Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 12G 40x40


Blackmagic Design VHUBSMARTE12G4040

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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. 

The advanced technology Smart Videohub 12G model gives you all of the same great features and benefits of 6G-SDI, however its 12G-SDI connections run at twice the speed so you can connect equipment that works with high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video over a single cable! High frame rate Ultra HD is becoming the video standard of the future because it allows broadcasters to use the same 60 fps workflow for fast action live production used in HD, but get the higher quality of Ultra HD. The amazing sharpness and fluid motion of 60 frames per second Ultra HD represents the cutting edge of broadcasting and the 12G-SDI model easily handles it and all other SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, all on the same router at the same time. Be ready for the future with 12G-SDI.

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! 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.


  • Simultaneously connect SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment all on the same router at the same time
  • Connect equipment with high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 video over a single cable
  • Compact size: perfect for portable mini racks
  • Built in monitor lets you see live video, crosspoint connection labels and TV formats displayed simultaneously
  • Super fast spin knob control lets you dial though your router cross points while displaying live video combined with custom on screen labels
  • Lots of connections: 40 inputs and 40 outputs
  • External software control via free included software for  Mac and Windows
  • Videohub Smart Control is ideal for direct cut bus style routing to monitors or decks




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
Blackburst and TriSync for SD, HD and 4K.
Reference Output
Reference terminating loop output.
Multi Rate Support 
Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.

Multi Rate Support 
Auto detection of SD, HD or 12G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 4K, HD and SD video.
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 use RJ45 Ethernet. 
RS-422 router Control
1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.
On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 12G-SDI video.
Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 connections diagram


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
4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit.
SDI Color Space
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


Software Control

Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™

Internal Software Upgrade

Via included computer application

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit Linux


Built-in 5-inch LCD for video and menu settings

Physical Installation

2 rack unit size. Less than 6-inches deep

Power Requirements

Power Fail Protection
Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on.

Power Supply
IEC pwoer cable required. 90-240V AC input.




Physical Specifications

  • 19 in. (W) x  3.46 in. (H) x 6.30 in (D)
  • 9.92 lbs.

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

Box Contains

  • Smart Videohub 12G 40 x 40
  • Software SD card
  • 12-month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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