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Literature & Documentation

Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
PRISM 2MW-61462-1 30 May 2019
Document Document Type Release Date
Diagnosing and Resolving Faults in an Operational IP Video Network Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
An Introduction to IP Video and Precision Time Protocol
It’s hard to attend a broadcast industry trade show or read industry news without seeing much discussion about the enormous technological changes in the works that will impact the broadcast industry over the next few years. Some changes such as 4K/UHDTV, High Dynamic Range and High Frame Rate video could be regarded as evolutionary, but the transition to an all IP video workflow is regarded by many as a revolutionary and disruptive technology change that will demand entirely new skillsets and infrastructure.
Whitepaper 16 Aug 2017
Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
PRISM MPI and MPX V1.8 User Manual
Supports software version 1.8 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129006 09 May 2019
PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 V1.8 User Manual
Supports software version 1.8 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077152201 09 May 2019
PRISM MPI2-10 Front Panel Assembly Installation Instructions
This document contains installation instructions for the front panel assembly kit for the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Field Install Instructions 075110800 07 Feb 2019
PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 V1.7 User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.7. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077152200 21 Jan 2019
PRISM MPI2-10 Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.7 and above. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
User 071362800 05 Dec 2018
PRISM MPX2-10 Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.7. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
User 071362900 05 Dec 2018
PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Field Upgrade
This document contains instructions for installing field upgrades on the PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
Field Install Instructions 075110600 10 Dec 2018
PRISM MPI and MPX V1.7 User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.7. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM MPI and MPX Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129005 Rev A 20 Dec 2018
PRISM User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.6. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129004 05 Sep 2018
PRISM Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Performance Verification 077129104 27 Jul 2018
PRISM MPI Dual Rack Cabinet Version 1 Installation
This document contains instructions for installing the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform into one of the optional dual rack cabinets.
Field Install Instructions 071350103 19 Mar 2018
PRISM MPI Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.5. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform.
User 071350004 06 Nov 2017
PRISM V1.5 User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.5. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129003 01 Nov 2017
PRISM MPI Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.5. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform.
User 071350003 31 Oct 2017
PRISM Field Upgrade
This document contains instructions for installing field upgrades on the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Field Install Instructions 075109500 31 Oct 2017
PRISM V1.4 User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.4. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129002 21 Jun 2017
PRISM MPI Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.4. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform.
User 071350002 08 Jun 2017
PRISM Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Performance Verification 077129102 08 Jun 2017
PRISM MPX Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 1.4. This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform.
User 071354900 08 Jun 2017
Rackmount Slides and Rails Kit Instructions
This document provides instructions for installing the parts contained in the Rackmount Slides and Rails kit onto various Tektronix instruments.
Field Install Instructions 071274605 19 May 2017
PRISM V1.1 User Manual
Supports firmware version 1.1. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Primary User 077129001 12 Jan 2017
PRISM MPI Installation and Safety Instructions
This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform.
User 071350001 12 Jan 2017
PRISM Dual Rack Cabinet Installation Instructions
This document contains instructions for installing the PRISM Media Analysis Platform into one of the optional dual rack cabinets.
Field Install Instructions 071350100 01 Nov 2016
PRISM Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Performance Verification 077129100 31 Oct 2016
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
WFM2200A Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor
The WFM2200A Portable Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for video installation and maintenance applications with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor. This versatile instrument can operate with an internal battery and DC input through an AC-DC converter unit.
2PW-29483-3 29 Jan 2018
WFM2300 Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor
The WFM2300 Portable Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for video installation and maintenance applications with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor. This versatile instrument can operate with an internal battery and DC input through an AC-DC converter unit.
2PW-29450-3 30 Mar 2015
Document Document Type Release Date
Video Timing Measurements How-to-Guide
This How-to-Guide provides direction how to configure the WFM2200 in order to ensure correct timing of equipment and synchronization of equipment within a facility or out on location so that sources can be easily switched and disturbance to the picture can be avoided.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Tips & Tricks: Using the Lightning display in Camera Set Up
The Lightning display provides both amplitude and interchannel timing information for the three channels of a component signal – within a single display. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
SDI Eye and Jitter Measurements
Reliable transmission of the SDI signal is dependent on a variety of factors. This guide explains how to use the WFM2300 to inspect the performance of the SDI signal and determine possible problems with the link.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Color and Gamut Poster
This graphical and intuitive poster provides a quick reference to understanding and addressing gamut issues.
Poster 14 Jun 2017
FAQ FAQ ID

When trying to upgrade the firmware of the instrument, I receive the following error: “Cannot establish connection: Connection timed out”. But I have entered the correct IP address of the instrument and I can ping the instrument. What could be wrong?

Make sure that the instrument is in upgrade mode. On the instrument itself, navigate to Config > Utilities > System Upgrade > Network Upgrade and select “continue” by pushing the ”SEL” button. Now the upgrade program will be able to interface with the instrument and commence upgrade procedure.

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Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
WFM2300 and WFM2200A V2.11 User Manual
Supports software version 2.11. This document provides operating information and information about the features and functions of the WFM2300 and WFM2200A Multiformat Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitors.
User 077086502 24 Jun 2015
WFM2300 and WFM2200A V2.11 User Manual
Supports software version 2.11. This document provides operating information and information about the features and functions of the WFM2300 and WFM2200A Multiformat Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitors.
User 077086501 27 Mar 2015
WFM2300 and WFM2200A Installation and Safety Instructions
This document provides getting started installation instructions and safety, compliance, and environmental information for the WFM2300 and WFM2200A Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitors. This document is also available in Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Russian.
Primary User 071320502 09 Mar 2015
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
WFM5200 Multiformat, Multistandard Compact Waveform Monitor
The WFM5200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio (with Option AUD) monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient 3RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.
2PW-26742-6 27 Jun 2019
WVR5200 Multiformat, Multistandard Compact Rasterizer Datasheet
The WVR5200 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio (with Option AUD) monitoring needs in a convenient 1RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.
2PW-26818-4 29 Mar 2013
WFM5250 SDI/HDMI Multiformat Compact Waveform Monitor
The WFM5250 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio (with Option AUD) monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient 3RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.
2PW-28696-0 29 Mar 2013
WVR5250 SDI/HDMI Multiformat Waveform Rasterizer
The WVR5250 Compact Video Waveform Rasterizer provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio (with Option AUD) monitoring needs in a convenient 1RU, half-rack, short-depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments.
2PW-28697-0 29 Mar 2013
Document Document Type Release Date
Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster Poster 05 Dec 2018
Dual Link Application Note
Identifying errors within the transmission of Dual Link signals and monitoring the separate or combined data streams.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Camera Measurements
Camera alignment is the key to great image quality. Alignment-related quality problems are costly to correct, but they're easy to avoid with the help of a versatile waveform monitor and a camera chart. Learn how to get variables like white balance and camera shading right before your first shot.
Fact Shee 10 Nov 2018
The Benefits of External Waveform Monitors in Color Correction for Video
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates 4 reasons what external waveform monitors are needed for color correction: 1) Improves the Resolution 2) Displays the actual output 3) Preset monitor configurations save time 4) Unique Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) Color Gamut displays improve the quality of the artistic rendering
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Primary Color Correction for Video - Tonal Range and Color Correction
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates 4 reasons what external waveform monitors are needed for color correction: 1) Improves the Resolution 2) Displays the actual output 3) Preset monitor configurations save time 4) Unique Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) Color Gamut displays improve the quality of the artistic rendering
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video
Chapter 3 excerpt from Hullfish's larger book on Color Correction for Video.
Technical Brief 09 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video Using Custom Presets
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates how to improve your Color Correction efficiency by utilizing Custom Presets in a Waveform Monitor. Get a jump start by downloading Steve's Custom Presets and import them into your Tektronix Waveform Monitor.
Download the Custom Presets from the Color Correction for Video Using Custom Presets Application Note
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video - Scene Matching
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates how to make two shots in a scene look like they belong together even if they were shot by different cameras or at different times of day. Learn how to save time by overlaying the LIVE feed from your system on TOP of the captured still.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
LQV (Luminance Qualified Vector) Measurements with the WFM8200/8300 How To Guide
Learn how the patented Luminance Qualified Vector (LQV) Display enhances the current Diamond/Split Diamond, Arrowhead and Vector Displays.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide
This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Tips and Tricks: Interpretation of HDMI EDID Data with the WFM5250 SDI/HDMI Waveform Monitor
Learn how to use the WFM5250 Waveform Monitor to analyze HDMI EDID packets.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Surround Sound Audio Monitoring
Surround-sound technology has merged with digital television and other digital video technologies to create the home theater. Audio and video professionals need monitoring displays that help them visualize the auditory image that the viewer will experience.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
16-Channel Audio Monitoring How To Guide
This How To Guide provides an overview of how to configure the waveform monitor to view all 16 Channels of embedded audio and quickly switch to 1-8 and 9-16 audio channels.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
10 Things you Need to Know About the Value of Scopes as Creative Tools
Have you ever wanted to make a final sequence look better? Have you ever wondered what colors you are really looking at? Tektronix has developed a set of tools that can help editors and colorists easily adjust the color fidelity of the image and maintain the video signal within suitable gamut limits.
Fact Sheet 09 Nov 2018
Troubleshooting and Analyzing Digital Video Signals with CaptureVu
The new CaptureVu function on the WFM7100 and WFM6100 provides a useful tool to assist engineers and operator maintain the video quality of their digital system.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Camera Setup, Matching and Alignment Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Guide to Standard HD Digital Video Measurements
This guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid & legal.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
Preventing Illegal Colors
To prevent the undesired impact of color gamut violations, Tektronix has developed several displays that simplify assessment of proper gamut compliance.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Tips & Tricks: Using the TandemVu display in Camera Set Up
Are you setting up a camera and want to insure that you have the proper signal levels on the first shot? With the Tektronix TandemVu display, you can easily make adjustments within one display for both waveform and vector. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Measurement
This how to guide highlights the benefits of the Loudness Measurements software on the WFM6000/7000 series and WVR6000/7000 series products.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Tips & Tricks: Using the Lightning display in Camera Set Up
The Lightning display provides both amplitude and interchannel timing information for the three channels of a component signal – within a single display. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Color and Gamut Poster
This graphical and intuitive poster provides a quick reference to understanding and addressing gamut issues.
Poster 14 Jun 2017
FAQ FAQ ID

