Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Dedicated Reference Connector

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Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Dedicated Reference Connector
Key Features
  • Full-Height, 1/2-Length 4-Lane PCIe Card
  • 3 x 3G-SDI I/O + HDMI Monitoring Output
  • Up to DCI/UHD 4K/30 Resolution
  • 12-Bit Processing and Superlow Latency
The Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron with Dedicated Reference Connector features three bidirectional 3G/HD/SD-SDI connectors supporting up to DCI/UHD 4K/30 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame. The card has an HDMI monitoring output and a reference BNC connector. Additionally, one of the three main SDI connectors can be set up as a reference input instead of a video signal input/output.
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Bluefish444 Neutron Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Operating Modes
  • 4Low Latency
  • 5Low-Latency Video Keyer
  • 612-Bit Processing Pipeline
  • 7RGB/YUV
  • 8Thunderbolt Expansion Compatibility
  • 9Pixel Formats
  • 10IngeSTore Multichannel Capture Tool (Included)
  • 11Software Compatibility

The Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron with Dedicated Reference Connector features three bidirectional 3G/HD/SD-SDI connectors supporting up to DCI/UHD 4K/30 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame. The card has an HDMI monitoring output and a reference BNC connector. Additionally, one of the three main SDI connectors can be set up as a reference input instead of a video signal input/output.

The 4K Neutron is an internal full-height, half-length 4-lane PCIe card compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, but it can also be installed in optional Thunderbolt enclosures from Sonnet and other brands for alternate multimedia workflow options, including integration with a second PCIe card, such as a PCIe-based SSD drive or RAID controller. Included with the card is a free download of the Bluefish444 IngeSTore acquisition software and Bluefish444 cross-platform SDK.

Other features of the card include embedded audio support, high-performance bypass relays, 4 x 4 x 33-bit color matrix, 12-bit video signal path, hardware downstream keyer, full-duplex DMA data transfer, and 256MB of onboard memory.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron can be used for broadcast graphics, post-production, liveevents, and digital intermediate, mobile production, QC, video over IP, and streaming workflows among many others.

Key Features

  • Full-height, half-length 4-lane PCIe, Gen 1 card (8- and 16-lane compatible)
  • Three independent and simultaneous bidirectional 3G/HD/SD-SDI BNC connectors
  • Up to DCI/UHD 4K/30 resolution playout or capture via dual-link 3G-SDI
  • Simultaneous HDMI monitoring output
  • Dedicated BNC reference input; plus, one of the three bidirectional BNC connectors can be set to function as a reference input instead of passing a standard video signal
  • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • High-performance bypass relays
  • 4 x 4 x 33-bit color matrix
  • 12-bit video signal path
  • Audio sample-rate converters
  • MR2 master routing resource
  • Input stream integrity management
  • Full-duplex DMA data transfer
  • 256MB onboard memory
  • Hardware downstream keyer
  • 16 channels of embedded SDI I/O audio
  • Dolby Digital pass-through SDI

Operating Modes

  • One SDI input + two SDI outputs
  • Three SDI inputs
  • Three SDI outputs

Low Latency

The Epoch | 4K Neutron provides 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 on 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 1 frame for progressive modes.

Low-Latency Video Keyer

Low=-latency hardware video keyer allows video layers to be combined in hardware with microseconds of delay. This allows animated logos, captions, tickers, and more to be keyed over live video feeds at full 12-bit precision, and with minimum input to output delay. The keyer can also function as an image premultiplier to assist in previewing images with alpha data.

12-Bit Processing Pipeline

Allows 8-, 10-, and 12-bit SDI video signals to be produced from 8-, 10-, 12-, and 16-bit pixel formats, providing the highest image quality available from your source material.

RGB/YUV

Fully programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit color matrix provides the highest quality color spaceconversions, reduces color space conversion errors, and ensures the highest quality color accuracy during capture, monitoring, and mastering.

Thunderbolt Expansion Compatibility

The Epoch | 4K Neutron is compatible with Sonnet, One Stop Systems Magma, Netstor, and AKiTiO Thunderbolt expansion enclosures for multichannel mobile production.

Pixel Formats

2VUY, YUVS, BV8, V210, AYUV_4224, AYUV_4444, YV12, I420, ARGB, BGRA, RGB24, Cineon, DPX, RGB48, and custom formats.

IngeSTore Multichannel Capture Tool (Included)

  • Provided as a free download
  • Capture up to 4 channels of video
  • Wide range of broadcast, post production, archival, and streaming codec options
  • Records direct to shared storage, including Avid shared storage
  • Growing file support with Edit-While-Record in Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid MediaComposer
  • REST API for remote control
  • RS-422 controller

Software Compatibility

Adobe Creative Cloud, Assimilate SCRATCH, Avid, Avmeda, Brainstorm, BTi, CasparCG,ChryonHego, ClassX, Dataton, Drastic Technologies 4kScope and videoQC, DVBControl, Etere,Foundry Nuke, Libero Systems, Marquise Technologies MIST and ICE, Masterplay, Media 5,Media-Alliance, Medialooks, Metus, MOG, NewTek, NVerzion, Resolume, Ross Video, Streamstar, Telestream Wirecast, TouchDesigner, Unity, Unreal Engine, Unreal StreamingTechnologies, Vizrt Viz Engine and Viz Arena, vMix, VRI, x-dream-media, Zinemath zLense, and more.

Bluefish444 Neutron Specs

Host ConnectionPCIe x4 (PCIe 1.0)
Shared Input/Output Connectors3 x BNC (3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI)
Input
Input Video FormatSDI
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2KPsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
2048 x 1556: 14.98/15 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 25/29.97/30 fps
720p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
NTSC: 29.97 fps
PAL: 25 fps
Embedded Audio InputSDI: 16-Channel
Output
Output Video FormatSDI
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2KPsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
2048 x 1556: 14.98/15 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/48/50/59.94/60 fps
1080i: 25/29.97/30 fps
720p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
NTSC: 29.97 fps
PAL: 25 fps
HDMI
DCI 4K
UHD 4K
1080p
Embedded Audio OutputSDI: 16-Channel
HDMI
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 292M/295M/372M/424M-A/424M-B
Connectivity
LatencySDI Input/Output: 1 Frame
Other I/O1 x HDMI 1.4A Output
1 x BNC Reference Input
Hardware
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012 R2
CentOS
Ubuntu
General
CertificationsC-Tick, CE, FCC, ISO 9001, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions7.28" / 185 mm
Weight7.05 oz / 200 g
Warranty LengthLimited 3-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 5.5 x 2.5"
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