Tektronix WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer

Tektronix WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer

Tektronix WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer

B&H # TEWVR5200 MFR # WVR5200
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Product Highlights

  • Multiformat Multistandard Support
  • 4x SDI Inputs, Ref In/Out
  • Automatic Detection of Signal Formats
  • SDI and DVI-I Video Outputs
  • Weighs 1.8 lb and Low Power Draw
  • Wide Range of Monitoring Display Options
  • Sharp CRT-like Trace Quality
  • 32 Instrument Presets
  • USB, Ethernet/SNMP, LTC Monitoring
  • Monitoring Feature Sets are Expandable
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Tektronix WVR5200 overview

  • 1Description

The WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer from Tektronix is a basic video Waveform Rasterizer that is equally at home in production studio control rooms, mobile trucks, editing and color correction suites, field production and QC. The WVR5200 accepts and loops-through reference sync signals via discrete Reference In/Out connectors for easy integration into a video facility. The unit can display the reference signal as an aid in troubleshooting facility sync. The WVR5200 can also provide its own internal sync when used as a standalone unit.

The WVR5200 comes standard with four SDI inputs. Each input features auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats for signal analysis and display on a monitor via SDI output or a DVI-I connector for flexibility. The CRT-like trace quality of the WVR5200 provides an analog look and feel to the waveform display screen. For audio monitoring the unit is equipped with a 1/4" headphone jack on the front.

Designed to be flexible and portable, this unit is lightweight, small in size, and does not draw an excessive amount of power. At 8.4 x 5.5" the WVR5200 is about half the size of a sheet of paper and one rack unit in height. It draws a maximum of 35 watts at 12VDC, making it extremely portable with flexible powering options through its 4-pin XLR connector. The WVR5200 comes enabled with a variety of options to display the signal including Waveform display of external reference, Black Picture, Flexible Quad Tile Display and TandemVu. Also enabled are Tektronix's patented display technologies Diamond display, Arrowhead/Split Arrowhead display, Timing display, and Lighting display.

The WVR5200 comes with 32 user-configurable instrument presets which allow users to recall commonly used configurations. These configurations can be transferred to and from other WVR5200 units via a USB memory device, such as a flash drive, available separately. Screenshots and error logs can also be saved through the USB port. Feeding an LTC signal to the remote connector on the back of the unit allows for display of the LTC signal. The WVR5200 is controllable by SNMP over the Ethernet port on the back of the unit. In addition software upgrades for added features are available through both the USB and Ethernet ports.

Multiformat / Multistandard
The WVR5200 auto detects and supports various video signals from SD-SDI Pal and NTSC up to Dual Link HD-SDI on each of its four SDI inputs. 3G-SDI support is available as an option. Multiple formats can be connected to the unit via the four discrete inputs and toggled through for display and analysis.
Multiple Display and Analysis Options
The WVR5200 is a digital device without a built-in monitor. It can display the full input signal on an output monitor and it can also display various diagnostic signal measurements on an output monitor.

Display Options:

RGB, YPbPr, YRGB, or pseudo-composite - in either Parade or Overlay mode. The WVR5200 waveform display has an analog feel, and sharp traces such as those found on a traditional CRT Waveform monitor.

User selectable graticules, color targets and color axis.

Black and Frozen Frame Detection:
Used to alert the operator to issues with the transmission chain, can be automatically logged in an Error Log.

Patented Tektronix Gamut Display Technologies:
Diamond and Split Diamond color gamut display allow the operator to verify at a simple glance if the signal is RGB or Composite compliant. The Arrowhead display is able to monitor Composite gamut compliance from an SDI Component signal avoiding the need for a separate encoder.
Timing and Lighting Display for Facility and Interchannel calibration.

Quad Tile:
Allows the user to configure up to four different display options on one monitor screen.
Status Display
The WVR5200 can present a variety of signal status displays that users can view and save to a USB memory device available separately.

Status Display Examples
  • Current Alarm
  • Alarm History - up to 10,000 entries
  • Video Error Statistics
User Programmable and Transferable Presets
32 User programmable presets allow you to configure your display options to monitor various parameters. Presets can be saved to a USB device and imported to any other WVR5200 providing for a speedy set up and consistent user experience.

Preset Examples
  • Quad Tile specific settings
  • Measurement assigned to each tile
  • Input selection
  • SDI input Settings
  • External reference settings
  • Alarm setting
  • Gamut thresholds
  • Display settings
  • Graticule settings
The WVR5200 has various upgrade options to further expand on the capabilities of the unit.

