USER-DEFINED INSTRUMENT LAYOUT
Out of the box, the Qx offers media analysis for broadcast operator environments, with a flexible user-defined instrument layout displaying up to 16 simultaneous windows, and the ability to rapidly change between bespoke layouts for different operational tasks with user presets.
HD-SDI ANALYSIS AND MONITORING
Picture view, waveform, vectorscope, 32 channel audio metering, detection of Dolby formats, ANC status and payload, on screen display of OP47 and CEA-608 in 708 closed captions and Ancillary Time Code (ATC), and advanced control and logging are all provided as standard.
12G-SDI PHYSICAL LAYER & SDI-STRESS
The Qx offers a 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI physical layer analysis option, including RTE™ (Real-Time Eye) technology to instantly highlight any SMPTE compliance issues including eye amplitude, transition times and overshoot. A suite of tools are available for users evaluating SDI interfaces.
SUITE OF IP MONITORING TOOLS
The Qx’s ST 2110 core IP toolset provides an operator with 2110 confidence status monitoring in an intuitive and accessible manner. The toolset supports simultaneous decap of 1 video, 2 audio and 1 ANC Data flow supported SMPTE protocols include ST 2059 (PTP), ST 2110-20, -30, -31 and -40. ST 2022-7 seamless protection (SIPS) is provided for all four flows over two media network interfaces using industry standard SFPs.
ST 2110 ANALYSIS FEATURE SET
Advanced Qx ST 2110 measurement tools include the provision of up to four simultaneous dual Packet Interval Timing measurement windows, detailed data reporting of flow packet, clock rates and PTP timing relationship, as well as IP Receive statistics that includes the measurements of the ST 2110-21 Network Compatibility model (Cinst) and Virtual Receiver Buffer Model (VRX).
ADVANCED HDR ANALYSIS
The Qx’s advanced HDR toolset includes a signal generator, CIE chart, Luma false color heat map/highlighting, waveform monitor and vectorscope. All the main live production SDR/HDR formats are supported: SDR BT.709, BT.2020, plus HDR BT.2100 HLG, PQ and Sony S-Log3 and SR Live. An extensive set of test patterns include BT.2111 HDR color bars for HLG, PQ and SR Live as well as SDR 709 patterns.
AUDIO AND VIDEO GENERATION
Generate and analyze a set of SDI/IP formats. Moving test patterns offer up to 32 channels of embedded audio per link or subfield (up to 128 channels on 12G interfaces). The toolset provides core full screen SDI Pathological SDI stress patterns as well as allowing the user to define a combination of SDI stress and conventional generator patterns up to full frame.
DOLBY® E DECODER & METADATA ANALYZER
The Dolby E Decoder and Metadata Analyzer option provides a clear and accessible view of the Dolby E metadata present in a selected Dolby E or ED2 audio stream. It also enables you to check the correct timing of Dolby E packets in the audio signal in an SDI or ST 2022-6 broadcast chain. You can check whether the Dolby E is created correctly and transferred transparently by network equipment such as routers, switchers, satellite links, etc.
PRESETS, VNC and GUI SCREENSHOTS
The Qx interface employs VNC technology to deliver 16 simultaneous instrument windows over a remote network . Multiple display layouts can be saved as presets. This allows users to save bespoke layouts for different operational tasks; useful for rapidly changing between different screen layouts eg. Audio, HDR or IP focus.