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Blackmagic Teranex Plays Ball in Venezuela

Promar TV, Venezuela’s largest production company and television station, built a new OB truck to broadcast every single game of the Liga Venezolana de Beisbol Profesional (LVBP), South America’s largest professional baseball league. Promar TV recently became the official production company for the LVBP, managing the production of all games for national and foreign networks and channels, including Fox Sports, ESPN and every major television station in Venezuela. Each game is captured in HD, and stations are offered up to four format options for their individual broadcasts thanks to the powerful conversion capabilities of Blackmagic Design’s Teranex 2D Processor. Promar TV equipped its 23-foot tactical OB truck with four Teranex 2D Processors, along with additional Blackmagic Design equipment.

According to Jorge Santiago Kossowski, engineering manager at Promar TV, “In Venezuela, not all broadcasts are in high definition. We still have 4:3 broadcasts, which is standard definition, and 16:9, which is widescreen. We use Teranex to manage all of the conversions. It’s so simple. One push of a button and you have the change. And in live event production where time is money, this type of fast transaction is critical.”

Ideal for regular conversions as well as capture and playback, Teranex 2D Processor is a broadcast standards converter with SD/HD and 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog in and out, eight channel AES/EBU, four channel balanced analog input and output, as well as consumer Hi-Fi audio input connections. A Thunderbolt port provides computer capture and playback, and RS-422 deck control, reference input and Ethernet are included for remote configuration. With the ability to convert from virtually any television format to any other television format at the highest quality, Teranex provides high-quality deinterlacing, upconversion, downconversion, SD and HD cross/standards conversion, noise reduction, adjustable scaling and aspect ratio conversion, all with full timecode, subtitle and 16 channel audio conversion.

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