Blackmagic Design – Smart Videohub 40×40 UltraHD Mixed Format Router
£2,267.00 ex. VAT £2,720.40 inc. VAT
Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40×40 UltraHD Mixed Format Router
The Smart Videohub 40 x 40 is a larger advanced Ultra HD mixed format router with built-in control panel and monitoring. Ideal for larger workgroups and mobile broadcasting, it includes advanced 6G-SDI connections so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time. You also get revolutionary new visual routing with the unique spin knob control, push button panel and the built-in LCD screen. Also includes Ethernet for remote control and a fully customizable software development kit for Mac and Windows.
The world’s first SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format router.
Introducing the exciting new Smart Videohub, the world’s first Ultra HD mixed format routers with built-in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub includes the latest 6G-SDI technology so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time! You also get revolutionary new visual routing that lets you see your router connections as video on the built-in LCD as you scroll the knob to select your routing. Now you can route your video simply by looking at the video!
Perfect for Portable use
Broadcast grade routing that’s easy to use
Smart Videohub is perfect for broadcast, post or live production! Smart Videohub’s super compact size means its perfect for use in large broadcast systems or portable mini racks for live production where cameras, switchers, recording and monitors are all simply connected to Smart Videohub. Now you can avoid messy rewiring because you can connect everything to the router and then quickly change connections from job to job without reconnecting a single cable!
Innovative control and monitoring in a compact design
Smart Videohub’s beautiful machined aluminium design features new innovative video monitoring control. Now you can visually route video because of the built-in monitor lets you see live video, crosspoint connection labels and TV formats displayed simultaneously. You can make selections with the spin knob or switch video with the dedicated button panel. Choose from two incredible models! The Smart Videohub 12 x 12 and 20 x 20 both feature the amazing new control panel, built-in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact single rack unit design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer!
Route your video by looking at it
Scan through video at lightning speed! Smart Videohub’s super fast spin knob control lets you dial through your router cross points while displaying live video combined with custom on-screen labels. Scroll order is arranged alphabetically so it’s easy to find the crosspoint you are looking for! The spin knob control combined with visual routing is the fastest way to route! Imagine scrolling through your connections while viewing them as live video on the LCD! On screen, labels support Unicode so they work in non-Roman character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish and more. That means if you have labels in Japanese it will appear on the front panel in Japanese exactly the same as it appears on the software control panel on your computer.
Built-in Video Monitoring
Built-in video, label and format monitoring!
Now you can monitor all the live video connected to your Videohub. The built-in LCD lets you see your video in virtually every TV format! That means you don’t need a separate external monitor because it’s built into the front panel of the router itself! You can look at any source or destination and confirm the correct video inputs are being sent to the correct video outputs. Built-in monitoring is perfect when space is tight, such as mini racks and broadcast trucks.
Advanced 6G-SDI Technology
The highest quality digital video in SD, HD and Ultra HD
Smart Videohub features advanced 6G-SDI connections that allow high-resolution Ultra HD video using a single SDI connection while retaining full compatibility with all SD and HD-SDI equipment. You get the perfect quality of SDI video connections with the flexibility to work in any television format you like, as well as 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 colour sampling. Even if you’re not running in Ultra HD now, you can still work in SD or HD today and be ready for Ultra HD when you need it.
All Video Formats Simultaneously
Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously
Smart Video includes multi-format technology so you can simultaneously connect SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment all on the same router at the same time. SDI products from Blackmagic Design will automatically detect the SDI video format when it changes and instantly switches standards. This means you can seamlessly work in NTSC and PAL SD, 720 and 1080 HD and even 2160 Ultra HD at any frame rate, all at the same time on the single router!
Ultra HD Quality, HD Compatibility
The broadcast industry’s video standard of the future
Get amazing images that are so detailed it’s like being there! With Ultra HD you get 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video for a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size. The new Smart Videohub easily handles the enormous data rates of full resolution Ultra HD video as well as SD and HD video. Ultra HD is the broadcast standard of the future and production of 4K content is accelerating! Smart Videohub’s advanced 6G-SDI multi-format connections are compatible with your existing SD-SDI and HD-SDI equipment as well as the latest Ultra HD gear.
