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Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron LP

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Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
Key Features
  • Low-Profile, 1/2 Length 4-Lane PCIe Card
  • 3 x 3G-SDI I/O + HDMI Monitoring Output
  • Up to DCI/UHD 4K/30 Resolution
  • Assignable Reference Input
The Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron LP 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. It also has an HDMI output for simultaneous local monitoring. Additionally, one of the three SDI ports can be set up as a reference input instead of a video signal input/output.
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Bluefish444 4K Neutron LP 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 LP 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. It also has an HDMI output for simultaneous local monitoring. Additionally, one of the three SDI ports can be set up as a reference input instead of a video signal input/output.

The 4K Neutron LP is an internal low-profile half-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 LP can be used for broadcast graphics, post-production, live events, digital intermediate, mobile production, QC, video over IP, and streaming workflows among many others.

Key Features
  • Low-profile, 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
  • 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 LP 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 space conversions, reduces colorspace conversion errors, and ensures the highest quality color accuracy during capture, monitoring, and mastering.
Thunderbolt Expansion Compatibility
The Epoch | 4K Neutron LP 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 4K Neutron LP Specs

Inputs / Outputs
System Connection
PCIe 1.0 x4
Inputs/Outputs
3x BNC (3G-SDI)
Other I/O
1x HDMI 1.4A Output
Simultaneous Multi-Input Support
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Latency
SDI Input/Output: to 1 Frame
Format Support
Input Video Format
SDI
DCI 4K at 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
480i / 525 lines 29.97 fps
576i / 625 lines 25 fps
Output Video Format
SDI
DCI 4K at 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
480i / 525 lines 29.97 fps
576i / 625 lines 25 fps
HDMI
DCI 4K
UHD 4K
1080p
Embedded Audio
SDI: 16-Channel
HDMI
Standards
Video Standard Compliance
SMPTE 292M/295M/372M/424M-A/424M-B
HDR Support
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Hardware
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012 R2
CentOS
Ubuntu
General
Certifications
C-Tick, CE, FCC, ISO9001, RoHS
Dimensions
7.28" / 185 mm
Weight
6.35 oz / 180 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.3 x 5.5 x 2.5"

Bluefish444 4K Neutron LP Reviews

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Can I connect 3 HD-SDI inputs to this capture ...

Can I connect 3 HD-SDI inputs to this capture card?
Asked by: Andrey
Yes, the 3x HD-SDI connections work as both input and output options.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-06-03
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