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14/09/2010

Blackmagic Design Announces Compact Videohub

Blackmagic Design has launched Compact Videohub, the world's smallest 40 x 40 SDI router that fits into an incredibly tiny two rack units of space!
Compact Videohub features 3 Gb/s SDI, auto switching SD, HD and 3 Gb/s, SDI formats, full SDI re-clocking, USB, redundant power inputs, ethernet and serial router control.
Compact Videohub is being demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2010 Stand: 7.B25.
Compact Videohub is only two rack units size and less than an inch deep. It includes advanced features such as 3 Gb/s SDI, auto switching SD, HD and 3Gb/s SDI, as well as full SDI re-clocking at an affordable price. Compact Videohub is perfect for customers who need an incredibly tiny router that also meets tough broadcast technical requirements for performance as well as reliability.
Compact Videohub includes more control interfaces such as easy to use USB, as well as direct ethernet and RS-422 serial interfaces. Direct ethernet router control allows direct connection to a computer network for control. Ethernet control is fully compatible with Blackmagic Design's wide range of software control panels and the new Videohub Smart Control hardware control panel.
Compact Videohub, like all Blackmagic Design Videohub routers, allows for a range of flexible control options. These include the free Videohub software control panels for easy to use icon-based push button control from any computer. Software control is ideal for video editors and designers who are already working on computers and prefer control from their desktop. Videohub routers also support the new Videohub Smart Control hardware control panels, for routing with a push of a button. Videohub Smart Control can be installed under each monitor or deck, so routing is incredibly fast.
Compact Videohub also includes a standard serial router control port, that lets system integrators interface to computers for automated routing control systems and integration into broadcast play out servers. The serial router control port uses industry standard protocols for easy use. Developers can use Blackmagic Design's Videohub SDK for Windows and Mac for full control of router crosspoint switching via the USB and ethernet interfaces.
Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, said: "Now we have a professional router that's small, but with a 40 x 40 matrix size that's large enough for post production facilities and broadcast trucks! I think Compact Videohub is going to help more people than ever to get the advantages of a professional SDI routing switcher in their facility!"
Compact Videohub is perfect for customers who have a tight budget, or need to fit routing into an incredibly small space.
Compact Videohub Key Features include:
  • 40 SDI inputs, supports SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
  • 40 SDI outputs, supports SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI
  • USB connection for computer control
  • Ethernet direct network connection for control
  • Serial port for router control
  • 12 volt universal power supply included
  • Main and Redundant power connections for on-air 24/7 reliability
  • Reference input compatible with black burst and tri-sync
  • Includes full SDI re-clocking
  • Allows simultaneous SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats on the router at the same time
  • Includes free software control panels for Mac and Windows
  • Fully compatible with Videohub Smart Control
Compact Videohub will be available in late September.
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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