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Literature & Documentation

Datasheet Literature Number Release Date
PRISM D00010022A 29 June 2020
Document Document Type Release Date
New Postproduction Tools Equip Workflows for HDR & 4K Surge

With Telestream’s introduction of the widely used PRISM waveform monitor for postproduction, personnel can now cover all the bases for managing HDR color and luminance along with 4K and even 8K pixel density within a single workflow. Get the white paper.

Whitepaper 26 June 2020
Remote Workflows and HDR in Sports: Not Just for the Big Leagues

Streamline your media operations as part of your remote working and disaster recovery plans. Read a short article that provides suggestions on tested workflows that enable more remote productions and state-of-the-art 4K HDR programming to OTT platforms for you to deliver a more engaging experience for your viewers without breaking the bank.

Whitepaper 19 June 2020
PRISM to WFM Comparison

Next generation SDI and IP waveform monitor for engineering and production environments.

Comparison Sheet 19 May 2020
HDR for Cinematography: An Essential Guide from The Broadcast Bridge, sponsored by Telestream

High dynamic range (HDR) and wide color gamut (WC) combined with 4K resolution and progressive frame rates have catapulted broadcast television to new levels of immersive experience for the viewer. As HDR and WCG are relatively new to television, we need to both understand their application and how we monitor them to enable us to surpass the levels of quality and immersive experience cinematographers demand. If you would like to understand and build HDR workflows or you need to get the best out of HDR, download HDR for Cinematography: An Essential Guide from The Broadcast Bridge.

Whitepaper 12 May 2020
Practical High Dynamic Range Broadcast Workflows: An Essential Guide from The Broadcast Bridge, sponsored by Telestream

The guide provides practical insight and shares how HDR workflows are addressed in broadcast workflows through real-life examples. Due to the differing screen brightness, comparing SDR and HDR images may not be as straightforward as it may first seem. A working solution to address this is demonstrated.

Whitepaper 09 April 2020
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 MPI2-25 and MPX2-25 Media Analysis Platform V2.1 User Manual
Supports software version 2.1 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
User D00010019A 16 June 2020
PRISM MPI2-25 and MPX2-25 Media Analysis Platform V2.0.1 User Manual
Supports software version 2.0.1 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
User 077-1632-00 10 February 2020
PRISM Media Analysis Platform Read This First: 25GE upgrade kit installation User 061-4430-00 09 December 2019
PRISM MPI2-25 and MPX2-25 Media Analysis Platform Read This First: Available documentation User 071-3685-00 09 December 2019
PRISM MPI2-25 Media Analysis Platform Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 2.0 and above. This manual describes how to install the PRISM Media Analysis Platform and provides basic safety and operating information. Detailed operating information is available in the user manual.
User 071-3730-00 29 June 2020
PRISM MPX2-25 Media Analysis Platform Installation and Safety Instructions
Supports software version 2.0 and above. This manual describes how to install the PRISM Media Analysis Platform and provides basic safety and operating information. Detailed operating information is available in the user manual.
User 071-3738-00 29 June 2020
PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform V2.1 User Manual
Supports software version 2.1 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
User D00010021A 19 June 2020
PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform V1.10 User Manual
Supports software version 1.10 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM MPI2-10 and MPX2-10 Media Analysis Platform.
User 077-1522-03 20 November 2019
PRISM MPI and MPX Media Analysis Platform V2.1 User Manual
Supports software version 2.1 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
User D00010020A 29 June 2020
PRISM MPI and MPX Media Analysis Platform V1.10 User Manual
Supports software version 1.10 and above. This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
User 077-1290-07 20 November 2019
PRISM MPI2-RACK-MD Extended Touch Display with Rack Cabinet Installation and Safety
This manual contains installation and safety information for the PRISM MPI2-RACK-MD extended touch display with rack cabinet.
User 071-3641-00 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 075-1108-00 07 Feb 2019
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 075-1106-00 10 Dec 2018
PRISM MPI Media Analysis Platform 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 071-3501-03 19 March 2018
PRISM Field Upgrade
This document contains instructions for installing field upgrades on the PRISM Media Analysis Platform.
Field Install Instructions 075-1095-00 31 Oct 2017
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
PRISM to WFM Comparison

Next generation SDI and IP waveform monitor for engineering and production environments.

