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BOLT4 – 4-port HD-SDI Capture via Thunderbolt

$1,599.00 $1,349.00

Connect 4 HD cameras to your Thunderbolt 1 or 2 enabled laptop* using the new BOLT4 from Tom Sinclair and ESB.

Perfect for portable streaming setups, the BOLT4 fits easily into a backpack with your laptop and cameras. Then back in the studio, it plugs right into your Thunderbolt 1 or 2 enabled PC.* The best of both worlds.

Small enough to fit into a backpack or carry-on bag.

Tom’s Note: Don’t let its appearance fool you. It may look more like a drive-thru speaker at a fast food restaurant, but it’s really a super portable, high tech video capture device.

*  Thunderbolt 3 requires this adapter.

Description

Your live video production software like vMix, Wirecast or VidBlaster will recognize the BOLT4 as four separate cameras.

What Comes in the Box

  • BOLT4
  • Power converter & cord
  • 3′ Thunderbolt cable
  • Link to download driver

Technical Specifications

 

Supported Software
  • VLC
  • VirtualDub
  • OBS
  • xSplit
  • vMix
  • VidBlaster
  • Wirecast
  • Microsoft Media Encoder
  • Adobe Flash Media Encoder
  • Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software
Input Interfaces
  • 4x BNC
    • SD/HD/3G SDI
Output Interfaces
  • PCIe Gen2 x4
Input Features
  • Support for input video resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
SDI Specific Features
  • Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD signals
  • Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
  • Support for 2K (2048×1080) mode
  • Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Support for 10/12-bit color depth
  • Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
  • Support for up to 8 audio channels at 48KHz
  • Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
  • Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
  • Limited support of 3Gb-DL:
    • 2K YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    • Other modes: full supported
  • Limited support for capture of the first link of dual link interfaces:
    • YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    • YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit: captured as 4:2:2
    • RGB 4:4:4: R/B sub-sampled
Video Output Formats
  • Support for output image resolutions up to 2048×2048 pixels
  • Support for output frame rates up to 120fps. (Actual output frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions – above 1280×1024 – by the pixel clock of the on-board video processing hardware. eg. Max frame rate at 1920×1080 = ~80fps. )
  • Support for 4:2:0 8-bit output formats: NV12, I420, YV12
  • Support for 4:2:2 8-bit output formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
  • Support for 4:4:4 8-bit output formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
  • Support for 4:4:4 10-bit output formats: V410, Y410
  • More output formats are supported via Pro Capture SDK for DirectKS
Video Processing Features
  • Two video processing pipelines with ~180Mpixels/s processing bandwidth for each one
  • Full 10-bit video processing
  • Video cropping
  • Video scaling
  • Video de-interlacing
    • Weave
    • Blend top & bottom field
    • Top field only
    • Bottom field only
  • Video aspect ratio conversion
    • Auto or manual selection of input aspect ratio
    • Auto or manual selection of output aspect ratio
    • Three aspect ratio conversion modes: Ignore (Anamorphic), Cropping or Padding (Letterbox or Pillarbox)
  • Video color format conversion
    • Auto or manual selection of input color format & quantization range
    • Auto or manual selection of output color format, quantization range & saturation range
    • Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats
    • Support for Limited or Full quantization range
    • Support for Limited, Full & ‘Extended gamut’ saturation range
  • Video frame rate conversion
  • Video OSD composition
    • Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048×2048)
    • Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

Warranty/Tech Support

  • One year parts and labor
  • Unlimited tech support
  • Ships UPS Ground – fully insured
  • Not returnable. All sales are final.

 

Tom talks about the BOLT4 on Streaming Idiots…
(Fast forward to about 10:30)

Shipping Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 16 x 7 x 4 in