Ultrascope Upgrade Software

sdiScope software for UltraScope

sdiScope not only supports PCIe and USB-3 UltraScope hardware, and UltraScope software compatible devices like the HyperDeck, it also supports the DeckLink, Intensity and UltraStudio hardware. sdiScope software provides a real time, professional quality signal analysis tool for on set, production, post production, and research and development environments. sdiScope is designed to monitor from SD up to 1080p60 HD and everything in between. It supports HD image analysis with support for 601 and 709 color spaces.  Multiple audio and video scopes can be selected in a variety of layouts depending on your monitoring needs.  For SMPTE 2110/2022 monitoring, please see our Network Video Analyzer, for 4K/UHD/HDR monitoring, please see our 4kScope/HDRScope and for other HD video boards please see our sdiScope/hdmiScope.

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sdiScope for Ultrascope can display up to six video, data, or audio scopes at one time with pixel accurate 16 bit precision.  sdiScope is ideal for HD mastering, DIT and broadcast monitoring, signal QC and remote monitoring.  It is available as software for Windows, Minimum MacOS 10.13 / High Sierra and greater (Mojave), and RedHat/Centos or Ubuntu 64 and supports a wide range of CPU/GPU combinations.  

 

Video Scopes

 
Vectorscope, Waveform Luma, Waveform RGB, Waveform YCbCr , Histogram RGB, Histogram Luma, Chromaticity, Status
 

Audio Scopes

 
Audio Vectorscope, Audio Waveform, Audio Histogram, Audio Phase, Audio Meters in RMS or Loudness
 

Picture Modes

 
Red only, Green only, Blue only, Luma only, Zebra luma, Zebra chroma, Clipping, Edge difference, Focus assist, Flip/flop, False color, Opacity, Luma key, Greenscreen/chroma key
 

Advanced Features

 
Closed caption display (608, 708, OP-47), error logging, 8/10/12 bit processes as 16 bit, HTML5/Web remote access, zoom and pan, user markers, signal compare, frame capture and more.
 
 

Main Use Cases

  • HD monitoring and validating
  • SD/HD monitoring. live production
  • DIT pipelines
  • Broadcast monitoring
  • Remote network monitoring
  • Post production
  • Signal QC and final HD mastering
 
 

Technical Specifications

  • Video Inputs:  SD/HD
  • Audio Input:  Up to 16 channels of 24 bit embedded, AES/EBU
  • Display:  HD (720 or 1080p) display
  • Format Support:  SD and HD (i/p/sf) to 60p single/dual link
  • Processing:  8 and 10 but input with 16 bit processing
 