Comparison Sheet 19 May 2020
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 077-0865-02 24 Jun 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 071-3205-02 09 Mar 2015
WFM230UP and WFM220AUP Upgrades for the WFM2300 and WFM2200A Installation Instructions
This document describes how to install the WFM230UP and WFM220AUP upgrades for the WFM2300 and WFM2200A Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitors.
Field Install Instructions 075-1053-01 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
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
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
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
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
WFM520UP and WVR520UP Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WFM5200 and WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizers.
Field Install Instructions 075-1026-00 11 Feb 2020
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 077-1051-02 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 077-0807-00 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 077-0806-00 05 Nov 2013
WVR5200 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer.
Primary User 077-0802-00 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 077-0802-00 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 077-0802-00 29 Mar 2013
WVR5200 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WVR5200 Waveform Rasterizer.
User 077-0532-02 19 Jul 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 077-0551-00 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 077-0549-00 27 May 2011
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
Creating 4K/UHD Content Poster Poster 25 Nov 2019
A Guide TO 4K/UHD Monitoring and Measurement eBook Feb 9, 2016
Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster Poster 05 Dec 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
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
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.

473216
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 001-1417-00 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 077-1051-02 18 Apr 2016
WFM7200 Specifications and Performance Verification
This manual contains specifications and performance verification procedures for the WFM7200 Waveform Rasterizer.
Performance Verification 077-0669-00 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 077-0392-02 17 Sep 2014
WVR720UP, WVR820UP, and WVR830UP Upgrades for the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers.
Field Install Instructions 075-1016-03 17 Sep 2014
WFM720UP, WFM820UP, and WFM830UP Upgrades for the WFM7200, WFM8200, and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WFM7200, WFM8200, and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Field Install Instructions 075-1001-04 24 Jul 2014
WFM7200 User Manual
This manual provides operation information for the WFM7200 waveform monitor.
Primary User 077-0667-00 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
Creating 4K/UHD Content Poster Poster 25 Nov 2019
A Guide TO 4K/UHD Monitoring and Measurement eBook Feb 9, 2016
Color Correcting your 4K Content Quick Start Guide 21 Nov 2019
Understanding HD and 3G-SDI Video Poster Poster 05 Dec 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
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
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
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.

473216
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 001-1417-00 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 077-1051-02 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 077-0392-02 17 Sep 2014
WVR720UP, WVR820UP, and WVR830UP Upgrades for the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WVR7200, WVR8200, and WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizers.
Field Install Instructions 075-1016-03 17 Sep 2014
WFM720UP, WFM820UP, and WFM830UP Upgrades for the WFM7200, WFM8200, and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the WFM7200, WFM8200, and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Field Install Instructions 075-1001-04 24 Jul 2014
WFM8200 and WFM8300 User Manual
This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the WFM8200 and WFM8300 Waveform Monitors.
Primary User 077-0253-03 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 071-2639-01 23 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 077-0259-03 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 077-0261-02 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 077-0393-00 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 077-0392-00 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 071-2640-00 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 077-0391-00 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 077-0262-00 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 071-2706-00 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
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
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
SPG800AUP Upgrade Instructions
This document provides installation procedures for upgrading the SPG8000A signal generators.
Field Install Instructions 075-1092-00 13 Feb 2020
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 077-1225-03 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 071-3036-09 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 077-1216-01 23 Jan 2019
SPG8000 Declassification and Security Instructions
This document provides declassification and security instructions for the SPG8000 Master Sync / Clock Reference Generator.
Declassification 077-0750-01 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 075-1104-00 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 077-1220-00 Rev A 21 Nov 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 077-1219-00 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 077-1051-02 18 Apr 2016
ECO8000 Series User Manual
This document desribes the installation and operation of the ECO8000 Series Automatic Changeover Unit.
Primary User 071-3221-01 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
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.
n/a 31 Jan 2020
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
TekMOS: A general-purpose, Real-time, No-reference Video-Quality Assessment Tool Whitepaper 26 May 2020
10 things you need to know about monitoring Video & Audio Quality of Experience Fact Sheet 10 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
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 077-3202-05 04 Jan 2019
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
Aurora recommended hardware specifications
Application Note 30 Oct 2019
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 077-1111-08 14 Mar 2019
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
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
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
Testing Digital Television Standards: ISDB-TB
Brazilian testing standards poster
Poster 09 Nov 2018
Manual Manual Type Part Number Release Date
MTSA-HW and MTSA-PC MPEG Test Systems V3.3.2 Quick Start User Manual

This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the MTSA MTSA-HW and MTSA-PC products.

User Manual 071-3731-00A 14 Jun 2020
MTS4EA HEVC/AVC Video and Compressed Audio Analyzer V7.1.6 User Manual

This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the MTS4EA MPEG Analyzer as part of the MTSA software suite.