When trying to upgrade the firmware of the instrument, I receive the following error: “Cannot establish connection: Connection timed out”. But I have entered the correct IP address of the instrument and I can ping the instrument. What could be wrong?

Make sure that the instrument is in upgrade mode. On the instrument itself, navigate to Config > Utilities > System Upgrade > Network Upgrade and select “continue” by pushing the ”SEL” button. Now the upgrade program will be able to interface with the instrument and commence upgrade procedure.

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Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
Tektronix Video System Integration Manual
This document describes the content of the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library, which contains CAD file drawings for system integrators who are designing systems for high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital video content where Tektronix electronic changeover units, video sync pulse generators, and video waveform monitors/rasterizers are being deployed. The drawing files are attached to this PDF.
Download the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library
User 077105102 18 Apr 2016
WVR5250 Service Manual
This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service the WVR5250 Waveform Rasterizer. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Service 077080700 02 Dec 2013
WVR5250 System Integration Instructions
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HDMI and HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WVR5250 Waveform Rasterizers are being deployed.
User 077080600 05 Nov 2013
WVR5200 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer.
Primary User 077080200 15 May 2013
WVR5200 Series Specifications and Performance Verification
This document provides specifications information and performance verification procedures for the WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer.
Performance Verification 077080200 03 May 2013
WVR5250 Waveform Rasterizer Declassification and Security Instructions
This document helps customers with data security concerns to sanitize or remove memory devices from the WVR5250 Waveform Rasterizers. These products have data storage (memory) devices and data output devices (USB ports). These instructions tell how to clear or sanitize the memory devices and disable the data output devices.
User 077080200 29 Mar 2013
WVR5200 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer.
User 077053202 19 Jul 2012
WFM4000 and WFM5000 User Manual
This document contains operation, installation, and feature information for the WFM4000 adn WFM5000 instruments.
Primary User 077243802 22 Feb 2012
WVR5200 Service Manual
This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service the WVR5200. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Service 077055100 17 Oct 2011
WVR5200 System Integration
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizers are being deployed.
User 077054900 27 May 2011
WFM4000 and WFM5000 Service Manual
This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service the WFM4000 and WFM5000. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Service 077244201 04 May 2010
WFM4000 and WFM5000 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the WFM4000 and WFM5000 Waveform Monitors.
Performance Verification 077243902 19 Feb 2010
WFM4000 and WFM5000 Battery Installation Instructions
This document contains battery installation information for the WFM4000 and WFM5000 Waveform Monitors.
Field Install Instructions 075096601 09 Apr 2009
WVR4000, WVR5000, WFM4000, & WFM5000 Ferrite Instructions
This document describes how to use the ferrite core included with the WFM4000, WFM5000, WVR4000, and WVR5000 instruments.
Field Install Instructions 071251600 04 Feb 2009
WFM4000 and WFM5000; WVR4000 and WVR5000 System Integration
This manual provides procedures for instrument setup within various monitoring environments, rack mounting procedures, and descriptions of physical connectors.
User 077250601 24 Sep 2008
WVR4000 and WVR5000 Quick Start Guide
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
User 071247400 23 Feb 2008
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
WFM7200 Multiformat, Multistandard Waveform Monitor
This video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.
2PW-27630-3 11 Apr 2018
WVR7200 Multiformat, Multistandard Waveform Rasterizer
This video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.
2PW-27631-3 11 Apr 2018
Document Document Type Release Date
Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster Poster 05 Dec 2018
Dual Link Application Note
Identifying errors within the transmission of Dual Link signals and monitoring the separate or combined data streams.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Camera Measurements
Camera alignment is the key to great image quality. Alignment-related quality problems are costly to correct, but they're easy to avoid with the help of a versatile waveform monitor and a camera chart. Learn how to get variables like white balance and camera shading right before your first shot.
Fact Sheet 10 Nov 2018
The Benefits of External Waveform Monitors in Color Correction for Video
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates 4 reasons what external waveform monitors are needed for color correction: 1) Improves the Resolution 2) Displays the actual output 3) Preset monitor configurations save time 4) Unique Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) Color Gamut displays improve the quality of the artistic rendering
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Primary Color Correction for Video - Tonal Range and Color Correction
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates 4 reasons what external waveform monitors are needed for color correction: 1) Improves the Resolution 2) Displays the actual output 3) Preset monitor configurations save time 4) Unique Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) Color Gamut displays improve the quality of the artistic rendering
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video
Chapter 3 excerpt from Hullfish's larger book on Color Correction for Video.
Technical Brief 09 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video Using Custom Presets
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates how to improve your Color Correction efficiency by utilizing Custom Presets in a Waveform Monitor. Get a jump start by downloading Steve's Custom Presets and import them into your Tektronix Waveform Monitor.
Download the Custom Presets from the Color Correction for Video Using Custom Presets Application Note
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Color Correction for Video - Scene Matching
Editor and Colorist Steve Hullfish demonstrates how to make two shots in a scene look like they belong together even if they were shot by different cameras or at different times of day. Learn how to save time by overlaying the LIVE feed from your system on TOP of the captured still.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
LQV (Luminance Qualified Vector) Measurements with the WFM8200/8300 How To Guide
Learn how the patented Luminance Qualified Vector (LQV) Display enhances the current Diamond/Split Diamond, Arrowhead and Vector Displays.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide
This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Surround Sound Audio Monitoring
Surround-sound technology has merged with digital television and other digital video technologies to create the home theater. Audio and video professionals need monitoring displays that help them visualize the auditory image that the viewer will experience.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
16-Channel Audio Monitoring How To Guide
This How To Guide provides an overview of how to configure the waveform monitor to view all 16 Channels of embedded audio and quickly switch to 1-8 and 9-16 audio channels.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Jitter Measurement for Serial Digital Video Signals
In this technical guide, we describe the different techniques for measuring jitter in serial digital.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Physical Layer Testing of 3G-SDI and HD-SDI Serial Digital Signals
The transition to high definition (HD) and 3G-SDI can be a smooth one if careful engineering practices are followed in the initial stages of planning the facility. Our application note provides a concise overview of what you need to be aware of during the transition.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
10 Things you Need to Know About the Value of Scopes as Creative Tools
Have you ever wanted to make a final sequence look better? Have you ever wondered what colors you are really looking at? Tektronix has developed a set of tools that can help editors and colorists easily adjust the color fidelity of the image and maintain the video signal within suitable gamut limits.
Fact Sheet 09 Nov 2018
Troubleshooting and Analyzing Digital Video Signals with CaptureVu
The new CaptureVu function on the WFM7100 and WFM6100 provides a useful tool to assist engineers and operator maintain the video quality of their digital system.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Camera Setup, Matching and Alignment Application Note Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Guide to Standard HD Digital Video Measurements
This guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid & legal.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
Preventing Illegal Colors
To prevent the undesired impact of color gamut violations, Tektronix has developed several displays that simplify assessment of proper gamut compliance.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide
This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Tips & Tricks: Using the Lightning display in Camera Set Up
The Lightning display provides both amplitude and interchannel timing information for the three channels of a component signal – within a single display. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Color and Gamut Poster
This graphical and intuitive poster provides a quick reference to understanding and addressing gamut issues.
Poster 14 Jun 2017
FAQ FAQ ID

When trying to upgrade the firmware of the instrument, I receive the following error: “Cannot establish connection: Connection timed out”. But I have entered the correct IP address of the instrument and I can ping the instrument. What could be wrong?

