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Video Test and Measurement
HD/SD-SDI Solutions
Product Selection Guide
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Technology Program
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Tektronix’ comprehensive, integrated HD/SD
measurement solution.
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What’s New in Video Test ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 3
Solutions Introduction ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 4
WFM6120/WFM7020/WFM7120 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 7
WVR6020/WVR7020/WVR7120 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 10
PQA500 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 13
AMM768 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 14
Cerify
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CerifyLite
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SPG600/SPG300 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯ 17
TG700 ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯18
VM700T ⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯⋯20
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What's New in Video Test

Ability to make Picture Quality Comparison
across Different Resolutions from HD to
SD, or HD/SD to CIF

Predicts DMOS (Differential Mean Opinion
Score) Measurement based on human
vision system model

Picture Quality Measurements can be made
on a variety of HD and SD video formats
Tektronix New Picture Quality Analysis System
Fast, Accurate, Repeatable, Objective Picture Quality Measurement
New
Tektronix New Waveform Monitor and Rasterizer Series
Quickly Detect, Isolate, and Diagnose Video Quality Problems
WFM6120

WFM7020

WFM7120 New WVR6020

WVR7020

WVR7120
New PQA500
Simultaneous Input Capability AV Delay Measurement The Dual Link Support The powerful SDI Physical Layer
Measurement
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Broadcast Vehicle/Studio
Solutions Introduction
HD Broadcasting Vehicle Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchronization TG700 AGL7+AG7+HDVG7+FP
ECO422D
Monitoring 1741A
WFM7120 HD+DDE+EYE+SIM+AVD
SD Broadcasting Vehicle Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchronization SPG600 01+02+03
ECO422D
Monitoring 1741A
WFM6120 AD+EYE+SIM+AVD
Master Control
HD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchronization TG700 BG7+AG7+HDVG7+DVG7+FP
ECO422D
Monitoring WFM7120 HD+DDE+PHY+DAT+SIM+AVD
SD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchronization SPG600 01+02+03
ECO422D
Monitoring WFM6120 AD+PHY+DAT+SIM+AVD
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Instrument Description

Synchronization System
TG700
- Stay GenLock
TM
- Unique, Robust Genlock
mode
- Provides stable synchronization signals
for SD/HD and traditional broadcast
facilities
- Multiformat analog and SD/HD test
signal generation
- Ideal channel configuration and
performance to support reference
generator needs
- Option FP allows generation of full frame
test and custom patterns
- Modular platform which holds up to 4
modules - choose specific configurations
from 9 available modules

Monitoring System
WFM7120/WFM6120
- Simultaneous A/B input support extends
monitoring functions
- Full Dual Link support
- Numerical and graphical display of A/V
delay
- CaptureVu
®
video frame capture
improves efficiency in troubleshooting
and equipment setup
- Exceptional audio monitoring available
including support for Dolby
®
audioformats
- Tektronix's patented timing display
simplifies plant timing
- Exclusive Tektronix gamut displays help
ensure compliant content
- High-Performance SDI physical layer
measurements is available for eye and
jitter displays
1741/1731
- Monitor up to 8 channels simultaneously
(1741)
- Waveform and vector display
- Picture display
- Stereo audio display
SPG600/SPG300
- Choice of form factors; full rack width -
SPG600, or half rack width - SPG300
- Stay GenLock
TM
- Unique, Robust Genlock
mode for analog or digital production
facilities
- All signal output channels are configurable
with black burst or test signal outputs
- SNMP and Web-based remote control for
easy integration into any operational
environment
- Provides analog, digital audio, and word
clock output
- ECO422D Automatic Changeover Unit for
fully redundant sync system design
ECO422D
- Switches analog black and serial digital
video, both Standard and High-Definition,
and digital audio
- Electrical fast switch function (Optional)
- Fault and operating mode front panel
indicators
- Eleven user-configurable signal channels
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Broadcasting
Solutions Introduction
Production/Post-Production
HD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Monitoring WVR7120 SD+DDE
SD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Monitoring WVR6020 AD
HD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchron-ization TG700 AGL7+AG7+HDVG7+DVG7+FP
ECO422D
Monitoring WVR7120 SD+DDE+EYE+HD+DDE+EYE+SIM+AVD
SD Instrument Configuration
System Instrument Option
Synchronization SPG600 01+02+03
ECO422D
Monitoring 1741A
WVR6020 SD+AD+EYE+CPS+AD+EYE+SIM+AVD
Instrument Description

Synchronization System
TG700
- Stay GenLock
TM
- Unique, Robust Genlock
mode
- Provides stable synchronization signals
for SD/HD and traditional broadcast
facilities
- Multiformat analog and SD/HD test
signal generation
- Ideal channel configuration and
performance to support reference
generator needs
- Option FP allows generation of full frame
test and custom patterns
- Modular platform which holds up to 4
modules - choose specific configurations
from 9 available modules
SPG600/SPG300
- Choice of form factors; full rack width -
SPG600, or half rack width - SPG300

