-bit and accepts single link, dual link, and quad link formats. It features 12-bit internal processing, 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs, two RS-422 serial ports, and has 256MB of on-board memory. This model features connectivity for AES/EBU digital audio, analog audio, RS-422 control, and LTC input/output, which are all available via an included breakout cable.

Included with the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX is BlueFish444's 3D and DI acquisition, review, and playback software for Windows called Symmetry. Symmetry captures Cineon, DPX, Targa, QuickTime, and AVI files and allows footage to be used on multiple applications across multiple platforms, eliminating the need to re-render between tools. Symmetry dispenses loss issues associated with color conversion by providing a choice of color spaces from 8-bit YUV up to 16 bit RGB. Features include 3D stereoscopic capture, side-by-side, 3D playback, and new format integration including 4K and 2K R3D RED files.

I/O Features

  • Four bi-directional 3G/HD/SD-SDI and ASI BNC connectors
  • One multi-format BNC input supports genlock, SDI, ASI, AES/EBU, and LTC
  • One BNC provides a copy of the SDI output from BNC 2
  • Master Routing Resource (MR2)
  • 12-bit 2K/HD/SD-SDI I/O
  • 12-bit internal processing
  • Single Link, Dual Link, and Quad Link formats supported
  • 1.1GB/s DMA for multiple streams of video I/O
  • 1.1GB/s DMA for full duplex I/O
  • 8 channels of AES/EBU for surround sound
  • 2 channels of RCA analog audio output (uses your computer's headphone/speaker jacks)
  • 16 channels of embedded audio
  • 4x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs
  • 2x GPIO input pins, opto-isolated
  • 2x GPIO output pins, opto-isolated
  • Input Stream integrity management (ISIM)

Supported 4K Formats

  • 4 x HD-SDI (maxes out at 4096x2160p30 4:2:2)
  • 2 x 3G-SDI Level B (maxes out at 4096x2160p30 4:2:2)
  • 4 x 3G-SDI Level A/B (maxes out at 4096x2160p30 4:2:2 10-bit or 4096x2160p24/25 8-bit with single card)
  • 8 x HD-SDI (maxes out at 4096x2160p30 4:4:4 10-bit, or 4096x2160p60 4:2:2 10-bit) (requires two Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ cards)

Other Key Features

  • 4-lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible); 7.28" length
  • 2x high performance, 3G bypass relays
  • Fully programmable 4 x 4 x 32-bit color matrix
  • 12-bit video signal path throughout
  • 3:2 pulldown support
  • Automatic cross-locking and intelligent output phasing across formats
  • Audio sample rate converters
  • Real time hardware overlay for internal keying
  • Built-in safe area, safe title, and letterbox generator
  • 256MB of on board memory

General ASI Capabilities

  • Full DVB/ASI support as per EN 50083-9
  • Ideal performance as per ETSI TR 101 891 V1.1.1 (2001-02)
  • Bypass relays operate on power failure
  • Programmable interrupt latency

ASI Input Capabilities

  • 188 and 204 byte packet auto-detection
  • Burst and non-burst packet auto-detection
  • Inverted bit-stream auto-detection and correction
  • Time-stamping of packets with genlockable clock
  • Bit-rate reporting
  • Automatic ASI/SDI detection
  • Huge receive packet buffer

ASI Output Capabilities

  • 188 and 204 byte packet generation
  • Burst and non-burst packet generation
  • Very high resolution output bit rate generator
  • Switchable low latency loop-thru path from input
  • Automatic time-stamp removal
  • Automatic packet underflow tracking and recovery
  • Ideal (zero) aperiodicity of output packets
  • ASI carrier can be genlocked or manually tuned
  • Huge transmit packet buffer

Compatible with Popular Applications

  • Bluefish444 Symmetry
  • Adobe Creative Studio
  • Apple Final Cut Studio 3
  • Assimilate Scratch
  • Drastic Technologies Quick Clip Pro
  • Drastic Technologies Media NXS
  • Autodesk Combustion
  • Eyeon Digital Fusion
  • Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • And more

Flexible SDK

Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX supports Windows API C++, DirectShow Filters API, Mac OS X QuickTime API, and Linux API. The Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX SDKs share a common API allowing developers to port from one platform to another with greater efficiency. An extensive set of samples and interfaces are available from BlueFish444 to facilitate integration with developer applications.

Symmetry 3D and DI Software

Symmetry is Bluefish444's 3D and DI acquisition, review, and playback software for Windows included free with the Epoch 4K Supernova. It captures Cineon, DPX, Targa, QuickTime, and AVI files, allowing the use of footage on multiple applications across multiple platforms, eliminating the need to re-render between tools. Symmetry dispenses loss issues associated with color conversion by providing a choice of color spaces from 8-bit YUV up to 16 bit RGB. Features include 3D stereoscopic capture, side-by-side, 3D playback, and new format integration including 2K and 4K R3D RED files.

