eliminates complicated manual cable patching by connecting everyone together into a fully featured professional routing switcher - which previously only large television companies could afford. Workgroup Videohub automatically switches between standard definition SDI and high definition SDI with full 12x24 routing. With 12 extra independent SDI monitoring outputs allowing separate monitoring direct from the router. Also included are 12 RS-422 deck control ports with two channels in internal processing for HD down conversion, and a keying frame store. Compatibility with all SDI based equipment is assured, as all connections are compliant with SMPTE-292M, SMPTE-259M, SMPTE-296M and ITU-R BT.656.
Video routing switchers are popular in high end post production because they allow non technical people to connect to each other and share broadcast decks, without the complexity of manual cable patching. Remote switching via your IP network means you don't even need to walk to a central patch panel - great when there are many people are working on the same client job.