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Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub

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You Pay: $2,845.25
Product Highlights
  • Broadcast Routing Switcher
  • Video Connection Switching via Software
  • 40 x 40 SDI Routing / 2 RU
  • Real-time 2048 x 1556 Film Editing
  • Simultaneous SD/HD/3 GB/s SDI
  • SDI Signal Re-clocking
  • Redundant Power Supplies
  • Power Fail Protection/Single PCB
  • Ethernet/USB/Serial Router Control
  • Mac/Windows Compatible Software

The Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub is a broadcast routing switcher that allows connections and switching between all your video equipment via a desktop software interface.

You are provided with 40 x 40 SDI routing with automatic switching between video connections and re-clocking of SDI signals to adapt to long cable lengths. Inclusion of redundant power supplies, power fail protection, and a unified reliable single PCB construction allows you to connect even the most distant equipment together via the Compact Videohub.

Incorporating the capability to handle 3 GB/s SDI connections, the Compact Videohub supports double the data rate as compared to normal HD-SDI, thus allowing you to undertake real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing. You can use the videohub for standard definition and high definition equipment, and ensure future compatibility via the integration of 3 GB/s SDI feature owing to its capability to handle mixed SD, HD, and 3 GB/s SDI connections simultaneously. You can use the videohub for SD, HD, or 2K formats in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 via a single BNC cable.

You are also provided with built-in Ethernet, USB, and Serial Router Control interfaces. The Compact Videohub comes with Mac/Windows compatible icon-based software that allows you to effortlessly control and switch video connections.

Broadcast routing switcher - allows connections and switching between all your video equipment via a desktop software interface
Offers 40 x 40 SDI routing with automatic switching between video connections and re-clocking of SDI signals to adapt to long cable lengths
Includes redundant power supplies, power fail protection, and a unified reliable single PCB construction allowing you to connect even the most distant equipment together
Handles 3 GB/s SDI connections and supports double the data rate as compared to normal HD-SDI, thus allowing you to undertake real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing
Supports standard definition and high definition equipment, and ensures future compatibility via the integration of 3 GB/s SDI feature owing to its capability to handle mixed SD, HD, and 3 GB/s SDI connections simultaneously
Supports SD, HD, or 2K formats in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 via a single BNC cable
Includes built-in Ethernet, USB, and Serial Router Control interfaces
Comes with Mac/Windows compatible icon-based software that allows you to effortlessly control and switch video connections
Connection
HD/SDI Video Input 40 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI
HD/SDI Video Output 40 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking
Multi-Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI
Control Router-based - Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface or Smart Control shared over IP network
Configuration Router - Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP network.
RS-422 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.
USB USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface
Re-clocking On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 3 Gb/s SDI video.
Reference Input Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and 2K
Standards
SDI Format Support 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
Format Support HD - 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
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
Video Sampling/Compression/Data Rate SDi - 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Video Bitrates 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
Color Precision SDI - 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit
Color Spaces YUV or RGB
SDI Metadata Support Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M
Audio Sampling SDI - Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
Switching SDI Audio - 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
Extras
Software Control Router control included free for Windows and Mac OS X
Firmware Upgrade Via included firmware updater application
Installation 2 rack unit size. Less than an inch deep
Power Supply 1 x power supply included

IEC power cable required

Power Fail Protection Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Blackmagic DesignCompact Videohub
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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      1.0

      Serial Communication

      By Mark

      from San Diego

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Limited Compatibility

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub:

        Still have yet to get communication protocol working after only suggestion by Blackmagic was to use FTDI Chip USB to RS422 device. Took 2 months to get that far. Only a couple commands get a response while configuration is impossible.

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        5.0

        An amazing Simple yet powerful product

        By Gillet Productions

        from New York

        About Me Engineer, Integrator

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Flypack
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub:

          I bought this router to be used in a studio environment and have it setup in conjunction with a TriCaster 8000. It worked flawlessly out of the box and has give our studio complete flexability. No issues at all with it and it's an amazing price. I would highly recommend the unit.

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          5.0

          Great Router

          By Hollywood Video Engineer

          from Los Angels, CA

          About Me Video Engineer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hd-sdi Systems
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub:

            The Compact video hub is a great router and at a Great Price. After BMD recently dropped the price and I ran out of outputs on my BMD 16 x 16 Smart Videohub this was a no brainer purchase. To me this is also a very affordable HD-SDI DA. With most of BMD Routers do not use bnc cables with boots. I pull the boots back off the connector inorder to be able to get all 40 in's and out's connected. On another unit I spun 2 of the output connecters which severed those outputs. Nice note BMD also supplied a trumpeter tool with this unit.

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