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Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design Broadcast Videohub Routing Switcher

SKU: BMVHUBBR MFR: VHUB/BR
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The Broadcast Videohub from BlackMagic Design is a routing switcher that allows you to connect all your video equipment to a single device and then easily change connection configurations from your computer's desktop. It offers (72) inputs, (144) outputs, (72) deck control ports and audio switching SD, HD and 3Gbs SDI in a single unit.

Built-in rack ears make for easy placement in a standard 19" equipment rack. The unit also features power supplies, the second of which serves as a redundant power source.

What's Included With This Item

  • BlackMagic Design Videohub
  • 2 x Universal Power Supplies
  • BlackMagic Design 3 Year Warranty

Key Features

  • No Manual Patching: In the past most studios have been forced to use manual patching to connect editing workstations and decks. However this can become too complicated for creative designers, graphic artists and editors to understand, plus it gets even more complicated as your studio grows.
  • Industrial Strength Routing Switcher: It is not only based on a revolutionary design but they also have the most advanced electronics technology available today. All Videohub routers include SDI re-clocking so even the longest distance equipment from your router can be connected together.
  • SDI Re-Clocking: Videohub also includes built in SDI re-clockers on each SDI input which regenerate the SDI video signal. Every inch of video cable from your SDI video devices degrades the SDI signal. Expensive premium grade "digital" cables can help, however simply cannot eliminate this loss.
  • Simultaneous SD, HD or 3 Gb/s Video: Videohub makes it easy to run Standard Definition and High Definition equipment now and add 3 Gb/s SDI equipment in the future. That's because Videohub handles mixed SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI connections all on the same router at the same time.
  • Independent Monitoring: Because most editors love monitoring direct from the router, Videohub has up to 144 independent SDI outputs totally dedicated for monitoring. Independent monitoring outputs are great when you need to quickly look at decks and other editing systems in your facility.
  • Deck Control Routing: With up to 144 independent Sony compatible RS-422 serial control ports included, each editing system can control any deck in your facility. Each deck control connection is independently reversible via software control.
  • Network Router Control: Videohub uses software control panels that run on Windows and Mac OS X. This lets you control the router from the same system you edit on. Videohub connects to any computer via USB and is then shared over your local network.
  • World's Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI: With the exciting new 3 Gb/s SDI connections built in, Videohub allows twice the SDI data rate than normal HD-SDI. Use 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing.

Technical Specs

SDI Video Input 72 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable
SDI Video Outputs 144 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable
Multi Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD and SD video
Device Control 72 x bidirectional Sony compatible RS-422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx pin reversible under software control
Router Control USB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP network.
Updates and Configuration USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
Re-clocking On all SDI inputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 3 Gb/s SDI video.
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
HD Format Support 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080i48, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.
2K Format Support 2048 x 1556/23.98 and 24
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-A, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 when using 2 routes
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 Color Precision 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit when using 2 routes
SDI Color Space YUV, or RGB when using 2 routes
SDI Metadata Support Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
SDI Auto Switching Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard
Software Control Router control included free for Windows and Mac OS X
Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
Installation 8 rack unit size. Less than three inches deep
Power Supply 2 x Universal power supplies included. IEC power cables required. Second power supply is permanently connected and works as a redundant power source
Power Fail Protection Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer
Warranty Blackmagic Design 3 years limited warranty
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