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Blackmagic Design announces Videohub Update 6.0

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 15th, 2014

Major new software for Videohub routers, replaces old control and setup utilities with new modern and stylish designed software tools for both Mac OS X and Windows computers.

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 12, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced Videohub Software Update 6.0, a whole new software suite for the company’s popular Videohub range of SDI routers that provides new client control and setup applications for easier and simpler router operation. Blackmagic Videohub 6.0 is available now for download free of charge.

Videohub Update 6.0 software will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2014 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20.

The new Blackmagic Videohub 6.0 update includes 2 new software applications for both Mac OS X and Windows computers. The Blackmagic Videohub Control features a new user interface that includes elegantly designed buttons that allow users to customize and control their Videohub routing from their desktop. Blackmagic Videohub Control is perfect when customers are working on editing, color correction or other computer based workstations and want to change routing in their facility.

Blackmagic Videohub is simple and easy to use and supports the latest technologies such as high resolution “Retina” displays that use paper resolution screen displays. Blackmagic Videohub Control can be installed on multiple computers in a post production facility or broadcaster so all users can quickly launch the software and change route cross points with the press of a button.

For configuring and installing Blackmagic Videohub routers, the administration software, Blackmagic Videohub Setup, has been designed to make it extremely fast to install and label router inputs and outputs and to change other settings on Videohub routers. It automatically finds all Videohub routers on the users network, or any routers connected locally via USB and then lets the administrator or broadcast engineer simply select the router and change its settings.

Blackmagic Videohub Setup also allows customers to save and load router configurations so they can backup the router in case they need to quickly load the router settings in the future, or even change router configurations between jobs, common on smaller routers in live production environments.

Blackmagic Videohub Setup also supports both Mac OS X and Windows computers and supports high resolution Retina displays.

About Blackmagic Videohub Routers

The Blackmagic Smart Videohub family of professional SDI video routers are the world’s first Ultra HD mixed format routers to include built in LCD video monitoring and spin knob router control. The Smart Videohub routers include 6G-SDI technology so customers can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video all on the same router at the same time. Even if a customer has multiple different television formats connected to the router inputs, Smart Videohub routers will route any of them to any combination of the outputs, all simultaneously.

Smart Videohub routers includes an elegant machined metal front panel and the revolutionary Visual Routing combines the spin knob and button entry with easy to read custom router labels over live video from the inputs onto the LCD. When any input or output is selected, the video is displayed live on the LCD. This allows customers to see their router connections as video on the LCD as they scroll the knob to select routing.

“This new software allows all Blackmagic Videohub customers to get a totally new router experience because we have completely replaced the old software with a fresh new design that looks state of the art and is just so nice to use,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Our original router software was developed back when we had small routers and really did not make setup of our larger 288 routers easy. With this new router software, we get the ability to handle large routers, but the software is just so much nicer to use with an elegant UI and much better features. We think Videohub customers will be very happy with this update as the improvement in the software is dramatic.”

Availability and Price

Blackmagic Videohub 6.0 update is available down for download from the Blackmagic Design web site.

Press Photography

Product photos of the Blackmagic Videohub 6.0 software and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.