Blackmagic reveals Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR

Today, Blackmagic Design has revealed the Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR. It’s an 8K DisplayPort monitoring device for DisplayPort monitors — which includes the Apple Pro Display XDR.

Described by Blackmagic, the $1,295 Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR is an “advanced 8K monitoring solution for Pro Display XDR and other DisplayPort computer displays or high quality monitors.” This solution seems like it would fit right in any film studio or broadcaster’s workflow. It would be for pros who want more professional color monitoring, but don’t want to spend a fortune. You even get two on-screen scopes that can be selected between WFM, Parade, Vector and Histogram.

Teranex Mini front and rear panel features

The Teranex Mini front panel of the device includes controls and a color display for monitoring the video input, audio meters and video standard indication. Additionally, the panel can be used to control display settings. So, you can do things like switch reference modes and adjust brightness. From the front panel, the 3D LUTs can be enabled just by pressing the buttons labeled 1 or 2. The audio meters can be switched between VU or PPM ballistics. Also, there are settings for configuring scopes and their on-screen location or opacity. You can even view and edit network settings.

Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR
Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR

As for the rear panel, it has Quad Link 12G-SDI for HD, Ultra HD as well as up to 8K formats. There is also a USB‑C style connection for monitors such as the Pro Display XDR, and two full-size DisplayPort connections for regular computer monitors. Additionally, there’s a built-in scaler that should make sure the video input standard is scaled to the native resolutions of the connected DisplayPort monitor.

Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR equipped to handle HDR workflows

All you need to do is connect a Pro Display XDR or an HDR-compatible DisplayPort monitor to allow HDR SDI monitoring. Static metadata PQ formats in the VPID are handled according to the ST2108-1, ST2084 and ST425 standards. ST425 defines two new bits in the VPID to indicate transfer characteristics of SDR or PQ. ST2108-1 defines how to transport HDR static or dynamic metadata over SDI.

The device also features support for ST2082-10 for 12G SDI, as well as ST425 for 3G-SDI sources. Additionally, both Rec.2020 and Rec.709 color space are supported, as well as 100 percent of the DCI-P3 format.

Specifications

  • Includes support for HDR via SDI and DisplayPort.
  • 2 built-in scopes live overlaid on monitor.
  • 33 point 3D LUTs.
  • Quad Link 12G-SDI inputs for 8K.
  • Scales input video to the native monitor resolution.
  • Selectable HD and 4K content pixel-by-pixel mode.
  • Includes LCD for monitoring and menu settings.
  • Utility software included for Mac and Windows.
  • Supports Pro Display XDR and latest 4K, 5K, 6K, 8K DisplayPort monitors.
  • Can be used on a desktop or rack mounted

Pricing and availability

The Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR is out now for $1,295.

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