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WFM5250 SDI and HDMI multi-format, multi-standard portable Waveform Monitor



WFM5250 SDI and HDMI multi-format, multi-standard portable Waveform Monitor
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Manufacturer Telestream


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WFM5250 SDI and HDMI multi-format, multi-standard portable Waveform Monitor

The WFM5250 waveform monitor offers uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, SDI (SD/HD) and HDMI monitoring, with 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 WFM5250 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 5200 series models.

Features & Benefits

  • Two Serial Digital Inputs (SDI) and two High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) inputs with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 
    • WFM5250 comes standard with auto-detection of 3G/HD/SD-SDI, Dual Link and HDMI video formats (3G-SDI requires Option 3G) 
    • HDCP support on HDMI input and HDMI output for connectivity with consumer electronics products such as Set Top Box, DVD/Blu-ray disk player 
    • Two-channel Simultaneous Monitoring (Option SIM) 
    • 16-channel embedded AES/EBU audio simultaneous monitoring support with Multichannel Surround Sound 1 display and flexible Lissajous display (Option AUD) 
    • Audio Loudness monitoring to ITU-R BS.1770-3/1771, EBU R 128, and ATSC A/85 recommendations (Option LOUD and AUD) 
  • Tektronix-patented Diamond and Arrowhead Displays for Color Gamut Compliance Monitoring 
  • New Tektronix-patented Spearhead Display and Luma Qualified Vector (LQV™) Display facilitate precise color adjustment for post production applications (Option PROD) 
  • Stereoscopic 3D Video Displays for Camera Alignment and Production/Post-production Applications (Option S3D) 
  • Comprehensive Data Monitoring helps to quickly resolve difficult content quality and reliability issues (Option DATA) 
    • Simultaneous CEA708/608 Closed Caption monitoring; Teletext and OP47 subtitle monitoring (Option DATA) 
    • Detect and decode ANC data including AFD, WSS, Video Index, TSID, V-Chip, Broadcast Flag/CGMS-A, VITC, LTC, and ANC TC 
    • ARIB STD-B35/B37/B39, TR-B22, and TR-B23 support 
    • ANC Data Inspector and SDI Data Analysis display helps troubleshoot ANC data and SDI data problems (Option DATA) 
    • HDMI / HDCP status with Extended Display Identification Data (EDID), which is information that helps users troubleshoot connectivity problems 
  • Simple 3G/HD/SD Color Bar and Pathological Signal Generator (Option GEN) for Troubleshooting Signal Paths and Equipment (Option 3G required for 3G-SDI test signal generation) 
  • Variety of Monitoring Displays 
    • Tektronix-patented Timing and Lightning displays makes facility and interchannel timing easy 
    • Waveform display of external reference (Black Burst or Tri-Level Sync) 
    • Black Picture and Tektronix-patented Frozen Picture Detection 
    • Extensive alarms, status reporting, and error logging for 10,000 events simplifies error correction tasks 
    • User-definable Safe Area Graticules and AFD Graticule facilitate editing and format conversion tasks 
  • Unmatched Display Versatility 
    • Flexible Quad Tile Display tailored to various applications needs to increase productivity 
    • TandemVu® Display for efficient camera adjustments of luma and chroma 
    • Full Screen mode that maximizes display size for precise adjustments 
  • Unmatched Usability 
    • 3 RU height, Half-rack Width, Short-depth (5.5 in. or 14 cm) Instrument, Ideal for Space-constrained Environments 
    • 4-pin XLR DC Power Input with AC Power Adapter for both AC/DC Operation 
    • 32 instrument presets for quick recall of commonly used configurations tailored to colorists, editors, or operators 
    • Front-panel USB port enables easy transfer of presets, screenshots, and error log 
    • Front-panel headphone port for easy monitoring of audio channels 
    • High-brightness display with crisp, high-resolution LED backlight, ideal for indoor and outdoor usage 
    • SNMP and Ethernet remote interface capabilities and GPI control facilitate centralized monitoring and control 
    • DVI-I external display output for easy connection to digital or analog XGA display 


  • Content Acquisition with DSLR camera 
  • Quality Control (QC) at DVD / Blu-ray master disk authoring in Post Production 
  • CALM and Picture quality monitoring in distribution with STB output 
  • Color Correction and Manipulation 
  • Content Editing and Special Effects 
  • Content Quality Control (QC) in Production and Post Production 
  • Field Production Setup and Troubleshooting