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Smart Videohub

PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:00 pm
by scottduvall
Wondering if there will be any macro support on the smartvideohub to mimic what the smart control software is doing. I made the mistake of buying this thinking it was the same as purchasing the micro hub and the smart control in one unit...turns out not the case. I am doing live events, and need to be able to control multiple destination with a macro, so a number of different sources can be setup to destinations at any given event.

Re: Smart Videohub

PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:40 pm
by Joshua Helling
Unfortunately there is no macro support on the smart video hub. It's definitely not as flexible as the smart control and Micro hub and it is 5 dollars more expensive.

It's strength lies in its need for zero setup. You never have to plug in an ethernet, or usb. Connect it to power and it's ready to roll. Perfect for fly cases and setups where you need 1 to 1 connectivity.

But the Microhub/Smart control has more flexibility. Smart control needs significantly more configuration. You can direct connect it to the hub, but it's gotta be connected to connected to a computer for programming before it's useful. it also needs to be powered separately. So you've gotta be rocking power over ethernet (which means a hub/switch/router that supports it), or you've got to rock a second power supply.

Re: Smart Videohub

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:40 pm
by scottduvall
is it possible to purchase a smart control to use with my smartvideo hub? will that work, without me needing to purchase a micro videohub in addition?

Re: Smart Videohub

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:54 am
by Hersh Burston
Hi Scott,

One or multiple Smart Controls can be connected to your Smart Videohub. These can be daisy chained using the ethernet loop out connector. Once programmed you will be able to do the macro switching.


Hersh Burston
Senior Product Manager
Blackmagic Design