Brompton Tessera S8 

4K LED Video Processor

Flexibility for mid-range projects

Brompton Technology’s Tessera S8 LED processor is perfect for high-profile projects that don’t require large output capacity but would still benefit from the flexibility of Brompton’s industry-leading Tessera feature set and easy-to-use software.

Sitting alongside the award-winning Brompton Tessera SX40, this mid-range LED processor provides stunning results with support for all of Brompton’s ground-breaking Tessera processing features, including HDR and Dynamic Calibration, as well as Ultra Low Latency and High Frame Rates.

It offers full 4K60 input support, with eight 1G outputs each capable of 525K pixels at 60Hz, 8 bits per colour, and has a zero-latency up/down scaler that matches the source to the screen.

The Tessera S8 allows for full HD output with closed loop redundancy, making it the obvious choice for production or rental companies looking to maximise their offering for those more cost-conscious productions.

APG’s speciality LED panel designed for virtual production, the Infiled x HyperPixel 2.6DB, has been exclusively designed to work with Brompton’s powerful processing and distribution technology. All of our LED range features the Brompton R2 receiver cards and has been Hydra calibrated to ultimate performance.

Powerful Tessera Features:



High Dynamic Range (HDR) offers greater brightness and colour ranges with a higher but depth, appearing perceptibly sharper and more detailed for vivid, lifelike images.


Dark Magic

Improves the appearance of panels operating at less than their maximum brightness by reducing banding and increasing detail in dark areas.



On-Screen Colour Adjustment (OSCA) enables a special user interface to appear on the LED screen itself, allowing for quick, easy module and seam selection.



Offers powerful and intuitive colour correction with two operating modes – 14 way corrector and colour replace.  Easily and independently adjust primary, secondary and tertiary colours.


Tessera Software

Brompton’s Tessera Management Software gives you full control over your Tessera System, with an array of powerful, easy-to-use features for an impeccable show every time.



The Tessera system is genlocked from the video input all the way down to the LED refresh cycle, giving perfectly smooth video with no dropped or doubled frames.


Ultra Low Latency and High Frame Rate

The Brompton Tessera S8 LED processor already has an industry-leading 2 frames end-to-end latency. Now ultra low latency reduces this to just 1 frame, making it easier to synchronise live action with visual effects, virtual sets and cameras.

High Frame Rate gives you the power to play video content on an LED screen at up to 144 fps (frames per second). It offers significantly smoother motion, reduced motion artifacts in fast moving content, and reduces input lag – enabling content to be displayed on screen faster than ever before.


Custom Fixture Control

It’s easy to get a show up and running with the Tessera S8, with several powerful features for configuring your fixtures:

  • Quick Association, a fast and easy way to associate large numbers of fixtures to your processor
  • Pixel Mapping, allowing free placement and rotation of fixtures to 0˚ / 90˚ / 180˚ / 270˚ regardless of cabling order
  • Sub-fixture support


Closed Loop Redundancy

The Tessera S8 processor delivers peace of mind for users with the ability to operate a full HD output with closed loop redundancy.

Cabling loops are created from the primary port, through a string of fixtures, and then back to the processor.

In case of unexpected signal loss or errors with the loop or primary feed, the backup port takes control and within one frame switches to the backup feed, ensuring a worry-free live show.



Technical Specifications

Physical (WxHxL)


  • 482.6mm (19”) x 88.9mm (3.5”) x 406.4mm (16”)
  • Rear width: 431.8mm (17”)


  • 550mm (21.65”) x 220mm (8.66”) x 520mm (20.5”)



  • 7.50Kg (16.53lbs)


  • 10Kg (22lbs)


  • Switched autoranging power supply
  • 100 – 240V AC
  • 50Hz – 60Hz
  • 1.2 – 0.6A

HDML 2.0 Input & Re-clocked Thru Port

  • One HDMI 2.0 input
  • Full 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 bandwidth, maximum 600MHz pixel clock
  • Up to 4096 x 2160 resolution (progressive only)
  • 23.98Hz to 144Hz framerate
  • 8,10 and 12 bits per channel colour depths
  • RGB and YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
  • Compatible with DVI-D and DisplayPort sources via adapters

SDI Input & Re-clocked Thru Port

  • One 12G SDI input that supports the following:
  • HD-SDI – ST-292
  • 3G-SDI – ST-424, Level A and Level B-DL
  • 6G-SDI – ST-2081
  • 12G-SDI – ST-2082, 2SI format
  • Up to 4096 x 2160 resolution (progressive only)
  • 23.98Hz to 60Hz framerate
  • 10 bits per channel colour depth
  • YCbCr 4:2:2


  • Eight 1 Gigabit Ethernet output ports
  • Supports nominally 525k pixels at 8 bits per colour @ 60Hz
  • Maximum output capacity 4.5 million pixels
  • 10 and 12 bits per colour output supported at reduced pixel counts
  • Closed loop redundancy support


  • Bi-level and Tri-level sync
  • Sync to source
  • Processors genlock from source right through to panel refresh
  • Frame rates from 23.98 to 60Hz


  • 2 frames end-to-end system latency (all features)

Tessera Management Software

  • Local management using monitor, keyboard and mouse connected directly to the processor
  • Up to 3840×2160 local monitor resolution supported, minimum 1920×1080 recommended

Tessera Remote

  • Available free for Windows PC and Mac OS
  • Remote management using Windows PC or Mac connected to the processor via Ethernet network
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet management network ports

Remote Control

Support for eDMX protocols:

  • Art-Net, Streaming ACN
  • DMX-512A on 5-pin XLR in and thru
  • Tessera Control application for multi-processor control via management network ports


  • Two USB 2.0 ports on front
  • Two USB 3.0 ports on rear
  • One DisplayPort (DP++) monitor output supporting HDMI, DVI and VGA with adapter

Front Panel

  • Six status LEDs
  • Power LED
  • Freeze button
  • Blackout button


  • Two years


  • CE, ETL/cETL

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