ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator

ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator

ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator

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Product Highlights

  • Outputs 4K, HD, SD Video Test Patterns
  • SD/HD/3G/4K-SDI & SD/HD/2K HDMI Output
  • Supports DVI Over HDMI
  • 16 Parameter Signal Generator
  • Ethernet Control
  • Front Panel LCD Menu Display
  • Display Your Own Custom Test Patterns
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  • 1Description

The ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator from SpectraCal is a portable 4K video test pattern generator. For production, post-production, broadcast, and AV professionals who need a reference pattern generator to produce 4K reference signals. The VideoForge outputs 4K via Quad-Link SDI, and also supports lower-resolution patterns, 2K, 3G, HD, and SD, via Dual-Link SDI, Single-Link SDI, and HDMI. The unit also supports DVI signals sent over the HDMI output. The VideoForge 4K employs 16 internal parameter-based software pattern renderers, supporting thousands of pattern variations.

The VideoForge 4K features an Ethernet connector that allows you to connect it to a network or directly to a computer to control the unit. Future firmware updates will add WiFi, front panel button, and RS-232 control. It also features a built-in LCD menu screen on the front panel. The unit can display your own custom test pattern or logo by connecting a USB flash drive with the pattern or logo to the unit.

  • Outputs 4K test pattern signals as Quad link SDI.
    • SDI 1 = upper left
    • SDI 2 = upper right
    • SDI 3 = lower left
    • SDI 4 = lower right
  • Outputs Test Patterns over Dual link SDI using outputs SDI3/SDI4
  • Outputs test patterns over single link, mirrored outputs on SDI3/SDI4
Outputs 2K, HD, and SD signals over HDMI.
The 16 adjustable parameters allow the unit to output thousands of test pattern signals.
The unit can display a custom test pattern graphic in either .png or jpeg format from an attached USB drive.
The HDMI connector can pass Video and DVI signals and supports up to 2K resolution.
The VideoForge 4K is controlled though a web browser using the unit's IP address. Once connected select from the User Interface Tab to control the unit.
  • Output: Gives full control over the SDI and HDMI signal. This includes control over:
    • Format
    • Titling
    • Orientation
    • Color Gating
    • Color Space
    • EDID
  • Video Cal: Provides a convenient shortcut to select commonly used test patterns.
  • Patterns: Lists all installed patterns. Many patterns provide selection boxes to modify the parameters of the output patterns.
  • Admin: Provides unit information and allows the user to configure network settings and update firmware.


Planned firmware updates will bring functionality to the included WiFi adapter, front panel buttons, and RS-232 control.
In the Box
ikan VideoForge 4K SDI/HDMI Video Test Pattern Generator
  • USB Micro WiFi Wireless Adapter
  • 4 x BNC To 4 x Mini-Connector (1.0/2.3) SDI Video Output Cable
  • HDMI to mini HDMI Audio/Video Cable
  • Power Supply 100-200, 50/60Hz
  • USB Micro Memory Drive
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
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    Video Format Output 4K SDI Video Formats: Quad Link 3 Gb/s SDI
    4096 x 2160p 23.98/24/25

    Quad HD SDI Video Formats: Quad Link 3 Gb/s SDI
    3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25

    2K SDI Video Formats: Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI
    2048 x 1556p (full aperture film)
    2048 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/60 (digital cinema)

    HD SDI Video Formats: Single Link 3 Gb/s or Dual Link 270 Mb/s HD-SDI
    1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    1080i 25/29.97/30
    720p 50/59.94/60

    SD SDI Video Formats: Single Link 270 Mb/s SDI
    525i 29.97 (NTSC)
    625i 25 (PAL)

    HDMI Video Formats: 4:4:4 RGB or 4:2:2 YCrCb, 30 or 36 bits/pixel:
    1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    1080i 25/29.97/30
    720p 50/59.94/60
    525i 29.97 (NTSC)
    625i 25 (PAL)
    Standards Specification SDI
    SMPTE 259M/292M/296M/424M, ITU-R BT.709/656/601
    4K, Quad HD, 2K, HD, SD

    HDMI 1.4a
    Color Space YCrCb, 4:2:2 8/10-bit
    RGB, 4:4:4 8/10-bit

    Note: RGB is not supported by NTSC, PAL, and 720p output.
    Bit Depth The VideoForge supports bit depths of 30 or 36 bits per pixel.
    Graphics Support JPEG & PNG
    Maximum Resolution 4096 x 2160
    Interface / Ports
    Back Panel I/O Ports Video
    4 x mini BNC
    1 x HDMI 1.4a
    1 x Expansion

    1 x RJ-45
    2 x USB

    1 x D-sub 9-pin male (RS-232)
    1 x D-sub 15-pin female (Diagnostics)

    Note: RS-232 control will be supported in a firmware update.
    Front Panel Connectors 2 x USB ports
    Power 12VDC, 5A
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 9.5 x 7.75 x 3" (241.3 x 196.9 x 76.2 mm)
    Weight 6.5 lb (2.95 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 12.2 x 5.7"
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