Monitoring System
WVR7120/WVR6020
- Simultaneous A/B Input support extends
monitoring functions
- CaptureVu
®
, allows you to store and
compare diverse views of the reconstituted
signal (WVR7120)
- High-performance Eye, Jitter and Physical
layer measurements help quickly resolve
difficult quality and reliability problems
- Exceptional audio monitoring, with options
for analog, Digital and Dolby (on WVR7120)
audio formats reduces time and effort in
verifying multi-channel audio content
- Numerical and Graphical display of A/V
delay
- Tektronix's patented timing display
simplifies plant timing
- Standard and User-definable safe area
graticules facilitate editing tasks
- Provide comprehensive reports of alarms,
session and status of signal
- Stay GenLock
TM
- Unique, Robust Genlock
mode for analog or digital production
facilities
- All signal output channels are configurable
with black burst or test signal outputs
- SNMP and Web-based remote control for
easy integration into any operational
environment
- Provides analog, digital audio, and word
clock output
- ECO422D Automatic Changeover Unit for
fully redundant sync system design
ECO422D
- Switches analog black and serial digital
video, both Standard and High-Definition,
and digital audio
- Electrical fast switch function (Optional)
- Fault and operating mode front panel
indicators
- Eleven user-configurable signal channels
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Multi-Standard, Multi-Format Waveform Monitors
WFM6120

WFM7020

WFM7120
The WFM6120 / WFM7020 / WFM7120 family provides Tektronix'
superior video monitoring and analysis capabilities required in
Content Creation, Content Delivery, Research & Development, and
Manufacturing applications.
This series of waveforms boost your productivity allowing to
accurately monitor and analyze content at a glance with Tektronix
See and Solve
TM
displays, powerful error reporting and the most
advanced timing, alignment, and jitter measurements.
New capabilities such as Dual-Link support, Simultaneous Input
monitoring and Audio-Video Delay measurements help you solve
challenging problems faster and efficiently.

Features & Benefits

Timing Display - Simplify Plant Timing
The patented Tektronix Timing display makes
facility timing easy through a simple graphical
representation which shows the relative timing
of the input signal versus the reference signal.
With the SIM option Analog to Digital Timing
of the input signals or Digital to Digital Timing
is also possible.

Simultaneous A/B Input Support Extends
Monitoring Functions (SIM Option)
This capability allows two input signals to be
monitored simultaneously allowing operation
staff to quickly determine if a video quality
problem existed in the input signal, or arose
within their facility. This is especially helpful
when checking for transparency during format
conversion.

Full Dual Link Support (DL Option)
The feature allows high end production facilities,
post houses, and equipment manufacturers
to seamlessly use all the basic monitoring
functionality they are already comfortable with
in SD/HD-SDI when working with dual link
signals, thus allowing users to seamlessly
transition from HD/SD-SDI to dual link.

Numerical and Graphical Display of A/V
Delay (AVD Option)
The option helps diagnose and easily correct
audio-to-video synchronization problems.
This feature gives the installer or maintainer
an added dimension of testing to insure complete
system integrity. The AV delay measurement
provides a distinctive zero reference indicator
and the A/V measurement indicator.

FlexVu
TM
XGA Display Interface -
Four Instruments in One
With FlexVu, you can combine separate
monitoring and measurement displays four
at a time, in almost any combination. Unlike
i nstruments wi th pre-determi ned vi ew
combinations or more restricted choices,
FlexVu lets you create a multi-view display
best suited for your specific needs and work
practices.

CaptureVu - Much More Than “Freezing”
a Display
The CaptureVu can capture and store the
video data from an entire video frame and
display this data on waveform, Vector, Gamut
and Picture displays. Triggered captures are
particularly useful for finding intermittent errors
and for capturing data about fault conditions
at remote sites.
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Multi-Standard, Multi-Format Waveform Monitors
WFM6120

WFM7020

WFM7120

Alarms, Quality Statistics and Logging -
Thorough and Fast Content Verification
Using the alarm status display, operators and
technicians can quickly detect video faults
including gamut, EDH, and CRC errors, SDI
format problems, and many more. The instrument
offers several alarm notification methods,
including on-screen error icons, audible beep,
ground-closure output, and SNMP traps.

USB ports and Headphone connector
The front-panel USB port makes it easy to
store captured data or instrument settings
on a USB memory stick and transfer this
information to another instrument. All audio
options can output to the front-panel headphone
port. All models have a 10/100Base-T ethernet
connection and offer remote access and
control with a standard web-browser. You can
use this interface to download presets and
error logs, or print the screen contents for
easy record keeping.

Picture Displays - Quick Visual Conformation
and Precision Content Adjustment
Picture display with closed caption, safe area
graticules and Gamut brightups. Editors can
choose from several safe area graticules on
the picture display to quickly verify correct
placement of graphics, titles, or logos. Using
FlexVu, editors can see two or more pictures
with different graticules to verify correct
placement for different formats and standards.

Exclusive Tektronix Gamut Displays
Help Ensure Compliant Content
The patented Tektronix Diamond, split Diamond
and Arrowhead Gamut displays simplify the
process of verifying Gamut compliance. The
split Diamond display helps easily identify
and correct RGB Gamut errors in digital
video signals. The Arrowhead display saves
time in verifying the Gamut compliance of
the composite video signal generated from
a digital video signal.

SDI Signal Measurement and Data Analysis
- Resolve the Most Challenging Problems
The powerful SDI physical layer measurement
features offer automated Eye parameter
measurements, Eye pattern displays, jitter
waveform and readouts and cable length
measurement parameters at a glance. With
FlexVu, you can simultaneous display timing
and alignment jitter values, cable parameter
measurements and different Eye patterns to
help quickly diagnose and resolve problems
related to SDI jitter or cable attenuation.

