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Compact 6G-SDI router with built in re-synchronizers on all inputs allows clean switching between all video sources of the same video standard, and can be used as 12 re-synchronizers for automatic re-timing of SDI feeds. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch supports 12 inputs and 12 outputs in virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats. Supports multiple formats on the same router at the same time and will clean switch between multiple formats that match the reference frame rate when the switching is between the same video standard. Includes front panel button and spin knob routing, elegant machined metal front panel with LCD for routing display and video monitoring and remote Ethernet control.

 

Smart Videohub

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 or 12G-SDI technology depending on the model, so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video, all the way up to high frame rate 2160p60, 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 it's 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!

 

Compact Design

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 three incredible models! The Smart Videohub 12x12, 20x20 and 40x40 all feature the amazing new control panel, built in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer!

 

Visual Routing

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, 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.

 

Loads of Connections

Up to 40 x 40 size for advanced routing applications!

When you need larger routers for serious sized facilities, the Smart Videohub range has the options you need. You can select from models with a small 12 x 12 size, all the way up to 20 x 20 and a massive 40 x 40 sources and destinations, all with 6G-SDI technology. For external remote control, Ethernet is included so you can also route from a choice of hardware based control panel for your Mac or Windows computer. For integration into broadcast systems, RS422 control is included and the router supports tri-sync and black burst reference.

 

Smart Videohub 12G 40x40

The world’s first 12G-SDI high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 router!

Introducing the incredible new Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, the world’s most advanced technology router for all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, all the way up to 2160p60! Ultra HD is being adopted quickly so you never know when you are going to need to connect 12G-SDI devises into your systems. Smart Videohub 12G ensures it will always be ready to route signals from the latest switchers, cameras, decks, monitors and more. Because Smart Videohub12G 40x40 features multi-rate 12G-SDI on BNC SDI connectors, it works with all of your existing SD and HD gear and is fully compatible with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD gear. That means you can drop it in to replace your existing router today without having to rewire your entire facility! Smart Videohub 12G gives you the confidence to route any SD, HD or Ultra HD signal from any device today and in the future!

 

Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12

Glitch free clean live switching and resynchronization

When you need to cleanly switch between video sources to monitors or directly to air, you need timed or genlocked signals. If you cannot guarantee perfectly timed source signals but you still need to clean switch then Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 is the special model of Videohub that features resynchronization on all inputs so you get perfect clean feeds every time! Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 has all of the same great features of Smart Videohub 12x12 plus includes full resynchronization on every input so the router automatically re times all inputs to ensure clean, glitch free switching between router cross points. Sources of the same resolutions and the same frame rate can even be output directly to air for smooth, cuts only production. Just like all Smart Videohub models, you can control Smart Videohub CleanSwitch directly from the front panel or remotely over ethernet using the Videohub Control Panel software on a Mac or PC.

 

All Video Formats Simultaneously

Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously!

Smart Videohub 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!

 

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 touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel! You can even download the 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 Co ntrol. 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!

 

Custom Control

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

 

Connections

SDI Video Input

12

SDI Video Output

12

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G.

Video Input Re-Sync

On all 12 inputs for clean switch.

SDI Reclocking

On all SDI outputs.

Reference Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Control Panel Connection

Ethernet.

Serial Control Connection

RJ-6 RS RS-422.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD and SD video.

Updates

USB.

Front Panel Router Control

12 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.

RS-422 Router Control

1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12

Standards

SD Video Standard

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL.

HD Video Standard

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF9.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Video Standard

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p 
2K DCI23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

Ultra HD Video Standard

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30

4K Video Standard

4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 424M Level A and B, SMPTE 425M, ITU?R BT.656 and ITU?R BT.601.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48kHz 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, and 6G-SDI on each input.

SDI Metadata Support

Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.

Control

Built-in Control Panel

12 buttons for local control of Videohub with 6 buttons and scroll wheel for menu control. 2.2 inch color display.

External Control Panel

Includes Blackmagic Videohub software control panel for Mac OS X and Windows. Supports Blackmagic Smart Control and Blackmagic Master Control hardware panels. Includes Blackmagic Videohub SDK and Ethernet Videohub Control Protocol.

Software

Software Control

Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application.

Operating Systems

Mac Icon

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Display

Built-in LCD for video and menu settings.

Power Requirements

Power Fail Protection

Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.

Power Supply

IEC power cable required. 90 - 240V AC input.

Physical Specifications

Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12

Physical Installation

1 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.

Environmental Specifications

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

What's Included

Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12

SD card with software and manual

Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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