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Blackmagic Design Universal Videohub 72

72 x 72 Deck Control-Fully Scalable-Up to 18 Interface Cards-Add Crosspoint, Power Card-Removable Fan Tray & Fans-5RU


Rack frame lets you add up to 18 BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI interfaces plus a single 72 x 72 crosspoint and power card. Includes removable fan tray and fans.

Technical Specifications


SDI Video Output

Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI with SDI re-clocking. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.

Reference Input

1 x Black burst and Tri-Level Sync for all SD, HD and 2K SDI and optical connections.

Multi Rate Support

 Auto detection of SD, HD or 3G-SDI. Simultaneous routing of 2K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI.

 SDI Video Input

 Up to 72 x SDI/HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and ASI. Can be BNC SDI or optical fiber SDI.


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

Device Control

 Up to 72 bidirectional Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports via breakout cable.

 RS-422 Router Control

 1 x input for controlling router crosspoint switching.

 Router Control

 Use either RJ45 Ethernet or Smart Control or Master 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.


 On all SDI outputs.


 GPI connector for connecting external alarms.


SD Format Support

625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

HD Format Support

1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60. 
1080PsF23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30. 
1080i50, 59.94, 60. 
720p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60.

SDI Compliance

ITU-R BT.601.


2K Format Support

 2048 x 1556p23.98, 24, 25.


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 Color Precision

 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10-bit.


SDI Audio Sampling

 Television standard sample rate of48 kHz and 24-bit.

SDI Color Space


SDI Auto Switching

 Automatically selects between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-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.

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