User Manual D00010026A 14 Jun 2020
PQA Picture Quality Analyzer V4.1.11 User Manual

This manual contains information about the operation, functions, and features of the PQA Picture Quality Analyzer as part of the MTSA software suite.

User Manual D00010028A 14 Jun 2020
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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Software & Downloads

Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

PRISM Series Firmware Release – V2.1.1

Compatible with all PRISM Series Products: MPI/MPX, MPI2/MPX2-10, MPI2/MPX2-25

New features and improvements:

  • 8K quad SDI inputs on MPI2/MPX2-25 and products with 25G upgrade kit
  • Dolby E Guard Band measurements
  • Decode of Dolby E metadata transmitted over ancillary data packets
  • Audio loudness readout
  • New Anc Session application to monitor ancillary data transmitted over SDI and IP signals
  • Light meter measurements on the picture display
  • Source ID picture overlay
  • Timecode readout
  • Closed Captions / Subtitle decode for CEA-608, CEA-708, OP-47, and ST2031

Release Notes – V2.1.1
Older release notes: V2.0.2, V2.0.1, V1.10.4, V1.10.2, V1.9.1

Installation Instructions – V2.1.1

Firmware P00010070A 21 May 2020

PRISM 25GE Firmware Release – V2.0.2

NOTE: For use ONLY with PRISMs with 25GE Media Analysis input board installed. NOT COMPATIBLE with PRISMs with 10GE Media Analysis input board installed.

New features and improvements:

  • User interface has been rebranded to Telestream.
  • Telestream licensing is now supported along with existing Tektronix licenses. No action is required if your product has existing Tektronix licenses.

Release Notes – V2.0.2
Older release notes: V2.0.1

Installation Instructions – V2.0.2

Firmware 066-2071-02 21 Feb 2020

PRISM Firmware Release – V1.10.4

NOTE: For use ONLY with PRISMs with 10GE Media Analysis input board installed. NOT COMPATIBLE with PRISMs with 25GE Media Analysis input board installed.

New features and improvements:

  • User interface has been rebranded to Telestream.
  • Telestream licensing is now supported along with existing Tektronix licenses. No action is required if your product has existing Tektronix licenses.

Release Notes – V1.10.4
Older release notes: V1.10.2, V1.9.1, V1.8.2

Installation Instructions – V1.10.4

Firmware 066-1894-14 07 Feb 2020
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 066-1709-06 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 066-1709-03 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 063-4374-05 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 063-4374-04 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 063-4432-10 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 063-4432-08 10 Jul 2015

WFM8000, WVR8000 Series and WFM7200 and WVR7200 Web User Interface Application – V3.0.3

The Web Application Interface for the WFM8300, WVR8300, WFM8200, WVR8200, WFM7200 and WVR7200 instruments enables users to operate the instrument from a remote workstation. For use with WFM/WVR8200, WFM/WVR8300 and WFM/WVR7200 SW Ver 3.0.X

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Application 063-4269-09 29 Sep 2014
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 063-4268-19 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 063-4268-17 10 Jul 2015

WFM8000, WVR8000 Series and WFM7200 and WVR7200 Web User Interface Application – V3.0.3

The Web Application Interface for the WFM8300, WVR8300, WFM8200, WVR8200, WFM7200 and WVR7200 instruments enables users to operate the instrument from a remote workstation. For use with WFM/WVR8200, WFM/WVR8300 and WFM/WVR7200 SW Ver 3.0.X

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Application 063-4269-09 29 Sep 2014
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

SPG8000A, SPG8000, SPG700 Firmware Release – V3.4.3

Version 3.4 adds NTP client support for the input time reference, password for the web interface, adjustable compensation for the GPS antenna cable length, and several performance enhancements and bug fixes.

SPG8000A Release Notes – V3.4
Older release notes: V3.3, V3.2

SPG8000 Release Notes – V3.4
Older release notes: V3.3, V3.2

SPG700 Release Notes – V3.4
Older release notes: V3.3, V3.2

Firmware 066-1464-20 14 April 2020

TG8000 Firmware Release – V3.2.1

This version of firmware supports the TG8000 Multiformat Video Test Signal Generator. Version 3.2.1 adds support for new BG7 module and fix for black 4/5 drop frame disable selection not able to save in preset. 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 – V3.2.1
Older release notes: V3.2, V3.0

Firmware 066-1406-13 22 May 2019

ECO8000, ECO8080 Firmware Release – V1.0

This firmware release can be installed on any ECO8000 or ECO8020 unit.

