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|Now you can afford a control panel for all your monitors and decks so you can set the input with a single button press! Each button can be set to a different router input and you can set single or multiple router outputs. All buttons include full RGB illumination and Smart Control connects to Videohub via Ethernet and setup software is included!|
|Affordable family of broadcast quality routers and controls
Now you can eliminate complicated manual video patching forever! Videohub lets you connect all the equipment in your facility and easily change connections right from your computer's desktop! Videohub is a powerful broadcast grade routing switcher that features up to a massive 144 inputs, 288 outputs, 144 deck control ports, and auto switching SD, HD, and 3 Gb/s SDI, all in a compact rack mount chassis only a few inches thick.
|No Manual Patching!
In the past most studios have been forced to use manual patching to connect editing workstations and decks. However this can become too complicated for creative designers, graphic artists and editors to understand, plus it gets even more complicated as your studio grows. Manual patching also caused problems with limited SDI cable lengths, and patch cables quickly wear out, so you get glitches as other users bump them while patching. Videohub eliminates this problem because everyone is permanently connected, and no cables need to be physically changed ever. All video connections are changed from an easy to use software application right from your computer desktop. Unlike manual patching, Videohub re-clocks the SDI video signal for long cable lengths. Plus unlike manual patching, you can send one SDI video connection to as many outputs as you like, so multiple people can access any SDI video source, all at the same time. High end post production and broadcasters have understood the advantages of professional routing switchers for decades, and now with Videohub, everyone can afford these same workflow advantages.
Industrial Strength Routing Switcher
Blackmagic Design's Videohub routers are not only based on a revolutionary design but they also have the most advanced electronics technology available today. All Videohub routers include SDI re-clocking so even the longest distance equipment from your router can be connected together. Combined with redundant power supplies, power fail protection and high reliability single PCB construction, Videohub routers are true broadcast quality.
Videohub also includes built in SDI re-clockers on each SDI input which regenerate the SDI video signal. Every inch of video cable from your SDI video devices degrades the SDI signal. Expensive premium grade "digital" cables can help, however simply cannot eliminate this loss. With SDI re-clocking you can have a regenerated and clean SDI signal out to all the SDI devices in your studio. That means longer cable lengths, and no glitches in your video.
World's Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI
With 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 SD-SDI and HD-SDI equipment, plus any new formats that come along in the future.
|World's Greatest Router Control
If you hate the high cost of router control panels, then you'll love Videohub because we include free software for Mac and Windows computers with incredible icon buttons! Videohub software looks fantastic, and when used on new touch screen all in one computers, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel! We even have a new software control panel for Apple iPad computers, that lets you use your iPad as a fantastic low cost touch screen XY router panel.
Deck Control Routing
With up to 144 independent Sony™ compatible RS-422 serial control ports included, each editing system can control any deck in your facility. Each deck control connection is independently reversible via software control, so it's easy to connect edit stations or decks to any of the deck control ports.
Network Router Control
Videohub connects to any computer via USB and is then shared over your local network. Any computer can be the host by simply connecting to the router via the USB 2.0 connection, which activates that computer as the host and allows other computers on your network to connect. Router labels can be changed from any computer and are fully unicode compatible for foreign language support.
Simultaneous SD, HD or 3 Gb/s
Videohub makes it easy to run SD and HD equipment and add 3 Gb/s SDI equipment in the future. That's because Videohub handles mixed SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI connections all on the same router simultaneously. Videohub auto detects when an SDI input changes, and instantly sets all SDI outputs connected to that input to match. SDI re-clocking and output SDI slew rates change automatically.
Control Videohub routers from all over your building. Choose from our intelligent Smart Control panel, to free software options that work on your desktop, touch screen computers, or even an iPad! If you want your own custom solution, there's even a developer SDK!
|Massive Control Options
Videohub routers have more control options so you can select the best for your facility! We include free Videohub software thats runs on any computer, so you can change routing directly from your editing or design system! If you're looking for an incredible pushbutton XY type panel, then nothing beats using a low cost all in one PC with touch screen, and then using the Videohub software Pushbutton view. Pushbutton view includes picture icons of popular television equipment and is attractive and fast to use. For the ultimate hardware control panels, Videohub Smart Control allows push button routing for each one of your decks and monitors, for single button routing all over your facility! We even have a free developer SDK so you can build your own custom solutions.
|Route From Your Desktop
With so much post production equipment based on desktop computers these days, the best place to control your router is right from your desktop. All Videohub models include free software so you can simply install on your Windows or Mac, and get an incredibly attractive icon based router control panel. You can install on as many computers as you like! The Pushbutton view allows you to see images in the buttons of common video equipment. To use it you simply select a destination, and then select from a range of video sources. All buttons can be customized to any router source or destination, and you can also select from a range of icon images. If you want the most incredible XY control panel, then Pushbutton view looks fantastic when installed on a dedicated all in one computer with touch screen such as a HP TouchSmart, and now all routing can be done by pressing buttons directly on screen! You can have virtually unlimited sources and destinations because it's easy to page through multiple screens of buttons!
|The World's Fastest Routing!
