Because of the many crossconversion capabilities of the VC100 from Teranex, I have long wanted one. My most critical need was the high-quality conversion of hours of analog and digital tapes going back as far as the early 1980s to pillarbox HD. Unfortunately, the one conversion I needed most was not available. You cannot, using Media Express, play an SD file through the Teranex and capture it as an HD file. You must record the exported file and play it back for capture. For those of us who are in an “all files on hard disk” environment, this is an obvious downside.However, despite this, the Teranex 2D performed flawlessly in all tests, as did the bundled Blackmagic UltraScope and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.
Were I to suggest that there are advantages to shooting certain broadcast projects with a 4K2K camcorder, I have no doubt what your response would be after giving me a harsh “are you crazy” look: “There's no editing equipment for 4K2K, no distribution system of any kind and no 4K2K HDTVs for sale at any price.”