Key Features

4K/UHD (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) generation & analysis
  • Simultaneous generation and analysis
  • 12-bit YRGB/YUV waveform monitor with H,V zoom
  • Vectorscope for checking colour bias / conformity
  • Test pattern generation, including Pathological and moving patterns*
  • 32 channel audio signal generation and embedding*
  • Video and audio monitoring
  • REF locking and timing analysis
IP generation & analysis (option)
  • SMPTE ST 2110* and ST 2022-6 decapsulation / encapsulation
  • Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysis histogram for monitoring network traffic
  • PIT Logging offers effective longer-term network monitoring
  • Packet Profile Generator for stress testing video networks
  • Stream & network analysis tools
  • Network management multicast support (IGMP2,3)
Physical layer testing (option)
  • HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI RTE (Real-time Eye) option for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under/overshoot
  • Jitter analysis in five specified frequency bands
HDR / WCG generation & analysis (option)
  • Dolby PQ HDR supported (HLG and SLOG3 standards included with future upgrade)
  • CIE chart (Rec. 709, Rec. 2020, P3)
  • HDR Heat-map highlights signals beyond SDR
  • HDR test pattern generator
  • Waveform (log scale to 10,000 NIT) with Wide Colour Gamut support
  • Vectorscope with Graticules / Targets for HDR & SDR
System features
  • Logging
  • Configuration presets
  • TCP/IP interface for remote control and automated testing
Form factor
  • Compact ½ RU
  • Air filter option for live production

*Upcoming software release


IP toolset

SMPTE 2110* & 2022-6 network analysis

Packet Profile GeneratorLink Arrow
• Unique Packet Profile Generator for stress testing video networks
• Create different packet interval timing distribution profiles to simulate IP network congestion conditions
Packet Interval Timing (PIT) analysisLink Arrow
• Stream health reporting using histogram to visualise distribution of packet arrival times
• Packet counts mapped against arrival time (µS)
• Easy diagnosis of congestion with max, mean and min Inter Packet Arrival Time
PIT LoggingLink Arrow
• Versatile PIT Logging tool offers effective longer-term network monitoring
• Tool can present accumulated max/min Packet Interval Timing (PIT) for all packets plotted against time
Network stream analysisLink Arrow
• Table identifies streams within an IP signal
• Presents protocol, bitrate, CRC status, source and destination addresses
IP network analysisLink Arrow
• Transmission and receive traffic analysis
• Monitoring packet types and sizes
SFP status monitoringLink Arrow
• SFP status for monitoring physical network connection

High Dynamic Range & WCG Tools

Dolb PQ, HLG & SLOG3

CIE 1931 X Y chartLink Arrow
• BT.709, BT.2020, DCI-P3 colour gamut overlays
• X, Y labelled axis
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• Picture linked cursor*
• Supports SDR and HDR
HDR waveform monitorLink Arrow
• Graticules for SDR & HDR
• YCbCr/YRGB & single trace modes
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• 12-bit resolution
• H/V pan and zoom
• Picture linked cursor*
HDR vectorscopeLink Arrow
• Graticules / Targets for SDR and HDR*
• Tooltip co-ordinate display
• 12-bit resolution
• Zoom to targets
• User definable targets*
• Picture linked cursor*
HDR Heat-mapLink Arrow
• Programmable HDR Heat-map to highlight luminance zones - ideal for adjusting brightness of picture
• 7 simultaneous & programmable colour overlay bands
• Individual upper & lower overlay threshold controls
• User presets for SDR & HDR
• Selectable background grey / colour
• Identify shadows, mid-tones or specular highlights
HDR generatorLink Arrow
• BT.709, BT.2020 colour space
HDR patterns
• SDR patterns in HDR containers
• Pathological overlay
• Full range of HD to UHD standards


