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Bluefish444 Developer Cards Epoch 4K Supernova

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Epoch | 4K Supernova designed with developers in mind




Epoch | 4K Supernova offers developers complete flexibility to choose between BNC connectors. With bi-directional connectivity built in, developers choose whether they want the BNC connectors to be either input, output, 4K, 3G, 2K, HD or SD SDI. Synchronise multiple cards, reduce hardware costs and increase your I/O capabilities. Epoch | 4K Supernova gives developers more choice and flexibility than ever before.



Major features at a glance


 Epoch | 4K Supernova
PCIe form-factor Full-length, Full-height PCIe
4 independent video channels YES
1.5G HD-SDI YES
3G-SDI YES
Full Duplex DMA YES
4:4:4:4 SDI YES
4:2:2:4 SDI YES
GPU Direct YES
AMD SDI Link YES
Thunderbolt 2/3 Compatible YES


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Achieve Advanced 4K Workflows


Synchronising two Epoch | 4K Supernova will create the performance required for capture and playback of 4K UHD 3G SDI up to 60 fps with no change to system configuration or cabling.


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Quality, Reliability, Flexibility, Lowest Latency & Failsafes


Epoch | 4K Supernova provides unsurpassed image quality with a 12-bit processing pipeline for all 8/10/12 bit video modes. The hardware design and cross platform SDK have evolved from 10+ years of continuous development making it extraordinarily reliable. An MR2 routing resource alongside a customizable full duplex asynchronous DMA engine deliver unrivalled developer flexibility.

The Epoch | 4K Supernova has by design the world's lowest latency providing access to captured video frames with the shortest possible delay. A FIFO mode to protect against dropped frames, bypass relays and a watchdog timer allow developers to plan for the unexpected and ensure that the show does go on.


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Optional Connectivity with Epoch | 4K Supernova EX


Epoch | 4K Supernova features four bi-directional 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI video and audio I/O’s and genlock input. Epoch | 4K Supernova EX includes 7.1 surround sound AES/EBU audio I/O, Analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS-422.

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Flexible, Cross Platform SDK


The Bluefish444 Windows, Linux and macOS SDK’s share a common API allowing developers to port from one platform to another with greater ease and efficiency. Other common development interfaces are available including Direct Show, Video 4 Linux 2 and Medialooks MPlatform.

Epoch | 4K Supernova comes with a free SDK and free integration support.


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FREE Multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore


Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all Epoch | 4K Supernova 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.


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


4K/2K SDI I/O Features




 12/10/8-BIT YUV10/8-BIT 3D YUV10/8-BIT RGB12-BIT RGB
4K UHD 23, 24, 25FPS YES NO YES* NO
4K UHD 29, 30FPS YES NO NO NO
2K HD 23, 24, 25, 29, 30FPS YES YES YES YES
2K HD 48, 50, 59, 60FPS YES YES NA NA


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Independent bi-directional I/Os deliver unparalleled flexibility


Epoch | 4K Supernova provides flexibility and performance with four industry standard BNC video connectors each allowing 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI input or output. With bidirectional connectivity built-in, developers choose whether they want the BNC’s to be 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.




Compare Features



 Epoch | 4K SupernovaEpoch | 4K Supernova EXEpoch | 4K Supernova x2
SD-SDI 4 4 8
1.5G HD-SDI 4 4 8
3G-SDI (Level A+B) 4* 4* 8*
Dual Link 1.5G
(4:2:2:4/4:4:4:4)
YES YES YES
Dual Link 3G (Level A+B) YES YES YES
Quad Link 1.5G YES YES YES
Quad Link 3G (Level A+B) YES* YES* YES*
Low-latency Hardware Keyer YES YES YES
Colour Space Converter YES YES YES
Customisable Pixel Formats YES YES YES
Dedicate Genlock BNC YES YES YES
Thunderbolt 2/3 Compatible YES YES YES
Breakout Cable
8 x AES Audio I/O
2 x Analogue Audio Monitoring
RS-422
Auxiliary Genlock
NO YES YES
16-bit Half Float Pixel Format YES YES YES
Interlocking Genlock YES YES YES
Bypass Relays YES YES YES
Full Duplex DMA YES YES YES
VBI, HANC & VANC YES YES YES
Embedded Audio YES YES YES
NVIDIA GPU Direct YES YES YES
AMD Direct GMA YES YES YES
Range of Firmware Options YES YES YES


Additional Shield Adds
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX Epoch | 4K Supernova x2
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
LTC I/O BNC NO YES YES
RS-422 Machine Control NO YES YES


Optional Connectivity

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Epoch | 4K Supernova features 4 bi-directional 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI video and audio I/O’s and a dedicated 5th genlock BNC. Epoch | 4K Supernova EX includes 7.1 surround sound AES/EBU audio I/O, Analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS-422.



