Blackmagic Teranex Express

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 Blackmagic Teranex Express 12G-SDI real time SD, HD and Ultra HD Up and Down Converter

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Teranex quality, now in Ultra HD!
Introducing Teranex Express, the world's first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

Teranex Express, is the world's first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you the visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD up and down conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with embedded audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

Use Anywhere
Perfect for live events, post and broadcast

Imagine converting your SD to HD all the way up to Ultra HD in real time for presentation on massive outdoor LED displays, digital signs and live concerts or sporting events! Teranex Express is perfect as a dedicated up and down converter between broadcast equipment in television studios, and for remastering older SD and HD tapes into Ultra HD. You can even use Teranex Express in outside broadcast vehicles to up or down convert and synchronize video feeds instantly for live broadcast!

Familiar Design
Advanced Teranex control panel

Featuring the familiar Teranex 2D and 3D control panel, Teranex Express has all of the controls you need at your fingertips. The built in LCD monitor lets you easily navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so you don't have to use an external monitor. With an elegant machined metal front panel, its compact 1RU size and built in international power supply, Teranex Express not only looks great in your studio, but is also perfect for portable racks and outside broadcast vehicles.

Use Anywhere
Transparent conversions between SD, HD and Ultra HD

Teranex Express can perform an incredible 178 up/down conversions between SD, HD, and Ultra HD in real time. You can use Teranex Express for video conversions or to synchronize non genlocked, external feeds, or cameras into switchers for live production. Conversions retain timecode, include closed caption data, and always maintain perfect audio sync so your video is immediately ready for editing or broadcast.

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Advanced Connections
Broadcast quality connections for 24/7 reliability

Teranex Express features the most advanced broadcast connections, including the world's first 12G-SDI that is compatible with all of your existing SDI equipment. The genlock input lets you synchronize signals between equipment and for larger studios, you can install an optional fiber optic module that lets you run video from up to 28 miles away.

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High speed multi-rate SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD

Teranex Express is the world's first broadcast converter to include multi-rate 12G-SDI connections. That means it can switch between 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI making it compatibile with all of your existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment! These connections can transfer data at an amazing 12 gigabits per second, making them fast enough to support progressive Ultra HD video at up to 60fps. That means Teranex Express will be able to support emerging formats when they become available, making it the most expandable and future proof solution you can buy!

Teranex Quality
Amazing detail, sharpness and clarity

Teranex Express features the advanced processing technology developed and patented by Teranex, which allows instant calculations on thousands of pixels simultaneously! You get full 10 bit processing, extremely high quality de-interlace and new optical quality Ultra HD scaling algorithms that interpolate images in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity without artifacts. That's why Teranex conversions are indistinguishable from the original source video!

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High Quality Deinterlace
Patented PixelMotion technology and multi direction filtering

Teranex's proprietary and patented PixelMotion deinterlacing algorithms create perfect progressive frames for conversion by adjusting the aperture on a pixel by pixel basis. That means you get improved image quality because the vertical resolution is maintained. PixelMotion deinterlacing preserves source detail and, when combined with multi direction diagonal filters, eliminates jaggies on conversions so you get well defined edges and the sharpest images possible!

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Video Control
Adjust color, aspect ratio and more!

Now you can quickly and easily find the tools you need to correct color, convert formats or change aspect ratio! Teranex Express features a logically designed front panel and soft menus so you can adjust luminance, saturation, hue, black level, R-Y/B-Y color difference, sharpness, and more with the built in proc amp controls. Teranex Express features an integrated LCD screen on the front panel so you can make adjustments with confidence during live broadcasts.

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Ancillary Data
Multi channel audio, timecode and subtitles

Video includes a lot more than images, and Teranex supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. Teranex Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions. With Teranex Express your subtitles are always retained and both audio and timecode always stay in perfect sync with your video!

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Mandated By Broadcasters
Teranex is asked for by name worldwide!

Teranex processing is so well known for quality that it has been mandated globally by many country's broadcasters for converting video. Because of its patented 10-bit processing algorithms and high quality deinterlacing, Teranex conversions look perfect, making distribution simple and problem free.

Live Events
Up convert video for playback on 4K screens

Teranex Express features all new optical quality resizing algorithms. That means you get beautiful up conversions for displaying video on massive 4K screens. You can shoot audience reactions with HD cameras at your event and then use Teranex Express to up convert in real time! Teranex Express is ideal for live events, such as concerts, conferences and worship services, where you need to convert different sources for output to projectors and HD displays!

