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Blackmagic Design Universal VideoHub 288

Product Code BMD-VHUBUV/288CH
Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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Universal Videohub lets you build your own broadcast quality 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fibre SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats. Universal Videohub frames come in a choice of two sizes that let you expand your router up to either a 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 crosspoint size. Every interface module in the router is card based, with each card featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Mix and match interfaces and build a router with all SDI, all optical fibre SDI or a combination of both. With the exciting new Universal Videohub Editing Interface you can capture and playback through your router using a computer with Thunderbolt technology!

Key Features

  • Fully Scalable 
  • Add either SDI or Optical Fibre SDI interface cards 
  • Auto stand detection 
  • Handles mixed SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI connections 
  • Deck control 
  • Re-clocking 
  • 24/7 reliability


  • SDI Video Input 
    Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.

  • SDI Video Output 
    Up to 288 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3Gb/s SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.

  • Thunderbolt Port 
    Up to 288 x Thunderbolt ports for SD, HD and 2K uncompressed or compressed video capture and playback with attached computers.

  • Reference Input 
    1 x Blackburst and TriSync for all SD, HD and 2K SDI and optical connections.
    Up to 288 x Blackburst and TriSync paired with Thunderbolt ports on Universal Videohub Editing Interface cards.

  • Multi Rate Support 
    Auto detection of SD, HD or 3 Gb/s SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.

  • Updates 
    USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s) interface.

  • Device Control 
    Up to 288 bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.

  • Router Control 
    Use either RJ45 Ethernet or Smart Control shared over IP network.

  • Router Configuration 
    Use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 (IP setting only) high speed interface shared over IP network.

  • RS-422 Router Control 
    1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

  • Reclocking 
    On all SDI outputs.

  • SD Format Support 
    625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

  • HD Format Support 
    1080p23.98, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p24, 1080PsF24, 1080p25, 1080PsF25, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 720p23.98, 720p24, 720p25, 720p29.97, 720p30, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60.

  • 2K Format Support 
    2048 x 1556/23.98/24/25.

  • SDI Compliance 
    SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 310M, SMPTE 425M-A, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

  • SDI Video Rates
    SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and 2K. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.

  • SDI Video Sampling 
    4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

  • SDI Audio Sampling 
    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz 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, 3 Gb/s 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.

  • Internal Software Upgrade 
    Via included firmware updater application.

  • Software Control 
    Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.

  • Physical Installation 
    18 rack unit size. Less than 6 inches deep.

  • Power Fail Protection 
    Router connections preserved and restored instantly at power on independently of host computer.

  • Power Supply 
    Redundant power supply options are available. GPI connector for connecting external alarms.

  • Product Warranty 
    3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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