Audio Monitoring - Versatile Tools Help
Confirm and Adjust Sound Quality
Sophisticated audio level and phase displays,
audio quality statistics, surround sound
display, auto-sensing of Dolby formats, Dolby
metadata decode. The audio options provide
user-selectable scales, meter ballistics and
audio level indicators. In-bar messages show
status and fault conditions for each monitored
audio channel, reducing the likelihood of an
undetected audio problem.
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Multi-Standard, Multi-Format Waveform Monitors
WFM6120

WFM7020

WFM7120
Option Model Description WFM7120 WFM7020 WFM6120
SD Std. SD Std. SD Std.
HD Adds support for monitoring High Definition digital video formats, √ √
2 auto-sensing SDI inputs with switched output of selected input.
DL Adds Full Dual Link Support. √ √
CPS Adds support for monitoring NTSC/Pal composite analog video, √ √ √
2 inputs with passive loop through outputs.
SIM Simultaneous Input Option (adds support for simultaneous √
monitoring up to two SDI inputs or one SDI input and one CPS
Input).
AD The audio option (Opt. AD) supports up to 12 analog audio inputs √ √ √
and up to 8 analog audio outputs. The DDE Option supports up
to 16 AES/EBU input channels and up to 8 AES/EBU output
channels. All audio options can output to the front-panel
headphone port.
DDE Add capabilities available in Option AD, plus support for monitoring √
Dolby Digital (AC-3), plus support for monitoring Dolby E.
AVD Adds support for AV Delay Measurements (Requires signals √ √
provided from the TG700 with either the DVG7 or an HDVG7
module with A/V Timing Mode enabled).
EYE Add support for Eye diagrams, jitter measurement, cable parameter √ √
measurements.
PHY Add capabilities available on Option EYE, plus jitter waveform and √ √
Eye parameter measurements.
DAT Add in-depth video data and ancillary data analysis. √ √

Ordering Information
WFM Models and Options
WFM7F02 Portable cabinet with handle, feet, tilt bail, and front panel cover.
WFM7F05 Dual rackmount for WFM6120, WFM7020, WFM7120, 1700 Series, WFM601 Series, WFM700 Series, 760A, and 764.
Optional Accessories
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FlexVu
TM
XGA Display Interface
- Four Instruments in One
FlexVu provides custom views tailored to
your specific work practices. With FlexVu,
you can combine separate monitoring and
measurement displays four at a time,
in almost any combination.

SDI Signal Measurement and Data Analysis
- Resolve the Most Challenging Problems
An SDI signal status display summarizes
key signal parameters. This includes signal
strength, cable loss and estimated cable
length based on the user-selected cable type.

Tektronix-Exclusive Gamut Displays -
Efficiently Detect and Correct Gamut Problems
The split Diamond display helps easily
identify and correct RGB Gamut errors in
digital video signals. The Arrowhead display
saves time in verifying the Gamut compliance
of the composite video signal generated
from a digital video signal.
Multi-Format, Multi-Standard Waveform Rasterizers
WVR6020

WVR7020

WVR7120
The WVR6020 / WVR7020 / WVR7120 family provides Tektronix'
superior video monitoring and analysis capabilities required in Content
Creation, Content Delivery, Research & Development, and Manufacturing
applications.
The WVR6020 can monitor SD digital video, NTSC/PAL analog video,
or both video formats. The WVR7020 provides an ideal solution for
basic monitoring of HD / Dual-Link video and non-compressed Audio.
The WVR7120 offers the complete range of options of the WVR
product family. It provides high performance monitoring and
measurement for applications involving HD / Dual-Link digital video
and a variety of Audio types.

Features & Benefits

Simultaneous A/B Input Support Extends
Monitoring Functions (SIM Option)
This option allows two input signals to be
monitored simultaneously allowing operation
staff to quickly determine if a video quality
problem existed in the input signal, or arose
within their facility. This is especially helpful
when checking for transparency during format
conversion.

Dual Link Support (DL Option)
Option DL can simplify the monitoring of Link
A and Link B or the combined Dual-Link input
with a comprehensive set of video / audio
displays and a wide range of status report
tools.

A/V Delay Measurement - Insure A/V
System Integrity (AVD Option)
The A/V delay measurement provides a
graphical bar indicator and direct
measurement readout in number of fields
and second of delay. The option helps
diagnose and easily correct audio-to-video
synchronization problems.
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Multi-Format, Multi-Standard Waveform Rasterizers
WVR6020

WVR7020

WVR7120

CaptureVu - Much More Than
“Freezing” a Display
CaptureVu provides the ability to capture the
data of a digital signal. This allows for full
digital processing of the capture to re-create
any one of the waveform, picture or Gamut
displays. Triggered captures are particularly
useful for finding intermittent errors and for
capturing data about fault conditions at
remote sites.

See and Solve
TM
with Tektronix Displays
The See and Solve
TM
displays in Tektronix
video monitors simplify video monitoring tasks
such as calibration, error detection and
content correction allowing to detect errors
at a glance and troubleshoot them efficiently.

Picture Displays - Quick Visual Confirmation
and Precision Content Adjustment
The picture display can also detect and
decode closed caption data, along with
content advisory codes, enabling quick and
easy verification of this critical ancillary data.
Editors can choose from several safe area
graticules on the picture display to quickly
verify correct placement of graphics, titles,
or logos.

Alarms, Quality Statistics and Logging -
Thorough and Fast Content Verification
Powerful error log provides detailed reports
for up to 10,000 events. Using the alarm
status display operators and technicians can
quickly detect video faults, including Gamut,
EDH, and CRC errors, SDI format problems,
and many more.

