Blackmagic Design Teranex Express

BH #BLTEREXPRESS • MFR #TERANEXEXP12GDL
Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
Key Features
  • Real-Time Up/Down Broadcast Converter
  • 12G-SDI and Dual Link 6G-SDI In/Out
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI Compatible
  • SD, HD, and Ultra HD (3840x2160) Support
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The Teranex Express from Blackmagic Design is a real-time SD, HD, and Ultra HD broadcast up/down converter. This lets you convert your SD and HD footage to Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) for presentations on large high-resolution displays, or convert your Ultra HD footage for displaying on HD monitors.
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Blackmagic Design Teranex Express Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212G-SDI and Dual-Link 6G
  • 310-Bit Image Processing
  • 4Control Panel with On Screen Menus
  • 5Deinterlacing
  • 6Image Scaling
  • 7Proc Amp Controls
  • 8Audio, Timecode and Subtitles
  • 9Optional Optical Fiber Module
  • 10AFD/WSS
  • 11Apects Ratio Conversions
  • 12Closed Caption
  • 13Timecode
  • 14Test Pattern Generator
  • 15Power

The Teranex Express from Blackmagic Design is a real-time SD, HD, and Ultra HD broadcast up/down converter. This lets you convert your SD and HD footage to Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) for presentations on large high-resolution displays, or convert your Ultra HD footage for displaying on HD monitors.

With advanced processing technology developed and patented by Teranex, you get full 10-bit processing with high-quality de-interlace and Ultra HD scaling algorithms. You can also use the Teranex Express to synchronize non genlock external feeds or cameras into switchers for live production. Conversions retain timecode, include closed caption data, and maintain audio sync so your video is ready for real-time editing or broadcast.

The Teranex Express features two SDI input connectors -- one 12G and one 6G -- and matching output connectors, which support 12G-SDI and a Dual Link 6G-SDI signals. The in/out connections also support SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI signals, for compatibility with your existing SDI equipment. Loop outputs for each input and a genlock input are provided, as well as an industry standard socket so you can install an optional optical fiber module to run video up to 28 miles over fiber optic cable.

Using the same familiar control panel as the Teranex 2D and 3D, the Teranex Express puts all the controls you need at your fingertips. The built-in LCD monitor lets you navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so you don't need an external monitor for operation. The Teranex Express also features a machined metal front panel, compact 1RU size, and a built-in international power supply.

12G-SDI and Dual-Link 6G

12G-SDI provides 12 Gb/s of throughout, which is about 8 times faster than HD-SDI. The increased bandwidth lets you output Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) over a single cable and support Ultra HD 60p as well as other new formats as they become available. The 12G-SDI input/output connectors, along with the 6G-SDI input/output connectors (used for Dual Link signals), are also compatible with SD, HD, and 3G-SDI signals.

10-Bit Image Processing

With high-precision 10-bit image processing, you get four times the amount of colors than 8-bit, yielding smoother gradations and reducing color banding or other unwanted artifacts.

Control Panel with On Screen Menus

The Teranex Express features a logically designed front panel with back-illuminated buttons and an integrated LCD screen. You can use the soft buttons alongside the LCD screen and the control knob to fine tune settings and make precise adjustments with confidence during live broadcasts.

Deinterlacing

Using proprietary and patented PixelMotion deinterlacing algorithms, the Teranex Express creates progressive frames for conversion by adjusting the aperture on a pixel by pixel basis. This 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, helps eliminate jagged edges on conversion, yielding well-defined edges and sharp images.

Image Scaling

With all new real-time optical quality scaling algorithms that simulate an optical zoom, you get images with high detail and clarity. When converting between SD, HD, and Ultra HD resolution, sub-pixel processing and multi-directional diagonal filters to produce clean looking images.

Proc Amp Controls

A complete set of Pro Amp controls let you adjust luminace gain, black level, chroma saturation, chroma hue, R-Y/B-Y color difference values, and sharpness of source feeds and make correction in real time during conveersions.

Audio, Timecode and Subtitles

Video includes a lot more than images, and Teranex also supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. This means timecode matches during conversion to the 0 frames, and subtitles are retained. The Teranex Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, letting it be passed to the output without having to decode or re-encoded during up an down conversions.

Optional Optical Fiber Module

the Teranex Express can carry video signals up to 28 miles over fiber optic cables using the optional Optical Fiber Module.

AFD/WSS

Active Format Distribution (AFD) and Widescreen Signaling (WSS) are a standard set of codes that carry information about a video signal's aspect ratio and active picture characteristics. Ternanew Express preserves AFD and WSS information during the conversion process, so that means your screen will automatically select the correct aspect ratio for video playback.

