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Tektronix WFM8300

Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor

Brand: Tektronix
Model Number: WFM8300
Our Item No: WFM8300
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WFM8300

$19,500.00

Product Features:

  • Video/Audio/Data Monitor and Analyzer – All-in-One Platform
    • Comes standard with auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats
    • 4K format support (requires Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI)
    • Optional capabilities include 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) formats support (Option 3G), composite analog video support (Option CPS), as well as analog and digital audio (Option AD) and Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital audio (Option DPE) decodingand monitoring
    • Comes standard with Simultaneous Input Monitoring capability, ANC Data Inspector, and numerical/graphical display of A/V delay for analog, digital audio (Option AD), and Dolby (Option DPE)
    • Multiple Input Mode allows monitoring of 2 to 4 SDI inputs simultaneously (4-input mode requires Option 2SDI)
  • Superior Physical Layer Signal Integrity Analyzer
    • Most accurate 3G-SDI jitter waveform display and eye pattern display in the waveform series and patented cable length measurement (Option PHY with Option 3G)
    • Most comprehensive eye pattern measurements including eye amplitude, rise/fall time, and overshoot/undershoot measurements as well as Tektronix jitter waveform display (Option PHY)
    • Field-upgradeable HD/SD-SDI eye pattern input module to full 3GSDI and HD/SD-SDI support with the purchase of an upgrade key (WFM830UP with Option 3G)
  • Black picture and Tektronix-patented frozen picture detection (3G/HD/SD-SDI formats)
  • Tektronix-patented Timing and Lightning displays Tektronix-patented Spearhead display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications (Option PROD)
  • Tektronix-patented Spearhead display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications (Option PROD)
  • Tektronix patented Diamond and Arrowhead displays for gamut monitoring
  • Most Comprehensive Audio Monitoring (Option AD or DPE)
    • Multichannel Surround Sound 1 display and flexible Lissajous display
    • Audio Loudness monitoring to ITU-R BS.1770-3 (Option AD or DPE)
    • Comprehensive Dolby metadata decode and display (Option DPE)
    • Dolby E Guard Band meter with user-defined limits (Option DPE)
  • Most Comprehensive ANC Data Monitoring
    • CEA708/608 Closed Caption monitoring; Teletext (WST), SMPTE2031, OP47, and ARIB B.37 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
  • Most in-depth digital data analysis helps quickly resolve difficult content quality and reliability issues
  • Unmatched Display Wersatility
    • FlexVu™, the most flexible four-tile display, tailors to various application needs to increase productivity
    • Standard and user-definable Safe Area Graticules facilitate editing and format conversions tasks, reducing the need for rework
    • Active Format Description (AFD) detect, decode, and automatically adjusted graticule on picture display enable easy identification of aspect-ratio related issues
  • Unmatched Usability
    • CaptureVu® advanced video frame data capture simplifies troubleshooting and equipment setup
    • 32 instrument presets for quick recall of commonly used configurations tailored to engineers or operators
    • Front-panel USB port enables easy transfer of presets, captured video frame data, screenshots, and error log
    • Front-panel headphone port enables quick verification of selected audio pair
    • Intuitive menu structure and context-sensitive help
    • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging
    • Bright, crisp, high-resolution LED backlight display
    • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities and GPI control facilitate centralized monitoring and control

Applications

  • Monitoring and compliance checking in content distribution and broadcast
  • Quality control in content production and post production
  • Equipment/system qualification and troubleshooting for installation and maintenance of content creation and distribution facilities
  • Research and development of professional video equipment

WFM8300 Waveform Monitor

The WFM8300 features the complete range of product family options and comes standard with HD/SD-SDI and Dual Link video format support. It provides high-performance monitoring and measurement for applications for a wide range of formats from Composite Analog to SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI video signals in single, dual and quad-link video formats. The WFM8300 offers support for a variety of audio formats for analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E.

  • Video Monitoring Standards and Formats
    • 4K (4096×2160) and UHDTV1 (3840×2160) format - Options 4K, 3G and 2SDI
    • 3G-SDI (Level A and Level B) - Option 3G
    • High Definition SDI - Standard
    • Standard Definition SDI - Standard
    • Dual Link (4:2:2, 4:4:4, alpha channel, 10 bit, 12 bit) - Standard
    • Composite Analog Video - Option CPS
    • Multiple Input Mode 2 SDI inputs - Standard
    • Multiple Input Mode 4 SDI inputs - Option 2SDI
  • Color Gamut Monitoring
    • Arrowhead display - Standard
    • Diamond and Split Diamond displays - Standard
    • Spearhead display - Option PROD
    • Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) - Option PROD
  • Audio Monitoring Standards and Formats
    • Analog, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded - Option AD
    • Analog and digital including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E - Option DPE
  • Measurement and Analysis
    • Automated eye pattern and jitter measurements - Option PHY
    • Color bar and pathological signal generation - Option PHY
    • Digital data analysis - Standard
    • ANC Data Inspector - Standard
    • Simultaneous input monitoring - Standard
    • 3D video monitoring - Standard
    • Audio/video delay measurement - Standard

