Ultra TQ

SDI / IP Broadcast Waveform Rasterizer

The Ultra TQ is a next generation broadcast waveform monitor, based on the highly successful Ultra 4K Tool Box and Ultra XR technology. This platform ensures that the Ultra TQ can perform quality control and monitoring of signals SD-SDI / HD-SDI / 3G-SDI as standard with IP as an option.

The Ultra TQ comes with all of the tools expected as a general broadcast waveform monitor such as Picture, Waveform monitor, vectorscope, video status, video timing, audio meters, audio status, timecode logging, basic line pattern generator, etc all working with a single channel of SD-SDI, HD-SDI or 3G-SDI as standard. These can be supplemented by additional options to provide an all encompassing broadcast solution.

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Key Features:

  • SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI provided as standard.
  • SD, HD and 3G IP video with IP / SFP Options.
  • Picture, waveform monitor, vectorscope, video/audio status, audio meters, logging and test pattern generator provided as standard.
  • High-quality, native-resolution Picture display on SDI or HDMI monitor.
  • Support for 12-bit 4:4:4 in Digital Levels and Nits luminance scales (HDR option), Y’Cb’Cr’, R’G’B’ and X’Y’Z’.
  • High Dynamic Range input (ST2084 / PQ), Hybrid Log Gamma and S-Log support with HDR option.
  • Analysis of user-selectable Region of Interest.
  • Pixel data and ANC packet analysis with DATA option.
  • Basic line pattern generator as standard.

Video Format and Colour Space Support

The Ultra TQ supports all SD and HD video formats as standard and is upgradeable to support up to 4K/UHD, at frame rates up to 60Hz. DCI (Digital Cinema Initiative, SMPTE RP 431), Rec.709 (ITU-R Recommendation BT.709), EBU (ITU-R BT.470 standardized RGB colour space), SMPTE C (SMPTE RP 145) and Rec. 2020 (ITU-R Recommendation BT.2020) colour spaces are supported.

The Ultra TQ can also support for PQ, HLF and S-Log high dynamic range production with the HDR Option.

Automated Control

The Ultra TQ is highly suited to use in routine monitoring applications through its support for remote control using the SNMP protocol. Both parameter values and system controls are available for read and write access across a network, allowing the development of dedicated systems to carry out monitoring and quality control.

User Interface

The User Interface can be displayed on an HDMI or SDI monitor at 1920x1080. Alternatively it can be displayed remotely via a web browser (subject to restrictions).

The different instruments can either be displayed full screen or as a part of a set of displays shown in a variety of ‘multi-tile’ formats displaying from one to nine instruments.

Omnitek believe that the user interface should be unobtrusive and not distract from its purpose. The Ultra family benefits from a simple, easy to use and clean user interface. This allows the Ultra to be readily adopted by a range of users from those who need to use the sophisticated functionality to the casual operator who needs to find the information without having to study the manual.

Picture Viewer

High quality HD display, Closed Captions display, Safe area cages, Full frame video capture up to 3G, Pixel value at cursor position

Zoom View

31x31 or 15x15 array at cursor, 10bit, 8+2bit or Decimal data


OP-47, EIA/CEA 608-B and 708-B captions overlaid on display and logged


Omnitek’s O-Zone™ false colour display for SDR / HDR production

Audio Meters

16 audio channels, -60dB to 0dB range, Industry standard ballistics and scales for dBFS, DIN, BBC, EBU, VU and Nordic


Stereo pair and surround Lissajous displays.

Loudness Graph

Audio program loudness can be configured as LU, LUFs or LKFs in accordance with EBU, ITU BS. 1770-1, BS. 1770-2, BS. 1770-3, ATSC A/85, ARIB TR-B32 or OP-59 recommendations.

Audio Status

Audio format and Status parameters detailing the channel use, Data Use, Emphasis, Sample Frequency, Channel Mode and Word Length

Waveform Monitor

YCbCr, YRGB or XYZ displays
Horizontal & vertical zoom
Single, multiple or all line display
Full frame or Region of Interest
Digital, mV, IRE & Nits graticules


BT.601, 709, 2020 compliant
100% and 75% graticules
Choice of magnification
Full frame or Region of Interest

CIE Chart (AVD_COL Option)

Real-time display of the true chromaticity for the chosen SMPTE C, EBU, BT. 709, DCI or BT. 2020, colour primaries

Histogram (AVD_COL Option)

YCbCr or RGB display, stack, parade, linear & logarithmic scale, full frame or ROI, shows the actual concentration of each colour

Gamut Meters

EBU RP 103 compliant
6-bar YCbCr & RGB check
Gamut errors highlighted
Full frame or Region of Interest

Video Status

Video format and Status parameters covering the video format and gamut range and details of the ‘links’ and ‘streams’ making up the final image.


Single or dual link timing against link or locking reference
Graphical display
Numerical timing values

Event & Closed Caption Logging

Individual Event and Caption logs
Logging against source timecode
User-selectable columns

Data View (DATA Option)

10bit, 8+2bit or Decimal display of assembled data, identified by SMPTE colour coded virtual images

Cable View (DATA Option)

10bit, 8+2bit or Decimal data display of cable data, identified by SMPTE colour coded virtual images

Ancillary Watch (DATA Option)

Monitoring common ANC & user-defined packets providing colour-coded status and packet error count

Ancillary Counts (DATA Option)

Trafic light display detailing occurrances of ANC packets, number of errors and link details

Status Viewer

Video Status, Audio channel level monitoring / warning and out of service AV delay measurement using a TSA sequence.

SFP Information (IP / SFP Options)

SFP Information tile details the status of the MSA SPF device that is fitted.

Line Pattern Generator

The built-in line pattern generator allows the generation of simple test signals in all SD, HD and 3G video standards from the SDI output.

Pattern Generator (GENERATE Option)

Line pattern and sequences, Audio tone generation, Composite patterns, Captured images and sequences

EYE Pattern (PHY Option)

SD, HD & 3G-SDI, Automatic measurement, Rise and fall time cursors, Amplitude histograms, Single or multiple Eyes.

Jitter Meters (PHY Option)

SD, HD & 3G-SDI, Five live jitter meters (SMPTE compliant), Persistent jitter cursors, Jitter-level markers

Physical Status (PHY Option)

SD, HD & 3G-SDI physical status indication, rise time, fall time, eye amplitude and cable length measurement

Jitter Waveform (PHY_ADV Option)

10Hz to 20MHz spectrum
Live jitter display and User-selected ranges

Jitter Spectrum (PHY_ADV Option)

10Hz to 20MHz spectrum
Peak jitter table, Log / linear scales
User-selected ranges

Jitter Histogram (PHY_ADV Option)

10Hz to 20MHz spectrum
Peak jitter table, Log / linear scales
User-selected ranges

IP Connectivity (IP / SPF Options)

Connectivity into a SMPTE 2110 IP or SMPTE 2022-6 VOE environment, analysis and monitoring of video, audio and metadata.

2110 Status (IP / SPF Options)

The 2110 / 2022 Status tile displays packet details of the video, ancillary and audio flows.

Dolby Metadata (DOLBY_META Option)

Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D+
Metadata Analysis / Logging
Metadata Audio Meters

Dolby Decoder (DOLBY Option)

Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D+
Decoded audio instruments
Analogue audio monitoring outputs

AES Input/Output (AES Option)

4 x AES input+ 4 x AES output pairs
48kHz Sample Rate
Full audio monitoring