Product Highlights
  • Routing Switcher
  • Ethernet / RS-422 / USB Type-C Input
  • Ethernet / RS-422 Output
  • USB 2.0 Type-C Interface
  • 100-240 V AC Power
  • Mac 10.13, 10.14 / Windows 10 Operating System
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Overview

Videohub Smart Control Pro

Videohub Smart Control Pro is a compact 1 RU panel that controls your Videohub over your existing ethernet network. It features 40 customizable buttons that can be set to any cross point so you can quickly switch video sources using fast, direct “cut-bus” style routing. Each panel can be setup for 1, 2, or more destinations, so you can control video routing to multiple decks and monitors from one panel.

When you want the fastest routing you can get, then Videohub Smart Control Pro lets you route with a single button press. Program each button for a single router cross point and when pressed the route is made. You can program to have multiple destinations and even a take button. It powers via DC or the Ethernet connection.

Control your Smart Videohub router from anywhere in your building. Route video from the front panel control, or select from a wide range of rack mountable hardware for remote control over ethernet. Broadcast designers, editors and colorists can even route video using the innovative Videohub Software Control for their Mac or PC workstations, or wirelessly with an iPad. A software development kit is also available for integrators that want to build custom routing solutions.

Front Panel Control

Smart Videohub features unique Visual Routing which makes routing super fast and error free! You can quickly find the source or destination you are looking for at the push of a button, or by using the unique spin knob control to scroll through your video. Source video, format, and labels are displayed on the built in LCD screen, so you always know that you’re making the right choice. With the all new Smart Videohub it’s never been easier to make super fast and accurate routing decisions.

Software Control

When you’re editing, grading, or doing broadcast design, the best place to control your router is right from your desktop! All Videohub models include free software that you can install on your Mac or Windows PC. The attractive, icon based router control software includes multiple views so you can choose the layout that’s best for your work.

Push Button View

Pushbutton View is the fastest and most intuitive way to control your router! It features large buttons with elegant icons that represent the most common post production equipment. That means you get a router control interface that looks just like your facility. Pushbutton View is ideally designed to work on touchscreen monitors and gives you the most fluid, computer based routing control you'll ever experience.

Personal Router Views

With Personal Router View you can see every connection in a single window, or create a personal set to see only the equipment you want. This means you get a much smaller interface window that won't get in the way of other software, such as editing or design tools. There is also a special Router Control View that lets system administrators label and manage all of the connections in your facility. Personal Router View gives you the flexibility to focus on just the connections you need!

iPad Control

Available free from the App Store, the Videohub Pushbutton View looks stunning on your Apple iPad. That means you can use an iPad over your wireless network to change routing from any room in your studio, all without using dedicated panels or computers

Connect via Ethernet

Videohub Smart Control Pro and Videohub Master Control Pro panels use standard Ethernet networking. That means you can plug into the existing computer network. Both control panels feature (PoE) power over Ethernet so if used with an Ethernet switch that includes PoE support, no external power supply is required. Videohub hardware control panels also include loop through Ethernet, perfect for looping dozens of control panels so you save hundreds on Ethernet cabling!

Easy to install

Installing Smart Videohub is simple and easy! Designed to fit perfectly in standard 19" equipment racks, the videohub built in control panel not only switches video, it also lets you set the network IP address in the settings menu. That means you can customize crosspoint labels and control routing via your IP network over Ethernet or even using WiFi! Or you can quickly set up Videohub by connecting USB directly to your computer! With a router set up this simple, you can set up your studio in minutes.

Custom SDK

Videohub includes a free software development kit so any developer or system integrator can easily add protocol support for integration into other routing infrastructures. The SDK supports industry standard C++ and includes software linbaries, sample code, and documentation. Using the Videohub SDK you can create customized software or hardware remote control solutions with unique interfaces.

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Product Specifications

Videohub Smart Control Pro

Connections

 
Ethernet RJ45 Ethernet In and Out. Power over ethernet supported on Ethernet In. No power over ethernet on Ethernet Out.
RS-422 In and Out (for future implementation)
Computer Interface USB-C for configuration and software updates
Power 100-240 AC
Macro Capability Up to 10 macro buttons can be assigned to activate multiple simultaneous switching commands.
Hardware Control 48 programmable buttons and RJ45 Ethernet used for remote control of routers over an IP network.
Software Internal Software upgrade via included firmware updater application via USB.
Operating System Mac 10.13 High Sierra / 10.14 Mojave or later
Windows 10
Physical Installation 1 rack unit size. Less than 3 inches deep.
Button Configuration Included free for Windows & Mac via USB 2.0
high speed (480 MB/s) interface

Power Requirements

 
Power Fail Protection Button configurations and router communication preserved and restored instantly at power on. Button configuration can also be saved for later recall.
Power Supply Internal 100-240 V AC

Physical Specifications

 
Weight 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
Dimensions 48.2 x 11.2 x 4.4 cm (19 x 4.4 x 1.7")

Environmental Specifications

 
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

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Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Control Pro

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