Bluefish444 Introduces Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ at IBC 2013

(Melbourne, Australia--September 11, 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.

About Bluefish444:
Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.

Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.

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