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Instruments for testing in high pressure, live environments

Sports and Live Events represent some of the most demanding test and measurement environments. There’s a need for high performance analysis that’s fully robust, whilst also being lightweight and compact. It’s essential that your test and measurement equipment is fast and easy to use in high pressure, live production environments. 

We understand there is no one-size fits all solution. To address this, we have developed a range of instruments that offer exceptional operational flexibility, hybrid technology capabilities and robust remote capabilities, in a variety of portable and rackmount form factors.

"With the beginning of the era of UHD and HDR, it was an easy decision to choose PHABRIX instruments for our technical positions, and Leader instruments for our operator positions."


TVN CEO - Markus Osthaus
Simultaneous SDR/HDR Analysis and Monitoring

Simultaneously shooting live productions in both conventional Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) ITU-R BT.709 and High Dynamic Range (HDR) ITU-R BT.2100 with wide color gamut poses its own set of challenges. This is particularly true with a mix of SDR/709 and HDR/2020 sources be they Cameras, Replays or Graphics. While offering more engaging and realistic viewing for audiences, HDR and WCG (Wide Color Gamut) also bring additional challenges with respect to the management of video brightness and color space for broadcasters. To address these issues, an advanced set of visualization, analysis and monitoring tools is required for HDR and WCG enabled facilities, and to test video devices for compliance.

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  • The Leader LV5600 waveform monitor and LV7600 Rasterizer are the ideal tools for multi-camera live production environments

  • True hybrid simultaneous IP and SDI analysis with traditional Test and Measurement analysis tools, like Picture, Vector, Waveform, Ancillary and Payload data 
  • Offering simultaneously monitoring of up to (4) four different HDR transfer characteristics simultaneously

  • A free-form customisable layout 
  • Simultaneous Picture, Waveform and Vectorscope display of up to (4) four 3G-SDI / IP sources.
  • Picture, Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram, CIE Colour Chart and Lightening and Diamond Pattern trace overlay, for quick and easy camera matching.
Ultra-portable Handheld Instruments

For live environments demanding a high level of portability, handheld instruments that are robust, lightweight and compact are vital. With over 8000 units in the field, our Sx Series of renowned handheld instruments are relied on by broadcast engineers globally. Designed for commissioning, fault-finding and compliance testing, the Sx range is equally at home on an outside broadcast, in a studio facility or in remote locations with remote monitoring requirements.

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  • The Sx Series offers advanced signal generation, analysis and monitoring capabilities for rapid fault diagnosis
  • SxE offers advanced physical layer analysis (Eye & Jitter), with RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology instantly highlighting SMPTE compliance issues like eye under/overshoot
  • Sx TAG with its SFP, SDI and analog I/O offers incredible versatility in a handheld device. It is ideal for IP, 3G/HD/SD-SDI, optical SDI, HDMI and Analog test & measurement as well as AES eye analysis
  • AV Delay Generation and Analysis
  • Lightweight but rugged aluminium case is fitted with a high quality screen for instrument display and video monitoring
  • Integral speaker and headphone jack for audio monitoring
  • Rechargeable lithium battery for up to 2 hours
Hybrid IP/SDI Test and Measurement

With the implementation of SMPTE 2110 Media over IP infrastructure, technical support staff are being forced to carry more and more equipment, allowing them to analyze both traditional SDI signals and SMPTE 2110 IP signals. Both the Leader LV5600 / LV7600 and PHABRIX Qx Series support both SDI and SMPTE 2110 signal generation and analysis, allowing engineers to quickly identify any potential issues and carry about the necessary adjustments, without affecting the broadcast output.

