Ultra XR

4K/UHD Waveform Rasterizer

The Ultra XR is Omnitek’s new UHD Video Waveform Rasterizer that addresses the demanding requirements of extended resolution production QC and 4K post production grading.

The Ultra XR is Omnitek’s new UHD Video Waveform Rasterizer that addresses the demanding requirements of extended resolution production QC and 4K post production grading.

Neat, powerful and sophisticated, Ultra XR has been designed specifically for content creatives, colourists, post-production editors, and others working with Ultra high resolution UHD images in all SDI formats.

The Ultra XR not only provides all of the traditional tools that are expected in these operating areas but also supports the emerging standards for High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut.

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Key Features:

  • True 4K flat frequency response Waveform Analysis, Vectorscope and Histograms (ADV_COL option).
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) inputs: ST2084 / PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma (HDR option).
  • Wide Colour Gamut RGB: ITU-R BT.2020.
  • CIE colour gamut chart (ADV_COL option).
  • Selectable Region of Interest.
  • 12-bit 4:4:4 SDI input formats in Digital Levels and Nits luminance scales, Y’Cb’Cr’, R’G’B’ and X’Y’Z’.
  • Comprehensive standards support - up to quad 3G, dual 6G and 12G-SDI, 2 Sample Interleave and Square Division formats.
  • Comprehensive ancillary and audio analysis

SDI Analysis

The Ultra XR provides a comprehensive range of instruments required to analyse the video, metadata and audio from the SDI data stream.

Advanced Waveform Monitoring

The high resolution, flat frequency response waveform monitor provided by the Ultra XR supports video formats from SD up to 4K/UHD at frame rates up to 60Hz and supports both BT.709 and BT.2020 colour spaces.

In addition to the high resolution waveform monitor, traditional instruments such as vectorscope are included. Although this basic tool provides a level of usefulness in 4K/UHD applications, other tools (such as BT.2020 colour space waveform displays, histograms and CIE gamut charts) are provided to ensure that the new BT.2020 colour space rendition of the image is correct.

The advanced analysis and monitoring facilities of the Ultra XR offer additional capabilities such as digital data analysis, ANC watch and decode (DATA option), A/V and inter-link delay measurement, and 16 channels of audio status & PPMs, offering in-depth signal and content analysis with unquestionable accuracy.

Furthermore, region of interest (ROI) functionality allows the various instruments to be expanded to see any digital level issues, image construction issues and colour space issues that may otherwise go unnoticed on some other T&M equipment.

User Interface

Intuitive user control and monitoring is provided via, HDMI, DisplayPort, SDI or web browser connections. The use of mouse & keyboard (optional) allows the control surface to be operated with single, quad and nine instrument user configurable displays that can be saved and recalled using presets.

SNMP Control & Automation

SNMP commands are supported and SNMP traps generated, allowing automation of all aspects of the Ultra XR's functionality, and enabling remote control scripting as part of a test infrastructure.

12G-SDI Support

The VIDEO_12G option provides input, output and instrument support for 12G-SDI signals up to 4K p60.

Picture Viewer

High quality, variable size
SD up to 4K
HDMI, DisplayPort
Native resolution display
Region of interest (ROI) selection

Zoom View

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


OP47, EIA/CEA 608-B and 708-B captions overlaid on display and logged


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

Waveform Monitor

Y'Cb'Cr', R’G’B’, X’Y’Z’
Parade & Stacked
Horizontal & vertical zoom
Wide Colour Gamut


100% and 75%
BT.601, 709, 2020

CIE Display (ADV_COL option)

True chromaticity
Configurable Colour Primaries

Histograms (ADV_COL option)

Y’Cb’Cr’, R’G’B’
Stack & parade
Linear & logarithmic

Gamut Meters

Intuitive display
6-bar Y’Cb’Cr’, R’G’B’ check
Real time % display
EBU R103 compliant

Status Monitor

Range of video and audio status & error checks


Single, dual, quad link or HDMI 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

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

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 Viewer (DATA option)

Automatic decode
53 common ANC packets
User-defined packets

Status Viewer

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

Line Pattern Generator

The built-in line pattern generator allows the generation of simple test signals in all SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G video standards from the SDI output.