Blackmagic Design – Universal Videohub

Blackmagic Design

£2,047.50 ex.Vat £2,457.00 inc.Vat

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Rack frame lets you add up to 18 BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI interfaces plus a single 72 x 72 crosspoint and power card. Includes removable fan tray and fans.

Product Description

Universal Videohub lets you build your own broadcast quality 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fibre SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats. Universal Videohub frames come in a choice of two sizes that let you expand your router up to either a 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint size. Every interface module in the router is card based, with each card featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Mix and match interfaces and build a router with all SDI, all optical fibre SDI or a combination of both.

  • Fully Scalable
  • Add either SDI or Optical Fiber SDI interface cards
  • Auto stand detection
  • Handles mixed SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI connections
  • Deck control
  • Re-clocking
  • 24/7 reliability


  • SDI Video Input
    • Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fibre SDI.
  • SDI Video Output
    • Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fibre SDI.
  • Thunderbolt Port
    • Up to 72 x Thunderbolt ports for SD, HD and 2K uncompressed or compressed video capture and playback with attached computers.
  • Reference Input
    • 1 x Blackburst and TriSync for all SD, HD and 2K SDI and optical connections.
    • Up to 72 x, Blackburst and TriSync paired with Thunderbolt ports on Universal Videohub Editing Interface cards.
  • Multi-Rate Support
    • Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
  • Updates
    • USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
  • Device Control
    • Up to 72 bi-directional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.
  • Router Control
    • Use either RJ45 Ethernet or Smart Control shared over IP network.
  • Router Configuration
    • Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 (IP setting only) high-speed interface shared over IP network.
  • RS-422 Router Control
    • 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.
  • Reclocking
    • On all SDI outputs.


  • SD Format Support
    • 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support
    • 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 720p23.98,
    • 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60.
  • 2K Format Support
    • 2048 x 1556/23.98/24/25.
  • 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 connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 2K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.
  • SDI Video Sampling
    • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
  • SDI Audio Sampling
    • The television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • SDI Color Precision
    • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit.
  • SDI Color Space
    • YUV or RGB.
  • SDI Auto Switching
    • Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s 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.


  • Internal Software Upgrade
    • Via included firmware updater application.
  • Software Control
    • Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.
  • Physical Installation
    • 5 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.
  • Power Fail Protection
    • Router connections preserved and restored instantly to power on independently of the host computer.
  • Power Supply
    • Redundant power supply options are available. GPI connector for connecting external alarms.

Product Warranty

  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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