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Control Smart Videohub Devices

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Interface with Videohub SDI Matrix Switchers and SmartView Monitors by Blackmagic Design.

The primary purpose is for use as a library in other applications, but a GUI application is included (requires installation of the Kivy framework)

Since neither the devices nor the software for them support presets or macros, a need arose for instantaneous multiple routing changes. This, as well as setting the names for inputs and outputs within a single application can be accomplished using this project.


This project relies heavily on asyncio and other features available in Python v3.5 or later.



For basic installation, clone or download the source code:

git clone
cd vidhub-control

Install vidhub-control

python install

Install Kivy


Ensure all dependencies are met for your platform. Instructions can be found on the kivy download page

Linux (Ubuntu)

Follow the instructions for “Installation in a Virtual Environment”.

pip install docutils pygments pypiwin32 kivy.deps.sdl2 kivy.deps.glew
pip install kivy.deps.sdl2
pip install kivy

Follow the instructions for homebrew or MacPorts.


To launch the user interface (Kivy required):


Note for Windows

The vidhubcontrol-ui script may not work. If this is the case, it can be launched by:

python vidhubcontrol/kivyui/

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