  • Our solutions address the needs of professional broadcast media IP networks in compact form factors
  • For realtime UHD IP workflows on 25G networks with EUHD video payloads up to 21Gbps, the class leading QxL and QxP provides support for 2110 and 2022-6 on generic 10G/25G SFP28 interfaces.
  • The QxL and QxP offer support for generation and analysis of JT-NM TR 1001-1:2018, ST 2110-20, up to four 2110-30 and 2110-31 audio and a 2110-40 ANC media flow, all with 2022-7 Seamless IP Protection Switching and AMWA NMOS IS-04 discovery and IS-05 device connection management
  • The Leader LV5600/LV7600 provides ‘True Hybrid’ operation offering simultaneous SDI & SMPTE 2022-6/7 or 2110 analysis
  • Advanced PTP monitoring and analysis tools
  • SMPTE 2110-22 JPEG XS Analysis and Generator
Camera Shading & Production

Camera shading is the task of making multiple cameras match, providing a picture that is pleasing to the viewer. Camera shading situations range from the highly controlled environment of the broadcast studio to the sometimes less-than-ideal remote broadcast.
The basic job of the camera shader is to keep the brightness and color of the cameras consistent, so as the technical director (Vision Mixer) moves from shot to shot to shot they all look the same.

  • ZEN Series products feature as standard the basic tools required to match the brightness and color of the cameras
  • Customisable layouts allow camera shaders to size and position the waveform, vectorscope and picture display as per their operational preferences
  • Multiple camera sources can be displayed simultaneously for quick and easy brightness and color comparison
  • Diamond & Lightening Pattern display and Cinezone ‘Real-time’ false color’ exposure display allow camera shaders to quickly and easily setup a camera
  • Ensures ‘White Balance’, Black Balance and 18% Middle Grey are correct adjusted before color matching starts
Faster Fault Diagnosis for Automated QC

In any broadcast environment, whether it is in a studio or outside broadcast truck, there are a number of aspects that need to be checked and monitored including audio levels, closed captions, and legalized colors. Broadcasters need an array of test and measurement capabilities across their facilities to manage daily quality control, and to respond to any infrastructure faults. It’s important issues are found and resolved as early as possible to meet the high standard of content viewers are now expecting to see. Broadcasters require deeper insights into the content being transmitted and through the use of automated QC processes, save time and resources. Signals must meet standards, and content reviewed prior to transmission for regulatory adherence.

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  • The Qx Series offers a comprehensive range of core QC tools, including picture view, waveform monitor, vectorscope, 32 channel audio metering, ANC status and loudness monitoring, offering all the tools needed to monitor or debug a channel
  • AV Delay, available on the Sx Series, Rx Series and ZEN Series, offers an end-to-end solution for the measurement of audio to video differential delay through a broadcast chain
  • All our instruments offers exceptional audio analysis and monitoring toolsets to help diagnose problems, with the Qx Series offering up to 32 channels of audio metering with detection of Dolby DE, DD, DD+ and DE line positioning
  • The Rx and Qx Series’ offer advanced closed caption display with on screen display of OP47 and CEA-608 in 708 closed captions, Ancillary Time Code, V-chip and AFD
  • The Qx Series also features a SCTE 104 indicator
HD-SDI – 12G-SDI Physical Layer Analysis

The use of high data rates such as 1.485 Gbit/s for HD-SDI, 2.970 Gbit/s for 3G-SDI and 11.88 Gbit/s for 12G-SDI, long cable lengths and the encoding methods now in common use has resulted in a data transfer that is susceptible to jitter that can corrupt data in a dramatic way. To manage and quantify this susceptibility, measurement techniques using eye pattern displays have become more and more important. One challenge that engineers in a broadcast environment face is the measurement and monitoring of SDI signal quality throughout the production chain.

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  • The Qx Series’ Physical Layer Toolset offers fast 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer commissioning, testing and development

  • Its RTE (Real-Time Eye) Technology instantly highlights and SMPTE compliance issues, and its real-time SDI jitter windows provides simultaneous monitoring across five specified frequency bands, jitter histogram and video trigger options

  • Available in the Rx Series; advanced diagnostic tools include up to four simultaneous Real-Time Eye™ and Jitter physical layer analysis instruments

  • The handheld SxE also offers 3G-SDI Physical Layer Testing, Ideal for SDI physical layer line check, commissioning and testing 

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