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Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40x40

Blackmagic Design
Abel Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G4040
Mfr. Code: BMD-VHUBSMART6G4040
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Advanced 40x40 multi-format SD, HD, and Ultra HD SDI router with built-in video monitoring, spin knob control, and 6G-SDI support. This router is ideal for broadcast, post or live production.
Key Highlights
  • 6G-SDI Routing Switcher
  • 40 inputs & 40 outputs
  • Supports SD / HD / Ultra HD 4K / DCI 4K


Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40x40 is an Ultra HD mixed-format router with built-in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub includes the latest 6G-SDI technology (achieve 12G-SDI on the Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 model, available separately). You can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video, all the way up to high frame rate 2160p60 from the same router at the same time. Videohub delivers revolutionary new visual routing that allows you see your router connections as video on the built-in LCD as you scroll the knob to select your routing while viewing the video.

Portable Broadcast Grade Routing

This router is ideal for broadcast, post or live production. Smart Videohub's super compact size means it's perfect for use in large broadcast systems or portable mini racks for live production where cameras, switchers, recording and monitors are all simply connected to Smart Videohub. Now you can avoid messy rewiring because you can connect everything to the router and then quickly change connections from job to job without reconnecting a single cable.

Compact Design and Innovative Control

The beautiful machined aluminum design features new innovative video monitoring control. Visually route video while the integrated monitor shows you live video, crosspoint connection labels, and TV formats displayed simultaneously. You can make selections with the spin knob or switch video with the dedicated button panel.

Three Videohub models are available. This is the 40x40. Like the others, it features a control panel, built-in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer.

Visual Routing

Scan through video quickly with Smart Videohub's fast spin knob control. It allows you to dial though your router cross points, while displaying live video combined with custom on screen labels. Scroll order is arranged alphabetically so it’s easy to find the crosspoint you seek. The spin knob control combined with visual routing is the fastest way to route. 

On screen labels support unicode so they work in non Roman character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Spanish and more. That means if you have labels in Japanese it will appear on the front panel in Japanese exactly the same as it appears on the software control panel on your computer.

Integrated Video Monitoring

Now you can monitor all the live video connected to your Videohub. The built-in LCD on the front panel allows you to see your video in virtually every TV format. You can view your feed and recordings while rack mounted, without an external monitor. You can look at any source or destination and confirm the correct video inputs are being sent to the correct video outputs. Built in monitoring is perfect when space is tight, such as mini racks and broadcast trucks.

Connectivity: Up to 40 x 40 size for Advanced Routing

When you need larger routers for serious sized facilities, the Smart Videohub range offers the options you require. You can select from models with an optional small 12 x 12 size, all the way up to 40 x 40 sources and destinations (like this one), all with 6G-SDI technology. For external remote control, Ethernet is included so you can also route from a choice of hardware based control panel for your Mac or Windows computer. For integration into broadcast systems, RS422 control is included and the router supports tri-sync and black burst reference.

Multi Rate 6G-SDI for SD, HD, and Ultra HD

All Smart Videohub models feature 6G-SDI connections for working with standard frame rate Ultra HD video, while retaining full compatibility with all of your SD and HD-SDI equipment. You get the perfect quality of SDI video connections with the flexibility to work in any television format you like, as well as 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling. Even if you’re not running in Ultra HD now, you can still work in SD or HD today and be ready for Ultra HD when you need it.

Free Videohub Sofware for Mac

If you want to control your Smart Videohub anywhere then the included free Videohub software control for Mac and Windows is the perfect solution. Videohub control software has a great looking interface with amazing icon buttons. When used with touchscreen PCs, you get a fantastic large screen XY control panel. You can even download the software control panel for Apple iPad® that lets you use it as a fantastic, low cost touch screen router panel, it's free on the App Store.

What's in the Box

  • 3-Year Limited Warranty with 1-Year on front panel
  • SD Card with Software
  • Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40x40


Key Highlights

  • 6G-SDI Routing Switcher
  • 40 inputs & 40 outputs
  • Supports SD / HD / Ultra HD 4K / DCI 4K
  • Integrated LCD with Spin Knob Control
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 sampling
  • Videohub Control Software
  • 10-Bit Processing


Color Sampling:
SDI Color Precision - 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
SDI Color Space - YUV or RGB
SDI Video Sampling - 4:2:2 and 4:4:4


Output Connector/Port:
1 x REF - Reference terminating loop output
1 x Ethernet
40 x 6G-SDI - 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 6G-SDI
Input Connector/Port:
1 x USB - 2.0 high spped (480 Mb/s) for updates
2 x AC Power - IEC (dual for redundancy)
1 x RS-422 - for controlling router crosspoint switching
40 x 6G-SDI - 10-bit SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 6G-SDI (with SDI rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G.)
1 x REF - Tri-Sync or Black Burst

Media Conversion

Media Notes:
SDI Audio Sampling - Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit.
Processing Details:
2K Video Standards - 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
4K Video Standards - 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p, 4K DCI 29.97p, 4K DCI 30p
HD Video Standards: 1080i - 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
HD Video Standards: 1080p - 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
HD Video Standards: 1080ps - 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
HD Video Standards: 720p - 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
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 Compliance - SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1, SMPTE 2082-10, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Metadata Support - Video payload identification ancillary data as per SMPTE 352M.
SD Video Standards - 525i59.94 NTSC; 625i50 PAL
Ultra HD Video Standards - 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
Add'l Proc Functions:
Re-Clocking - On all SDI outputs, auto switching between standard definition, high definition or 6G-SDI video.
Interface Type:
LCD Screen
Rack Mount Front Panel Buttons/Knobs
Custom App/Software - Free Videohub Software Control


Input Voltage:
90-240V AC

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software Options:
Apps - Router control included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.
Upgrades - Via included updater application.
PC Requirements:
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS High Sierra 10.13 or later
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


7.6 in
5.2 in
19.3 in
10.7 lb
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