Omnitek’s tools for Ultra HD29 August 2013
Test & measurement manufacturer OmniTek will be showing for the first time its OmniTek Ultra 4K Tool Box, a small box that include features for the analysis, display, conversion and generation of signals up to 4K/60p.
This provides multiple conversion and analysis of Ultra HD TV and digital cinema signals in current and anticipated 4K video formats up to 4096×2160/60p, allowing manufacturers, designers, researchers, broadcast stations, networks, outside broadcast units and systems integrators to build, test and commission 4K products and systems.
Analyser features include proxy image, SDI eye and jitter measurement, video status, ANC monitoring, Safe Title & Action cage insertion, and gamut monitoring. Conversion capabilities include up-, down- and cross-conversion; user-controlled 3G/HD/SD pan & scan from a 4K input; dynamic crop & zoom; and 6-axis colour correction. The 4K Tool Box also includes a signal generator capable of generating video from 4K stills and moving test patterns, SDI jitter insertion and uncompressed video capture & play-out.
Built by video system designers for video system designers, the 4K Tool Box has ports supporting a variety of connection formats – multi-rate SDI, HDMI and Display Port – for both video source and display. Conversion between connection and image formats allows operation in multiformat design environments, while eye and jitter analysis features are aimed at helping system designers to rapidly locate sources of signal error in SDI signal paths up to 6G-SDI.
User control is displayed either on the HDMI output overlay or over IP for remote browser control, for example using a wireless tablet.