Advanced 3G/HD/SD-SDI Monitoring with 4K Support

WVR8300 • WVR8200 Datasheet

This video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes UHDTV1/4K (3840×2160 and 4096×2160), 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.

Key features
  • Video/audio/data monitor and analyzer – all-in-one platform
    • WVR8300 and WVR8200 come standard with auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats
    • 4K format support (requires Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI)
    • Optional capabilities include 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) formats support (Option 3G), composite analog video support (Option CPS), as well as analog and digital audio (Option AD) and Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital audio (Option DPE) decoding and monitoring
    • WVR8300 also comes standard with Simultaneous Input Monitoring capability, ANC Data Inspector, and numerical/graphical display of A/V delay for analog, digital audio (Option AD), and Dolby (Option DPE)
    • Multiple Input Mode allows monitoring of 2 to 4 SDI inputs simultaneously (4-input mode requires Option 2SDI)
  • Superior physical layer signal integrity analyzer
    • Most accurate 3G-SDI jitter waveform display and eye pattern display in the waveform series and patented cable length measurement (WVR8300 Option PHY with Option 3G or WVR8200 Option PHY3 with Option 3G)
    • Most comprehensive eye pattern measurements including eye amplitude, rise/fall time, and overshoot/undershoot measurements as well as Tektronix jitter waveform display (WVR8300 Option PHY or WVR8200 Option PHY3)
    • Field-upgradeable HD/SD-SDI eye pattern input module to full 3G-SDI and HD/SD-SDI support with the purchase of an upgrade key (WVR830UP Option 3G or WVR820UP Option 3G)
  • Black picture and Tektronix-patented frozen picture detection (3G/HD/SD-SDI formats)
  • Tektronix-patented Timing and Lightning displays
  • Tektronix-patented Spearhead display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications (Option PROD)
  • Tektronix patented Diamond and Arrowhead displays for gamut monitoring
  • Most comprehensive audio monitoring (Option AD or DPE)
    • Multichannel Surround Sound 1 display and flexible Lissajous display
    • Audio Loudness monitoring to ITU-R BS.1770-3 (Option AD or DPE)
    • Comprehensive Dolby metadata decode and display (Option DPE)
    • Dolby E Guard Band meter with user-defined limits (Option DPE)
  • Most comprehensive ANC data monitoring
    • Simultaneous CEA708/608 closed caption monitoring; teletext and OP47 subtitle monitoring
    • Detect and decode ANC data including AFD, WSS, Video Index, TSID, V-Chip, Broadcast Flag/CGMS-A, VITC, LTC, and ANC TC ARIB STD-B35/B37/B39, TR-B22, and TR-B23 support
  • Most in-depth digital data analysis helps quickly resolve difficult content quality and reliability issues (standard WVR8300 or WVR8200 with Option DAT)
  • Unmatched display versatility
    • FlexVu™, the most flexible four-tile display, tailors to various application needs to increase productivity
    • Standard and user-definable Safe Area Graticules facilitate editing and format conversions tasks, reducing the need for rework
    • Active Format Description (AFD) detect, decode, and automatically adjusted graticule on picture display enable easy identification of aspect-ratio related issues
  • Unmatched usability
    • CaptureVu® advanced video frame data capture simplifies troubleshooting and equipment setup
    • 32 instrument presets for quick recall of commonly used configurations tailored to engineers or operators
    • Front-panel USB port enables easy transfer of presets, captured video frame data, screenshots, and error log
    • Front-panel headphone port enables quick verification of selected audio pair
    • Intuitive menu structure and context-sensitive help
    • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging
    • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities and GPI control facilitate centralized monitoring and control

1 Audio Surround Sound Display licensed from Radio Technische Werkstätten GmbH and Co. KG (RTW).

Applications
  • Monitoring and compliance checking in content distribution and broadcast
  • Quality control in content production and post production
  • Equipment/system qualification and troubleshooting for installation and maintenance of content creation and distribution facilities
  • Research and development of professional video equipment

WVR8300 waveform rasterizer

The measurement and monitoring capabilities of the WVR8300 provide precision capabilities such as physical layer measurements, digital data analysis (including ANC Data Inspector), A/V delay measurement, and in-depth simultaneous input monitoring, making Tektronix the brand of choice for applications that require deep signal and content analysis with unquestionable accuracy.

The WVR8300 features the complete range of product family options and comes standard with HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link video format support. It provides high-performance monitoring and measurement for applications for a wide range of formats from Composite Analog to SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video signals in single, dual and quad-link video formats. The WVR8300 offers support for a variety of audio formats for analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E.


