Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 20 x 20

Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router.

Suggested List Price: £1,525+VAT

Product Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G2020

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  • Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router
  • Innovative control and monitoring in a compact design
  • Built in video, label and format monitoring
  • Highest quality digital video in SD, HD and Ultra HD
  • Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously
  • Control routing via network on Mac and Windows

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 technology so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video 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 20 x 20

Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, 6G-SDI technology.

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 its 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 two incredible models. The Smart Videohub 12 x 12 and 20 x 20 both feature the amazing new control panel, built in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact single rack unit 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, Korean, 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 its 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.

Advanced 6G-SDI Technology
The highest quality digital video in SD, HD and Ultra HD!

Smart Videohub features advanced 6G-SDI connections that allow high resolution Ultra HD video using a single SDI connection, while retaining full compatibility with all 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 colour 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
Different formats, frame rates and resolutions simultaneously.

Smart Video 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.

Ultra HD Quality, HD Compatibility
The broadcast industry’s video standard of the future

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
Control routing via network on Mac and Windows.

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 new touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel. You can even download the new 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
Add incredible rack mount hardware control panels

For dedicated remote router panels, you can choose between Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control. Both optional panels connect to your network via Ethernet and can control any Videohub model. Videohub Smart Control is ideal for direct cut bus style routing to monitors or decks, while Videohub Master Control 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.

Custom Control
Free software developer kit.

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.

What's new in Videohub 6.3.4

  • Improved switching performance of Universal Videohub 72 and 288.

What's new in Videohub 6.3.3

  • Fix update issue on the Universal 72 Videohub
  • Fix rendering issue on the Smart Videohub 20x20 display

What's new in Videohub 6.3.2

  • 3G Level A support for Smart Videohubs 12x12 and 20x20 and 40x40
  • Improved ASI support for Smart Videohub 40x40
  • Support for DVI Extender
  • General performance and stability improvements

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Smart Videohub 20x20
  • Software SD card

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