WFM5200 Waveform Monitor
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Tektronix WFM5200 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor with 4 SDI Inputs

Tektronix (WFM5200) 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor, 4 SDI Inputs (3G, HD and SD-SDI support on the same inputs-auto detect) Base unit includes HD, SD and Dual-Link signal formats support Option 3G required for 3G-SDI support. The WFM5200 waveform monitor offers uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, SD/HD monitoring, a range of software options, and an upgrade path to 3G-SDI.

This portable video waveform monitor weighs less than 3 kg. and provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs in a convenient 3RU half-rack short depth form factor, suitable for space-constrained environments. The WFM5200 supports options to accept power from a 12 VDC source, a battery or a 100-240 VAC converter, and shares the same accessories with the WFM4000 and 5000 models.


Four SDI Inputs with Multiformat, Multistandard Support.
4-pin XLR DC Power Input with AC Power Adapter for both AC/DC Operation.
Tektronix-patented Diamond and Arrowhead Displays for Colour Gamut Compliance Monitoring.
WFM5200 comes standard with auto-detection of HD/SD-SDI and multiple Dual Link video formats.
3RU height, Half-rack Width, Short-depth (5.5 in. or 14 cm) Instrument, Ideal for Space-constrained Environments.
Comprehensive Data Monitoring (Option DATA) helps to Quickly Resolve Difficult Content Quality and Reliability Issues.
Multiple Input Mode allows monitoring of up to four SDI inputs simultaneously for multiple camera monitoring applications (Option CAM).
New Tektronix-patented Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV) Display Facilitate Precise Colour Adjustment for Post Production Applications (Option PROD).

Serial Digital Video Interface Inputs: 4 inputs
Auto-detection between 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD signals (Option 3G required for 3G formats)
Input Type: BNC, internally terminated 75
Input Level: 800 mVp-p, 10%
Input Equalization: 270 Mb/s: Up to 215 m of type 1694A cable
1.5 Gb/s: Up to 200 m of type 1694A cable
3 Gb/s: Up to 130 m of type 1694A cable
Output: SDI Switched Output. Selectable, active input, or test signal
Return Loss (Inputs and Outputs): >15 dB from 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz, power on or off
>10 dB from 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz, power on or off
Monitor Output: Signal Format (DVI-I Output) 1024768, 60 Hz vertical rate
External Reference Sync Formats: NTSC and PAL and tri-level sync
Input Type: Passive loop through BNC, 75 compensated
DC Input Impedance: 20 k, nominal
Return Loss: >40 dB to 6 MHz
>35 dB to 30 MHz
Lock Range: 50 ppm
Audio Characteristics Level Meter Resolution: 0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale from full scale to 20 dBFS
0.20 dB steps at 70 dB scale for signals above 20 dBFS
Meter Ballistics: True peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, BBC PPM, extended VU, Loudness
Defined/Programmable Level Detection: Mute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
Level Meter Accuracy: 0.5 dB (for analog), 0.2 dB (for digital) from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 to 40 dBFS sine wave, Peak Ballistic mode
Voltage Range 12 to 15 V DC Nominal - 10.75 to 18 V DC Min-Max Operating Range
Power Consumption 27W Typical - 35W Max
Power 100 to 240 V AC 10% 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxDxH) 21.3 cm x 14.0 cm x 13.3 cm
Weight 1.5 kg