Blackmagic Design Teranex 2D Processor

BH #BLTER2D422 • MFR #TERANEX2D422
Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design Teranex 2D Processor
Key Features
  • Standards/Format Converter & I/O Device
  • Simultaneously Converts and Captures
  • Up/Down/Cross Format Conversions
  • Aspect Ratio Conversion
The Blackmagic-Design Teranex 2D Processor is an advanced-quality standards converter as well as video format converter and capture and playback device all-in-one. As a standards converter, it can convert from most any television format to any other television format in the highest quality. Conversions are indistinguishable from the original master. And as for capture/playback functionality, the Teranex can simultaneously convert formats and -- via Thunderbolt -- capture files into a computer for editing.
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Blackmagic Design TERANEX2D422 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High Quality De-Interlace
  • 3Up Conversion
  • 4Down Conversion
  • 5SD/HD Cross Conversion
  • 6SD/HD Standards Conversion
  • 7Cadence Detect and Remove
  • 8Noise Reduction
  • 9Adjustable Scaling
  • 10Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • 11Audio, Timecode and Subtitles
  • 12Convert and Capture
  • 13Edit with Final Cut Pro X
  • 14Blackmagic UltraScope
  • 15Mandated by Broadcasters
  • 16Free Software Downloads Offered

The Blackmagic-Design Teranex 2D Processor is an advanced-quality standards converter as well as video format converter and capture and playback device all-in-one. As a standards converter, it can convert from most any television format to any other television format in the highest quality. Conversions are indistinguishable from the original master. And as for capture/playback functionality, the Teranex can simultaneously convert formats and -- via Thunderbolt -- capture files into a computer for editing.

What makes Teranex so good is an advanced SIMD technology--developed and patented by Teranex--that allows instant calculations on thousands of pixels simultaneously in X, Y positions and between video frames. Processing is applied within the frame and between frames all at the same time, delivering better de-interlacing, inter-frame interpolation and noise reduction.

Overall, the processor features extremely high-quality de-interlacing, up and down conversion, SD and HD cross conversion, SD and HD standards conversion, automatic cadence detection and removal (even with edited content), noise reduction, adjustable scaling, aspect ratio conversion, and timecode conversion; and accompanying all the video conversion functionality is 16 channel audio conversion capacity.

Standards conversions can actually also be employed for reasons other than the general need to convert. Conversions can be performed simply to protect equipment such as decks, switchers, transmitters and encoders from standards they don't support. And as far as non-general uses go, the Teranex can additionally be used to synchronize and convert video feeds.

A bunch of software comes included. Two of them are Media Express and UltraScope. UltraScope lets you measure your video signal levels with a Thunderbolt-connected computer, displaying 6 simultaneous live scopes on a single screen. The addition of these two applications to your NLE give you a complete editing toolset to complement an all-in-one conversion/capture device.

High Quality De-Interlace

Teranex quality starts with one of the world's highest quality and most precise de-interlacers. Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms so you get improved image quality by maintaining vertical resolution.

Up Conversion

When converting from NTSC or PAL SD up to 720HD or 1080HD, Teranex is perfect because it features a wide range of aspect ratio options and multi-direction diagonal filters so "jaggies" are eliminated and you get clean HD looking images.

Down Conversion

Teranex down conversion allows amazing SD feeds from your HD sources. 1080HD and 720HD video sources, combined with the de-interlace, and multi-direction diagonal filters, give you great SD images with a range of aspect choices.

SD/HD Cross Conversion

Often work is completed in the native film frame rate of 23.98 or 24 fps and then broadcast in 25 or 29.97 fps. Teranex converts between frame rates such as these, adding and removing cadence as required. Move between video and film worlds with ease.

SD/HD Standards Conversion

Linear standards conversion is easy with the powerful SIMD processor which can analyze and calculate pixels between frames as easily as anywhere in the frame.

Cadence Detect and Remove

Teranex is unique because it can automatically remove cadence (3:2 pulldown) from video when converting 24 fps, even when the footage has been previously edited and suffers from flash fields. That's perfect for mastering clean online content.

Noise Reduction

Remove unwanted noise from transmission links, videotape, or even camera sources. Teranex includes award winning temporal recursive noise reduction. Reducing noise allows more efficient video compression when authoring content.

Adjustable Scaling

Teranex includes fully adjustable scaling. Use adjustable scaling when you need to set custom aspect ratios, or even for reframing shots to remove image edge artifacts.

Aspect Ratio Conversion

Teranex supports a wide range of aspect ratios, including variable and fixed aspect ratios as well as active fill. Also included is the proprietary Smart aspect that warps images from 4:3 to 16:9 without visible stretching of the image that normally occurs.

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.