Make sure that the instrument is in upgrade mode. On the instrument itself, navigate to Config > Utilities > System Upgrade > Network Upgrade and select “continue” by pushing the ”SEL” button. Now the upgrade program will be able to interface with the instrument and commence upgrade procedure.

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Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
Linux Source Notice (GPL) GNU General Public License
This document contains the GNU General Public License for products based on Linux open source code.
User 001141700 09 Feb 2018
Tektronix Video System Integration Manual
This document describes the content of the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library, which contains CAD file drawings for system integrators who are designing systems for high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital video content where Tektronix electronic changeover units, video sync pulse generators, and video waveform monitors/rasterizers are being deployed. The drawing files are attached to this PDF.
Download the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library
User 077105102 18 Apr 2016
WFM7200 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the WFM7200 Waveform Rasterizer.
Performance Verification 077066900 14 Nov 2014
WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 System Integration
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers are being deployed.
User 077039202 17 Sep 2014
WVR720UP, WVR820UP, and WFM830UP Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers.
Field Install Instructions 075101602 21 May 2012
WFM7200 User Manual
This manual provides operation information for the WFM7200 waveform monitor.
Primary User 077066700 07 May 2012
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
WFM8300/WFM8200 Advanced 3G/HD/SD-SDI Monitoring with 4K Support
This video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes 4K/UHDTV1 (4096×2160 and 3840×2160), 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.
2PW-24416-14 11 Apr 2018
WVR8300/WVR8200 Advanced 3G/HD/SD-SDI Monitoring with 4K Support
This video/audio/data monitor and analyzer all-in-one platform provides flexible options and field installable upgrades to monitor a diverse variety of video and audio formats. Support for video formats includes 4K/UHDTV1 (4096×2160 and 3840×2160), 3G-SDI, Dual Link, HD-SDI and composite analog. Support for audio formats includes Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, AES/EBU, embedded audio and analog audio.
2PW-25241-11 27 Feb 2018
Document Document Type Release Date
Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster Poster 05 Dec 2018
Dual Link Application Note
Identifying errors within the transmission of Dual Link signals and monitoring the separate or combined data streams.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
LQV (Luminance Qualified Vector) Measurements with the WFM8200/8300 How To Guide
Learn how the patented Luminance Qualified Vector (LQV) Display enhances the current Diamond/Split Diamond, Arrowhead and Vector Displays.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Monitoring How-To Guide
This hands-on guide making Audio Loudness measurements with the Tektronix waveform monitors or rasterizers provides step by step instructions on how to configure a waveform monitor to make loudness measurements to one of the standards ATSC A/85, EBU R 128 or ARIB  TR-B.32.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Surround Sound Audio Monitoring
Surround-sound technology has merged with digital television and other digital video technologies to create the home theater. Audio and video professionals need monitoring displays that help them visualize the auditory image that the viewer will experience.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
16-Channel Audio Monitoring How To Guide
This How To Guide provides an overview of how to configure the waveform monitor to view all 16 Channels of embedded audio and quickly switch to 1-8 and 9-16 audio channels.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Jitter Measurement for Serial Digital Video Signals
In this technical guide, we describe the different techniques for measuring jitter in serial digital.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Physical Layer Testing of 3G-SDI and HD-SDI Serial Digital Signals
The transition to high definition (HD) and 3G-SDI can be a smooth one if careful engineering practices are followed in the initial stages of planning the facility. Our application note provides a concise overview of what you need to be aware of during the transition.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Troubleshooting and Analyzing Digital Video Signals with CaptureVu
The new CaptureVu function on the WFM7100 and WFM6100 provides a useful tool to assist engineers and operator maintain the video quality of their digital system.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Guide to Standard HD Digital Video Measurements
This guide discusses the basics of the digital signal and illustrates the measurements available to ensure your signals are valid & legal.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
Preventing Illegal Colors
To prevent the undesired impact of color gamut violations, Tektronix has developed several displays that simplify assessment of proper gamut compliance.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Audio Loudness Measurement
This how to guide highlights the benefits of the Loudness Measurements software on the WFM6000/7000 series and WVR6000/7000 series products.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Tips & Tricks: Using the TandemVu display in Camera Set Up
Are you setting up a camera and want to insure that you have the proper signal levels on the first shot? With the Tektronix TandemVu display, you can easily make adjustments within one display for both waveform and vector. Download this Tips & Tricks to find out how to use it in Camera Set Up.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
Understanding Color and Gamut Poster
This graphical and intuitive poster provides a quick reference to understanding and addressing gamut issues.
Poster 14 Jun 2017
FAQ FAQ ID

When trying to upgrade the firmware of the instrument, I receive the following error: “Cannot establish connection: Connection timed out”. But I have entered the correct IP address of the instrument and I can ping the instrument. What could be wrong?

Make sure that the instrument is in upgrade mode. On the instrument itself, navigate to Config > Utilities > System Upgrade > Network Upgrade and select “continue” by pushing the ”SEL” button. Now the upgrade program will be able to interface with the instrument and commence upgrade procedure.

