BlueFish444 Epoch | Neutron

BlueFish444 Epoch | Neutron

BlueFish444 Epoch | Neutron

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BlueFish444 Epoch | Neutron

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Product Highlights

  • Half-Length, 4-Lane PCIe I/O Card
  • Full-Height Shield
  • Three HD-SDI Inputs/Outputs
  • 2K/HD up to 60 fps by Dual-Link HD-SDI
  • 8/10/12-Bit 4:4:4:4 and 4:2:2:4 Support
  • HDMI Monitoring Output
  • 12-Bit Processing
  • Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatible
  • Breakout Cable for Audio I/O and RS-422
  • Low-Latency Hardware Video Keyer
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Options: External Audio I/O & RS-422

Additional Genlock Connector

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BlueFish444 Neutron overview

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The Epoch | Neutron from Bluefish444 is a bi-directional I/O PCIe card for capturing or playback applications that require 2K/HD/SD SDI signals and HDMI monitoring. At half the length of a full-size PCIe card, the Epoch | Neutron takes the functionality of a larger card and packs it into a form factor that allows for easy integration with rack mounts, smaller form computers, and portable PCIe or Thunderbolt enclosures.

This model comes with a full-height shield with connectivity for AES/EBU digital audio, analog audio, and RS-422 control, which are all available via an included breakout cable. An "LP" model is available separately that forgoes the audio connectivity for a low-profile shield for increased compatibility with compact expansion chassis.

Featuring three BNC connectors, the Epoch | Neutron supports single-link or dual-link HD-SDI signals to support 2K/HD input or output at up to 30 fps via single-link, and up to 60 fps via dual-link. For cost-effective monitoring, the card also features an HDMI output. 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 a low-latency hardware video keyer, and compatibility with industry standard Bluefish444 and 3rd party software make the Epoch | 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 2K/HD over HD-SDI or HDMI, or capture 2K/HD over HD-SDI
  • 3x BNC connectors that each support HD/SD-SDI input and output signals
  • Dual-link HD-SDI support
  • One multi-format BNC connector supports genlock input in additional to video signals
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
HDMI Monitoring
  • HDMI 1.4 output for cost-effective monitoring
  • Supports deep color and 2K/HD resolutions
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
  • Bluefish444 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
In the Box
BlueFish444 Epoch | Neutron
  • Breakout Cable
  • Bluefish444 Symmetry Software (Windows)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    BlueFish444 Neutron specs

    Interface 4-Lane PCI-Express (8- and 16-lane compatible)
    Card Length Half length
    Input / Output 3 x bi-directional HD/SD-SDI, ASI (BNC) (one connector supports bi-level and tri-level analog genlock A/B)
    1 x HDMI 1.4 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)
    Dual link HD-SDI (SMPTE 372M)
    Embedded Audio 16 channels of embedded audio per SDI input/output
    Dolby Digital pass-through SDI
    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 (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60 fps (dual-link HD-SDI only)

    RGB SDI Video Modes
    720 x 486i @ 29.97 fps (NTSC) (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    720 x 576i @ 25 fps (PAL) (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30 fps (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps (dual-link HD-SDI only)
    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 x 120.02 mm)

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