WFM4000/5000 Waveform Monitor

Multi-format, multi-standard SD/HD-SDI waveform rasterizers

The WFM5000 and WFM4000 waveform monitors offer uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, Picture thumbnail, Display freeze and an Error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification.

These portable video waveform monitors weigh less than 3 kg. and provide an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs in a convenient 3RU half-rack short depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments. Both models support options to accept power from a 12 VDC source, a battery or a 100-240 VAC converter. Both models come standard with support for 8 channels of Embedded Audio and 1 input for 2 channels of Digital AES audio.

Models in the WFM4000/5000 Waveform Monitor Series: 

Model Formats Features Monitoring Form Factor List Price
WFM4000 SD Quad Tile Gamut, Audio 3 RU Short Depth, Half Width; AC, DC/battery Get Price
WFM5000 SD, HD Quad Tile Gamut, Audio 3 RU Short Depth, Half Width Get Price



TandemVu™ displayStreamline the camera set up process with TandemVu. This patented display allows the user to overlay the Waveform & Vector or Waveform & Lightning displays, plus Picture Thumbnail, in a single full tile display.
Gamut displaysSimplifies maintaining compliance across formats and color spaces using the exclusive Tektronix Diamond, Split Diamond, and Arrowhead displays.
Exclusive Push Button Thumbnail Picture featureEnables quick identification of source content and improved efficiency, no menu navigation required. Helps ensure you are monitoring the correct source
Video & Audio session screens & status displaysSimplify monitoring tasks with at-a-glance information.
AES audio inputsEnables monitoring of discreet or embedded digital audio without the need for additional equipment.
Passive Loop-through for HD/SD-SDI (WFM5000) and SD-SDI WFM4000 inputsAllow for monitoring the true signal in the path. Does not disrupt the signal flow if the unit is turned off.


Datasheet Accessory Description
146015600 BATTERY; 14.4V,6.3AH;LI-ION PACK,5 1/4 X 3 1/2 X 1.8 INCHES,SAFETY CONTROLLED
WFM50FGM Anton Bauer Battery Adapter (Gold - Mount) Battery & Charger sold separately as accessories
WFM50FSC Soft carrying case for WFM5000 or WFM4000 (WFM50F01 is required)
WFM50FVM Sony /IDX Battery Adapter (V - Mount, Battery & Charger NOT included

Preventing Illegal Colors

To prevent the undesired impact of color gamut violations, Tektronix has developed several displays that simplify assessment of proper gamut compliance.

Tips & Tricks: Using the TandemVu display in Camera Set Up

Are you setting up a camera and want to insure that you have the proper signal levels on the first shot? With the Tektronix TandemVu display, you can easily make adjustments within one display for both waveform and vector. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.

Tips & Tricks: Using the Lightning display in Camera Set Up

The Lightning display provides both amplitude and interchannel timing information for the three channels of a component signal – within a single display. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.

Camera Measurements

Camera alignment is the key to great image quality. Alignment-related quality problems are costly to correct, but they're easy to avoid with the help of a versatile waveform monitor and a camera chart. Learn how to get variables like white balance and camera shading right before your first shot.

Understanding Color and Gamut Poster

This graphical and intuitive poster provides a quick reference to understanding and addressing gamut issues.

Troubleshooting and Analyzing Digital Video Signals with CaptureVu

The new CaptureVu function on the WFM7100 and WFM6100 provides a useful tool to assist engineers and operator maintain the video quality of their digital system.

Guide to Standard HD Digital Video Measurements

This guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid and legal.

Surround Sound Audio Monitoring

Surround-sound technology has merged with digital television and other digital video technologies to create the home theater. Audio and video professionals need monitoring displays that help them visualize the auditory image that the viewer will experience.

Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster


Understanding and Troubleshooting Closed Captions

The February 2014 rule changes may force you to re-examine your ability to comply with FCC Closed Caption rules. This webinar examines the changes, and how to test for compliance using waveform monitors for SD or HD-SDI in Broadcast and using Elementary Stream Analyzers in Transmission.

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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.

WFM4000/5000 Waveform Monitor Related Information

Camera Setup, Alignment & Matching Measurements

Understanding camera alignment, using a suitable camera chart and waveform monitor, will ensure a high quality image and prevent mistakes – mistakes that are costly to fix in post production.

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