  • Video monitoring standards and formats
    • 4K (4096×2160) and UHDTV1 (3840×2160) format - Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI
    • 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) - Option 3G
    • High Definition SDI - Standard
    • Standard Definition SDI - Standard
    • Dual Link (4:2:2, 4:4:4, alpha channel, 10 bit, 12 bit) - Standard
    • Composite Analog Video - Option CPS
    • Multiple Input Mode 2 SDI inputs - Standard
    • Multiple Input Mode 4 SDI inputs - Option 2SDI
  • Color gamut monitoring
    • Arrowhead display - Standard
    • Diamond and Split Diamond displays - Standard
    • Spearhead display - Option PROD
    • Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) - Option PROD
  • Audio monitoring standards and formats
    • Analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded - Option AD
    • Analog and digital including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E - Option DPE
  • Measurement and analysis
    • Automated eye pattern and jitter measurements - Option PHY
    • Color bar and pathological signal generation - Option PHY
    • Digital data analysis - Standard
    • ANC Data Inspector - Standard
    • Simultaneous input monitoring - Standard
    • 3D video monitoring - Standard
    • Audio/video delay measurement - Standard

WVR8200 waveform rasterizer

The WVR8200 provides an ideal solution for advanced monitoring of analog, digital, high frame-rate digital video, and multiple audio formats. This flexible solution comes standard with HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link video monitoring and can be equipped with options and upgrades to monitor 3G-SDI, and/or composite analog video, and/or UHDTV1/4K video. The WVR8200 is an intelligent choice that prepares you for format transitions and growing monitoring needs. Available audio options include support for analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E formats.


  • Video monitoring standards and formats
    • 4K (4096×2160) and UHDTV1 (3840×2160) format - Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI
    • 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) - Option 3G
    • High Definition SDI - Standard
    • Standard Definition SDI - Standard
    • Dual Link (4:2:2, 4:4:4, alpha channel, 10 bit, 12 bit) - Standard
    • Composite Analog Video - Option CPS
    • Multiple Input Mode 2 SDI inputs - Standard
    • Multiple Input Mode 4 SDI inputs - Option 2SDI
  • Color gamut monitoring
    • Arrowhead display - Standard
    • Diamond and Split Diamond displays - Standard
    • Spearhead display - Option PROD
    • Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) - Option PROD
  • Audio monitoring standards and formats
    • Analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded - Option AD
    • Analog and digital including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E - Option DPE
  • Measurement and analysis
    • Automated eye pattern and jitter measurements - Option PHY3
    • Eye pattern display and jitter readouts - Option EYE or PHY3
    • Color bar and pathological signal generation - Option GEN
    • Digital data analysis - Option DAT
    • ANC Data Inspector - Option DAT
    • Simultaneous input monitoring - Option SIM
    • 3D video monitoring - Option 3D
    • Audio/video delay measurement - Option AVD

The WVR8300 and WVR8200 both support flexible combinations of options and field upgrades, providing an excellent solution for multiformat environments while protecting your investment. For complete details regarding option and feature availability by model please refer to the section of this document on ordering information.

WVR8RFP remote front panel

The WVR8300 and the WVR8200 can be controlled by the newly designed remote front panel (WVR8RFP) which has the same control button and knob configuration as the front panel on the instrument. The new WVR8RFP allows operators to access and control the WVR8300 or the WVR8200 from a distance of up to 1000 ft. with power supplied from the base instrument through the cable. Users can also choose to connect the WVR8RFP with an external 12 V DC power source which can extend the distance of the cable run to 4000 ft.

Unmatched measurement and monitoring performance for content creation and content distribution

From composite analog to UHDTV1/4K digital video – all-in-one platform

These instruments come standard with Dual Link SMPTE 372M compliant monitoring, SMPTE 352M automatic format detection, and selectable display of Alpha Channel, as well as 2K Dual Link monitoring with XYZ Color Space.

To support the latest production trends for UHDTV1/4K content as well as DCI 2K content, these instruments provide optional capabilities to monitor the 3G-SDI format and UHDTV1 / 4K format. Option 3G enables monitoring of SMPTE 425M Level A (directly mapped) and Level B (mapped from Dual Link) signals and DCI 2K formats. Option 4K along with Option 3G and Option 2SDI add additional formats for applications that require Quad HD-SDI link, Dual 3G-SDI link and Quad 3G-SDI link support.

For multi-link signals, these instruments allow for monitoring of each single link or the combined Dual or Quad Link (Option 4K with Options 3G and 2SDI) input with a comprehensive set of displays and status reporting tools. The Tektronix-patented Timing display, which measures timing between links of the Dual or Quad Link signal, provides a valuable tool to maintain correct timing between the links. Monitoring display modes such as Waveform, Vector, Gamut, Timing, Status, Picture, and Audio, as well as automated physical-layer measurements and in-depth data analysis are available for 3G-SDI and other input formats. In Quad Link mode, the combination of SDI signals means that only Link 1 and Link 2 ancillary data (including embedded audio) is available in this mode.

Both instrument models support any combination of video and audio format options, so these instruments excel in multiformat environments and evolve with your needs to protect your investment.

