Scan code: LN116068 Manufacturer code: VHUBUV/72CH

Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 72

Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 72, 72 x 72 SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI Router, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10-bit, 5U Rackmount

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Scan code: LN116068 Manufacturer code: VHUBUV/72CH
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Blackmagic - 'Universal VideoHub 72'

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Build your own 3G/s SDI and optical fibre routerUniversal Videohub lets you build your own broadcast quality 3Gb/s SDI and optical fibre SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats. Universal Videohub frames come in a choice of two sizes that let you expand your router up to either a 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint size. Every interface module in the router is card based, with each card featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Mix and match interfaces and build a router with all SDI, all optical fibre SDI or a combination of both.

Perfect for SDI and Optical Fibre

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Amazing Routing OptionsUniversal Videohub is perfect for when you need to route SDI and optical fibre connections. Get incredible 3Gb/s SDI routing, plus the ability to send and receive video signals over long distances using optical fibre. That’s great for use in larger facilities and for large scale events. Route directly from one SDI or optical fibre device to another, from SDI to optical fibre or vice versa. Only Universal Videohub lets you upgrade to a larger rack frame and protect your investment in interface cards and power supplies.

Innovative Features and Design

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Innovative FeaturesUniversal Videohub 72 lets you add up to 18 interface cards, which is great for broadcast and post facilities with lots of equipment. You can hot swap interface cards while working live without the need to power down the router.

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Intelligent DesignUniversal Videohub models feature a frame based design with the freedom to build a router to suit your needs. The design also integrates crosspoint and power redundancy and when you need to expand you can use the same interface cards in a larger frame.

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Automatic SDI Switching3 Gb/s SDI connections automatically switch between SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats, so you can move the highest quality video between all your editing systems, decks, monitors and more. Simultaneously route copper SDI and optical fiber SDI signals in the same router.

Flexible Modular Interface

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Modular Interface CardsEach SDI and optical fiber SDI interface card features 4 inputs and 4 outputs, plus a breakout cable port for deck control. The Universal Videohub Deck Control Cable breaks out to 4 separate RS-422 connections. SDI and optical fiber interface cards also support 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, so all the audio channels in your signal are routed together with the video. For maximum flexibility, interface cards are all the same size and fit both Universal Videohub 72 and Universal Videohub 288, which is great if you need to use an alternative frame size in the future.

Fully Scalable Solution

Blackmagic Universal Videhub 72

Universal Videohub 72 or 288Universal Videohub 72 is a fully scalable 3 Gb/s SDI and deck control router. Add either regular copper SDI or optical fibre SDI interface cards as you need, up to a 72 x 72 SDI size router. The Universal Videohub 72 rack frame is only 5 RU and 6 inches deep and can support a single 72 x 72 crosspoint card and a single power supply card. The Universal Videohub 288 is the ultimate 3 Gb/s SDI and deck control router. With a choice of 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint cards, the frame can be easily upgraded using hot swappable regular BNC SDI or optical fibre interface modules that also include full deck control. If you need redundancy then simply add a second crosspoint card for true 24/7 reliability! All inputs have auto standards detection and all outputs are re-clocked.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
SDI Video Input Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI.
Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.
SDI Video Output Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.
Reference Signal 1 x Black Burst or Tri-level Sync input for all SD, HD and Optical connections.
Multi Rate Support Auto detection of SD, HD or 3G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
ASI Support Yes.
Updates USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
Device Control Up to 72 bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.
Router Control Use either RJ45 Ethernet, Smart Control or Master Control shared over IP network.
Router Configuration RJ45 Ethernet for Videohub configuration and USB 2.0 for IP settings only.
RS-422 Router Control 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.
Reclocking On all SDI outputs.
SD Format Support 525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL
HD Format Support 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Format Support 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
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.
SDI Video Rates SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 2K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5G-SDI HD-SDI and 3G-SDI HD and 2K SDI.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
SDI Colour Precision 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit.
SDI Colour Space YUV or RGB.
SDI Auto Switching Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and DVB-ASI on each input so that each input can be running a different television standard.
SDI Metadata Support Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.
Internal Software Upgrade Via included firmware updater application.
Software Control Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac™.
Operating Systems Mac 10.10 Yosemite,
Mac 10.11 El Capitan or later
Windows 8.1 and 10.
Physical Specifications 18.98 x 8.70 x 6.33 in
Physical Installation 5 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.
Operating Temperature 0° to 40° C
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C
Relative Humidity 0% to 90%

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Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 72
Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 72