Blackmagic Design Teranex 3D Processor

Blackmagic Design Teranex 3D Processor

Blackmagic Design Teranex 3D Processor

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Product Highlights

  • Standards/Format Converter & I/O Device
  • Advanced 3D Tools
  • Simultaneously Converts and Captures
  • Up/Down/Cross Format Conversions
  • Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Adjustable Scaling
  • 16 Channel Audio Conversion
  • Teranex-Patented SIMD Technology
  • Instant Sophisticated Calculations
  • High-Quality De-Interlacing
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Blackmagic Design TERANEX3D444 overview

  • 1Description

The Blackmagic-Design Teranex 3D 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.

With advanced 3D processing, conversion, simulation and camera align tools, Teranex 3D can deliver full resolution dual channel 3D format and frame-rate conversions and it can convert 2D content into 3D.

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.

More Connections
When working in high end formats such as 4:4:4 and 3D, the Teranex 3D Processor includes dual SD/HD and 3G SDI input and output for dual link 4:4:4 as well as single link 3G SDI 4:4:4. The dual channels also allow true full resolution left and right eye 3D processing where both eyes are converted at the same time in perfect sync. When running true full resolution dual stream 3D, the HDMI connection and Thunderbolt capture and playback support dual stream 3D via the single cable.
Dual Channel 3D and 4:4:4
When working in high end formats such as 4:4:4 and 3D, the Teranex 3D model includes dual SD/HD and 3G SDI input and output for dual link 4:4:4 as well as single link 3G SDI 4:4:4. The dual channels also allow true full resolution left and right eye 3D processing where both eyes are converted at the same time in perfect sync. When running true full resolution dual stream 3D, the HDMI connection and Thunderbolt capture and playback support dual stream 3D via the single cable.
3D Processing
The Teranex 3D Processor includes dual SDI channels so it allows all video conversion to be locked together perfectly between channels. Only Teranex lets you process both left and right eyes in full resolution and in absolute sync.
3D Conversions
With so many types of 3D formats available, it's vital to be able to convert between them quickly and easily. The Teranex 3D model lets you convert using dual stream full resolution, side by side, and top and bottom 3D formats with ease.
3D Simulation
Take 2D feeds into a 3D live production, or convert 2D content into 3D with the Teranex 3D simulator. The patent pending 3D simulator will convert any SD or HD content into amazing dual stream 3D that needs to be seen to be believed.
3D Camera Align
The 3D camera align feature of the Teranex 3D Processor lets you frame sync even unlocked left and right eye signals and fix geometry errors in the camera rig. You can even correct the alignment of two consumer cameras for incredible 3D images.
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.
Software Downloads Included
  • Media Express
  • Disk Speed Test
  • LiveKey
  • Blackmagic system preferences
  • Blackmagic driver
  • UltraScope
In the Box
Blackmagic Design Teranex 3D Processor
  • Software CD
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Blackmagic Design TERANEX3D444 specs

    SDI Video Input 1 x BNC (A) - 10-bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable. Usable for encoded 3D HD-SDI input.

    1 x BNC (B) - 10-bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable. Usable as dual-link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection, or 3G for HD-SDI 4:4:4, or 2K. Also usable for dual-stream 3D (right eye) input.
    SDI Video Input Loop 1 x BNC (A loop) - reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable

    1 x BNC (B loop) - reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable
    SDI Video Output 1 x BNC (A) -­ 10-bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable. Usable for encoded 3D HD-­SDI output.

    2 x BNC (B) ­- 10-­bit SD, HD, 3G, 2K switchable. Usable as dual-link HD-­SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 G for HD­-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K. Also usable for dual-stream 3D (right eye) output and encoded 3D HD­-SDI output.
    Analog Video Input 3 x BNC Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
    Analog Video Output 3 x BNC Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
    HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support
    HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support
    Analog Audio Input 2 x XLR - 2 channels balanced analog audio input (XLRs are shared with AES/EBU audio input).

