Blackmagic Design Teranex Express Multi-Format Video Converter

 

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  • Designed for broadcast and post production, Teranex Express is the world’s first 12G-SDI real time SD, HD and Ultra HD up, down, cross and standards converter. You get an incredible 1,089 different conversion options using patented Teranex algorithms and image processing for the highest quality, visually lossless conversions. Teranex Express features 12G and 6G-SDI inputs, loops, and outputs, along with an optical fiber connection for working with video over massive distances.

    Teranex converters are the ultimate SD, HD and Ultra HD standards converters, and give you the quality and speed mandated by broadcasters worldwide. You can choose from models that give you up to a massive 1089 conversions, a wide range of broadcast connections, low latency processing, HDMI loop through and more! You get up, down, cross and standards conversions between virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates, including 3:2 cadence removal and insertion! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex converters give you visually transparent, high quality conversions in full 10-bit quality, complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

    Whether you’re out in the field or in the studio, you never know what kind of video format you’re going to get or which video format you’re going to have to provide. Teranex converters give you so many realtime conversions that you’ll be ready for anything at anytime! Convert incoming feeds from overseas, use them in front of older broadcast decks to ensure they always receive the correct signal, or carry them in broadcast trucks so you’ll be ready to work with anything that comes your way! With Teranex converters you can even convert SD to HD or Ultra HD in real time and then display it on massive outdoor LEDs or digital signs at live concerts or sporting events!

  • Connections  
    SDI Video Input 1x BNC (IN A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.
    1x BNC (IN B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching. Usable as 2nd input or for dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G Ultra HD
    SDI Video Input Loop 1x BNC (IN A Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.
    1x BNC (IN B Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.
    SDI Video Output 1x BNC (OUT A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.
    1x BNC (OUT B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching. Usable duplicated output or dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or 6G Ultra HD.
    Quad SDI Video Output 4x BNC (Channels A, B, C, D) - 10-bit 3G-SDI Quad Link output when processor output video format is Ultra HD . For other output formats, these connectors will supply four additional replicated SDI outputs.
    HDMI Input 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector.
    HDMI Loop Output 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector.
    HDMI Output 1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector.
    SDI Audio Input 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    SDI Audio Output 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    HDMI Audio Input 8 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    HDMI Audio Output 8 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    Optical Fiber Connection (optional) 1x SMPTE optical fiber SFP socket.
    Optical Fiber Video Input 1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K, Ultra HD auto switching.
    Optical Fiber Video Output 1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K, Ultra HD auto switching.
    Optical Fiber Audio Input 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    Optical Fiber Audio Output 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
    Analog Audio Input 2x XLR - 2 channels professional balanced analog audio (XLRs are shared with AES/EBU inputs) .
    2x RCA - stereo unbalanced analog audio on RCA connectors for consumer equipment.
    AES/EBU Digital Audio Input 2x XLR - 2 pairs (4 channels) professional 110Ω balanced digital audio (XLRs are shared with analog inputs)
    Dolby Support Built-In Dolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions. Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate conversions.
    Timecode Input Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.
    Timecode Output Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.
    Multi Rate Support SDI connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and Ultra HD. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 2K SDI, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD.
    Reference Input 1x BNC - Black Burst in SD or Tri-level sync in HD.
    Reference Output 1x BNC - Internal reference generator providing blackburst or tri-level sync output at the current output frame rate.
    Computer Interface 1 x USB type C port for software updates.
    1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet for remote control and configuration.
    Processor Interface Illuminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy to use onscreen menus.
    Standards  
    SD Format Support 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    1.5G-SDI HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
    1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
    1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    3G-SDI HD Format Support 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 levels A and B
    2K Format Support 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p
    2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF
    Ultra HD Format Support 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M
    SDI Metadata Support VITC/ATC support, SMPTE 12M. Video indexing support including WSS, RP186 and AFD, SMPTE 2016. Closed captioning support for conversions to and from 608 and 708, SMPTE 334M.
    Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit HD, 20-bit SD.
    Video Sampling 4:2:2
    Color Precision 10-bit
    Color Space REC 601, REC 709
    SDI Format Support 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K DCI and Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 switchable.
    Processing  
    Aspect Ratio Conversion Real time variable and fixed aspect ratio conversions.
    Real Time Video Processing Includes noise reduction, cadence detection with insertion/removal, scene cut detection, color correction and proc amp control
    Low Latency Processing Real time processing with 2 frame latency, available for select format conversions.
    Format Conversion Real time up conversion, down conversion , cross conversion and SD/HD/Ultra HD standards conversion.
    Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
    Still Store Capture a video frame into non-volatile memory from the current input signal.
    Freeze Frame Temporarily freeze incoming live video.
    Test Patterns SMPTE 75% Bars; full-field color bars 75%; convergence grid; multi-burst; black.
    Output Switching Output may be switched between the input video, internal black, user still frame or a freeze frame from the input video.
    Software Control Teranex Setup software control application included free of charge for changing settings via Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac OS X
    Internal Software Upgrade Via USB type C using the included Teranex Setup application
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
    Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
    Physical Specifications  
    Dimensions 19 in W x 1.75 in H x 5 in D
    Weight 4.4 lbs
    Power Supply 1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. IEC power cable required. 100-240V, 50-60Hz
    Typical Power Consumption 42 watts
    Environmental Specifications Operating Temperature 5° to 50° C (41° to 122° F)
    Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing
    What's Included Teranex AV
    SD card with software and manual
    2 x Bumper guards with 4x M4 screws
    Warranty 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
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