External Software Control
Control routing via a network on Mac and Windows!
If you want to control your Smart Videohub anywhere then the included free Videohub software control for Mac and Windows is the perfect solution. Videohub control software has a great looking interface with amazing icon buttons. When used with new touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel! You can even download the new software control panel for Apple iPad® that lets you use it as a fantastic, low-cost touchscreen router panel, it’s free on the App Store!
Hardware Control Panels
Add incredible rack mount hardware control panels
For dedicated remote router panels, you can choose between Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control. Both optional panels connect to your network via Ethernet and can control any Videohub model. Videohub Smart Control is ideal for direct cut bus style routing to monitors or decks, while Videohub Master Control gives you full spin knob control and direct label entry with an LCD display to see your router crosspoint labels. You get perfect integration and 24/7 broadcast reliability with Blackmagic Videohub remote panels!
Free software developer kit
Customize your control options for any installation! Videohub lets you create your own custom router control with the free software developer kit. As a developer, you can download the Videohub SDK for sample code and control protocol information. You’ll get all the information you need to create your own hardware or software remote control. You can also use the RS-422 protocol to control Videohub as a slave device for router crosspoint switching, or even use telnet instructions from your computer.
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|SDI Video Input||40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.|
|SDI Video Output||40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.|
|Reference Input||Black burst and Tri-level sync for SD, HD and 4K.|
|Reference Output||Reference terminating loop output.|
|Multi Rate Support||Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD and SD video.|
|Updates||USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface or via Ethernet.|
|Router Control||40 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.|
|Router Configuration||Via front panel LCD or RJ45 Ethernet. USB for firmware updates and IP address setting only.|
|RS-422 Router Control||1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.|
|Reclocking||On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G-SDI video.|
|SD Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.|
|HD Format Support||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.|
|2K Format Support||2048x1080p23.98, 2048x1080p24, 2048x1080p25, 2048x1080PsF23.98, 2048x1080PsF24, 2048x1080PsF25.|
|4K Format Support||3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p24.|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-A, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.|
|SDI Video rates||SDI video inputs are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 4K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI.|
|SDI Video Sampling||4:2:2 and 4:4:4.|
|SDI Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.|
|SDI Colour Precision||10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.|
|SDI Colour Space||YUV or RGB.|
|SDI Auto Switching||Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 6G-SDI and DVB-ASI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.|
|SDI Metadata Support||Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.|
|Software Control||Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.|
|Internal Software Upgrade||Via included updater application.|
|Built-in 5” LCD for video and menu settings.|
|2 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.|
|Power Fail Protection||Crosspoint connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.|
|Power Supply||IEC power cables required. 2 x 90 – 240V AC inputs for full redundancy.|
|TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY|
|Operating Temperature||0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 90% non-condensing|
Share everything and change connections instantly
Once you’ve used routing in your studio you’ll never look back! Manual patching is messy and can be confusing. Using Smart Videohub for routing saves you time and lets you share resources by connecting everything in your studio at the highest possible quality, with simple and fast controls. You get instant connections between all of your equipment, and can even send the same signal to multiple destinations at the same time! That would be impossible with a manual patch bay!
SD, HD and Ultra HD
Be ready for the latest Ultra HD equipment! Smart Videohub models feature advanced 6G-SDI connections for Ultra HD video that are also compatible with standard definition and high definition SDI equipment. That means you can connect virtually any device used in television production, even old standard definition tape machines that are over 20 years old! You can even convert analogue equipment to SDI by connecting the popular Blackmagic Mini Converters to your Smart Videohub. That means even the oldest, as well as the newest broadcast equipment, can be connected everywhere in your facility, all on the same router at the same time!
Connect Your Workstations
Share broadcast displays and decks
Perfect for broadcast creative departments, Smart Videohub lets multiple users share expensive equipment like broadcast decks or large presentation screens. You can use Smart Videohub in your editing or colour grading suites to monitor your output, then switch to monitor the VTR when mastering out to tape. Smart Videohub makes it easy to share all your equipment from anywhere in your studio with the touch of a button!
