The Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40 x 40 6G-SDI is an advanced 40 x 40 multi-format SD, HD, and Ultra HD SDI router with built-in video monitoring and spin knob control for visual routing so that you can quickly route your video by looking at it! Smart Videohub 40x40 fits a massive 80 multi-rate 6G-SDI connections in a compact two rack unit size!
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 the 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.
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. The 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
Now you can monitor all the live videos 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.
Up to 40 x 40
When you need larger routers for serious sized facilities, the Smart Videohub 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 the 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.
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.
All Video Formats Simultaneously
Smart Videohub 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 switches 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
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.
Hardware Control Panels
For dedicated remote router panels, you can choose between Videohub Smart Control Pro and Videohub Master Control Pro. Both optional panels connect to your network via Ethernet and can control any Videohub model. Videohub Smart Control Pro is ideal for direct cut bus style routing to monitors or decks, while Videohub Master Control Pro 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.
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.