Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor

Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor

Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor

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Product Highlights

  • Calibration / Error & Content Correction
  • Auto-detection of HD / SDI Signals
  • 4-Tile Display/Full Screen Display Mode
  • TandemVu / Advanced Color Gamut Display
  • Variable Sweep Rates
  • Vertical Gain / Horizontal Magnification
  • Measures Black Burst or Tri-level Sync
  • Alarms / Status Report / Error Log
  • 32 Instruments Presets
  • Optional Software Upgrades
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Tektronix WFM5200 overview

  • 1Description

The Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor is an efficient and portable solution for broadcast operators to adjust and balance cameras in a broadcast studio, OB van or remote field location.
With this monitor, you'll be able to perform calibration, error detection, and content correction with sharp CRT like traces. In addition to offering auto-detection of HD / SDI signals, the monitor features 4 SDI inputs with multi-format and multi-standard support, and is compatible with dual link video formats. In addition, you can enhance the waveform monitor's capabilities by installing optional software upgrades.

You can streamline the camera setup process, overlaying the waveform and vector, or waveform and lighting displays, with picture thumbnails on a 4-tile display. The full screen display mode allows for precise calibrations of parameters, while TandemVu display allows accurate luma and chroma adjustments to be made on the camera. Advanced color gamut display, when used with the Diamond gamut display, offers comprehensive color gamut monitoring, allowing you to make precise color gamut adjustments to the image.

Offering a variety of monitoring options, the Waveform Monitor allows you to check and calibrate various parameters for a perfect video output. It also features several sweep rates and ensures easy control of vertical gain and horizontal magnification for easy measurement of video waveform parameters. In addition, you can easily adjust the facility and interchannel timing via a timing and lighting display. The voltage and timing cursor ensures precise measurement of video signals. External reference signals such as Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync can also be measured with the help of this monitor. In addition, user-definable safe area graticules and AFD graticule facilitates easy editing and format conversion.

With the Waveform Monitor, error correction is simplified using extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging for over 10,000 events. In case of a problem in the transmission chain, the monitor will alert you using its black and frozen frame detection capability.

Multi-Format Measurement and Monitoring
  • Allows you to perform basic video and audio monitoring of SD / HD signals with sharp CRT like traces
  • Auto-detection of HD / SDI signals
  • 4 SDI inputs with multi-format and multi-standard support
  • Dual link video formats supported 4:2:2, 4:4:4, alpha channel, 10 bit, and 12 bit
User Interface
  • High-brightness display with LED backlight, ideal for indoor and outdoor usage
  • Intuitive menu structure and context-sensitive help
  • 4-tile display
  • Overlays the waveform and vector or waveform and lighting displays with picture thumbnails
  • TandemVu display allows precise luma and chroma adjustments
  • Full screen display mode maximizes display size for precise calibration
  • 32 instruments presets for quick access of regularly used configurations
Control Parameters
  • Several sweep rates and easy control of vertical gain / horizontal magnification for easy measurements of video waveform parameters
  • Calibrates facility and interchannel timing via timing and lighting display
  • Measures external reference signals such as Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync
  • Black picture and frozen frame detection alerts the operator to an issue in the transmission chain
  • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging for over 10,000 events, simplifying the task of error correction
  • Voltage and timing cursor ensures precise measurement of video signals
  • User-definable safe area graticules and AFD graticule facilitate editing and format conversion tasks
  • Front-panel USB port for transfer of presets, screenshots, and error logs to a portable memory device
  • Audio channels monitoring via a headphone port on the front panel
  • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities and GPI control for centralized monitoring and control
  • DVI-I connection for attaching a digital or analog XGA display to the monitor
Optional Software Upgrades
  • 4-SDI channel simultaneous monitoring (option CAM) for quick-and-easy setup of multiple cameras during content acquisition
  • For accepting 3G-SDI signals (option 3G)
  • Spearhead display / Luma Qualified Vector (option PROD)
  • 16-channel digital AES / EBU (option AUD)
  • Audio loudness monitoring to ITU-R BS.1770-1 (option LOUD)
  • Simultaneous CEA708/608 closed caption monitoring, Teletext, and OP47 subtitle monitoring / SDI digital data analysis / ANC data inspector (option DATA)
  • Color bar and pathological signal generation (option GEN)
  • Color correction and manipulation
  • Content editing and special effects
  • Content quality control in production and post production
  • Field production setup and troubleshooting
  • Compliance checking in distribution and broadcast
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Tektronix WFM5200 Waveform Monitor
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    Tektronix WFM5200 specs

    Inputs 4 inputs
    Auto-detection between 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD signals (Option 3G required for 3G formats)
    Input Type BNC, internally terminated 75 Ω
    Input Level 800 mVpp, ±10%
    Input Equalization 270 Mbps: Up to 215 m of type 1694A cable
    1.5 Gbps: Up to 200 m of type 1694A cable
    3 Gbps : Up to 130 m of type 1694A cable
    Output SDI Switched Output
    Selectable, active input, or test signal
    Input/Output Return Loss 15 dB from 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz, power on or off
    10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz, power on or off
    Monitor Output Signal format (DVI-I output) - 1024 × 768, 60 Hz vertical rate
    External Reference
    Input Type Passive loop through BNC, 75 Ω compensated
    Input Impedance 20 kΩ, nominal (DC)
    Return Loss >40 dB to 6 MHz
    >35 dB to 30 MHz
    Lock Range ±50 ppm
    Serial Digital Waveform Vertical Characteristicsuvrfefcryy
    Vertical Measurement Accuracy At 1x gain, ±0.5% of 700 mV full scale; at 5x gain, ±0.2% of 700 mV full scale
    Gain 1x, 5x, variable range 0.25x to >7.5x
    Frequency Response SD:
    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
    Waveform Horizontal Characteristicsuvrfefcryy
    Sweep Timing Accuracy ±0.1%
    Sweep Linearity ±0.1%
    Audio Characteristics
    Level Meter Resolution 0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale from full scale to -20 dBFS
    0.20 dB steps at 70 dB scale for signals above -20 dBFS
    Meter Ballistics True peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, BBC PPM, extended VU, Loudness
    Defined / Programmable Level Detection Mute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
    Level Meter Accuracy -0.5 dB (for analog), -0.2 dB (for digital) from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 to -40 dBFS sine wave, Peak Ballistic mode
    Power 12 VDC In
    Power adapter accepts 100 to 240 VAC ±10% 50/60 Hz
    Voltage Range 12 to 15 VDC nominal
    10.75 to 18 VDC min-max operating
    Supply Connection XLR 4-pin male connector
    Pin 1 = V(-)
    Pin 4 = V(+)
    Pin 2, 3: NC
    Power Consumption 27 W typical
    35 W max
    Surge 10 A at 12 V
    Fuse Rating 4 A, internal self-resetting fuse
    Physical Characteristics
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.3 x 8.4 x 5.5" (13.3 x 21.3 x 14 cm)
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.2 x 14.7 x 12.2"

    Tektronix WFM5200 reviews

    WFM5200 Waveform Monitor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great This product allows me to get perfect broadcast specs when i need them.
    Date published: 2012-04-03
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