Broadcasters

Tektronix' video test products help broadcasters in the following areas:

  • Quality Assurance
  • Archiving & Play-out of Server-based Content
  • In-house Distribution and Routing
  • Transmission & Delivery

Quality Assurance

Product Description
WFM7200 SD/HD/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor for advanced compliance testing, 10,000 event error logging and time code verification, including closed caption monitoring and extensive audio analysis
WVR7200 SD/HD Rasterizer for gamut verification and compliance testing including 10,000 event error logging and time code verification, as well as closed caption monitoring and extensive audio analysis.
WFM8300 SD/HD/DL/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor for advanced compliance testing including 3G eye pattern analysis with jitter, Ancillary/Meta Data confirmation, extensive Error logging, Gamut, and Audio Capabilities from Analog to Dolby E with Audio Loudness to ITU 1770/1771
WVR8300 SD/HD/DL/3G-SDI Rasterizer for advanced compliance testing including Ancillary/Meta Data confirmation, Audio Loudness and specialized displays for color space compliance including color grading
WFM2200 The WFM2200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor.
WFM5200 The WFM5200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient 3RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.
WVR5200 The WVR5200 Compact Rasterizer provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient 1RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.

Archiving and Playout of Server-based Content

Product Description
CYCSW Ensuring that the audio and video quality of VoD/TSTV content meets QoS guidelines prior to distribution across all video servers

In-house Distribution & Routing

Product Description
WFM7200 SD/HD/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor including eye pattern measurement and automated rise/fall time and overshoot/undershoot measurements, jitter analysis, equivalent cable length measurement, audio/video delay, and facilities timing for SD & HD applications, plus Closed Caption Monitoring, Audio Video Delay Measurements plus AFD Detection, Teletext and Closed Caption Monitoring
WFM8300 SD/HD/DL/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor including eye pattern measurement and automated rise/fall time and overshoot/undershoot measurements, jitter analysis, equivalent cable length measurement, audio/video delay, Closed Caption Monitoring, and facilities timing for SD, HD and 3G-SDI applications plus AFD Detection, Teletext and Closed Caption Monitoring and 3G-SDI EYE pattern with Automated measurement for Eye and Jitter characteristics
SPG8000 Sync Pulse Generator with facilities for GPS, Stay Genlock, A/V Delay and facilities timing
WVR8300 The WVR8300 provides high-performance monitoring and measurement for applications for a wide range of fomats, from SD-SDI, HD-SDI, Dual Link to 3G-SDI.

Transmission & Delivery

Product Description
WFM7200 SD/HD/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor for Basic control room monitoring function with extensive error detection and alarming to alert control room personnel to potential problems including Loudness Monitoring, Dolby E Monitoring and audio conversion issues such as loss of center channel information due to audio phase errors
WVR7200 SD/HD/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor for Basic control room monitoring function with extensive error detection and alarming to alert control room personnel to potential problems including Loudness Monitoring, Dolby E Monitoring and audio conversion issues such as loss of center channel information due to audio phase errors for Basic control room monitoring function plus AFD detection
WFM8300 SD/HD/DL/3G-SDI Integrated Waveform Monitor for advanced compliance testing including 3G eye pattern analysis with jitter, Ancillary/Meta Data confirmation, extensive Error logging, Gamut, and Audio Capabilities from Analog to Dolby E with Audio Loudness to ITU 1770/1771
WVR8300 SD/HD/DL/3G-SDI Rasterizer for advanced compliance testing including Ancillary/Meta Data confirmation, Audio Loudness and specialized displays for color space compliance including color grading
VQS1000 Video Quality Software application for single ended QoE analysis of video and audio content
Sentry Sentry's "Deep Dive" monitoring enables video service providers to detect Video & Audio level impairments in the outgoing feeds at an encoder ASI port. This includes perceptual video and audio QoE scoring (tiling, audio disruptions and audio level issues, etc.), black/frozen screen, audio silence and audio loudness.
RFM300 ATSC/8-VSB DTV Monitor for monitoring MPEG streams transmitter before the HPA andafter transmission.
RFM220 ISBT-T/Tb RF Measurement Demodulator for RF performance monitoring of ISDB-T/Tb transmitters.
MTM400A MPEG Stream Monitoring with DVB-S2 interface (Opt. S2) for MPEG and RF monitoring of satellite feeds. MPEG Stream Monitoring with DVB-T interface (Opt. CF) for MPEG and RF monitoring of DVB-T transmitters.
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LQV (Luminance Qualified Vector) Measurements with the WFM8200/8300 How To Guide

Learn how the patented Luminance Qualified Vector (LQV) Display enhances the current Diamond/Split Diamond, Arrowhead and Vector Displays.

Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide

This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.

Critical RF Measurements in Cable, Satellite and Terrestrial DTV Systems

The secret to maintaining reliable and high-quality services over different digital television transmission systems is to focus on critical factors that may compromise the integrity of the system. This application note describes those critical RF test measurements which help to detect such problems before viewers lose their service and picture completely.

Physical Layer Testing of 3G-SDI and HD-SDI Serial Digital Signals

The transition to high definition (HD) and 3G-SDI can be a smooth one if careful engineering practices are followed in the initial stages of planning the facility. Our application note provides a concise overview of what you need to be aware of during the transition along the HD-adpotion curve.

Challenges of Quality Control for File-Based Video

This Cerify application note discusses 5 critical issues content delivery services are facing to ensure correctly repurposed files are reaching broadcast and content-on-demand audiences.

Video Backhaul

Using the MTM400A video backhauling functionality, discover out how to deliver a remote program to an operator via a network link, even several thousand miles, without altering them in any way and preserving the native compression.

Essential Guide to Automating Quality Control in File-based Workflows

This guide provides an overview of file based workflows and the challenges related to quality control of file based content.

A Guide to Automating Quality Control in File-based Workflows

This primer outlines the evolving workflows that employ file-based, or tapeless technologies for the production, editing, archiving and broadcast of today’s video and audio content.

Troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in Video Service Provider Networks

Learn the benefits and faults of the two most common test methods for troubleshooting video signal problems and the critical capabilities needed in an MPEG analyzer.

Spearhead Display How To Guide

This tutorial will describe the Spearhead Display and its application in the color grading process.

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HD and 3G-SDI Physical Layer Webinar

There has always been a quest to achieve the film look within digital video, and with that comes the challenge to achieve higher resolutions with greater dynamic range, along with bit-depth at higher data rates. Learn about the methods being deployed to transport this high-speed data around a facility. 34 minutes.

Loudness Measurement and Monitoring Part 2

New changes to the  ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for measuring and controlling Audio Loudness now allow operators and engineers to easily monitor the audio loudness of their programs. Learn  how to  monitor Audio loudness and ensure compliance to the CALM Act. •Part 2 describes how to using a Tektronix Waveform Monitor or Rasterizer to measure and monitor audio loudness.

Loudness Measurement and Monitoring Part 1

New changes to the  ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for measuring and controlling Audio Loudness now allow operators and engineers to easily monitor the audio loudness of their programs. Learn more about these important changes through this Tektronix webinar:

• Part 1 provides information on the basics of the standards • Managing audio loudness using the updated ITU-R BS.1770-3 standards
• ATSC recommended practice A/85 that provide techniques for establishing and maintaining audio loudness (CALM Act)

Color Gamut Monitoring Webinar

Description: This webinar will explain how the industry's most comprehensive color gamut monitoring tools can be applied for precise color gamut adjustments when used in conjunction with Tektronix' patented Diamond gamut and Spearhead displays. Techniques using the new gamut monitoring technologies to help produce and qualify video content will also be covered.

Closed Caption Monitoring Webinar

In this webinar, we will discuss the various standards and type of closed caption present within analog composite, Standard Definition digital and High Definition video formats and how to monitor the closed caption data using a waveform monitor.

Camera Alignment and Matching webinar

Matching a camera is critical to ensure the look from camera to camera or scene to scene and we will show you some techniques to simplify your camera matching.

Monitoring Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) Webinar

Are you deploying Multi-screen video and need to monitor your OTT or TV Everywhere services? Watch this webinar to gain a quick overview of the technology behind Adaptive Bit Rate streaming technology, and developing a QoE monitoring strategy that includes pre and post fragmented video streams.

Contact tekvideo@tektronix.com or +1-503-627-1300 for a product demo or pricing.

Automating Quality Control

The emergence of file-based workflows in the film and television industry has changed how content is created and distributed, enabling new ways to reach more viewers, but also introducing new challenges for producers and operators.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about the types of errors that can be present in video files, and how an automated quality control system can detect them efficiently.

Broadcast Data Analysis / Ancillary Data Webinar

Today a wide variety of ancillary data is being carried within the serial digital interface (SDI) and it is important to ensure that this data is correctly formatted and conveys the correct information within the packet.

Layman's Guide to EYE & Jitter Measurements Webinar

This presentation explains in simple terms how to measure Eye and Jitter.

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