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  • Blackmagic Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
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Smart Videohub
The world's first SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format routers!

Introducing the exciting new Smart Videohub 12G, the world's first Ultra HD mixed format routers with built in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub 12G 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 12G 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 12G. 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 12G'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!

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Visual Routing
Route your video by looking at it!

Scan through video at lightning speed! Smart Videohub 12G'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.

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Built in Video Monitoring!
Built in video, label and format monitoring!
Now you can monitor all the live video connected to your Smart Videohub 12G. 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 12G 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.

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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!

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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 different 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.

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All Video Formats Simultaneously
Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously!

Smart Videohub 12G 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!

 

Ultra HD Quality, HD Compatibility!
The broadcast industry's video standard of the future

Get amazing images that are so detailed it's like being there! With Ultra HD you get 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video for a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size. The new Smart Videohub 12G easily handles the enormous data rates of full resolution Ultra HD video as well as SD and HD video. Ultra HD is the broadcast standard of the future and production of 4K content is accelerating! Smart Videohub's advanced 6G-SDI multi format connections are compatible with your existing SD-SDI and HD-SDI equipment as well as the latest Ultra HD gear.

 

External Software Control
Control routing via network on Mac and Windows!

If you want to control your Smart Videohub 12G 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 Control. 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.

 

Elegant Design
Who said routers can't be sexy?

With a machined metal design and easy to use front panel, Smart Videohub 12G'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 12G 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 12G'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 video sources quickly!

The front panel of the new Smart Videohub 12G features illuminated buttons for source and destination selections as well as function controls. Smart Videohub 12G 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 12G 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 12G 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!
 

Specifications
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.
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
Warranty 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
 
mf-06/05/2015