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Blackmagic Design Announces Teranex Express

Introducing the world’s first 12G-SDI high quality up and down converter for SD, HD and Ultra HD!

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA - April 7, 2014 - Blackmagic Design today announced Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter with the world renowned Teranex image processing quality for only $1705 AU$ (Inc GST). Teranex Express will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

The new Teranex Express is the world’s first real time broadcast up and down converter that operates in SD, HD and Ultra HD and introduces the new 12G-SDI technology!

Teranex Express is a whole new design featuring the advanced patented Teranex algorithms for the visually transparent quality conversions that Teranex has been famous for and that are often mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! This new model is lower priced and includes an incredible 178 different SD, HD and Ultra HD up and down conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

For users of other models of Teranex standards converters, the new Teranex Express will be easy to transition to because it includes the same familiar front panel layout. The built in LCD monitor lets users easily navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so they don’t have to use an external monitor. With an elegant machined metal front panel, its compact 1RU size and built in international power supply, Teranex Express is a true premium product from the internal processing quality right through to its attractive exterior design.

Teranex Express is the world’s first broadcast converter to include multi rate 12G-SDI connections. That means it can switch between 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI making it compatible with a wide range of existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment. These connections can transfer data at an incredible 12 gigabits per second, making them fast enough to support progressive Ultra HD video at up to 60fps. That means Teranex Express will be able to support emerging formats when they become available, making it the most expandable and future proof solution available.

Teranex’s proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms are built into the new Teranex Express so customers can get perfect progressive frames from interlaced material. The real time processing adjusts the aperture on a pixel by pixel basis. That means improved image quality because the vertical resolution is maintained. PixelMotion de-interlacing preserves source detail and, when combined with multidirectional diagonal filters, eliminates jaggies on conversions so you get well defined edges and the sharpest images possible.

Teranex Express also supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. Teranex Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions of the same frame rate. With Teranex Express, subtitles are always retained and both audio and timecode always stay in perfect sync with your video.

“With Blackmagic Design’s rapid roll out of exciting new Ultra HD products, we really needed an all in one solution for moving video between the SD, HD and Ultra HD worlds”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “Teranex Express is designed to be perfect for this task and it features a whole new scaling engine plus all the famous Teranex processing quality. Combined with that we have future proof 12G-SDI for a fantastic solution that’s going to be ready for any video format that comes in the future!”

Teranex Express Key Features

  • Includes famous Teranex processing for extremely high quality up conversion, down conversion.
  • Includes 12G-SDI/dual link 6G-SDI in and out and upgradable to optical fiber SDI in and out.
  • Includes full conversion of timecode and subtitles.
  • Includes 16 channels of frame accurate audio conversions and full audio channel remapping.
  • Classic Teranex front panel so extremely easy for Teranex customers to integrate and use.
  • Reference input for built in frame sync feature.
  • Built in power supply supports 110V to 240V AC.
Availability and Price
Teranex Express will be available in May for $1705 AU$ (Inc GST) from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Press Photography
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Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, colour correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci colour correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to

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