Unmatched Measurement and Monitoring Performance for Content Creation and Content Distribution

From Composite Analog to 4K/UHDTV1 Digital Video–All-in-One Platform

The WFM3800 supports any combination of video and audio format options, so these instruments excel in multiformat environments and evolve with your needs to protect your investment.

Most Advanced Physical Layer Measurement Solutions

The WFM8300 high-performance waveform monitor offers the most comprehensive physical-layer signal measurements for engineers. When equipped with Option 3G and relevant physical-layer options for each model, these instruments can perform 3G-SDI eye pattern display, jitter measurements, and cable length measurements (with Option PHY).

Superior Data Analysis Capabilities for Engineers and Operators

Today there is a wide array of metadata that provides information to a variety of equipment through the processing chain. Monitoring of this metadata is critical to ensure that the processing equipment correctly handles the signal. For instance, correct format of the AFD ensures that the aspect ratio on the display is correctly formatted and the automated AFD graticule is available for the picture display along with the binary data and text description for easy monitoring.

The right side of the display shows the data values in hexadecimal, decimal, or binary format and uses the following color coding for easy identification of data types and errors:

  • Green - Active video data
  • Blue - Data in horizontal or vertical blanking intervals
  • White - EAV, SAV, and other reserved words
  • Yellow - Data outside nominally allowed values
  • Red - Data with illegal values

The left side of display shows un-interpolated digital values plotted against sample numbers as a digital waveform. You can configure this unique display in either Video mode or Data mode.

Full-Featured Simultaneous Input Monitoring Boosts Versatility (3G/HD/SD-SDI)

The Simultaneous Input Monitoring (SIM) capability (standard) takes multiformat monitoring to a new level. This capability helps operational staff quickly determine if a video quality problem existed in the input signal or arose in their facility. It enables engineering staff to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve technical problems introduced in a piece of video equipment by comparing the input and output signals at each point in the chain. This feature is also especially helpful when checking for transparency during format conversion.

3D Measurement and Monitoring

The 3D measurements and displays are standard on the WFM8300. A 3D image is comprised of a Left Eye and Right Eye view feed as two separate HD-SDI signals or combined within a 3G Level B format. Additionally, a 3D signal can be carried within a single SDI signal as a left and right image Side by Side, Top/Bottom, or Field Interlace. Within the instrument a variety of different 3D monitoring modes are available to assist the user in determining the difference between the Left Eye and Right Eye views. From this disparity difference between the two left and right images the depth of an object within the image can be determined.

For monitoring purposes a variety of displays can be set up within the Picture mode:

  • Difference Map Display - A subtraction of the two luma video signals L-R or R-L to produce a grayscale difference map image to see the difference between left and right images.
  • Red/Cyan Anaglyph Display - The left image is shown in red and the right image is shown in cyan, with identical left and right objects shown in monochrome. This allows the user to isolate differences between objects and gauge the depth of the object within the image.
  • Green/Magenta Anaglyph Display - The left image is shown in green and the right image is shown in magenta, with identical left and right objects shown in monochrome. If an object appears in magenta and then green this indicates that the object is coming out from the screen plane. Similarly if the object appears in green and then magenta the object is behind the screen plane.
  • Checkerboard Display - This picture display shows a block of the image from the left eye and then the next block shows the image from the right eye in a 16×9 checkerboard pattern. This helps the user compare the levels and color of the signal between the left and right images.

See and Solve™ with Tektronix Displays

Tektronix See and Solve™ displays simplify video monitoring tasks such as calibration, error detection, and content correction allowing users to detect errors at a glance and troubleshoot them efficiently.

Complete Monitoring Tool Set for Optimum Sound Quality

The WFM8300 provides high-quality digital filtering and oversampling to ensure precise, reliable, and repeatable audio measurements. For easy monitoring, audio options provide format auto-detection and flexible mapping of audio inputs to analog or digital audio outputs for connection to external devices.

Facility Timing Made Easy

Audio/Video synchronization is an important challenge in the processing of video signals. The WFM8300 with Option AVD displays the A/V delay on a graphical bar indicator. The measurement readout gives facility engineers the necessary tools to ensure system integrity and facilitate A/V delay compliance. This feature provides out-of-service measurement of A/V delay for analog or digital audio and video formats. A TG8000 or SPG8000 is required to generate the SDI signal which contains the audio and video sequence that can be distributed through the system and measured by the WFM8300 with Option AVD.

