Video Routing

Do you have questions about Desktop Video, Converters, Routers and Monitoring?
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francisbaidoo

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Video Routing

PostTue Mar 07, 2023 9:28 pm

Do I still need a video patch bay if I already have Blackmagic Smart Videohub 20x20 ?
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Re: Video Routing

PostWed Mar 08, 2023 6:00 pm

Normally, no. Videohub is a router. A router is a patch bay + distribution amp.
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Re: Video Routing

PostWed Mar 08, 2023 6:37 pm

mpetech wrote:Normally, no. Videohub is a router. A router is a patch bay + distribution amp.

Thanks a lot
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Re: Video Routing

PostFri Mar 31, 2023 4:57 pm

francisbaidoo wrote:
mpetech wrote:Normally, no. Videohub is a router. A router is a patch bay + distribution amp.

Thanks a lot

@mpetech is absolutely right. Just in some cases, you may still need a separate video patch bay. For example:
- you have a large number of video devices that don't have SDI or HDMI outputs and require analog connections
- if you need to change the order of signals or having different sources go to different destinations at the same time
- very large number of video signals that need to be routed, as it may become cumbersome to manage them all through a single Videohub
This might sounding like self-explanatory for somebody, but better to think in advance.

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