Incredibly compact design
The amazing space-saving design of Smart Videohub 20 x 20 fits all 40 SDI connections into 1RU, perfect for small studios or OB vans with limited rack space. You can connect your switcher, all of your cameras, decks, and monitoring equipment, and still have spare cross points for unexpected feeds on location. That means you can instantly change setups from job to job without recabling! No other router gives you more connections in a single rack unit design!
Supercharge Digital Signage
Perfect for multi-screen SD, HD, and Ultra HD distribution
Whether you’re feeding massive outdoor digital signs or distributing content to a series of HD displays, Smart Videohub can help you manage the distribution of video to all of your screens from one central location, or even over the internet! There’s even a free developer SDK if you need to integrate Videohub into an existing digital signage installation. Smart Videohub makes it simple to control even the largest network of digital signs and screens!
Connect and share presentation equipment
Videohub makes it easy to share professional video equipment, like broadcast decks, between multiple presentation rooms, all from a central location. That means you can share heavy and expensive video equipment without having to move it! HDMI gear, like PCs and projectors, can also be routed and shared when you connect them with Blackmagic Mini Converters. Videohub switching can be controlled from a single location or remotely from any presentation room!
Dub multiple formats without changing cables
Now you can instantly connect decks to each other without having to pull cables or manually patch video. You can even route the video from one deck through a professional converter, like a Teranex, and out to any other deck for pristine format conversions. Videohub routing means you never need to pull cables or change connections again. Everything can be routed using the built-in control panel, a remote panel, or software on your Mac, PC, or iPad!
Expand your switcher with more inputs
Sometimes you have more camera sources than your switcher has inputs. You can connect your cameras to a Videohub before routing them to the switcher to massively increase the available inputs for your live production. That means you can create a much larger live production switcher, or you can even use Videohub to connect two ATEM switchers together to create an even bigger switcher!
Who said routers can’t be well designed?
With a machined metal design and easy to use front panel, Smart Videohub’s are also built for the most demanding 24/7 broadcast environments and feature a unique design that gives you advanced technology in an incredibly small size. Featuring revolutionary visual routing combined with built-in monitoring and front control panel, Smart Videohub gives you up to 40 6G-SDI connections, has a built-in power supply, external reference, USB, remote and network control ports, all in a compact 1 RU design!
Machined Metal Design
Elegant and rugged aluminium front panel
The new Smart Videohub’s feature an elegant front panel that is machined from a solid block of aluminium. It looks great in your studio and is also strong enough to withstand the bumps and shocks when installing in outside broadcast vehicles. The front panel includes illuminated push buttons, a full-colour video screen and a spin knob for visual routing control.
Front Panel Control
Find and select video sources quickly
The front panel of the new Smart Videohub features illuminated buttons for source and destination selections as well as function controls. Smart Videohub lets you select any destination and immediately see its current routed source. The fastest way to select a new source is to directly press the input you want and use the dedicated “Take” button to confirm and make the switch. All buttons are softly backlit and illuminate fully when selected so they can be read in even the darkest equipment room. IP settings and router configuration can easily be set from the front panel.
The innovative design of Smart Videohub combines front panel controls and built-in monitoring to give you all new, revolutionary Visual Routing capabilities! Use the spin knob to quickly scroll through all of your SD, HD, and Ultra HD sources. It’s the fastest and most accurate way route video! As you spin the knob, the video is instantly displayed on the built-in LCD, along with source labels, format, and frame rate information. Visual Routing lets you route video quickly and more confidently than ever before!
24/7 broadcast reliability
Smart Videohub is a true broadcast grade routing switcher! It is designed for the most demanding broadcast and post-production environments with advanced technology and professional connections. Featuring a built-in universal power supply, industry standard Ethernet, USB and RS-422 control connections. You also get broadcast grade BNC connectors for the highest quality 6G-SDI digital video connections with built-in re-clocking to guarantee the longest cable lengths!
