Picture Quality Analyzers

Picture Quality Analyzers

The true measure of any television system is viewer satisfaction. Based on the concepts of the human vision model, Tektronix Picture Quality Analyzers provide a suite of repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely correspond with subjective human visual assessment.
 
Picture Quality Analyzers are used for the design, evaluation and test of the encoding, transcoding and decoding processes. HDMI testing is critical in today’s consumer electronics like Set Top Boxes and Blu-Ray players which output video through an HDMI interface with HDCP encryption. The PQA600B and the PQA600C uniquely decode the HDCP protocol, and enables video quality performance comparisons on a range of consumer electronics. 
 
They can be also used to evaluate the video equipment that support 4K/UHDTV1 formats in conjunction with the MTS4EAV7 analyzer for decoding a HEVC Main 10 profile stream. 
Picture Quality Analyzers

Features

Benefits

Objective perceptual measurements based on an accurate human vision system model
  • Ensure measurement results match viewers' subjective ratings
  • Achieve and verify differentiated picture quality with cost-effective and time-efficient repeatable assessments
  • Reduce the time and effort needed to detect, diagnose and correct picture quality problems
  • Optimize video processing algorithm performance
  • Clearly state the quality acceptance criteria for video products, systems or content
  • Easily share the conformance measurements and results throughout the organization or with suppliers
Attention modeling software and attention-weighted picture quality measurements Unique tools for optimizing video processing algorithms and video distribution systems
Measurements for artifact detection, artifact-weighted picture quality and classic PSNR Help isolate and correct quality problems and evaluate quality tradeoffs
Integrated graph display Easy interpretation of the graph along with reference, test and differential map
Segment-based auto temporal alignment Reduces manual operations in the measurement processes
Measure a region of interest Helps analyze the character of quality degradation
New pre-configured measurements Quick start with pre-configured measurements for standard applications
Embedded decoder Eliminates additional processes and external tools for measuring compressed files. Use the reference decoder (without post processing) to improve the picture quality while evaluating the performance of encoder
Advanced Measurements package (OPT ADV) Eases the integration of Picture Quality Analysis into existing testing environments
IP Generation /Capture (OPT IP) Evaluate the performance of a video stream across an IP device, or across the transcoding process (SDI to IP)
HDMI with HDCP interface Evaluate the video quality of Set Top Boxes and Blu-Ray players
SD/HD/3G-SDI interface Generate and capture the video content with the highest broadcast quality format (1080p50/59)
Hardware format conversion Effectively evaluates the format conversion (e.g. SD to HD, and HD to SD)
Additional compression format support in embedded decoder Eliminates the need for external decoding tools for emerging compression formats
Side-by-Side / Wipe / Swap display with SDI/HDMI generation Enables the subjective evaluation of content

 

PQA600
This document provides product specifications and explains how to verify that the product is performing according to the specifications.
Part number: 077048700
Performance Verification
PQA600
This document describes the video sequences installed on the recovery media and how to reinstall the video sequences on the PQA600.
Part number: 071278300
User
PQA600
This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077048600
Declassification
PQA600 and PQASW
This document describes the new features, improvements, and limitations of firmware version 3.5 for the PQA600 and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers.
Part number: 077278100
Release Notes
PQA600 and PQASW
This manual provides overview of the measurements performed by the the PQA600 and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer. This manual contains brief descriptions of the measurements and their parameters.
Part number: 071277901
User
PQA600A and PQASW
This document contains instructions for installing, reinstalling, or upgrading the software for the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers.
Part number: 071312100
User
PQA600A
This document provides product specifications for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer.
Part number: 077078900
Performance Verification
PQA600A and PQASW
This manual provides an overview of the measurements performed by the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers. This manual contains brief descriptions of the measurements and their parameters.
Part number: 071315700
User
PQA600A and PQASW
This document describes the known limitations of software versions 4.0 and 3.8 for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer and PQASW Picture Quality Analyisis software.
Part number: 077078700
Release Notes
PQA6AUP Option BAS/ADV/IP
This document describes how to upgrade the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzers with Options BAS, ADV, and IP.
Part number: 071312201
Field Install Instructions
PQA6UP Option SDI
This document describes how to install the PQA6UP Option SDI upgrade, which installs an SD/HD SDI Interface in a PQA600 Picture Quality Analyzer.
Part number: 075101100
Field Install Instructions
VM Series
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part number: 071209101
User
050-3722-00 and 050-3723-00
Kit includes a replacement motherboard, and an audio driver file on CD.
Part number: 075100000
Field Install Instructions
HD and SD Analog Component Video Jitter and Wander Measurements with the VM6000 Jitter & Wander
Requirements for Managing Jitter and Wander in Analog Component HD and SD Video Signals
Literature number: 25W-20447-0
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
VM Series Programmer Manual
This document describes commands that can be used to remotely control the product.
Part number: 071210400
Programmer
PQA600A
This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077078800
Declassification
PQA600B and PQASW
This document describes the known limitations of software versions 4.1.6 and 3.9.6 for the PQA600B Picture Quality Analyzer and PQASW Picture Quality Analyisis software.
Part number: 077098700
Release Notes
PQA600A and PQASW
This manual describes the installation and basic operation of the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer with Version 3.8 or Version 4.0 software.
Part number: 071311901
Primary User
PQA600A and PQASW
This manual describes the installation and basic operation of the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer with Version 3.9 or Version 4.1 software.
Part number: 071320800
Primary User
PQA600B
This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the PQA600B Picture Quality Analyzer so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077098800
Declassification
PQA600A and PQASW
This manual describes the installation and basic operation of the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer with version 4.1.6 (64-bit) or version 3.9.6 (32-bit) software.
Part number: 071320801
Primary User
PQA600A and PQASW
This document contains instructions for installing, reinstalling, or upgrading the software for the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers.
Part number: 071312101
User
PQA600 and PQASW
This manual describes the installation and basic operation of the PQA600 and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer with Version 3.5 software.
Part number: 071277501
Primary User
PQA6UP Option VID Upgrade
This document provides instructions for installing Option VID on a PQA600 Picture Quality Analyzer. Option VID adds a SDI/HDMI video interface to the PQA600 analyzer.
Part number: 071312301
Field Install Instructions
PQA600A and PQASW
This document describes the known limitations of software versions 4.1 and 3.9 for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer and PQASW Picture Quality Analyisis software.
Part number: 077078701
Release Notes
PQA600A and PQASW
This document describes the known limitations of software versions 4.1.6 (64-bit) and 3.9.6 (32-bit) for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer and PQASW Picture Quality Analyisis software.
Part number: 077078702
Release Notes
PQA Picture Quality Analyzer Software, V4.1.6

