Supporting up to 12G-SDI data rates with intelligent heat dissipation, and offering multiple audio input connections and an Ethernet control and PoE port, the Teranex Mini Audio to SDI 12G Converter, from Blackmagic Design, is a highly improved solution for rack-mount as well as cable duct and desktop installations. Connect any SDI signal in up to Full 4K DCI 4096x2160p resolution via a 12G-SDI input, and embed audio into the signal from a diverse set of audio connections. Embed two channels of analog audio or up to four channels of AES/EBU digital audio via full-size, professional, balanced XLR ports, two channels of unbalanced analog line-level audio via RCA connectors, or optical S/PDIF audio via a TOSLINK input. Then output the combined signal via a 12G-SDI output. Output 4096x2160p signals approximately 70 ft using 6G-SDI cables, and run lower-resolution signals, such as 3G-SDI or HD-SDI, for much longer than standard lengths. When 12G-SDI cables will be available on the market, you’ll be able to run 4096x2160p signals for over 250 ft.
The compact size of the Teranex Mini makes it very useful for portable racks at live events or in broadcast trucks. Up to three units can easily be installed in an optional 1U 19″ rack tray, and they can just as easily be removed, and all this with the advantage of 12G-SDI capability. The professional XLR connections are switchable between balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio. The Ethernet port on the rear will allow you to manage the Teranex Mini remotely or can alternatively be used for power over Ethernet. If you don’t want to use power over Ethernet, you won’t have to deal with cumbersome power supplies, as the Teranex Mini features a built-in 90-240V power supply, and all you’ll need is a standard IEC power cable, sold separately.
A major benefit of the Teranex Mini is that the standard front panel can be replaced with an optional Smart Panel that features a spin knob, color LCD, and six control buttons, including a menu button. The substantially large LCD will show you the video conversion in progress and will also let you monitor audio levels as well as verify timecode and the video standard being converted. The standard front panel simply comes off and the Smart Panel easily attaches in its place. When you’re using the standard front panel, you’ll have access to an array of mini switches that will let you change settings instantly in correspondence with a diagram printed on the converter. If you swap in the optional Smart Panel, you’ll instead be able to use simple on-screen menus as well as see exactly what you’re converting. If you’re in a larger facility using numerous converters, you can manage all of them over Ethernet from a Mac or Windows computer using the included Converter Utility software.
What enables the Teranex Mini to dissipate heat so effectively and prevent overheating is a smart thermal design with crossflow cooling that achieves the optimal heat dissipation even when you have units rack-mounted side-by-side one another. An intelligent thermal subsystem and internal heat pipe assist with cooling and keep the air flowing at all times while minimizing noise. Moreover, if the Teranex Mini gets too hot, you’ll instantly receive a notification through the remote control Ethernet utility and on the front panel. When multiple units are rack-mounted side by side, each Teranex Mini works together to pull air through the rack, keeping all units cool and providing redundancy for each one.
The Teranex Mini Audio to SDI 12G Converter is built using high-quality Teranex video processing technology and is ideal for all broadcast, post production, and other professional video applications.
* Embed XLR, AES/EBU, RCA, or S/PDIF audio into up to 4K DCI 4096x2160p SDI signals
* 12G-SDI input and output
* Full-size XLR connections switchable between balanced analog and AES/EBU audio
* Ethernet remote control and PoE port
* Intelligent thermal design heat dissipation effectively prevents overheating
* Three units are rack-mountable in a 1U 19″ rack using an optional rack tray
* Can be used desktop mounted or installed concealed in cable ducts
* Built-in 90-240V power supply requiring only a standard IEC power cable, sold separately
* An array of mini switches allow instant settings changes
* Front panel is replaceable with an optional Smart Panel featuring controls and an LCD
* Manage numerous units simultaneously using the included Converter Utility software
* Full SDI re-clocking and low jitter
|Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini Specs
|SDI Video Input
|1x 12G-SDI SD/HD/2K/4K auto switching
|SDI Video Output
|2x SDI on BNC (automatically matches SD, HD, 3G, 6G, 12G-SDI HDMI video input)
|Analog Audio Input
|2 channels professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors 2 channel unbalanced analog line level via RCA connectors Right XLR can be configured for timecode output
|AES/EBU Audio Input
|4 channels professional 110 ohm balanced digital audio via XLR connectors Right XLR can be configured for timecode output
|Optical Audio Input
|S/PDIF signal with TOSLINK connector
|Multi Rate Support
|Automatic switching between SD/HD/2K and 4K
|Updates and Configuration
|USB or Ethernet
|SD Format Support
|525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL
|HD Format Support
|1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60
|2K Format Support
|2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25
|4K Format Support
|3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p50, 4096 x 2160p59.94, 4096 x 2160p60
|SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE424M-B, SMPTE 425M, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601, SMPTE ST-2036
|SDI Video Rates
|SDI video connections are auto switching between SD-SDI, HD-SDI, high definition level B 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, and 12G-SDI
|SDI Video Sampling
|4:2:2 and 4:4:4
|SDI Audio Sampling
|Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
|SDI Color Precision
|YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 in HD, 2K, and 4K
|SDI Color Space
|REC 601, REC 709
|Mac OS X and Windows software upgrade via USB and Ethernet
|Internal Software Upgrade
|Via included updater application
|Basic Settings Control
|Mini Switches, USB, and Ethernet via free software utility
|1x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet IEC power cable required (not included) 90 - 240 VAC input
|Power Over Ethernet
|Can be powered via 48 VDC using PoE (Power-over-Ethernet)
|Operational Voltage Range
|90 - 240 VAC
|32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
|-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
|0 to 90% non-condensing
|W x H x D: 5.5 x 1.8 x 6.7" (14 x 4.6 x 17 cm) (with SDI port included)
|1.3 lb (0.6 kg)
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
|8.74 x 7.638 x 2.126"
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