Most advanced physical layer measurement solutions

The WVR8300 and WVR8200 high-performance waveform monitors offer the most comprehensive physical-layer signal measurements for engineers. When equipped with Option 3G and relevant physical-layer options for each model, these instruments can perform 3G-SDI eye pattern display, jitter measurements, and cable length measurements (Option PHY for WVR8300 or Option EYE or PHY3 for WVR8200).

Options PHY and EYE provide unique capabilities such as reporting jitter levels above 1 UI and providing various jitter filters from 10 Hz to 100 kHz for SD/HD/3G-SDI signals. An easy-to-interpret gauge provides direct readout for jitter measurements. Users can configure timing jitter and alignment jitter readouts to be displayed simultaneously to effectively isolate the sources of jitter. The SDI Status display summarizes key signal parameters such as signal strength, cable loss, and estimated cable length measurements.


With FlexVu™, users can simultaneously display timing jitter and alignment jitter values, cable parameter measurements, and display different eye patterns to help quickly diagnose and resolve problems related to SDI timing jitter or cable attenuation. The infinite persistence mode of the waveform monitor can also be used to more easily view the eye opening of the physical-layer signal.

In addition, the WVR8300 (with Option PHY) and WVR8200 (with Option PHY3) can also perform automated eye amplitude, automated rise/fall time, automated overshoot/undershoot measurements, and provide jitter waveform display to view jitter related to line and field rates. All these capabilities help broadcasters and network operators detect and diagnose signal quality problems quickly and efficiently.

WVR8300 (with Option PHY) and WVR8200 (with Option GEN) also include multirate HD/SD-SDI and 3G-SDI (with Option 3G) color bar and pathological signal generation capabilities to provide engineers with a simple signal source for quick signal path verification during system and/or equipment setup and troubleshooting.

Superior data analysis capabilities for engineers and operators

The new ANC Data Inspector (standard on WVR8300 and available on WVR8200 with Option DAT) provides an industry-leading solution to help broadcasters easily and accurately ensure that all required VANC data is present and correctly configured through an intuitive ANC data display.

In contrast to other solutions, the ANC Data Inspector enables operators to easily and quickly ensure that the VANC data is present and free of errors. When errors are detected, engineers are quickly guided to a more detailed view of the data packet content for further analysis.



With FlexVu™, each picture display tile can display different CEA708/608 Closed Caption and individual Teletext subtitles. Teletext subtitle pages can be decoded in either WST or OP47 format.

The Auxiliary Data Status display (standard on both the WVR8300 and WVR8200) provides summary information on Active Format Description (AFD) per SMPTE 2016, Video Index Aspect Ratio, Wide Screen Signaling (WSS), V-Chip, TSID, CGMS-A, Broadcast Flag, CEA708/608 Closed Caption, Teletext, and Time Code information.

Today there is a wide array of metadata that provides information to a variety of equipment through the processing chain. Monitoring of this metadata is critical to ensure that the processing equipment correctly handles the signal. For instance, correct format of the AFD ensures that the aspect ratio on the display is correctly formatted and the automated AFD graticule is available for the picture display of the WVR8300 and WVR8200 along with the binary data and text description for easy monitoring.

The WVR8300 and WVR8200 can also monitor Dolby metadata embedded in the Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data space per SMPTE 2020.


The Datalist display, available as standard on the WVR8300 and available as part of Option DAT on the WVR8200, provides detailed information on the actual data values in HD/SD-SDI and 3G-SDI (with Option 3G) input signals. Users can easily use this display to locate protocol errors in the input signals.

The right side of the display shows the data values in hexadecimal, decimal, or binary format and uses the following color coding for easy identification of data types and errors:

  • Green - Active video data
  • Blue - Data in horizontal or vertical blanking intervals
  • White - EAV, SAV, and other reserved words
  • Yellow - Data outside nominally allowed values
  • Red - Data with illegal values

The left side of display shows un-interpolated digital values plotted against sample numbers as a digital waveform. You can configure this unique display in either Video mode or Data mode.

In Video mode, the display shows the Y, Cb, Cr values aligned temporally, but offset vertically. Like the waveform display, you can configure the display to show 1, 2, or all 3 components.

Full-featured Simultaneous Input Monitoring boosts versatility (3G/HD/SD-SDI)

The Simultaneous Input Monitoring (SIM) capability (standard on the WVR8300 and available with Option SIM on the WVR8200) takes multiformat monitoring to a new level. This capability helps operational staff quickly determine if a video quality problem existed in the input signal or arose in their facility. It enables engineering staff to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve technical problems introduced in a piece of video equipment by comparing the input and output signals at each point in the chain. This feature is also especially helpful when checking for transparency during format conversion.



FlexVu™ enables flexible and intuitive configuration of displays from two monitored inputs. User can display simultaneous fault detection, status reporting, alarm generation, and error logging. SIM is ideal for transmission monitoring of simultaneous HD and SD programs. It is also ideal for monitoring stereoscopic 3D content in production and post production applications by simultaneously monitoring the Left Eye signal and the Right Eye signal.

