Bluefish444 Epoch 4K Neutron
DELIVER CUTTING EDGE VIDEO WORKFLOWS WITH EPOCH 4K NEUTRON.
Born from Epoch 4K Supernova the smallest star is formed. Epoch 4K Neutron. A tiny star radiating immense power. 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.
World’s most accessible video card
With an all new form factor Bluefish444’s Epoch 4K Neutron opens a whole new galaxy of options!
Bluefish444 have compressed functionality of much bigger cards into a low profile, half height PCIe video card allowing integration with rack mount, small form factor, PCIe, or Thunderbolt enclosures.
Epoch 4K Neutron comes standard with a choice of full height shields and connectivity for AES/EBU digital audio, analog audio and RS422 machine control, 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.
Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo Upgrade path
Already own an Epoch 4K Neutron, and only need standard 4K UHD?
Need to upgrade to Epoch 4K Neutron Turbo later for advanced 4K UHD?
Existing Epoch 4K Neutron customers have the option to upgrade to Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo later.
Epoch 4K Neutron gives you standard 4K UHD workflows now and anytime within warranty simply purchase the Epoch 4K Neutron Turbo upgrade board to achieve advanced 4K UHD workflows when you need it.
EPOCH | 4K NEUTRON FEATURES
Bi-directional I/O’s provide unrivalled flexibility. Epoch | 4K Neutron provides flexibility and performance like no other with 3 industry-standard BNC video connectors, each allowing 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs or outputs. Each BNC connector can be any frame rate frequency of your choosing.
|Epoch | 4K Neutron||Epoch | 4K Neutron LP||Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo|
|Dual Link 1.5G
|Dual Link 3G||YES||YES||YES|
|Quad Link 1.5G||NO||NO||YES|
|Quad Link 3G||NO||NO||YES|
|Colour Space Converter||YES||YES||YES|
|Customisable Pixel Formats||YES||YES||YES|
8 x AES Digital Audio I/O
2 x Analogue Audio Monitoring
* Optional shield available
|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|
|EB3006F||Epoch | 4K Neutron LP||Low-Profile – HDMI|
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.
Maintaining a 12-bit processing pipeline
A 12-bit image processing pipeline is standard on all Bluefish444 video cards. 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!
Maintaining the highest quality RGB <=> YUV
Colour space conversion image processing includes a fully programmable 4x4x33-bit colour matrix providing the highest quality colour space conversions that are a standard requirement in professional video workflows. The fully programmable 4x4x33-bit colour matrix reduces colour space conversion errors and ensures the highest quality colour accuracy during capture, monitoring and mastering.
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 them all from the smallest single slot devices right through to much larger multi-slot devices. Check Out Sonnet Here
Low Latency Video Keyer
The Epoch | 4K Neutron has an all-new low latency hardware video keyer allowing video layers to be combined in hardware with microseconds of delay. This feature allows 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. The hardware keyer can also function as an image pre-multiplier to assist in previewing images with alpha data.
Epoch | 4K Neutron features additional connectivity beyond the 3 HD-SDI/Genlock BNC and HDMI output that includes;
- RS-422 machine control for control of VTRs and other serial-controlled devices.
- 8 channels of AES EBU audio input and output for 7.1 surround sound monitoring. Capture and playout digital audio signals in crystal-clear quality.
- 2 channels of Analogue Audio for quick and simple high-quality audio monitoring.
- Auxiliary Genlock connector frees the 3rd BNC for 3G/HD/SD video I/O.
Primary Hardware Colour Corrector
When the Bluefish444 programmable matrix is combined with the on-board 1D LUTs it provides a powerful primary hardware colour corrector. 4x1Dx12-bit LUTs on all SDI outputs gives maximum control over lift, gamma and gain prior to monitoring or mastering your precious video assets.
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.
FREE Multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore
Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all Epoch | 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. Learn more from Bluefish444 about IngeSTore