Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron (External Audio I/O and RS-422)

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Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron (External Audio I/O and RS-422)
Key Features
  • Full-Height Half-Length 4-Lane PCIe Card
  • 3 x HD/SD-SDI I/O + HDMI Monitor Output
  • Up to DCI 2K/60 Resolution
  • RS-422, AES/EBU, Analog Audio, Ref Input
The Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron with External Audio I/O & RS-422 features three bidirectional HD/SD-SDI connectors, an HDMI monitoring output, and a breakout cable connector. An included breakout cable adds RS-422, auxiliary reference input, AES/EBU input/output, and analog audio connections. Also, one of the three SDI ports can be set up as a reference input instead of a video I/O, so you have a choice between using an onboard connector or the breakout cable for reference input. The card supports up to DCI 2K/60 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame.
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Bluefish444 Neutron Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Key Features
  • 3Operating Modes
  • 4Breakout Cable Connectivity
  • 5Low Latency
  • 6Low-Latency Video Keyer
  • 712-Bit Processing Pipeline
  • 8RGB / YUV
  • 9Thunderbolt Expansion Compatibility
  • 10Pixel Formats
  • 11IngeSTore Multi-Channel Capture Tool (Included)
  • 12Software Compatibility

The Bluefish444 Epoch | Neutron with External Audio I/O & RS-422 features three bidirectional HD/SD-SDI connectors, an HDMI monitoring output, and a breakout cable connector. An included breakout cable adds RS-422, auxiliary reference input, AES/EBU input/output, and analog audio connections. Also, one of the three SDI ports can be set up as a reference input instead of a video I/O, so you have a choice between using an onboard connector or the breakout cable for reference input. The card supports up to DCI 2K/60 resolution video input and output with extremely low latency of sub on field or frame.

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, and live events, as well as 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
  • Breakout cable supporting RS-422, AES/EBU, analog audio, and reference input connections
  • 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

Breakout Cable Connectivity

  • RS-422 machine control for control of VTRs and other serial-controlled devices (DB-9)
  • 8 channels of AES/EBU audio input and output for 7.1 surround sound monitoring (BNC)
  • 2 channels of analog audio for quick and simple high-quality audio monitoring (RCA)
  • Auxiliary reference input (BNC)

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)
Shared Input/Output Connectors3 x BNC (HD-SDI / SD-SDI)
Input
Input Video FormatSDI
2048 x 1556: 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
Output Video FormatSDI
2048 x 1556: 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
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 20-Pin 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 x 4.72" / 185 x 120 mm
Weight7.76 oz / 220 g
Warranty LengthLimited 2-Year Warranty
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