SyncVu™ is used in conjunction with SIM mode for 3D applications when input A is used for the Left Eye and input B is used for the Right Eye (Note: SIM is included as part of Option 3D on WVR8200). When SyncVu is enabled, the Left and Right Tile displays are synchronized, so that if a Picture Tile is selected for Tile 1, automatically Tile 2 displays a Picture Tile in exactly the same mode as Tile 1. This enables the user to quickly configure the instrument identically for Left and Right Eye 3D monitoring.


Multiple Input mode can be used to monitor up to 4 SDI inputs simultaneously when in Full Screen mode (4-input mode requires Option 2SDI). This type of display is ideal for camera balance applications where the user wishes to check the video level across multiple inputs. This Multiple Input mode is available within Waveform, Vector, Lightning, Diamond, Arrowhead, and Spearhead (with Option PROD) display modes, allowing for the comparison of video inputs across a wide variety of these displays.

3D measurement and monitoring

The 3D measurements and displays are standard on the WVR8300 and available as Option 3D on the WVR8200. A 3D image is comprised of a Left Eye and Right Eye view feed as two separate HD-SDI signals or combined within a 3G Level B format. Additionally, a 3D signal can be carried within a single SDI signal as a left and right image Side by Side, Top/Bottom, or Field Interlace. Within the instrument a variety of different 3D monitoring modes are available to assist the user in determining the difference between the Left Eye and Right Eye views. From this disparity difference between the two left and right images the depth of an object within the image can be determined.



For monitoring purposes a variety of displays can be set up within the Picture mode:

  • Difference Map Display - A subtraction of the two luma video signals L⁠-⁠R or R-L to produce a grayscale difference map image to see the difference between left and right images.
  • Red/Cyan Anaglyph Display - The left image is shown in red and the right image is shown in cyan, with identical left and right objects shown in monochrome. This allows the user to isolate differences between objects and gauge the depth of the object within the image.
  • Green/Magenta Anaglyph Display - The left image is shown in green and the right image is shown in magenta, with identical left and right objects shown in monochrome. If an object appears in magenta and then green this indicates that the object is coming out from the screen plane. Similarly if the object appears in green and then magenta the object is behind the screen plane.
  • Checkerboard Display - This picture display shows a block of the image from the left eye and then the next block shows the image from the right eye in a 16×9 checkerboard pattern. This helps the user compare the levels and color of the signal between the left and right images.

These modes help the user compare the disparity between the left and right images and can assist in interpreting the depth of the objects within the image.


For measurement of the depth of an object within the image a Disparity Grid can be overlaid over the picture with a horizontal disparity between 1 to 15% of screen width and a vertical disparity of 50%, 25%, or 10% that can be selected by the user. The horizontal and vertical position controls allow the Disparity Grid to be moved around within the picture display to gauge the depth of objects within the image.

A set of Disparity Cursors are also available for precise measurement of horizontal disparity of an object between the Left and Right Eye images. Readout is given of the pixel difference between the cursors and the percentage of disparity of an object.

See and Solve™ with Tektronix displays

Tektronix See and Solve™ displays simplify video monitoring tasks such as calibration, error detection, and content correction allowing users to detect errors at a glance and troubleshoot them efficiently.

Specialized Session and Status displays provide summarized yet comprehensive reports of conditions and measurements of content parameters.


The Black and Frozen frame detection can be used to alert the operator to a problem in the transmission chain. These and other errors can automatically be logged in the Error Log and provided as a report.

The powerful Error Log is configurable and provides detailed reports for up to 10,000 events that can be downloaded using a web browser or saved through a front panel connection to a USB flash drive. Alarms can also activate ground closures and SNMP traps simplifying centralized monitoring of multiple programs.


The FlexVu™ four-tile display provides maximum flexibility to increase your productivity. Unlike instruments with predetermined view combinations or limited choices, FlexVu™ lets you create a multiview display tailored to your specific needs and work practices. Each tile can be configured to enable easy signal analysis such as multiple alarm and status screens, different Safe Area Graticules and cursors on each tile, and more.

The familiar video waveform display can show SD/HD/3G-SDI signals in RGB, YPbPr, YRGB, or composite formats. Signal components can be displayed in either Parade or Overlay mode. For composite analog video, NTSC and PAL signals can be displayed with luma, chroma, and luma+chroma filtering. The vector display offers user-selectable graticules, color targets (75% or 100%), and color axis.

The Tektronix-patented Diamond, Split Diamond, and Arrowhead gamut displays simplify the process of verifying gamut compliance.

The Diamond and Split Diamond displays help easily identify and correct RGB gamut errors in digital video signals. The Arrowhead display saves time in verifying composite gamut compliance for digital video signals.

