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Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12 x 12 6G-SDI

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Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12 x 12 6G-SDI
Key Features
  • Routing Switcher with Frame Syncing
  • 12 x 6G-SDI Inputs / 12 x 6G-SDI Outputs
  • Supports SD, HD, Ultra HD 4K, DCI 4K
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Sampling
The Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12 x 12 6G-SDI from Blackmagic Design is a mixed format router with 12 6G-SDI inputs and 12 6G-SDI outputs for routing any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD 4K, and DCI 4K video. The CleanSwitch model allows for re-timing of SDI feeds, so all switches are timed to happen between frames. It supports 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color sampling and 10-bit processing for smoother gradations. Housed in a 1RU frame, the Smart Videohub is ideal for use in both large broadcast systems or portable mini racks for live productions. A built-in LCD lets view your sources directly on the router itself, with simple push buttons and spin knob provided for control. Routing can also be controlled using dedicated remote panels or over Ethernet using the included software for Mac OS X and Windows. You can even use the available iPad app to change routing over your wireless network.
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Blackmagic Design CleanSwitch Overview

The Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12 x 12 6G-SDI from Blackmagic Design is a mixed format router with 12 6G-SDI inputs and 12 6G-SDI outputs for routing any combination of SD, HD, Ultra HD 4K, and DCI 4K video. The CleanSwitch model allows for re-timing of SDI feeds, so all switches are timed to happen between frames. It supports 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color sampling and 10-bit processing for smoother gradations. Housed in a 1RU frame, the Smart Videohub is ideal for use in both large broadcast systems or portable mini racks for live productions. A built-in LCD lets view your sources directly on the router itself, with simple push buttons and spin knob provided for control. Routing can also be controlled using dedicated remote panels or over Ethernet using the included software for Mac OS X and Windows. You can even use the available iPad app to change routing over your wireless network.

Note: IEC power cable is not included.

  • 12x 6G-SDI inputs / 12x 6G-SDI outputs
  • Auto-detects between SD, HD, Ultra HD 4K, and DCI 4K and instantly switches standards
  • Built-in SDI reclocking on every SDI input
  • Supports 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 signals
  • 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling with 10-bit processing
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
  • Supports DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24p
  • HD Video Resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Supports 16 channels of embedded audio on each SDI signal
  • Genlock
  • Reference input compatible with black burst and tri-sync
  • Built-in video monitoring and spin knob control
  • Push buttons on front panel
  • On-screen labels support Unicode so they work in non-Roman character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish, and more
  • Videohub control software included for control over Ethernet
  • Ethernet control allows direct connection to the computer network and is compatible with Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control panels
  • Apple iPad control panel app available
  • Create your own custom router control with free software developer kit
  • Machined aluminum 1RU chassis
  • IEC power cable required

Blackmagic Design CleanSwitch Specs

Connections
SDI Video Input
12 x 10-bit SD/HD/6G-SDI
SDI Video Output
12 x 10-bit SD/HD/6G-SDI
Reference Input
Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and UHD 4K
Multi-Rate Support
Auto detection of SD, HD, or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI
Updates
USB 2.0 high speed (480 Mb/s) interface or via Ethernet
Control
12 buttons for local control of Videohub
6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
1 x RS-422 input for controlling router crosspoint switching
Configuration
Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet
USB 2.0 for setting IP address only
Reclocking
On all SDI outputs, auto switching between SD, HD, or 6G-SDI video
Standards
Format Support
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC
525/29.98 NTSC

HD Format Support
720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

2K Format Support
2048x1080p 23.98/24/25
2048x1080PsF 23.98/24/25

4K Format Support
3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
4096x2160p 24
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M Level B, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Video Rates
SD-SDI: 270 Mb/s
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s
3G-SDI: 3 Gb/s
6G-SDI: 6 Gb/s
SDI Video Sampling
4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Color Precision
4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10-bit
SDI Audio Sampling
48 kHz and 24-bit
SDI Color Space
YUV or RGB
SDI Metadata Support
Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M
Software
Software Control
Router control included free for Windows and Mac OS X
Internal Software Upgrade
Via included updater application
General
Display
LCD for video and menu settings
Power Supply
IEC power cable required
90 to 240 VAC input
Power Fail Protection
Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing
Rack Space
1 RU
Dimensions
19.00 x 1.73 x 6.30" (48.26 x 4.39 x 16.00 cm)
Weight
4.14 lb (1.88 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
19.1 x 7.6 x 3.4"

Blackmagic Design CleanSwitch Reviews

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will this box pass closed captioning information?

will this box pass closed captioning information?
Asked by: Terrie
Yes SDI closed captions are supported.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2019-11-06

If I have 12G SDI cables connected to this, but ...

If I have 12G SDI cables connected to this, but send a 6G signal (4K 30p), would there be any problems? I assume everything would work just fine, no?
Asked by: Justin
100%. A end-user would just be future proofing their feed. Great workflow practice.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-04-26

Is this model loud? I have the same one from ...

Is this model loud? I have the same one from about 10 years ago and its very loud due to the cooling fan. I am wondering if this is an updated design that had fixed that issue.
Asked by: nick
We have a number of them in service and have not noticed noise as an issue. However, we have them in racks in head end situations, so we may have not noticed.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2022-08-17

This equipement will work as presentation ...

This equipement will work as presentation switcher??
Asked by: Julio Cesar
No this works best to route video or to distribute multiple inputs to multiple outputs. Primarily because each output has independent control and no group switching is available the recommendation is to purchase additional hardware to control switching.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-04-15

If I have 12G SDI cables plugged into this, and ...

If I have 12G SDI cables plugged into this, and send a 12G signal (4k 60p), what would happen? Would it down-convert it somehow and send a 6G signal out? Or would it just not work?
Asked by: Justin
Sending a 12G signal will not work and will not down-convert to a 6G signal.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-04-25

I currently have 3G cables running to all my ...

I currently have 3G cables running to all my cameras and devices, does this unit accept the 3G signals or what?
Asked by: samual
As Blackmagic Design has stated, 3G cables would be fine for short distances of 6G signals or at greater lengths for 3G signals. If you plan on using 4K content, you may want to consider upgrading cables if your distance is significant.
Answered by: ericsc
Date published: 2022-09-04

Is this good for video live streaming switching?

Is this good for video live streaming switching?
Asked by: Sam
Yes if the switches inputs have the same resolution and frame rate the switch will be clean.
Answered by: BMD Product Specialist
Date published: 2019-11-15

question

Can you create Macros with the CleanSwitch 12X12?
Asked by: Michael
Creating macros is not listed as an ability of the Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub CleanSwitch.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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