Avid Compatibility

Avid has created the "Open IO" open plug-in architecture that enables the Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ EX to input and output full resolution SDI video using the Avid Media Composer family of software.

Adobe Creative Cloud Compatibility

Adobe has launched a new plug-in architecture called "Adobe Mercury Transmit" which, when combined with Epoch 4K Supernova, enables up to 4K, 60p playback of the industry's most widely used formats.

ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Compatibility

Bluefish444 has partnered with ASSIMILATE to develop a freely available 12 bit and 2K SDI plug-in to enable SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab users to preview their 2K and 3D stereoscopic workflows in 12 bit. Bluefish444 has also developed a freely available 3G-SDI 8/10 bit YUV/RGB 4K plug-in to SCRATCH & SCRATCH Lab.

Bluefish444 Supernova Specs

Interface4-Lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible)
Card Length7.28" (185 mm)
Input / Output4 x Bi-directional 3G/HD/SD-SDI, ASI (BNC)
1x Genlock & Multi-Format BNC: Supports bi-level and tri-level analog genlock, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, ASI, AES/EBU, and LTC
1 x Copy Preview BNC (copy of SDI output from BNC 2)

Using included breakout cable:
8 x AES ID3 audio input/outputs (unbalanced, BNC)
2 x Analog audio outputs (-10 dBu, unbalanced, RCA)
1 x RS-422
1 x Auxiliary genlock (BNC)
SDI CapabilitiesFull support for 12-bit, 4:4:4, 4:4:4:4, RGBA, YUVA
HANC I/ORP188 timecode
16 channels of embedded audio per SDI
Video payload ID
Custom packets
VBI / VANC I/OClosed captioning
3 line VITC
Custom packets
Pulldown Support3:2
GPIO2x input pins, opto-isolated;
2x output pins, opto-isolated
ISIMYes
RS-4221 x RS-422 on breakout cable
DMA Data Transfer Bandwidth1.1 GB/s full duplex DMA data transfer bandwidth
On Board Memory256 MB
Resolutions & Frame RatesSD/HD/2K
720 x 486i @ 59.94 NTSC
720 x 576i @ 50.00 PAL
1280 x 720p @ 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
1920 x 1080i @ 47.96 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
1920 x 1080PsF @ 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30
1920 x 1080p @ 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 47.96 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
2048 x 1080p @ 23.976 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 47.96 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
2048 x 1080i @ 47.96 / 48 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
2048 x 1556PsF @ 14.98 / 15 / 18.98 / 19

4K
4K DCI 4096 x 2160 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
4K UHD 3840 x 2160 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
Color Spaces SupportedSD/HD/2K
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit
Dual 4:2:2 YUV 8-bit
Dual YUV 4:2:2 YUV 10-bit
4:4:4 RGB 8-bit
4:4:4 RGB 10-bit
4:4:4 RGB 12-bit
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 8-bit
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 10-bit
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 12-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)

4K DCI (4096x2160) P/PsF @ 23.976, 24 fps
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit
Dual 4:2:2 YUV 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Dual YUV 4:2:2 YUV 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:4:4 RGB 8-bit
4:4:4 RGB 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)

4K UHD (3840x2160) P/PsF @ 25, 29.97, 30 fps
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit
Dual 4:2:2 YUV 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Dual YUV 4:2:2 YUV 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:4:4 RGB 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:4:4 RGB 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)

4K DCI (4096x2160) P/PsF @ 25, 29.97, 30 fps
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit
Dual 4:2:2 YUV 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Dual YUV 4:2:2 YUV 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:4:4 RGB 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:4:4 RGB 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Stereo 4:4:4 RGB 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)

4K DCI (4096x2160) P @ 50, 59.94, 60 fps
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)

4K UHD (3840x2160) P @ 50, 59.94, 60 fps
4:2:2 YUV 8-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
4:2:2 YUV 10-bit (2x Epoch | 4K Supernova or Supernova S+ required)
Supported Pixel Formats2VUY, YUVS, BV8, V210, AYUV _ 4224, AYUV _ 4444, YV12, I420
ARGB, BGRA, RGB24, Cineon, DPX, RGB48
Custom using flexible hardware pixel format engine
Supported APIsWindows API C++, DirectShow Filters API, Mac OS X API C++, Linux API, Video4Linux 2 API
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.4 x 5.5 x 2.5"
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