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

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Blackmagic Design
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 Input12 x 10-bit SD/HD/6G-SDI
SDI Video Output12 x 10-bit SD/HD/6G-SDI
Reference InputBlackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and UHD 4K
Multi-Rate SupportAuto detection of SD, HD, or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI
UpdatesUSB 2.0 high speed (480 Mb/s) interface or via Ethernet
Control12 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
ConfigurationVia front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet
USB 2.0 for setting IP address only
ReclockingOn all SDI outputs, auto switching between SD, HD, or 6G-SDI video
Standards
Format SupportSD 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 ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M Level B, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Video RatesSD-SDI: 270 Mb/s
HD-SDI: 1.5 Gb/s
3G-SDI: 3 Gb/s
6G-SDI: 6 Gb/s
SDI Video Sampling4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Color Precision4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10-bit
SDI Audio Sampling48 kHz and 24-bit
SDI Color SpaceYUV or RGB
SDI Metadata SupportVideo payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M
Software
Software ControlRouter control included free for Windows and Mac OS X
Internal Software UpgradeVia included updater application
General
DisplayLCD for video and menu settings
Power SupplyIEC power cable required
90 to 240 VAC input
Power Fail ProtectionRouter connections preserved and restored instantly at power on
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90% non-condensing
Rack Space1 RU
Dimensions19.00 x 1.73 x 6.30" (48.26 x 4.39 x 16.00 cm)
Weight4.14 lb (1.88 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.1 x 7.6 x 3.4"
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