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Blackmagic Smart Videohub 40x40 12G

Code: NMA/VHUBSMART6G404012G
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.

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Introducing the exciting new Smart Videohub, the world’s first Ultra HD mixed format routers with built in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub includes the latest 6G-SDI or 12G-SDI technology depending on the model, 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!

Smart Videohub 12G 40x40

The world’s first 12G‑SDI high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 router!

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 Videohub 12G 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!

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. 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!

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

Up to 40 x 40 size for advanced routing applications!

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 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.

Advanced 12G‑SDI

Allows high frame rate Ultra HD formats!

The advanced technology Smart Videohub 12G model gives you all of the same great features and benefits of 6G-SDI, however its 12G-SDI connections run at twice the speed so you can connect equipment that works with high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video over a single cable! High frame rate Ultra HD is becoming the video standard of the future because it allows broadcasters to use the same 60 fps workflow for fast action live production used in HD, but get the higher quality of Ultra HD. The amazing sharpness and fluid motion of 60 frames per second Ultra HD represents the cutting edge of broadcasting and the 12G-SDI model easily handles it and all other SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, all on the same router at the same time. Be ready for the future with 12G-SDI.

All Video Formats Simultaneously

Different formats, frame rates and resolutions 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 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!

Connections
SDI Video Inputs 40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.
SDI Video Outputs 40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.
SDI Rates DVB-ASI, 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Video Input Re-Sync None.
SDI Reclocking On all SDI outputs.
Reference Inputs Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Reference Outputs Reference terminating loop output.
Control Panel Connection Ethernet.
Serial Control Connection DB-9 RS-422.
Multi Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
Updates USB
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.
Standards
SD Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC,
625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25,
1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95,
1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94,
1080p60 1080PsF23,98, 1080PsF24,
1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Video Standards 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI,
2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI,
2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI,
2Kp60 DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI,
2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97,
2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48, 2160p50,
2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI,
4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI,
4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M,
SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B
SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-10,
ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
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.
Control
Built in Control Panel 40 buttons for local control of Videohub with 6 buttons and scroll wheel for menu control. 5 inch color display.
Software
Software Control Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac™.
Internal Software Upgrade Via included updater application.
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac 10.14 Mojave,
Mac 10.15 Catalina or later.
Windows 8.1 and 10.
Display
Displays Built in 5 inch LCD for video and menu settings.
Power Requirements
Power Supply 2 x Internal 90 - 240V AC. IEC power cables required.
Power Fail Protection Crosspoint connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.
Physical Installation
Physical Installation 2 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.