Blackmagic Design Teranex Express


  • 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 (3840×2160) Support
  • Adjustable Scaling
  • Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • Timecode and Subtitle Support
  • Genlock Reference Input
  • Optional Optical Fiber Output Module
  • Built-In, International Power Supply

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Blackmagic Design Teranex Express Specs

SDI Video Input 1 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 Loop 1 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 Output 1 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 Input 16 channels of embedded SDI audio
SDI Audio Output 16 channels of embedded SDI audio
Dolby Support Dolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions
Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate conversions
Multi-Rate Support SDI 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 Input Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD
Interface Illuminated pushbuttons, status LEDs, and LCD with onscreen menus
Computer Interface USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration
SDI Resolution 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K (2048×1080) and Ultra HD 4K (3840×2160) switchable
Format Support SD
525/29.97 NTSC
625/25 PAL

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

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

3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, and 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.
Audio Sampling 24-bit, 48 kHz
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space Rec 601, Rec 709
Aspect Ratio Conversion Real time fixed aspect ratio conversions
Real Time Video Processing Includes color correction and proc amp control
Format Conversion Real time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
Software Control Software control utility (included) for changing settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X
Internal Software Upgrade Automatic upgrades when connected via USB 2.0
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7
Windows 8
Power Supply 1 x Built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet
100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
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 (W x H x D) 19.0 x 1.75 x 4.6″ (48.3 x 4.5 x 11.7 cm)
Weight 3.20 lb (1.45 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.45 x 8.45 x 3.05″