BLACKMAGIC Smart Videohub 12G 40x40




BLACKMAGIC Smart Videohub 12G 40x40

Manufacturer Blackmagic Design
Part Number BMD-VHUBSMARTE12G4040
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Advanced 12G-SDI router supports all SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI video formats simultaneously.




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!

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 andmonitoring 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. The Smart Videohub features 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.

Advanced 12G-SDI

Allows high frame rate Ultra HD formats!

The advanced technology Smart Videohub 12G model gives you all of the same great features and benefits of 6G-SDI, however its 12G-SDI connections run at twice the speed so you can connect equipment that works with high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video over a single cable! High frame rate Ultra HD is becoming the video standard of the future because it allows broadcasters to use the same 60 fps workflow for fast action live production used in HD, but get the higher quality of Ultra HD. The amazing sharpness and fluid motion of 60 frames per second Ultra HD represents the cutting edge of broadcasting and the 12G-SDI model easily handles it and all other SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, all on the same router at the same time. Be ready for the future with 12G-SDI.

All Video Formats Simultaneously

Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously!

Smart Video 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!

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

Share everything and change connections instantly!

Once you've used routing in your studio you'll never look back! Manual patching is messy and can be confusing. Using Smart Videohub for routing saves you time and lets you share resources by connecting everything in your studio at the highest possible quality, with simple and fast controls. You get instant connections between all of your equipment, and can even send the same signal to multiple destinations at the same time! That would be impossible with a manual patch bay!

Connect Everything

SD, HD and Ultra HD!

Be ready for the latest Ultra HD equipment! Smart Videohub models feature advanced 6G-SDI or 12G-SDI connections for Ultra HD that are also compatible with SD and HD-SDI equipment. That means you can connect virtually any device used in television production, even old standard definition tape machines that are over 20 years old! You can even convert analog equipment to SDI by connecting the popular Blackmagic Mini Converters to your Smart Videohub. That means even the oldest as well as the newest broadcast equipment can be connected everywhere in your facility, all on the same router at the same time!

Connect Your Workstations

Share broadcast displays and decks!

Perfect for broadcast creative departments, Smart Videohub lets multiple users share expensive equipment like broadcast decks or large presentation screens. You can use Smart Videohub in your editing or color grading suites to monitor your output, then switch to monitor the VTR when mastering out to tape. Smart Videohub makes it easy to share all your equipment from anywhere in your studio with the touch of a button!

Supercharge Digital Signage!

Perfect for multi screen SD, HD, and Ultra HD distribution!

Whether you’re feeding massive outdoor digital signs or distributing content to a series of HD displays, Smart Videohub can help you manage the distribution of video to all of your screens from one central location, or even over the internet! There’s even a free developer SDK if you need to integrate Videohub into an existing digital signage installation. Smart Videohub makes it simple to control even the largest network of digital signs and screens!

Conference

Connect and share presentation equipment!

Videohub makes it easy to share professional video equipment, like broadcast decks, between multiple presentation rooms, all from a central location. That means you can share heavy and expensive video equipment without having to move it! HDMI gear, like PCs and projectors, can also be routed and shared when you connect them with Blackmagic Mini Converters. Videohub switching can be controlled from a single location or remotely from any presentation room!

Dubbing

Dub multiple formats without changing cables!

Now you can instantly connect decks to each other without having to pull cables or manually patch video. You can even route the video from one deck through a professional converter, like a Teranex, and out to any other deck for pristine format conversions. Videohub routing means you never need to pull cables or change connections again. Everything can be routed using the built in control panel, a remote panel, or software on your Mac, PC, or iPad!

Live Sports at 60 fps

Now you can build 60 fps systems in Ultra HD!

High frame rate Ultra HD makes content with fast motion, like sports, look incredible! Each frame is like a crystal clear still image that will make your viewers feel like they’re actually at the event. On larger multi camera productions, you often have more camera feeds than your switcher has inputs. Adding a Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 can even give you the flexibility to connect up to 40 additional cameras and route them to your live switcher! The compact design of Smart Videohub is rugged enough to withstand the harsh live production environment and small enough to fit in the rack on an equipment truck. As new feeds and cameras are connected, they can be routed to your switcher with the touch of a button. You’ll never have to change messy cables to organize switcher inputs again!

