Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Blackmagic Design rolls out Broadcast Videohub
Blackmagic Design unveiled its new Broadcast Videohub SDI router at NAB2008.
The Broadcast Videohub is large enough for the biggest post-production studio and supports 3Gb/s SDI. It includes 72 SDI inputs, 144 SDI outputs, 72 deck control ports, twin redundant power connections, SDI reclocking and 3Gb/s SDI technology in a compact 8RU chassis less than an inch deep.
Broadcast Videohub also features built-in SDI reclocking, which cleans up SDI signals so they can run down long cables for greater flexibility when designing a studio layout.
All Broadcast Videohub connections are grouped together to include an SDI input, SDI output, deck control port and SDI monitor output for each user. The Broadcast Videohub has twice as many SDI outputs as inputs, so each user can connect monitoring directly to the router. This lets people control their monitoring without affecting the input of their editing workstation. Broadcast Videohub includes an easy-to-use control software application that works on Mac OS X and Windows systems.
For more information, visit www.blackmagic-design.com.