Audio Monitoring - Versatile Tools Help
Confirm and Adjust Sound Quality
Sophisticated audio level and phase displays,
audio quality statistics, surround sound
display, auto-sensing of Dolby formats, Dolby
metadata decode. In-bar messages show
status and fault conditions for each monitored
audio channel, reducing the likelihood of an
undetected audio problem.
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Multi-Format, Multi-Standard Waveform Rasterizers
WVR6020

WVR7020

WVR7120
Option Model Description WVR7120 WVR7020 WVR6120
SD SD video monitoring (included standard) SD Std. SD Std. SD Std.
HD Add HD-SDI monitoring with SD-HD autodetect. √ √
DL Add Dual-Link monitoring (requires opt. HD) √ √
CPS Add Analog Composite monitoring (NTSC and PAL). Two passive √ √ √
loopthrough inputs.
SIM Adds simultaneous monitoring two SDI or one SDI + one CPS √
inputs.
AD Add Analog and Digital (embedded and AES/EBU) monitoring. √ √ √
Analog audio connector included. Audio cable option also
available.
DDE Analog and digital audio with Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby E √
decode and monitoring. Analog audio connector included.
Audio cable option also available.
AVD Add AV Delay Measurements (Requires signals provided from √ √
the TG700 with either the DVG7 or an HDVG7 module with
A/V Timing Mode enabled).
EYE Eye pattern display, cable length, and Jitter measurements. √ √
PHY Option EYE capabilities plus automated Eye parameters √ √
measurement and Jitter waveform display.

Ordering Information
WVR Models and Options

Remote Interfaces -
Facilitate Centralized Monitoring
The WVR series instruments can be remotely
accessed and controlled through a variety of
mechanisms: remote front panel, web
interface, ground closure and SNMP. The
remote front panel WVRRFP allows operators
to access and control the base unit from
a distance of up to 100 feet, using a cable.

Passive Loop-through Inputs -
Transparent Monitoring
Tektronix Waveform Rasterizers allow for
transparent monitoring at any point of the
signal path. This feature is indispensable to
assure transparent monitoring throughout
the entire signal path without introducing
distortion.
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Picture Quality Analysis System
PQA500
The PQA500 is the latest-generation Picture Quality Analyzer built on
the reputation of Tektronix’ Emmy Award winning PQA200/300. Based
on concepts of the human vision system, the PQA500 provides a suite
of repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely correspond
with subject human visual assessment. These measurements provide
valuable information to engineers working to optimize video compression
and recovery, and maintaining a level of common carrier and distribution
transmission service to clients and viewers.

Features & Benefits

Fast, accurate, repeatable, objective
picture quality measurement. The PQA500
provides full-reference (FR) comparison
between test and reference quality
measurements and no-reference (NR)
measurements on the luminance signal

Predicts DMOS (Differential Mean Opinion
Score) measurement based on human
vision system model

Picture quality measurements can be made
on a variety of HD video formats (1080i,
720p) and SD video formats (525 or 625)

Ability to make picture quality comparison
across different resolutions from HD to SD,
or HD/SD to CIF

User-configurable viewing condition and
display models for reference and comparison

Attention/Artifact weighted measurement

Automatic temporal and spatial alignment.
The automatic spatial and temporal
al i gnment al l ows the pi cture qual i ty
measurement to be made among different
resolutions and frame rates. Automatic
measurement using XML scripts with
automatic spatial, and temporal alignment
provides the user a highly efficient
regression test

Easy regression testing and automation
with XML scripting. Automated regression
testing with XML scripting can ease the
restrictions of manual operation by allowing
the user to write a series of measurement
sequences within an XML script

Multiple results view options. Resultant
maps may be displayed synchronously
with the reference and test video in a tiled
or overlaid display. Summary measures of
standard parameters and perceptual
summation metrics for each frame and over
all frames are provided. Summary measure
results are displayed as data lists, maps
or graphs with a bar chart during video
playback

Optional SD/HD SDI Interface. The
interface enables direct analysis of digital
video signals. The SDI interface is
especially useful to professional video
equipment manufacturers and broadcaster

Pre-Installed sample reference and test
sequences

Applications

CODEC design, optimization and verification

Conformance testing, transmission
equipment and system evaluation

Digital video mastering

Compression services

Digital consumer product development and
manufacturing
Supported File Formats
All formats support 8-bit only:
.yuv (4:2:2, 4:4:4, 4:2:0_planer)
.avi (uncompressed)
.rgb
ARIB ITE format (4:2:0 planer with 3 separate
files (.yyy, .bbb, .rrr))
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Vclips - for video testing and evaluation

Ordering Information
PC Monitor Requirement
PQA500 does not include a PC monitor.
A monitor is to be provided by the user.

Dual link DVI ports

Up to 2560x1600 resolution
Options
SDI SD/HD SDI CARD INSTALL

UI Top Image of PQA500

Auto Spatial and Temporal Alignment
Between CIF vs HD Pictures
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Characteristics
User-selectable Scales-
Analog: dBu, Din, Nordic, VU, IEEE PPM
anduser-definable.
Digital: dBFS, DIN 45406, Nordic N9, IEEE
PPM, BBC and user-definable.
Meter Ballistics - Selectable from True peak,
PPM Type 1, PPM Type 2 and Extended VU,
Loudness F and Loudness S.
Display Types
Bars.
Bars with Lissajous.
Bars with Surround.
Alarm Status.
Dolby Status.
AES Channel Status with:
- Text, Hex, Binary and XMSN Binary formats
- Binary display provides data list with
cursorselectable decoder.
Audio Session.
Video Session.
Error Log Display.
Picture with closed caption (Option SDI).
Audio Multi-Channel Monitor
AMM768
Tektronix’ AMM768 is the advanced audio multi-channel monitoring
platform designed for the video industry. This instrument is a valuable
setup and calibration tool to facilitate the control and maintenance of
the audio equipment. In production, broadcast and distribution, the
AMM768 is capable of monitoring Analog, Digital AES/EBU, Dolby
Digital and Dolby E audio signals at each point of the production and
distribution system.

