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Blackmagic Universal Videohub 72 Crosspoint

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Rack frame lets you add up to 18 BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI interfaces plus a single 72 x 72 crosspoint and power card. Includes removable fan tray and fans.

 

Build your own 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fiber router!

Universal Videohub lets you build your own broadcast quality 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fiber SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats. Universal Videohub frames come in a choice of two sizes that let you expand your router up to either a 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint size. Every interface module in the router is card based, with each card featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Mix and match interfaces and build a router with all SDI, all optical fiber SDI or a combination of both.

 

Amazing Routing Options

Universal Videohub is perfect for when you need to route SDI and optical fiber connections. Get incredible 3 Gb/s SDI routing, plus the ability to send and receive video signals over long distances using optical fiber. That’s great for use in larger facilities and for large scale events. Route directly from one SDI or optical fiber device to another, from SDI to optical fiber or vice versa. Only Universal Videohub lets you upgrade to a larger rack frame and protect your investment in interface cards and power supplies!

 

Innovative Features

Universal Videohub 72 lets you add up to 18 interface cards, and Universal Videohub 288 up to 72 cards, which is great for broadcast and post facilities with lots of equipment. You can hot swap interface cards while working live without the need to power down the router.

 

Intelligent Design

Universal Videohub models feature a frame based design with the freedom to build a router to suit your needs. The design also integrates crosspoint and power redundancy and when you need to expand you can use the same interface cards in a larger frame.

 

Automatic SDI Switching

3 Gb/s SDI connections automatically switch between SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats, so you can move the highest quality video between all your editing systems, decks, monitors and more. Simultaneously route copper SDI and optical fiber SDI signals in the same router.

 

Modular Interface Cards

Each SDI and optical fiber SDI interface card features 4 inputs and 4 outputs, plus a breakout cable port for deck control. The Universal Videohub Deck Control Cable breaks out to 4 separate RS-422 connections. SDI and optical fiber interface cards also support 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, so all the audio channels in your signal are routed together with the video. For maximum flexibility, interface cards are all the same size and fit both Universal Videohub 72 and Universal Videohub 288, which is great if you need to use an alternative frame size in the future.

 

Universal Videohub 72 or 288

Universal Videohub 72 is a fully scalable 3 Gb/s SDI and deck control router. Add either regular copper SDI or optical fiber SDI interface cards as you need, up to a 72 x 72 SDI size router. The Universal Videohub 72 rack frame is only 5 RU and 6 inches deep and can support a single 72 x 72 crosspoint card and a single power supply card. The Universal Videohub 288 is the ultimate 3 Gb/s SDI and deck control router. With a choice of 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint cards, the frame can be easily upgraded using hot swappable regular BNC SDI or optical fiber interface modules that also include full deck control. If you need redundancy then simply add a second crosspoint card for true 24/7 reliability! All inputs have auto standards detection and all outputs are re-clocked. Universal Videohub 288 features an 18 rack unit frame that is less than 6 inches deep. You also get ethernet and serial connectivity, third party control and redundant power supplies. Universal Videohub 288 lets you start small for an affordable cost and then expand its size and even add full redundancy as your needs grow! 

Connections

SDI Video Input

Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.

SDI Video Output

Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.

Reference Signal

1 x Black Burst or Tri-level Sync input for all SD, HD and Optical connections.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD or 3G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.

ASI Support

Yes.

Updates

USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.

Device Control

Up to 72 bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.

Router Control

Use either RJ45 Ethernet, Smart Control or Master Control shared over IP network.

Router Configuration

RJ45 Ethernet for Videohub configuration and USB 2.0 for IP settings only.

RS-422 Router Control

1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

Reclocking

On all SDI outputs.

Universal Videohub 72

Standards

SD Format Support

525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL

HD Format Support

720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Format Support

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p

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 Rates

SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 2K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5G-SDI HD-SDI and 3G-SDI HD and 2K SDI.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz 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, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.

SDI Metadata Support

Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.

Software

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included firmware updater application.

Software Control

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

Operating Systems

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

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Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 

Power Requirements

Power Supply

Redundant power supply options are available. GPI connector for connecting external alarms.

Power Fail Protection

Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer.

Physical Specifications

Universal Videohub 72

Physical Installation

5 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

Universal Videohub 72

SD card with software and manual

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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