The Tektronix-patented SMPTE RP168 compliant 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. The display also shows the timing difference between links on Dual link and Quad link signals to make sure there is reliable multi-link signal transmission.

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 and accurate measurements of interchannel amplitude and timing. The SCH Phase display helps quickly verify this critical timing parameter of composite analog video signals.

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PRE-INSTALLED UPGRADES
  • 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
WFM8300 2SDI Tektronix WFM83002SDI Add a second SDI Input Module with 2 additional SDI Inputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI support on the same inputs-auto detect, (Option 3G required for 3G-SDI Support) Add to Cart

$1,900.00

WFM8300 3G Tektronix WFM8300-3G Add support for 3G-SDI signal formats for the WFM8300 Add to Cart

$951.00

WFM8300 4K Tektronix WFM8300 Internal Option Adds Support for 4K/UHDTV1 Signal Formats (Req Options 3G & 2SDI) Add to Cart

$5,100.00

WFM8300 CPS Tektronix WFM8300-CPS Add support for Composite Analog Video Monitoring;2 composite Analog Inputs; Passive Loopthrough for the WFM8300 Add to Cart

$2,740.00

WFM8300 AD Tektronix WFM8300-AD Add Analog Audio Monitoring ( 2 sets of 6 channel Analog Audio Inputs and 8 channels Analog Audio Outputs) Plus 16 channels Embedded or AES/EBU Digital Audio Support (8 channels at a time) for the WFM8300 Add to Cart

$2,740.00

WFM8300 DPE Tektronix WFM8300DPE Add Option AD Capabilities (Analog and Digital Audio - Embedded or External AES) Plus support for Decoding and Monitoring Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby D Audio Add to Cart

$7,030.00

WFM8300 PROD Tektronix WFM8300-PROD Advanced Gamut Monitoring Package (Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector Display) Add to Cart

$951.00

WFM8300 PHY Tektronix WFM8300-PHY Physical Layer Measurement Package (includes 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI Eye pattern and jitter waveform displays; automated measurements of Eye pattern parameters, jitter, and cable parameters; color bar and pathological signal generation) Add to Cart

$10,700.00

WFM8300 62 Tektronix WFM8300-62 Analog Audio Breakout Cable, 6 feet, male 62 pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors for the WFM8300 Add to Cart

$647.00

POST-PURCHASE UPGRADES
  • Sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Intended for pre-owned/existing main unit(s)
  • Can be purchased and installed at any time
  • Installations vary; please call for details
WFM830UP 2SDI Tektronix WFM830UP 2SDI Upgrade: Add a second SDI Input Module with 2 additional SDI Inputs - 4 SDI inputs in total Add to Cart

$2,320.00

WFM830UP 3G Tektronix WFM830UP 3G Upgrade: Add support for 3G-SDI signal formats for the Tektronix WFM8300 Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer Add to Cart

$1,160.00

WFM830UP 4K Tektronix WFM8300 Field Upgrade Adds Support for 4K/UHDTV1 Signal Formats (Req Options 3G & 2SDI) Add to Cart

$6,120.00

WFM830UP 62 Tektronix WFM830UP 62 Upgrade: Analog Audio Breakout Cable, 6 feet, male 62 pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors for the Tektronix WFM8300 Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer Add to Cart

$792.00

WFM830UP AD Tektronix WFM830UP AD Upgrade: Add Analog Audio Monitoring, Plus AES/EBU Discrete Digital Audio or 16 channels of Embedded Audio Support Add to Cart

$3,360.00

WFM830UP CPS Tektronix WFM830UP CPS Upgrade: Add support for Composite Analog Video Monitoring; 2 Composite Analog Inputs; Passive Loopthrough Add to Cart

$3,360.00

WFM830UP DDP Tektronix WFM830UP DDP Upgrade: Add support for Decoding and Monitoring Dolby Digital Plus Add to Cart

$1,160.00

WFM830UP DPE Tektronix WFM830UP DPE Upgrade: Add Option AD Capabilities Plus support for Decoding and Monitoring Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby D Audio Add to Cart

$8,590.00

WFM830UP IF Tektronix WFM830UP IF Service Intallation without Calibration for the Tektronix WFM8300 Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer Add to Cart

$781.00

WFM830UP IFC Tektronix WFM830UP IFC Service Intallation with Calibration for the Tektronix WFM8300 Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer Add to Cart

