Tektronix WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer

Tektronix WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer

Tektronix WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer

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Tektronix WVR5250 overview

  • 1Description

The Tektronix WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer provides a suitable solution for basic video monitoring needs in a convenient 1RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments. This versatile instrument can accept power from a 12VDC source or a 100 to 240 VAC converter.

SDI input provides multi-format support for HD-SDI (SMPTE 292), SD-SDI (ITU-R BT.601) and Dual Link (SMPTE 372) signal formats. The instrument provides automatic format detection for 3G/HD/SD-SDI on each input. The WVR5250 Rasterizer has HDMI inputs with HDCP support that can be connected to encrypted (HDCP) consumer devices for monitoring the video and audio signals.

The WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer offers uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, picture thumbnail, display freeze, and an error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification. The intuitive user interface provides backlit buttons and online help. A total of 32 user-configurable presets allow users to recall commonly used configurations tailored to your personal work practices. These presets can be transferred to and from other WVR5250 units using the front-panel USB port. An Ethernet port allows for easy download of screenshots and the Error Log.

See and Solve with Tektronix Display
The See and Solve display simplifies video monitoring tasks such as calibration, error detection, and content correction, allowing the user to detect errors at a glance and troubleshoot them efficiently. It offers a sharp CRT-like trace quality for clear waveform monitoring with the look and feel of an analog display. The familiar video waveform display can show SD/HD/3G-SDI signals in RGB, YPbPr, YRGB, or pseudo composite. Signal components can be displayed in either Parade or Overlay mode. With several sweep rates and easy control of vertical gain and horizontal magnification, you can efficiently monitor and measure video waveform parameters. Specialized displays provide summarized, yet comprehensive reports of alarms, session, and status of content. Powerful displays such as Video Status show a condensed view of error statistics, signal format, presence of ancillary data, and more. This Tektronix-exclusive display simplifies monitoring tasks by providing important content information at a glance. The Black and Frozen frame detection can be used to alert the operator to a problem in the transmission chain. These and other errors can automatically be logged in the Error Log and provided as a report.
Alarms, Quality Statistics, and Logging for Thorough and Fast Content Verification
The WVR5250 Rasterizer offers a variety of displays designed to show status at a glance, in addition to the status bar continually displayed at the bottom of the screen.A comprehensive overview of the video content status is presented in the Video Session display for both SDI and HDMI interfaces. Offering a time-based compilation of information, this screen is suitable for presenting evidence of compliance after content screening. Information on input format and session time is presented, along with statistics on Error Detection and Handling (EDH) / Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC), gamut errors, and Black / Freeze frame detection. For an HDMI source, the HDMI formats (Colorimetry, Color space, Color depth, TMDS clock, HDMI/DVI ID, Pixel repetition rate, Quantization range), as well as HDCP status, are also presented. An EDID information display helps to diagnose connectivity issues when they occur. The Alarm Status display provides continuous information on the state of each condition currently being monitored by the instrument. To support unattended monitoring and QC applications, as well as provide documentation for service-level agreements, this instrument maintains an error log of 10,000 events, which facilitates the detection and correction of problems. Log entries are recorded with date, time of day, and time code (VITC, LTC, ANC). The error log can be downloaded to a USB memory stick or through a network connection to .TXT or .HTM formats for easy record keeping and processing on spreadsheets or database software.
Picture Display for Quick Visual Confirmation and Precision Content Adjustment
For a qualitative view of the content, a full-color Picture display is offered, which can be displayed as a full-screen presentation. This display is compatible with all input formats and features automatic adjustment for aspect ratio and number of active lines. You can select bright-up conditions that show the location of RGB or composite gamut errors on the Picture display. The Line Select mode shows the location of the line currently selected within the Picture display. Users can choose from several Safe Action and Safe Title graticules on the Picture display which help editors and operators easily identify incorrectly positioned video content such as graphics, titles, or logos. Graticule choices include the Safe Action and Safe Title graticules defined in SMPTE RP218, ITU, and ARIB standards, plus 2 sets of completely flexible, user-definable graticules. These graticules facilitate editing tasks and reduce the need for format conversions.
Patented Tektronix Gamut Displays for Efficient Detection and Correction of Gamut Problems
The Tektronix-patented Diamond, Split Diamond, and Arrowhead displays simplify the process of verifying gamut compliance and are suitable for colorists, editors, and operators to visualize whether the content is RGB or Composite Gamut compliant with a single glance. Plus, they are designed to help isolate the Out-of-Gamut component just as easily. For SDI component content that is destined for broadcast in composite systems, the Tektronix Arrowhead display can be used to monitor Composite Gamut compliance without the need for a separate encoder. Within this display, a separate upper and lower luma-only gamut limit can be applied. Each of these displays offers user-selectable gamut thresholds so operators can set monitoring limits as per their specific operation and include a preset for EBU-R103. You can also select bright-up conditions to see the location of gamut errors on the Picture display. In addition, gamut monitoring is fully integrated with the powerful alarm logging and reporting capabilities of the WVR5250 Rasterizer.
Quad Tile Display for Flexible Monitoring Configuration Customized to Suit Your Application
Tektronix offers multiple display options to suit a variety of applications that can be customized to the user's needs. The Quad Tile display provides flexibility to increase your productivity. The user can configure 4 different displays within a single instrument.A maximum of 2 traces can be displayed, along with picture, status, and audio bars to create flexible monitoring configurations that can be saved as presets for quick and easy recall. For instance, a waveform parade, vector, picture, and audio bar display can be configured to monitor the audio and video signal simultaneously within the Quad Tile display. Unlike instruments with predetermined view combinations, Quad Tile lets you create a Quad Tile display tailored to your specific needs and work practices. 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.
TandemVu Display for Customized Waveform and Vector View
TandemVu provides the ability to visualize waveform and vector or lightning displays simultaneously. Each trace can be positioned and magnified individually based on the user's preferences. TandemVu provides operators with an efficient way to adjust and balance cameras in production studios or outside broadcast (OB Vans) applications. The Line Select provides a line marker in full-screen and thumbnail picture modes. The vector display is offered with selectable 75 and 100% targets. Each display automatically selects the suitable graticule based on the input format.
HDMI Input with HDCP
HDMI is used in a wide variety of applications, from cameras to Blu-ray players and set-top box devices. The HDMI signal can have HDCP enabled, which prevents illegal distribution of copyrighted content. HDCP is typically enabled for consumer-type devices such as Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. For other applications, such as cameras or other professional devices, HDCP will not be enabled, allowing copying and distribution of the copyrighted content. Information on HDCP is found in the Video Session display, along with information on the video format. The HDMI interface also contains metadata, and a summary of this information is found on the Aux Data Status display. When HDCP content is present, the SDI output and picture display on the DVI-I output will be disabled and an HDCP-compliant monitor will be required to view the picture display on the switched HDMI output. The Video Session display provides summary information related to the HDMI metadata for an HDMI input. Additional metadata presence can be found in the Aux Data Status display that provides data values of the input and output EDID information.
Facility Timing Made Easy
Synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a video facility. Every device in a system must be synchronized in order to successfully create, transmit, and recover video pictures and audio information. The intuitive Timing display clearly shows the timing offsets between HD and SD signals relative to the reference. (Timing display is not available for HDMI inputs.) This Tektronix-patented Timing display makes facility timing easy through a simple graphical representation which shows the relative timing of the input signal and the reference signal (or a saved offset reference) on an X-Y axis. Simply adjust the timing of the equipment until the circle is within the center of the display for precise, direct measurements of vertical offset in number of lines and horizontal offset in μs. The Lightning display shows luma and chroma amplitudes and helps users verify component timing using a color-bar signal. The Tektronix-patented Bowtie display complements the timing measurement capability of the Lightning display. Using a special Bowtie test signal in component format, this display helps make precise, accurate measurements of interchannel amplitude and timing.
The WVR5250 Rasterizer has various upgrade options to further expand on the capabilities of the unit. It features support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B) (option 3G), 3G/HD/SD-SDI Color Bar and Pathological Signal Generation Capability (option GEN), simultaneous monitoring of up to 4 camera inputs (option CAM), Advanced Gamut Monitoring Package including Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector Display (option Prod), ANC Data Inspector, and advanced Data Analysis capabilities (option Data). Ancillary Data Monitoring which includes decoding of 708 and 608 Closed Captions, Teletext and OP47 Subtitles, AFD, and CGMS-A, 16-channel Embedded AES Audio Monitoring including Multichannel Surround Sound Display (option AUD), Audio Loudness Monitoring Capabilities (option LOUD) for loudness meter, loudness trend chart, and loudness data logging. 1
For use in applications such as content acquisition with DSLR camera, QC (quality control) at DVD / Blu-ray master disk authoring in post-production, CALM and Picture quality monitoring in distribution with STB output, color correction and manipulation, content editing and special effects, content QC in production and post-production, field production setup and troubleshooting, and more.
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Tektronix WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer
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    Tektronix WVR5250 specs

