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Tektronix Video WFM2200

3G/HD/SD/SDI Multiformat Waveform Monitor

Status: Discontinued
Replaced By: WFM2200A
Brand: Tektronix Video
Model Number: WFM2200
Our Item No: WFM2200
Condition: NEW
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Product Features:

  • Base unit includes HD, SD, and Dual-Link signal format support
  • Portable Instrument that is Ideal for Field Production Setup and Troubleshooting
  • Operates with Internal, Rechargeable, and Replaceable Battery Unit; External Recharger Kit and a Battery Unit for Replacement is Available as an Option
  • Two SDI Inputs with Multiformat, Multistandard Support:
    • WFM2200 comes standard with auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats
    • Upgradeable to include 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) format support with the purchase of an upgrade key (Option 3G)
  • 3G/HD/SD Color Bar and Pathological Signal Generator for Troubleshooting Signal Paths and Equipment (Note: Option 3G is required for 3G-SDI test signal generation)
  • Audio Monitoring with up to 16-channel Embedded AES/EBU Audio Simultaneous Monitoring Support with Multichannel Surround Sound Display and Flexible Lissajous Display
  • Independent AES Input and Output for Audio Facility Testing
  • Ability to Display Waveform of External Reference Signal and LTC Signal for Quick Diagnosis of the Potential Issues in Sync and Time Distribution System
  • Tektronix-patented Diamond and Arrowhead Displays for Color Gamut Compliance Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Data Monitoring helps to Quickly Resolve Difficult Content Quality and Reliability Issues (Option DATA):
    • Simultaneous CEA708/608 Closed Caption monitoring; Teletext and OP47 subtitle monitoring
    • Detect and decode ANC data including AFD, WSS, Video Index, TSID, V-Chip, Broadcast Flag/CGMS-A, VITC, LTC, and ANC TC
    • ARIB STD-B35/B37/B39, TR-B22, and TR-B23 support
    • ANC Data Inspector and SDI Data Analysis display helps troubleshoot ANC data and SDI data problems
  • Variety of Monitoring Displays:
    • Tektronix-patented Timing and Lightning displays makes facility and interchannel timing easy
    • Waveform display of external reference (Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync)
    • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging for 10,000 events simplifies error correction tasks
    • Voltage and Timing Cursor for precise measurement
    • User-definable Safe Area Graticules and AFD Graticule facilitate editing and format conversion tasks
  • Unmatched Display Versatility:
    • Flexible Quad Tile display tailored to various application needs to increase productivity
    • Full Screen mode that maximizes display size for precise adjustments
    • Thumbnail Picture for content verification
  • Unmatched Usability:
    • 32 instrument presets for quick recall of commonly used configurations tailored to colorists, editors, or operators
    • USB port enables easy transfer of presets, screenshots, and error log
    • Internal speaker and headphone port for easy monitoring of audio channels
    • Intuitive menu structure and context-sensitive help
    • High-brightness display with crisp, high-resolution LED backlight, ideal for indoor and outdoor usage
    • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities facilitate centralized monitoring and control
    • Super lightweight and low power consumption design for portable, battery-powered applications


  • Field Production Setup and Troubleshooting
  • System Check Tool in Distribution and Broadcast
  • Portable Engineering Tool in Manufacturing

The Tektronix WFM2200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor. The Tektronix WFM-2200 is a versatile instrument can operate with an internal battery and DC input through an AC-DC converter unit.

Standard configuration provides multiformat support for HD-SDI (SMPTE 292), SD-SDI (ITU-R BT.601), and Dual Link (SMPTE 372) signal formats. The instrument provides automatic format detection, and with Option 3G supports Level A and Level B SMPTE 425/424 formats.

Audio monitoring support for up to 16 channels of Embedded AES/EBU Audio provides a variety of audio level bar monitoring, multichannel surround sound display*1, and flexible Lissajous display. An internal speaker or headphone port can be used for easy compliance verification of digital audio without the need for an additional piece of equipment.

The Tektronix WFM/2200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor provides the reliability of the Tektronix waveform monitors family in a portable, basic monitoring product. The WFM2200 offers uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, picture thumbnail, display freeze, and an error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification.

  • Video Monitoring Standards and Formats:
    • 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) – Option 3G
    • High Definition SDI
    • Standard Definition SDI
    • Dual Link (4:2:2, 4:4:4, alpha channel, 10 bit, 12 bit)
  • Color Gamut Monitoring:
    • Arrowhead Display
    • Diamond and Split Diamond Displays
  • Digital Audio Support:
    • 16-channel Digital AES/EBU (Embedded)
    • AES/EBU Input and Output
    • Audio Bar Displays
    • Lissajous Display
    • Surround Sound Display

Ease of Use

The intuitive user interface of the Tektronix WFM2200 provides backlit buttons and online help. 32 user-configurable presets allow users to recall commonly used configurations tailored to your personal work practices. These presets can be transferred to and from other units (same model) using the front-panel USB port. An Ethernet port allows for easy download of screenshots and the Error Log.