Post Conversions
Remaster SD and HD content to Ultra HD!

You never know what clients will walk through the door with, so need to be ready for anything. With support for 178 different real time up and down conversions, Teranex Express lets you convert between SD, HD, and Ultra HD for your clients without waiting! Patented PixelMotion technology and multi-direction filtering means you get clean, sharp conversions that are visually indistinguishable from the source. Teranex Express is the fastest and highest quality way to convert between SD, HD and Ultra HD formats!

Master in Ultra HD and broadcast in HD

Broadcasters can use Teranex Express to handle all of their SD and HD conversions now and in the future it's ready for Ultra HD! This means you can migrate from HD to Ultra HD as you integrate more equipment into your studio. And because Ultra HD and HD are the same aspect ratio, you don't need to worry about reframing. Teranex conversions are renowned for preserving image quality and detail. That means you can up or down convert in realtime and get the highest quality broadcast video!

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Broadcast quality and reliability you can use anywhere
Teranex Express features a machined aluminum design that not only looks great in your studio, but also provides exceptional durability for installation in broadcast trucks and portable racks. You get a compact 1 rack unit design with built in LCD monitor, familiar Teranex control panel that's easy to use and broadcast quality connections for 24/7 reliability.

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Control Panel
Familiar Teranex controls

Teranex Express features an easy to use front panel which has been precisely designed to put all of the conversion options you need at your fingertips. The panel includes an integrated LCD screen for previewing video, and control buttons that light up to indicate the status of each conversion. And because Teranex Express shares the same front panel design as Teranex 2D and 3D, you'll be able to start using it immediately!

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On Screen Menus
Find settings and make live adjustments with confidence

Use the built in LCD screen to quickly find the conversion settings you're looking for with its logically laid out, easy to use menus. You can use the soft buttons alongside the LCD screen and the control knob to fine tune settings and make precise adjustments with confidence, even during live events or broadcast.

Blackmagic Teranex Express Broadcast Connections
Reliable industry standard connections

Teranex Express includes SDI connections that are dual link so you can convert between single link 12G-SDI and dual link 6G-SDI. The built in SDI connections are also multi rate so they can switch between SD, HD, and Ultra HD television standards. The built in reference input gives you the option to synchronize incoming video signals from cameras or other sources. There's also an industry standard socket so you can install an optional optical fiber module which allows you to run video up to 28 miles using low-cost fiber optic cable.
Integrated universal power supply

Teranex Express includes a built in 110/240V international power supply with a standard IEC connection so you can use it anywhere in the world. The international power supply is perfect for when broadcast trucks and mini racks used in different countries because all you need to do is source a local power cord and Teranex Express will switch voltage automatically.
SDI Video Input 1x (IN A) - 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable.
1x (IN B) - 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD
SDI Video Loop 1x (IN A Loop) - Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (IN B Loop) - Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s UHD switchable.
SDI Video Output 1x (OUT A) - 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (OUT B) - 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD
SDI Audio Input 16 channels in SD, HD, 2K and UltraHD
SDI Audio Output 16 channels in SD, HD, 2K and UltraHD
Dolby Support Built-In Dolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions. Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate conversions.
Multi Rate Support SDI connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and UltraHD. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 2K SDI, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 and 12 Gb/s UltraHD
Sync Input Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD
Computer Interface USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
Processor Interface Illuminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy to use onscreen menus.
Video Standards
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94 and 1080p59.94
2K Format Support 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24 and 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080PsF25 and 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF29.97 and 2048 x 1080p29.97
4K Format Support 3840 x 2160p23.98/24/25/29.97/
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 48 kHz and 24-bit
Video Sampling 4:2:2 SDI
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
SDI Format Support 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K 2048 x 1080 and 4K 3840 x 2160 switchable
Aspect Ratio Conversion Real time fixed aspect ratio conversions
Real Time Video Processing Includes color correction and proc amp control
Format Conversion Real time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
Software Control Software control utility included free for changing settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X
Internal Software Upgrade Automatically upgrades when new software is connected via USB 2.0
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later; Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7 or Windows 8
Power Supply 1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 100-240V, 50-60Hz
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
Dimensions 19 in x 4.6 in x 1.75 in
Weight 3.2lbs

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