Firmware 066-1585-00 31 Mar 2014

TG8000 Software Tools

This package includes three Windows utilities that can be used with the TG8000:

  1. TGSetup – Connect to a TG8000 for remote configuration
  2. FrameGEN – Convert bitmap files to PIC files used by several TG8000 modules
  3. LogoGEN – Create logo overlay images for use with several TG8000 modules
Utility 066-1407-03 21 Jul 2017
Software Software Type Part Number Release Date

MTS4EA Elementary Stream Analyzer – V7.1.6

This package contains all of the software needed for the installation of the MTS4EA Elementary Stream Analyzer as part of the MTSA software suite.

New features and improvements:

  • Added support for MTSA MPEG Analysis platform.
  • Now uses the Telestream licensing system, which no longer requires a dongle for operation

Release Notes

Application P00010140A
(066-2030-00B)
14 Jun 2020

MTSA MPEG Test System – V3.3.2

This package contains all of the software needed for the installation of the MTSA MPEG Test System.

New features and improvements:

  • Support for MTSA MPEG Test Systems MTSA-HW and MTSA-PC
  • Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer with AC4 audio and Dolby Vision support
  • Buffer Analyzer with MP4 AAC support
  • Multiplexer with AC4 audio support
  • PES Analyzer with scrambled PID analysis support
  • Now uses the Telestream licensing system, which no longer requires a dongle for operation

Release Notes

Application P00010139A
(066-2029-00B)
14 Jun 2020

PQA Picture Quality Analyzer Software – V4.1.11

This package contains the software for PQA as part of the MTSA software suite, for installation on the following products:

  • MTSA-HW MPEG Test System
  • MTSA-PC MPEG Test System (software-only)

New features and improvements:

  • Added support for YCbCr 4:2:0 10-bit planar video formats. The YCbCr 4:2:0 10-bit format is supported only for .yuv files created by MTS4EA which are encoded with one of the "two byte LSB/MSB first" options.
  • Now uses the Telestream licensing system, which no longer requires a dongle for operation

Release Notes

Application P00010141A
(066-2031-00B)
14 Jun 2020

MTS4EA Elementary Stream Analyzer – V7.1.5

This package contains all of the software needed for the installation of the MTS4EA Elementary Stream Analyzer.

New features and improvements:

  • Added support for MTSA MPEG Analysis platform.

Release Notes

Application 066-2030-00 28 Jun 2019

MTSA MPEG Test System – V3.3.1

This package contains all of the software needed for the installation of the MTSA MPEG Test System.

New features and improvements:

  • Support for MTSA MPEG Test Systems MTSA-HW and MTSA-PC
  • Transport Stream Compliance Analyzer with AC4 audio and Dolby Vision support
  • Buffer Analyzer with MP4 AAC support
  • Multiplexer with AC4 audio support
  • PES Analyzer with scrambled PID analysis support

Release Notes

Application 066-2029-00 28 Jun 2019

PQA Picture Quality Analyzer Software – V4.1.10

This package contains the software for PQA600/600A/600B/600C and PQASW, which can be installed on the following products:

  • MTSA-HW MPEG Test System
  • MTSA-PC MPEG Test System (software-only)

New features and improvements:

  • Added support for YCbCr 4:2:0 10-bit planar video formats. The YCbCr 4:2:0 10-bit format is supported only for .yuv files created by MTS4EA which are encoded with one of the "two byte LSB/MSB first" options.

Release Notes

Application 066-2031-00 28 Jun 2019

MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.3

Release Notes

Application 063-4385-06 03 Aug 2016

MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.2

Release Notes

Application 063-4385-05 13 Mar 2016

MTS4000 and MTS4SAV3 Application Software – V3.1

Application 063-4385-04 04 Sep 2015

PQA Picture Quality Analyzer Software – V4.1.7 (64-bit), V3.9.7 (32-bit)

This is the software for PQA500/600/600A/600B/600C and PQASW. The 32-bit version works for PQA500 and the 64-bit version works for PQA600/600A/600B/600C and PQASW. This version also could be used for the software demo trial. The customer can download this software and run for trial without any purchase required. Please contact your local Telestream sales representative for further details.

Release Notes

Installation Instructions

Application 063-4564-00 31 Jul 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 063-3719-18 29 Oct 2010
Test Streams
Read Me (about these test file archives)
MPEG-Audio
MPEG-Video
MPEG-Video-Conformance
MTS-100
Sarnoff
Tclips

Video Archive