Physical layer & signal analysis

Real-time EyeLink Arrow
• Instant, Real-time Eye (RTE) for testing SMPTE compliance issues, including under / overshoot
• Rise time and fall time
• Amplitude histograms
• Single or multiple eyes
• Traffic lights instantly provide compliance indication
Jitter analysisLink Arrow
• Real-time jitter measurements
• 10, 100, 1k, 10k, 100k filters
• Infinite Persistence mode
• H, 2H, V Trigger
WaveformLink Arrow
• Up to 4 waveform traces at full 12-bit resolution
• Configurable H and V graticules
• Single line, H-mag, V-mag, brightness, colour and monochrome controls
VectorscopeLink Arrow
• 12-bit processing
• Magnification (0.5x to 4x)
• 75% and 100% targets
• 5% +/-5 degress boxes
• IQ axis on/off, perimeter rose, brightness, gamma, raw,
persistence, low pass and interpolate trace modes
Signal generationLink Arrow
• 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI signal generation, including pathological test patterns for stress testing
• Selection of moving test patterns*
• Audio signal generation and embedding*
Input standards selectionLink Arrow
• Easy SMPTE standards selection
• Payload indicators simplify the use of 4K/UHD with more than one carrier signal (4 x 3G or 2 x 6G)
Picture displayLink Arrow
• Scaling from 1/16 to full screen
• Cursors linked to waveform and data view
Pixel pan and zoomLink Arrow
• Picture magnification, zooming and pixel panning
• Ideal for checking 4K/UHD quadrant intersections
• Grid display offers 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x pixel sizes
Timing & system referenceLink Arrow
• Measure timing of SDI input against reference
• Relative timing tools for 4K/UHD based on 4 x 3G signals
• Graphic and numeric values
Audio monitoringLink Arrow
• 32 channel audio monitoring
• Input selection of audio groups, and sub-image audio for 12G
• Metering Ballistics options include PPM Type I, PPM Type II, Vu and VuFr
• Audio pair phase meters
• Stereo pair & mono monitoring
ANC detect and ancillary statusLink Arrow
• Colour coded signal conditions for present, lost, and error
• Toolset to edit DID and SDID values
SDI data viewLink Arrow
• Presents the raw data in the signal as hex, decimal or binary
• Pixel value shown by frame and line value
• Presents entire frame with active video, TRS words & blanking data

Rear Panel


Formats supported (generation, analysis & monitoring)

IP SMPTE 2022-6
IP SMPTE 2110*

Video inputs / outputs

4 x SDI for HD, 3G, 6G, 12G 75 Ohm terminated BNC Inputs
4 x SDI for HD, 3G, 6G, 12G 75 Ohm terminated BNC Outputs
RTE Real-time Eye input (12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI) x 1 (SDI input A) BNC
SFP+ MSA/NON-MSA 12 Gbps copper or fibre SDI, 10G Ethernet

Audio inputs / outputs

4 x 75 Ohm AES selectable I/O (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)
1 x Stereo analogue audio output (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)
8 channel 48kHz PCM audio on HDMI and SDI Instrument output

User interface

HDMI 1.4 instrument output, 1920 x 1080, 4:4:4 RGB, Type A


2 x 75 Ohm BNC high impedance looping reference input, tri-level or B&B with cross lock

Networking & control

10/100/1000 BASE-T
8 x bi-directional GPI (26 pin high density ‘D’ Type socket)


Internal loudspeaker Beeper

Form factor

253 x 44 x 211 mm (width x height x depth) excluding projections
1.9 kg weight


Power consumption 50W typical, 70W max
4 Pin XLR power connector, 12V nominal (10V-18V)
AC Power adapter (included), 90-264VAC, 120W


1 year standard increased to 3 – 5 years with Extended Warranty package

*Upcoming software release


Qx 12G

Qx 1U ½ rack 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI analyser/generator


Qx 1U ½ rack 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI analyser/generator + Eye / Jitter physical layer analysis


IP decapsulation / encapsulation license (SMPTE 2022-6)


IP network traffic analysis tools


10GBASE-SR Ethernet short range SFP+


HDR/WCG standards


3 Year Warranty*


5 Year Warranty*

*One year warranty included as standard.