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Blackmagic Design Compact Videohub Now Shipping


Milpitas, CA, USA – - Blackmagic Design today announced Compact Videohub, the world’s smallest 40 x 40 SDI router that fits into an incredibly tiny 2 rack units of space, is now shipping! Compact Videohub features 3 Gb/s SDI, ASI, auto switching SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI formats, full SDI re-clocking, USB, redundant power inputs, ethernet and serial router control for only $4,995.

Compact Videohub is only two rack units and less than an inch deep. It includes advanced features such as 3 Gb/s SDI, ASI, auto switching SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI, as well as full SDI reclocking 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 and growing range of software control panels, the Videohub Smart Control hardware control panel and the new Videohub Control for iPad.

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.

“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!”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “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:

* 40 SDI inputs, supports SD, HD, ASI and 3 Gb/s SDI.
* 40 SDI outputs, supports SD, HD, ASI 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 reclocking.
* 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 and Videohub Control for iPad.

Availability and Price

Compact Videohub is now shipping for US $4,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci EmmyTM award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check


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