Blackmagic Design has released a routing switcher that the company claims offers facilities to smaller post houses that previously only large television companies could afford. The Workgroup Videohub offers 12 SDI inputs and 24 outputs.
The inputs are fully independent dual rate SDI, while the independent outputs auto-switch between HD-SDI and SD SDI. 12 of the outputs are dedicated for monitoring, for for connecting analog decks through products such as Blackmagic Design's own DeckLink Multibridge. There are also 12 independent, Sony-compatible RS-422 serial controls ports.
The unit includes a real-time video processor, which uses separate SDI ports from the router. Blackmagic Design says that this will enable future upgrades for downconversion, video mixing, logo keying, test signal generation and more.
The Workgroup Videohub costs $4,995 (around £2,800).