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Product Highlights
  • 6G-SDI Video Router
  • Built-in Re-synchronizers
  • Front Panel Control
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  • 6G-SDI Video Router
  • Built-in Re-synchronizers
  • Front Panel Control
  • Machined Metal Design
  • Compact 6G-SDI router with built in re-synchronizers on all inputs allows clean switching between all video sources of the same video standard, and can be used as 12 re-synchronizers for automatic re-timing of SDI feeds. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch supports 12 inputs and 12 outputs in virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats. Supports multiple formats on the same router at the same time and will clean switch between multiple formats that match the reference frame rate when the switching is between the same video standard. Includes front panel button and spin knob routing, elegant machined metal front panel with LCD for routing display and video monitoring and remote Ethernet control.
  • Ultra HD mixed format routers with built in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub includes the latest 6G-SDI technology, 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 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 and monitoring 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 12x12 all feature the 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.
  • Loads of Connections:
  • 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.
  • Multi Rate 6G-SDI: Work with SD, HD and Ultra HD:
  • All Smart Videohub models feature 6G-SDI connections for working with standard frame rate Ultra HD video, while retaining full compatibility with all of your SD and HD-SDI equipment. You get the perfect quality of SDI video connections with the flexibility to work in any television format you like, as well as 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling. Even if you're not running in Ultra HD now, you can still work in SD or HD today and be ready for Ultra HD when you need it.
  • 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 the same 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.
  • 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!
  • Ultra HD Quality, HD Compatibility:
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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!
  • Clean Switch Direct To Air: The perfect router for on air production:
  • The Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 is ideal for remote trucks with critical breaking news that needs to go directly to air. When you're in the field it's not possible to genlock every source. With Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 you get full re-synchronization on every input so you can switch from a camera feed to a recorded source or graphics using a simple, straight forward interface and get flawless, artifact free switching! This is critical when you are feeding a television transmitter or encoder where you need to switch between different feeds but you cannot suffer any kind of glitch, which would look unprofessional. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch also allows you to create a very simple live cuts only live production switcher, letting you quickly move between sources cleanly.
  • 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!
  • Live Performance: Glitch free video walls and projection:
  • When you're feeding massive video walls or projecting video behind performers live on stage, you don't want the audience to see jarring glitches when you switch sources. The Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 router takes any kind of unsynchronized input from computers, cameras and disk recorders and synchronizes them so you don't have to connect house sync to each source. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12 simplifies your entire production by arranging all of your sources into a simple, crosspoint router that synchronizes everything automatically so the audience will see perfectly switched video!
  • 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. 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!
  • Machined Metal Design: Elegant and rugged aluminum front panel:
  • 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!
  • The Smart Videohub features 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 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!
  • Professional Connections: 24/7 broadcast reliability:
  • Smart Videohub is a true broadcast grade routing switcher! It is designed for the most demanding broadcast and post production environments with advanced technology and professional connections. Featuring a built in universal power supply, industry standard Ethernet, USB and RS-422 control connections. You also get broadcast grade BNC connectors for the highest quality 6G-SDI digital video connections with built in re-clocking to guarantee the longest cable lengths!
  • 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.
  • Specifications:
  • Connections
  • SDI Video Input: 12 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
  • SDI Video Output: 12 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
  • Reference Input: Blackburst for SD and Tri-Sync for HD and 4K.
  • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
  • Updates: USB or Ethernet.
  • Front Panel Router Control: 12 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.
  • 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 6G-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, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M Level B, 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 and 6G-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: 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, 6G-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.
  • Display:
  • Built-in LCD for video and menu settings.
  • Software:
  • Software Control: Router control included free for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Via included updater application.
  • Operating Systems:
  • Mac: Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
  • Windows: Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
  • Power Requirements:
  • Power Fail Protection: Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.
  • Power Supply: IEC power cable required. 90 - 240V AC input.
  • Power Consumption: 35 Watts
  • Physical Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 19 x 6.30 x 1.75 in.
  • Weight: 4.14 lbs.
  • Environmental Specifications:
  • Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 to 104 degrees F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to 45 degrees C (-4 to 113 degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing
  • Warranty:
  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

What’s Included:

  • Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12x12
  • Software SD card
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