    Input Type 2 x BNC: Internally Terminated 75 Ω
    Auto-detection between 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD Signals
    3G support optional
    Input Level 800 mVpp, ±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 to 3 GHz
    Monitor Output Signal Format (DVI-I Output): 1024 x 768, 60 Hz vertical rate

    Picture display will be disabled while monitoring the HDCP encrypted video signal through an HDMI input

    External Reference
    Sync Formats NTSC, Pal, and tri-level sync
    Input Type Passive loop through BNC, 75 Ω compensated
    DC Input Impedance 20 kΩ, nominal
    Return Loss > 40 dB to 6 MHz
    > 35 dB to 30 MHz
    Lock Range ±50 ppm
    HDMI Connectivity
    Inputs 2 with auto format detection
    Output HDMI switched output with HDCP
    Connector Type Type A receptacle
    HDCP HDMI output is encrypted while receiving the HDCP encrypted content on a selected input. The picture display and the thumbnail display on the DVI output will be disabled while receiving the HDCP encrypted content on a selected input.
    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
    Gain: 1x, 5x, variable range 0.25x to greater than 7.5x
    Freqency Response SD: - Luminance (y) channel ±0.5% to 5.75 MHz, color difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 2.75 MHz
    Freqency Response HD: Luminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 30 MHz, difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 15 MHz
    Horizontal Waveform Characteristics 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, 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
    Operational Specifications
    Power Connector XLR 4-pin male connector (Pin 1 = V(-), Pin 4 = V(+), Pin 2, 3: NC)
    Power Consumption 27 W
    35 W maximum
    Surge 10 A at 12 V
    Fuse Rating 4 A, internal self-resetting fuse
    Protection Rating Transient, Over, and Reverse Voltage: ±30 VDC overvoltage and reverse Voltage

    Unit powers down in presence of high transient voltage

    Power Supply Input: 12 VDC
    Power Adapter: 100 to 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.7 x 8.4 x 5.5" (43.0 x 213.0 x 140.0 mm)
    Weight 1.8 lb (0.8 kg)

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