WFM8000 Waveform Monitor

Composite Analog to 4K/UHDTV1 Advanced Digital Video – All-in-One Platform

The WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors are ideal for multi-format environments, providing flexible options and field-installable upgrade kits to monitor diverse video types, including Quad/Dual/Single link 3G/HD/SD SDI and Composite Analog Video.

They support any combination of video and audio format options, so these instruments excel in multi-format environments and evolve with your needs to protect your investment.

Models in the WFM8000 Waveform Monitor Series: 

Model Formats Features Measurements Monitoring Generator Options Form Factor List Price
WFM8200 SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), 4K/UHDTV1 (Option 3G, 2SDI, 4K), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM (Option SIM) Data Analysis (Option DAT), Physical Layer (Option EYE or PHY3) Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic (Option 3D), Multi-mode(Option 2SDI), Audio (Option AD/AVD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (OptionGEN) 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width; AC Get Price
WFM8300 SD, HD, Dual Link, 3G (Option 3G), 4K/UHDTV1 (Option 3G, 2SDI, 4K), NTSC/PAL (Option CPS) FlexVu, SIM Data Analysis, Physical Layer Multiple Inputs, Gamut, 3D Stereoscopic, Multi-mode (Option 2SDI),Audio (Option AD/DPE) Basic Test Signal (Option PHY) 3 RU Full Depth, Half Width; AC Get Price



Industry Leading Gamut DisplaysNEW Tektronix-patented Spearhead Display and LQV™ Display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications.
FlexVu® DisplayFlexVu lets you create a multi-view display tailored to your specific needs and work practices to increase productivity. 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.
ANC Data InspectorAutomatically detect all ANC data types and display presence, absence and status. (Standard on WFM8300 and available as option on WFM8200.)
3D MeasurementAllows Monitoring and Measurement of 3D signals Left Eye and Right Eye (Standard on WFM8300 and available as option on WFM8200)
Audio-Video Delay MeasurementHelp prevent Lip-Sync problems with fast, accurate and repeatable out of service AV delay measurements. (WFM8300)
Multiple Closed Caption & Teletext DisplaysSimultaneously monitor closed caption in multiple languages.
10,000 Event Error LogReview more material in less time during ingest and QC.
Option EYE and PHYMake it easier and faster to track down SDI signal path problems with automated physical layer measurements.
Video & Audio Session Screens & Status DisplaysSimplify monitoring tasks with these exclusive displays that provide critical content information at a glance.



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.

Preventing Illegal Colors

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

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.

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.

16-Channel Audio Monitoring How To Guide

This How To Guide provides an overview of how to configure the waveform monitor to view all 16 Channels of embedded audio and quickly switch to 1-8 and 9-16 audio channels.

Audio Loudness Measurement

This how to guide highlights the benefits of the Loudness Measurements software on the WFM6000/7000 series and WVR6000/7000 series products.

Understanding Color and Gamut Poster

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

Dual Link Application Note

Identifying errors within the transmission of Dual Link signals and monitoring the separate or combined data streams.

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.


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.

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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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.

3D Monitoring and Measurement

This presentation will provide you with a general understanding of Stereoscopic 3D Technology, review the challenges of producing content in 3D and how we create the experience of depth with our eyes and brain.

We will look at how to monitor stereoscopic 3D signals from the Left Eye and Right Eye cameras and how we need to ensure that the images from each camera are matched using the Tektronix WFM8000 series waveform monitors.

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.

WFM8000 Waveform Monitor Related Information

Guide to Standard and HD Measurements

Guide to Standard and HD MeasurementsThis guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid and legal.

Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide

This is a hands-on guide for two different software releases for making Audio Loudness measurements. Download for free to update your products.

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