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Bluefish444 Developer Cards Epoch 4K Neutron

Bluefish444 Developer Cards Epoch 4K Neutron

Deliver cutting edge video workflows with Epoch | 4K Neutron.




In an industry that always demands "bigger and better" Bluefish444 have yet again delivered! This time we have gone one step further, the Epoch | 4K Neutron packs a massive amount of power into a form factor that defies belief. With three independent 3G SDI I/O connectors, an HDMI video output and options for AES EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC time code I/O, and RS422 machine control.



Major features at a glance



 Epoch | 4K NeutronEpoch | 4K Neutron LP
PCIe form-factor Half-length/Full-height Half-length/Low-profile
3 independent video channels YES YES
1.5G HD-SDI YES YES
3G-SDI YES YES
Full Duplex DMA YES YES
4:4:4:4 SDI YES YES
4:2:2:4 SDI YES YES
GPU Direct YES YES
AMD SDI Link YES YES
Thunderbolt 2/3 Compatible YES YES
Breakout Cable:
8 x AES Audio I/O
2 x Analogue Audio Monitoring
RS-422
Auxiliary Genlock
YES^ YES^


Bluefish444

Achieve Advanced 4K Workflows


Synchronising two Epoch | 4K Neutron using the Interlock cable will create the performance required for capture or playback of 4K UHD 3G SDI up to 60 fps.

Simultaneously preview 4K HDMI during playback


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Quality, Reliability, Flexibility, Lowest Latency & Failsafes


Epoch | 4K Neutron provides unsurpassed image quality with a 12-bit processing pipeline for all 8/10/12 bit video modes. The hardware design and cross platform SDK have evolved from 10+ years of continuous development making it extraordinarily reliable. An MR2 routing resource alongside a customizable full duplex asynchronous DMA engine deliver unrivalled developer flexibility.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron has by design the world's lowest latency providing access to captured video frames with the shortest possible delay. A FIFO mode to protect against dropped frames, bypass relays and a watchdog timer allow developers to plan for the unexpected and ensure that the show does go on


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Switch Between SDI & ASI


Epoch | 4K Neutron can capture, play through and playout raw transport DVB ASI streams in addition to supporting SDI I/O. Epoch | 4K Neutron offers the flexibility to choose between capturing 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI and similarly the flexibility to choose to playback either 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI. That’s maximum transport flexibility for either live or file based workflows


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Form Factor


Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers a variety of low profile and full height shield options allowing the same physical hardware to be deployed in any number of applications and inside any number of enclosures or chassis.

Epoch | 4K Neutron offers a full height shield and optional connectivity making for ease of integration with traditional workstations and expansion chassis.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron LP has a low profile shield for installation in low profile workstations and expansion chassis creating a highly compact professional video solution available with optional connectivity


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Flexible, Cross Platform SDK


The Bluefish444 Windows, Linux and macOS SDK’s share a common API allowing developers to port from one platform to another with greater ease and efficiency. Other common development interfaces are available including Direct Show, Video 4 Linux 2 and Media Looks MPlatform.

Epoch | 4K Neutron comes with a free SDK and free integration support


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FREE Multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore


Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all Epoch | 4K Neutron I/O cards. IngeSTore allows capture of up to 4 channels of video with independent format SDI sources simultaneously. Capture to QuickTime, AVI and DVCPRO50/HD codecs for free, with additional codecs available via licencing.


Epoch | 4K Neutron can capture 4K UHD as 3G SDI or play out 4K UHD as 3G SDI or HDMI.


4K/2K SDI I/O Features



 12/10/8-BIT YUV10/8-BIT 3D YUV10/8-BIT RGB12-BIT RGB
4K UHD 23, 24, 25FPS YES NO YES* NO
4K UHD 29, 30FPS YES NO NO NO
2K HD 23, 24, 25, 29, 30FPS YES YES YES YES
2K HD 48, 50, 59, 60FPS YES YES NA NA
NA - Not applicable


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Independent bi-directional I/Os deliver unparalleled flexibility


Epoch | 4K Neutron provides flexibility and performance with three industry standard BNC video connectors each allowing 3G/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI input or output and HDMI preview for monitoring. With bi-directional connectivity built-in, developers choose whether they want the BNC’s to be input, output, 4K, 2K, 3D, HD, SD or ASI and in 2K/HD/SD video modes, each BNC connector can be any frame rate frequency of your choosing.




