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InTech

Broadcast Test and
Measurement Update
Contributing Editor David Kirk
re-examines the developments in
the field of test and measurement...

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020 was meant to be the year
in which 8K started to be taken
seriously as a broadcast and digital
film mastering resolution, promoted
by NHK with the Summer 2020
Tokyo Olympics as a long-anticipated
catalyst. Instead, 2020 was dominated
by the coronavirus pandemic. If
the claims currently being made by
the pharmaceutical industry prove
justified, life will soon return to some
kind of normality albeit with a greater
than ever focus on electronic media.
The simple fact is that 8K displays
are quietly becoming affordable
as manufacturers gear for mass
production. Test and measurement
equipment producers are increasingly
waking up to 8K as a resolution with a
real future.
Bridge
Technologies'
recently
introduced ISM (Integrated Services
Monitoring) " provides exactly the set
of data gathering tools broadcasters
need throughout the chain from
production to delivery, uncompressed
to compressed, " says the company's
chairman, Simen Frostad. " No other
company in the network monitoring
and analysis space can offer such
a complete, comprehensive set of
automated capabilities that deliver
such a high level of understanding
throughout any content distribution
chain. " A turnkey monitoring system,
ISM supports SD, HD, UHD and 8K. It
encompasses contribution streams
using various encapsulation techniques
including TS-encapsulated JPEG2K
and SRT in addition to traditional
IPTV. ISM includes pre-demodulation
Bridge Technologies' ISM
(Integrated Services
Monitoring)

signal analytics, pre and
post encoding analytics for IPTV,
cable delivery and remote physical
layer as well as transcoding for OTT
distribution. Data is monitored using
QoE parameters such as MOS scores,
and recorded for instant display on
a visual timeline. PDF reports are
automatically generated and can be
emailed to whoever needs them.
Bridge Technologies has also
introduced 'Widglets', an API for the
VB440 IP probe. This allows video
monitoring data to be embedded
within any HTML code for access by
anyone connected via a web browser,
wherever they are. The probe is
designed to monitor and analyse of
high-bitrate ST2110 and ST2022-6
broadcast data moving between
broadcasting net-works, production
studios, master control centres
and outside broadcast vehicles and
venues. It enables production teams
to continuously survey all layers of
media transportation on an IP network
and facilitates quick rectification of
potential problems.
Cobalt Digital's 9978-ANC-MON
is a 3G/HD/SD-SDI ancillary data
monitoring probe with multipleprotocol data payload SDI/HDMI
display and fault detection/forwarding.
Based on an openGear card, it
monitors and shows status in plain
language on-screen overlays. The
user interface is designed for use
by operations personnel as well as
engineers. A status burn-in overlay
is available on the card's SDI output
together with as an HDMI output that

Leader's LT4611 SDI and IP video and audio sync generator

can be directly connected to a wall
monitor. The probe can integrate with
automation systems via its IP and
SNMP interfaces. Applications include
monitoring of data packages such as
closed captioning, SCTE 104, 608XDS and AFD, providing interpreters
that parse the payload and display it
as a burn-in. Also included standard
is a continuously running display of
ATSC A/85 LKFS loudness. Full user
DashBoard or remote control allows
full status and control access locally or
across a standard Ethernet network.
DekTec's StreamXpert software
decodes and analyses audio, video
and metadata formats in real time.
It displays the stream contents and
allows an operator to explore related
metadata in detail. The video, audio
and teletext decoder is claimed to
supports all industry-standard formats
including ATSC 3.0, HEVC and Dolby
AC4. Combining the software with a
DTU-245 ASI/SD-SDI to USB-2 adapter
and a notebook computer forms a
portable transport-stream analyzer.
DekTec also offers an HD-SDI input to
USB-3 adapter (DTU-351), ASI/SD-SDI
in/out PCIe card (DTA-2145) and quad
3G-SDI/ASI ports for PCIe (DTA-2174).
Interra Systems' BATON is an M/L
and AI enabled automated qualitycontrol platform that provides quality
and compliance checks for video on
demand content, in the cloud / onpremises, for linear and streaming
workflows. It supports a combination
of automated and manual checks
including
subtitles
and
closed
caption verification, audio language
identification, PSE correction plus
loudness detection and correction.
Leader's ZEN Series waveform
monitors
and
rasterizers
are
designed for use in SDI, IP or hybrid
environments. Video display formats
supported by various models in the
product range include high definition,
ultra-high definition, standard dynamic
range, high dynamic range and wide

colour gamut. Designed for production
studios, OB vehicles, post facilities,
presentation suites and master control
rooms, the instruments include the
in-depth tools needed by technicians
plus Leader's CINEZONE and CINELITE
which are intended for camera crews,
editors and colorists. Three recent new
enhancements to the range have been
announced. Each can be implemented
as a free download to the relevant
optional firmware plug-ins:
*	 SCTE-104-compatible ANC data
analysis function, for all ZEN series
models (LV5300, LV5350/LV7300,
LV5600 and LV7600).
*	 Enhanced IP measurement
function, for the LV5600/LV7600. This
supports video-over-IP measurement
within the SMPTE ST 2110 and ST
2022-6 standards, including buffer
measurement based on ST 211021. New features provided include
simultaneous measurement of packet
jitter and precision time protocol of a
redundant transmission line.
*	 4K signal closed caption (EIA708/608) support, for all ZEN series
models. This new measurement
capability supports 4K video delivered
via 3G-SDI quad link and 12G-SDI.
" As broadcasters' continue to
face new challenges, those who
have adopted the Leader ZEN series
philosophy now have the advantage
of a test and measurement platform
that can be upgraded via software
licenses to address the new test and
measurement challenges, " says Kevin
Salvidge, Leader's European Regional
Development Manager.
Also introduced recently, the Leader
LT4611 is a 1 RU full-rack-width
generator producing analog video
sync, audio word-clock signals and
SMPTE ST 2059-2 profile. Based on the
LT4610, to which it can be upgraded.
It has a lower entry price point giving
users the option of selecting the
features they need if or when they
transition from SDI to IP.


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