See and Solve with Tektronix Displays

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

Tektronix displays offer the sharpest CRT-like trace quality for clear waveform monitoring with the look and feel of an analog display. The familiar video waveform display can show SD/HD/3G-SDI signals in RGB, YPbPr, YRGB, or pseudo composite. Signal components can be displayed in either Parade or Overlay mode. Cursors within the waveform display allow precise measurement of Voltage and Time to be made. The vector display offers user-selectable graticules, color targets (75% or 100%), and color axis.

With several sweep rates and easy control of vertical gain and horizontal magnification, you can efficiently monitor and measure video waveform parameters.

Specialized displays provide summarized, yet comprehensive reports of alarms, session, and status of content. Powerful displays such as Video Status show a condensed view of error statistics, signal format, presence of ancillary data, and more. These Tektronix-exclusive displays simplify monitoring tasks by providing important content information at a glance.

Errors in the displays can automatically be logged in the Error Log and provided as a report.

Alarms, Quality Statistics, and Logging – Thorough and Fast Content Verification

The Tektronix WFM-2200 offers a variety of displays designed to show status at a glance, in addition to the status bar continually displayed at the bottom of the screen.

A comprehensive overview of the video content status is presented in the Video Session display. Offering a time-based compilation of information, this screen is ideal for presenting evidence of compliance after content screening. Information on input format and session time is presented, along with statistics on Error Detection and Handling (EDH) / Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) and gamut errors.

The Tektronix WFM-2200's Alarm Status display provides continuous information on the state of each condition currently being monitored by the instrument.

To support unattended monitoring and QC applications, as well as provide documentation for service-level agreements, these instruments maintain an error log of 10,000 events, which facilitates the detection and correction of problems. Log entries are recorded with date, time of day, and time code (VITC, LTC, ANC). The error log can be downloaded to a USB memory stick or through a network connection to .TXT or .HTM formats for easy record keeping and processing on spreadsheets or database software.

Picture Display – Quick Visual Confirmation and Precision Content Adjustment

For a qualitative view of the content, a full-color Picture display is offered, which can be displayed as a full-screen presentation. This display is compatible with all input formats and features automatic adjustment for aspect ratio and number of active lines.

You can select bright-up conditions that show the location of RGB or composite gamut errors on the Picture display of the Tek WFM-22-00. The Line Select mode shows the location of the line currently selected within the Picture display.

Users can choose from several Safe Action and Safe Title graticules on the Picture display which help editors and operators easily identify incorrectly positioned video content such as graphics, titles, or logos.

Graticule choices include the Safe Action and Safe Title graticules defined in SMPTE RP218, ITU, and ARIB standards, plus two sets of completely flexible, user-definable graticules. These graticules facilitate editing tasks and reduce the need for format conversions.

Patented Tektronix Gamut Displays – Efficiently Detect and Allow Correction of Gamut Problems

The Tektronix-patented Diamond, Split Diamond, and Arrowhead displays simplify the process of verifying gamut compliance and are ideal for colorists, editors, and operators to visualize whether the content is RGB or Composite Gamut compliant with a single glance. Plus, they are designed to help isolate the Out-of-Gamut component just as easily. For SDI component content that is destined for broadcast in composite systems, the unique Tektronix Arrowhead display can be used to monitor Composite Gamut compliance without the need for a separate encoder. Within this display, a separate upper and lower luma-only gamut limit can be applied. Each of these displays offers user-selectable gamut thresholds so operators can set monitoring limits appropriate to their specific operation and include a preset for EBU-R103. You can also select bright-up conditions to see the location of gamut errors on the Picture display. In addition, gamut monitoring is fully integrated with the powerful alarm logging and reporting capabilities of the Tektronix WFM2200 Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor.

Quad Tile Display – Flexible Monitoring Configuration Customized to Suit Your Application

Tektronix offers multiple display options to suit a variety of applications that can be customized to the user’s needs. The Quad Tile display provides flexibility to increase your productivity. The user can configure four different displays within the one instrument. A maximum of two traces can be displayed, along with picture, status, and audio bars to create flexible monitoring configurations that can be saved as presets for quick and easy recall. For instance, a waveform parade, vector, picture, and audio bar display can be configured to monitor the audio and video signal simultaneously within the Quad Tile display. Unlike instruments with predetermined view combinations, Quad Tile lets you create a Quad Tile display tailored to your specific needs and work practices. Each tile can be configured to enable easy signal analysis such as multiple alarm and status screens, different Safe Area Graticules and cursors on each tile, and more.