Compare Features


  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP 2x Epoch | 4K Neutron
SD-SDI 2 2 4
1.5G HD-SDI 3 3 6
3G-SDI (Level A+B) 3 3 6
Dual Link 1.5G
(4:2:2:4/4:4:4:4)
YES YES YES
Dual Link 3G (Level A+B) YES YES YES
Quad Link 1.5G NO NO YES
Quad Link 3G (Level A+B) NO NO YES
2K/HD/SD HDMI (Output) YES# YES# YES#
4K HDMI (Output) YES# YES# YES#
Low-latency Hardware Keyer YES YES YES
Multi-card Interlock YES YES YES
Colour Space Converter YES YES YES
Customisable Pixel Formats YES YES YES
Breakout Cable
8 x AES Audio I/O
2 x Analogue Audio Monitoring
RS-422
Auxiliary Genlock
YES^ YES^ YES^
16-bit Half Float Pixel Format YES YES YES
Interlocking Genlock YES YES YES
Bypass Relays YES YES YES
Full Duplex DMA YES YES YES
VBI, HANC & VANC YES YES YES
Embedded Audio YES YES YES
NVIDIA GPU Direct YES YES YES
AMD Direct GMA YES YES YES
Range of Firmware Options YES YES YES


Optional Connectivity



Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers a variety of low profile and full height shield options allowing the same physical hardware to be deployed in any number of applications and inside any number of enclosures or chassis.

Developers have the flexibility to choose the specific IO support they need for their product with the availability of eight developer variants exposing the complete range of IO from SDI only to SDI with HDMI preview, AES digital audio I/O, Analog audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 device control.





Part Number

Product

Description

EB3006A Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - HDMI Only
EB3006B Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - Aux Genlock
EB3006C Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - AES Audio I/O / Analogue Audio Out / RS-422 / Aux Genlock
EB3006D Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - AES Audio I/O / Analogue Audio Out / RS-422 / LTC I/O
CAB_ILOK Interlock Cable Locks multiple cards to a single sync source




Part Number

Product

Description

EB3006E Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - LTC I/O / RS-422
EB3006X Epoch | 4K Neutron Full-height - Non HDMI
EB3006F Epoch | 4K Neutron LP Low-profile - HDMI
EB3006G Epoch | 4K Neutron LP Low-profile - AES audio I/O / Analogue Audio Out / RS-422 / Aux Genlock
CAB_ILOK Interlock Cable Locks multiple cards to a single sync source


Bluefish444

4K UHD HDMI Monitoring


Epoch | 4K Neutron includes a cost effective HDMI monitoring solution supporting deep colour and extends to 4K UHD resolutions. Enjoy simultaneous 4K UHD HDMI & UHD SDI from Epoch | 4K Neutron.


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Low Latency Video Keyer


The Epoch | 4K Neutron has a low latency hardware video keyer allowing video layers to be combined in hardware with microseconds of delay. This feature allows animated logo’s, captions, ticker tapes, etc. to be keyed over live video feeds at full 12-bit precision and with minimum input to output delay. The hardware keyer can also function as an image pre-multiplier to assist in previewing images with alpha data


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DMA Features


The Industry's Lowest Latency IO, by design


The Epoch | 4K Neutron has by design the world's lowest latency providing 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 one 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 one frame for progressive modes


Low latency framestores


The Epoch | 4K Neutron firmware and driver architecture provides I/O framestores with predictable and short propagation delays enabling the lowest possible latency through the card. The Bluefish444 SDK supports sub-field interrupts enabling access to the video field or frame even before the video field/frame has been fully captured. This low level access to video and audio data provides maximum control over video and audio synchronisation.


FIFO mode protection


The Epoch | 4K Neutron firmware and driver architecture supports a FIFO mode that can be utilised for buffering I/O framestores ensuring that no field/frame will ever be dropped. The FIFO architecture can be used to increase or decrease the IO latency to a fixed value.


Full Duplex Asynchronous DMA engine


Epoch | 4K Neutron developers have full control over the heavily optimised DMA engine via the Bluefish444 SDK. The DMA engine supports full duplex transfers to and from each of Epoch | 4K Neutron’s four video channels at the maximum available PCIe bandwidth.