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Part NumberProductDescription
EB3004A Epoch | 4K Supernova Full Height with 4 BNC and Genlock BNC
EB3004ARL Epoch | 4K Supernova EX Standard Card + AES Audio I/O / Analogue Audio Out / RS-422 Control / LTC I/O


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Low Latency Video Keyer


The Epoch | 4K Supernova has a low latency hardware video keyer allowing video layers to be combined in hardware with microseconds of delay. This feature allows animated logo’s captions, ticker tapes, etc. to be keyed over live video feeds at full 12-bit precision and with minimum input to output delay. The hardware keyer can also function as an image pre-multiplier to assist in previewing images and alpha data.


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DMA Features
The Industry's Lowest Latency IO, by design


The Epoch | 4K Supernova has by design the world's lowest latency providing access to captured fields or frames to onboard card memory even before the whole field or frame is complete, thereby reducing the latency to sub one field or frame. During a capture or playout each process can occur at less than or equal to 1 field for interlaced modes and less than one frame for progressive modes.


Low latency framestores


The Epoch | 4K Supernova firmware and driver architecture provides I/O framestores with predictable and short propagation delays enabling the lowest possible latency through the card. The Bluefish444 SDK supports sub-field interrupts enabling access to the video field or frame even before the video field/frame has been fully captured. This low level access to video and audio data provides maximum control over video and audio synchronisation


FIFO mode protection


The Epoch | 4K Supernova firmware and driver architecture supports a FIFO mode that can be utilised for buffering I/O framestores ensuring that no field/frame will ever be dropped. The FIFO architecture can be used to increase or decrease the IO latency to a fixed value.


Full Duplex Asynchronous DMA engine


Epoch | 4K Supernova developers have full control over the heavily optimised DMA engine via the Bluefish444 SDK. The DMA engine supports full duplex transfers to and from each of Epoch | 4K Supernova’s four video channels at the maximum available PCIe bandwidth.

The DMA engine can independently transfer video and ancillary data and has a selective DMA feature for the transfer of customisable portions of a video field or frame. This is especially useful when dealing with individual HD quadrants that make up a 4K video buffer.


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Complete access to ANCILLARY Data


Epoch | 4K Supernova allows full read and write access to the VBI for Standard Definition video signals. In High Definition signal read and write access is available for HANC and VANC data allowing AFD, KLV, closed caption data and more.


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The Industry’s lowest jitter, by design


Building on 10+ years of Bluefish444 innovative hardware development, Epoch | 4K Supernova’s jitter circuit design surpasses the industry’s minimum standard for jitter and eye pattern measurements by almost twice the permitted tolerance.


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High quality 3G/HD bypass relays


Epoch | 4K Supernova offers the highest quality 3G/HD/SD bypass relays allowing critical On-Air systems to manage system failures, power outages, and other unforeseeable circumstances that can be encountered in the world of live broadcast systems.


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MR2 Master Routing Resource


The MR2, Master Routing Resource, within Epoch | 4K Supernova enables a user to flexibly configure main and preview outputs to suit individual workflows. The Master Routing Resource acts like a telephone exchange for super connectivity. Allowing video from SDI or host workstation to be routed to any or all of the Epoch | 4K Supernova’s outputs simultaneously.


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Maintaining a 12-bit processing pipeline


A 12-bit image processing pipeline is standard within Epoch | 4K Supernova. This 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!


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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.


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Primary Hardware Colour Corrector


When the Epoch | 4K Supernova 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.


Bluefish444

Achieve Advanced 4K Workflows


Synchronising two Epoch | 4K Supernova will create the performance required for capture and playback of 4K UHD 3G SDI up to 60 FPS with no change to system configuration or cabling


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Single system multi-card support


The Bluefish444 SDK provides unrestricted synchronisation of multiple Epoch | 4K Supernova video cards per system with some developers using up to 5 cards per server to deliver 20 channels of SDI in a single box.


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Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatibility


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

For the full list of qualified 3rd party chassis visit Bluefish444 Certified Solutions page.


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Access a Unified API across Windows, Linux & macOS


The Bluefish444 cross platform SDK provides rapid distribution across multiple platforms including Windows, LInux, and macOS and delivers a unified driver for all models of Bluefish444 hardware.

Epoch | 4K Supernova is compatible with DirectShow filters, the Medialooks MPlatform SDK for Windows and V4L2 offering advanced features like multi-channel, multi-card and 4K UHD I/O.