User-selectable gamut thresholds let you tailor these displays and the associated gamut alarms to your particular compliance standards.

You can also select bright-up conditions to see the location of gamut errors on the picture display.

These instruments also feature new optional advanced color gamut monitoring capabilities including the Tektronix-patented Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) display and Spearhead display which, when used in conjunction with Tektronix proprietary Diamond and Split Diamond gamut displays, provide the most comprehensive color gamut monitoring tools available for precise color gamut adjustments (Option PROD).

The picture display can simultaneously detect and decode CEA708/608 Closed Caption. Teletext subtitle pages can also be decoded in either 625 formats or using OP47 Ancillary data. Flexible Safe Area Graticules allow for quick placement of graphics, titles, or logos. Using FlexVu™, users can see two or more pictures with different graticules.

The CaptureVu® feature, which is available in single or simultaneous mode, allows users to capture, store, and download the data of a video frame to recreate displays and compare the live signal to captured data for easy troubleshooting of intermittent errors or for analyzing fault conditions at remote sites.

Complete monitoring tool set for optimum sound quality

The WVR8300 and WVR8200 provide high-quality digital filtering and oversampling to ensure precise, reliable, and repeatable audio measurements. For easy monitoring, audio options provide format auto-detection and flexible mapping of audio inputs to analog or digital audio outputs for connection to external devices.


The Surround Sound 1 display provides intuitive graphical representation of channel interaction in a system. The Bars display provides indicators for faults, audio levels, and Dolby format information. The flexible Lissajous display allows the selection of any two audio channels. Loudness measurements are made to ITU-R BS.1770-2. A Loudness meter is available within the Audio display that provides Short and Infinite Loudness measurements. The Loudness session display graphically plots Loudness measurement over time, from 90 seconds to 30 hours. The Loudness measurements can be downloaded through the network or saved to USB for further analysis.

Specialized audio displays provide deeper inspection of the signal and make the WVR8000 Series instruments the most comprehensive waveform and audio monitors available. The audio session displays summarize levels, faults, and number of active bits for each channel. These instruments also feature Audio Control Packet Data and Channel Status displays.

The Dolby Status display (in Option DPE) gives an in-depth view of integrated or VANC metadata and Dolby E Guard Band timing and synchronization.

User-configurable thresholds for the Dolby E Guard Band timing measurement (in Option DPE) are available as well as Dolby E Guard Band timing and trigger alarms based on their specific guard band parameters.

1 Audio Surround Sound Display licensed from Radio Technische Werkstätten GmbH and Co. KG (RTW).

Facility timing made easy

Audio/Video synchronization is an important challenge in the processing of video signals. The WVR8300 or WVR8200 with Option AVD displays the A⁠/⁠V delay on a graphical bar indicator. The measurement readout gives facility engineers the necessary tools to ensure system integrity and facilitate A/V delay compliance. This feature provides out-of-service measurement of A/V delay for analog or digital audio and video formats. A TG700 is required to generate the SDI signal which contains the audio and video sequence that can be distributed through the system and measured by the WVR8300 or WVR8200 with Option AVD.


The Tektronix-patented SMPTE RP168 compliant Timing display makes facility timing easy through a simple graphical representation which shows the relative timing of the input signal and the reference signal (or a saved offset reference) on an X-Y axis. The display also shows the timing difference between links on Dual link and Quad link signals to make sure there is reliable multi-link signal transmission.

The Lightning display shows luma and chroma amplitudes and helps users verify component timing using a color bar signal. The Tektronix-patented Bowtie display (standard on both the WVR8300 and WVR8200) complements the timing measurement capability of the Lightning display. Using a special Bowtie test signal in component format, this display helps make precise and accurate measurements of interchannel amplitude and timing. The SCH Phase display helps quickly verify this critical timing parameter of composite analog video signals.

Formats

Video input and external reference formats supported

These instruments perform automatic detection of a wide range of signal formats and accept a wide variety of external references. They will automatically detect the signal format and establish the appropriate settings for the various displays.