Surround Sound Display

Monitoring a
Dolby Signal

FlexVu
TM
Display provides status at a
glance

Features & Benefits

Easy monitoring of audio signals with bars,
phase and surround displays

Advanced status and session displays
provide detailed Insight of the digital content

HD/SD picture display with closed caption
(option SDI) allows you to verify correct
association of audio to video content

Modular configurations to support the
monitoring of analog and digital signals
(embedded or de-embedded) including
AES/ EBU, dolby digital and dolby-E, all in
one platform

Front panel headphone port for quick
verification of audio

Web-user interface for remote operation
and monitoring

Capacity for 20 custom presets that can be
downloaded and uploaded via USB port
for faster equipment setup

Comprehensive alarm reports with storage
capacity to log up to 10,000 events

Two sets of eight AES/EBU digital channels

Two sets of six analog channels (option AD
or higher)

Two sets of ten audio bars for decoded
Dolby digital and Dolby E (options DD and
DDE with SDI)

Ordering Information
AMM768 Audio Multi-channel Monitor
base unit.
Options (Must order one audio option).
Opt. DS - Monitoring of digital (non-embedded)
AES/EBU audio (two sets of eight channels
input, up to eight channels output).
Opt. AD - Capabilities of option DS plus analog
audio monitoring (up to two sets of six channels
analog audio input, up to eight analog audio
channels output).
Opt. DD - Capabilities of option AD plus
support for monitoring Dolby Digital (AC-3).
Opt. DDE - Capabilities of Option DD plus
support for monitoring Dolby E.
Opt. SDI - Adds de-embedding capabilities,
HD/SD picture, closed caption and video session
displays. It requires any of the audio monitoring
options.
Upgrade Kits
AMM7UP
Upgrade Kit for AMM768 - Upgrade by
ordering AMM7Up with appropriate options:
AD, DD, DDE, SDI.
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Automated Quality Control of File-Based Video
Cerify
TM
200
Tests for

Encoding Errors, Format, Bitrate, Quants,
Framerate, GOP, Aspect Ratio, Color
Format, VBV Buffer, File Size

Closed Captions, Teletext, CableLabs VoD
Compliance

Video Playtime, Signal Levels, Gamut,
Luma, Chroma, Black Frames, Blockiness

Audio Playtime, Peak and Minimum Levels,
Audio Loss, Clipping, Mute, Test Tones
Formats

Video - MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264),
VC-1/WMV9, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263

Wrappers - MPEG-2 transport stream,
MPEG-2 program stream, MXF, GXF,
MOV, ASF

Format - QCIF, CIF, SD, D1, 720p, 1080i,
1080p

Audio - MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 AAC,
AAC-Plus, HE-AAC, PCM,AC3

Applications

Broadcasters: For checking audio and
video after encoding, at Ingest, after editing
and before playout for terrestrial, satellite,
cable, internet and video-on-demand
content

Archiving: For checking integrity before
and after archiving

Content Providers: For checking post
production content has been correctly
encoded and conforms to the required
qual i t y and f ormat st andard bef ore
dispatch to the broadcaster

Cerify test templates and results
databases are fully compatible with
Tektronix CerifyLite

Features & Benefits

Replaces error-prone, time consuming and
expensive manual processes of visually
inspecting video content

Runs automatically 24/7 to perform consistent
and thorough checks of incoming video files
against user-defined templates

Multiple simultaneous and multiple hot
folder operation

Logs errors, informs automation systems,
plus programmable actions such as e-mail
user alert, quarantine and move files

High reliability linux-based server integrates
via Gig E with installed video server systems

Web-browser user control

CeriTalk API for integration via XML with
automation and asset management systems
Cerify
TM
is the world's first fully automated system for verifying/checking
file based content prior to transmission or use.
Controlled via a web-browser, Cerify
TM
replaces the error-prone manual
process of visually inspecting video content, by performing a thorough
check of video files.
All aspects of the content are checked, including compliance/correctness
to video and audio standards, video formats, resolutions, bit-rates,
adherence to transmission system limits and also video and audio quality
(including black frames, blockiness, audio silence).

Ordering Information
Cerify 200 can be ordered as a single CYC200
combined unit.
Product Option Description
CYC200 Combined Controller
and Media Test Unit
CYC200 MP2 MPEG-2
CYC200 MP4 MPEG-4 & H.263
(Baseline)
CYC200 AVC H.264/AVC
CYC200 VC1 VC-1
CYC200 DV DV
Cerify 200 can also be ordered as a cluster
of one CYS200 Controller unit and multiple
CYM200 Media Test Units.
Product Option Description
CYS200 Controller Unit for
network clusters
CYM200 Media Test Unit for
network clusters
CYM200 MP2 MPEG-2
CYM200 MP4 MPEG-4 & H.263
(Baseline)
CYM200 AVC H.264/AVC
CYM200 VC1 VC-1
CYM200 DV DV
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Quality Control for File-based Video
CerifyLite
TM
CerifyLite provides an objective test solution to these challenges in a
convenient software package for use on PCs and laptops. It is ideal
for Post Production and Content Houses who need to check file-based
video is correct before it is dispatched.
CerifyLite provides the same full range of encoding and baseband
tests as Cerify V3.0. This includes extensive testing of file compression,
quantization, bitrate, format tests and baseband type video tests for
Letterbox/Pillarbox, Gamut, Luma, Chroma, and Video Signal Levels.
Audio tests include Audio Peak and Minimum Level, Audio Loss,
Clipping, Mute, and Test Tones on audio channels.