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Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
Linux Source Notice (GPL) GNU General Public License
This document contains the GNU General Public License for products based on Linux open source code.
User 001141700 09 Feb 2018
Tektronix Video System Integration Manual
This document describes the content of the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library, which contains CAD file drawings for system integrators who are designing systems for high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital video content where Tektronix electronic changeover units, video sync pulse generators, and video waveform monitors/rasterizers are being deployed. The drawing files are attached to this PDF.
Download the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library
User 077105102 18 Apr 2016
WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 System Integration
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers are being deployed.
User 077039202 17 Sep 2014
WVR720UP, WVR820UP, and WFM830UP Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers.
Field Install Instructions 075101602 21 May 2012
WFM8200 and WFM8300 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Primary User 077025303 18 May 2012
WFM8200 and WFM8300 Installation and Safety Instructions
This document provides getting started installation instructions and safety, compliance, and environmental information for the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors. This document contains information in the following languages: English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
User 071263901 23 Dec 2010
WFM820UP and WFM830UP Upgrades Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors with an upgrade kit.
Field Install Instructions 075100102 20 Dec 2010
WFM8200 and WFM8300 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Performance Verification 077025903 13 Dec 2010
WFM8000 Series and WVR8000 Series Management Information Database (MIB) Programmer Manual
This manual describes the object identifiers (OIDs or commands) used to remotely control the following instruments: WFM6100(requires Option FP), WVR6020, WFM6120, WVR6100, WFM7000(requires Option FP), WVR7000, WFM7020, WVR7020, WFM7100 (requires Option FP, WVR7100, WFM7120, WVR7120, WFM8200, WVR8200, WFM8300, and WVR8300.
Programmer 077026102 10 Dec 2010
WFM8200 and WFM8300 Service Manual
This document provides information for technicians to maintain or service the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors. Information is given to the module level, and may include product care and cleaning tips, troubleshooting information, adjustments, and how to replace parts.
Service 077039300 13 Aug 2010
WVR8200 and WVR8300 System Integration
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WVR8200 and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers are being deployed.
User 077039200 14 Jul 2010
WVR8200 and WVR8300 Installation and Safety Instructions
This document provides getting started installation instructions and safety, compliance, and environmental information for the WVR200 and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers. This document contains information in the following languages: English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
User 071264000 13 Jul 2010
WFM8200 and WFM8300 System Integration
This document provides information for system integrators designing systems for HD, SD, and 3 Gb/s SDI video content where to WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors are being deployed.
User 077039100 08 Oct 2009
WFM8200 and WFM8300 Declassification and Security Instructions
This document helps customers with data security concerns to sanitize or remove memory devices from the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Video Monitors. These products have data storage (memory) devices and data output devices (USB ports). These instructions tell how to clear or sanitize the memory devices and disable the data output devices.
Declassification 077026200 07 Oct 2009
WFM8200 and WFM8300 Ferrite Core Instructions
This document provides instructions for use of the ferrite core that is provided with the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Field Install Instructions 071270600 22 Sep 2009
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
TG8000 Multiformat Video Test Signal Generator
The TG8000 is a precision multiformat analog and digital signal generation platform, designed for sync pulse and timecode generation in broadcasting applications and reference test signal generation in video equipment testing applications.
20W-27902-5 05 Jul 2018
SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator
The SPG700 is a multiformat reference sync generator with optional 3G/HD/SD-SDI test signal generator support for traditional SDI-based video infrastructure. It provides multiple video reference signals, such as black burst and HD tri-level sync, and audio reference signals, such as DARS and 48 kHz word clock, and it supports various timecode formats for time reference generator applications.
20W-60262-1 05 Jul 2018
SPG8000A Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generator
The SPG8000A is a precision multiformat video signal generator, suitable for master synchronization and reference applications. It provides multiple video reference signals, such as black burst, HD tri-level sync, and serial digital and composite analog te...
20W-60261-1 12 Feb 2016
ECO8020 Automatic Changeover Unit
The ECO8020 is a highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover unit with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing application. This changeover unit offers exceptional reliabil...
20W-29404-1 06 May 2014
ECO8000 Automatic Changeover Unit
The ECO8000 is a highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover unit with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing application. The ECO8000 offers exceptional reliability, stab...
20W-29403-1 09 Sep 2013
Document Document Type Release Date
Timing and Synchronization in a Standard Definition Hybrid Video Facility
An application note explaining the complexities of an analog and digital multi-standard, multi-format environment that requires flexibility to achieve and maintain synchronization in facilities that operate in a mix of formats.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Using Stay GenLock
Tech brief on video reference timing with Tektronix Signal Generators
Fact Sheet 10 Nov 2018
Master Sync and Master Clock Reference Timing within a Facility
Adjusting system timing and achieving synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a facility. With facilities operating with multi-formats, learn how the Tektronix SPG8000 and TG8000 can be configured to serve the multi-formats needs of a facility.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Global Positioning System as a Master Clock and Reference Signal
GPS can provide a reliable means to provide master clock and timing reference signals from a sync pulse generator such as the Tektronix SPG8000 with the GPS option. This method of synchronization allows for multiple facilities around the world to all derive their reference signals from the same system.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
The Use of Time Code within a Broadcast Facility
This application note will provide information for you to understand the data structures of the various formats to ensure data integrity throughout your facility using a GPS signal. The GPS option of the Tektronix SPG8000 provides a variety of different timecode formats and timecode offsets to suit the demanding needs of today’s facility.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
SPG8000 V3.2 Quick Start Sser Manual
This manual supports firmware version 3.2. This manual contains information about the installation, operation, and configuration of the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
Primary User 071308008 Rev A 04 Apr 2019
SPG700 V3.2 User Manual
This manual supports firmware version 3.2. This manual contains detailed information about the operation and configuration of the SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator.
Primary User 077122503 04 Apr 2019
TG8000 V3.2 User Manual
Supports firmware version 3.2. This manual contains information about the operation, installation, and configuration of the TG8000 Multiformat Test Signal Generator and all of its associated modules.
Primary User 071303609 11 Feb 2019
SPG8000A V3.2 User Manual
This manual supports firmware version 3.2 and above. This manual contains detailed information about the operation and configuration of the SPG8000A.
Primary User 077121601 23 Jan 2019
SPG8000 V3.0 Technical Reference
This document supports firmware version 3.0 and above. This document contains detailed information about the operation and configuration of the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
User 077074705 01 Nov 2018
SPG8000 V3.0 Quick Start User Manual
This manual supports firmware version 3.0. This manual contains information about the installation, operation, and configuration of the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
Primary User 071308007 08 May 2018
SPG8000 Service Manual
This manual contains the information needed to service an SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator to the module level.
Service 077074902 18 Jan 2018
SPG8000 Declassification and Security Instructions
This document provides declassification and security instructions for the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
Declassification 077075001 05 Jan 2018
SPG8000A, SPG8000, and SPG700 Option SDI Bracket Installation Instructions
This document contains installation instructions for adding a retaining bracket to secure the Option SDI output boards in the SPG8000A and the SPG700 signal generators.
Field Install Instructions 075110400 03 Jan 2018
SPG8000A Service Manual
This manual contains the information needed to service an SPG8000A Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator to the module level.
Service 077122000 Rev A 21 Nov 2017
SPG8000A V3.0 User Manual
This manual supports firmware version 3.0 and above. This manual contains detailed information about the operation and configuration of the SPG8000A.
User 077121600 21 Nov 2017
TG8000 V2.5 User Manual
Supports firmware version 2.5. This manual contains information about the operation, installation, and configuration of the TG8000 Multiformat Test Signal Generator and all of its associated modules.
Primary User 071303608 29 Jun 2017
SPG8000 V2.5 Quick Start User Manual
Supports firmware version 2.5. This manual describes the installation, operation, and configuration of the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
Primary User 071308006 09 Jun 2017
SPG8000 V2.5 Technical Reference
This document supports firmware version 2.5. This document contains detailed information about the operation and configuration of the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
User 077074704 05 Jun 2017
SPG8000A Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains the physical and electrical specifications and the performance verification procedures for the SPG8000A Master Sync / Master Clock Reference Generator.
Performance Verification 077121900 29 Jul 2016
Tektronix Video System Integration Manual
This document describes the content of the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library, which contains CAD file drawings for system integrators who are designing systems for high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) digital video content where Tektronix electronic changeover units, video sync pulse generators, and video waveform monitors/rasterizers are being deployed. The drawing files are attached to this PDF.
Download the Tektronix Video System Integration CAD File Library
User 077105102 18 Apr 2016
SPG700 V2.1 Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports firmware version 2.1. This manual describes the installation, operation, and configuration of the SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator.
Primary User 071348000 01 Feb 2016
ECO8000 Series User Manual
This document desribes the installation and operation of the ECO8000 Series Automatic Changeover Unit.
Primary User 071322101 05 Feb 2014
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
Sentry ABR
Monitor your entire network with rich graphs and an easy-to-use web-based interface.
2CW-61220-2 03 Dec 2018
Medius Application Manager
Medius offers an advanced reporting package that is particularly helpful in capturing detailed QoE information that quickly highlights the top offending programs and/or locations. The reporting capabilities allow each user to generate customized reports that provide as much or as little detail as required, from monthly high-level reports for executive staff to immediate notices for technicians as incidents occur.
2CW-61218-0 29 Jan 2018
Consul System Monitor
Consul™ is typically located at a Network Operation Center (NOC) and provides an ideal solution for correlating and managing data from Medius units located throughout the network.
2CW-61219-0 29 Jan 2018
Sentry Verify Premium
Sentry Verify™ monitors and validates MPEG Transport Stream quality at hub sites as an integral part of the source-to-edge monitoring solution.
2CW-60879-2 29 Jan 2018
Sentry
Sentry®is a comprehensive video and audio quality monitoring solution for advanced video networks. It enables video providers to deliver services with optimum quality while reducing operational expenditures.
2CW-61154-2 21 Dec 2017
Sentry Verify Standard
Sentry Verify™ monitors and validates MPEG Transport Stream quality at hub sites as an integral part of the source-to-edge monitoring solution.
2CW-61155-1 10 Jul 2017
Document Document Type Release Date
10 things you need to know about monitoring Video & Audio Quality of Experience Fact Sheet 10 Nov 2018
10 Key Factors to Consider in Developing a Post-QAM Modulator RF Monitoring Strategy
Are you considering deploying a QoE monitoring system, but not sure about the key factors to consider in choosing a vendor? Download this short, one page overview to learn about the 10 things you need to know about monitoring  Video & Audio Quality of Experience.
Application Overview 09 Nov 2018
Closed Caption Monitoring & Analysis Quick Start Guide
Let Tektronix guide you through the ABC’s of closed caption monitoring and analysis. We’ll provide a background on the FCC rules and the requirements for establishing best practices. In addition, we will provide some troubleshooting tips and real world examples to help you stay in compliance and keep your customers happy.
Reference Guide 09 Nov 2018
Video and Audio Quality Assurance For Next-generation Video Networks Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
The Storm Before the CALM: Quieting Loud Commercials in the Cable Environment
The burden of complying with the CALM Act will fall most heavily on the shoulders of cable operators and is a daunting task.  Download this application note to find out how Sentry Video Content Monitors can help ease this task.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality
This guide provides the necessary information to establish a high quality of service through your entire digital video delivery workflow, including content readiness, live network monitoring and network troubleshooting.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
Maintaining High Quality of Experience in an Adaptive Bitrate System
Broadcast TV has set a very high bar for viewer expectations and delivering a great quality of experience (QoE). As the trend and demand for multiscreen viewing and TV Everywhere or Over-The-Top (OTT) continues to grow, so does the demand for a high quality of experience with the best content on any device and at any time. Behind that multiscreen experience lies some very complex adaptive bit rate (ABR) technology and a new set of monitoring challenges.
Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
Delivering Digital Video Services: Ensuring Quality and Compliance Technical Brief 09 Nov 2018
A Guide to 4K/UHD Monitoring & Measurement
6 Key challenges of 4K/UHD content creation.
Handbook 09 Nov 2018
Adaptive Bitrate Streaming
Monitoring and quality control of Adaptive Bitrate Streaming platforms is as important as the ABR systems themselves. This white paper explains how to deliver the highest possible quality video and audio programming over a robust and reliable service delivery platform.
Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
Visualizing Quality of Experience to Improve the Subscriber’s Viewing Experience
This poster describes some of the most frequent types of QoE errors and how to fix/prevent them so that you deliver the best possible viewing experience for your subscribers.
Poster 18 Jun 2013
FAQ FAQ ID

