Barco S3 Tri-combo 4K Event Master Processor

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Unmatched Performance

Barco’s state-of-the-art image processing technology is renowned for its exceptional 4K image quality, best-in-class scaling and ultra-low processing latency.

Featuring 14 inputs, 14 outputs, the S3 Tri-combo adds more capacity with Tri-combo input and output cards supporting up to 4K60p on a single cable. Under the hood it boasts the same processing performance, image quality, flexibility and durability as the S3-4K, the only difference being more Input and output capacity.

In short: all the tools you need to create a stunning live event experience, in a single compact and roadworthy housing.

Powerful features, easy operation

  • Interlinking of S3-4K chassis allows expansion of inputs, outputs or layers
  • Easy step-by-step set-up with the cross-platform Event Master Toolset
  • Serviceable in the field and ready for future signal interfaces
  • Dual, redundant power supplies for maximum peace of mind
  • Widescreen blending support
  • Native 4K input and output supported
  • Compact and modular design
Data Sheet
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Model NGS-3U
Live effects canvas Up to 20 megapixels in PVW/PGM or 40 megapixels in PGM only mode
Video inputs
  • 14 HD inputs via 3 input cards (HDMI/DP combo 4 inputs, Tri-combo 6 inputs per card)
  • Up to 4x 4K inputs – (HDMI/DP combo 1x 4K@60p, Tri-Combo 2x 4K@60p per card)
  • 4x SD/HD/3G/6G/12G SDI connectors (Tri-Combo card)
  • 4x HDMI 1.4a (297 MHz max)
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 (Tri-Combo card)
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2 (Tri-Combo card)
  • 4x DisplayPort 1.1 (300 MHz max)
Video outputs
  • 14 HD outputs via 3 output cards
  • Up to 4x 4K outputs – HDMI output card supports 1x 4K60p, Tri-combo supports 2x 4K60p or 6x HD
  • TriCombo output card supports 4x SD/HD/3G/6G/12G, 1x HDMI 2.0, and 1x DisplayPort 1.2 connectors
  • 4x HDMI 1.4a (297 MHz max)
  • 2x HDMI 1.4a for Multiviewer (297 MHz max)
  • 4x HDMI 1.4a when used as standard output card
Genlock Analog reference input/loop on BNC connectors; bi-level and blackburst at SD and tri-level at HDwbr /> S3D Sync: 4x input Din connector, 2x output Din connector
Program Output Up to 14 program configurable as single screens or tiled/blended widescreens (preview and Multi-Viewer not available in all configurations)
Configurable for up to 14x 2048X1200@60 or up to 4x 4096×2400@60
Independent edge blending/feathering control for all four sides
Scaled Aux Output User definable for up to 14x 2048×1200@60 to 4x 4K@60
All outputs can be defined as Aux destinations for a total of 12 Aux outputs
Output color correction
  • Native resolution background mixer per output screen
  • Independent layer transitions or full Preview/Program transition
  • Flexible layer allocation – 4 mixable or 8 single scalable PIP/key layers assignable to any Program output screens
Still Stores Up to 100 HD or 25 UHD, depending on the import file size.
Layer Effects
  • Borders (hard, soft, halo) and drop shadows
  • Color effects
  • Strobe, H&V flip
  • Luma, chroma and Cut/Fill keys (not all modes support keying)
  • PIP moves via Keyframes
  • Flexible user-definable layouts
  • Monitor all Inputs and Outputs, including Preview and Aux
  • Two outputs
  • Dedicated hardware same as E2 Event Master Processor
Expandability Easily expandable for larger display applications via proprietary links
Link units to increase available Inputs and Outputs for larger tiled/blended widescreen applications
Expansion via simple linking to: 1x E2 or 4x EX chassis, or up to 7 more S3-4K chassis
S3-4K ships with the ability to link 8 chassis for expansion
HDCP HDCP compliance determined by installed cards
  • Event Master screen management software for PC or MAC
  • Event Master Controllers
  • WebUI
  • Ethernet RJ-45, 1000/100/10 Mbps autosense
  • Field-Serviceable I/O and processing cards (not hot-swappable)
  • Hot swappable dual-redundant power supplies
Noise Level Max 51.3 dB avg. Fans at 100%
Fan speed is software managed based on operating temperature
Reference ISO 7779