BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo

BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo

BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo

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BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo

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  • 2 x Half-Length, 4-Lane PCIe I/O Cards
  • Full-Height Shields
  • 6 x 3G-SDI Inputs/Outputs
  • Quad-Link 3G-SDI Support
  • Supports 4K/UHD up to 60 fps
  • 8/10/12-Bit 4:4:4:4 and 4:2:2:4 Support
  • 4K/UHD HDMI Monitoring Output
  • 12-Bit Processing
  • Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatible
  • Breakout Cable for Audio I/O and RS-422
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  • 1Description
The Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo from Bluefish444 features two bi-directional I/O PCIe cards that work together to support capture and playback applications that require 4K/UHD SDI signals up to 60 fps, multi-channel SDI signals, and 4K/UHD HDMI monitoring. At half the length of a full-size PCIe cards, the Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo cards take the functionality of larger cards and packs it into a form factor that allows for easy integration with rack mounts, smaller-form computers, and portable PCIe or Thunderbolt enclosures. Both cards have full-height shields, with the main card providing connectivity for AES/EBU digital audio, analog audio, and RS-422 control via an included breakout cable.

With three SD/HD/3G-SDI connectors per card, the Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo accepts single-link, dual-link, and quad-link SDI formats. This allows it to support DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) 12-bit RGB DCI signals up to 25 fps, 8-/10-bit RGB up to 30 fps, 8-/10-bit YUV up to 60 fps, and even two channels of 8-/10-bit YUV up to 30 fps. For cost-effective monitoring, the main card also features an HDMI output that supports up to DCI 4K at 24 fps and UHD up to 30 fps.

Like other Bluefish444 cards, Neutron cards use a 12-bit processing pipeline to maintain the full quality of your source material. Additional features such as 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all of the SDI outputs, a low-latency hardware video keyer, and compatibility with industry standard Bluefish444 and 3rd party software make the Epoch | 4K Neutron ideal for a variety of applications and workflows, including editing, color correction, video streaming, production, mobile production, digital intermediate, and image quality control.
Bi-Directional SDI Inputs/Outputs
  • Can playout 4K/UHD over 3G-SDI or HDMI, or capture 4K/UHD over 3G-SDI
  • 6 x BNC connectors that each support SD/HD/3G-SDI input and output signals
  • Dual-link and quad-link HD/3G-SDI support
  • One multi-format BNC connector supports genlock input in addition to video signals
4K SDI High Bandwidth I/O
  • 8/10-bit YUV 4K/UHD @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 48, 50, 59.94, and 60 fps
  • 8/10-bit YUV 2-channels 4K/UHD @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 fps
  • 8/10-bit RGB 4K/UHD @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 fps
  • 12-bit RGB 4K/UHD @ 23.98, 24, and 25 fps
Additional Connectivity
Breakout cable provides:
  • RS-422 interface for control of VTRS and other serial controlled devices
  • 8 channels of AES/EBU audio input and output for capture and playout of digital audio, including 7.1 surround sound monitoring
  • 2 channels of analog audio output (RCA connectors) for stereo monitoring
  • Auxiliary genlock connector
4K / UHD HDMI Monitoring
  • HDMI 1.4 output for cost-effective monitoring
  • Supports deep color and 4K/UHD resolutions
  • 3D frame packing
Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatibility
  • Works with portable PCIe and Thunderbolt expansion chassis, from small single-slot devices to larger multi-slot options
  • Compatible with select Sonnet, Magma, and Netstor chassis
  • Visit Bluefish444's website for a full list of qualified 3rd party chassis options
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 for the highest quality from your source material
  • 4096 discrete values of red, green, and blue are maintained per pixel
  • 64 times the color precision of a traditional 10-bit processing pipeline
4 x 4 x 32-Bit Color Matrix
  • Color space conversion image processing includes a fully programmable 4 x 4 x 32-bit color matrix
  • Reduces colorspace conversion errors and ensures color accuracy during capture, monitoring, and mastering
Primary Hardware Color Corrector
  • 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs gives control over lift, gamma, and gain prior to monitoring or mastering your content
  • When the programmable 4 x 4 x 32-bit color matrix is combined with the onboard 1D LUTs, it provides a powerful hardware color corrector
Low-Latency Video Hardware Keyer
  • Allows video layers to be combined in hardware with only microseconds of delay
  • Enables animated logos, captions, ticker tapes, etc. to be keyed over live video feeds at full 12-bit precision and with minimum input to output delay
  • Hardware keyer can also function as an image pre-multiplier to assist in previewing images with alpha data
Bluefish444 Symmetry Included
  • Integrated DI acquisition, review, and play out software
  • Windows compatible
  • Work in 10-bit RGB or 10-bit YUV color space
  • flexible and intuitive interface
3rd Party Software Compatibility
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC
  • Adobe Audition CC
  • AVID Media Composer
  • AVID Pro Tools
  • Assimilate SCRATCH
  • Bluefish444 Fluid ingeSTore
  • Bluefish Symmetry
  • DrasticPreview Pro
  • Drastic Media NXS
  • Telestream Wirecast
  • vMix
Additional Hardware Features
  • 4-lane PCI-Express (8- and 16-lane compatible)
  • High-performance bypass relays
  • Automatic cross-locking and intelligent output phasing across formats
  • Audio sample rate converters
  • Master Routing Resource (MR2)
  • Input Stream Integrity Management 9ISIM)
  • Full duplex DMA data transfer bandwidth 1.1 GB/s
  • 256MB onboard memory
  • Interlocking Genlock between Neutron cards
In the Box
BlueFish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo
  • Epoch | 4K Neutron
  • Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo Upgrade
  • Breakout Cable
  • Bluefish Symmetry Software (Windows)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Interface 2 x 4-Lane PCI-Express (8- and 16-lane compatible)
    Card Length Half length
    Input / Output 6 x Bi-directional 3G/HD/SD-SDI, ASI (BNC) (one connector supports bi-level and tri-level analog genlock A/B)
    1 x HDMI 1.4 monitoring output