Why is the throughput on a 1GB interface set to 940 Mbps?

It is 940 Mbps to accommodate the UDP and TCP overhead for the wrapper around the MPEG payload on a 1 GB interface.

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Why would Sentry report discontinuities but not show any associated reason codes for the error?

Not every discontinuity (CC error) will cause a problem in an ES. For example, if a TS packet was dropped in the middle of a video slice, Sentry wouldn’t notice this as long as it can still detect the ‘start code’ progression in the video stream. We do more exhaustive analysis of I-Frames, but a missing packet in a P or B picture slice might very well not cause a video problem for us (thus no reason code).

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What fields / parameters contribute to making calculations for the QoE score?

  • Audio Buffer Overrun
    Buffer timing violation causing buffer overrun and is greater than or equal to 100ms.
  • Audio Buffer Underrun
    Buffer timing violation causing buffer underrun is equal to 0 seconds, meaning that the buffer is empty.
  • Audio Packet Loss
    When there are CC errors or incomplete audio frames are received, but the dropout is small (less than 200 msec)
  • Audio PID Dropout
    When there is a dropout (may or may not be accompanied by a CC error) and dropout duration greater than 200 msec.
  • Audio Syntax Error
    When there are no CC errors but there is an error in audio frame decode.
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Why do I see program status graphs on the Sentry GUI but not on the Medius GUI for the same time period for a certain program?

It is possible that the system time on both units are off by a number of hours (without a time zone difference).

Once you set both units to the correct time in their respective time zones, graphs will now populate on the Medius GUI and match the Sentry thereafter.

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Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
Sentry Series V10.6 Manual
Supports software version 10.6. This document provides operating information for the Sentry Series Video Quality Monitors.
Primary User 077320205 04 Jan 2019
Sentry Series V10.3 Manual
Supports software version 10.3. This document provides operating information for the Sentry Series Video Quality Monitors.
Primary User 077320204 03 Nov 2017
Sentry Series V10.0 Manual
Supports software version 10.0. This document provides operating information for the Sentry Series Video Quality Monitors.
Primary User 077320202 22 Mar 2017
Sentry Series V9.6 Manual
Supports software version 9.6. This document provides operating information for the Sentry Series Video Quality Monitors.
Primary User 077320201 11 Apr 2016
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
Automated File-based Quality Control System
Aurora is an automated QC system to help media providers drive efficiency, quality and cost savings into their workflows. Based on Tektronix expertise, Aurora reliably validates high volumes of content for Quality, Compliance and Syntax. Aurora is a 24x7 enterprise solution allowing unattended operation so providers can fully QC increasing volumes of linear and OTT content. A comprehensive API eases workflow integration and configuration, reducing cost of ownership in both on-premise and cloud based systems. Tektronix world-class support protects the investment made by customers, ensuring Aurora is kept up to date in a world of changing standards and formats.
2NW-60054-10 10 Jul 2018
Document Document Type Release Date
Maintaining High Quality of Experience in an Adaptive Bitrate System
Broadcast TV has set a very high bar for viewer expectations and delivering a great quality of experience (QoE). As the trend and demand for multiscreen viewing and TV Everywhere or Over-The-Top (OTT) continues to grow, so does the demand for a high quality of experience with the best content on any device and at any time. Behind that multiscreen experience lies some very complex adaptive bit rate (ABR) technology and a new set of monitoring challenges.
Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
Aurora recommended hardware specifications
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Czech TV use Aurora file-based QC to quality control 170 hours per day of incoming media
In October 2013, after an extensive evaluation, Czech TV purchased Aurora to be its QC platform. The Aurora system had proven itself to have the capability and performance that Czech TV required, Tektronix had demonstrated its ability to listen to their needs and provide a responsive service, and the commercial offer met the Czech TV budgetary requirements.
Case Study 09 Nov 2018
Advanced File-Based Quality Control Whitepaper 09 Nov 2018
Quality Control for File-Based Video Workflows Primer 09 Nov 2018
Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
Aurora V6.7 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.7 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111108 14 Mar 2019
Aurora V6.6 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.6 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111107 10 Jul 2018
Aurora V6.5 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.5 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111106 18 Dec 2017
Aurora V6.4 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.4 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111105 12 Oct 2017
Aurora V6.3 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.3 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111104 11 May 2017
Aurora V6.2 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.2 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111103 28 Nov 2016
Aurora V6.1 User Manual
This document describes how to install and operate version 6.1 of the Aurora Automated File-based Quality Control System.
Primary User 077111102 03 May 2016
Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
MTSA MPEG Test Systems Family of Products
The MTSA MPEG Test System provides comprehensive MPEG transport stream (TS) analysis and interoperability testing. Its deep analysis of the TS, PES (Packetized Elementary Stream), and elementary streams helps track down sources of picture anomalies and identify transport streams with syntax errors. Its ability to capture events for deep analysis is also critical to identifying the root cause of problems.
2AW-61584-3 03 Jul 2019
MTS4000 MPEG Test System
The MTS4000 MPEG Test System provides comprehensive MPEG transport streams analysis and interoperability testing. Its deep analysis of the transport streams, PES, and elementary streams helps track down sources of picture anomalies and identify transport streams with syntax errors. Its ability to capture events for deep analysis is also critical to identifying the root cause of problems. The optional Quality of Experience (QoE) analysis tool shortens the time to find the root cause of problems by identifying impairments and artifacts that can be traced directly to network issues.
2AW-27277-10 11 Sep 2017
IPM400A IP Video Monitor
The IPM400A simultaneously verifies IP and TS integrity on all IP Video flows (sessions) on a GbE link. It is ideal for monitoring networks which carry both Multi-program Transport Streams (MPTS) or Single-program Transport Streams (SPTS), at either Constant Bit Rate (CBR) or Variable Bit Rate (VBR).
2AW-24494-6 24 Nov 2015
MTS430 MPEG Test System
The Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer (TSCA) offers significant enhancements over traditional software­based deferred-time (stored streams) MPEG analyzers. The combination of an innovative high-speed analysis engine and built-in intelligence, allows ultra-fast pinpointing and debugging of intermittent faults in MPEG Transport Streams used in next-generation DTV and IPTV systems and services.
2AW-22301-6 30 Sep 2011
MTS400P Portable MPEG Test System
The Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer (TSCA) offers significant enhancements over traditional software-based deferred-time (stored streams) MPEG analyzers. The combination of an innovative high-speed analysis engine and built-in intelligence allows ultrafast pinpointing and debugging of intermittent faults in MPEG Transport Streams used in next-generation DTV and IPTV systems and services.
2AW-23086-4 30 Sep 2011
MTS415 MPEG Test System
The Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer (TSCA) offers significant enhancements over traditional software-based deferred-time (stored streams) MPEG analyzers. The combination of an innovative high-speed analysis engine and built-in intelligence, allows ultrafast pinpointing and debugging of intermittent faults in MPEG Transport Streams used in next-generation DTV and IPTV systems and services.
2AW-23084-4 30 Sep 2011
MTS400 MPEG Test System
The Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer (TSCA) offers significant enhancements over traditional software-based deferred-time (stored streams) MPEG analyzers. The combination of an innovative high-speed analysis engine and built-in intelligence allows ultra-fast pinpointing and debugging of intermittent faults in MPEG Transport Streams used in next-generation DTV and IPTV systems and services.
2AW-18624-3 11 Aug 2008
Document Document Type Release Date
A Guide to MPEG Fundamentals and Protocol Analysis
MPEG is one of the most popular audio/video compression techniques because it is not just a single standard. Instead, it is a range of standards suitable for different applications but based on similar principles. MPEG is an acronym for the Moving Picture Experts Group which was set up by the ISO (International Standards Organization) to work on compression.
Primer 05 Dec 2018
Testing Video Transports Streams Using Templates
The addition of template testing makes Tektronix test systems, such as the MTM400, a very powerful and cost-effective way of applying scheduled service and related tests to specific target probe points. Transmission-chain errors can be detected and…
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Testing the MPEG2 Transport Stream
The protocols involved in iTV are very complex. A full understanding of them is necessary, not only to ensure that iTV can be delivered in a flexible way, but in a way that provides the responsiveness that a consumer expects and ultimately pays for.
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
Troubleshooting Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues in Video Service Provider Networks
Quality of Service and Quality of Experience: Learn the benefits and faults of the two most common test methods for troubleshooting video signal problems and the critical capabilities required in an MPEG analyzer.
Application Note
A Guide to Ensuring Digital Video Service Quality
This guide provides the necessary information to establish a high quality of service through your entire digital video delivery workflow, including content readiness, live network monitoring and network troubleshooting.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
Solving Intermittent Transport Stream Problems with CaptureVu Technology
CaptureVu technology allows you to set an error break point on an incoming real time or stored MPEG transport stream. By setting specific conditions for CaptureVu technology you allow the analyzer to find intermittent problems for you, trigger a recording…
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Video Backhaul
Using the MTM400A video backhauling functionality, discover out how to deliver a remote program to an operator via a network link, even several thousand miles, without altering them in any way and preserving the native compression.
How-to Guide 09 Nov 2018
A Layman's Guide to PCR Measurements
Program Clock References (PCRs) provide the means for a digital TV receiver to lock its decoded video output to the video source present at the input to an encoder. The subject of PCR measurement is often misunderstood.
Technical Brief 09 Nov 2018
MPEG Poster ATSC
MPEG-2 Transport Stream Poster.
Poster 09 Nov 2018
PCR Measurements Primer
Engineers and technicians who monitor or measure video parameters must have confidence in the results. We describe in this primer a new procedure for jitter measurements as recommended in TR 101 290.
Primer 09 Nov 2018
MPEG Poster DVB
Download our Free Digital Video Broadcasting poster containing information on ISO/IEC 13818-1 and ETSI EN 300 468 International Standards.
Poster 09 Nov 2018
Measuring Video and Audio Quality of Experience (QoE)
This application note shows you how to objectively rate a program at different points in the network to understand and pinpoint when and where degradation has occurred.
Fact Sheet 09 Nov 2018
MPEG-2 Decoder Design & Test
Consumers are rapidly switching from their old analog TV set top boxes to the newer digital boxes in order to get higher-quality video, higher channel counts, and the extra services provided by digital broadcasters.
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Encoder Testing
As broadcasters make the transition from exclusively analog video broadcasting to programming that includes compressed digital video, digital encoder designers are faced with the need to understand the MPEG-2 compression standard and the role it plays in...
Application Note 09 Nov 2018
Testing Digital Television Standards: ISDB-TB
Brazilian testing standards poster
Poster 09 Nov 2018
FAQ FAQ ID

