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Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron Dedicated Reference Connector

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Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron Dedicated Reference Connector
Key Features
  • Full-Height, 1/2 Length 4-Lane PCIe Card
  • 3 x HD/SD-SDI I/O + HDMI Monitor Output
  • Up to DCI 2K/60 Resolution
  • 12-Bit Processing and Superlow Latency
The Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron with Dedicated Reference Connector features three bidirectional HD/SD-SDI connectors supporting up to DCI 2K/60 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame. The card also 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 I/O.
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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 Multi-Channel Capture Tool (Included)
  • 11Software Compatibility

The Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron with Dedicated Reference Connector features three bidirectional HD/SD-SDI connectors supporting up to DCI 2K/60 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame. The card also 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 I/O.

The Epoch | 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 | 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 HD/SD-SDI BNC connectors
  • Up to DCI 2K/60 resolution playout or capture via dual-link HD-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 + one SDI output
  • Two SDI inputs
  • Two SDI outputs
Low Latency
The Epoch | 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 colorspace conversions, reduces colorspace conversion errors, and ensures the highest quality color accuracy during capture, monitoring, and mastering.
Thunderbolt Expansion Compatibility
The Epoch | 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 Multi-Channel 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)
Input/Output Connectors3 x BNC (HD-SDI / SD-SDI)
Input Video FormatSDI
2048 x 1556 at 14.98/15 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
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 Video FormatSDI
2048 x 1556 at 14.98/15 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
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 (768 x 576) 25 fps
HDMI
1080p
Embedded Audio OutputSDI: 16-Channel
HDMI
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 292M/295M/372M
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
*As of July, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
General
CertificationsC-Tick, CE, FCC, ISO9001, RoHS
*as per Manufacturer
Dimensions7.28 x 4.72" / 185 x 120 mm
Weight7.05 oz / 200 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 5.5 x 2.5"

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