Blackmagic Design Teranex AV Standard Converter

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!

Convert Anything to Anything

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!

Teranex Express and Teranex AV can perform 1089 different conversions between SD, HD, and Ultra HD in real time with visually transparent results that are so good you won’t be able to see a difference from the original! The incredible power of Teranex processing includes up and down conversions, cross conversions and standards conversions with cadence detection, removal and insertion, optical quality scaling, and more. Conversions retain timecode, ancillary data including closed captioning, 16 channels of audio with support for remapping and up to 1 second delay, and perfect frame synchronization so your video is immediately ready for editing or broadcast.

Advanced HDMI Processing

With Teranex AV you also get HDMI input, loop through and outputs for the ultimate in flexibility at live events! That means you can do HDMI to SDI conversions without needing external adapters or conversion equipment! Regardless of your input format, you can loop out via HDMI to send the signal to a big screen projector while simultaneously converting and sending the signal to downstream equipment likes decks and monitors. You can even take the audio from AES, analog and RCA HiFi inputs and embed it into both HDMI and SDI during the conversion process!

Low Latency for Live Conversions

Teranex AV offers very low latency for such complex conversions, making them perfect for use in live production and events! With latency as low as 67ms, you can use Teranex AV at live concerts and other events to project live cameras onto massive screens in the venue. The low latency means people such as speakers, ministers or musicians can be projected onto screens in synchronization with the live event. Imagine, seeing a close up of a virtuoso pianist as their fingers fly across the keys on a big screen projector in sync with the live performance!

Amazing detail, sharpness and clarity

Teranex converters feature advanced patented algorithms that allow for the processing of millions of pixels simultaneously in X/Y positions and between video frames, so you get true super computer imaging power! You get full 10-bit image processing, extremely high quality de-interlacing and optical quality scaling. That means your video is converted in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity. That’s why Teranex conversions are often indistinguishable from the original source video!

12G-SDI Technology

Teranex Express and Teranex AV are the world’s first broadcast converters to include 12G-SDI connections so you can work in formats up to 2160p60 with the cables you already have! The 12G-SDI connections are multi-rate so they automatically switch down to 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, making it compatible with all of your existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment! The SDI connections can transfer data at an amazing 12 gigabits per second, making them fast enough to support Ultra HD 4K video at up to 60 frames per second. That makes them the most future proof converters you can buy!

Quad SDI for Monitoring or Video Walls

Quad SDI lets you output Ultra HD over four SDI connections. That means you can use 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, up to 2160p60 Ultra HD frame rate sources on a wider range of monitors and projectors that only support quad link SDI 1080 HD inputs. Use the Ultra HD to quad 1080 HD conversion to connect to four separate HD displays for amazing video walls, or stack large LED screens for massive outdoor Ultra HD screens that will amaze the crowd at live events!

Professional AV

Whether you’re working a corporate event or a musical concert, Teranex AV is the world's first broadcast standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals! The HDMI connections let you take the input from a laptop computer and output it to a digital projector while simultaneously converting the signal to SDI without any additional hardware! The high speed and low latency of Teranex AV is perfect for concerts and events because you can simultaneously project a close up of a singer singing in perfect sync with what's happening on stage! There's even a still store so you can display corporate logos or ads between presenters or acts!

3:2 Pulldown Cadence

All films are shot at 24 progressive frames per second. In order to air them on television in the US and Japan, broadcasters had to create 29.97 fps interlaced masters. To do that, a 3:2 pulldown was introduced so that 24 progressive frames could fit into 29.97 interlaced frames. Broadcasters with large libraries of interlaced master tapes can convert them back to progressive HD and Ultra HD formats! Teranex standards converters can detect pulldown and remove the cadence, even if it’s broken due to video editing, and then create clean 24 fps masters. Real time 3:2 pulldown insertion and removal makes moving between the video and film worlds easy!

Future proof technology

Teranex standards converters feature the latest technology and innovative features to give you the highest quality realtime SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions for all formats up to 2160p60! There’s optical fiber for running video over long distances, high quality 10-bit image processing, and support for 16 channels of embedded audio, subtitles, AFD/WSS data and more. Teranex Express features 12G-SDI and Teranex AV adds HDMI 2.0a, XLR audio and more! You get all of this technology packed into a rugged 1RU design that can be used virtually anywhere!



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