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NI Video Measurement Suite Help

Edition Date: October 2012

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The following documents contain information that you may find helpful as you use this help file and are available at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI Video Measurement Suite»Documentation:

  • NI Video Measurement Suite Readme
  • NI PXIe-1491 Getting Started Guide
  • NI PXIe-1491 Specifications
  • Multimedia Test Readme
  • Multimedia Test LabVIEW Reference

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  • NI CEC Analyzer Help—This document is available at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI CEC Analyzer»Documentation after installing NI VMS.
  • NI EDID Update Utility Help—This document is available at Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI EDID Update Utility»Documentation after installing NI VMS.
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Composite Standards

  • ITU-R BT.470-6 (1998), Television Systems (formerly CCIR Rep. 624)
  • ITU-R BT.472-3 (1990), Video-Frequency Characteristics of a Television System to be Used for the International Exchange of Programmes Between Countries That Have Adopted 625-Line Colour or Monochrome Systems
  • SMPTE 170M-1999, Television – Composite Analog Video Signal – NTSC for Studio Applications
  • SMPTE RP 177-1995, Derivation of Basic Television Color Equations
  • Video Standards – Signals, Formats, and Interfaces, Victor Steinberg, Snell & Wilcox Ltd, 1997

Composite Measurements

  • CCIR Rec. 471-1 (1986), Nomenclature and Description of Colour Bar Signals
  • SMPTE EG 1-1990, Alignment Color Bar Test Signal for Television Picture Monitors
  • ITU-T J.61 (1990), Transmission Performance of Television Circuits Designed for Use in International Connections (formerly CCIR Rec. 567)
  • ITU-T J.62 (1978), Single Value of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio for All Television Systems (formerly CCIR Rec. 568)
  • ITU-T J.63 (1990), Insertion of Test Signals in the Field-Blanking Interval of Monochrome and Colour Television Signals (formerly CCIR Rec. 473)
  • ITU-T J.64 (1986), Definitions of Parameters for Simplified Automatic Measurement of Television Insertion Test Signals (formerly CCIR Rec. 569)
  • ITU-T J.65 (1978), Standard Test Signal for Conventional Loading of a Television Channel (formerly CCIR Rec. 570)
  • ITU-T N.67 (1993), Monitoring Television Transmissions – Use of the Field Blanking Interval
  • ITU-R BT.1439 (2000), Measurement Methods Applicable in the Analogue Television Studio and the Overall Analogue Television System
  • 25W-7075-1, Television Measurement – PAL Systems, Tektronix, 1991
  • 25W-7049-2, Television Measurement – NTSC Systems, Tektronix, 1994

Component Standards

  • SMPTE 240M-1999, Television – Signal Parameters – 1125-Line High-Definition Production Systems
  • SMPTE 253M-1998, Television – Three-Channel RGB Analog Video Interface
  • SMPTE 260M-1999, Television – 1125/60 High-Definition Production System – Digital Representation and Bit-Parallel Interface
  • SMPTE 274M-1998, Television – 1920 x 1080 Scanning and Analog and Parallel Digital Interfaces for Multiple Picture Rates
  • SMPTE 293M-1996, Television – 720 x 483 Active Line at 59.94Hz Progressive Scan Production – Digital Representation
  • SMPTE 295M-1997, Television – 1920 x 1080 50 Hz – Scanning and Interfaces
  • SMPTE 296M-2001, Television – 1280 x 720 Progressive Image Sample Structure – Analog and Digital Representation and Analog Interface
  • SMPTE RP 160-1997, Three-Channel Parallel Analog Component High-Definition Video Interface
  • SMPTE RP 211-2000, Implementation of 24P, 25P and 30P Segmented Frames for 1920 x 1080 Production Format
  • SMPTE RP 219 (Proposed Recommended Practice), High-Definition, Standard-Definition Compatible Color Bar Signal
  • ITU-R BT.709-4 (2000), Parameter Values for the HDTV Standards for Production and International Programme Exchange
  • ITU-R BT.1120-3 (2000), Digital Interfaces for 1125/60/2:1 and 1250/50/2:1 HDTV Studio Signals
  • ITU-R BT.1200-1 (1998), Target Standard for Digital Video Systems for the Studio and for International Programme Exchange
  • ITU-R BT.1358 (1998), Studio Parameters of 625 and 525 Line Progressive Scan Television Systems
  • IEC/CEA 770.2-C (2001), Standard Definition TV Analog Component Video Interface
  • IEC/CEA 770.3-C (2001), High Definition TV Analog Component Video Interface

Component Measurements

  • Television Measuring Techniques for Analogue Component Signals in the Studio Area, P. Wolf, IERE 3rd Int. Conf. On Television Measurements, Publication no. 74, 1987
  • Analogue Component Video Parameters and Test Methods for a DBS Playout Centre, P. A. King, IERE 3rd Int. Conf. On Television Measurements, Publication no. 74, 1987
  • SMPTE RP 219 (Proposed Recommended Practice), High-Definition, Standard-Definition Compatible Color Bar Signal

Digital Standards

  • Digital Visual Interface DVI, Revision 1.0
  • ITU-R BT.601-5, Studio Encoding Parameters of Digital Television for Standard 4:3 and Wide-Screen 16:9 Aspect Ratios
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface

VBI Signals & Measurements

  • ETSI EN 300 294 v1.4.1 (2003-04), Television Systems; 625-Line Television Wide Screen Signalling (WSS)
  • ITU-R BT.653-2 (1994), Teletext Systems
  • ITU-R BT.1119-1 (1995), Wide-Screen Signalling for Broadcasting
  • ITU-T J.101 (1990), Measurement Methods and Test Procedures for Teletext Signals (formerly CCIR Rec. 720)
  • IEC/CEA 608-B (2000), Line 21 Data Services
  • Widescreen Signalling (WSS), Application Note AN9716.1, Intersil, August 1998


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