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Blackmagic Design Teranex AV Standards Converter

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  • 1,089 up, down, cross and standards conversions
  • Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Real Time Video Processing
  • Colorspace Conversion
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Blackmagic Design Teranex AV Standards Converter
  • Teranex AV
  • SD card with software and manual
  • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Blackmagic Design Teranex AV is the world’s first standards converter designed for professional AV with 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0a, XLR and HiFi connections, low latency, a still store and 1089 conversions!

Teranex AV is specifically designed with new features for live events and professional AV installations, as well as broadcast and post production workflows. You get 1,089 up, down, cross and standards conversions for all formats up to 2160p60, along with Teranex’s patented algorithms and legendary image quality. Teranex AV offers low latency, and features a still store for adding logos and graphics, a live freeze frame and can generate a reference signal. You get professional 12G-SDI and quad SDI connections which can be used simultaneously, consumer HiFi, XLR audio, HDMI in, loop and outputs, and more! There are even metal brackets at the rear to prevent cables and connections from getting damaged when installed in tight locations!

Convert Anything to Anything

More real time conversions so you’ll be ready for 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!

1089 Conversions

More SD, HD and Ultra HD up, down and standards conversions!

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

Convert HDMI to SDI without additional hardware!

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

Convert and output signals in milliseconds!

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!

Still Store

Perfect for storing and displaying logos!

The built in still store on Teranex AV can capture a video frame and retain it in memory even when you turn the power off. You can capture a still at any resolution so it matches your projection or output settings. That makes it perfect for saving and then displaying corporate logos between presenters at conferences, or for outputting sponsor logos at concerts and events between acts. With built in resynchronization, you'll always get clean switches between the still and your live feeds for professional looking presentations!

Freeze Frame

Hold any frame on screen until you're ready to switch outputs!

Teranex AV can also temporarily hold any current frame on the screen until you switch to another video output, a black frame, or the still store. This makes Teranex AV ideal for conferences and events where you might need to make a change without the audience seeing it on screen. For example, you can hold on a slide while the presenter makes changes to their presentation in the background. The freeze frame and still store on Teranex AV are great features that let you always have something to show on screen while you switch over to the next presentation!

Teranex Quality

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!

Optical Scaling and Sub-Pixel Processing

Incredible conversions between SD, HD and Ultra HD!

Teranex converters can perform up and down conversions between NTSC or PAL SD, 720 or 1080 HD and Ultra HD. They feature a wide range of aspect ratio options and real time, optical quality scaling algorithms that simulate an optical zoom. Sub-pixel processing and multi-directional diagonal filters are also used to eliminate “jaggies.” That means you get the cleanest looking conversions and images retain as much detail and clarity as possible!

High Quality De-Interlace

Patented PixelMotion technology and multi direction filtering

Teranex’s proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms create perfect progressive frames for conversion by adjusting the aperture on a pixel-by-pixel basis. That means you get improved image quality because the vertical resolution is maintained and source detail is preserved!

Cadence Detection and Removal

Remove 3:2 pulldown even on edited masters

In the US and Japan the broadcast video frame rate is 29.97 fps, while the feature film rate is 24 fps. This means when film is converted to video a process called 3:2 pulldown is used to duplicate film frames across video fields. This causes problems when preparing film content for distribution online with streaming files that are encoded at 24 fps. The residual 3:2 pulldown from the video can detract from the image quality and make it appear to stutter. Both Teranex Express and Teranex AV can detect the pulldown and remove it. This “cadence detection and removal” process produces much cleaner film looking results and can remove the pulldown even when the video has been edited and the cadence is broken.

12G-SDI Technology

High speed multi-rate SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD

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!

Advanced Connections

Broadcast quality connections for 24/7 reliability

Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, loop through, and outputs along with BNC connections for reference. You also get 2 channel consumer HiFi and XLR connectors for 4 channels of AES/EBU or 2 channels of balanced analog audio. That makes Teranex AV perfect for presenters wearing lavalier mics or using laptop computer audio because the audio can be embedded with the video on any output! There's even an optical fiber cage for adding optional modules so you can send video and audio over massive distances! If you only need SDI, you can use Teranex Express, which features all 12G-SDI connections!

Video Control

Adjust color, aspect ratio and more!

Now you can quickly and easily find the tools you need to correct color, convert formats or change aspect ratio! Teranex converters feature a logically designed front panel and soft menus so you can adjust luminance, saturation, hue, black level, R-Y/B-Y color difference, sharpness, and more with the built in proc amp controls. The integrated LCD screen on the front panel lets you make adjustments with confidence during live broadcasts, events and presentations.

Ancillary Data

Multi channel audio, timecode and subtitles

Video includes a lot more than images and Teranex supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. Teranex converters are also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions. With Teranex converters, your subtitles are always retained and both audio and timecode always stay in perfect sync with your video!

Master Control

Control your Teranex remotely!

Teranex Setup software gives you remote control of your source and output selection, proc amp, color correction, aspect ratio, audio mapping and more from your Mac or PC computer. The software is elegantly designed, intuitive to use and makes it easy to share a Teranex when different people need to use it! Teranex Setup allows large broadcasters to manage multiple Teranex converters on their network all from a central location!

Aspect Ratio Conversions

Intelligent aspect ratio conversions

Teranex standards converters support a wide range of aspect ratios, including variable and fixed aspect ratios as well as active fill with color. That means you can convert between 4:3, 16:9 and more in real time!

Proc Amp Controls

Real time image correction

Teranex standards converters include a complete set of Proc Amp controls that let you adjust luminance gain, black level, chroma saturation, chroma hue, R-Y/B-Y color difference values, and sharpness. That means you can adjust source feeds and make corrections in real time during conversions!

3:2 Pulldown Cadence

Cross convert between progressive and interlaced formats!

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!

Noise Reduction

Clean noisy video in real time!

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!

Image Scaling

All new optical quality resizing!

Teranex Express and Teranex AV use real time, optical quality scaling algorithms that simulate the natural look of an optical zoom so you get images with amazing detail and clarity that look better then ever before. Sub-pixel processing and multi-directional diagonal filters are used when converting between SD, HD and Ultra HD so “jaggies” are eliminated and you get clean looking video!

Embedded Audio

Multiple channels in perfect sync

All Teranex conversions maintain and support up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio that can be duplicated and routed while maintaining perfect sync! Levels can be adjusted during conversion, and out of sync audio signals can be corrected with a delay of up to 1 second. Dolby audio can also be passed through during conversion so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded, and always remains in sync with your converted video!

Embedded Audio


Retain closed captioned data

Many countries mandate that broadcasters are now required to include closed captioning for the hearing impaired with all programming. Industry standard 608 and 708 closed caption data is preserved, passed through, and converted as needed for all SD, HD, and Ultra HD conversions.


Preserve or generate new timecode

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

Test patterns

The ultimate test signal generator!

When you need to calibrate traditional monitors, massive LED displays, or align digital projectors, the internal test pattern generator can display back burst and test patterns, including SMPTE color bars, grids, and resolution charts. It’s the ultimate test pattern generator for any SD, HD, and Ultra HD video format!

1089 Conversions

Deliver any format anywhere in the world!

Teranex AV and Teranex Express let you convert broadcast masters and other video content in real time so you can send it anywhere in the world! You get high quality frame rate conversions along with powerful algorithms that can analyze and calculate pixels between frames so you get the world’s best linear standards conversions!

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