When you are working in larger facilities with rack mounted equipment then you need a serious hardware based control panel! Videohub Smart Control is different to traditional hardware router control panels because it's low cost so it's easy to add Videohub Smart Control under all your equipment! You get 40 crystal look YRGB illuminated buttons that can be set to any router output. To set the input to any SDI equipment now just requires a single button press! Once pressed, the input set for that button is instantly routed to the router output set for the Videohub Smart Control. You can set buttons to any router input, just by using the simple Windows and Mac software! Imagine having an elegant router panel below each of your monitors or decks, and then selecting the input with a single button press! There is simply no faster way to use an SDI routing switcher!
|Easy to Use
Videohub Smart Control is incredibly easy to use! For example, if you installed Videohub Smart Control under a monitor, then the output of the router that is connected to that monitor can be set to a different router source each time a different button is pressed. Now you get a "cut-bus" type router control, and you just select between a range of router inputs by pressing buttons. It's easy to browse through equipment in your facility by pressing buttons and the monitor just changes to that source! It's so easy to use! Simply install under decks so you can set the deck's SDI input the same way. Using Videohub Smart Control installed with all your equipment makes routing fast!
Single or Multiple Destinations
Router control panels don't need to be ugly, and Videohub Smart Control has been designed to fit into the most creative post production facilities and broadcasters! You get attractive crystal look buttons that are illuminated by both RGB and white LEDs so that a wider range of rich and clean colors can be displayed. The front panel can be unscrewed and slid off so labels can be inserted under the buttons. We even include Adobe Illustrator™ files with crop marks that you can use as templates to generate labels! All buttons can be variably backlit so you can always read button labels even in dark rooms! Videohub Smart Control uses only a single rack unit and is less than an inch thick!
|Easy to Install
No router panel is so easy to install! You can customize the router source that's assigned to each button using the easy to use Windows and Mac software included with each Videohub Smart Control. To setup the panel, just connect to the built in USB connection and then run the software! You can select where the Videohub is on your network, as well as how many destinations you want on the panel. You can even select the backlighting brightness, as well as if you want a "take" button.
|Connects via Ethernet
Videohub Smart Control uses standard ethernet networking to simply plug into the existing computer network. If you want to use your Videohub in mission critical environments, you can simply connect Videohub Smart Control panels to routers via a dedicated ethernet switch. Videohub Smart Control features power over ethernet so if used with an ethernet switch that includes power over ethernet support, then no power supply is required. For non powered ethernet switches, we also included a power supply with international power socket adapters. Videohub Smart Control also includes loop through ethernet connections, perfect for looping to other control panels or computers!
|Connect your Editing Workstations
If you've had experience with routing switchers, you will know that they can be a confusing mess of connectors that even rocket scientists would have trouble understanding. Videohub is different and designed for normal creative users to get up and running in seconds. Each user's connections are grouped in simple 1-16 connector blocks on the rear panel, with each user having a video input, video output, monitoring output and deck control connector. Connect the inputs and outputs to your editing system's inputs and outputs and then deck control to your editing system's deck control port using a pin-for-pin DB-9 serial control cable. Now set the deck control port to input. It's that easy.
|Connect your Broadcast Decks
Connecting your broadcast decks is simple. Plug-in the video inputs and outputs, then connect the deck control port on the deck to the deck control port on the router using a pin-for-pin DB-9 serial cable. You can also connect older analog decks using an analog to SDI conversion, such as the popular Mini Converter Analog to SDI. That takes care of conversion from analog to digital and back, as well as embedding audio in SDI video connections.
|Need Client Dubbing?