The DMA engine can independently transfer video and ancillary data and has a selective DMA feature for the transfer of customisable portions of a video field or frame. This is especially useful when dealing with individual HD quadrants that make up a 4K video buffer.


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Complete access to ANCILLARY Data


Epoch | 4K Neutron allows full read and write access to the VBI for Standard Definition video signals. In High Definition signal read and write access is available for HANC and VANC data allowing AFD, KLV, closed caption data and more.


Bluefish444

The Industry’s lowest jitter, by design


Building on 10+ years of Bluefish444 innovative hardware development, Epoch | 4K Neutron jitter circuit design surpasses the industry’s minimum standard for jitter and eye pattern measurements by almost twice the permitted tolerance


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High quality 3G/HD bypass relays


Epoch | 4K Neutron offers the highest quality 3G/HD/SD bypass relays allowing critical On-Air systems to manage system failures, power outages, and other unforeseeable circumstances that can be encountered in the world of live broadcast systems.


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MR2 master routing resource


The MR2, master routing resource, within Epoch | 4K Neutron enables a user to flexibly configure main and preview outputs to suit individual workflows. The Master Routing Resource acts like a telephone exchange for super connectivity. Allowing video from SDI or host workstation to be routed to any or all of the Epoch | 4K Neutron outputs simultaneously.


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Maintaining a 12-bit processing pipeline


A 12-bit image processing pipeline is standard within Epoch | 4K Neutron. This allows 8, 10 & 12-bit SDI video signals to be produced from 8, 10, 12 & 16-bit pixel formats providing the highest image quality available from your source material. A 12-bit image pipe means that 4096 discrete values of red, green & blue are maintained per pixel; that’s 64 times the colour precision of a traditional 10-bit processing pipeline!


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Maintaining the highest quality RGB <=> YUV


Colour space conversion image processing includes a fully programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit colour matrix providing the highest quality colour space conversions that are a standard requirement in professional video workflows. The fully programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit colour matrix reduces colour space conversion errors and ensures the highest quality colour accuracy during capture, monitoring and mastering.


Bluefish444

Primary Hardware Colour Corrector


When the Epoch | 4K Neutron programmable matrix is combined with the onboard 1D LUTs it provides a powerful primary hardware colour corrector. 4 x 1D x 12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs gives maximum control over lift, gamma and gain prior to monitoring or mastering your precious video assets.


Bluefish444

SDI <=> ASI


Epoch | 4K Neutron can capture, play through and playout raw transport DVB ASI streams in addition to supporting SDI I/O. Epoch | 4K Neutron offers the flexibility to choose between capturing 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI and similarly the flexibility to choose to playback either 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI. That’s maximum transport flexibility for either live or file based workflows.


Bluefish444

Achieve Advanced 4K Workflows


Synchronising two Epoch | 4K Neutron using the Interlock cable will create the performance required for capture or playback of 4K UHD 3G SDI up to 60 FPS.

Simultaneously preview 4K HDMI during playback


Bluefish444

Single system multi-card support


The Bluefish444 SDK provides unrestricted integration of multiple Epoch | 4K Neutron video cards per system with some developers using up to 5 cards per server to deliver 15 channels of SDI in a single box. Epoch | 4K Neutron features an internal Interlock system allowing cards to generate a proprietary interlocking signal which will sync lock additional Epoch | 4K Neutron cards when connected to the internal Interlock connector.


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Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatibility


Popular PCI Express and Thunderbolt expansion chassis are designed to be light and portable. The Epoch | 4K Neutron is compatible with most PCIe expansion devices from those featuring a single slot right through to much larger multi-slot devices.

For the full list of qualified 3rd party chassis visit Bluefish444 Certified Solutions page.




Cross platform support with Industry leading 3rd party software


Epoch | 4K Neutron leverages a decade of Bluefish444 software development. It is compatible with industry leading software developed by Bluefish444 and by 3rd party developers using our Windows, Linux and macOS software development kit. Strong partnerships with companies like Adobe, AVID, ASSIMILATE, NVIDIA, AMD and many more allow Bluefish444 to deliver hardware, drivers and software plug-ins for the creative industry.

