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Bluefish444 Developer Cards Kronos Range

Bluefish444 Developer Cards Kronos Range

A Titan of High-Bandwidth I/O




Welcome to the next generation of Bluefish444, with the arrival of the KRONOS range of video, audio, and data processing I/O cards. Built with multi-channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate SDI and SMPTE 2022 support for Video over IP workflows for broadcast, production and post-production, the new KRONOS range is ready for anything that you can throw at it.

The KRONOS range is slated for an early 2017 release, however this is subject to change. To be the first to hear when you can order KRONOS, make sure to register your interest here. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ to hear the latest news on Bluefish444.


Award-Winning Design




Bluefish444's new KRONOS range of video cards won both the TV Technology AND Installation Best Of Show awards at IBC Show 2016.

This is only the beginning for KRONOS, and we can't wait to show you what is to come.


Major features at a glance

 

KRONOS ēlektron

KRONOS optikós

SD SMPTE295M

8

2

HD 1.5G SMPTE292M

8

2

3G (A+B) SMPTE424M

8

2

MSA and Non-MSA Compatible SFP+

NO

YES

ASI

YES

YES

4:2:2:4 / 4:4:4:4 SDI

YES

YES

NVIDIA GPUDirect YES YES

AMD SDI Link

YES

YES

Single Link/Dual Link/Quad Link

YES

YES

12/10-bit SDI YES YES
Full 4K Frame Buffer YES YES
3G Bypass Relays 4 1
12-bit video processing YES YES
4x4x33-bit Colour Matrix YES YES
MR2 Routing Resources YES YES
Hardware Keyer (2K/HD) YES YES
Customisable and flexible pixel format YES YES
AES Digital Audio I/O YES YES
LTC I/O YES YES
RS-422 YES YES
Bi/Tri-level Genlock Input & Crosslocking YES YES
Genlock Loop Through YES YES
VANC Complete Access YES YES
HANC Embedded Audio/Payload ID/Custom Packets/RP 188 YES YES
SMPTE 2022 NO YES


The Bluefish444 Features you know and love


The KRONOS range will extend the features of Bluefish444’s widely-adopted Epoch video cards used across broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for production, projection, editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV workflows. KRONOS will uphold Bluefish444’s already market-leading video I/O features with the industry's lowest latency, bi-directional SDI connectivity, multi-channel SDI I/O workflows, 12-bit processing technology, and unsurpassed quality and reliability in hardware design and manufacturing.



The needs of today


KRONOS will bring with it access to high-bandwidth UHD, High Frame Rate and High Dynamic Range video I/O and processing across both traditional SDI and also through emerging IP standards such as SMPTE 2022. KRONOS also adds video processing technologies including resolution scaling, video interlace and deinterlace, hardware codec support, and SDI to IP and IP to SDI conversion. And that is only the beginning.



Ready for the Future


KRONOS will offer the choice of SDI I/O connectivity with the KRONOS ēlektron, featuring 8 high-density BNC connectors capable of 3G/HD/SD-SDI. Each HD BNC connector is fully bi-directional, enabling numerous configuration options, including 8 input, 8 output, or a mixture of SDI input and output connections.

The KRONOS optikós offers future proofing connectivity with 3 SFP+ cages in addition to 2 HD BNC connectors for 3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O. These SFP+ cages provide limitless connectivity options exposing greater than 3G SDI, IP connectivity across 10Gb Ethernet, and flexibility to choose from numerous physical interfaces.



Fastest Full Duplex DMA Engine


All KRONOS cards will boast an 8-lane Gen 3 PCIe interface, to achieve the fastest full duplex DMA on the market today, further cementing Bluefish444’s place as the low-latency video I/O card of choice.



Access a unified API across Windows, Linux & macOS


Supported by Bluefish444’s cross platform unified driver and API the KRONOS range is set to become the highest quality, most reliable solution for high-bandwidth multi-channel video, audio, and data processing and I/O solution available in the industry today.