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Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 SDI Router

Advanced 12G-SDI router supporting all SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI video formats simultaneously

Advanced 12G-SDI video router supports any SD, HD or Ultra HD SDI format on the same router at the same time. Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 features 40 inputs and 40 outputs and includes video reference, redundant power connections and an elegant machined metal front panel with large full HD LCD for monitoring and routing label display. Routing can be performed by direct button selection and the spin knob controller. 12G-SDI technology supports all SDI video standards up to 2160p60.

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Product Description


The world’s first 12G-SDI high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 router

Introducing the incredible new Smart Videohub 12G 40x40, the world’s most advanced technology router for all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, all the way up to 2160p60. Ultra HD is being adopted quickly so you never know when you are going to need to connect 12G-SDI devises into your systems. Smart Videohub 12G ensures it will always be ready to route signals from the latest switchers, cameras, decks, monitors and more. Because Smart Videohub12G 40x40 features multi-rate 12G-SDI on BNC SDI connectors, it works with all of your existing SD and HD gear and is fully compatible with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD gear. That means you can drop it in to replace your existing router today without having to rewire your entire facility. Smart Videohub 12G gives you the confidence to route any SD, HD or Ultra HD signal from any device today and in the future.


Additional Information



  • SDI Video Input: 40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.
  • SDI Video Output: 40 x 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 12G‑SDI.
  • Reference Input: Black burst and Tri-level sync for SD, HD and 4K.
  • Reference Output: Reference terminating loop output.
  • Multi Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD or 12G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD and SD video.
  • Updates: USB or Ethernet.
  • Front Panel Router Control: 40 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet. RS-422.
  • Router Configuration: Via front panel LCD or RJ45 Ethernet.
  • 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 12G-SDI video.



  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 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, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p50, 4096 x 2160p60.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M Level B, SMPTE 425M Level A, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-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, 6G-SDI and 12G-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: 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
  • SDI Color Space: YUV or RGB
  • SDI Auto Switching: Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 12G-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.



  • Software Control: Router control included free for Windows and Mac OS X.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Via included updater application.


Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.



  • Displays: Built-in 5” LCD for video and menu settings.
  • Physical Installation: 2 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.


Power Requirements

  • Power Fail Protection: Crosspoint connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.
  • Power Supply: IEC power cables required. 2 x 90 - 240V AC inputs for full redundancy.


Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

  • Smart Videohub 12G 40x40
  • Software SD card



12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.