The Blackmagic Smart Videohub family of professional SDI video routers are the world's first Ultra HD mixed format routers to include a large, built in, 5-inch-high resolution video monitor and spin knob router control. The Smart Videohub 40 x 40 includes 6G-SDI technology so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time. Even if you have 40 different television formats connected to the router inputs, Smart Videohub 40 x 40 will route any of them to any combination of the outputs, simultaneously! Smart Videohub 40 x 40 also includes an elegant machined metal front panel that allows the direct entry of router cross points using the panel buttons or by utilizing the spin knob controller.
Blackmagic Design's unique, revolutionary Visual Routing combines the spin knob and button entry with easy to read custom router labels over live video from the inputs onto the LCD. When any input or output is selected, the video is displayed live on the LCD. This allows customers to see their router connections as video on the LCD as they scroll the knob to select routing. This unique feature means customers can route video simply by looking at it! Blackmagic Smart Videohub 40 x 40 includes full front panel controls, dual built in power supplies for redundant power and increased reliability, external ethernet control, RS422, and support for tri-sync and black burst reference. The router can also be controlled remotely via Ethernet using Blackmagic Design router control software for Mac OS X and Windows, or with the Blackmagic Smart Control and Master Control hardware router control panels.