BlueFish444: supported models

BlueFish444, usually referred to as simply BlueFish is an Australian company that makes high-quality I/O boards since 1998. The company positions its products as those made for the demanding customer: when there's a complex, non-standard task, the most likely choice is BlueFish.

BlueFish provides a universal SDK, so all products should work successfully with both MFormats and MPlatform. Below are the models that we have tested in our lab.

Device Inputs Outputs Supported formats and features
Epoch Neutron

Interface:
4-lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible)

Driver:
5.11.0.35
Video:
2 x 
8/10/12-bit SDI
 

Audio:

  • 16 embedded channels per SDI
  • 8 channels of AES ID3 
Video:
  • 2 x 8/10/12-bit SDI
  • 1 x HDMI

Audio:
  • 16 embedded channels per SDI 
  • 8 channels of AES ID3 
  • 2 channels -10DBU  
SD formats:
  • NTSC  720 x 486i (29.97)
  • PAL 720 x 576i (25)

HD formats:
  • 1280 x 720p (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)
  • 1920 x 1080i (25, 29.97, 30)
  • 1920 x 1080P/PsF (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30)
  • 1920 x 1080p/PsF (48, 50, 59.94, 60)
  • 1920 x 1080P/PsF (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30)

2K formats:
  • 2048 x 1080p/PsF (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30)
  • 2048 x 1080P/PsF (48, 50, 59.94, 60) 

Metadata:
  • Closed captioning
  • 3 Line VITC
  • Custom Packets 
Epoch Supernova S+

Interface:
4-lane PCI-Express (8 and 16 lane compatible)

Driver:
5.11.0.35 
Video:
4 x 12-bit SDI
 
Audio:

  • 16 embedded channels per SDI 
  • 8 channels of AES ID3   
Video:
4 x 12-bit SDI
 
Audio:

  • 16 embedded channels per SDI
  • 8 channels of AES ID3
  • 2 channels analog
SD formats:
  • NTSC 720 x 486i (59.94)
  • PAL 720 x 576i (50.00)

HD formats:
  • 1280 x 720p (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)
  • 1920 x 1080i (47.96, 48, 50, 59.94, 60)
  • 1920 x 1080PsF (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30)
  • 1920 x 1080p (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.96, 48,50, 59.94, 60)
 
2K formats:
  • 2048 x 1080p (23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.96, 48,50, 59.94, 60)
  • 2048 x 1080i (47.96, 48, 50, 59.94, 60) 
  • 2048 x 1556PsF (14.98, 15, 18.98, 19)
 
4K formats:
  • Digital Cinema 4096 x 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI
  • 4K QFHD 3840 x 2160 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI
  • Digital Cinema 4096 x 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit Dual Link HD-SDI
  • 4K QFHD 3840 x 2160 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit HD-SDI 

Metadata:
  • Closed captioning
  • 3 Line VITC
  • Custom Packets