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Blackmagic Smart Videohub 12G 40x40

Regular Price $7,865.00 Special Price $6,922.00

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.


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!

With broadcasters using high frame rates for fast live action sports, now with the move to Ultra HD underway, broadcasters are also looking to ensure all equipment purchased can support these same frame rates as well as adding Ultra HD support. This means broadcasters can be assured that when they need Ultra HD, they can instantly switch over and all their equipment will support Ultra HD at frame rates up to 60 fps. 12G-SDI is the only video connection standard that allows this while retaining compatibility with existing SD and HD equipment.

Smart Videohub 12G has been developed to meet the needs of these broadcasters as it operates identically to other Smart Videohub models however because it includes a native 12G-SDI based design with full SDI re-clocking at 12G-SDI rates, it can handle any SD, HD or Ultra HD video format, all on the same router, all at the same time. A broadcaster can then connect 12G-SDI based equipment and Smart Videohub 12G will route these high speed SDI signals along with all other equipment in the facility.

With 12G-SDI support in all input and output SDI connections, regular SD, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI performance is greatly improved versus slower SDI routers, so even if the customer does not need 12G-SDI, the 12G-SDI connectors and electronics are of such high quality and performance, that regular SDI connections are able to run much longer distances.

Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 is even ideal on the road for things like live sporting events where high frame rate Ultra HD makes the fast motion and action look incredible! Each frame is like a crystal clear still image that will make viewers feel like they’re at the event. On larger multi camera productions, there are often more camera feeds than switcher inputs. Adding a SmartVideohub 12G 40x40 gives customers the flexibility to connect up to 40 additional cameras and route them to a live switcher without ever having to pull cables to switch inputs!

Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 shares many of its features with the rest of the Smart Videohub family, including an elegant machined metal front panel with full router control as well as built in, super bright 5” LCD monitor. The super fast, industrial strength 12G-SDI connections allow high resolution, high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video using a single SDI connection. Because they’re multi rate, they automatically change speed and work with all existing SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI equipment. This means customers get the flexibility to work in any television format they want today while being ready for the rapidly growing high frame rate Ultra HD formats of tomorrow!

Using the front panel, customers can perform direct entry of router crosspoints using buttons, or they can use Blackmagic Design’s revolutionary Visual Routing which combines the spin knob control and button entry with easy to read on screen router labels over live video from the inputs. When any input or output is selected, the video is displayed live on screen so customers can see their router connections as video while they scroll the knob to select routing. Visual routing is exclusive to Blackmagic’s Smart Videohub family and it lets customers route with confidence because they can route video simply by looking at it!

In addition to its advanced 12G-SDI connections, Blackmagic Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 includes full front panel controls, dual built in power supplies for redundant power and increased reliability, external ethernet control, RS422, and support for tri-sync and black burst reference. The router can also be controlled remotely via Ethernet using Blackmagic Design router control software for Mac OS X and Windows, or with the Blackmagic Smart Control and Master Control hardware router control panels.

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  • Features 40 multi rate 12G-SDI inputs and 40 multi rate 12G-SDI outputs that support auto switching of all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats.
  • Built in re-clocking on all 12G-SDI outputs, automatically rate adapts to routed video format.
  • Built in control panel with dedicated source buttons allows direct entry with spin knob control.
  • Built in large LCD monitor to display routing information and live video for visual routing.
  • Take and clear buttons allow confirmation of selected crosspoint before going live.
  • Includes Ethernet port for external router control plus RS-422 port for controlling router via serial link.
  • Built in menus available from the front panel LCD for selecting Ethernet IP settings for remote control.
  • Supports Blackmagic Design router control software for Mac OS X and Windows.
  • Supports Blackmagic Smart Control and Master Control hardware router control panels.
  • Compact 2 rack unit design, ideal for large systems as well as OB van use.
  • Includes 2 x 90 - 240V AC power inputs for full redundancy
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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.

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 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.

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.

Physical Specifications
Dimensions: 482mm (w) x 88mm (h) x 160mm (d
Weight: 4.5kg

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
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  • Software SD card
  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
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