Product Dimensions



PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
Width 120mm 80mm
Length 185mm 185mm
Internal Clearance (L) 169mm 169mm
Height 1 PCIe Slot 1 PCIe Slot
Weight 220g 180g


Product Specifications



VIDEO I/O
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
SDI VIDEO    
SD SMPTE 295M 2 2
HD 1.5G SMPTE 292M 3 3
3G (Level A+B) SMPTE 424M 3 3
Dual Link 1.5G SMPTE 372M YES YES
Dual Link 3G YES YES
Quad Link 1.5G SMPTE 2036-1 NO NO
Quad Link 3G SMPTE 2036-1 NO NO
Maximum Video Channels 4* 4*
12/10/8-bit 4:4:4:4 SDI YES YES
12/10/8-bit 4:2:2:4 SDI YES YES
ASI    
ASI EN50083-9 YES YES
ASI/SDI input auto-detection YES YES
Burst and Non-burst packet auto-detection YES YES
Inverted bit-stream auto-detection & correction YES YES
HDMI OUTPUT    
2K/HD/SD YES# YES
4K DCI (4096 x 2160p) @ 24FPS YES# YES#
UHD (3840 x 2160p) @ 24, 25, 29, 30FPS YES# YES#
GENLOCK    
Bi-Level/Tri-Level Genlock YES YES
Bi-Level/Tri-Level Genlock Auxillary (Dedicated BNC) YES^ YES^
Bi-Level/Tri-Level Genlock Auxillary (Via Breakout Cable) YES^ NO
Interlocking Genlock between Neutron cards YES YES


ANCILLARY
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
HANC    
RP 188 Timecode YES YES
16 Channels of Embedded Audio per SDI YES YES
Video Payload ID YES YES
Custom Packets YES YES
VANC    
Closed Captioning YES YES
3 Line VITC YES YES
Custom Packets YES YES


AUDIO I/O
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
AUDIO SIGNALS    
16 channels of Embedded Audio Input per SDI YES YES
8 Channels of AES ID3 Input(unbalanced, BNC) YES^ YES^
16 channels of Embedded Audio Output per SDI YES YES
8 Channels of AES ID3 Output(unbalanced, BNC) YES^ YES^
2 channels -10DBU Analogue Output(unbalanced, RCA) YES^ YES^
Dolby Digital Pass-through SDI YES YES


HARDWARE
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
MAJOR HARDWARE FEATURES    
High Performance, Bypass Relays YES YES
Fully Programmable 4 x 4 x 33-bit Colour Matrix YES YES
12-bit video signal path throughout YES YES
Automatic Cross-Locking and intelligent output phasing across formats YES YES
Audio sample rate converters YES YES
(MR2) Master Routing Resource YES YES
ISIM (Input Stream Integrity Management) YES YES
4-lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible) YES YES
Full Duplex DMA data transfer bandwidth 1.1GB/s YES YES
256MB On Board Memory YES YES
Hardware Downstream Keyer YES YES
LTC I/O BNC YES^ NO
RS-422 Serial Port (Via Breakout Cable) YES^ YES^
DVB ASI YES YES
ASI-SPECIFIC CAPABILITIES    
Full DVB/ASI support as per EN50083-9 YES YES
Ideal performance as per ETSITR101891 V1.1.1 (2001-02) YES YES
Bypass relays operate on power failure YES YES
Programmable interrupt latency YES YES
ASI INPUT CAPABILITIES    
188 & 204 byte packet auto-detection YES YES
Burst & non-burst packet auto-detection YES YES
Inverted bit-stream auto-detection & correction YES YES
Time-stamping of packets with genlockable clock YES YES
Bit-rate reporting YES YES
Automatic ASI/SDI detection YES YES
Huge receive packet buffer YES YES
ASI OUTPUT CAPABILITIES    
188 & 204 byte packet generation YES YES
Burst & non-burst packet generation YES YES
Very high resolution output bit-rate generator YES YES
Switchable low-latency loop-through path from input YES YES
Automatic time-stamp removal YES YES
Automatic packet underflow tracking and recovery YES YES
Ideal (zero) aperiodicity of output packets YES YES
ASI carrier can be genlocked or manually tuned YES YES
Huge transmit packet buffer YES YES