What is the definition error 1.4: Continuity_count_error?

The formal definition of this error is given in the TR 101 290: Measurement guidelines for DVB systems document that is published by ETSI. A brief summary of this error is given below. For more information about this error or the test that generates it, please consult ETSI TR 101 290.

Every MPEG transport stream packet has a continuity count value (0-15) embedded within it. These values are required to be sent in order (0, then 1, then 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, back to 0 and so on). The continuity count error indicates that one of three possible errors has occurred with regards to the continuity counter values:

  • Case 1: A continuity counter value was skipped in the sequence of packets. For example: if the continuity counter values received in order were …1, 2, 3, 5, 6… then this error would be reported because the value of 4 was skipped.
  • Case 2: Continuity counter values appeared out of order. For example: if the continuity counter values received in order were …1, 2, 4, 3, 5, 6… then this error would be reported because the values of 3 and 4 arrived in the wrong order.
  • Case 3: The same continuity counter value arrived twice in a row. For example: if the continuity counter values received in order were …1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6… then this error would be reported because the value of 3 appeared twice in a row.
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How does MPEG-2 defines mux rate?

MPEG-2 defines mux rate as the combined rate of all video and audio elementary stream packets common to one program. This rate also includes the VBI and sub-picture private stream data, which MPEG treats as a private stream type. Mux rate is always specified as 10.08 Mbps because this is the rate at which user data arrives into the track buffer.

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How are datagrams transmitted using multiprotocol encapsulation?

The data broadcast specification profile for multiprotocol encapsulation supports data broadcast services that require the transmission of datagrams of communication protocols via DVB compliant broadcast networks. The transmission of datagrams according to the multiprotocol encapsulation specification is done by encapsulating the datagrams in DSM-CC sections, which are compliant with the MPEG-2 private sector format.

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What is the definition error 2.3a: PCR_repetition_error?

The formal definition of this error is given in the TR 101 290: Measurement guidelines for DVB systems document that is published by ETSI. A brief summary of this error is given below. For more information about this error or the test that generates it, please consult ETSI TR 101 290.

MPEG transport streams must periodically contain PCR (program clock register) values which are a snapshot of the encoders' program clock at the time that PCR value was generated. These values are then used on the decoder end to reconstruct the 27MHz system clock and ensure that the stream is kept in sync.

A PCR_repetition_error (2.3a) occurs when PCR values are not sent quickly enough. The MPEG standard requires that PCR values be sent no less than every 40 milliseconds. If more than 40ms elapses since the last PCR values then a PCR_repetition_error will be reported.

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What is the definition error 2.3b: PCR_discontinuity_error?

The formal definition of this error is given in the TR 101 290: Measurement guidelines for DVB systems document that is published by ETSI. A brief summary of this error is given below. For more information about this error or the test that generates it, please consult ETSI TR 101 290.

MPEG transport streams must periodically contain PCR (program clock register) values which are a snapshot of the encoders' program clock at the time that PCR value was generated. These values are then used on the decoder end to reconstruct the 27MHz system clock and ensure that the stream is kept in sync.

A PCR_discontinuity_error (2.3b) occurs when two sequential PCR values differ from each other by more than 100 milliseconds without the discontinuity_indicator flag being set in the stream. A difference of more than 100ms is allowed, but only if the discontinuity_indicator flag is set, otherwise this error will be reported.

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What is the definition error 2.4: PCR_accuracy_error?

The formal definition of this error is given in the TR 101 290: Measurement guidelines for DVB systems document that is published by ETSI. A brief summary of this error is given below. For more information about this error or the test that generates it, please consult ETSI TR 101 290.

MPEG transport streams must periodically contain PCR (program clock register) values which are a snapshot of the encoders' program clock at the time that PCR value was generated. These values are then used on the decoder end to reconstruct the 27MHz system clock and ensure that the stream is kept in sync.

A PCR _accuracy_error occurs when a transmitted PCR value differs from what is expected by more than 500 nanoseconds. The expected PCR value is calculated using an extremely stable internal clock in the test device and previous PCR values. The calculated PCR is then compared to the transmitted PCR values to check for accuracy. It is important to note that most receivers do not contain very accurate clocks and therefore can be severely affected by this error.

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What is the definition error 2.3: PCR_error?

The formal definition of this error is given in the TR 101 290: Measurement guidelines for DVB systems document that is published by ETSI. A brief summary of this error is given below. For more information about this error or the test that generates it, please consult ETSI TR 101 290.

The PCR error (2.3) is a logical OR of the PCR_repetition_error (2.3a) and the PCR_discontinuity_indicator_error (2.3b).

MPEG transport streams must periodically contain PCR (program clock register) values which are a snapshot of the encoders' program clock at the time that PCR value was generated. These values are then used on the decoder end to reconstruct the 27MHz system clock and ensure that the stream is kept in sync.

