• Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
  • Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
  • Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
  • Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
  • Blackmagic Design Teranex Express

Blackmagic Design Teranex Express


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Product Highlights

  • Real-Time Up/Down Broadcast Converter
  • Aspect Ratio Conversion
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI Compatible
  • 12G-SDI and Dual Link 6G-SDI In/Out
  • SD, HD, and Ultra HD (3840x2160) Support
  • Adjustable Scaling
  • Optional Optical Fiber Output Module
  • Timecode and Subtitle Support
  • Genlock Reference Input
  • Built-In, International Power Supply


Teranex Express from Blackmagic Design is a state-of-the-art of SD, HD, and Ultra HD broadcast standard converter with advanced algorithms and 10-bit processing. Best quality of de-interlace and optical quality scaling algorithms features give you sharp and clarity of the video. On the controls, this device has the user-friendly controls of the menu, format, as well as frame rate of the live video.

On the front panel, this Teranex Express has modern design and made from machined metal, compact 1RU size, and international power supply. For audio, this converter suits well to the Dolby encoded audio, as such, there isn't decoded or re-encoded process via up and down conversions.

Teranex Express gives you the ability to send the output of Ultra HD files via the 4 SDI connections. As such, you can have 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, up to 2160p60 Ultra HD frame rates sources on the wider ranges of projectors and monitors that only support for Quad link SDI 1080HD inputs. Another capability of this converter is supporting conversion 4:3 to 16:19 with the Smart Aspect Technology. In all, this unit can give you so many ways capabilities including the function to convert old broadcast masters from tape to digital copies with 1089 standards conversions.

UPC: 9338716002645

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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



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 (2048x1080) and Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) switchable


Format Support


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



Color Precision



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)



3.20 lb (1.45 kg)


Packaging Info

Package Weight

3.9 lb


Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

19.3 x 7.5 x 3.5"


In The Box

Blackmagic Design Teranex Express

Limited 1-Year Warranty


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