Epoch | 4K Supernova supports AMD DirectGMA and NVIDIA GpuDirect in order to reduce memory bandwidth and latency for processing video data on the GPU




Cross platform support with Industry leading 3rd party software

Epoch | 4K Supernova 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.



Product Dimensions



PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
Width 120mm 120mm
Length 395mm 395mm
Internal Clearance (L) 334mm 334mm
Height 1 PCIe Slot 2 PCIe Slot
Weight 320g 400g


Product Specifications

VIDEO IO
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
SDI VIDEO    
SD SMPTE 295M 4 4
HD 1.5G SMPTE 292M 4 4
3G (Level A+B) SMPTE 424M 4* 4*
Dual Link 1.5G SMPTE 372M YES YES
Dual Link 3G YES YES
Quad Link 1.5G SMPTE 2036-1 YES YES
Quad Link 3G SMPTE 2036-1 YES YES
Maximum Video Channels 4 4
12/10/8-bit 4:4:4:4 SDI YES YES
12/10/8-bit 4:2:2:4 SDI YES YES
GENLOCK    
Bi-Level/Tri-Level Genlock (Dedicated BNC) YES YES
Bi-Level/Tri-Level Genlock Auxillary (Via Breakout Cable) NO YES


ANCILLARY
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
HANC    
RP 188 Timecode YES YES
16 Channels of Embedded Audio per SDI YES YES
Video Payload ID YES YES
Custom Packets YES YES
VANC    
Closed Captioning YES YES
3 Line VITC YES YES
Custom Packets YES YES


AUDIO I/O
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
AUDIO SIGNALS    
16 channels of Embedded Audio Input per SDI YES YES
8 Channels of AES ID3 Input (Unbalanced, BNC) NO YES
16 channels of Embedded Audio Output per SDI YES YES
8 Channels of AES ID3 Output (Unbalanced, BNC) NO YES
2 channels -10DBU Analogue Output(unbalanced, RCA) NO YES
Dolby Digital Pass-through SDI YES YES


HARDWARE
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
MAJOR HARDWARE FEATURES    
High Performance, 3G Bypass Relays YES YES
Fully Programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit Colour Matrix YES YES
12-bit video signal path throughout YES YES
Automatic Cross-Locking and intelligent output phasing across formats YES YES
Audio sample rate converters YES YES
(MR2) Master Routing Resource YES YES
ISIM (Input Stream Integrity Management) YES YES
4-lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible) YES YES
Full Duplex DMA data transfer bandwidth 1.1GB/s YES YES
256MB On Board Memory YES YES
Hardware Keyer YES YES
LTC I/O BNC NO YES
RS-422 Serial Port (Via Breakout Cable) NO YES


VIDEO FORMATS
  Epoch | 4K Supernova Epoch | 4K Supernova EX
SUPPORTED YUV SDI VIDEO FORMATS    
(2K) 2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(2K) 2048 x 1080P/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1280 x 720p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(SD) 720 x 576i @ 25FPS PAL YES YES
(SD) 720 x 486i @ 29.97FPS NTSC YES YES
SUPPORTED RGB SDI VIDEO MODES    
(2K) 2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(SD) 720 x 576i @ 25FPS PAL YES YES
(SD) 720 x 486i @ 29.97FPS NTSC YES YES
SUPPORTED HSDL SDI VIDEO MODES    
(2K) 2048 x 1556 @ 14.98, 15FPS YES YES
SUPPORTED 4K YUV SDI VIDEO MODES    
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES
YES
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS NO NO
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES
YES
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS NO NO
SUPPORTED 4K RGB SDI VIDEO MODES    
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES* YES*
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES* YES*
SUPPORTED PIXEL FORMATS    
2VUY, YUVS, BV8, V210, AYUV_4224, AYUV_4444, YV12, I420 YES YES
ARGB, BGRA, RGB24, Cineon, DPX, RGB48 YES YES
Custom using flexible hardware pixel format engine YES YES


With four bi-directional SDI I/O, Epoch | 4K Supernova can be used in a variety of capture or playout workflows requiring 4K UHD SDI or multi-channel independent 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI I/O.

Bluefish444 have strong partnerships with industry leading software and hardware vendors like AMD, NVIDIA, HP, Dell, Sonnet, Magma, Drastic Technologies and many more. Our partnerships enable developers to use Epoch | 4K Supernova in a variety of different industry SDI workflows, some of which are outlined below.

Bluefish444 solutions are used in countless industries globally and relied upon to provide advanced SDI video IO in complex workflows. Epoch | 4K Supernova delivers on the most demanding 4K UHD and multi channel I/O workflows whatever your industry sector.