Features & Benefits

Replaces error-prone, time-consuming
processes of visually inspecting video
content

Performs consistent and thorough checks
of video files against user-defined templates

Tests for Encoding Errors, Format, Bitrate,
Qaunts, Framerate, GOP, Aspect Ratio,
Color Format, VBV buffer, file Size

Tests for closed captions, Teletext,
CableLabs VoD compliance

Tests Video Playtime, Signal Levels, Gamut,
Luma, Chroma, Black Frames, Blockiness

Tests Audio Peak and Minimum Levels,
Audio Loss, Clipping, Mute, Test Tones

Video - MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, VC-1/
WMV9

QCIF, CIF, SD, D1, 720p, 1080i formats

Audio - MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 AAC,
AAC-Plus, HE-AAC, PCM, AC3

ASF, GXF, MXF wrappers

PC Software for windows XP

Upgrade path to the full Cerify

CerifyLite and Cerify databases of templates
and results are fully compatible and
interchangeable

Ordering Information
Please contact your local Sales Representative
for information regarding our products and
services.

Applications

Smal l er Broadcasters - For checki ng
audio and video files after encoding, at
Ingest, after editing and before playout for
Terrestrial, Satellite, Cable, Internet, and
Video-on-Demand content

Post Production and Content Providers -
For checking Post Production Content has
been correctly encoded and conforms to the
required quality and format standard before
dispatch to the broadcaster

DVD Houses - For checking production
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Video Signal Generators
SPG600

SPG300

Characteristics
GenLock
Performance -
Pull-in Range: Fsc ±5 ppm.
Jitter: Burst Lock: <0.5°. Sync Lock: <1 ns.
Genlock timing offset-
Range: Full color frame.
Resolution: <0.5°of NTSC/PAL subcarrier.
Serial Digital Video Outputs
SDI Black Output 1/2. Add 3/4 with SPG600
Option 03.
2 Channels - 1 Black generator and 1 test
signal generator. Test signal can be distrib-
uted to both channels.
SD SDI Test Signal Output-
Format - 525-270, 625-270 (270 Mbps).
Output Amplitude - 800 mV ±10%.
Rise and Fall Time - 0.4 ns to 1.5 ns. (20% to
80%).
Jitter - <0.2 UI.
Timing Offset - Range: Full color frame.
Resolution: <1/27 MHz.
Return Loss - >15 dB (5 MHz to 270 MHz).
Logo - Grayscale, 4 level. Blinking interval
fast, slow or OFF.
Embedded Audio Signal
Active Channels - 1 to 16 channels (4 groups).
Audio Tone - Frequency (Hz): Inactive,
Silence, etc.
Click: 1 s, 2 s, 3 s, 4 s or OFF.
AES/EBU Digital Audio Outputs
Standards - ANSI S4.40 (AES3); SMPTE
276M (AES3 ID).
Audio Tone - Frequency (Hz): Inactive,
Silence, etc.

Features & Benefits

Two models, SPG600 (full rack width) and
SPG300 (half rack width), which provide
all of the conventional video and audio
signals that you need in one unit, analog
black burst/test signal, SD-SDI black/test
signal, AES/EBU digital and analog audio
signal

Stay GenLock
TM
- Unique, Robust GenLock
mode provides stable synchronization
signals for digital and traditional broadcast
facilities

All analog and SD - SDI signal output
channels are configurable with selection
of black burst or test signal outputs

SNMP and WEB remote control makes it
easy to integrate the units into any operational
environment

Optional fine timing offset feature for
analog video outputs - SPG600/SPG300
option 01

Up to eight optional analog black burst/test
signal outputs with independent timing
offset - SPG600 option 02

Up to four optional SD-SDI black/test
signal outputs with independent timing
adjustment - SPG600 option 03
The SPG600 and SPG300 Sync Pulse Generators provide synchronization
and test signals for both traditional analog and mixed digital and analog
facilities. These products are ideal as a stable master sync signal,
which is critical in digital broadcast environments. When the SPG600/
SPG300 is configured for Stay GenLock
TM
mode, a momentary loss
of synchronization at the GenLock reference input will not cause a
disturbance in the units test signal and black outputs. The GenLock
source can be NTSC/PAL Black Burst, NTSC/PAL Sync or CW. When
using CW lock, the GenLock timing can be adjusted on all the NTSC
or PAL color frames.
Level: - 60 to 0 dBFS, 1 dB steps.
Click: 1 s, 2 s, 3 s, 4 s or OFF.
Rise and Fall Time -
30 ns to 44 ns (measured 10% to 90%) to
BNC.
5 ns to 30 ns (measured 10% to 90%) to XLR.
Jitter- <±8 ns.
Timing Offset - Range: 160 ms. Resolution:
1µs.
Word Clock - Output connector: BNC.
Output level: CMOS compatible.
Frequency: 48 kHz.
Analog Video Outputs
Format - NTSC, NTSC no setup and PAL.
Burst Amplitude Accuracy - ±5%.
Sync Amplitude Accuracy - ±3%.
Blanking Level - ±50 mV.
SCH Phase Accuracy- 5°.
Timing offset- Range: Full color frame.
Resolution: <1/27 MHz (Clock). 0.1 ns (Option 01).
Analog Audio Outputs
Audio Tone - Frequency (Hz): Silence, etc.
Audio Parameters - Level: -48 dBU to +12
dBU (Resolution 1dB).
Communication
GPI (General Purpose Interface) -
Connector: D-sub, 9-pin.
Network Interface - 10/100Base-T Ethernet.

