Portable video analyzer

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Re: Portable video analyzer

Post by w9wi » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:38 pm

We have a HD-Star. Been pretty happy with it.

For verifying the presence of an analog reference signal, I use...


Seriously, the sound of the sync buzz is distinctive & after listening a few times you'll become familiar with the volume of a proper analog signal. That and, if the sound *changes* you know you're listening to an active analog video signal, not reference. If the buzz is constant it's reference.

If you're having weird problems & suspect the reference might be not quite right, you probably need a scope. If you just want to know whether there's an analog signal present and whether it's active or reference, earphones will do the trick.
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Re: Portable video analyzer

Post by davek » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:12 am

I've used this in the field (on sports remotes) and it works great. Generates SDI too..


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Re: Portable video analyzer

Post by NECRAT » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:17 pm

Archangelos wrote: The options
1. Harris HD Star
http://www.canford.co.uk/ProductResourc ... 061789.pdf
It supported only SDI video (both SD, HD), it did not show eye pattern, the battery was Li-ion battery. It's price was the lowest one.
The HDStar is no longer made. You can only buy it as B Stock or NOS.

For that money , that Phabrix units would be better suited.

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