Blackmagic Teranex AV


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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!


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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!



Mandated by broadcasters everywhere, Teranex is the world’s most trusted name in standards converters!




Teranex converters are the ultimate SD, HD and Ultra HD standards converters, and give you the quality and speed mandated by broadcasters worldwide. You can choose from models that give you up to a massive 1089 conversions, a wide range of broadcast connections, low latency processing, HDMI loop through and more! 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 converters give you visually transparent, high quality conversions in full 10-bit quality, complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!



1089 Conversions

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



Teranex Express and 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!





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!





SDI Video Inputs

1x BNC (IN A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.

1x BNC (IN B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching. Usable as 2nd input or for dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G Ultra HD

SDI Video Input L oops

1x BNC (IN A Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.

1x BNC (IN B Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.

SDI Video Outputs

1x BNC (OUT A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching.

1x BNC (OUT B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3G HD levels A and B, 6G and 12G Ultra HD auto switching. Usable as dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or 6G Ultra HD.

Quad SDI Video Outputs

4x BNC (Channels A, B, C, D) - 10-bit 3G-SDI Quad Link or Quad HD Split for Ultra HD p50/59.94/60; 10-bit 1.5G-SDI Quad HD Split for Ultra HD p23/24/25/29/30. For other output formats, these connectors will supply four replicated SDI outputs.

HDMI Video Inputs

1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector. YUV or RGB, auto switching.

HDMI Video Loop Inputs

1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector. Active Input loop.

HDMI Video Outputs

1x HDMI 2.0 type A connector. YUV or RGB, user selectable.

SDI Audio Inputs

16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

SDI Audio Outputs

16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

HDMI Audio Inputs

8 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

HDMI Audio Outputs

8 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

Optical Fiber Connection (optional)

1x SMPTE optical fiber SFP socket.

Optical Fiber Video Inputs

1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K, Ultra HD auto switching.

Optical Fiber Video Outputs

1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K, Ultra HD auto switching.

Optical Fiber Audio Inputs

16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

Optical Fiber Audio Outputs

16 channels in SD, HD, 3G HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

Analog Audio Inputs

2x XLR - 2 channels professional balanced analog audio (XLRs are shared with AES/EBU inputs) .
2x RCA - stereo unbalanced analog audio on RCA connectors for consumer equipment.

AES/EBU Digital Audio Inputs

2x XLR - 2 pairs (4 channels) professional 110Ω balanced digital audio (XLRs are shared with analog inputs)

Dolby® Support Built In

Dolby® AC-3 pass through in all conversions. Dolby® E pass through except during video frame rate conversions.

Timecode Inputs

Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.

Timecode Outputs

Support for VITC/ATC. No support for LTC.

Multi Rate Support

SDI connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and Ultra HD. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 2K SDI, 3G HD, 6G and 12G Ultra HD.

Reference Input

1x BNC - Black Burst in SD or Tri-level sync in HD.

Reference Output

1x BNC - Internal reference generator providing blackburst or tri-level sync output at the current output frame rate.

Computer Interface

1 x USB type C port for software updates. 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet for remote control and configuration.

Processor Interface

Illuminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy to use onscreen menus.

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SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

1.5G-SDI HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

3G-SDI HD Video Standards

1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 levels A and B

2K Video Standards

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p
2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance


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

Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit HD, 20-bit SD.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

SDI Video Standards

525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K DCI and Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 switchable.

HDMI Color Precision

4:2:2 10-bit

Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.



Conversions chart



Aspect Ratio Conversion

Real time variable and fixed aspect ratio conversions.

Real Time Video Processing

Includes noise reduction, cadence detection with insertion/removal, scene cut detection, color correction and proc amp control

Low Latency Processing

Real time processing with 2 frame latency, available for select format conversions.

Format Conversion

Real time up conversion, down conversion , cross conversion and SD/HD/Ultra HD standards conversion.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time

Still Store

Capture a video frame into non-volatile memory from the current input signal or freeze frame buffer.

Freeze Frame

Temporarily freeze incoming live video.

Test Patterns

SMPTE 75% Bars; full field color bars 75%; convergence grid; multiburst ; black with selectable audio tones and selectable horizontal pattern motion.

Output Switching

Output may be switched between the input video, internal black, user still frame or a freeze frame from the input video. The transition rate between output choices has a range of 0 to 5 seconds. A transition forces a dissolve through black.



Software Control

Teranex Setup software control application included free of charge for changing settings via Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac OS X.

Internal Software Upgrade

Via USB type C using the included Teranex Setup application.


Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,

MacOS 10.12 Sierra,

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.


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Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.


Physical Specifications

Teranex AV


Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. IEC power cable required. 100-240V, 50-60Hz

Typical Power Consumption

42 watts


Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 50° C (41° to 122° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing


What's Included

Teranex AV

SD card with software and manual

2 x Bumper guards with 4x M4 screws



12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.