Ordering Information
SPG600 Options
Opt. 01 - Fine timing adjustment.
Opt. 02 - Adds 4 channel analog video outputs.
Opt. 03 - Adds 2 channel SD-SDI video outputs.
SPG300 Options
Opt. 01 - Fine timing adjustment.
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Multiformat Video Generator
TG700
The TG700 is a multiformat, analog and digital, precision signal
generation platform. The TG700 offers sync pulse generation and
test signal generation for a wide array of analog, serial digital and
digital high-definition formats. The Generator has a modular architecture
that offers the flexibility to meet the single format and growing
multiformat needs of the video professional. The TG700 mainframe
allows up to four modules to be fitted in the mainframe.

AGL7- Analog Genlock
1. Stable & Robust Genlock - Stay GenLock
TM
.
2. Three black outputs (selectable for HDTV
tri-level or NTSC or PAL).
The AGL7 Analog GenLock Module adds the
capacity to lock to a variety of signals, which
makes the TG700 an ideal solution as the
master house reference or slave reference
for broadcast and production/post-production
applications.

BG7- Black Generator
The BG7 is an analog black generator with
four independently selectable outputs. The
BG7 Black Generator supports NTSC and
PAL black burst as well as HDTV tri-level
sync. With Option CB, two of the outputs can
also generate various analog NTSC and PAL
color bar test signals.

AG7- Audio Generator
The AG7 provides eight channels (four AES/
EBU pairs) of audio signal generation. It also
provides two channels (1 AES/EBU pair) of
silence as well as a 48 kHz clock output.

AVG7- Component and Composite
Analog Video Generator
The AVG7 is an Analog Video Generator for
525/625 i nterl ace formats supporti ng
component (Y’P’bP’r, G’B’R’ Y/C), 525 Beta
and composite (PAL, NTSC, NTSC NoSetup).
It provides two identical component outputs,
two identical Y/C and Composite or six
identical composite outputs.

DVG7- Digital Video Generator
The DVG7 is a multiformat test signal generator.
The DVG7 Digital Video Generator supports
525 and 625 component digital at 270 Mb/s
and NTSC composite digital at 143.181818
Mb/s. The DVG7 Digital Video Generator
has two identical test signal outputs. With
Option BK, two additional identical serial
digital black signal outputs are available. The
module supports AV timing mode and up to
16 channels of 20- or 24-bit audio sampled
at 48 kHz embedded on the test signal
outputs. The user can independently set
frequency and level for each channel.

HDVG7- HDTV Digital Video Generator
The HDVG7 is a high-accuracy, multiformat,
high-definition test signal module that provides
up to two identical 1.485 Gb/s serial digital
video test signal outputs in a broad variety
of formats. With Option BK, two additional
identical serial black signal outputs are
available. Up to two HDVG7 HDTV Digital
Video Generators can be placed in a single
TG700 mainframe. The module supports AV
timing mode and up to 16 channels of 20-or
24-Bit audio sampled at 48 kHz embedded
on the test signal outputs. The user can
independently set frequency and level for
each channel.
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Multiformat Video Generator
TG700

AWVG7- Analog Wideband Video Generator
The AWVG7 is an Analog Wideband Video
Generator that supports a variety of HD analog
component formats (Y’P’bP’r or G’B’R’). The
module provides two identical component
outputs with a bandwidth of 30 MHz. Up to
t wo AWVG7 Anal og Wi deband Vi deo
Generators can be placed in a single TG700
mainframe.

ATG7- Analog Test Generator
The ATG7 Composite Analog Test Generator
supports PAL, NTSC and NTSC NoSetup. It
provides one test signal output, one color bar
test signal output and two black outputs. The
black outputs can independently generate
H, V, Blackburst and subcarrier.

HDLG7-HD Dual-Link Video Generator
The HDLG7 is a test signal generator that
provides two identical Dual-Link high definition
serial digital interface (HD SDI) outputs. The
module supports video formats that require
the use of a Dual-Link interface, such as
4:4:4 R’G’B’, at rates up to 1080i/60 Hz or
1080p/30 Hz or 4:2:2: Y’C’bC’r at rates up to
1080p/60 Hz. The HDLG7 supports several
standard test signals, and also has the unique
ability to up-convert an arbitrary single-link
HD SDI input signal to a duallink format for
the outputs. The HDLG7 also supports digital
cinema 2K formats and test patterns.

Ordering Information
TG700 Mainframe.
*1
Up to four modules can be fitted in the frame.
Model Description
AGL7 Analog GenLock.
AG7 Audio Generator.
ATG7 Analog Test Generator Module.
AVG7 Component and Composite Analog Video Generator Module.
AWVG7 Analog Wideband Video Generator Module.
BG7 Black Generator.
Opt. CB - Add NTSC/PAL color bar. Option must be added at time of order.
Option cannot be added later.
DVG7 Digital Video Generator.
Opt. BK - Add SDI black outputs. Option must be added at time of order.
Option cannot be added later.
HDVG7 HDTV Digital Video Generator.
Opt. BK - Add black outputs. Option must be added at time of order.
Option cannot be added later.
HDLG7 HD Dual-Link Video Generator.
Opt. FP - Frame picture function (available only for AVG7, AWVG7, DVG7 and HDVG7
modules).
Module Limitations
Only one AGL7 module may be installed in one TG700 mainframe. No more than two HDVG7
or AWVG7 modules, in any combination, may be installed in one TG700 mainframe.
*1
Order requires one of the modules.
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Video Measurement Set
VM700T

