QC and Monitoring

Ideally for production, QC, monitoring and OB applications the tools that are required need to cover multiple disciplines from physical layer analysis of a signal through video and audio analysis to compliance checking of audio loudness, subtitles / closed captions and Dolby audio content. In addition to these in some applications HDR test pattern generation is required to ensure that the video path is setup correctly for uplink or transmission.

Whether working with SDR or HDR material, one of the most important production challenges is knowing that the dynamic range being captured or transmitted is correct when it cannot be correctly rendered on the monitor screen. Omnitek’s O-Zone™ system, released in version 3.2, now allows you to visualise the SDR and HDR areas within the Picture itself which complements the comprehensive dynamic range and colour space monitoring already available within the Ultra range.

 

Logging is an important part program QC and Compliance and being able to track how often an error or non-conformance occurs is a day to day requirement. In addition to knowing that something went wrong it is important to know when it went wrong so that it doesn’t happen again. The Ultra family now provides full logging of all physical and functional parameters of the video signal. Logging against timecode is essential and all events are captured against VITC, ATC VITC 1, VITC 2 and ATC LTC so that any issues can be tracked back to the specific frame, wherever it was created in the production process.

Ideally for production, QC, monitoring and OB applications the T&M tools that are required need to cover multiple disciplines from physical layer analysis of a signal through video and audio analysis to compliance checking of audio loudness, subtitles / closed captions, PCM audio and Dolby 5.1 surround audio content.

A standard requirement of Quality Control and Monitoring is the ability to decode, display and log Closed Captions / Subtitles, whichever format is being used the Ultra family of products support OP47, 708 and 608 as standard.

The Ultra TQ provides Picture, Waveform monitor, Vectorscope, gamut meters, full audio monitoring and loudness measurement, video timing, video / audio status monitoring, event logging and closed caption logging as standard on SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and IP feeds. All parameters measured by these instruments can show on-screen alerts and non-compliances can be logged against timecode.

 

 

 

The Ultra XR provides Picture, Waveform monitor, Vectorscope, gamut meters, full audio monitoring and loudness measurement, video timing, video / audio status monitoring, event logging and closed caption logging as standard on over 1700 SMPTE video standard on links up to 12G-SDI. All parameters measured by these instruments can show on-screen alerts and non-compliances can be logged against timecode.