Blackmagic Design Digital Workgroup Videohub WGVHUB
Computer controlled switcher / router
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Model DetailsWorkgroup Videohub™ eliminates complicated manual cable patching by connecting everyone together into a fully featured professional routing switcher - which previously only large television companies could afford. Workgroup Videohub automatically switches between standard definition SDI and high definition SDI with full 12x24 routing. With 12 extra independent SDI monitoring outputs allowing separate monitoring direct from the router. Also included are 12 RS-422 deck control ports with two channels in internal processing for HD down conversion, and a keying frame store. Compatibility with all SDI based equipment is assured, as all connections are compliant with SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M, SMPTE-296M and ITU-R BT.656.
Video routing switchers are popular in high end post production because they allow non technical people to connect to each other and share broadcast decks, without the complexity of manual cable patching. Remote switching via your IP network means you don’t even need to walk to a central patch panel - great when there are many people are working on the same client job.
Adding Workgroup Videohub™ to your facility will completely change how you work. Adds a level of integration between creative users that normally only the largest facilities could afford.Connect your Editing WorkstationsIf you've ever had experience with routing switchers, you will know that they can be a confusing mess of connectors that even rocket scientists would have trouble understanding. Workgroup Videohub is different and designed for normal creative users to get up and running in seconds. Each user's connections are grouped in simple 1-12 connector blocks on the rear panel, and each user has a video input, video output, monitoring output and deck control connector. Connect the inputs and outputs to your editing system's inputs and outputs and then deck control to your editing system's deck control port using a pin-for-pin DB-9 serial control cable. Now set the deck control port to input. It’s that easy.Connect your Broadcast DecksConnecting your broadcast decks is simple. Plug-in the video inputs and outputs, then connect the deck control port on the deck to the deck control port on the router using a pin-for-pin DB-9 serial cable. You can also connect older analog decks using an analog to SDI conversion, such as the popular Multibridge™. That takes care of conversion from analog to digital and back, as well as embedding audio in SDI video connections.Need Client Dubbing?Adding consumer grade decks for client dubbing is easy, and you can use any spare output such as one of the SDI monitoring outputs. You can add digital to analog conversion to connect video and audio to VHS and DVD recorders. Now you can dub from any source on the router, either from a deck or edit suite. You can even run client dubs while you're mastering to tape.A flexible option for doing client dubs in your edit suite is to loop video from your in-suite monitoring to consumer decks. This allows you to start client dubs without even leaving your editing suite! If you're working in HD, simply connect through the built-in HD down converter before outputting as standard definition video for dubbing or mastering.Connect to Everything, EverywhereWorkgroup Videohub uses standard definition and high definition SDI connections, so you can connect any device used in television. You can connect editing systems, decks and even equipment within telecine suites. Use the Videohub for connectivity within the telecine workflow, such as color correction noise reduction, frame stores and disk recorders. You can use two inputs and outputs on Videohub for routing dual link 4:4:4 video making a 6x12 4:4:4 router if needed. Workgroup videohub can even be used in transmission and streaming control because IP based sharing can be used from remote locations.Deck to Deck DubbingOften tapes need to be cloned by deck to deck dubbing, and if needed, compile a few masters quickly onto a single tape. Almost all broadcast decks feature a simple auto edit controller for deck to deck editing. Unlike other routers, Workgroup Videohub can handle deck to deck editing by reversing the serial port connections on the recorder deck.Say goodbye to complicated manual patch panels, that are messy and complex to use. Once you’ve used routing in your facility, and experienced how great it is to always have instant connections between equipment - you'll wonder how you ever did without it! Order Workgroup Videohub for your facility today.
Connections SDI Video Input12 x SDI switchable between HD and standard definitionSDI Video Outputs24 x SDI switchable between HD and standard definitionDual rate supportAuto detection of HD or standard definition SDI inputs.Simultaneous routing of both HD and standard definition video.Device Control12 x bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports.Serial ports TxRx pin reversible under software control.Router ControlUSB 2.0 high speed interface shared over IP networkUpdates and ConfigurationUSB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interfaceRe-clockingOn all SDI inputs, auto switching between HD and standard definition Standards HD Format Support1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080i48, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60SD Format Support625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSCSDI ComplianceSMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601SDI Video Sampling4:2:2 and 4:4:4 when using 2 routesSDI Color Precision4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 12 bit when using 2 routesSDI Color SpaceYUV, or RGB when using 2 routesSDI Metadata SupportVideo payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352MSDI Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit. Extras Software ControlRouter control included free for Windows XP™, and Mac OS X™Firmware UpgradeVia included firmware updater applicationReal Time ProcessingInternal down conversion, and keying frame storeInstallation3 rack unit size. Less than 1 inch deep.Power SupplyUniversal power supply included. IEC power cable requiredPower Fail ProtectionRouter connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer