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Blackmagic Design Videohub Master Control

B&H # BLVHMASTCNTR Mfr # VHUB/WMSTRCRL
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You Pay: $660.25
Product Highlights
  • Controls All Videohubs Small to Large
  • Cycles Through, Selects, Routes Inputs
  • Locks and Unlocks Routes
  • Labels Routes and Searches by Label
  • Connects by Ethernet

The Blackmagic Design Videohub Master Control is the ultimate control system for Blackmagic's Videohub family, letting you control all Videohubs, from the one with least amount of inputs to the one with the most, and it'll let you cycle through the inputs, select any one, and route it to any destination.

One of the system's great features is that you can lock routes to prevent from accidentally changing routes when you're live. And you unlock any destinations locked by others through their computer, iPad, or Video Smart Control. Another great feature is that the routes can be labeled and easily searched for. For example, VTRs can be labeled "VTRs" and searched for as "VTRs."

Control All Videohubs...
...from the one with least amount of inputs to the one with the most:

Complete Control Panel
Videohub Master Control, a full rack mount spin knob controller with direct label entry and elegant LCD router status display, gives you control over every crosspoint on the largest Videohub model.

Hardware Control Panels
Videohub Master Control allows direct button entry or scrolling using the spin knob to access any source or destination. Simply type in the label, or scroll the knob. The built-in LCD features beautiful anti-aliased fonts for an extremely gratifying user experience.

Easy to Use
Simply type in the cross-point directly or just spin the knob and see all your sources and destinations scroll by.

Elegant Design
Clear buttons that are illuminated by both RGB and white LEDs so that a wider range of rich and clean colors can be displayed. Videohub Master Control lets you see everything with an extremely elegant LCD display that keeps you fully aware of your router status. The front panel can be unscrewed and slid off so labels can be inserted under the buttons. You get Adobe Illustrator files with crop marks that you can use as templates to generate your own custom labels. All buttons can be variably backlit so you can always read button labels even in dark rooms. Master Control is less than an inch thick and uses only a single rack unit space.

Easy to Install
You can customize buttons, sources and destinations using the included, easy to use Windows and Mac software. To set up 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
Master Control uses standard Ethernet networking so you can simply plug into an existing computer network. If you want to use your Videohub in mission critical environments, you can connect you Master Control to routers via a dedicated Ethernet switch. Master Control features power over Ethernet, so if used with an Ethernet switch that includes power over Ethernet support, no power supply will be required. For non-powered Ethernet switches, a power supply with international power socket adapters is included. Master Control also features loop through Ethernet connections, perfect for looping to other control panels or computers. You can chain dozens of control panels and save on Ethernet cabling.
Ethernet RJ45 Ethernet with Power over Ethernet supported, without power supplied on loop Ethernet output.
Macro Capability None.
Hardware Control 15 assignable buttons with scroll wheel for fast selection of source and destination. LCD information screen.
Internal Software Upgrade Via included firmware updater application via USB.
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. Button configuration can also be saved for later recall.
Physical Installation 1 RU, less than 1" deep (less than 2.5 cm deep).
Blackmagic Design Videohub Master Control
  • Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    3.0

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    3.0

    Some nice features - others fall short

    By Fbella

    from Silicon Valley, CA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design

    Cons

    • Lacks Functionality
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Videohub Master Control:

      I use this to control the Compact 40x40 router. I have many of the same comments that Hollywood Video Eng had. It can be directly connected to router without a LAN hub in a simple system. I too thought all of those supplied buttons would be programmable - but they are not - and are of limited use in their dedicated function. Another large annoyance was the fact that the LCD display on the unit has too large a font character display, so names given to I/O points in the software are truncated badly on the display - very very annoying. Also - BM promo material claims that router settings can be saved - not true. Only panel settings can be saved. Nice try - but only halfway there.

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      3.0

      Not Bad

      By Hollywood Video Engineer

      from Los Angels, CA

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      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • No Lcd Brightness Control

      Best Uses

      • Engineering Rack
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Blackmagic Design Videohub Master Control:

      Took me awhile to figure out how to directly hook up the controller to a BMD 40x40 router without going through an ethernet router. I wanted to keep my system very basic! This controller can do quiet a bit more if you put all your BMD devices on the same ip router; hopefully in the near future! I wish you could change the color of the led's to suit my own purpose. You can dim the led's but not the LCD display which in my use is too bright. I thought I could assign all the extra buttons to specific routes but not on this unit you would need the Videohub Smart Control which takes a lot of pre set up. If BMD could mesh both of their controllers into one then I think they would have a much better router.

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