Teranex Express

1089 SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions in a single rack!


Introducing Teranex Express, the ultimate SD, HD and Ultra HD standards converter with a massive 1089 conversions! You get up, down, cross and standards conversions between virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates, including 3:2 cadence removal and insertion! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you visually transparent, high quality conversions that are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get incredible conversions in full 10-bit quality, complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

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 Express gives you so many realtime conversions that you’ll be ready for anything at anytime! Convert incoming feeds from overseas, use Teranex Express 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! 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 Express 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.

All conversions include timecode and closed caption data
Teranex conversions maintain perfect audio sync

Teranex Quality

Amazing detail, sharpness and clarity

Teranex Express features the advanced algorithms, developed and patented by Teranex, 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 processing, extremely high quality de-interlace and optical quality scaling algorithms that interpolate images in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity. That’s why Teranex conversions are often indistinguishable from the original source video!

10 Bit

Optical Scaling and
Sub-Pixel Processing

Incredible conversions between
SD, HD and Ultra HD!

Teranex Express can perform up and down conversions between NTSC or PAL SD, 720 or 1080 HD and Ultra HD. It features high quality de-interlacing, a wide range of aspect ratio options and all new 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 Deinterlace

Patented PixelMotion technology and multi direction filtering

Teranex’s proprietary and patented PixelMotion deinterlacing 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. PixelMotion deinterlacing preserves source detail and, when combined with multi direction diagonal filters, eliminates jaggies on conversions so you get well defined edges and the sharpest images possible!

10 Bit

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 originated video content for online distribution where the streaming files are encoded at 24 fps. The residual 3:2 pulldown from the video causes quality problems and Teranex Express 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.

Editing can cause improper cadence

Teranex Express automatically detects and corrects the cadence

Familiar Design Advanced Teranex control panel


Featuring the familiar Teranex 2D and 3D control panel, Teranex Express has all of the controls you need at your fingertips. The built in LCD monitor lets you easily navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so you 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 not only looks great in your studio, but is also perfect for portable racks and outside broadcast vehicles.

High Speed

12G-SDI Technology

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

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 compatibile with all of your existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment! These connections can transfer data at an amazing 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 you can buy!

Advanced Connections

Broadcast quality connections for 24/7 reliability

Teranex Express features the most advanced broadcast connections, including the world's first 12G-SDI that is compatible with all of your existing SDI equipment. The genlock input lets you synchronize signals between equipment and for larger studios, you can install an optional fiber optic module that lets you run video from up to 28 miles away.


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 Express features 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. Teranex Express features an integrated LCD screen on the front panel so you can make adjustments with confidence during live broadcasts.

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 Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions. With Teranex Express 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!

Quad SDI for Monitoring or Video Walls

Convert 12G-SDI Ultra HD to four HD-SDI video feeds!

Quad SDI lets you output Ultra HD over four SDI connections. That means you can use 12G-SDI or 6G-SDI, up to 2160p60 Ultra HD frame rate sources on a wider range of monitors and projectors that only support quad link SDI 1080 HD inputs. Use the Ultra HD to quad 1080 HD conversion to connect to four separate HD displays for amazing video walls, or stack large LED screens for massive outdoor Ultra HD screens that will amaze the crowd at live events!


Mandated By Broadcasters

Teranex is asked for 
by name worldwide!

Teranex processing is so well known for quality that it has been mandated globally by many country’s broadcasters for converting video. Because of its patented 10-bit processing algorithms and high quality deinterlacing, Teranex conversions look perfect, making distribution simple and problem free

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Blackmagic Design Teranex Express

  • Brand: Blackmagic Design
  • Product Code: Blackmagic Design Teranex Express
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