Elegant Design

Who said routers can’t be sexy?

With a machined metal design and easy to use front panel, Smart Videohub’s are also built for the most demanding 24/7 broadcast environments and feature a unique design that gives you advanced technology in an incredibly small size. Featuring revolutionary visual routing combined with built in monitoring and front control panel, Smart Videohub gives you up to 80 12G-SDI connections, has a built in power supply, external reference, USB, remote and network control ports, all in a compact 1 RU design!

Machined Metal Design

Elegant and rugged aluminum front panel

The new Smart Videohub’s feature an elegant front panel that is machined from a solid block of aluminum. It looks great in your studio and is also strong enough to withstand the bumps and shocks when installed in outside broadcast vehicles. The front panel includes illuminated push buttons, a full color video screen and a spin knob for visual routing control.

Front Panel Control

Find and select videosources quickly!

The front panel of the new Smart Videohub features illuminated buttons for source and destination selections as well as function controls. Smart Videohub lets you select any destination and immediately see its current routed source. The fastest way to select a new source is to directly press the input you want and use the dedicated “Take” button to confirm and make the switch. All buttons are softly backlit and illuminate fully when selected so they can be read in even the darkest equipment room. IP settings and router configuration can easily be set from the front panel.

Visual Routing

The innovative design of Smart Videohub combines front panel controls and built in monitoring to give you all new, revolutionary Visual Routing capabilities! Use the spin knob to quickly scroll through all of your SD, HD, and Ultra HD sources. It’s the fastest and most accurate way route video! As you spin the knob, video is instantly displayed on the built in LCD, along with source labels, format, and frame rate information. Visual Routing lets you route video quickly and more confidently than ever before!

International Power

Auto ranging power supply anywhere in the world

Smart Videohub can be installed in outside broadcast vans, machine rooms or broadcast studios anywhere in the world. The universal power supply uses a standard IEC connection and is auto ranging, so it will automatically accommodate the input voltage and frequency of your region. With flexible universal power support there’s no need for an additional transformer or power converter, no matter where you are in the world!

More control choices than any other router!

Control your Smart Videohub router from anywhere in your building. Route video from the front panel control, or select from a wide range of rack mountable hardware for remote control over ethernet. Broadcast designers, editors and colorists can even route video using the innovative Videohub Software Control for their Mac or PC workstations, or wirelessly with an iPad. A software development kit is also available for integrators that want to build custom routing solutions.

Front Panel Control

Super fast Visual Routing!

Smart Videohub features unique Visual Routing which makes routing super fast and error free! You can quickly find the source or destination you are looking for at the push of a button, or by using the unique spin knob control to scroll through your video. Source video, format, and labels are displayed on the built in LCD screen, so you always know that you’re making the right choice. With the all new Smart Videohub it’s never been easier to make super fast and accurate routing decisions!

Software Control

Network router control from your desktop!

When you’re editing, grading, or doing broadcast design, the best place to control your router is right from your desktop! All Videohub models include free software that you can install on your Mac or Windows PC. The attractive, icon based router control software includes multiple views so you can choose the layout that’s best for your work.

Push Button View

Pushbutton View is the fastest and most intuitive way to control your router! It features large buttons with elegant icons that represent the most common post production equipment. That means you get a router control interface that looks just like your facility. Pushbutton View is ideally designed to work on touchscreen monitors and gives you the most fluid, computer based routing control you'll ever experience!

Personal Router Views

With Personal Router View you can see every connection in a single window, or create a personal set to see only the equipment you want. This means you get a much smaller interface window that won't get in the way of other software, such as editing or design tools. There is also a special Router Control View that lets system administrators label and manage all of the connections in your facility. Personal Router View gives you the flexibility to focus on just the connections you need!

iPad® Control

Get portable router control anywhere in your facility!

