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Blackmagic Design 6G-SDI Smart Videohub 20x20

Blackmagic Design
Abel Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G2020
Mfr. Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G2020
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Advanced 20 x 20, multi-format SD, HD, and Ultra HD-SDI router with integrated video monitoring, spin knob control, and 6G-SDI technology.
Key Highlights
  • Ultra HD Mixed Format Router
  • (20) 6G-SDI Input/Output connections
  • Integrated control panel & monitoring


The Blackmagic Design 6G-SDI Smart Videohub 20x20 is a larger, advanced Ultra HD mixed format router with built in control panel and monitoring. Ideal for larger workgroups and mobile broadcasting, it includes advanced 6G-SDI connections so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time. You also get revolutionary new visual routing with the unique spin knob control, push button panel and the built in LCD screen. Also includes Ethernet for remote control and a fully customizable software development kit for Mac and Windows.


  • (20) 6G-SDI Inputs/Outputs
  • Integrated SDI reclocking on each SDI input
  • Supports 8 bit, 10 bit, and 12 bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 signals
  • 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling with 10 bit processing
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
  • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24p
  • HD Video Resolutions up to 1080p60
  • Auto-detects between SD, HD, Ultra HD 4K, and DCI 4K and instantly switches standards
  • Up to (16) channels of embedded audio on each SDI signal
  • Reference input compatible with black burst and tri-sync
  • Genlock supported
  • Illuminated front panel push buttons
  • Integrated video monitoring & spin knob control
  • Videohub control software included for control over Ethernet
  • Ethernet control permits direct connection to the computer network (compatible with Videohub Smart Control and Videohub Master Control panels)
  • Apple iPad control panel app available
  • Create your own custom router control with free software developer kit
  • On-screen labels support Unicode for non-Roman character sets (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Spanish, et al.)
  • Machined aluminum 1RU chassis

IMPORTANT NOTE: C13 (IEC) AC power cable required, not included.

What's in the Box

  • SD Card (Software & Manual)
  • Blackmagic Design 6G-SDI Smart Videohub 20x20


Key Highlights

  • Ultra HD Mixed Format Router
  • (20) 6G-SDI Input/Output connections
  • Integrated control panel & monitoring
  • Supports Ethernet remote control


Operating System:
macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


Output Connector/Port:
20 x SDI - 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI

Editing Control Panel

Control Panel Notes:
1 x RS-422 Router Control - Input for controlling router crosspoint switching
Control Panel Connection - Ethernet
Display - Built-in LCD for video & menu settings
External Control Panel - Includes Blackmagic Videohub software control panel for Mac OS X and Windows, supports Blackmagic Smart Control and Blackmagic Master Control hardware panels, includes Blackmagic Videohub SDK and Ethernet Videohub Control Protocol
Integrated Control Panel - (20) buttons for local control of Videohub with (6) buttons and scroll wheel for menu control; 2.2" color display
Multi Rate Support - Auto detection of SD, HD or 6G-SDI; simultaneous routing of 4K, HD, SD video and DVB-ASI
Reference Input - Tri-Sync or Black Burst
Router Configuration - Via front panel LCD or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 for setting IP address only
SDI Rates - 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G
SDI Relocking - Yes, on all SDI outputs
Serial Control Connection - RJ-7 RS-422
Video Input Re-Sync - None
Panel Buttons:
6 x Router Control - Includes additional scroll wheel for control of LCD display or RJ45 Ethernet
SDI Video Sampling - 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Compliance - SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
4K Video Standards - 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p
Ultra HD Video Standards - 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
2K Video Standards - 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
HD Video Standards - 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
SD Video Standards - 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
SDI Metadata Support - Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M
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 Color Space - YUV or RGB
SDI Color Precision - 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 10 bit
SDI Audio Sampling - Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24 bit


Input Voltage:
90-240V AC
Power Input:
AC - C14 IEC Female Connector

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software/App Notes:
Internal Software Upgrade - via included updater application
Software Included:
Router Control Software - Included free for Windows and Mac OS X

Waveform & Vector

Waveform Input:
20 x SDI - 10 bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 6G-SDI


7.6 in
3.2 in
19.3 in
5.1 lb
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