Available Upgrades

  • 4kScope
    • 4K and QHD Support
    • Front Panel Support
    • Web interface for monitoring and configuration
    • REST API
    • H/S Scope
    • High/Low Waveform
    • RGB Overlay Waveform
  • Network Video Analyzer
    • All 4kScope features
    • Network packet timing and chart
    • 10G/25G/100G NIC support
    • SMPTE 2110 and 2022
  • videoQC
    • File based scope set same as 4kScope
    • Single sided analysis
    • Full reference analysis
Vectorscope - Color accurate graticules automatically switch between SD (601), HD (709) and 4K/QHD (709 or 2020) color spaces. The markers include color points (for standard bar checks) at 75% and 100% saturation. All the standard points are boxed; red, magenta, blue, cyan, green and yellow. A skin tone/flesh line is provided to allow for easy hue adjustment as well as standard diagonals.
Waveform YCbCr - Displays the levels of the Y, Cb and Cr from the left of the picture to the right of the picture with all the lines summed into one graph. The Y, or luma/luminance, graph provides accurate white and black level information, as well as the range in between.
Waveform Luma - Displays the overall intensity of the picture. Standard 601/709 levels are supported.
Waveform YCbCr Parade - Displays the levels of the Y, Cb and Cr from the left of the picture to the right of the picture with all the lines summed into one graph. The Y, or luma/luminance, graph provides accurate white and black level information, as well as the range in between.
Waveform RGB - The RGB Waveform Monitor shows each of the red, green and blue signals as independent graphs, displaying the RGB, or chrominance/color values associated with the signal. Above is the stacked waveform, a parade waveform is also available.
Waveform RGB Parade - The RGB Waveform Monitor shows each of the red, green and blue signals as independent graphs, displaying the RGB, or chrominance/color values associated with the signal. Above is the parade waveform, a stacked waveform is also available.
CIE XY Gamut - The CIE XY Gamut, or chromaticity, scope provides a visual representation of the color in a video across all the colors of visible light. For a particular YCbCr range (BT.2020, P3, Rec.709, CCIR-601) a triangle can be superimposed to show the colors that fall within the acceptable range and those that are outside it. The color of the video within the CIE 1931 color display can be white, black, or the chromaticity hued background.
Histogram - The Histogram shows the distribution of red/green/blue, Y/Cb/Cr or hue/sat/luma within the signal as a series of discrete bars that make a continuous graph for each color. This display provides an overview of the tonal range of each color in the picture. Each bar is the count of the number of pixels for one of the 256/1024/4096 possible bins..
Data View - The Data view allows access to the raw pixel values being monitored on the HDMI or SDI input. Raw values are captured and displayed with no manipulation by the software. This mode is perfect for checking vertical blank signalling and metadata, as well as picture issues like inner line sync markers or out of range colors. Pixel starts can be selected, along with lines, in the edit boxes above the data area. .
Status - The Status view presents real time data on the overall signal in terms of gamut, maximum and minimum chroma and luma, audio levels and MaxFALL/MaxCLL for HDR signals. Any issues detected by the status panel are automatically entered in the log file and window with time, type, source and reason.
Audio Meters - Up to 16 audio channel metering is supported. Meter types include dbFS, SMPTE RP-155, EBU R-86, Loudness (at +9 or +18) and PPM wth EBU or BCC markings.
Audio Phase - The audio phase meter shows the relative density of two audio channels and the relative loudness as a line moving towards the louder channel.
Audio Vector Lissajous - The audio phase meter shows the relative density of two audio channels and the relative loudness as a line moving towards the louder channel.
Audio Vector Lissajous XY - The audio phase meter shows the relative density of two audio channels and the relative loudness as a line moving towards the louder channel.
Audio Histogram Linear - The audio histogram displays a bar chart of the levels of the components of an audio signal.
Audio Histogram Linear Reverse Log - The audio histogram displays a bar chart of the levels of the components of an audio signal.
Audio Histogram Log - The audio histogram displays a bar chart of the levels of the components of an audio signal.
Waveform - The waveform displays the selected pair's audio as a standard wave.
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The Picture view shows the video signal, to confirm the source is correct and to display time code location. Both picture safe and title safe graticules are optionally available.

Luma - Show only the Y or brightness of the picture.
Red - Show only the red channel.
Green - Show only the green channel.
Blue - Show only the blue channel.
Zebra Luma - Draw zebra bars where the luma is too high or too low.
Zebra Chroma - Draw zebra bars where the chroma is out of range.
Clipping - Draw green anywhere the signal is too high or too low.
Edge Difference - Highlight every edge in the picture.
Focus Assist - Show areas of the image that are in focus.
Flip/Flop - Flip the picture horizontally or vertically.
False Color - Show each exposure level as a color.
Luma Key - Show the video luma keyed over a checkerboard or image.
Green Screen - Show the image green screen keyed over a checkerboard.
Green Screen Despill - Show the image green screen keyed with edge despilling over a checkerboard.
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Closed Caption Detection and Display - Decode closed captions from line 21 encoding (SD) and line 9 ANC encoding (HD). SD 608, HD 708 and OP-47 can all be decoded in real time and displayed as text over the picture. The actual data can also be viewed on line 9, or 21 for SD, in data mode. CC type detection is also displayed..
Error Log Window - The error logging review window displays the video and audio errors from the log stored on disk. These include loudness overages, out of gamut, luma too high/low, chroma too high/low, broadcast illegal colors, repeating lines, saturation errors, signal loss and recovery, and other error detection..
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8 Bit Signal - 8 bit signal processing is supported, including detection of 8 bit signals in a 10 bit path (note the missing lines/bins). .
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10 Bit Signal - Smooth scopes on true 10 and 12 bit signals display every possible level in the signal, allowing finer analysis.
HTTP/Web Server - Check the status of your facility from anywhere with our live HTTP/Web page interface. Real time updates in pure HTML5 without any extra plugins.
Remote Desktop Access - You can also control and view using standard remote desktop tools to create a full featured monitor for your entire facility. This video tutorial gives an overview of setting up a remote system with an AJA U-TAP and KUMO series router.
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Zoom and Pan - The waveform monitors and vectorscope zoom in for a closer look at low saturation signals, or the luma elements of the waveform. The live picture can also be zoomed in or out, and panned with the mouse. To zoom, roll the mouse wheel. To pan, click and drag. To reset to normal view, right click the mouse. Specific 1x, 2x and exact decimal zooms are also available in the config dialog.
Signal Compare - The signal compare feature can be used to freeze a complete frame of video (two fields in interlaced), every second line (field), or at a 50/50 dissolve to compare two signals or cameras. Once frozen, all the standard scopes are still available for setup and comparison. While a frame is frozen, the comparison mode and type of scope can be changed.
User Markers And Lines - Users can place plus sign markers (+) and lines on any of the scopes, that will persist to help make exact measurements between different signals.
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Raw and JPEG Capture - The incoming image can be captured as a raw (YUV, V210, RGB10) image in full, bit perfect image or a JPEG version for easy sharing. The entire scope's interface can also be captured.
Main Use Cases - HDR/HLG/WCG monitoring and validating, SD/HD monitoring. live production, DIT pipelines, broadcast monitoring, remote network monitoring, post production, signal QC and final HDR mastering.
Loudness and RMS Metering - All audio meters can be set for EBU9 or EBU18 loudness monitoring, as well as RMS/peak. The status window also supports loudness as a floating point value, and any excursions are automatically collected in the on disk error log.
Vertical Blank Analysis - Up to 32 lines of vertical blank can be analyzed along with the active picture. Captions, time code and other decodable metadata is automatically detected. Any SMPTE DID/SDID packets found are highlighted in the HEX Data view.
Line and Region Select - as well as full picture analysis, the scopes may be reduced to a single line or a rectangular area of the picture, to detect finer detail errors.
Time Code - read multiple time code types simultaneously and display them in the lower third data area. RP-188 VITC and LTC, SMPTE LTC (analog), vertical blank encoded VITC and RP-215 film KLV time code are all supported.
Full Screen Mode - Double clicking on the interface will put HDRScope into full screen mode. This maximizes the space for the scopes and the picture, but maintains a time code info line at the bottom of the monitor.
Hardware and OS Support - sdiScope is available for Windows 32, Windows 64, Minimum MacOS 10.13 / High Sierra and greater (Mojave), and RedHat/Centos or Ubuntu 64. It is also available as a 1U hardware device from our partner CineSys.
Wide Hardware Support - Capture boards supported include AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic (DeckLink, UltraScope, Cameras, DiskRecorders), Matrox, IOGeni, Magewell, Logitech, Epiphan, Microsoft and many more.