VIDEO FORMATS
  Epoch | 4K Neutron Epoch | 4K Neutron LP
SUPPORTED YUV SDI VIDEO FORMATS    
(2K) 2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(2K) 2048 x 1080P/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1280 x 720p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60FPS YES YES
(SD) 720 x 576i @ 25FPS PAL YES YES
(SD) 720 x 486i @ 29.97FPS NTSC YES YES
SUPPORTED RGB SDI VIDEO MODES    
(2K) 2048 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080p/PsF @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(HD) 1920 x 1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES YES
(SD) 720 x 576i @ 25FPS PAL YES YES
(SD) 720 x 486i @ 29.97FPS NTSC YES YES
SUPPORTED HSDL SDI VIDEO MODES    
(2K) 2048 x 1556 @ 14.98, 15FPS YES YES
SUPPORTED 4K YUV SDI VIDEO MODES    
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES2 YES2
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS NO NO
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS YES2 YES2
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 48, 50, 59.94, 60FPS NO NO
SUPPORTED 4K RGB SDI VIDEO MODES    
(4K) 4096 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS NO NO
(UHD) 3840 x 2160p @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30FPS NO NO
SUPPORTED PIXEL FORMATS    
2VUY, YUVS, BV8, V210, AYUV_4224, AYUV_4444, YV12, I420 YES YES
ARGB, BGRA, RGB24, Cineon, DPX, RGB48 YES YES
Custom using flexible hardware pixel format engine YES YES


With bi-directional SDI I/O, Epoch | 4K Neutron can be deployed in a variety of capture or playout workflows requiring 4K UHD SDI, multi-channel 2K/HD/SD SDI input or output and cost effective 4K/2K/HD/SD HDMI monitoring.

Bluefish444 have strong partnerships with industry leading software and hardware vendors like AMD, NVIDIA, HP, Dell, Sonnet, Magma, Drastic Technologies and many more. Our partnerships enable developers to use Epoch | 4K Neutron in a variety of different industry SDI workflows, some of which are outlined below.

Bluefish444 solutions are used in countless industries globally and relied upon to provide advanced SDI video IO in complex workflows. Epoch | 4K Neutron delivers on the most demanding 4K UHD and multi channel I/O workflows whatever your industry sector.



Broadcast Graphics


Epoch | 4K Neutron has been globally integrated into a variety of live broadcast graphic workflows including;- virtual sets, character generators, sub titling and clip players. In live broadcast there are a number of critical requirements all of which Epoch | 4K Neutron set the benchmark for; Quality, Reliability, Flexibility, Low Latency, Failsafes.

Bluefish444 support for Nvidia GPU Direct and AMD DirectGMA ensure that broadcast developers get the lowest latency performance from their product via our compatibility with the best available range of GPU’s for broadcast graphics.

Epoch | 4K Neutron broadcast graphics integration with:-




Post-production


Developers in editorial, colour correcting, finishing and visual effects post-production workflows rely on Bluefish444 SDI I/O to maximise quality and productivity. Integrating the highest quality 12/10-bit SDI into content creation tools allows productions to take on the look that everyone is searching for.

Epoch | 4K Neutron provides unrivaled quality, flexibility and reliability for post-production workflows delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI video I/O with simultaneous 4K/2K/HD/ SD HDMI preview. With a 12-bit processing pipeline the Epoch | 4K Neutron delivers the highest quality 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV SDI I/O.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers IO options for AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch 4K Neutron post-production integration with;




Video Streaming


Epoch | 4K Neutron is the perfect companion for streaming products that require SDI I/O. Multi-channel 3G/1.5G SDI ingest, 4K SDI ingest, independent video modes per channel, world class reliability, multi card support and extremely low latency are key features of Epoch | 4K Neutron.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers IO options for AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Neutron video streaming integration with;




Production


Developers rely on Bluefish444 SDI I/O in the production of live broadcast, film, and episodic television globally.

Epoch | 4K Neutron provides unrivaled flexibility when integrated into production solutions delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI video I/O with simultaneous 4K/2K/HD/ SD HDMI preview. Multi-channel 3G/1.5G SDI, fill & key I/O, 4K SDI I/O, independent video modes per channel, multi card support, full duplex DMA, broadcast failsafes and extremely low latency are key features required in production workflows and available in Epoch | 4K Neutron.

