The new Videotek® SD-STAR™ is a handheld, battery-powered monitor and test generator for SD-SDI and analog composite video signals. The unit provides multiformat functionality and versatility, setting it apart from other handheld test products on the market.With a powerful array of features and functions, including a video test signal generator, color monitor, waveform monitor, vectorscope, oscilloscope and audio analyzer/monitor, the lightweight SD-STAR is ideal for monitoring field production camera setup, equipment installations or troubleshooting signal path issues related to analog and standard-definition digital formats.
This PDA-sized test monitor offers the convenience of portability without sacrificing function and performance. To enhance the user experience, the SD-STAR features an integrated 320x240 color LCD that utilizes touchscreen technology to control and configure each operation. Maintaining power in the field isn’t a problem either — the SD-STAR runs on a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that can deliver more than six hours of continuous operation (subject to functionality selected).
The SD-STAR includes two video inputs — one for monitoring composite analog NTSC and PAL video signals and one for monitoring SD-SDI signals formatted in SMPTE 259M-C with embedded audio. The analog input can be used with the oscilloscope function for a variety of analog signals. The test signal generator has individual outputs of composite analog video and SD-SDI. The stereo headphone output may be configured to monitor embedded audio from the SDI source or double as a monaural analog tone generator output.
Standard accessories include a sunshield, rechargeable lithium ion battery pack, AC power adapter, serial communications cable and a belt-style pouch.
Video test signal generator
Serial data analyzer
Weighs under one pound
Integrated 320x240 color LCD display
Storage: -22° to 185° F (-30° to 85° C)
Power: Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack and AC power adapter/charger with North American power cord included, optional power cords available
Input Signal Types:
Operating Temperature (Maximum):
Operating Temperature (Minimum):
Serial Digital Output:
Return Loss: ≤ -15 db at 270 MHz
Output Data Rate: 270 Mb/s
Output Jitter: ≤ 0.2 UI
Composite Analog Output
S/N ratio (ramp) >60 db RMS
Serial digital input (SMPTE 259M-C)
Composite analog input (NTSC - PAL)
Communications: RS-232 serial communications for firmware upgrade
Test Signal Generator:
Split bars: 75% and 100% (SMPTE)
Full bars: 75% and 100%
Luminance ramp and full ramp
Window test signal
Full field colors
Frequency Stability: 5 ppm
Serial Digital Video Output
Embed tone in any single audio group
Composite Video Output: NTSC or PAL
Audio Frequency and Amplitude Adjustable Color Picture Monitor: Pulse cross mode Horizontal and vertical offset