  External reference inputs
  Bi-level sync Tri-level 720p Tri-level 1080p Tri-level 1080i Tri-level 1080 SF
Input signal NTSC PAL 50 Hz 59.94 Hz 60 Hz 23.98 Hz 24 Hz 50 Hz 59.94 Hz 60 Hz 23.98 Hz 24 Hz
Analog NTSC x                      
PAL   x                    
SD 59.94i x     x         x      
50i   x x         x        
HD/UHDTV1 60p         x   x     x   x
60i         x   x     x   x
59.94p x     x         x      
59.94i x     x         x      
50p   x x         x        
50i   x x         x        
30p         x         x    
30psF         x         x    
29.97p x     x         x      
29.97psF x     x         x      
25p   x x         x        
25psF   x x         x        
24p         x   x     x   x
24psF         x   x     x   x
23.98p x     x   x     x   x  
23.98psF x     x   x     x   x  
Supported SDI formats
Link Format Sample structure Bits Frame/field rates Availability 1
SD-SDI (525i) 720×486  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 59.94i Current
SD-SDI (625i) 720×576  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50i Current
HD-SDI 1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
1280×720  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
Dual Link HD-SDI 1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
1920×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4:4  YCbCrA 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4:4  GBRA 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:2:2:4  YCbCrA 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 47.95/48/50/59.94/60p Q1 2015 
2048×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
2048×1080  4:4:4  XYZ 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
3G-SDI Level A (Option 3G) 1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 47.95/48/50/59.94/60p Q1 2015 
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  XYZ 12b 24/25/30p and psF
3G-SDI Level B (Option 3G) 1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
1920×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4:4  YCbCrA 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4:4  GBRA 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
1920×1080  4:2:2:4  YCbCrA 12b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 47.95/48/50/59.94/60p Q1 2015 
2048×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
2048×1080  4:4:4  XYZ 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
2048×1080  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
2× 1080 HD 4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60i, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
2× 720 HD 4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p, 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p
Quad Link HD-SDI, Square Division (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Current
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
Dual Link 3G-SDI Level B (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
Quad link 3G-SDI Level A, Square Division (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
3840×2160  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
3840×2160  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
4096×2160  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
4096×2160  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
Quad link 3G-SDI Level B, Square Division (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
3840×2160  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
3840×2160  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
3840×2160  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
3840×2160  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Current
4096×2160  4:4:4  YCbCr 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF Q1 2015 
4096×2160  4:4:4  GBR 10b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
4096×2160  4:4:4  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
4096×2160  4:4:4  GBR 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 12b 23.98/24/25/29.97/30p and psF
Quad link 3G-SDI Level A, Two sample Interleave (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Q1 2015 
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p
Quad link 3G-SDI Level B, Two sample Interleave (Option 4K, 3G, 2SDI) 3840×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p Q1 2015 
4096×2160  4:2:2  YCbCr 10b 50/59.94/60p

1 The formats and the timing of their release are subject to change without notice.

Specifications

All specifications apply to all models unless noted otherwise.

Composite video interface characteristics (Option CPS)
Formats supported
NTSC, NTSC no setup, PAL
Inputs
Two, only one active at a time
Input type
Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
Input dynamic range
±6 dB (typical)
Maximum operating amplitude
-1.8 V to +2.2 V, DC + peak AC (typical)
Absolute maximum input voltage
-6.0 V to +6.0 V, DC + peak AC
DC input impedance
20 kΩ, nominal
Return loss
>40 dB to 6 MHz, power on (typical)

>40 dB to 10 MHz (typical)

>46 dB to 6 MHz (typical)

35 dB, power off (standard amplitude video)

Crosstalk between channels
>60 dB to 6 MHz (typical)
Loopthrough isolation
>70 dB to 6 MHz (typical)
DC restore with restore off
<20 mV (typical)
DC restore
50 Hz and 60 Hz
Attenuation
Fast mode >95% attenuation

Slow mode <10% attenuation

<10% peaking

Slow mode
Typical peaking 8% at 50 Hz and 60 Hz
Lock range
±50 ppm remains locked
External reference characteristics
Input type
Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
DC input impedance
15 kΩ (typical)
Return loss
>40 dB to 6MHz

>35 dB to 30 MHz (typical)

Serial digital waveform vertical characteristics
Vertical measurement accuracy
At 1X
±0.5%
At 5X
±0.2% of 700mV full-scale mode
Gain
X1, X2, X5, and X10
Frequency response characteristics
HD
Luminance channel (Y)
50 kHz to 30 MHz ±0.5%
Chrominance channels (Pb, Pr)
50 kHz to 15 MHz ±0.5%
SD
Luminance channel (Y)
50 kHz to 5.75 MHz ±0.5%
Chrominance channels
50 kHz to 2.75 MHz ±0.5%
Analog composite waveform vertical characteristics (Option CPS)
Vertical measurement accuracy
±1% all gain settings
Gain
X1, X2, X5, and X10
Frequency response
Flat to 5.75 MHz, ±1%
Waveform horizontal sweep characteristics
Sweep timing accuracy
±0.5%, all rates, fully digital system
Sweep linearity
0.2% of time displayed on screen, fully digital system
Vector characteristics
Vector amplitude accuracy
±2%
Vector phase accuracy
±2°
Audio characteristics (optional capability)
Level meter resolution
0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale, from full scale to -20 dBFS
User selectable scales
Analog
dBu, din, nordic, VU, IEEE PPM, BBC scale, and user definable
Digital
dBFS, din, nordic, VU, IEEE PPM, BBC scale, and user definable
Meter ballistics
Selectable from true peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, and Extended Vu
Defined/programmable level detection
Mute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
Digital audio characteristics (Option DPE and AD)
Inputs
Two sets with 8 channels each, 32-192 kHz, 24 bit. Meets requirements of AES 3-ID and SMPTE 276m-1995 
Characteristics
BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.2 Vp-p to 2 Vp-p
Return loss
>25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6MHz (typical)
Outputs
Up to 8 channels, AES 3-ID output, 48 kHz 20 bit for SD embedded, 48 kHz 24 bit for HD embedded, 48 kHz 24 bit for analog to AES. For AES to AES loopthrough, output format equals input format. Meets requirements of SMPTE 276M-1995 (AES 3-ID). For decoded Dolby Digital, output is 24 bits at a rate of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz for any one decoded pair. For decoded Dolby E, the output is 24 bits at 48 kHz or 47.952 kHz for up to four pairs.
Characteristics
BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.9 Vp-p to 1.1 Vp-p into 75 Ω
Return loss
>25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz (typical)
Jitter
3.5 ns, peak, typical, with 700 Hz high-pass filter per AES specification (typical)
Level meter accuracy over frequency

