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Synchronisation in a Broadcast environment
Synchronisation in a broadcast environment
Master Sync and Master Clock Reference Timing within a Broadcast Facility
Adjusting system timing and achieving synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a facility. With multi-format facilities operating in the analog, digital and standard or high definition environments, synchronization becomes challenging and even more critical. The Tektronix SPG8000 and TG8000 are multi-format test signal and master sync generator platforms that can be configured with a variety of options to serve the analog, Standard Definition (SD)-Serial Digital Interface (SDI), High Definition (HD)-SDI and multi-format master synchronization needs of a facility.
Global Positioning as a Master Clock and Reference Signal
GPS can provide a reliable means to provide master clock and timing reference signals from a sync pulse generator such as the Tektronix SPG8000 with the GPS option. This method of synchronization allows for multiple facilities around the world to all derive their reference signals from the same system.
The Use of Time Code within a Broadcast Facility
This application note will provide information for you to understand the data structures of the various formats to ensure data integrity throughout your facility using a GPS signal. The GPS option of the Tektronix SPG8000 provides a variety of different timecode formats and timecode offsets to suit the demanding needs of today’s facility.
Timing and Synchronization in a Standard Definition Hybrid Video Facility
Synchronization is one of the most fundamental and critical procedures in a video facility. Every device in a system must be synchronized in order to successfully create, transmit, and recover video pictures and audio information. The complexities of an analog and digital multi-standard, multi-format environment require flexibility to achieve and maintain synchronization in facilities that operate in a mix of formats.
Using Stay GenLock
Video Reference Timing with Tektronix Signal Generators. This technical brief provides information on how the Tektronix TG700 TV Signal Generator Platform with Stay GenLock® technology provides the best signaling solution for broadcasters and post-production.
TG8000 Signal Generator Zone Plate Test Pattern
To assess the quality of video processes, such as a format or standards conversion, a “Zone Plate” test pattern is required to accurately measure the frequency characteristics of the equipment. Read this brief to learn how to use the TG8000 Signal Generator and WFM8300 Advanced waveform Monitor to generate a Zone Plate test pattern and measure the cutoff frequency of the Device-Under-Test (DUT).