Apects Ratio Conversions

The Teranex Express supports a wide range of fixed aspect ratios as well as color fill, letting you conver between 4:3, 16:9, and more.

Closed Caption

Now mandatory in many countries for broadcast distribution, captions are usually stored as ancillary data embedded into an SDI stream. The Teranex Express understands the different types of Closed Caption data found in SD and HD video streams, and will preserve and convert it into the proper CEA-608 or CEA-708 format for your output video.

Timecode

ATC/VITC timecode is passed through and retained during the conversion process so source timecode is always preserved. You also have the option to jam sync of generate new timecode for sources that have inconsistent or unusable embedded timecode.

Test Pattern Generator

For color calibrating monitors or aligning digital projectors, the internal test pattern generator can display black burst and test patterns, including SMPTE color bars, grids, and resolution charts.

Power

A built-in 110/240V international power supply with a standard IEC connection lets you use the Teranex Express anywhere in the world, when used with the appropriate power cord.

Blackmagic Design Teranex Express Specs

SDI Video Input1 x 12G-SDI, 10-bit (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, and 12G switchable)
1 x 6G-SDI, 10-bit (SD, HD, 3G, and 6G switchable); usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G
SDI Video Loop1 x 12G-SDI, 10-bit, reclocked (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, and 12G switchable)
1 x 6G-SDI, 10-bit, reclocked (SD, HD, 3G, and 6G switchable)
SDI Video Output1 x 12G-SDI, 10-bit (SD, HD, 3G, 6G, and 12G switchable)
1 x 6G-SDI, 10-bit (SD, HD, 3G, and 6G switchable); usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G
SDI Audio Input16 channels of embedded SDI audio
SDI Audio Output16 channels of embedded SDI audio
Dolby SupportDolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions
Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate conversions
Multi-Rate SupportSDI connections are switchable between SD, HD/2K, and Ultra HD
SDI switches between 270 Mb/s SD-SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, 3 Gb/s HD, and 6 Gb/s or 12 Gb/s Ultra HD
Sync InputBlackburst in SD or TriSync HD
InterfaceIlluminated pushbuttons, status LEDs, and LCD with onscreen menus
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration
SDI Resolution525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K (2048x1080) and Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) switchable
Format SupportSD
525/29.97 NTSC
625/25 PAL

HD
720p 50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

2K
2048x1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97
2048x1080p 23.94/24/25/29.97

UHD 4K
3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, and SMPTE 425M
SDI Metadata SupportVITC/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 Sampling24-bit, 48 kHz
Video Sampling4:2:2
Color Precision10-bit
Color SpaceRec 601, Rec 709
Aspect Ratio ConversionReal time fixed aspect ratio conversions
Real Time Video ProcessingIncludes color correction and proc amp control
Format ConversionReal time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time
Software ControlSoftware control utility (included) for changing settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X
Internal Software UpgradeAutomatic upgrades when connected via USB 2.0
Supported Operating SystemsMac OS X 10.7 Lion or later
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7
Windows 8
Power Supply1 x Built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet
100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature41 to 122° F (5 to 50° C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 113° F (-20 to 45° C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90%, non-condensing
Dimensions (W x H x D)19.0 x 1.75 x 4.6" (48.3 x 4.5 x 11.7 cm)
Weight3.20 lb (1.45 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.45 x 8.45 x 3.05"
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Will this allow me to convert two different signals at the same time? I see an input A and B
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No, just one input. I had asked blackmagic technical support this same question.The A and B inputs were designed for dual-link signals. Some sources output one image on two SDI outputs, basically splitting the load on two outputs. Those inputs are not two independent channels.
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In order to record UHD 4k from this unit, is it one or two wire output? Which Blackmagic card would I need?
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Is this a scan converter?
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I own a teranex 2D. It sits between 2 machines running MAC OSX 10.9.4 on both machines. i use the black magic cards and everything works fine. I upconverted my SD to HD and it looks great. If i buy the Teranex Express, can i just swap my Teranex 2D out and esentually plug and play and have it work? Since i already have the black magic cards. Or will i need to buy new cards.. last thing i want to do is mess up my current machine settings as they run perfectly with the 2D.Ideally I want to run the HD files I created through my 2D through the Express and output to 4K. Thanks :)
Asked by: anthony j.
Hello All. Anthony,you can use one decklink card both the express and the 2dAll u have to do is installing the drivers
Answered by: STEFAN K.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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