All-in-One measurement tool for broadcast and chief engineers

All-in-One measurement tool for broadcast and chief engineers

The WFM2200A & WFM2300 are ruggedized portable tools for measurement and analysis in field applications.

Offering an array of video/audio monitoring tools and test signal generation, the wide range of physical interfaces allow quick connection to isolate, diagnose, and resolve system issues.

Portable Waveform Monitor for Broadcast & Chief Engineers

The WFM2200A or WFM2300 is a powerful troubleshooting toolset for broadcast engineers and technicians whether in the field and or stationed at remote locations within a facility. The instruments provide a full range of Video, Audio, and Ancillary data measurements to verify performance or trace problems to root cause.

Highlights

  • Video: 3G/HD/SD-SDI in BNC, HDMI, or Fiber
  • Video: Eye & Jitter Measurement (WFM2300)
  • Video: Composite analog video waveform display on Ref in input
  • Audio: AES/EBU, Embedded, Dolby E

All-In-One Capability to Troubleshoot a Wide Variety of Issues

The WFM2200A & WFM2300 come complete with a full set of physical interfaces and measurement components to address a wide range of broadcast issues. The basic waveform functions can be easily augmented with a full suite of tools to perform measurements as diverse as evaluating physical layer margins on long SDI runs or providing a known ‘good signal’ to check AV delay or audio loudness.

Highlights

  • Connect to: SDI, ASI, fiber, and HDMI for video; AES/EBU and embedded for audio
  • Check: Integrated test signal generator and cable length impairment
  • Standard Displays: Waveform, Vector, Gamut, Picture
  • Optional Features: Eye/Jitter, Audio Loudness, Dolby, and more

A Familiar Interface in A Ruggedized Package

The entire family of Tektronix instruments have an identical interface and displays. The familiar controls and large 7" diagonal screen of the 2200A & 2300 maximize your time outdoors, on the bench, or near the rack. There’s even a replaceable battery that can be quickly swapped out to ensure optimum availability.

Highlights

  • Identical user interface to WFM 5000, 7000, and 8000 series
  • Rugged package designed for demanding environments
  • Optimum availability from swappable Long-Life Battery

Models

WFM2200A

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WFM2300

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Form Factor

Portable Ruggedized package, 7" screen, replaceable battery

Video Formats

SD,HD, Dual Link 3G (Option), Optical (Option), HDMI (Option) HD, SD, 3G (Option), Optical (Option)

Audio Formats

Dolby E Monitoring (Option)

Measurements

Waveform & Vector, Loudness Metering (Option), Closed Caption (Option) Subtitles (Option), ANC Data (Option), Gamut Waveform & Vector, Loudness Metering (Option), Closed Caption (Option) Subtitles (Option), ANC Data (Option), Gamut, Physical Layer, ASI Monitoring (Option)

Special Features

Portability, Replaceable Battery Portability, Replaceable Battery, Physical Layer Measurement
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Applications

Verify A/V delay

The WFM2200A & WFM2300 can measure the synchronization of the SDI video signal and embedded or digital audio (AES/EBU) signal. The integrated video and audio test signal generator allows engineers to visualize AV delay throughout the entire signal path. In addition, propagation delay testing with the integrated signal generator helps minimize the system latency that is critical in live broadcast.

Highlights

  • A/V flash pop generator combined with AM AV delay measurement
  • SDI video timing comparisons with embedded audio or AES/EBU audio

Measure Eye & Jitter at The Ins-and-Outs of A Mobile Production Facility

The integrity of cables and equipment can be measured by analysis of physical layer parameters. The automated measurement and Eye/Jitter displays available on the WFM2300, allows users to quickly create acceptance reports for their clients. The integrated stress loop adds an additional 20m of simulated cable to the signal path and provides further confidence on system margins to avoid the digital cliff and ensure the health of the signal.

Highlights

  • SD / HD / 3G SDI Eye / Jitter automatic measurement
  • Stress loop adding 20m cable and jitter for margin test
  • ECable length measurement with cable type selection

A Portable Toolbox for On the Spot Troubleshooting

Only a portable device such as the WFM2000 can quickly provide verification of signal integrity at various physical points along the signal path. Equally, issues with ancillary data such as closed captioning or audio quality are only possible through on the spot measurement. The WFM2000 series is in a class of its own as an invaluable tool to any facility in troubleshooting a variety of problem issues.

Highlights

  • ANC Data Monitoring
  • Closed Caption Decode
  • Audio Loudness monitoring and reporting

Compare Multiple Cameras with Capture Mode

When schedules are tight and pressures high at the start of a show, balancing of imagery in multi-camera environments is a critical facet of production setup. The capture feature in the WFM2200A & WFM2300 provides a quick comparisons of signal levels and color set up, to create a consistent look for every scene.

Highlights

  • Capture feature for picture and trace displays
  • Toggling A/B inputs for quick comparison

Key Specifications

Options

WFM2300 Only

  • SD, HD and Dual Link
  • Embedded Audio
  • AES/EBU Digital Audio (AUD)
  • Basic Test Signal Generation
  • Coax Cable Simulation/Margin Test Loop
  • Patented Gamut Displays
  • 3G Formats (3G)
  • Dolby E Monitoring (DBE)
  • Audio Loudness Monitoring (LOUD)
  • Fibre Input: SMPTE297 (SFP)
  • Eye Diagrams
  • Jitter Waveform & Automated Measurements
  • Cable Parameter Measurements
  • ASI monitoring

Key Specifications

  • SD, HD and Dual Link
  • Embedded Audio
  • AES/EBU Digital Audio (AUD)
  • Basic Test Signal Generation
  • Coax Cable Simulation/Margin Test Loop
  • Patented Gamut Displays

Options

  • 3G Formats (3G)
  • Dolby E Monitoring (DBE)
  • Audio Loudness Monitoring (LOUD)
  • Fibre Input: SMPTE297 (SFP)

WFM2300 Only

  • Eye Diagrams
  • Jitter Waveform & Automated Measurements
  • Cable Parameter Measurements
  • ASI monitoring