Broadcast Graphics


Epoch | 4K Supernova has been globally integrated into a variety of live broadcast graphic workflows including;- virtual sets, character generators, sub titling and clip players. In live broadcast there are a number of critical requirements all of which Epoch | 4K Supernova set the benchmark for; Quality, Reliability, Flexibility, Low Latency, Failsafes.

Bluefish444 support for Nvidia GPU Direct and AMD DirectGMA ensure that broadcast developers get the lowest latency performance from their product via our compatibility with the best available range of GPU’s for broadcast graphics.

Epoch | 4K Supernova broadcast graphics integration with:-




Post-Production


Developers in editorial, colour correcting, finishing and visual effects post-production workflows rely on Bluefish444 SDI I/O to maximise quality and productivity. Integrating the highest quality 12/10-bit SDI into content creation tools allows productions to take on the look that everyone is searching for.

Epoch | 4K Supernova provides unrivaled quality, flexibility and reliability for post-production workflows delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI video I/O. With a 12-bit processing pipeline the Epoch | 4K Supernova delivers the highest quality 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV SDI I/O.

Epoch | 4K Supernova Ex adds surround sound AES/EBU audio I/O, Analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O and RS-422 machine control.

Epoch 4K Supernova post-production integration with;




Video Streaming


Epoch | 4K Supernova is the perfect companion for streaming developers that require SDI I/O. Multi-channel 3G/1.5G SDI ingest, 4K SDI ingest, independent video modes per channel, world class reliability, multi card support and extremely low latency are key features of streaming workflows and available in Epoch | 4K Supernova. Epoch | 4K Supernova Ex add surround sound AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O, and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Supernova video streaming integration with;




Production


Developers rely on Bluefish444 SDI I/O in the production of live broadcast, film, and episodic television globally.

Epoch | 4K Supernova provides unrivaled flexibility when integrated into production solutions delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI video I/O. Multi-channel 3G/1.5G SDI fill & key I/O, 4K SDI I/O, independent video modes per channel, multi card support, full duplex DMA, broadcast failsafes and extremely low latency are key features required in production workflows and available in Epoch | 4K Supernova.

With a 12-bit processing pipeline developers utilise the highest quality 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV SDI I/O for production. Epoch | 4K Supernova Ex adds surround sound AES/EBU audio I/O, Analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Supernova production integration with;




Mobile Production


Epoch | 4K Supernova has been rigorously tested with 3rd party Thunderbolt 2 enabled expansion chassis. The combination of either single or multi-card Epoch | 4K Supernova with other PCIe cards like RAID controllers consolidates multiple PCIe solutions into a single enclosure. Solutions from Sonnet, Magma, and Netstor are qualified by Bluefish444 and can provide unique advantages over stand alone Thunderbolt devices.

Epoch | 4K Supernova mobile production integration;




Digital Intermediate


Bluefish444 is synonymous with Digital Intermediate SDI IO workflows. Bluefish444 was an early adopter of RGB 12/10-bit workflows for telecine and film transfer with Bluefish444’s Symmetry software. Epoch | 4K Supernova is the highest quality RGB/YUV SDI video card for single or multi-channel capture and playback from many Digital Intermediate software platforms.

Epoch | 4K Supernova D.I integration with;




QC and Compliance Monitoring


Bluefish444 hardware and software are built to exacting standards which makes Epoch | 4K Supernova ideal for quality control environments and compliance monitoring of 4K/3G/1.5G and SD SDI signals. With the ability to send and receive the full gamut signal types and video modes the Epoch | 4K Supernova is the right choice for QC and compliance monitoring software and turnkey products.

Epoch | 4K Supernova QC and Compliance monitoring integration with;




Acquisition


If your requirement is 4K or multi channel 3G/HD/SD acquisition, the Epoch | 4K Supernova feature set caters for all SDI ingest workflows.

Epoch | 4K Supernova provides unrivalled flexibility for acquisition developers delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD video ingest. Multi-channel input, multi card support, independent video modes per channel, fill & key inputs, full duplex DMA, world class reliability and extremely low latency are key acquisition features required by acquisition developers.

Epoch | 4K Supernova Ex adds surround sound AES/EBU audio, Analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O, and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Supernova acquisition integration with;




Playout


If your requirement is 4K or multi channel 3G/HD/SD playout, the Epoch | 4K Supernova feature set caters for all SDI playout workflows.

Epoch | 4K Supernova provides unrivaled flexibility for playout developers delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI video playout. Multi-channel playout, multi card support, independent video modes per channel, fill & key outputs, full duplex DMA, world class reliability and extremely low latency are key playout features required by developers.