    2 x RCA connectors support input of unbalanced analog audio for consumer equipment.
    Analog Audio Output 2 x XLR - 2 channels balanced analog audio output (XLRs are shared with AES/EBU audio output).
    AES/EBU Audio Input 2 x XLR - 2 pairs (4 channels) professional 110 Ohms balanced digital audio input (XLRs are shared with analog inputs).
    AES/EBU Audio Output 2 x XLR - 2 pairs (4 channels) professional 110 Ohms balanced digital audio output (XLRs are shared with analog outputs).
    SDI Audio Input 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G, 2K (16 channels in HD and 2K, and 8 channels in SD for capture via Thunderbolt port).
    SDI Audio Output 16 channels in SD, HD, 3G, and 2K (16 channels in HD and 2K, and 8 channels in SD for playback via Thunderbolt port).
    HDMI Audio Input 8 channels, embedded
    HDMI Audio Output 8 channels, embedded
    Optical Fiber Optional connector supported
    Dolby Support Built-In:
    Dolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions. Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate conversions.

    Optional:
    Dolby E/AC-3 support in frame rate conversions with the optional Dolby E/AC-3 decode and encode modules. Dolby metadata support using RS-485 on DB-9.
    Timecode Input Support for VITC/ATC
    1 x XLR for LTC Input
    Timecode Output Support for VITC/ATC
    1x XLR for LTC Output (pass-­through only)
    Multi Rate Support SDI, HDMI, and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between SD, HD, 2K, 3G-SDI. HDMI connections are switchable between SD, HD, and 3D HD with frame packing.
    Reference Input 1 x BNC - Black Burst or Tri-level sync
    Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control.
    Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0 mini-B port for software updates

    1 x RJ45 10/100 Ethernet for remote control and configuration

    1 x Thunderbolt port for capture and playback of video and audio
    SDI Format Support 3G-SDI:
    1080p60 (level B only), 1080p59.94, 1080p50

    2K:
    2K DCI 24/23.98p

    HD:
    1080p30/29.97/25/24/23.98
    1080i60, 1080i59.94, 1080i50
    1080PsF30, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF23.98
    720p60, 720p59.94, 720p50

    SD:
    525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    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. (Capture and playback via Thunderbolt port supports RP188, VANC using up to 3 lines of video in file including closed captioning.)
    Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit HD, 20-bit SD
    Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 switchable
    Color Precision 10-bit
    Color Space REC 601, REC 709
    3D Support HD-SDI: Top and bottom, side by side, line by line, dual stream

    HDMI: Top and bottom, side by side, line by line, frame packing
    Analog Component NTSC/PAL 10-bit and 16x oversampled output
    HD 10-bit and 4x oversampled output
    Analog Composite NTSC/PAL 10-bit and 16x oversampled output
    HDMI Color Precision 4:2:2 10-bit
    Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
    Aspect Ratio Conversion Real time variable and fixed aspect ratio conversion including proprietary "SMART" aspect
    Real Time Video Processing Includes noise reduction, cadence detection with insertion/removal and cadence correction, scene cut detection, color correction, and proc amp control.
    Real Time 3D Processing 3D synchronization, 2D to 3D simulation, and 3D camera align
    Real Time Effects During playback on a computer with Thunderbolt technology: Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects.
    Format Conversion Real time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion, and SD/HD standards conversion on capture. Most conversions are also available on 3D formats.
    Color Space Conversion Hardware based real time
    Test Patterns SMPTE 75% Bars; full-field color bars 75%; convergence grid; multi-burst; black.
    Operating System Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS Sierra or later; Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    Power Requirements 2 x built-in international AC power supplies with IEC C14 inlets for failover redundancy. 100-24 0V, 50-60 Hz.
    Power Consumption 58 W (typical)
    Rack Compatibility 1 rack unit size. Less than 8" (20 cm) deep
    Operating Temperature 41 to 122°F (5 to 50°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
    Dimensions 19 x x 1.75 x 7.9" (48.3 x 4.5 x 20 cm)
    Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.3 x 10.9 x 3.4"

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