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What’s New In Broadcast Signal Analysis
Attempting to guarantee the end-user experience for vision and sound is a technically challenging operation requiring both manual and automated testing, analysis and correction… By David Kirk Contributing Editor

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he online Urban Dictionary defines ‘munge’ as ‘the act of consolidating two or more mutually exclusive data sets, circumventing the requirement to write a load of complex code’. I was tempted to perform a similar process in this summary of new test and qualityassurance equipment by integrating both product categories into a single overview. Test and measurement is one of the fastest developing segments of the entire broadcast business, a key theme being the introduction of new features designed to make the whole task more efficient by reducing the need for real-time eyeballing. However, the distinction between manual signal analysis and the automated monitoring of filed or streamed data is still wide enough to justify separate inspection. A lot of new or upgraded kit has appeared in both categories since I surveyed the test and measurement sector in the June 2012 edition of InBroadcast, not least to support the US Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) audio loudness directive and its European and Asian equivalents.

and 5.1 metering, including loudness. Version DK1 is designed for stereo; version DK2 for 5.1 surround. Similar in size to a mobile phone, the unit has digital audio inputs and is claimed to meet all known loudness measurement recommendations, as well as the standard DK-Technologies meter scales. Both models can be updated to accommodate new standards. Hamlet Hamlet has introduced a new audio module for its DS900 half rack signal analyser. This has 16 analogue and AES/EBU audio inputs. Audio tests available include Dolby and loudness. Hamlet has also announced its Precision HDW7 and 5.6-inch range of monitors. Loudness monitoring is implemented by Guardian software and Qualis Audio’s Sentinel hardware.

Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic content analyser

Manual T&M
Cel-Soft has introduced new features to its Cel-Scope3D stereoscopic content analyser with the release of Version 2.5. Any feature on any display window can now be magnifi ed for closer inspection. Images can be instantly scaled between x2 and x100 for left, right or any combination. Also new is x10 contrast enhancement in the ‘onion skin’ difference mode. A frame shot facility allows two-way interaction between one operator and another. A snapshot button saves a combination of still images from the current timeline point together with the current system profile settings. These are then packed into a zip file which can be sent to another operator’s CelScope3D which automatically opens the package. DK Technologies’ DK Meter is designed to meet increasing demand for cost-effective stereo

Hamlet Precision HDW7 monitor

Leader’s LV5307 is a 7-inch monitor/rasterizer with internal cross-conversion from 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI to HDMI and vice versa. The HDMI output can be used as a rasterizer, delivering screen content to an external monitor. Selectable waveform, vector and false-colour test screens can be inset over SDI and

HDMI sources. Picture modes include markers, monochrome, blue-only, red-only and greenonly, plus cross-pulse. A peaking function allows precise adjustment of camera focus. Easy-to-use controls with presettable quickfunction buttons complement the comprehensive display and menus. Linear Acoust ic’s Lambda displays and monitors audio and metadata. 16 channels of baseband PCM audio can be monitored via eight BNC inputs or extracted from applied HD/SD-SDI signals. The decoded and deembedded audio channels are available on AES outputs. ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurements can be viewed on the front panel display. Audio can be monitored through an internal speaker or front panel headphone output. Lynx Technik’s Testor is a hand-held digital test signal gene rato r de signe d fo r signal path integrity testing. It provides digital video test patterns with embedded and external AES audio test signals. A flexible multi-format genlock input with cross lock capability and fully adjustable timing allows signals to be inserted into any part of a multi-format system. All settings are automatically stored in internal flash memory. Users can also load their own test patterns as DPX files. OmniTek has added picture quality and audio quality analysis to its

OTM and OTR waveform analysers and signal generators. The OTM and OTR systems will provide comparisons of a stored image or sequence against a reference copy of those images. Automatic compensation is offered for input signal timing delays. Differences in picture quality between the images are displayed pictorially as difference images and through a set of quantitative measurements. Phabrix’s Rx range of test instruments consists of the Rx 2000 2U 19-inch chassis with integral dual screen display, the Rx 1000 1U rasterizer and the half rack 1U Rx 500 rasterizer. Each is capable of accepting input and output modules supporting SD and HD as standard with 3G-SDI as an option. The 2U Rx 2000 can handle up to eight SDI channels simultaneously. The Rx 1000 holds up to four modules offering eight simultaneous channels. The Rx 500 offers four simultaneous channels from two modules. Each of these rasterizers has a rack depth of 13 cm and each chassis can output via HDMI or SDI to a 1920 x 1080 pixel monitor. Prismsound’s dScope Series 3E retains the design concept of the company’s dScope Series 3 but omits some of the more advanced capabilities. It supports all of the most commonly used measurement functions for analogue, digital
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InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
InFocus
InStudio
InPlay
InFile
InTest
InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
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In Broadcast - January 2013 - InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
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