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Product Highlights

  • Eliminates Manual Patching
  • Software-Controlled Routing
  • Multiple Input, Output & Control Ports
  • Supports SD, HD & 3Gbps SDI
  • Rackmountable
  • Slimline Profile


The Studio Videohub Router from Blackmagic Design is a solution designed to eliminate complicated, manual video patching by allowing you to connect all your equipment to a single router controlled via software. This unit is a broadcast-grade routing switcher that features (16) inputs, (32) outputs, and (16) deck control ports. It supports auto-switching with SD, HD, and 3Gbps SDI. The chassis can be mounted in a standard 19" equipment rack and its slimline profile is only several inches deep.

Eliminate Manual Patching
Use this solution to avoid the need for manual patching by routing all your equipment through a single hub and controlling connections via a software panel.
Industrial Design
Features such as signal reclocking and redundant power supplies make this an industrial solution.
SDI Re-Clocking
SDI reclockers are included on each SDI input, thereby eliminating signal degradation that occurs in cabling and allowing for longer transmission distances.
Support Up to 3Gbs SDI
Support up for up to 3Gbps HD-SDI allows for increased data-transfer speeds without sacrificing backwards compatibility with SD/HD-SDI signals.
Independent Monitoring
Independent SDI outputs allow for totally dedicated monitoring direct from the router
Deck Control Routing
Independent Sony RS-422 control ports allow each editing system in your facility to control any deck.
Network Router Control
A software control panel that runs on Windows or Mac systems allows you to control the router from the same system you use to edit. This solution connects via a USB port and can be shared over a local network.
Input SDI Video Input:
16 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3Gbs HD and 2K switchable
Output SDI Video Output:
32 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3Gbs HD and 2K switchable
Re-clock Signal On all SDI inputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 3Gbs SDI video
Update Interface USB 2.0 high speed (480Mbs) interface
Control Device Control:
16 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
Standards 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 Mbs standard definition SDI, 1.5Gbs HD-SDI and 3Gbs 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 Gbs SDI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard
Power Power Supply:
3 x universal power supplies included
IEC power cables required
Third 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
Dimensions (HxWxD) Full dimensions not specified by manufacturer
2U rack height
Less than 3" deep
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

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