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Standards conversion for AV Pros

Teranex AV, a new standards converter designed for AV professionals, debuted on Blackmagic Design’s IBC stand.

The new system has 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame, and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences.

It’s slated for availability before the end of September for $1,695.

Blackmagic reported that Teranex AV features latency “that’s as low as 67 milliseconds, which means that customers can convert any HDMI or SDI video format instantaneously to a different format and output it for projection in sync with the live event.”

HDMI 2.0a processing with input, loop through and output connections lets customers convert HDMI to SDI without additional hardware.

They can loop the HDMI signal out to a big screen projector while converting it and and sending it to downstream equipment like decks and monitors. For audio, Teranex AV features two channel consumer HiFi connections, as well as XLR connections for four channels of AES/EBU or two channels of balanced analogue audio.

“It has exactly the features customers need for working at live events and conferences,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design.

“They get 1089 incredible SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions, along with incredible new features designed specifically for audiovisual professionals.”