Convert and Capture

Teranex processors include a super fast 10 Gbps Thunderbolt port so you can connect it to your computer for capture and playback of video and audio. Simply plugging in a Thunderbolt cable transforms Teranex into a high end capture and playback solution with full software and SDK support. This means you get compatibility with editing software including Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Pro. Plus support for After Effects, Photoshop, Nuke, ProTools, as well as the included Media Express and UltraScope software from Blackmagic Design.

Edit with Final Cut Pro X

Now you can easily incorporate archive SD material into HD projects and distribute projects in different resolutions and formats. It's common to work with mixed video formats in a single project and using a Teranex Processor this has never been easier. Teranex's high performance real time conversion combined with Thunderbolt technology delivers the perfect capture and playback solution. You can convert and capture any video format for editing with Final Cut Pro and more. Plus with Blackmagic Media Express and UltraScope software you have the complete editing toolset.

Blackmagic UltraScope

Blackmagic UltraScope is included with Teranex Processors so you can measure your video signal levels with a Thunderbolt connected computer. UltraScope displays 6 simultaneous live scopes on a single screen. You get Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Histogram, plus audio metering and a picture view with timecode. UltraScope provides technically accurate waveform monitoring that's perfect for mastering, editing and in any location where you use Teranex processing.

Mandated by Broadcasters

Teranex processing is so well known for quality that it has been mandated by major studios and many US broadcast networks for all master conversions when distributing content for worldwide delivery.

Free Software Downloads Offered

  • Media Express
  • Disk Speed Test
  • LiveKey
  • Blackmagic System Preferences
  • Blackmagic Driver for video capture / playback via Thunderbolt
  • Blackmagic UltraScope for Waveform monitoring via Thunderbolt
  • Software Control Utility for canging settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X

Blackmagic Design TERANEX2D422 Specs

InputsVideo:
SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD/3G HD and 2K switchable
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNCs, supports HD and SD, switchable to composite
HDMI type A x1

Audio:
DB-25 x4 for 4 channels of balanced analog audio /
(pinout compatible with Yamaha, Mackie, Sony and Apogee connectors)
DB-25 x8 for 8 AES/EBU channels /
(sample rate converted; pinout compatible with Yamaha, Mackie, Sony and Apogee connectors)
RCA x2 for unbalanced analog audio
SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K /
(6 channels in HD and 2K, and 8 channels in SD for capture via Thunderbolt port)
HDMI: 8 channels
OutputsVideo:
SDI x2 10-bit SD/HD/3G HD and 2K switchable
SDI x1 reclocked video loop 10-bit SD/HD/3G HD and 2K switchable
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNCs, supports HD and SD, switchable to composite
HDMI type A x1

Audio:
DB-25 x4 for 4 channels of balanced analog audio /
pinout compatible with Yamaha, Mackie, Sony and Apogee connectors
DB-25 x8 for 8 AES/EBU channels /
(pinout compatible with Yamaha, Mackie, Sony and Apogee connectors)
SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K /
(6 channels in HD and 2K, and 8 channels in SD for capture via Thunderbolt port)
HDMI: 8 channels
Built-In Dolby SupportDolby E/AC-3 pass-through with same frame rates
Multiple Rate SupportSDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.
Sync InputBlackburst in SD or TriSync HD
Device ControlSony compatible RS-422 deck control port
Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control
Computer InterfaceThunderbolt x1 for video/audio

USB 2.0 mini B-type x1
for software updates and configuration
Control InterfaceIlluminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy onscreen menus
Format SupportSD:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD:
720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94 and 1080p59.94

2K:
2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24 and 2048 x 1080p24
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M
SDI Metadata SupportVITC 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. (Capture and playback via Thunderbolt port supports RP188, VANC using up to 3 lines of video in file including closed captioning)
SamplingVideo:
4:2:2 SDI

Audio:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
Color Precision10-bit
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI ResolutionPixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Color Precision4:2:2 10-bit
SDI Format Support525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and 2K 2048 x 1080 switchable
Analog Format Support525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable
Analog ComponentNTSC/PAL 10-bit and 16x over-sampled output / HD 10-bit and 4x over-sampled output
Analog CompositeNTSC/PAL 10-bit and 16x over-sampled output
Copy ProtectionHDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources / always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time
Format ConversionReal time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion and SD/HD standards conversion on both capture and playback
Aspect Ratio ConversionReal time variable and fixed aspect ratio conversion including proprietary "SMART" aspect
Real Time Video ProcessingIncludes noise reduction, cadence detection with insertion/removal and cadence correction, scene cut detection, color correction, and proc amp control
Real Time Effects(during playback on a computer with a Thunderbolt connection):
Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects /
Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects /
Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
Software UpgradeAutomatically upgrades internally when new software is connected via USB 2.0
PowerBuilt-in international AC power socket (IEC C14 inlet) / 120-240V, 50-60Hz
12V DC military grade port can be used for external battery power and/or failover redundancy with optional "brick" DC adapter
Rack Size1RU / less than 6" deep (approx. 15 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.3 x 7.5 x 3.5"
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