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Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini Audio to SDI 12G Converter

Key Features
  • Advanced High-Data Rate Embedder
  • Embed Audio into up to 4K SDI Signals
  • Embed via XLR, AES/EBU, RCA, or S/PDIF
  • 12G-SDI Input and Output
  • Supports up to Full 4K DCI 4096x2160p
  • XLR Connections Switchable to AES/EBU
  • Ethernet Port for Remote Control or PoE
  • Supports Optional LCD Smart Front Panel
  • Intelligent Thermal Heat Dissipation
  • 3 Units 1U Rack-Mountable in 19″ Rack



The Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini Audio to SDI 12G Converter is a sophisticated solution designed to enhance audio embedding capabilities in SDI signals. Here are the key features and functionalities of this advanced converter:

Versatile Audio Embedding:

Accepts any SDI signal in up to Full 4K DCI 4096x2160p resolution via a 12G-SDI input.

Embeds audio into the SDI signal from various audio sources.

Audio Connection Options:

Embeds two channels of analog audio.

Embeds up to four channels of AES/EBU digital audio via full-size, balanced XLR ports.

Supports two channels of unbalanced analog line-level audio via RCA connectors.

Allows optical S/PDIF audio embedding via a TOSLINK input.

Output Capabilities:

Outputs the combined video and embedded audio signal via a 12G-SDI output.

Supports 4096x2160p signals up to approximately 70 ft using 6G-SDI cables.

Allows longer cable runs for lower-resolution signals, such as 3G-SDI or HD-SDI.

Compact and Rack-Mountable:

Compact size suitable for portable racks in live events or broadcast trucks.

Up to three units can be installed in an optional 1U 19″ rack tray.

Ideal for rack-mount, cable duct, and desktop installations.

Flexible Audio Input Options:

Switchable XLR connections between balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio.

Offers versatility in accommodating different audio sources.

Smart Panel Compatibility:

Optional Smart Panel replaces the standard front panel for enhanced control.

Features a spin knob, color LCD, and six control buttons.

Allows on-screen menus and real-time monitoring of video conversion, audio levels, timecode, and video standards.

Ethernet Remote Control:

Provides Ethernet port for remote control and power over Ethernet (PoE).

Enables management of multiple units over Ethernet using the included Converter Utility software.

Notification system alerts users if the unit gets too hot.

Intelligent Thermal Design:

Smart thermal design with crossflow cooling for optimal heat dissipation.

Internal heat pipe and thermal subsystem assist with cooling.

Prevents overheating and minimizes noise during operation.

High-Quality Video Processing:

Built using high-quality Teranex video processing technology.

Ideal for broadcast, post-production, and professional video applications.

Video Inputs
1 x BNC (12G-SDI)
Audio Inputs
2 x XLR 3-Pin Analog Female
1 x 2RCA Analog Female
Video Outputs
1 x BNC (12G-SDI)
Audio Outputs
Other I/O
1 x XLR 3-Pin Timecode Input (Shared With Right XLR Input)
1 x RJ45 Control, Firmware, PoE
Expansion Slots
Format Support
Input Audio Format
Output Video Format
DCI 4K 23.98/24/25 fps
UHD 4K 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
DCI 2K 23.98/24/25 fps
DCI 2KPsF 23.98/24/25 fps
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i 50/59.94/60 fps
720p 50/59.94/60 fps
576i / 625 lines
480i / 525 lines
Embedded Audio
SDI: 16-Channel
HDR Compatibility
Not Specified by Manufacturer
OS Compatibility
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
macOS 10.15 to 11.1
*As of February, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power I/O
1 x IEC C14 (100 to 240 VAC) Input
PoE Support
PoE+ 802.3at
Power Consumption
16 W
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.25 x 7 x 2.55″



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