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MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 / H.264

Extensions to the MPEG-2 standard to incorporate H.264 as an additional Elementary Stream (ES) type within an MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS), have made H.264 accessible and attractive to broadcasters and network operators. The transition presents a challenge for equipment manufacturers developing H.264 variants because although H.264 offers twice the compression efficiency of MPEG-2, twice the processing complexity is required. Tektronix is able to support an end-to-end H.264 solution, encompassing the 3 main phases, Design, Deploy and Manage.

MPEG-2 Transport Stream technology continues to thrive in a variety of applications including next generation compression H.264 or MPEG-4 encoders. Design verification and debug/analysis may involve MPEG-2 TS testing as well as the evaluation of the elementary stream data.


MPEG-2 Transport Stream Poster.
Download our Free Digital Video Broadcasting poster, containing clear, color coded information tables for: MPEG-2 Transport Stream ISO/IEC 13818-1 International Standard Service Information (SI) …
A Guide to MPEG Fundamentals and Protocol Analysis
MPEG is one of the most popular audio/video compression techniques because it is not just a single standard. Instead, it is a range of standards suitable for different applications but based on …
A Guide to Maintaining Quality of Service for Digital Television Programs
PCR Measurements Primer
A Layman's Guide to PCR Measurements
Program Clock Reference (PCR) measurements have been open to potential misinterpretation from the outset. The key specification, from ISO/IEC13818-1, which became well known throughout the industry …
Video Backhaul
This how-to guide describes how to use the video backhauling functionality of the MTM400A (and its family of IPM/QAM/RFM monitors) to redirect a copy of any MPEG program across the network and back to …
Video Over IP Cross Layer Measurements
This application note explores some of the challenges around delivering superior quality of service in IP Networks, and how Tektronix test and measurement equipment can be used to facilitate the …
Vclips Frequently Asked Questions
What are Vclips? Vclips comprise several sets of uncompressed ("raw") and compressed video, designed to be used by video compression developers/testers.
A Guide to Picture Quality Measurements for Modern Television Systems
Convergence is a popular term these days. It has many definitions and many factors depending on one's perspective and technology base. From a generalist's point of view, convergence may be defined as …
Using Triggered Video Capture to Improve Picture Quality
 Today's video transmission methods depend on compressed digital video to deliver the high-volume of video data required. This creates a need for an easy, reliable, consistent test method to guarantee …
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 …
Encoder Testing
As broadcasters make the transition from exclusively analog video broadcasting to programming that includes compressed digital video, digital encoder designers are faced with the need to understand …
Testing Video Transports Streams Using Templates
Testing the MPEG2 Transport Stream
MPEG-2 Decoder Design & Test
Measuring and Interpreting Picture Quality in MPEG Compressed Video Content
Designers, equipment manufacturers, and evaluators need to apply objective picture quality methods to the equipment they are working with. The Tektronix PQA300 Picture Quality Analysis system provides …
Troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in Video Service Provider Networks
Quality of Service and Quality of Experience: Learn the benefits and faults of the two most common test methods for troubleshooting video signal problems and the critical capabilities required in an …