Blackmagic Teranex Express
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.
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
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.
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit
REC 601, REC 709
SDI Format Support
525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K 2048 x 1080 and Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 auto switching.
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
Real time up conversion, down conversion , cross conversion and SD/HD/UHD standards conversion.
Hardware based real time
SMPTE 75% Bars; full-field color bars 75%; convergence grid; multi-burst; black.
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 2.0 using the included Teranex Setup application
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
macOS Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
1 rack unit size. Less than 5 inches deep.
1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. IEC power cable required. 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Typical Power Consumption
|Computer Interface||1x USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates. 1x RJ45 10/100 Ethernet for remote control and configuration.|
|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, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD.|
|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.|
|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. Not available while operating in Dual Link or Quad Link output modes.|
|Processor Interface||Illuminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy to use onscreen menus.|
|Quad SDI Video Output||SMPTE 435-1 - Quad HD Split (square division method) only. Utilizes the two SDI outputs for quadrants A and B; reconfigures the two SDI Input Loop connectors as outputs for quadrants C and D.|
|SDI Audio Input||16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.|
|SDI Audio Outputs||16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and 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, 3 Gb/s HD, 6G Ultra HD auto switching|
|SDI Video Inputs||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 and 6G Ultra HD auto switching . Usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD.|
|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 and 6G Ultra HD auto switching. Usable as dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or 6G Ultra HD.|
|Timecode Input||Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.|
|Timecode Output||Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.|
|Reference Inputs||1x BNC - Black Burst or Tri-level sync.|
|What's Included||Teranex Express, SD card with software and manual, 2x Bumper guards with 4x M4 screws|