The Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 288 is a customizable rack frame that lets you build the ultimate 3G/HD/SD deck control routing switcher. At 18 rack units high and only 6' deep, the Videohub 288 is designed to accept a mix of SDI interface, crosspoint, and power supply cards, upgradable as your application demands. Add up to 72 BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI interfaces along with a single 72 x 72 or dual 288 x 288 crosspoints, and up to 2 power cards. Other features include a removable fan tray, full auto standard detection, re-clocking, 3Gb/s SDI support, 288 x 288 deck control, and ethernet/serial control.
Build your own router with Universal Videohub. If you're looking for true redundancy and the ability to build your own router with both BNC SDI and optical fiber SDI, then Universal Videohub is the perfect choice. Universal Videohub comes in two models for a maximum 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint size, and because every module in the router is card based, you can mix and match components to get the router you need, and hot swap cards in the unlikely event of failure!
Universal Videohub includes powerful features such as SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI auto-switching, built in deck control ports, and ethernet and serial crosspoint control. The larger Universal Videohub 288 model supports dual crosspoint and power supply cards for full redundancy. With Universal Videohub, you get flexibility, quality and redundancy, all at an incredibly affordable price!
Universal Videohub ships unpopulated, without any cards plugged in, so you are free to build your router any way you want! For example, you can plug in BNC SDI cards and optical fiber SDI cards in any combination depending on the equipment you have. This makes it easy to partially load SDI interface cards, to start at an affordable size, and then add more SDI interface cards over time to grow to a massive 288 x 288 size! To make scalability even easier, the cross point card and power supply cards from the Universal Videohub 72 can be plugged into the Universal Videohub 288. Only Universal Videohub lets you upgrade to a larger rack frame and keep their entire investment in interface cards and power supplies!
Universal Videohub is the router you need for true 24/7 reliability because its card based design lets every electronic component be easily replaced in the rare event of failure. Universal Videohub has no electronic components on the motherboard and all electronics can be hot swapped with replacements in case of failure, or when upgrading. Universal Videohub 288 even includes an extra slot for a redundant cross point and power supply. In case of failure, the cross point will instantly change over allowing continuous operation.
Universal Videohub 288 also offers true multiple fault redundancy, where different faults in both crosspoint cards can be handled. In the rare event of multiple faults occurring in both cross point cards, Universal Videohub 288 automatically detects and combines the still functioning parts of both cross point cards together to keep the router running. That's true multiple fault tolerance, unique to Universal Videohub, and eliminates any situation where a faulty crosspoint can go unnoticed and then be unavailable if the main crosspoint fails.
With the exciting new 3 Gb/s SDI connections built in, Videohub allows twice the SDI data rate than normal HD-SDI. Use 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing. 3 Gb/s SDI has full compatibility with SD, HD or 2K in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 all with a single BNC cable. With 3 Gb/s SDI built in, you have full compatibility with all your current standard definition SDI and high definition SDI equipment, plus any new formats that come along in the future. With Videohub, your studio is future proof.
Rack frame lets you add up to 72 BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI interfaces plus a single 72 x 72 or dual 288 x 288 crosspoint cards and up to two power cards. Add a single crosspointfor affordability, or add dual crosspoint and power cards for full redundancy. Includes removable fan tray and fans.
|SDI Video Input:||Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.|
|SDI Video Output:||Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.|
|Multi Rate Support:||Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.|
|Device Control:||Up to 288 bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.|
|Router Control:||Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface or Smart Control shared over IP network.|
|Router Configuration:||Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP network.|
|RS-422 Router Control:||1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.|
|Updates:||USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.|
|Re-clocking:||On all SDI outputs.|
|Reference Input:||Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and 2K.|
|SD Format Support:||625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC|
|HD Format Support:||1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60.|
|2K Format Support:||2048 x 1556/23.98/24/25.|
|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 Sampling:||4:2:2 and 4:4:4.|
|SDI Video Rates:||SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 2K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.|
|SDI Colour Precision:||4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit.|
|SDI Colour Space:||YUV or RGB.|
|SDI Metadata Support:||Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.|
|SDI Audio Sampling:||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.|
|SDI Auto Switching:||Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s SDI and DVB-ASI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.|
|Software Control:||Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.|
|Firmware Upgrade:||Via included firmware updater application.|
|Installation:||18 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.|
|Power Supply:||Redundant power supply options are available. GPI alarm for connecting external alarms.|
|Power Fail Protection:||Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer.|
|Product Warranty:||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.|