Epoch | Neutron

Epoch | Neutron features

Neutron can capture 2K/HD/SD 1.5G and playout 2K/HD/SD 1.5G SDI or HDMI.

2K/HD/SD SDI I/O features


Epoch | Neutron. 2K/HD/SD 1.5Gb and playout 2K/HD/SD 1.5Gb SDI or HDMI.

 12/10/8-BIT YUV10/8-BIT 3D YUV10/8-BIT RGB12-BIT RGB
2K HD 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 fps YES YES YES* YES*
2K HD 48, 50, 59, 60 fps YES* YES* NA NA
SD 25, 29 fps YES YES YES* YES*

NA - Not applicable. *Via Dual Link 1.5G.


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  Epoch | Neutron Epoch | Neutron LP Epoch | 4K Neutron
SD-SDI 2 2 2
1.5G HD-SDI 3 3 3
3G-SDI (Level A+B) NO NO 3
Dual Link 1.5G
Dual Link 3G (Level A+B) NO NO YES
Quad Link 1.5G NO NO NO
Quad Link 3G (Level A+B) NO NO NO
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
Dedicated Reference INPUT YES^
Breakout cable
8 x AES Audio I/O
2 x analogue audio monitoring
Auxiliary Reference INPUT

^Refer to Optional Connectivity table for more information. 1Additional shield available on request.

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Optional connectivity

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 | Neutron. EB3007B. EB3007C. EB3007F.


Part Number



EB3007B Epoch | Neutron Full-height: AUX Reference INPUT
EB3007C Epoch | Neutron Full-height: AES audio I/O / Analogue audio OUTPUT/ RS-422 / Auxiliary Reference INPUT
EB3007F Epoch | Neutron LP Low-profile: HDMI

Bi-directional I/O’s provide unrivalled flexibility

Epoch | Neutron. Bi-Directional I/O’s provide unrivalled flexibility.

Neutron provides flexibility like no other, with three industry-standard BNC video connectors, each allowing HD/SD-SDI inputs or outputs. Each BNC connector can be any frame-rate and frequency of your choosing.


HDMI 1.4 monitoring

Epoch | Neutron. HDMI 1.4 Monitoring.

Neutron includes a cost-effective HDMI monitoring solution supporting 2K/HD video resolutions. Enjoy simultaneous HDMI & SDI from Neutron.


Maintaining a 12-bit processing pipeline

Epoch | 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 4 times the colour precision of a traditional 10-bit processing pipeline!


Maintaining the highest quality RGB <=> YUV

Epoch | Neutron. 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.


Thunderbolt expansion chassis compatibility

Epoch | Neutron. Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Compatibility.

Popular PCI Express and Thunderbolt expansion chassis' are designed to be light and portable. Neutron is compatible with them all from the smallest single slot devices right through to much larger multi-slot devices.

For the full list of qualified third-party chassis visit Bluefish444 Certified Solutions page.


Low-latency video keyer

Epoch | Neutron. Low Latency Video Keyer.

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, tickers, 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.


Maximum connectivity

Epoch | Neutron. Maximum Connectivity.

Neutron features additional connectivity beyond the three HD-SDI/Reference INPUT BNC and HDMI output that includes;

  • RS-422 machine control for control of VTR’s 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 Reference INPUT connector frees the 3rd BNC for SD/HD video I/O.

Primary hardware colour corrector

Epoch | Neutron. Primary Hardware Colour Corrector.

When the Bluefish444 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.


Cross-platform support with industry-leading 3rd-party software

Epoch | Neutron. Cross platform support with Industry leading 3rd party software.

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.


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