KRONOS K8 multi-channel 4K 60p, High Dynamic Range, and High Frame-Rate SDI


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/UHD 60p, High Dynamic Range, and High Frame-Rate SDI for broadcast, production and post-production, the new KRONOS range is ready for anything that you can throw at it.


Major features at a glance

PCIe form-factor Full-height, 2/3-length PCIe
8 independent video channels YES
1.5G HD-SDI 8
3G-SDI 8
Full-duplex DMA YES
4:4:4:4 SDI YES
4:2:2:4 SDI YES
Thunderbolt-compatible YES

Quality, reliability, flexibility, lowest-latency & fail-safes

KRONOS K8 Quality, reliability, flexibility, lowest-latency & fail-safes

K8 provides unsurpassed image quality with a 12-bit processing pipeline for all 12/10/8-bit video modes. The hardware design and cross-platform SDK have evolved from 19+ years of continuous development, making it extraordinarily reliable. An MR2 routing resource, alongside a customisable full-duplex asynchronous DMA engine, deliver unrivalled developer flexibility.

K8 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 allows developers to plan for the unexpected and ensure that the show does go on.


Flexible, cross-platform SDK

KRONOS K8 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 DirectShow, Video 4 Linux 2 and Medialooks MPlatform.

K8 is supported by the same free SDK and free integration support as Epoch, so for existing Bluefish444 integrations, it’s quick and easy to get working with KRONOS I/O.


FREE multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore

KRONOS K8 FREE multi-channel capture tool, IngeSTore

Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all K8 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 licensing. IngeSTore will be updated shortly to 8 channels of 3G/HD/SD video.


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