+0.1 dB from 20 hz to 20 kHz

0 to –40 dBFS, sine wave

Peak ballistic mode (except for within 5 hz of some submultiples of the sampling frequency)

Analog audio characteristics (Option DPE and AD)
Inputs
Two sets of 6 channels each
Characteristics
Balanced, unterminated through to rear panel connector
Outputs
8 channels
Characteristics
Balanced, unterminated through the rear-panel connector
Output level, balanced
+24 dBu ±0.5 dB
Crosstalk
<90 dB
Input impedance
24 k (typical)
Digital input to analog output gain accuracy over frequency
±0.5 dB, 20 hz to 20 kHz, –40 dBFS, 20 or 24 bit inputs
Analog input to analog output gain accuracy over frequency
+0.8 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 24 dBu to –16 dBu
Output impedance
50 Ω nominal
Power characteristics
Power consumption
100 W, maximum
Voltage range
100 to 240 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
Physical characteristics
WVR8300 and WVR8200 dimensions
Height
44 mm (1.725 in.)
Width
483 mm (19 in.)
Depth, overall
498 mm (19.625 in.)
WVR8RFP dimensions
Height
44 mm (1.725 in.)
Width
483 mm (19 in.)
Depth
114 mm (4.5 in.)
WVR8300 and WVR8200 weight
Net
4.3 kg (9.5 lb.)
Shipping
8.5 kg (18.5 lb.)
WVR8RFP weight
Net
0.79 kg (1.75 lb.)
With 25 ft. cable, power supply and power cord
1.9 kg (4.1 lb.)

Ordering information

Models
WVR8300
The WVR8300 advanced 3G/HD/SD waveform rasterizer has 2 SDI inputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI support on the same inputs – auto detect). The base unit includes HD-SDI, SD-SDI, dual link signal formats, simultaneous input monitoring (SIM), advanced data analysis, 3D video monitoring, and audio/video delay measurement (requires an audio option). Option 3G is required for 3G-SDI support.
WVR8200
The WVR8200 3G/HD/SD waveform rasterizer has 2 SDI inputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI support on the same inputs – auto detect). The base unit includes HD-SDI, SD-SDI, and dual link signal formats. Option 3G is required for 3G-SDI support.
WVR8RFP
The WVR8RFP is a remote front panel for the WVR8xxx Series Waveform Rasterizer (includes 25 foot cable).
WVR830UP
This field upgrade allows you to upgrade your existing WVR8300 with any of the available WVR8300 options.
WVR820UP
This field upgrade allows you to upgrade your existing WVR8200 with any of the available WVR8200 options.

 

        Feature capabilities by model

Feature capability WVR8300 WVR8200
Video formats and inputs
      HD-SDI / Dual Link / SD-SDI Standard Standard
      3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) Option 3G Option 3G
      UHDTV1/4K Option 4K (requires Options 3G and 2SDI) Option 4K (requires Options 3G and 2SDI)
      4 SDI input monitoring Option 2SDI Option 2SDI
      Composite PAL/NTSC Option CPS Option CPS
Audio formats and inputs
      Embedded and AES digital audio Option AD or DPE Option AD or DPE
      Analog audio Option AD or DPE Option AD or DPE
      Dolby E / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Option DPE Option DPE
Physical layer measurements
      Jitter measurements Option PHY Option EYE or PHY3
      Eye pattern display Option PHY Option EYE or PHY3
      Eye pattern auto measurements Option PHY Option PHY3
      Pathological signal generation Option PHY Option GEN
Other advanced capabilities
      Advanced color gamut (Spearhead/LQV) Option PROD Option PROD
      Simultaneous Input Monitoring (SIM) Standard Option SIM or 3D
      3D video monitoring Standard Option 3D
      ANC Data Inspector Standard Option DAT
      Digital data analysis Standard Option DAT
      Out-of-service AV delay measurement Standard Option AVD

WVR8300 and WVR830UP options
2SDI
Adds additional SDI module (in slot 2) to support up to 4 SDI inputs within multi-mode displays (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI support on the same inputs – auto detect).

Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support.

This option cannot be installed on an instrument with option CPS installed.

3G
Adds support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B). (Upgrades are available by a software option key.)
4K
Adds support for UHDTV1/4K signal formats (requires Options 3G and 2SDI).
AD
Adds analog audio monitoring (2 sets of 6-channel analog audio inputs and 8-channel analog audio outputs) plus 16 channels, embedded or AES/EBU digital audio support (8 channels at a time).
CPS
Adds support for composite analog video monitoring; 2 composite analog inputs; passive loopthrough.

This option cannot be installed on an instrument with option 2SDI installed.

DPE
Adds option AD capabilities (analog and digital audio –embedded or external AES) plus support for decoding and monitoring Dolby E, Dolby D, and Dolby Digital Plus.
IF
Upgrade installation service. Available as an option for the WVR820UP and WVR830UP options.
IFC
Upgrade installation service and calibration. Available as an option for the WVR820UP and WVR830UP options.
PHY
Physical layer measurement package (includes 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI eye pattern and jitter waveform displays; automated measurements of eye pattern parameters, jitter, and cable parameters; color bar and pathological signal generation).

Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support.

PROD
Advanced gamut monitoring package (Spearhead Gamut display and Luma Qualified Vector display).
62 
Analog audio breakout cable, 6 feet, male 62-pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors.
WVR8200 and WVR820UP options
2SDI
Adds additional SDI module (in slot 2) to support up to 4 SDI inputs within multi-mode displays (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI support on the same inputs – auto detect).

Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support.

This option cannot be installed on an instrument with option CPS installed.

3D
3D video monitoring (Left eye/Right eye side by side simultaneous monitoring with SyncVu™).
3G
Adds support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B). (Upgrades are available by a software option key.)
4K
Adds support for UHDTV1/4K signal formats (requires Options 3G and 2SDI).
AD
Adds analog audio monitoring (2 sets of 6-channel analog audio inputs and 8-channel analog audio outputs) plus 16 channels, embedded or AES/EBU digital audio support (8 channels at a time).
AVD
Adds support for out-of-service A/V delay measurement. Option AD or DPE required.
CPS
Adds support for composite analog video monitoring; 2 composite analog inputs; passive loopthrough.

This option cannot be installed on an instrument with option 2SDI installed.

DAT
Add advanced 3G / Dual-Link / HD / SD-SDI data analyzer and ancillary data analyzer (Datalist and ANC data Inspector). Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support.
DPE
Adds option AD capabilities (analog and digital audio –embedded or external AES) plus support for decoding and monitoring Dolby E, Dolby D, and Dolby Digital Plus.
EYE
Eye pattern display and jitter measurement package (includes 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI eye pattern display; automated measurements of jitter and cable parameters).

Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support.

GEN
Adds 3G/HD/SD-SDI color bar and pathological signal generation capability. Option 3G required for 3G-SDI signal generation capability.
IF
Upgrade installation service. Available as an option for the WVR820UP and WVR830UP options.
IFC
Upgrade installation service and calibration. Available as an option for the WVR820UP and WVR830UP options.
PHY3
Physical layer measurement package (includes automated measurement of 3G/HD/SD eye pattern parameters, jitter, and cable parameters; jitter waveform display). Option 3G required for 3G-SDI physical layer measurements.
PROD
Advanced gamut monitoring package (Spearhead Gamut display and Luma Qualified Vector display).
SIM
Add simultaneous monitoring of two 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs or one 3G/HD/SD-SDI input and one CPS input. Option 3G required for 3G-SDI format support.
62 
Analog audio breakout cable, 6 feet, male 62-pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors.
WVR8RFP options
01 
100 foot cable for WVR8RFP Rasterizer Remote Front Panel
International power plugs
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A3
Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A5
Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A12
Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
Opt. A99
No power cord
Service options
Opt. C3
Calibration Service 3 Years
Opt. C5
Calibration Service 5 Years
Opt. CA1
Single Calibration or Functional Verification
Opt. D1
Calibration Data Report (not available for WVR8RFP)
Opt. D3
Calibration Data Report 3 Years (with Opt. C3, not available for WVR8RFP)
Opt. D5
Calibration Data Report 5 Years (with Opt. C5, not available for WVR8RFP)
Opt. G3
Complete Care 3 Years (includes loaner, scheduled calibration, and more)
Opt. G5
Complete Care 5 Years (includes loaner, scheduled calibration, and more)
Opt. R3
Repair Service 3 Years (including warranty)
Opt. R3DW

Repair Service Coverage 3 Years (includes product warranty period). 3-year period starts at time of instrument purchase

Opt. R5
Repair Service 5 Years (including warranty)
Opt. R5DW

Repair Service Coverage 5 Years (includes product warranty period). 5-year period starts at time of instrument purchase

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