$1,420.00

WFM830UP PHY Tektronix WFM830UP PHY Upgrade: Physical Layer Measurement Package Add to Cart

$13,000.00

WFM830UP PROD Tektronix WFM830UP PROD Upgrade: Advanced Gamut Monitoring Package for the Tektronix WFM8300 Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer Add to Cart

$1,160.00

Cabinets & Rackmount Kits
Model Description Buy Now Price
WFM50 F06 Tektronix WFM50F06 Filler Panel for Dual Rack Cabinet Add to Cart

$233.00

WFM7F02 Tektronix WFM7F02 Portable Cabinet for the WFM6120, WFM7020, WFM7120 Add to Cart

$271.00

WFMRACK-NN Tektronix WFMRACK-NN Dual Rackmount Kit for 2 LCD-Based models Add to Cart

$399.00

WFMRACK-ON Tektronix WFMRACK-ON Dual Rackmount Kit for Various Models Add to Cart

$399.00

Calibration & Data Reports
Model Description Buy Now Price
WFM8300C3 Tektronix WFM8300C3 3 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix WFM8300
(Must be purchased with Unit)
Add to Cart

$1,050.00

WFM8300C5 Tektronix WFM8300C5 5 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix WFM8300
(Must be purchased with Unit)
Add to Cart

$2,010.00

WFM8300 D1 Tektronix WFM8300D1 1 Year Calibration Data Report for the Tektronix WFM8300
(Must be purchased with Unit)
Add to Cart

$133.00

WFM8300D3 Tektronix WFM8300D3 3 Year Calibration Data Report for the Tektronix WFM8300
(Must be purchased with Unit)
Add to Cart

$220.00

WFM8300D5 Tektronix WFM8300D5 5 Year Calibration Data Report for the Tektronix WFM8300
(Must be purchased with Unit)
Add to Cart

$439.00

Repair Services
Model Description Buy Now Price
WFM8300G3 Tektronix WFM8300G3 3 Year Gold Care Plan for the Tektronix WFM8300 Add to Cart

$1,970.00

WFM8300G5 Tektronix WFM8300G5 5 Year Gold Care Plan for the Tektronix WFM8300 Add to Cart

$3,500.00

WFM8300R3 Tektronix WFM8300R3 3 Year Repair Service for the Tektronix WFM8300 Add to Cart

$1,130.00

WFM8300R5 Tektronix WFM8300R5 5 Year Repair Service for the Tektronix WFM8300 Add to Cart

$2,010.00

Model Description Buy Now Price
WFM8300GSA Tektronix WFM8300GSA Advanced 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor and Analyzer,2 SDI Inputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI support on the same inputs-auto detect); includes HD-SDI, SD-SDI, Dual-Link signal formats, simultaneous input monitoring (SIM), advanced data ana
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WFM83002SDIGSA Tektronix WFM83002SDIGSA Add a second SDI Input Module with 2 additional SDI Inputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI support on the same inputs-auto detect, Option 3G required for 3G-SDI Support
GSA Advantage
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GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM830062GSA Tektronix WFM830062GSA Analog Audio Breakout Cable, 6 feet, male 62 pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors for the WFM8300
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GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM83003GGSA Tektronix WFM83003GGSA Add support for 3G-SDI signal formats for the WFM8300
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GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM8300CPSGSA Tektronix WFM8300CPSGSA Add support for Composite Analog Video Monitoring;2 composite Analog Inputs; Passive Loopthrough for the WFM8300
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM8300DPEGSA Tektronix WFM8300DPEGSA Add Option AD Capabilities (Analog and Digital Audio - Embedded or External AES) Plus support for Decoding and Monitoring Dolby E, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby D Audio
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM8300ADGSA Tektronix WFM8300ADGSA Add Analog Audio Monitoring ( 2 sets of 6 channel Analog Audio Inputs and 8 channels Analog Audio Outputs) Plus 16 channels Embedded or AES/EBU Digital Audio Support (8 channels at a time) for the WFM8300
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM8300PHYGSA Tektronix WFM8300PHYGSA Physical Layer Measurement Package (includes 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI Eye pattern and jitter waveform displays; automated measurements of Eye pattern parameters, jitter, and cable parameters; color bar and pathological signal gen
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM8300PRODGSA Tektronix WFM8300PRODGSA Advanced Gamut Monitoring Package (Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector Display)
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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WFM830062GSA Tektronix WFM830062GSA Analog Audio Breakout Cable, 6 feet, male 62 pin connectors to 8 XLR male output connectors and 12 XLR female input connectors for the WFM8300
GSA Advantage
Government/GSA - Eligible Entities Only.
GSA Contract GS-07F-0375T
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