Blackmagic's Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR
Blackmagic's Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR. Image courtesy Blackmagic Design.

If you ever want to use the new Apple Pro Display XDR as a color reference monitor on set, you can with Blackmagic’ Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR.

The Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR is an 8K monitoring solution for large screen TVs and video projectors. Where the solution bests basic converters is its use third-party calibration probes to “accurately align connected displays for precise color” says Blackmagic. Also, there are two on-screen scopes that can be selected between WFM, Parade, Vector and Histogram.

Design

The front panel has controls and a color display for input video, audio meters and the video standard indicator. The rear panel has Quad Link 12G-SDI for HD, Ultra HD and 8K formats. The system also has two DisplayPort connections for regular computer monitors or USB-C style DisplayPort monitors.

Also, there’s a built-in scaler that should make sure the video input standard is scaled to the native resolution of the connected DisplayPort monitor.

Back of Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR
Blackmagic’s Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR allows you to use a Apple Pro Display XDR as a color reference monitor on set. Image courtesy Blackmagic Design.

Supported formats

Every Quad Link 12G-SDI input have outputs for looping to other equipment. Additionally, all HD, Ultra HD and 8K standards are supported.

For 720p customers get support for 50p, 59.94p up to 60p. When in 1080i formats, the customers get 50i, 59.94i up to 60i. 1080p, 1080PsF, and 2160p formats are supported from 23.98 to 60 fps. Customers get support for 2K and 4K DCI film formats from 23.98p to 60p too. 4320p 8K formats are supported at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, up to 59.94.

Additionally, 8K sources will be automatically converted to the monitor and the Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR supports both Level A or B 3G-SDI plus YUV and RGB SDI formats.

Overview

  • Support for HDR through SDI and DisplayPort
  • 2 built-in scopes live overlaid on monitor
  • 33 point 3D LUTs
  • Supports automatic monitor calibration using color probes
  • Quad Link 12G-SDI inputs for 8K
  • Scales input video to the native monitor resolution
  • LCD monitor and menu settings
  • Utility software included for Mac and Windows
  • Supports latest 8K DisplayPort monitors and displays
  • Can be used on a desktop or rack mounted

Pricing and availability

The Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR will be out in October 2019. It will be priced at $1,295. You can check it out on Blackmagic Design’s website.

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