Blackmagic Smart Videohub 20x20
Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, 6G-SDI technology.
Smart Videohub 20x20 is a larger advanced Ultra HD mixed format router with built in control panel and monitoring. Ideal for larger workgroups and mobile broadcasting, it includes advanced 6G-SDI connections so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time. You also get revolutionary new visual routing with the unique spin knob control, push button panel and the built in LCD screen. Also includes Ethernet for remote control and a fully customizable software development kit for Mac and Windows.
Perfect for Portable Use
Broadcast grade routing that's easy to use!
Smart Videohub is perfect for broadcast, post or live production! Smart Videohub’s super compact size means it's 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 monitoring in a compact 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 three incredible models! The Smart Videohub 12x12, 20x20 and 40x40 all feature the amazing new control panel, built in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer!
Ultra HD Quality, HD Compatibility!
The broadcast industry’s video standard of the future
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
Control routing via network on Mac and Windows!
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 touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel! You can even download the 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!
SDI Video Inputs
20 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
SDI Video Outputs
20 x 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI.
DVB-ASI, 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G.
Video Input Re-Sync
On all SDI outputs
Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Control Panel Connection
Serial Control Connection
Multi Rate Support
Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.
21 buttons for local control of Videohub. 6 buttons and scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet.
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.
SD Video Standards
525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Video Standards
2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
Ultra HD Video Standards
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4K Video Standards
4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
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.
Built in Control Panel
20 buttons for local control of Videohub with 6 buttons and scroll wheel for menu control. 2.2 inch color display.
External Control Panel
Includes Blackmagic Videohub software control panel for Mac and Windows. Supports Blackmagic Smart Control and Blackmagic Master Control hardware panels. Includes Blackmagic Videohub SDK and Ethernet Videohub Control Protocol.
Built in LCD for video and menu settings.
Mac 10.12 Sierra,
Mac 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac™.
Internal Software Upgrade
Via included updater application.
1 x Internal 90 - 240V AC. IEC power cable required.
Power Fail Protection
Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.
1 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Smart Videohub 20x20
SD card with software and manual
3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty, and 12 Month Warranty on the front panel.