Features & Benefits

Features and benefits reference standard
accuracy, aided by precision relative to
reference measurements

NTSC, PAL, component SD and digital SDI
measurement options

Picture, vector, and waveform displays

Application specific measurement options
for sync timing wander, camera, teletex
data, and audio signal analysis

Accepts a wide range of industry standard
test signals, with minimal reconfiguration
required

Configurable function mode and programmable
auto mode enable customized and fully
automatic signal analysis, error detection,
and results documentation

Eye diagram for digital SDI signals that
integrates rise time, fall time, and jitter
measurements with the eye diagram display

Channel difference modes

Optional GPIB remote control
VM700T is the leader in automatic video measurement sets worldwide.
The VM700T is a total solution for your baseband video and audio
monitoring and measurement needs. Options 1S and 2S are VM700T
upgrade options that add a state-of-the-art serial digital video
acquisition and analyzer module to a VM700T. The VM700T is the
de-facto i ndustry standard for SD anal og and di gi tal vi deo
measurements, delivering test results that are recognized, understood,
and trusted across the entire video measurement industry.
Option 1S/2S Serial Digital Video
Measurement
Automatic Analysis of 270 Mbit Component,
and 143 Mbit Composite and 360 Mbit
Component Serial Digital Video Signals
Continuous Real-Time Format Analyzer
with Event Logging and Frame Capture
The SDI format analyzer provides the continuous,
real-time format monitoring capability required
to quickly diagnose those hard to find format
errors in the serial digital signal. Monitoring
checks include loss of signal, loss of lock, video
line, blanking and field length errors, EAV/SAV
misplacement, ancillary data errors, audio
ancillary data errors, illegal luminance and
chrominance values with selectable search
areas, 8/10-bit validation, RP-165 validation,
errored seconds with time counter, event
logging, frame capture on user definable events,
and pattern search provide a total validation
of the SDI signal format.
Eye Diagram Display with Automatic Limit
Violation Detection
The SDI option allows comprehensive analysis
of the serial digital transport layer with a high
resolution, equivalent time sampled Eye Pattern
Diagram. The Eye Pattern application allows
direct observation and verification of the analog
characteristics of the serial data signal while
simultaneously providing full automatic
measurements of all critical signal parameters.
Jitter Measurements with Wide Band
Spectral Analysis
VM700T SDI analyzer includes a Jitter
spectrum display with over 100 times the
spectral range of any competitive device for
detailed analysis and identification of all
Jitter frequency components. Additionally,
a unique Jitter waveform display provides the
means to identify line or frame correlated
Jitter.
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Features & Benefits

Full frame line select

Simultaneous channel A and B display

Dual filter display

One-button front panel recall

RGB/YRGB display capability

1730 series displays D-2 Servo waveforms
Analog Waveform Monitors
1720 Series

1730 Series
The Tektronix 1730 Series Waveform Monitors and 1720 Series
Vectorscopes provide comprehensive television signal monitoring for
both NTSC and PAL applications. These versatile instruments are light
weight, half-rack width and have bright CRTs for video signal monitoring.
These monitors do the job faster, better and easier at an economical
price. The 1721 Vectorscope and the 1731 Waveform Monitor are the
PAL versions. The 1735 Waveform Monitor and 1725 Vectorscope provide
PAL/NTSC Dual Standard Monitoring.

Parallax-free internal graticules

Differential phase and gain measurement

Stereo audio phase measurement

Vector center dot clamping

Ordering Information
All Include: Instruction manual, power cable
assembly, spare fuse, auxiliary control cable
012-1422-01 (1720 Series only).
Opt. 74 - Substitute P4 (white) phosphor on
CRT on these models: 1720, 1725, or 1735.
1740A Series

1750A Series

1760 Series
The 1740A/1750A/1760 Series make up a
family of analog video waveform/vector monitors
with progressive features in support of today's
demanding television environment. The family
includes the 1740A Series composite analog
waveform/vector monitors, the 1750A Series,
which adds SCH and color frame verification
capabilities, and the 1760 Series for mixed
format component/composite applications.

Features & Benefits

Composite or component waveform
monitoring

Composite vector display

Picture display

Stereo audio amplitude and phase

Time code phasing and amplitude

SCH and color framing display

Component vector, lightning, diamond and
bowtie

Eight video inputs
Product Applications
1740A 1750A 1760
Series Series Series
Composite or Component Waveform Monitoring √ √ √
Composite Vector Display √ √ √
Picture Display √ √ √
Stereo Audio Display √ √ √
Time Code Phasing & Color Framing Display √ √ √
SCH & Color Framing Display √ Opt SC
Component Vector,Lightning & Bowtie √

Ordering Information
All Include: User manual, spare fuse and air filter. To meet safety listing requirements, order
a cabinet or rackmount from optional accessories list.
Opt. 74 - White CRT phosphor for these models: 1740A,1745A,1750A,1755A,1760,1761,1765.
Opt. SC - SCH/color framing option for 1760/1761/1765.

Optional Accessories
Item Description
1700F00 Plain cabinet; for half-rack 1700 Series and WFM601 Series, safety controlled.
1700F00A Rackmount insert; for WFM700 Series, half-rack 1700 Series and WFM601
Series.
1700F02 Portable cabinet; includes handle, feet, and tilt stand.
1700F06 Filler panel; covers unused rack space in WFM7F05.
1700F07 Drawer; half-rack, fits WFM7F05 dual-rack cabinet.
WFM7F05 Rack adapter; dual side-by-side for WFM700, 1700 Series,
and WFM601 Series.
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