07.06.2009 11:48 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Blackmagic Design releases touch-screen router configuration software
Blackmagic Design is now making available a new software update for all Videohub routers. Videohub 4.0 adds support for a button view control screen that is easy to use on touch-screen computers. Button view allows users to select from a number of icons of video equipment, and the button layout is fully customizable.
Videohub 4.0 makes router configuration and source destination as easy as clicking on large, easy-to-understand buttons with custom icons. There are three button view control panel windows that can be selected in Videohub 4.0. Two of these button views are designed for display on 20in and 24in monitors.
The new HP Touchsmart all-in-one desktop computers with touch screens are perfect as a low-cost router control panel when used with button views. Users only need to touch the buttons on-screen, and router crosspoints are changed instantly. Videohub software is available for both Windows and Mac OS X, so iMac type computers can also be used.
The third type of button view control panel window is a smaller eight-source x 4 destination size, and is designed to allow a fast-to-use control panel window for editors and designers on their desktop. The button view window features the same interface as the full-screen button views. This view can be quickly minimized and opened so it's available when needed.
Videohub 4.0 is available now as a free download for all Videohub router customers from the Blackmagic Design Web site.