Option 3G
Support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B)

Option GEN
3G/HD/SD-SDI Color Bar and Pathological Signal Generation Capability

Note: Requires Option 3G for 3G-SDI Signal Generation

Option CAM
Simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 camera inputs

Option Prod
Advanced Gamut Monitoring Package including Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector Display

Option Data
ANC Data Inspector, and advanced Data Analysis capabilities. Ancillary Data Monitoring which includes decoding of 708 and 608 Closed Captions, Teletext and OP47 Subtitles, AFD, and CGMS-A

Option AUD
16-channel Embedded AES Audio Monitoring
Including Multichannel Surround Sound Display

Option LOUD
Audio Loudness Monitoring Capabilities
Loudness Meter
Loudness Trend Chart
Loudness Data Logging

Note: Requires Option AUD to be installed
In the Box
Tektronix WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer
  • Power Supply
  • US Power Cord
  • 4-pin Power Cord
  • Instructions
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Tektronix WVR5200 specs

    Input Type 4 x BNC: Internally Terminated 75Ω
    Auto-detection between 3G, Dual Link, HD and SD Signals
    3G support optional
    Input Level 800 mVp-p, ±10%
    Input Equalization Maximum Cable Run Using Type 1694A Cable
    270 Mb/s = 705' (215 m)
    1.5 Gb/s = 656' (200 m)
    3 Gb/s = 426' (130 m)
    Output SDI Switched Output
    Selected, Active Input or Test Signal
    Return Loss Inputs and Outputs - Power On or Off
    >15 dB from 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz
    >10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
    Monitor/Headphone Out 1/4" Phono
    Monitor Output Signal Format
    DVI-I Output XGA
    1024 x 768, 60 Hz Vertical Rate
    Internal/External Selectable
    External Reference
    Sync Formats NTSC
    Tri-Level Sync
    DC Input Impedance 20kΩ, Nominal
    Return Loss >40 dB to 6 MHz

    >35 dB to 30 MHz
    Lock Range ±50 ppm
    Waveform Characteristics
    Serial Digital Waveform Vertical Characteristics Vertical Measurement Accuracy
    At 1 x Gain, ±0.5% of 700 mV Full Scale
    At 5 x Gain, ±0.2% of 700 mV Full Scale

    1x, 5x, Variable Range 0.25 x to >7.5x

    Freqency Response
    Luminance (y) Channel ±0.5% to 5.75 MHz
    Color Difference Channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 2.75 MHz

    Luminance (Y) Channel ±0.5% to 30 MHz
    Difference Channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 15 MHz
    Horizontal Waveform Characteristics Sweep Timing Accuracy

    Sweep Linearity
    Optional Capabilities
    Optional Mounting Accessory Notes Optional 1U Rack Mount Kits Available
    VTSRACK-L1: Full-depth 1RU rack to fit a single WVR5200
    VTSRACK-L2: Full-depth 1RU rack to fit one or two
                              WVR5200, WVR5000, SPG300 side by side
    VTSRACK-S2: Short-depth 1RU rack to fit one or two WVR5200
                               side by side
    Control Connectors
    USB 1x USB 2.0 Port on Front Panel

    Supports Transfer of the below:
    Error Logs
    Ethernet 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000

    Note: Supports Manual and DHCP Address Modes
    Remote LTC
    1x 15-pin D-SUB Female

    LTC Input Signal
    Longitudinal Time Code - per IEC Publication 461

    LTC Signal Amplitude Range
    0.2V[p-p] to 5.0V[p-p] balanced differential or single-ended

    Ground Closure Input Signal
    TTL Thresholds, 5V Max Input, -0.5 Min Input; Pull Low to Assert

    Ground Closure Output Signal
    One Open Collector Output
    Operational Specifications
    Power Connector 1x XLR 4-Pin Male
    Voltage Range 12 to 15 VDC Nominal

    10.75 to 18 VDC Min-Max Operating Voltage
    Power Consumption 27 W

    35 W Max
    Fuse Rating 4A Internal Self-Resetting Fuse
    Protection Rating ±30V DC Overvoltage and Reverse Voltage

    Note: Unit Powers Down in Presence of High Transient Voltage.
    Power Supply (AC) 100V to 240VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz
    Temperature & Humidity Operating Conditions
    Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity : 20% to 80%

    Storage Conditions
    Temperature: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Humidity : 55 to 90%
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7 x 8.4 x 5.5" (43 x 213 x 140 mm)
    Weight 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.4 x 14.9 x 12.4"

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