Available free from the App Store, the Videohub Pushbutton View looks stunning on your Apple iPad. That means you can use an iPad over your wireless network to change routing from any room in your studio, all without using dedicated panels or computers!

Easy to install

Multiple connection options for easy setup and control

Installing Smart Videohub is simple and easy! Designed to fit perfectly in standard 19" equipment racks, the videohub built in control panel not only switches video, it also lets you set the network IP address in the settings menu. That means you can customize crosspoint labels and control routing via your IP network over Ethernet or even using WiFi! Or you can quickly set up Videohub by connecting USB directly to your computer! With a router set up this simple, you can set up your studio in minutes!

12G-SDI

SDI is an amazingly robust and flexible video standard! No other way of connecting video is as reliable as SDI because there is no computer based IP settings or complicated software involved. SDI is simple and is a pipeline of pixels pouring down the cable at high speed! Simply connect and you get pictures! SDI includes video, audio, timecode and metadata all embedded in a single cable. Because of its reliability, SDI is ideal for live production, post and broadcast. SDI is scaleable and multi rate, so you can switch formats and frame rates using the same physical single cable connection. The latest 6G-SDI technology is compatible with Ultra HD up to 2160p60, but still switches speed to work with older SD and HD-SDI equipment.

Ethernet Control

Ethernet is one of the most common computer networking standards and is used to provide connectivity in virtually every facility worldwide. The Smart Videohub can be controlled with remote hardware panels or via software over standard ethernet networks. All Videohub hardware control panels include industry standard Ethernet connections, making it easy to install them throughout your facility. Broadcast designers, editors, and colorists using Mac or PC workstations can use the free Videohub Control Software to instantly switch and route the signals they need over ethernet!

Bit Depth and Color Precision

Route video at the highest bit depth

Videohub is designed to support the highest quality video. That means you can route 4:2:2, 4:4:4, and 8, 10, or 12 bit video in any standard. 10 bit is the most commonly used standard now as colors can be represented much more accurately than 8 bit video. 10 bit processing prevents color banding which occurs with 8 bit video when the steps between shade gradations become too apparent and appear like bars of color instead of a smooth gradient. Smart Videohub also works with the latest 12 bit video video signals for even higher quality, so you get a future proof design!

Genlock

Routing for live studio broadcast!

For applications that require Genlock, like broadcast and live production, you can connect your video reference signal to Videohub for clean vertical interval switching. All Smart Videohubs can also operate without Genlock in facilities that don’t require vertical interval switching.

Description

Advanced 12G-SDI video router supports any SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI format on the same router at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 features 40 inputs and 40 outputs and includes video reference, redundant power connections and an elegant machined metal front panel with large full HD LCD for monitoring and routing label display. Routing can be performed by direct button selection and the spin knob controller. 12G-SDI technology supports all SDI video standards up to 2160p60.

Connections

SDI Video Input

40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.

SDI Video Output

40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.

Reference Input

Black burst and Tri-level sync for SD, HD and 4K.

Reference Output

Reference terminating loop output.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD or 12G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD and SD video.

Updates

USB or Ethernet.

Front Panel Router Control

40 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet. RS-422.

Router Configuration

Via front panel LCD or RJ45 Ethernet.

RS-422 Router Control

1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

Reclocking

On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 12G-SDI video.

 

Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.

HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p50, 4096 x 2160p60.

SDI Compliance

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

SDI Video Rates

SDI video inputs are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 4K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI.

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

10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4

SDI Color Space

YUV or RGB

SDI Auto Switching

Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 12G-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

Software Control

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

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included updater application.

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows 7 or Windows 8.  

Display

Displays

Built-in 5” LCD for video and menu settings.

Physical Installation

2 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.

Power Requirements

Power Fail Protection

Crosspoint connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.

Power Supply

IEC power cables required. 2 x 90 - 240V AC inputs for full redundancy.

 
 

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 12G 40x40

Software SD card




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