A free firmware update is being offered by Bluefish444 for its Epoch | 4K Neutron video card. This allows input and output of UHD video in the two sample interleaved (SMPTE ST425-¬5)image format, adding to the existing quad split image format.
The two sample Interleaved image format arranges pixels such that each of the four 3G-SDI links carries a 1/4 resolution version of the complete UHDTV image, allowing cost effective HD monitoring, said the company.
This format has been adopted by various camera manufacturers, represents the image format suggested by SMPTE in ST425-¬5 and will allow Bluefish444 customers to integrate with next generation UHDTV video equipment.
The free update to Epoch | 4K Neutron, which also offers 4K HDMI preview support, is available for download from the Bluefish444 website.