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Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
  • Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
  • Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
  • Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
  • Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
  • Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288
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Blackmagic BMD-VHUBUV/288CH Universal Videohub 288

Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design

Item #: BMD-VHUBUV-288CH   •   MFG #: VHUBUV/288CH


Our Price:$10,085.00

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    Universal Videohub comes in two models, letting the customer choose the rack frame chassis size they need to then plug in as many SDI interface cards as needed. Each BNC or optical fiber SDI interface card supports 4 inputs, 4 outputs and 4 deck control connections. That means the Universal Videohub 288 model supports up to 72 plug in SDI cards for up to 288 x 288 SDI routing. The Universal Videohub 72 model supports 18 plug in SDI cards for up to 72 x 72 SDI routing. Interface cards can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI, and the customers can mix and match between types in any order.

    Ideal for the world's leading broadcasters and post production facilities, Universal Videohub includes the latest technologies, such as 3 Gb/s SDI, auto switching between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats, RS-422 deck control ports for each crosspoint, full SDI re-clocking, multiple simultaneous video format support, ethernet and serial router crosspoint control, optional BNC SDI and optical fiber SDI interface cards, redundant crosspoint cards and redundant power supplies. No other router offers such leading edge technology and at such an affordable price.

    Universal Videohub ships to customers without any plug in cards, so the customer is free to build their router any way they like! For example, customers can plug in either BNC SDI cards or optical fiber SDI cards in any combination depending on the equipment they have. This makes it easy to partially load SDI interface cards, to start at an affordable size, and then add more SDI interface cards over time to grow to a massive 288 x 288 size! To make scalability even easier, the 72 x 72 cross point card and power supply cards from the Universal Videohub 72 can be plugged into the Universal Videohub 288. Only Universal Videohub lets users upgrade to a larger rack frame and keep their entire investment in interface cards and power supplies.

    One of the biggest benefits to Universal Videohub's card based design, is true 24/7 reliability. Universal Videohub has no electronic components on the motherboard and all electronics can be hot swapped for replacements in case of failure, or when upgrading. Universal Videohub 288 even includes an extra slot for a redundant cross point and power supply. In case of failure, the cross point will instantly change over allowing continuous operation.

    Universal Videohub 288 also offers true multiple fault redundancy, where different faults in both crosspoint cards can be handled. In the rare event of multiple faults occurring in both cross point cards, Universal Videohub 288 automatically detects and combines the still functioning parts of both cross point cards together to keep the router running. That's true multiple fault tolerance, unique to Universal Videohub, and eliminates any situation where a faulty crosspoint can go unnoticed and then be unavailable if the main crosspoint fails.

    Universal Videohub is sold in two models of unpopulated rack frames. The customer simply adds the SDI interface cards, power supplies and crosspoint cards as needed. This provides true scaleability allowing lower entry cost, or when used in broadcast environments where full redundancy is required, the Universal Videohub 288 model supports adding duplicate crosspoint and power supply cards.

    Please Note: Modules are sold seperately. Image is for reference only! Racking height is 18 RU (18 space) and is less than 6 inches deep. Weighs 52 lbs.

    • Specifications

      • Connections:
      • SDI Video Input: Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.
      • SDI Video Output: Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.
      • Reference Input: 1 x Blackburst and TriSync for all SD, HD and 2K SDI and optical connections.
      • Up to 288 x Blackburst and TriSync paired with Thunderbolt ports on Universal Videohub Editing Interface cards.
      • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
      • Updates: USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.
      • Device Control: Up to 288 bidirectional SonyT compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.
      • Router Control: Use either RJ45 Ethernet or Smart Control shared over IP network.
      • Router Configuration: Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 (IP setting only) high speed interface shared over IP network.
      • RS-422 Router Control: 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.
      • Reclocking: On all SDI outputs.
      • Standards:
      • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
      • HD Format Support: 1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60.
      • 2K Format Support: 2048 x 1556/23.98/24/25.
      • 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, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s 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 Color Precision: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit.
      • SDI Color Space: YUV or RGB.
      • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s 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.
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