Auto-ranging power supply anywhere in the world
Smart Videohub can be installed in outside broadcast vans, machine rooms or broadcast studios anywhere in the world. The universal power supply uses a standard IEC connection and is auto-ranging, so it will automatically accommodate the input voltage and frequency of your region. With flexible universal power support, there’s no need for an additional transformer or power converter, no matter where you are in the world!
More control choices than any other router
Control your Smart Videohub router from anywhere in your building. Route video from the front panel control, or select from a wide range of rack-mountable hardware for remote control over Ethernet. Broadcast designers, editors and colourists can even route video using the innovative Videohub Software Control for their Mac or PC workstations, or wirelessly with an iPad. A software development kit is also available for integrators that want to build custom routing solutions.
Front Panel Control
Super fast Visual Routing
Smart Videohub features unique Visual Routing which makes routing super fast and error free! You can quickly find the source or destination you are looking for at the push of a button, or by using the unique spin knob control to scroll through your video. Source video, format, and labels are displayed on the built-in LCD screen, so you always know that you’re making the right choice. With the all-new Smart Videohub, it’s never been easier to make super fast and accurate routing decisions!
Videohub Smart Control
Videohub Smart Control is a compact 1 RU panel that controls your Videohub over your existing Ethernet network. It features 40 customizable buttons that can be set to any cross point so you can quickly switch video sources using fast, direct “cut-bus” style routing. Each panel can be set up for 1, 2, or more destinations, so you can control video routing to multiple decks and monitors from one panel!
Videohub Master Control
Ethernet hardware panel with spin knob control. The Videohub Master Control is a remote 1RU panel that gives you complete control over your entire router from anywhere in the studio. Simply connect Master Control to your ethernet network and you get full control of every crosspoint on your router. The front panel features programmable buttons, spin knob control and an elegant LCD for displaying source and destination labels. That means you can see and route all of your cross-points remotely, even on the biggest Videohub!
Network router control from your desktop
When you’re editing, grading, or doing broadcast design, the best place to control your router is right on your desktop! All Videohub models include free software that you can install on your Mac or Windows PC. The attractive, icon-based router control software includes multiple views so you can choose the layout that’s best for your work.
Push Button View
Pushbutton View is the fastest and most intuitive way to control your router! It features large buttons with elegant icons that represent the most common post-production equipment. That means you get a router control interface that looks just like your facility. Pushbutton View is ideally designed to work on touchscreen monitors and gives you the most fluid, computer-based routing control you’ll ever experience!
Personal Router Views
With Personal Router View you can see every connection in a single window, or create a personal set to see only the equipment you want. This means you get a much smaller interface window that won’t get in the way of other software, such as editing or design tools. There is also a special Router Control View that lets system administrators label and manages all of the connections in your facility. Personal Router View gives you the flexibility to focus on just the connections you need!
Get portable router control anywhere in your facility
Available free from the App Store, the Videohub Pushbutton View looks stunning on your Apple iPad. That means you can use an iPad over your wireless network to change routing from any room in your studio, all without using dedicated panels or computers!
Connect via Ethernet
Add network control panels quickly
Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control panels use standard Ethernet networking. That means you can plug into the existing computer network. Both control panels feature (PoE) power over Ethernet so if used with an Ethernet switch that includes PoE support, no external power supply is required. Videohub hardware control panels also include a loop through Ethernet, perfect for looping dozens of control panels so you save hundreds on Ethernet cabling!
Easy to install
Multiple connection options for easy setup and control
Installing Smart Videohub is simple and easy! Designed to fit perfectly in standard 19″ equipment racks, the video hub built-in control panel not only switches video, it also lets you set the network IP address in the settings menu. That means you can customize crosspoint labels and control routing via your IP network over Ethernet or even using WiFi! Or you can quickly set up Videohub by connecting USB directly to your computer! With a router set up this simple, you can set up your studio in minutes!
Customize your Videohub controls
Videohub includes a free software development kit so any developer or system integrator can easily add protocol support for integration into other routing infrastructures. The SDK supports industry standard C and includes software libraries, sample code, and documentation. Using the Videohub SDK you can create customized software or hardware remote control solutions with unique interfaces.