Tektronix WFM-8300 Advanced 3G-SDI Monitoring with 4K Support

£14,500.00 exc. VAT

Tektronix WFM-8300 comes as standard with HD/SD-SDI or Dual Link video monitoring.

Users can easily upgrade WFM-8300 to monitor 3G-SDI , composite analogue video and 4K/UHD video.

Tektronix WFM-8300 also comes standard with Simultaneous Input Monitoring capability. ANC Data Inspector, and numerical/graphical display of A/V delay for analog, digital audio (Option AD), and Dolby (Option DPE)

Optional audio upgrades include support for analogue, digital AES/EBU, digital embedded, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E formats. The 8000 Series waveform monitor and rasterizer offers optional physical layer analysis with eye pattern and jitter measurement.

WFM-8300 is an excellent solution for protecting your investment in multi-format environments thanks to flexible combinations of options and field upgrades.

Wide array of applications

Mobile & Studio production – For most realistic viewing experience of your live event, you should correct setup, alignment and matching of cameras.
Post Production – Every colourist or editor would appreciate well-maintained video signal thanks to easily adjusted and reliable colour fidelity.
Facility Operations – You will get trusted monitoring & analysis even while transcoding from HD to 4K or SDR to HDR.

Tektronix WFM-8200 is a slightly cheaper option, whilst WVR-8200 is alternative advanced waveform rasterizer.

All specifications apply to all models and options unless noted otherwise.

Composite video interface characteristics (Option CPS)
Formats supported
NTSC, NTSC no setup, PAL
Two, only one active at a time
Input type
Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
Input dynamic range
±6 dB (typical)
Maximum operating amplitude
–1.8 V to +2.2 V, DC + peak AC (typical)
Absolute maximum input voltage
–6.0 V to +6.0 V, DC + peak AC
DC input impedance
20 kΩ, nominal
Return loss
>40 dB to 6 MHz, power on (typical)>40 dB to 10 MHz (typical)

>46 dB to 6 MHz (typical)

35 dB, power off (standard amplitude video)

Crosstalk between channels
>60 dB to 6 MHz (typical)
Loopthrough isolation
>70 dB to 6 MHz (typical)
DC offset with restore off
<20 mV (typical)

DC restore
50 Hz and 60 Hz
Fast mode >95% attenuationSlow mode <10% attenuation

<10% peaking

Slow mode
Typical peaking 8% at 50 Hz and 60 Hz
Lock range
±50 ppm remains locked
External reference characteristics
Input type
Passive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
DC input impedance
15 kΩ (typical)
Return loss
>40 dB to 6 MHz (typical)>35 dB to 30 MHz (typical)
User interface characteristics
1024 (H) × 768 (V) pixels LCD
Serial digital waveform vertical characteristics
Vertical measurement accuracy
At X1
At X5
±0.2% of 700 mV full-scale mode
X1, X2, X5, and X10
Frequency response characteristics
Luminance channel (Y)
50 kHz to 30 MHz ±0.5%
Chrominance channels (Pb, Pr)
50 kHz to 15 MHz ±0.5%
Luminance channel (Y)
50 kHz to 5.75 MHz ±0.5%
Chrominance channels (Pb, Pr)
50 kHz to 2.75 MHz ±0.5%
Analog composite waveform vertical characteristics (Option CPS)
Vertical measurement accuracy
±1% all gain settings
X1, X2, X5, and X10
Frequency response
Flat to 5.75 MHz, ±1%
Waveform horizontal sweep characteristics
Sweep timing accuracy
±0.5%, all rates, fully digital system
Sweep linearity
0.2% of time displayed on screen, fully digital system
Vector characteristics
Vector amplitude accuracy
Vector phase accuracy
Audio characteristics (optional capability)
Level meter resolution
0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale, from full scale to -20 dBFS
User selectable scales
dBu, din, nordic, VU, IEEE PPM, BBC scale, and user definable
dBFS, din, nordic, VU, IEEE PPM, BBC scale, and user definable
Meter ballistics
Selectable from true peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, and Extended Vu
Defined/programmable level detection
Mute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
Digital audio characteristics (Option DPE and AD)
Two sets with 8 channels each, 32-192 kHz, 24 bit; meets requirements of AES 3-ID and SMPTE 276M-1995

BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.2 Vp-p to 2 Vp-p
Return loss
>25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz (typical)
Up to 8 channels, AES 3-ID output, 48 kHz 20 bit for SD embedded, 48 kHz 24 bit for HD embedded, 48 kHz 24 bit for analog to AES. For AES to AES loopthrough, output format equals input format. Meets requirements of SMPTE 276M-1995 (AES 3-ID). For decoded Dolby Digital, output is 24 bits at a rate of 32, 44.1, or 48 kHz for any one decoded pair. For decoded Dolby E, the output is 24 bits at 48 kHz or 47.952 kHz for up to four pairs.

BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.9 Vp-p to 1.1 Vp-p into 75 Ω
Return loss (typical)
>25 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz
Jitter (typical)
3.5 ns, peak, with 700 Hz high-pass filter per AES specification
Level meter accuracy over frequency
+0.1 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz

0 to –40 dBFS, sine wave

Peak ballistic mode (except for within 5 Hz of some submultiples of the sampling frequency)

Analog audio characteristics (Option DPE and AD)
Two sets of six channels each

Balanced, unterminated through to rear panel connector
8 channels

Balanced, unterminated through the rear-panel connector
Output level, balanced
+24 dBu ±0.5 dB
<90 dB
Input impedance
24 k (typical)
Digital input to analog output gain accuracy over frequency
±0.5 dB, 20 hz to 20 kHz, –40 dBFS, 20 or 24 bit inputs
Analog input to analog output gain accuracy over frequency
+0.8 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 24 dBu to –16 dBu
Output impedance
50 Ω nominal
Power characteristics
Power consumption
110 W, maximum
Voltage range
100 to 240 VAC ±10%; 50/60 Hz
Physical characteristics
133 mm (5.25 in.)
213 mm (8.375 in.)
464 mm (18.25 in.)
Weight (net)
3.9 kg (8.5 lb.)