Digital Audio and Video Monitoring in One Instrument

The Tektronix WFM 2200 provides high-quality digital filtering and oversampling to insure precise, reliable, and repeatable audio measurements. The instrument provides 16-channel embedded digital audio monitoring with Audio Bars, Lissajous Displays, Surround Display*1, and a front-panel headphone port for easy compliance verification of digital audio without the need for an additional piece of equipment. Flexible mapping of the embedded audio inputs to the audio bar displays allows for a variety of audio mixes to be supported from multiple stereo signals to surround and stereo support.

The Surround Sound display provides intuitive graphical representation of channel interaction in a surround sound system. The Bars display provides indication for faults, audio levels, and provides indication of the presence of a Dolby format. The flexible Lissajous display allows the selection of any two audio channels.

Specialized audio displays provide deeper inspection of the signal and make the WFM2200 instrument a comprehensive compact waveform and audio monitor. The audio session displays summarize levels, faults, and number of active bits for each channel. These instruments also feature Audio Control Packet Data and Channel Status displays.

The Dolby Status display gives an in-depth view of VANC Dolby metadata that complies with SMPTE 2020 standard.

Facility Timing Made Easy

Synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a video facility. Every device in a system must be synchronized in order to successfully create, transmit, and recover video pictures and audio information. The intuitive Timing display clearly shows the timing offsets between HD and SD signals relative to the reference.

This Tektronix-patented Timing display makes facility timing easy through a simple graphical representation which shows the relative timing of the input signal and the reference signal (or a saved offset reference) on an X-Y axis. Simply adjust the timing of the equipment until the circle is within the center of the display for precise, direct measurements of vertical offset in number of lines and horizontal offset in μs.

The Lightning display shows luma and chroma amplitudes and helps users verify component timing using a color-bar signal. The Tektronix-patented Bowtie display complements the timing measurement capability of the Lightning display. Using a special Bowtie test signal in component format, this display helps make precise, accurate measurements of interchannel amplitude and timing.

  • 1 - Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • 1 - AC power adapter
  • 1 - User's Manual
  • Cannot be sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Order with purchase of new main unit(s)
  • Factory-installed, prior to shipping
  • Installations vary; please call for details
WFM2200 3G Tektronix WFM22003G Add support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B)for the WFM2200 Portable Waveform Monitor Not Available


WFM2200 DATA Tektronix WFM2200DATA Add Ancillary Data monitoring (including decoding of 708 and 608 Closed Captions, Teletext and OP47 Subtitles, AFD, and CGMS-A), ANC Data Inspector, and advanced Data Analysis capabilities for the WFM2200 Portable Waveform Monitor Not Available

Replaced By:

WFM200BA Tektronix WFM200BA Rechargeable battery pack for replacement Add to Cart


WFM200BC Tektronix WFM200BC External Battery Recharge Unit Add to Cart


WFM200 FSC Tektronix WFM200FSC Soft Carrying Case for WFM2200 Add to Cart


Model Description Price
WFM2200GSA Tektronix WFM2200GSA Multiformat, Multistandard Portable Waveform Monitor
GSA Advantage
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
Government-/GSA-Eligible Entities Only.
For GSA Price, Please Call
Direct: (339) 293-4066
See our GSA Listing
WFM200BCGSA Tektronix WFM200BCGSA External Battery Recharge Unit
GSA Advantage
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
Government-/GSA-Eligible Entities Only.
For GSA Price, Please Call
Direct: (339) 293-4066
See our GSA Listing
WFM200FSCGSA Tektronix WFM200FSCGSA Soft Carrying Case for WFM2200
GSA Advantage
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
Government-/GSA-Eligible Entities Only.
For GSA Price, Please Call
Direct: (339) 293-4066
See our GSA Listing
WFM22003GGSA Tektronix WFM2200 3GGSA Add support for 3G-SDI signal formats (Level A and Level B)for the WFM2200 Portable Waveform Monitor
GSA Advantage
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
Government-/GSA-Eligible Entities Only.
For GSA Price, Please Call
Direct: (339) 293-4066
See our GSA Listing
WFM2200DATAGSA Tektronix WFM2200 DATAGSA Add Ancillary Data monitoring (including decoding of 708 and 608 Closed Captions, Teletext and OP47 Subtitles, AFD, and CGMS-A), ANC Data Inspector, and advanced Data Analysis capabilities for the WFM2200 Portable Waveform Monito
GSA Advantage
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
Government-/GSA-Eligible Entities Only.
For GSA Price, Please Call
Direct: (339) 293-4066
See our GSA Listing
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