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Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, 6G-SDI technology.
Order Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G2020
(Also Available: Smart Videohub 12 x 12)
Order Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G1212
(Smart Videohub 40×40)Order Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G4040
The world’s first SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format routers!
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 aluminum design features new innovative video monitoring control. Now you can visually route video because 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 though 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 its 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.
Loads of Connections
Up to 20 advanced SDI connections!
Smart Videohub 20 x 20 fits up to a massive 40 6G-SDI connections in a compact one rack unit size! Featuring 6G-SDI inputs and outputs as well as Ethernet for remote control so you can also route via external control panels or from your Mac or PC computer. No other compact router packs more connections in a self contained one rack unit design! For smaller work groups or fly away kits, the Smart Videohub 12 x 12 model gives you all the same advanced features with 12 inputs and 12 outputs.
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 switch 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 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 touch screen 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.
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 analog 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 color 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!