Epoch | 4K Supernova Ex adds surround sound AES/EBU audio, Analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Supernova playout integration with;






Bluefish444 have developed a unified cross platform Software Development Kit designed by software developers for software developers, who wish to integrate Epoch | 4K Supernova into their solutions. The BlueVelvetC API enables programmers to write the Bluefish444 SDK code once and then deploy to other operating systems without any changes to their code.

The Bluefish444 SDK provides a simple, consistent and extensible interface to all Bluefish444 hardware products. It provides a number of useful abstractions and interfaces designed to relieve the developer of direct hardware involvement freeing them to concentrate on developing.



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SDK


The Bluefish444 SDK can be used with Visual Studio, .Net, Delphi, gcc, mingw, Xcode and offers/supports the following APIs:

  • pure C API (BlueVelvetC), Windows/Linux/Mac
  • C++ class (BlueVelvet), Windows/Linux
  • COM (BlueVelvetCom), Windows
  • DirectShow, Windows
  • AMD DirectGMA access, Windows
  • NVIDIA GpuDirect access, Windows
  • V4L2, Linux


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DirectShow


Bluefish444 provides video and audio source and render filters that support a range of features such as:

  • Hardware based reference clock
  • 4K UHD/2K/HD/SD
  • Independant video modes per channel
  • All available SDI Input sources
  • All available SDI Output sources
  • 16/24/32 bit audio samples
  • 16 channels embedded audio
  • 8 channels AES


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Video 4 Linux 2


Bluefish444 provides video support with V4L2 with a range of features such as:

  • 4K UHD/2K/HD/SD
  • Independant video modes per channel
  • All available SDI Input sources
  • All available SDI Output sources


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AMD DirectGMA For Video


Creative professionals rely on powerful workstation solutions that offer outstanding graphics and computational performance to get high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) video into the system for image processing on the GPU, and to play out the results as close to real-time as possible. AMD via AMD FirePro™ professional graphics worked closely with Bluefish444 to develop DirectGMA, a technology that reduces latency in live/on-air broadcast graphics workflows and provides the necessary system bandwidth for demanding 4K and 5K digital cinema applications.


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NVIDIA GpuDirect For Video


NVIDIA® GPUDirect for Video technology allows Bluefish444 hardware to communicate directly with NVIDIA GPUs. By taking advantage of this new API the historical issues of introducing too much delay or latency are gone. With NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video, devices are fully synchronized and the CPU doesn’t waste cycles copying data between device drivers. This flexible API gives full control to Bluefish444 hardware developers to stream video to and from the GPU at Sub-Frame transfer times.


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Medialooks


Bluefish444 is a technology partner with Media Looks who have an extensive set of developer video libraries reducing product development time.

The Media Looks MPlatform SDK makes it easy to create professional playout, streaming, vision mixing and ingest software with low-latency I/O integration for Epoch | 4K Supernova.

Included in the MPlatform SDK is:-


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Bluefish444 Software


Epoch | 4K Supernova is fully compatible with free to download software developed by Bluefish444 including the traditional Digital Intermediate application Symmetry and the multi-channel capture application ingeSTore.




3rd Party Software



Bluefish444 develop support for popular 3rd party software providing plug-ins and integration into some of the world's most popular content creation tools on both Windows and macOS operating systems. Epoch | 4K Supernova is compatible with;



The Epoch | 4K Supernova can be integrated into a number of Thunderbolt PCIe enclosures, a complete list of supported device can be found on our support site.


Sonnet


Sonnet Echo Express SE III-D


Epoch | 4K Supernova can be installed in the SE III-D Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for an up to three PCIe card solution with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. The three PCIe slots can be populated with multiple Epoch | 4K Supernova cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe based hardware such as a RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drive.



Sonnet Echo Express SE III-R


Epoch | 4K Supernova can be installed in the SE III-R Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for an up to three PCIe card rack mount solution with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. The three PCIe slots can be installed with multiple Epoch | 4K Supernova cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe based hardware such as a RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drive.


OIne Stop Systems Magma


One Stop Systems Magma Express box 3T


Epoch | 4K Supernova can be integrated into the Express box 3T Thunderbolt 2 enclosure where up to three PCIe cards can be installed. Multiple Epoch | 4K Supernova cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe devices can be installed, such as an external RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drives.


Netstor


Netstor NA211TB


Epoch | 4K Supernova can be integrated in the NA211TB Thunderbolt 2 enclosure where up to three PCIe cards can be installed. Multiple Epoch | 4K Supernova cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe devices such as an external RAID controller can be fitted.