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Category: Blackmagic, Professional-Video-Signal-Processing-&-Distribution-Routers-&-Switchers

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Product Highlights

  • Compact - 1U Size
  • 3 GB/s SDI
  • Auto-switching SD / HD
  • Full SDI Re-clocking
  • 32 Attractive Crystal Look Buttons
  • Illuminated Buttons
  • Ethernet Direct Network Connection
  • Simple Installation


The Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub is a 1U-sized professional video switcher with a speed of 3GB/s SDI and an auto-switching feature to instantly switch between HD and SD video formats (depending on the input signal). Full SDI re-clocking is used to make up for lost signals and easier decoding of the signals.

The Videohub includes 16 buttons for destinations and 16 buttons for sources. Routing can be changed by using the destination button and selecting the source. The illuminated control buttons allow you to read the button labels even in dark or poor light.

Ethernet control allows direct connection to the network and is fully compatible with software/hardware control panels.

Note! IEC power cable not included

  • Compact - 1U size
  • 16 SDI inputs and 16 SDI outputs, supports SD, HD
  • 3 GB/s SDI, auto-switching SD, HD and full SDI re-clocking
  • Allows simultaneous SD, HD, and 3 GB/s SDI formats on the router
  • 16 buttons for destinations and 16 buttons for sources
  • Button caps can be removed for easy labeling
  • Control panel is built into the front panel with no other setup required
  • Illuminated control buttons
  • Control interfaces for USB, direct Ethernet and RS-422 serial
  • USB connection
  • Ethernet control allows direct connection to the computer network and is fully compatible with Blackmagic Design's wide range of software control panels and Videohub Smart Control hardware control panel
  • Simple installation
  • Reference input compatible with black burst and tri-sync
  • Serial port for router control
  • 12 volt universal power supply included; IEC power cable sold seperately
  • SDI Video Input: 16 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s HD and 2K switchable

  • SDI Video Output: 16 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s HD and 2K switchable

  • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI

  • Device Control: None

  • Router Control: 32 buttons for local control of Videohub or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP network

  • Router Configuration: Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP network

  • RS-422 Router Control: 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching

  • Updates: 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

  • Reference Input: Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and 2K
  • Standards
  • 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 Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4

  • 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

  • SDI Color Space: YUV or RGB

  • 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, 3 Gb/s SDI and DVB-ASI 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
    Power Supply 1 x Universal power supply
    Power Fail Protection Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 1.8 x 1" (483 x 46 x 25mm)

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