Used Tektronix WFM 5200 3G/HD/SD waveform monitorUsed Tektronix WFM 5200 3G/HD/SD waveform monitor

Used Tektronix WFM 5200 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor

These units are in excellent condition and in full working order. Choose from units with our without the AUD and LOUD audio and loudness monitoring option installed, depending on your requirements. Each unit comes with a three-month warranty.

£3,995.00 exc. VAT

Please note this is a Used Tektronix WFM 5200 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor. ES Broadcast carefully tests all used equipment prior to sale, and offers a three-month warranty. Images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not be of the specific model offered for sale. Accurate pictures of this model are available on request.

The Tektronix WFM 5200 is a basic, yet efficient, portable waveform monitor for adjusting and balancing cameras in broadcast studios, OB vans or field locations.

Used units with or without AUD and LOUD audio and loudness monitoring are available, depending on your requirements. Please call us on +44 (0)1923 650 080 to discuss the precise configuration that suits you.

A particular highlight of Tekronix’s WFM 5200 series waveform monitors is the ability to include TandemVu (waveform + vector) for precise camera alignment. Multi-camera balancing, meanwhile, is made simple with the waveform monitor’s Multiple Input Mode.

Quality Control (QC)

The WFM5200 offers the user in-depth monitoring and analysis of digital data, including ANC data. For units with these options installed, you can also use the WFM5200 for audio loudness monitoring and measurements.

Applications for the Tektronix WFM 5200

Mobile & Studio Production
To deliver spectacular images, proper set-up, alignment and matching of your cameras before an event is vital. The Tektronix WFM 5200, with its Multiple Input Mode, allows you to precisely match each of your cameras for consistently brilliant imaging across all your shots.

Post Production
The WFM 5200’s easy-to-understand displays provide the minute detail which editors or colourists need to adjust colour fidelity with absolute confidence.

Inputs4 inputs

Auto-detection between 3G, Dual Link, HD, and SD signals (Option 3G required for 3G formats)

Input TypeBNC, internally terminated 75 Ω
Input Level800 mVp-p, ±10%
Input Equalization270 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

OutputSDI 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 OutputSignal Format (DVI-I Output) – 1024×768, 60 Hz vertical rate

External Reference

Sync FormatsNTSC and PAL and tri-level sync
Input TypePassive loop through BNC, 75 Ω compensated
DC Input Impedance20 kΩ, nominal
Return Loss>40 dB to 6 MHz

>35 dB to 30 MHz

Lock Range±50 ppm

Serial Digital Waveform Vertical Characteristics

Vertical Measurement AccuracyAt 1x gain, ±0.5% of 700 mV full scale; at 5x gain, ±0.2% of 700 mV full scale
Gain1x, 5x, variable range 0.25x to >7.5x
Frequency Response
   SDLuminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 5.75 MHz

Color Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 2.75 MHz

   HDLuminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 30 MHz

Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 15 MHz

Waveform Horizontal Characteristics

Sweep Timing Accuracy±0.1%
Sweep Linearity±0.1%

Audio Characteristics

Level Meter Resolution0.056 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 BallisticsTrue peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, BBC PPM, Loudness

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


• 12 V DC In

• Power adapter accepts 100 to 240 V AC ±10% 50/60 Hz

Input Voltage

Voltage Range12 to 15 V DC nominal

10.75 to 18 V DC min-max operating

Supply ConnectionXLR 4-pin male connector

Pin 1 = V(–)

Pin 4 = V(+)

Pin 2, 3: NC

Power Consumption27 W typical

35 W max

Surge10 A at 12 V
Fuse Rating4 A, internal self-resetting fuse
Transient, Over, and Reverse VoltageReverse- and over-voltage protected to ±30 V DC
The unit may power itself down in the presence of high transient voltages. This prevents damage to the unit and is not a fault

Physical Characteristics