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Introducing Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

Use Anywhere

Perfect for live events,

post and broadcast


Imagine converting your SD to HD all the way up to Ultra HD in real time for presentation on massive outdoor LED displays, digital signs and live concerts or sporting events! Teranex Express is perfect as a dedicated up and down converter between broadcast equipment in television studios, and for remastering older SD and HD tapes into Ultra HD. You can even use Teranex Express in outside broadcast vehicles to up or down convert and synchronize video feeds instantly for live broadcast!

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.

178 Conversions

Transparent conversions

between SD, HD and Ultra HD


Teranex Express can perform an incredible 178 up/down conversions between SD, HD, and Ultra HD in real time. You can use Teranex Express for video conversions or to synchronize non genlocked, external feeds, or cameras into switchers for live production. Conversions retain timecode, include closed caption data, and always maintain perfect audio sync so your video is immediately ready for editing or broadcast.

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.


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!

Teranex Quality

Amazing detail, 

sharpness and clarity

Teranex Express features the advanced processing technology developed and patented by Teranex, which allows instant calculations on thousands of pixels simultaneously! You get full 10 bit processing, extremely high quality de-interlace and new optical quality Ultra HD scaling algorithms that interpolate images in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity without artifacts. That’s why Teranex conversions are indistinguishable from the original source video!

Quality 10 Bit

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!

Quality 10 Bit



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!

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.



SDI Video Input

1x (IN A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable.
1x (IN B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD

SDI Video Loop

1x (IN A Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (IN B Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD,
6 Gb/s UHD switchable.

SDI Video Output

1x (OUT A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (OUT B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or

Optical Fiber Video Input (optional)

1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD, 2K,
UHD switchable.

Optical Fiber Video Output (optional)

1x 10­bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD, 2K,
UHD switchable.

SDI Audio Input

16 channels in SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD,
2K and UHD.

SDI Audio Output

16 channels in SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD,
2K and UHD.

Optical Fiber Audio Input (optional)

16 channels in SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD,
2K and UHD.

Optical Fiber Audio Output (optional)

16 channels in SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD,
2K and UHD.

Dolby Support Built-In

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

Multi Rate Support

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

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.

Processor Interface

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

Teranex Express

Video Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94 and 1080p59.94

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080PsF23.98,2048 x 1080p23.982048 x 1080PsF24and 2048 x 1080p24.

Ultra HD Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98/24/25/29.97/

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 Format Support

525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD, 2K 2048 x 1080 and Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 switchable.


Aspect Ratio Conversion

Real time fixed aspect ratio conversions

Real Time Video Processing

Includes scene cut detection, color correction and proc amp control

Format Conversion

Real time up conversion, down conversion.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time


Software Control

Software control utility included free for changing settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X

Internal Software Upgrade

Automatically upgrades when new software is connected via USB 2.0

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

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Windows 7 or Windows 8.


Power Requirements

Power Supply

1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 100-240V,



Physical Specifications Teranex Express

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 in the Box

Teranex Express

Software CD


Product Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty




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