Mini converter from Preco debuts9 February 2011
The three-in-one Teranex Mini compact up/down/cross converter and SD standards converter from Preco makes its UK exhibition debut at BVE 2011. “The Mini is ideal for applications such as realtime SD/HD ingest to file-based editing and playout systems,” commented Preco’s Director of Engineering James Thomas.
Providing full proc-amp controls, the Mini handles eight channels of embedded digital audio and can be operated and updated via browser-compatible software. Features include smart 4:3/16:9 aspect-ratio conversion, PixelMotion de-interlaced format conversion, multi-directional diagonal filtering, temporal recursive noise reduction and per-pixel video/film detection to ensure correct output cadence.
Housed in a 127 x 29 x 216 mm (WHD) unit with front panel controls, the Teranex Mini can perform realtime SD to HD and HD to SD format conversion between a wide variety of video standards ranging from 480i59.94 and 576i50 SD to 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080sf23.98.
Rear-panel connectivity includes one BNC 10-bit SD/HD-SDI 1.485 gigabit/s input with embedded audio, one BNC SD/HD-SDI active-loop output and two BNC SD/HD-SDI 10-bit 1.485 gigabit/s outputs with embedded audio.
Precise adjustment of video settings such as gain, black level, hue, saturation, detail enhancement and sharpness, as well as input/output settings, audio settings, and numerous advanced features, can all be performed via supplied IP-based software.
Other products on demonstration include the Teranex VC100 universal format converter and frame synchroniser and the Cooltouch DX-563A rack-mountable triple video monitor.