With a 12-bit processing pipeline developers utilise the highest quality 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV SDI I/O for production. The Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers IO options for AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Neutron production integration with;




Mobile Production


Epoch | 4K Neutron has been rigorously tested with 3rd party Thunderbolt 2 enabled expansion chassis. The combination of either single or multi-card Epoch | 4K Neutron with other PCIe cards like RAID controllers consolidates multiple PCIe solutions into a single enclosure. Solutions from Sonnet, Magma, and Netstor are qualified by Bluefish444 and can provide unique advantages over stand alone Thunderbolt devices.

Epoch | 4K Neutron mobile production integration;




Digital Intermediate


Bluefish444 is synonymous with Digital Intermediate SDI IO workflows. Bluefish444 was an early adopter of RGB 12/10-bit workflows for telecine and film transfer with Bluefish444’s Symmetry software. Epoch | 4K Neutron is the highest quality RGB/YUV SDI video card for single or multi-channel capture and playback from many Digital Intermediate software platforms.

Epoch | 4K Neutron D.I integration with;




QC and Compliance monitoring


Bluefish444 hardware and software are built to exacting standards which makes Epoch | 4K Neutron ideal for quality control environments and compliance monitoring of 4K/3G/1.5G and SD SDI signals. With the ability to send and receive the full gamut signal types and video modes the Epoch | 4K Neutron is the right choice for QC and compliance monitoring software and turnkey products.

Epoch | 4K Neutron QC and Compliance monitoring integration with;




Acquisition


If your requirement is 4K or multi channel 3G/HD/SD acquisition, the Epoch | 4K Neutron feature set caters for all SDI ingest workflows.

Epoch | 4K Neutron provides unrivalled flexibility for acquisition developers delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD video ingest. Multi-channel input, multi card support, independent video modes per channel, fill & key inputs, full duplex DMA, world class reliability and extremely low latency are key acquisition features required by acquisition developers.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers IO options for AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Neutron acquisition integration with;




Playout


If your requirement is 4K or multi channel 3G/HD/SD SDI/HDMI playout, the Epoch | 4K Neutron feature set caters for all playout workflows.

Epoch | 4K Neutron provides unrivaled flexibility for playout developers delivering 4K/2K/HD/3D/SD SDI/HDMI video playout. Multi-channel playout, multi card support, independent video modes per channel, fill & key outputs, full duplex DMA, genlock, world class reliability and extremely low latency are key playout features required by developers.

The Epoch | 4K Neutron range offers IO options for AES/EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC I/O and RS422 machine control.

Epoch | 4K Neutron playout integration with;






Bluefish444 have developed a unified cross platform Software Development Kit designed by software developers for software developers, who wish to integrate Epoch | 4K Neutron into their solutions. The BlueVelvetC API enables programmers to write the Bluefish444 SDK code once and then deploy to other operating systems without any changes to their code.

The Bluefish444 SDK provides a simple, consistent and extensible interface to all Bluefish444 hardware products. It provides a number of useful abstractions and interfaces designed to relieve the developer of direct hardware involvement freeing them to concentrate on developing.



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SDK


The Bluefish444 SDK can be used with Visual Studio, .Net, Delphi, gcc, mingw, Xcode and offers/supports the following APIs:

  • pure C API (BlueVelvetC), Windows/Linux/Mac
  • C++ class (BlueVelvet), Windows/Linux
  • COM (BlueVelvetCom), WindowsM
  • DirectShow, Windows
  • AMD DirectGMA access, Windows
  • NVIDIA GpuDirect access, Windows
  • V4L2, Linux


Bluefish444

DirectShow


Bluefish444 provides video and audio source and render filters that support a range of features such as:

  • Hardware based reference clock
  • 4K UHD/2K/HD/SD
  • Independant video modes per channel
  • All available SDI Input sources
  • All available SDI Output sources
  • 16/24/32 bit audio samples
  • 16 channels embedded audio
  • 8 channels AES

Bluefish444

Video 4 Linux 2


Bluefish444 provides video support with V4L2 with a range of features such as:

  • 4K UHD/2K/HD/SD
  • Independant video modes per channel
  • All available SDI Input sources
  • All available SDI Output sources


Bluefish444

AMD DirectGMA For Video


Creative professionals rely on powerful workstation solutions that offer outstanding graphics and computational performance to get high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) video into the system for image processing on the GPU, and to play out the results as close to real-time as possible. AMD via AMD FirePro™ professional graphics worked closely with Bluefish444 to develop DirectGMA, a technology that reduces latency in live/on-air broadcast graphics workflows and provides the necessary system bandwidth for demanding 4K and 5K digital cinema applications


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NVIDIA GpuDirect For Video


NVIDIA® GPUDirect for Video technology allows Bluefish444 hardware to communicate directly with NVIDIA GPUs. By taking advantage of this new API the historical issues of introducing too much delay or latency are gone. With NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video, devices are fully synchronized and the CPU doesn’t waste cycles copying data between device drivers. This flexible API gives full control to Bluefish444 hardware developers to stream video to and from the GPU at Sub-Frame transfer times


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Medialooks


Bluefish444 is a technology partner with Medialooks who have an extensive set of developer video libraries reducing product development time.

The Medialooks MPlatform SDK makes it easy to create professional playout, streaming, vision mixing and ingest software with low-latency I/O integration for Epoch | 4K Neutron.


Bluefish444

Bluefish444 Software


Epoch | 4K Neutron is fully compatible with free to download software developed by Bluefish444 including the traditional Digital Intermediate application Symmetry and the multi-channel capture application ingeSTore




3rd Party Software


Bluefish444 develop support for popular 3rd party software providing plug-ins and integration into some of the world's most popular content creation tools on both Windows and Mac OSX operating systems. Epoch | 4K Neutron is compatible with;



The Epoch | 4K Neutron can be used inside a number of Thunderbolt PCIe enclosures, a complete list of supported device can be found on our support site.


Sonnet


Sonnet Echo Express SEL


The Epoch | 4K Neutron LP can be installed in this unique Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for the ultimate in small form factor highly portable video IO.



Sonnet Echo Express SE II


The Epoch | 4K Neutron can be installed in the SE II Thunderbolt 2 enclosure allowing for a second PCIe card to integrated alongside, such as a PCIe based SSD drive or RAID controller.

Sonnet Echo Express SE III-D


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be installed in the SE III-D Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for a three PCIe slot solution with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. The three PCIe slots can be populated with multiple Epoch | 4K Neutron cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe based hardware such as a RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drive.

Sonnet Echo Express SE III-R


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be installed in the SE III-R Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for a three PCIe slot rack mount solution with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. The three PCIe slots can be installed with multiple Epoch | 4K Neutron cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe based hardware such as a RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drives.


One Stop Systems Magma


One Stop Systems Magma Express box 3T


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be integrated into the Express box 3T Thunderbolt 2 enclosure which allows for up to three PCIe cards to be installed. Multiple Epoch | 4K Neutron cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe devices can be installed, such as an external RAID controller or PCIe based SSD drives.

One Stop Systems Magma Express box 3T-DB


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be integrated into the Express box 3T Thunderbolt 2 enclosure which fits up to three PCIe cards and provides four removable 2.5 inch HDD bays. An Epoch | 4K Neutron video card can be installed alongside a PCIe RAID/HBA controller and up to four 2.5” HDD or SSD drives providing an all in one portable video IO and storage solution.

One Stop Systems Magma Express box 1T


The Epoch | 4K Neutron can be installed in the Magma Express box 1T Thunderbolt 2 enclosure for an extremely versatile solution to your video IO requirements.


Netstor


Netstor NA211TB


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be integrated in the NA211TB Thunderbolt 2 enclosure allowing for up to three PCIe cards to be installed. Multiple Epoch | 4K Neutron cards, or, a combination of Bluefish444 and other PCIe devices such as an external RAID controller can be installed.

Netstor NA211TBLB


Epoch | 4K Neutron can be integrated into the NA211TBLB Thunderbolt 2 enclosure which fits up to three PCIe cards and provides four removable 2.5 inch HDD bays. An Epoch | 4K Neutron can be installed alongside a PCIe RAID/HBA controller and up to four 2.5” HDD or SSD drives providing an all in one portable video IO and storage solution.