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 3 independent 3G-SDI I/O connectors, an HDMI video output and options for AES EBU audio I/O, analogue audio output, LTC timecode I/O, and RS-422 machine control.
|Epoch | 4K Neutron||Epoch | 4K Neutron LP|
|PCIe form-factor||Full-height, Half-length||Low-profile, Half-length|
|3 independent video channels||YES||YES|
|Full Duplex DMA||YES||YES|
|NVIDIA GPU Direct||YES||YES|
|Thunderbolt 2/3 Compatible||YES||YES|
8 x AES Audio I/O
2 x Analogue Audio Monitoring
^Refer to Optional Connectivity table for more information. #Available on all models except EB3006X.
Simultaneously preview 4K/UHD HDMI during playback.
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 customisable full-duplex asynchronous DMA engine, deliver unrivalled developer flexibility.
The 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 allows developers to plan for the unexpected and ensure that the show does go on.
4K Neutron can capture, play-through and playout raw transport DVB ASI streams in addition to supporting SDI I/O. 4K Neutron offers the flexibility to choose between capturing 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI, and similarly the flexibility to choose to playback either 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD SDI or ASI. That’s maximum transport flexibility for either live or file-based workflows.
The 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'.
4K Neutron offers a full-height shield and optional connectivity making for ease of integration with traditional workstations and expansion chassis.
The 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.
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, Video4Linux2 and Medialooks MPlatform.
4K Neutron comes with a free SDK and free integration support.
Bluefish444 have developed IngeSTore as a multi-channel ingest tool, which is available FREE with all 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 licensing.