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12/09/2006

Tektronix Adds Solutions for Compressed Video Test and Measurement Products

Tektronix, a leading, worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, have announced that they have expanded its compressed video test and measurement products portfolio.
The four new additions, Cerify™ 3.0, Cerify™Lite, SyncCert™, and MTS4CC, were showcased at the IBC trade show taking place in Amsterdam from September 8-12.
The new additions are designed to help broadcasters and content providers improve the quality of the products and service they provide to their customers and to help drive the transition to digital broadcasting.
The growth of digital technologies has transformed the way broadcasters, production companies, network operators and video archivists store and use their video images. File-based video often originates from a variety of sources including multiple content providers and different post production and network distribution centers which means that the video may have been produced in different formats or adhere to different compression standards including MPEG, H.264/AVC and VC-1.
New workflow methods designed to move video more efficiently, enable non-linear editing and support re-purposing of content, can impact image quality in ways that a human eye may not see while viewing the content prior to transmission.
Cerify™ 3.0 and Cerify™ Lite are designed to help address these issues. SyncCert™ is designed to identify and measure problem areas of A/V sync in file-based video at different points in a broadcast chain. MTS4CC provides compression analysis of files for broadcasters and developers of file-based video products.
The growth of HDTV and superior audio sound systems have made consumers much more aware of the picture and sound quality that is delivered by their broadcaster. With so much at stake it is important that broadcasters use the most advanced technologies to ensure the highest quality of audio and video delivery to customers.
Multiple video signal formats, such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC and VC-1, add to the overall complexity of managing audio and video signals. To tackle these challenges, Tektronix is introducing MTS4CC software that will help broadcasters and equipment designers validate operation of encoders and decoders to ensure compliance to industry standards.
A variant of the MTS4EA EA analyzer, the MTS4CC provides compression analysis, error checking and reporting and supports a wide variety of video compression standards including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, VC-1 and H.263. It also supports a wide variety of audio compression standards including MPEG-2, MPEG-2 AAC, AAC-Plus, PCM and Dolby® Digital AC3.
Visit www.tektronix.com for further info.
(SP)
VMI.TV Ltd

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