Tektronix Paving the Way to 4K at NAB 2015

From the growing demand for 4K/UHDTV1 content to viewers’ demands for new ways to consume content, broadcasters face increased pressure from every direction. They need comprehensive tools to ensure the quality of their content from production, through post production to delivery to the viewer.

Tektronix will be demonstrating an expansive portfolio of solutions for ensuring picture and sound quality – including expanded options for 4K analysis and monitoring – at the NAB 2015 show in booth SU9121.

Some of the highlighted products on display include the WFM/WVR8000 series waveform monitors and rasterizers.

Other areas of focus include a new dual-input option for the Sentry Video Network Monitoring solution to meet the latest FCC Closed Captioning rules, and the expanded diagnostic capabilities of the portable WFM2300 waveform monitor.

The Tektronix WFM2300 Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor is an all-in-one solution for technicians and engineers who need to make a variety of video measurements.

The Tektronix WFM2300 Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor is an all-in-one solution for technicians and engineers who need to make a variety of video measurements.

The WFM2300 waveform monitor is an ideal tool for field applications offering physical layer measurements (Eye & Jitter), cable simulation and margin test capabilities all in one portable instrument. In addition, the WFM2300 provides an array of basic video / audio monitoring tools with test signal generation features supporting a wide range of interfaces (SDI - SD / HD / Dual Link / optional 3G / optional ASI, optional optical and HDMI SFP interface, discrete AES/EBU, LTC, Composite Sync) to quickly isolate, diagnose and resolve system issues and enable effective setup. A range of accessories expand the versatility of the WFM2300 for field operations.

4K Monitoring Solution

The WFM/WVR8000 series products, with quad-3G-SDI inputs, offer a comprehensive monitoring and measurement solution for quad-link 4K/UHDTV1 formats for camera lineup, color grading, color correction, QC, and facility maintenance applications. In order to make the platform future-proof, the WFM/WVR8000 series waveform monitors and rasterizers have an internal architecture that can handle 4K data rates, which allows the addition of 4K/UHDTV1 formats as an existing product upgrade. This effectively eliminates the need to purchase new monitoring equipment and incur unnecessary capital expenses when transitioning to 4K.

Tektronix WFM/WVR8000 series of monitors is equipped with quad 3G-SDI inputs and can handle 4K data rates, which support 4K/UHDTV1 formats.

Tektronix WFM/WVR8000 series of monitors is equipped with quad 3G-SDI inputs and can handle 4K data rates, which support 4K/UHDTV1 formats.

New capabilities include ITU-R BT.2020 color space support in waveform, vector, picture, and Tektronix patented gamut display mode, square division and 2-sample interleave 4K formats support, and 4K video session display. Also included are the Tektronix-patented Timing display with new 4K link timing measurements and audio loudness monitoring and ancillary data support for 4K content.

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