Adding consumer grade decks for client dubbing is easy, and you can use spare output such as one of the SDI monitoring outputs. You can add digital to analog conversion to connect video and audio to VHS and DVD recorders. Now you can dub from any source on the router, either from a deck or edit suite. You can even run client dubs while you're mastering to tape. A flexible option for doing client dubs in your edit suite is to loop video from your in-suite monitoring to consumer decks. This allows you to start client dubs without even leaving your editing suite!
|Connect to Everything, Everywhere
Videohub uses standard definition and high definition SDI connections, so you can connect any device used in television production. You can connect editing systems, decks and even equipment within telecine suites. Use the Videohub for connectivity within the telecine workflow, such as color correction noise reduction, frame stores and disk recorders. You can use two inputs and outputs on Videohub for routing dual link 4:4:4 video. Videohub can even be used in transmission and streaming control because IP based sharing can be used from remote locations.
|Deck to Deck Dubbing
Often tapes need to be cloned by deck to deck dubbing, and if needed, compile a few masters quickly onto a single tape. Almost all broadcast decks feature a simple auto edit controller for deck to deck editing. Unlike other routers, Videohub can handle deck to deck editing by reversing the serial port connections on the recorder deck. Say goodbye to complicated manual patch panels that are messy and complex to use. Once you've used routing in your facility and experienced how great it is to always have instant connections between equipment, you'll wonder how you ever did without it! Order Videohub for your facility today.
Videohub has the world's most attractive, flexible and fastest to use software control panels. Videohub software control panels include multiple views so you can choose the software control that's best for your work. It's easy to customize router labels, or even use pushbuttons with icons of your post production equipment. We even include a free developer SDK so you can integrate Videohub into large broadcast facilities, or custom systems!
Your destinations are all neatly placed within the lower panel.
2: Connections On
|3: Great Icons
Includes a suite of great icons to make navigation quicker.
4: See Status
|5: Lock Connections|
A grey lock symbol indicates another user has locked this destination.
|Flexible Router Control|
If you've ever wanted total flexibility in controlling router connections, then nothing beats using software control panels. Each router destination output has a menu with all the source inputs listed. Simply select which source you want to connect to a destination, and the connection is made. Serial ports are similar, however because they are bidirectional, connected ports dim until disconnected. Communication direction can be changed on any control port allowing editing systems or decks to be connected. You can also change settings on any shared computer, with each destination being locked simply by clicking the little padlock icon.
Blackmagic Design's Pushbutton View router control software is the fastest and most intuitive way to control the Videohub router. With a library of elegant icon buttons that represent most common post production equipment, it's easy to have a router control that looks just like your facility. Pushbutton View can handle multiple pages of sources and destinations, which allows users to navigate whole pages of buttons for a massive 550 sources and 110 destinations. Being a push button interface, Pushbutton View is also designed to work on touchscreen monitors for the most fluid routing you'll ever experience.
|Router Control View|
Blackmagic Design's Router Control View is a different way to manage the Videohub router. Using configurable labels, Router Control View is perfect for system administrators wanting to pre-configure and label all the connections for your facility. With easy to use pull-down menus, Main Router Control View allows you to see all connections to the router, including the directions of device control.
|Personal Router Views|
Router control software features six separate control windows so you'll have amazing flexibility on how you use Videohub. Use the main router control window to see every connection on the router. If you're only using a few of the router outputs, then you can use the personal router window that lets you limit your view to the few connections you really need to use. This means you get a much smaller interface window that won't get in the way of other software, such as editing or design tools.
|Greater Customized Control with SDK|
For all 3Gb/s SDI Videohubs, Blackmagic Design has a free Software Development Kit (SDK). By using the Videohub SDK, any developer can now easily add extra protocol support for integration into other large routing infrastructures. In addition to system integrators who are building custom video systems, you can now design custom interfaces and web interfaces. Blackmagic Design's new Videohub SDK supports industry standard C++ and includes all libraries, software sample code and documentation.
All communication between router software and the router is via your IP network, such as ethernet and even wireless. Videohub connects to any host computer via USB, and is then shared over the network from that computer. You don't even need to run the Videohub software on the host computer as the network sharing is done at the driver level. Any computer can be the host simply by plugging in the USB from the router. This keeps sharing simple and eliminates the need for a dedicated host computer.With video routing this simple, it's time to get connected with Videohub and allow everyone to share decks and other resources in your facility.
SDI Video Input None
SDI Video Output None
Reference Input None
Multi Rate Support None
Device Control None
Router Control None
Router Configuration None
RS-422 Router Control None
SD Format Support None
HD Format Support None
2K Format Support None
SDI Compliance None
SDI Video Rates None
SDI Video Sampling None
SDI Audio Sampling None
SDI Color Precision None
SDI Color Space None
SDI Auto Switching None
SDI Metadata Support None
Software Control None
Hardware Control 40 programmable buttons and RJ45 Ethernet used for remote control of routers over an IP network.
Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application.
Installation 1 rack unit size. Less than an inch deep.
Button Configuration Included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™ via USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
Power Fail Protection Button configurations and router communication preserved and restored instantly at power on.
Power Supply 1 x Universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries.
Product Warranty 12 Months Limited Warranty.