Smart Videohub 20x20 + Quiet on Set Mod

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Blackmagic Design's Smart Videohub 20x20 with NEBTEK's Quiet on Set mod. The QOS Modification removes the factory fans and replaces them with two fans that provide a much quieter solution. The kit includes a custom power cable as well as an AC/DC 60W 12V power Supply with modified 4 pin XLR cable end. All original factory parts are included. 

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$2,144.00


The Smart Videohub 20x20 is the first SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format router with built in video monitoring and spin knob router control. With the latest 6G-SDI technology, you can simultaneously connect any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video at the same time. New visual routing allows you to see your router connections on the built in LCD screen allowing you to route your video with ease.

SDI Video Input

20 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.

SDI Video Output

20 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.

Reference Input

Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and 4K.

Multi Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.

Updates

USB or Ethernet.

Router Control

21 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.

Router Configuration

Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for setting IP address only.

RS-422 Router Control

1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

Reclocking

On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G-SDI video.

Smart Videohub 20x20

Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and525/23.98 NTSC.

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24,2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98,2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25.

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24,3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97,3840 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p23.98,4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25,4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 andITU-R BT.601.

SDI Video rates

SDI video inputs are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 4K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 
6G-SDI.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48kHz 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, 6G-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.

Portable Use

Smart Videohub is perfect for broadcast, post or live production! Smart Videohub’s super compact size means its perfect for use in large broadcast systems or portable mini racks for live production where cameras, switchers, recording and monitors are all simply connected to Smart Videohub. Now you can avoid messy rewiring because you can connect everything to the router and then quickly change connections from job to job without reconnecting a single cable!

Innovative Control and Design

Smart Videohub's beautiful machined aluminum design features new innovative video monitoring control. Now you can visually route video because the built in monitor lets you see live video, crosspoint connection labels and TV formats displayed simultaneously. You can make selections with the spin knob or switch video with the dedicated button panel. Choose from two incredible models! The Smart Videohub 12 x 12 and 20 x 20 both feature the amazing new control panel, built in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact single rack unit design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer!

Visual routing

Scan through video at lightning speed! Smart Videohub's super fast spin knob control lets you dial though your router cross points while displaying live video combined with custom on screen labels. Scroll order is arranged alphabetically so it’s easy to find the crosspoint you are looking for! The spin knob control combined with visual routing is the fastest way to route! Imagine scrolling through your connections while viewing them as live video on the LCD! On screen labels support unicode so they work in non Roman character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish and more. That means if you have labels in Japanese it will appear on the front panel in Japanese exactly the same as it appears on the software control panel on your computer.

Built in Video Monitoring

Now you can monitor all the live video connected to your Videohub. The built in LCD lets you see your video in virtually every TV format! That means you don't need a separate external monitor because its built into the front panel of the router itself! You can look at any source or destination and confirm the correct video inputs are being sent to the correct video outputs. Built in monitoring is perfect when space is tight, such as mini racks and broadcast trucks.

Many Connections

Smart Videohub 20 x 20 fits up to a massive 40 6G-SDI connections in a compact one rack unit size! Featuring 6G-SDI inputs and outputs as well as Ethernet for remote control so you can also route via external control panels or from your Mac or PC computer. No other compact router packs more connections in a self contained one rack unit design! For smaller work groups or fly away kits, the Smart Videohub 12 x 12 model gives you all the same advanced features with 12 inputs and 12 outputs.

Advanced 6G-SDI Technology

Smart Videohub features advanced 6G-SDI connections that allow high resolution Ultra HD video using a single SDI connection, while retaining full compatibility with all SD and HD-SDI equipment. You get the perfect quality of SDI video connections with the flexibility to work in any television format you like, as well as 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling. Even if you’re not running in Ultra HD now, you can still work in SD or HD today and be ready for Ultra HD when you need it.

All Video Formats Simultaneously

Smart Video includes multi format technology so you can simultaneously connect SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment all on the same router at the same time. SDI products from Blackmagic Design will automatically detect the SDI video format when it changes and instantly switch standards. This means you can seamlessly work in NTSC and PAL SD, 720 and 1080 HD and even 2160 Ultra HD at any frame rate, all at the same time on the single router!

Ultra HD Compatible

Get amazing images that are so detailed it’s like being there! With Ultra HD you get 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video for a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size. The new Smart Videohub easily handles the enormous data rates of full resolution Ultra HD video as well as SD and HD video. Ultra HD is the broadcast standard of the future and production of 4K content is accelerating! Smart Videohub’s advanced 6G-SDI multi format connections are compatible with your existing SD-SDI and HD-SDI equipment as well as the latest Ultra HD gear.

External Software Control Possible

If you want to control your Smart Videohub anywhere then the included free Videohub software control for Mac and Windows is the perfect solution. Videohub control software has a great looking interface with amazing icon buttons. When used with new touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel! You can even download the new software control panel for Apple iPad® that lets you use it as a fantastic, low cost touch screen router panel, it's free on the App Store!

Hardware Control Panels

For dedicated remote router panels, you can choose between Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control. Both optional panels connect to your network via Ethernet and can control any Videohub model. Videohub Smart Control is ideal for direct cut bus style routing to monitors or decks, while Videohub Master Control gives you full spin knob control and direct label entry with an LCD display to see your router crosspoint labels. You get perfect integration and 24/7 broadcast reliability with Blackmagic Videohub remote panels!

Custom Control

Customize your control options for any installation! Videohub lets you create your own custom router control with the free software developer kit. As a developer, you can download the Videohub SDK for sample code and control protocol information. You’ll get all the information you need to create your own hardware or software remote control. You can also use the RS-422 protocol to control Videohub as a slave device for router crosspoint switching, or even use telnet instructions from your computerrosspoint switching, or even use telnet instructions from your computer

Quiet on Set - Nebtek Fan Modification

The Quiet On Set  was built specifically to reduce noise caused by the stock fans in the Blackmagic Design Videohub. We fix this by adding two 14 dBa (between breathing and whisper level sound level) fans with fluid dynamic bearings to an all-new top panel built by NEBTEK. The fans cool the internal temperatures to the same temperature as the stock fans, but with a major reduction in noise.

This modification includes an upper panel with pre-installed fans. For sufficient cooling, we strongly recommend that you leave at least 1/2 rack unit space above the Videohub unit.

The Mod comes with a custom power cable as well as an AC/DC 60W 12V power Supply with modified 4 pin XLR cable end.

  • Reduces noise caused by stock fans
  • Allows Videohub to run off of DC power

NEBTEK REWARDS PROGRAM

The Nebtek rewards program will be starting November 1, 2016. The new program will give store points on every purchase made through the online store*. 

Nebtek Branded Products

Every $100.00 USD = 2 Points

Other Brands

Every $100.00 USD = 1 Point

1 Point = $1 USD

Your account will be credited once your order has been shipped. You can use your points on any future purchases from the online store. 
Points must be used within 365 days after the points have been issued. Any points not used within the 365 days will be lost.

*Points do not apply to Qtake systemsQtake HD Software, QOD+ or cart systems. 

Blackmagic Design products include a wide variety of HD and 4K cinema cameras, a large range of video converters and several single and duo monitors including the SmartScope Duo Monitor. Nebtek carries the newest BMD products to help our video consumers with any production possible.

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