Bring advanced color calibration to Apple's Pro Display XDR with Blackmagic's Teranex Mini...

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Video specialist Blackmagic has previewed of the Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR, designed specifically for monitors like Apple's Pro Display XDR.

Blackmagic Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR


The Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR hardware is a converter that works with any DisplayPort monitor, and supports third-party color calibration probes as well as two onscreen scopes that can flip between WFM, Parade, Vector, and Histogram modes. The color LCD is used for both monitoring and settings.

The product is equipped with twin DisplayPort connections plus Quad Link 12G-SDI. It connects with the Pro Display XDR by way of USB-C, and automatically scales video input to a display's native resolution.

Blackmagic Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR


Another feature is 33 point 3D LUTs (look-up tables), claimed to be on part with those used by film industry. If a third-party USB color probe is used, the Teranex can analyze a connected monitor and generate a 3D LUT to fix any discrepancies.

The gear can be used either on a desktop or in a rack mount, though the latter may require an optional Mini Rack Shelf.

The Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR is launching in October for $1,295. Since Apple and Blackmagic are close partners that could theoretically give a hint to the release date of the Pro Display XDR, which has only officially been promised for this fall.



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    dougddougd Posts: 252member
    I though this monitor was factory calibrated why do we need this?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,262member
    dougd said:
    I though this monitor was factory calibrated why do we need this?
    You either:

    a) don't understand the purpose of the factory calibration
    b) didn't read the article
    c) don't know anything about video editing
    d) all of the above.
    fastasleep
  • Reply 3 of 5
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 31,697member
    Hmm. I’d like to know more about the cable situation and the third party probes. By itself, it’s not expensive, on a par with my gear from X-Rite. But what are we really talking about here?

    i like that it uses PoE.

    ah. I just read that it will support my X-Rite as a proble.

    i really don’t need this, but is very interesting. I could have used it back with my company. But I don’t do broadcast anymore.

    here’s from their site:

    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20190603-01

    The link is in the article too.
    edited June 6
  • Reply 4 of 5
    lorin schultzlorin schultz Posts: 2,711member
    I’m not really clear what this is for. Is it to allow the use of Apple’s monitor as a broadcast reference display? Does it go between the Mac and the monitor to calibrate colour? Something else?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    zimmiezimmie Posts: 225member
    I’m not really clear what this is for. Is it to allow the use of Apple’s monitor as a broadcast reference display? Does it go between the Mac and the monitor to calibrate colour? Something else?
    This takes SDI input (which is the monitor output pro video systems use) and converts it to DisplayPort. It lets you use a computer monitor as a video monitor. You don't attach a computer to it.

    It also does scaling, color measurements and correction (since there is no attached desktop to do so), and a few other things video professionals need.
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