    Using Included Breakout Cable:
    8 x AES ID3 audio input (unbalanced, BNC)
    8 x AES ID3 audio output (unbalanced, BNC)
    2 x Analog audio outputs (-10 dBu, unbalanced, RCA)
    1 x RS-422
    1 x Auxiliary genlock (BNC)
    SDI Formats Supported SD-SDI (SMPTE 295M)
    HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
    3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
    Dual link HD-SDI (SMPTE 372M)
    Dual Link 3G-SDI
    Quad-Link HD-SDI (SMPTE 2036-1)
    Quad-Link 3G-SDI (SMPTE 2036-1)

    8/10/12-bit 4:2:2:4 SDI
    8/10/12-bit 4:4:4:4 SDI
    HDMI Output Resolutions Supported SD/HD/2K
    UHD (3840 x 2160) @ 24, 25, 29, 30 fps
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) @ 24 fps
    Embedded Audio 16 channels of embedded audio per SDI input/output
    Dolby Digital pass-through
    HANC I/O RP188 timecode
    16 channels of embedded audio per SDI
    Video payload ID
    Custom packets
    VBI / VANC I/O Closed captioning
    3 line VITC
    Custom packets
    DMA Data Transfer Bandwidth 1.1 GB/s full duplex DMA data transfer bandwidth
    On Board Memory 256 MB
    Resolutions & Frame Rates YUV SDI Video Modes
    720 x 486i @ 29.97 fps (NTSC)
    720 x 576i @ 25 fps (PAL)
    1280 x 720p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

    RGB SDI Video Modes
    720 x 486i @ 29.97 fps (NTSC)
    720 x 576i @ 25 fps (PAL)
    1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps

    HDSL SDI Video Modes
    2048 x 1556 PsF @ 14.98, 15 fps

    4K YUV SDI Video Modes
    3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    3840 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
    4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    4096 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps

    Supported 4K RGB SDI Video Modes
    3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    Supported Pixel Formats 2VUY, YUVS, BV8, V210, AYUV_4224, AYUV_4444, YV12, I420
    ARGB, BGRA, RGB24, Cineon, DPX, RGB48
    Custom using flexible hardware pixel format engine
    Supported APIs Windows API C++, DirectShow Filters API, Mac OS X API C++, Linux API
    Dimensions 7.24 x 4.73" (184.0 x 120.02 mm) (per card)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.4 x 5.5 x 2.5"

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