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Blackmagic Design launches Teranex AV

Teranex AV, a new standards converter designed specifically 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 $1695.

Blackmagic reported that Teranex AV features low 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.”

In addition, customers get HDMI 2.0a processing with input, loop through and output connections. This lets customers convert HDMI to SDI without additional hardware. They can loop the HDMI signal out to a big screen projector while simultaneously converting it and and sending it to downstream equipment like decks and monitors.

For audio, Teranex AV features 2 channel consumer HiFi connections, as well as XLR connections for 4 channels of AES/EBU or 2 channels of balanced analogue audio. Additional features include a still store that can capture a video frame in any format and hold it in memory.

“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.”