Part number: 063448902
Application
PQA Picture Quality Analyzer Software V3.0

Part number: 063406604
Application
Picture Quality Analysis Software V3.5

Part number: 063428501
Application
PQA600C and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer
This manual describes the installation and basic operation of the PQA600C and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer with Version 3.9.X or Version 4.1.X software.
Part number: 077113701
Primary User
PQA600C and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer V4.1.10
This document supports software version 4.1.10 release for the PQA Picture Quality Analyzer software.
Part number: 077162600
Release Notes
PQA600
This document provides product specifications and explains how to verify that the product is performing according to the specifications.
Part number: 077048700
Performance Verification
An Adaptable Human Vision Model for Subjective Video Quality Rating Prediction Among CIF, SD, HD and E-Cinema White Paper
A new highly adaptable model for predicting human vision response is presented for enabling an improved method of predicting subjective video quality.
Literature number: 2BW-25454-0
Whitepaper 11 Nov 2018
PQA600
This document describes the video sequences installed on the recovery media and how to reinstall the video sequences on the PQA600.
Part number: 071278300
User
PQA600
This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.
Part number: 077048600
Declassification
PQA600 and PQASW
This document describes the new features, improvements, and limitations of firmware version 3.5 for the PQA600 and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers.
Part number: 077278100
Release Notes
PQA600 and PQASW
This manual provides overview of the measurements performed by the the PQA600 and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzer. This manual contains brief descriptions of the measurements and their parameters.
Part number: 071277901
User
PQA600A and PQASW
This document contains instructions for installing, reinstalling, or upgrading the software for the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers.
Part number: 071312100
User
PQA600A
This document provides product specifications for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer.
Part number: 077078900
Performance Verification
PQA600A and PQASW
This manual provides an overview of the measurements performed by the PQA600A and PQASW Picture Quality Analyzers. This manual contains brief descriptions of the measurements and their parameters.
Part number: 071315700
User
PQA600A and PQASW
This document describes the known limitations of software versions 4.0 and 3.8 for the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzer and PQASW Picture Quality Analyisis software.
Part number: 077078700
Release Notes
PQA6AUP Option BAS/ADV/IP
This document describes how to upgrade the PQA600A Picture Quality Analyzers with Options BAS, ADV, and IP.
Part number: 071312201
Field Install Instructions
PQA6UP Option SDI
This document describes how to install the PQA6UP Option SDI upgrade, which installs an SD/HD SDI Interface in a PQA600 Picture Quality Analyzer.
Part number: 075101100
Field Install Instructions
VM Series
This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part number: 071209101
User
050-3722-00 and 050-3723-00
Kit includes a replacement motherboard, and an audio driver file on CD.
Part number: 075100000
Field Install Instructions
VGA Interface Testing with the VM5000

Literature number: 25W-19395-0
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
HD and SD Analog Component Video Jitter and Wander Measurements with the VM6000 Jitter & Wander
Requirements for Managing Jitter and Wander in Analog Component HD and SD Video Signals
Literature number: 25W-20447-0
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
VM Series Programmer Manual
This document describes commands that can be used to remotely control the product.
Part number: 071210400
Programmer
Objective Measurements and Subjective Assessments Application Note
By using the PQA500 video, content providers can evaluate the various compression and delivery formats to ensure the best possible picture quality of the program.
Literature number: 28W-24876-0
Application Note 10 Nov 2018
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