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InTech

What's New in Broadcast
Test & Measurement
Contributing Editor David Kirk explores some of the latest
developments in the technology deployed in broadcast
and Video over IP analysis...

T

he April 2018 NAB Show in Las ability to download transport stream with
adjacent
patch
Vegas seemed in many respects segments as low resolution proxy files. panels.
quieter than in recent years with lower SpotCheck monitors an IP, ASI, or a
One model includes a
than usual visitor traffic, so far as I transmitted over-the-air MPEG stream digital signal generator
could perceive, except at the west end at the encode point. It also measures with analogue and digital
of the South Lower and South Upper and logs loudness for all programming audio outputs, offering
halls which remained crowded from emanating from a facility. It optionally line-up tones at 800 Hz
Monday through Wednesday. It was correlates loudness records directly to and 10 kHz. Level is displayed by two
also quieter than usual in terms of new as-run lists and sends loudness non- horizontal bar-graphs. As delivered,
equipment with the notable exception compliance alerts via email.
these are marked using Nordic/ DIN
of the test and measurement sector.
DekTec has added teletext to the 45406 scales. Two scaling strips are
Leader's
recently
appointed range of elements presented by supplied to attach over the DIN scaling,
President, Kozo Nagao, summarised its StreamXpert transport stream for BBC IIa and 'Digital' scaling. The
the situation quite neatly: "Most analyser. Teletext has been around front panel has two grilles for the
broadcasters now recognise the for decades and has survived inbuilt monitoring speakers and is
potential of Video over IP, both within analogue to digital transition of split into two areas of connectors
their studio facilities and for long television broadcasting. StreamXpert and controls. On the right, seven
distance content delivery. The majority decodes DVB Teletext (EN 300 472) illuminated, interlocked switches
will transition to IP via an interim SDI/ information and builds the pages select the inputs to be monitored;
IP hybrid infrastructure so they will as they would appear on a receiver three analogue and four AES digital.
want to handle SDI and IP in a single screen. An engineer or operator can Four similar buttons select between
test and measurement product." The browse through the pages and verify the display of the selected stereo
following new-technology exploration that the pages decode as expected. signal, left on both channels, right
follows my preferred alphabetical The decoder supports up to level on both channels and the mono sum
order which seems reasonably 2.5 Teletext and a subset of level 3.5 on both channels. The remaining two
impartial unless you happen
extensions.
Pages illuminated switches select the muting
to be Video Clarity.
are visualised in of loudspeakers and headphones and
Bridge
Technologies'
StreamXpert as part 'off', which switches off all inputs. The
Instrument View for the
of the Transport- switches have removable lens-caps
Bridge VB440 IP probe
Stream tree. The which make it possible to re-label the
is designed to analyse
user can zoom in to functions of the switches if desired.
packet behaviour on a
page or sub-page
Interra Systems Baton automated
Bridge
network. It also allows Technologies
level and obtain quality controller now supports the
a production team to VB440 IP probe
information such as Interactive
Advertising
Bureau's
view uncompressed media content duration time and refresh interval.
Video Ad Serving Template (VAST)
in real time. In a mixed HDR/nonGhielmetti's GMS 2100 and GMS protocol. VAST allows for dynamic ad
HDR environment, it can be used to 2110 broadcast audio test and insertion to present demographically
assure optimal colorimetry. Audio monitoring units provide analogue targeted ads within on-demand
synchronised to video can be inspected and digital monitor outputs as well content. Baton can access rotating
and heard.
as displaying level on bar-graph VAST-formatted ads from centralised
Cobalt Digital's SpotCheck transport meters with multiple scale modes, ad clouds to perform QC on multiple
stream compliance monitor loudness indicating phase and providing variants, as well as validate formats
provides logged data verifying CALM audible monitoring on headphones and ensure compliance with the VAST
compliance plus access to loudness and internal loudspeakers. Input specifications.
records. Options include transport connectors are located on the front
Leader Electronics introduced four
stream quality checks, such as panel for use when mounted in racks new test and measurement products
presence of CEA 708/608
at NAB. The LV5600 is a mainsclosed-captioning,
powered SDI/IP waveform
as well as transport
monitor in a half-rack
errors, frozen/black
width 3U desktop chassis
frame, and audio
with
a
touch-screen
silence checks. They
front panel display. It
Ghielmetti 2100 broadcast audio test and monitoring
also
provide
the
provides the facilities

Leader LV5600 SDI/IP waveform monitor

needed to monitor UHD/HD/SD SDI
as well as video-over-IP. Features
include test pattern generation, eye
pattern display, jitter measurement,
closed-caption monitoring, CIE colour
chart, HDR measurement, focus
assist, customisable screen layout,
tally interface, 4K/UHD operation,
10G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces.
SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and
the recently published SMPTE 2110
protocols are all supported. The
LV5600 also incorporates Leader's
CINEZONE and CINELITE.
The LV7600 rasterizer offers exactly
the same capabilities as the LV5600,
but in a low-profile 19 inch 1U formfactor for easy rack or desk mounting.
Also new are the LV5300 portable
12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor
and LV7300 rasterizer.
NTi Audio's Digilyzer DL1 is a
compact (163 x 86 x 42 mm) analyser
designed for testing, monitoring
and troubleshooting digital audio
interfaces. AES3, S/PDIF, TOSLINK
and ADAT signal formats at sampling
frequencies up to 96 kHz are
supported. Power is from three AA
cells. The complete channel status
information is displayed in an easyto-understand plain text format,
according to the latest
standards.
Carrier frequency
and
level
is
available on all
main screens. An
auto trigger and
auto ranging scope
gives a detailed view
of the input audio
signal in the time
NTi DL1 Digilyzer for
digital audio interfaces


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