A PCR_repetition_error (2.3a) occurs when PCR values are not sent quickly enough. The MPEG standard requires that PCR values be sent no less than every 40 milliseconds. If more than 40ms elapses since the last PCR values then a PCR_repetition_error will be reported.

A PCR_discontinuity_error (2.3b) occurs when two sequential PCR values differ from each other by more than 100 milliseconds without the discontinuity_indicator flag being set in the stream. A difference of more than 100ms is allowed, but only if the discontinuity_indicator flag is set, otherwise this error will be reported.

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What type of connector do the RF input cards on the MTM400 or MTS400/430 use?

All of the RF input cards for the MTM400 and the MTS400/430 series instruments use standard F-type connectors for the RF input. These cards then demodulate the RF signal to ASI which is looped back into the ASI input port on these instruments using 75-ohm BNC connectors.

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How do I identify the different MTS400+ MTS430+ or MTM400 optical SFP modules for their specific applications?

The SFP optical-to-electrical modules used in the MTS430 are not readily identifiable by a Tektronix part number. Instead, you will need to use the vendor part numbers, printed on small labels on the module. Two or three different vendor numbers have been qualified for each application style. They are:

Option Tektronix P/N Vendor P/Ns
LX 131795700 SPLC-20-4-2-B or SPLC-20-4-2-B-R6
SX 131783400 SPLC-20-4-1-B or SPLC-20-4-1-B or SPLC-20-4-1-B-R6
ZX 131795800 SPLC-20-4D-3-B or SPLC-20-4D-3-B-R6
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How is the timestamp created by the time-stamping feature in CaptureVu?

The timestamp values are created from the internal system clock and have no relationship to the MPEG data, MPT or PCR values.

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Does the CaptureView software support ASF transport streams (Microsoft proprietary transport stream for VC-1 elementary streams)?

The ASF format is more of a wrapper around VC-1 content than a transport stream. It does not have the typical characteristics of a transport stream such as SI or PSI tables. Therefore Tektronix transport stream analysis tools will not know what to do with it.

The MTS4EA elementary stream analyzer software however does recognize ASF files and is capable of extracting the VC-1 elementary streams contained within and analyzing them. Still though, this does not perform any ASF compliance verification.

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After un-installing Java+ the transport stream compliance analyzer (TSCA) stopped working+ what happened?

The transport stream compliance analyzer requires Sun Java v1.4.2 or higher in order to run properly. If you have un-installed Sun Java for some reason then the TSCA will stop working. To correct this problem, simply download the latest version of Sun Java from www.java.com and re-install it.

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Why are null packets important in MPEG?

Null packets, packets of "stuffing," carry no data but are necessary to maintain a constant bit rate with a variable payload. Null packets always have a PID of 8191 (all 1s).

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Where do compression artifacts come from?

Compression artifacts are small errors that result in the decom­pressed signal when a digital signal is compressed with a high compression ratio. These errors are known as "artifacts," or unwanted defects. The artifacts may resemble noise (or edge "busyness") or may cause parts of the picture, particularly fast moving por­tions, to be displayed with the movement distorted or missing.

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What is transform coding in MPEG?

a) A method of encoding a picture by dividing each picture into sub-pictures, performing a linear transformation on each sub-picture and then quantizing and coding the resulting coefficients.

b) The conversion of a signal from one domain to another, e.g., the conversion of two-dimensional picture samples into the frequency domain by means of DCT, which is used in MPEG.

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What is vestigial sideband modulation used for in MPEG?

Vestigial sideband modulation (VSB) is an advanced digital modulation scheme used for terrestrial wired and over-the-air broadcasting. 8 VSB allows transport of 19.3 Mbps of usable data after forward error correction. 8 VSB in an ATSC system implies eight discrete amplitude levels.

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What is the SCPC transmission advantage in MPEG?

Single channel per carrier, or SCPC, is a type of transmission where only a part of the available transponder is used for the signal, allowing the satellite operator to sell the remaining space on the transponder to other uplinkers. SCPC is typically used for feeds rather than for direct programming. The advantage of SCPC over MCPC is that the signals uplinked to the same transponder can be transmitted up to the satellite from different locations.

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What is the modulation technique used for digital terrestrial TV in Europe+ Japan and Australia?

Orthogonal frequency domain multiplex (OFDM) was first promoted in the early 1990s as a wireless LAN technology. OFDM's spread spectrum technique distributes the data over a large number of carriers that are spaced apart at precise frequencies. This spacing provides the "orthogonality" in this technique which prevents the demodulators from seeing other frequencies than their own. Coded OFDM (COFDM) adds forward error correction to the OFDM method.

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What is the interleaver function in MPEG?

The RS-protected transport packets are reshuffled byte by byte by the 12-channel interleaver. Due to this reshuffle what were neighboring bytes are now separated by at least one protected transport packet. That is, they are at least 204 bytes apart from each other. The purpose of this is burst error control for defective data blocks.

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What is the discrete cosine transform (DCT) in MPEG?

a) Used in JPEG and the MPEG, H.261, and H.263 video compression algorithms, DCT techniques allow images to be represented in the frequency rather then time domain. Images can be represented in the frequency domain using less information than in the time domain.

b) A mathematical transform that can be perfectly undone and which is useful in image compression. c) Many encoders perform a DCT on an eight-by-eight block of image data as the first step in the image compression process. The DCT converts the video data from the time domain into the frequency domain. The DCT takes each block, which is a 64-point discrete signal, and breaks it into 64 basis signals. The output of the operation is a set of 64 basis-signal amplitudes, called DCT coefficients. These coefficients are unique for each input signal. The DCT provides a basis for compression because most of the coefficients for a block will be zero (or close to zero) and do not need to be encoded.

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MTS4000 Declassification and Security Instructions
This document helps customers with data security concerns to sanitize or remove memory devices from the MTS4000 MPEG test system and the optional upgrades.
Declassification 077062801 29 Feb 2012
050-3725-00 Display Assembly Replacement Instructions
This document provides instructions on how to replace the display assembly in the MTX100B, RTX100B, RTX130B, and MTS400P products.
Field Install Instructions 075100400 10 Jan 2014
MTS4000 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual provides a description of the characteristics for the MTS4000 MPEG Test Systems products. Procedures to confirm that the product functions properly and meet warranted characteristics are included.
Performance Verification 077062601 04 Aug 2014
MTS4000 Series and MTS400P Upgrades Instructions
Installation instructions for the MTS400 Series option UPG, IPTVD, GBE, CF, EP, QB2, or VS upgrade kits
Field Install Instructions 075097900 23 Feb 2009
MTS400 Series and MTS400P Upgrades Instructions
Installation instructions for the MTS400 Series and MTS400P upgrade kits.
Field Install Instructions 075097902 07 Jan 2011
MTS4000 Series Carousel Applications User Manual
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
User 077062400 09 Dec 2011
MTS4000 Generator Applications User Manual
This manual provides operational instructions for the MTS4000 MPEG Generator application available for use with the MTS4000 and MTS4SA.
User 077062300 09 Dec 2011
MTS4000 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual provides a description of the characteristics for the MTS4000 MPEG Test Systems products. Procedures to confirm that the product functions properly and meet warranted characteristics are included.
Performance Verification 077062600 17 Apr 2012
MTS4000 and MTS4SA – MTS4KUP Upgrade Kit Instructions
This document contains installation instructions for the MTS4KUP upgrade kits for the MTS4000 and MTS4SA MPEG Test Systems.
Field Install Instructions 075103602 28 Feb 2014
MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 – MTS4KUP Upgrade Kit Instructions
This document contains installation instructions for the MTS4KUP upgrade kits for the MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 MPEG Test Systems.
Field Install Instructions 075103603 04 Aug 2014
MTS400 Series and MTS4SA – MTS4UP Upgrade Kit Instructions
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
User 075091201 03 May 2007
MTS400 Series Analyzer Applications User Manual
This manual provides operational instructions the MTS400 Series MPEG Analyzer applications available for use with the MTS415, MTS430, MTS4SA, MTS400P, and MTX100B.
User 077020502 29 Oct 2010
MTS400 Series Quick Start User Manual
This manual provides operational instructions for the MTS415, MTS430,and MTS4SA MPEG Test Systems.
User 071260701 Jan 07 2011
MTS400 Series Vol 1 and Vol 2 Service Manual
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
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MTS400 Series Specifications and Performance Verification
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Software

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PRISM Firmware Release – V1.7.1

New features and improvements:

  • Support for extended display products MPX2-DUALDSP and MPI2-RACK-MD
  • Quad inter-link timing measurement for 4K Quad SDI link format
  • CIE application
  • False color picture with presets for BT.2408 and common camera HDR false color definitions
  • Single-link 6G and Quad-link HD formats
  • General RTP-based IP streams, targeted for Sony NMI and JPEG-XS/ST2110-22 analysis
  • Various performance enhancements and bug fixes

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066189410 09 May 2019

PRISM Firmware Release – V1.7.1

The new features introduced with firmware version 1.7.1 enable users to:

  • Timing measurement enhancements:
    • SDI timing vs. Analog external reference
    • Analog external reference timing vs. PTP
    • SDI timing vs. PTP
    • Analog external reference termination or loop-through options
  • Video/Reference lock indication in the Status Bar, including timing drift indication
  • The Picture display application now has selectable format status information, which users can manually position within the application tile
  • Lightning display application
  • Magnification/gain and position control through on-screen tools for the Waveform, Vector, Lightning, and Stop Displays
  • Vertical and horizontal cursor read outs in the waveform display
  • 16 channel audio support carried in a single ST2110-30 stream
  • Audio balance control
  • Additions to RESTful API
  • Various performance enhancements and bug fixes

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066189409 06 Dec 2018

PRISM Firmware Release – V1.6.0 Build 360

The new features introduced with firmware version 1.6 enable users to:

  • Monitor a variety of IP statistics using comprehensive SMPTE 2110 measurement sets:
    • SMPTE2110-10: PTP and RTP-Timestamp based “Stream timing” measurements
    • SMPTE2110-20: RTP layer monitoring and Video decoding
    • SMPTE2110-21: Network compatibility model / Virtual receiver buffer model simulation
    • SMPTE2110-30: RTP layer monitoring and Audio decoding
    • SMPTE2110-40: RTP layer monitoring
    • SMPTE2022-7: Seamless packet reconstruction and Path 1 / 2 timing difference measurements
  • Control the instrument from system management software using NMOS (IS-04/IS-05), SDP Viewer (RFC4566), and API to discover, register, configure inputs, and select the active input for monitoring
  • Ensure proper SMPTE 2022 and 2110 redundant system operation using seamless switching
  • Test new or changing facility configurations using optional SDI and ST2110 IP signal generators (Option MP-GEN)
  • Detect IP packet errors, monitor the packet inter arrival time (PIT), and time stamped delay factor (TS-DF) for ST 2022-6 to allow engineers to observe issues that may cause intermittent loss of Video, Audio, or Data
  • Adjust trace and graticule brightness using the intensity controls in the display settings
  • Adjust magnification of the trace in the Vector application using Gain in the settings menu
  • Verify wide color gamut compatibility using 3D LUT in the Picture application

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066189407 21 Sep 2018
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

WFM2200A and WFM2300 Series System Firmware Customer Distribution – V2.11.7

This release supports both the WFM2200A and WFM2300 products. It includes the ASI analysis features for the WFM2300 option ASI and repairs to reported issues.

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066170906 30 Sep 2016

WFM2200A and WFM2300 Series System Firmware Customer Distribution – V2.11.4

This release adds ASI analysis features including a MPEG PID List display, ASI stream status information displays and ASI Eye Pattern display for the WFM2300 option ASI.

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066170903 04 Dec 2015
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

WFM5200,WVR5200,WFM5250 and WVR5250 Firmware – V2.9.3

  • HDR enhancements for Waveform and Picture displays
  • Improved format support with non-standard VPIDs

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 063437405 20 Jun 2019

WFM5200,WVR5200,WFM5250 and WVR5250 Firmware – V2.8.14

The following products with software version 2.8.x have these new key features and benefits

  • WFM5250 and WVR5250
    • Two HDMI-HDCP signal inputs with HDMI Status and EDID data display/download
    • ATSC A/85 2013, also known as 1770-3 loudness preset
  • WFM5200 and WVR5200
    • Stereoscopic 3D monitoring (Option S3D)
    • ATSC A/85 2013, also known as 1770-3 loudness preset

Release Notes

Firmware 063437404 10 May 2016
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

WFM7200 and WVR7200 Firmware – V3.4.2

This release adds support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) trace display modes and includes repairs for customer-reported defects.

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 063443210 10 Feb 2017

WFM7200 and WVR7200 Firmware – V3.3.4

Software version 3.3.4 adds enhancements and fixes customer reported defects

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 063443208 10 Jul 2015
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

WFM8000 and WVR8000 Series Firmware – V3.4.2

This release adds support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) trace display modes and includes repairs for customer-reported defects.

WFM8200/8300 Release Notes

WVR8200/8300 Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 063426819 10 Feb 2017

WFM8000 and WVR8000 Series – V3.3.4

This release adds support for 4K datalist feature enhancements and fixes customer reported defects

WVR8200/8300 Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 063426817 10 Jul 2015
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

SPG8000A, SPG8000, SPG700 Software Updates for Tektronix Sync Generators – V3.3

This version of firmware supports the SPG8000A and SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator and the SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator. Version 3.3.0 adds event log events for PTP GM1 & PTP GM2 Active state to non-Active state events. It also includes repairs to customer-found issues reported on Versions 3.0 & 3.2, involving high amount of SCPI traffic. This also includes GPIO output signals for the PTP GM1 & GM2 Active to non-Active events to trigger an ECO if desired. GPIO Alarm Delay was fixed as it was broken in 3.2.x release. Front panel disable when accessing SCPI has been removed.

SPG8000A Release Notes

SPG8000 Release Notes

SPG700 Release Notes

Firmware 066146416 22 Aug 2019

SPG8000A, SPG8000, SPG700 Software Updates for Tektronix Sync Generators – V3.2

Firmware V3.2 for SPG8000, SPG8000A, SPG700 products.

SPG8000A Release Notes

SPG8000 Release Notes

SPG700 Release Notes

Firmware 066146414 29 Oct 2018

SPG8000A, SPG8000, and SPG700 Firmware Release – V3.0.1

This version of firmware supports the SPG8000A and SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator and the SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator. Version 3.0.1 is identical to 3.0.0 except includes new FW updater for certain GPS module to fix loss of signal.

Release Notes

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Firmware 066146413 20 Feb 2018

SPG8000A, SPG8000, and SPG700 Firmware Release - V3.0.0

This version of firmware supports the SPG8000A and SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator and the SPG700 Multiformat Reference Sync Generator. Version 3.0 includes fix for gmtime system call, PTP firmware, disable of port 5000, and new Event Log. It also includes repairs to customer-found issues reported on Versions 2.x. This release includes a new kernel to work on all hardware versions of the main board (Ver 1, 2, & 3).

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066146412 25 Dec 2017

ECO8000 Series System Firmware Release – V1.0

This firmware release can be installed on any ECO8000 or ECO8020 product. The ECO8000 and ECO8020 are highly versatile automatic sync and signal changeover units with configurations and capabilities required to address modern master sync application and other advanced sync timing applications.

Firmware 066158500 31 Mar 2014

TG8000 System Firmware Release – V3.2

Firmware V3.2 for TG8000.

Release Notes

Firmware 066140612 29 Oct 2018

TG8000 System Firmware Release – V3.0.0

This version of firmware supports the TG8000 Multiformat Video Test Signal Generator. Version 3.0 includes fix for gmtime system call, PTP firmware, and disable of port 5000. It also includes repairs to customer-found issues reported on Versions 2.x. This also include a new kernel to work on all hardware versions of the main board (Ver 1, 2, & 3).

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066140611 25 Dec 2017

TG8000 Software Tools - V2.5.1

This tool set is used with TG8000 Version 2.5.1 software.

Release Notes

Utility 066140703 21 Jul 2017

TG8000 System Firmware Release – V2.5.1

This version of firmware supports the TG8000 Multiformat Video Test Signal Generator and includes additional time code source selections when the GPS7 module is installed. All existing TG8000 instruments can be upgraded with these new selections free of charge with this new firmware.

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Firmware 066140610 20 Jul 2017
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MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.3

Release Notes

Application 063438506 03 Aug 2016

MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.2

Release Notes

Application 063438505 13 Mar 2016

MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.1

Application 063438504 04 Sep 2015

FIRMWARE Upgrade for MTM400, MTM400A, IPM400A, RFM300, QAM400A

Zip File containing Firmware Hex File Required to upgrade MTM400 to Firmware Version v4.6.068.401 (RC03).

Application 063371918 29 Oct 2010

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