90 Seconds With 4kScope (sdiScope has all of the non 4k/HDR features)

Remote Desktop with 4kScope (sdiScope has all of the non 4k/HDR features)

Video Inputs

Audio Inputs

  • Embedded audio, up to 16 channels 24 bit

Outputs

  • Main output DVI 1280x1024 or greater

Format Support

  • SD - PAL/NTSC
  • 720p - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60
  • 1080i - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30
  • 1080psf - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30
  • 1080p - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30 (50 / 59 / 60 - board dependent)

Processing Modes

  • YCbCr 8 bit 4:2:2
  • YCbCr 10 bit 4:2:2
  • Internal processing 16 per component

Metadata

  • RP-188 HANC time code and user bits

Supported Hardware

  • Blackmagic:  UltraStudio, DeckLink, Intensity Pro, Intensity, Mini Recorder (win/osx)
  • Blackmagic:  Ultrascope, Hyperdeck, Ursa, BMPC (win/osx)
  • Aja:  U-Tap (win)
  • Inogeni:  4K, 3G, DVI, VGA/CVBS (win)
  • Magewell:  HDMI and SDI USB-3 devices (win)
  • Logitech:  HDMI Screen Share (win)
  • Elgato:  Game device capture devices (win)
  • Mokose:  HDMI/SDI USB-3 (win)
  • Imillet Video:  HDMI Capture (win)
  • Epiphan:  AV.io HDMI/SDI/4K (win)
  • Digitnow:  HDMI USB Capture (win)
  • Rybozen:  HDMI USB Capture (win)
  • Microsoft:  USB Cameras (win)
  • Most UVC compliant video devices (win)
End User License Agreement:  International  Canadian

Download sdiScope 7.0

Catalina (10.15) and previous versions. Unzip the app and copy it to the Applications folder.

sdiScope installs in demo mode, with limited functionality. The full feature set of the software can be made available with a license. To obtain a license, please generate a site code and send it to us at: authorization@drastictech.com. We will send back a site key which will remove the demo limitations. Prior to purchase, the key will be temporary. There is more information on the licensing process here: http://license.drastictech.com

sdiScope Manual 

How To Purchase Ultrascope Upgrade Software

sdiScope not only supports PCIe and USB-3 UltraScope hardware, and UltraScope software compatible devices like the HyperDeck, it also supports the DeckLink, Intensity and UltraStudio hardware.

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