MonitorScope MS9000

Monitor Scope 9000
Monitor Scope 9000

MonitorScope MS9000

 

  • Worlds first modular 3G,HD,SD SDI  and composite capable 3U rack measuring instrument
  • Select functionality you need from 6 FlexiScope modules including Test signal geneartion and EYE pattern display
  •  Easy access to full waveform and vector functionality including HFT™ - (Hands Free Timing™)
  • Waveform and Vectorscope cursors measurement
  • Data and gamut analysis, time code logging of assigned errors
  • 4 years of AbsoluteCare is included - conditions apply
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General Information

The MonitorScope MS9000 is a compact ½ rack 3RU high, low power rasterizer for measurement and monitoring of video and audio in all areas of production and engineering. The MS9000 is a modular instrument so it is easy for the user to upgrade at any time.

With a user friendly interface and ease of use top of the agenda the MS9000 comes with a built in XVGA display.  Applications include: EFP, OB vehicles,  pre and post production, editing and graphics suites, tele-cine, colouring... Indeed anywhere serial digital signals or multi-format measurement are required.

The MS9000 is capable of measurement, monitoring and error detection of 3G, HD, SD and composite video signals and audio in its embedded, or AES/EBU formats, depending on the module options selected. Generator and EYE modules covering 3G, HD, SD and composite video and audio signals complete the range.

With waveform, vector, multiple linear audio peak bar graphs and phase displays with program picture available for display as required the MS9000 fulfils operational and front line engineering requirements.

Full screen, quad tiled displays, coloured traces and displays, Hands Free Timing (HFT), Line Select, selectable error alarms and counts including stuck bit detect (no activity on one data line) may be selected. There’s a headphone socket on the front so the decoded audio can be monitored.

An output module option providing a HD/SD/DVI/XVGA or DVI/XVGA to an external monitor may be added if required.

There are two versions, the MS9000 "A" and MS9000 "B" to choose from. The "A" variant is full specification with full AbsoluteCare warranty available, the "B" variant has a reduced functionality set which comes in at a lower price than the "A". The "B" version has no tiled display, cursors, error downloads or gamut and has 1 year warranty as standard, extendable to 2 years upon registration.

Input Module options:
HD, SD Video and Audio input module
SD, Composite Video and Audio input module
HD, SD Video and Audio input module with TSG
HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern
3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module
3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern

Further information about the Available Modules

Output Module options:

DVI/XVGA output module
HD, SD and DVI/XVGA output module

AbsoluteCare

Four years of AbsoluteCare is included with each purchase of a MicroFlex, MonitorScope and DigiScope from an authorised Hamlet reseller and the registration on the Hamlet website  has been completed within one month of purchase

 

Features and functions

  • Worlds first modular 3G/HD/SD SDI /composite capable 1U rack measuring instrument
  •  Easy access to full waveform and vector functionality: Parade (YCrCb), 2H, H, Hmag, 2V, V, Vmag, Full field line select, Bow tie, Ext - ref, HFT™ - (Hands Free Timing™) and Filtering
  • V, H and Phase cursors for accurate measurement & reporting· Data and gamut analysis, time code logging of assigned errors
  • Coloured displays of waveforms, vectors, audio bar graphs and phase display
  • Select audio source, bar graph type, peak hold, de-emphasis
  • Split tile layout, picture display in 4:3 or 16:9
  • Two input module slots
  • Output to DVI/XVGA or SD/HD/DVI/XVGA monitor (optional)
  • Audio monitoring output jack
  • Operator and factory store and recall presets
  • Patented proprietary 10 bit processing of all signals
  • Computer remote IP control via, up/downloads data via USB/RJ45
  • 12 VDC powered, mains adapter included

FlexiScope Module Options:

HD, SD Video and Audio input module
SD, Composite Video and Audio input module
HD, SD Video and Audio input module with TSG
HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern
3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module
3G, HD, SD Video and Audio input module with EYE pattern

Example - HD/SD Module

 

  • Loop Out BNC.
  • Ext Ref. / AES input BNC.
  • Auto sensing of HD and SD formats.
  • Audio decode.
  • Input BNC.
  • Loop Out BNC.
  • Ext Ref. / AES input BNC.
  • Audio decode.

Specifications

The MonitorScope has two input and one output option slot.

DigiScope feature sets are dependant on the FlexiScope module selected.

INPUTS
3G, HD and SD SDI plus composite options
BNC connector. Output impedance 75 ohms. SMPTE 292, SMPTE 259M, ITU-R BT.601/656 serial component. 800mV pp.

WAVEFORM MONITOR
Response Flat is +/- 0.5% 50Hz to 5.5MHz.Low Pass is -3db @ 1.5MHz, -60db @ 6.75MHz.Timebase H, 2H and Hmag (x5). V, 2V and Vmag.Line select is any line from the frame.Parade is a 3H display of input or filter parade

VECTOR MONITOR
Video Traditional component or composite display.Component accuracy 0.2%. Bandwidth 3.375MHz.Composite accuracy 1%. Bandwidth 1.3MHz.

AUDIO MONITOR
Audio Stereo phase display of left or right audio pair. Phase accuracy 2 deg.Accuracy Better than 0.1db over full scale range.Characteristics BBC, EBU, Digital, DIN, Nordic and VU.
AUDIO MONITORING OUTPUT
3.5mm stereo jack.

OUTPUTS
Output to HD, SD, DVI or XVGA monitor (see options), (1024 x 768 @ 60Hz digital or analogue monitor, via BNC, DVI-I or XVGA socket respectively) Audio output jack, USB’s and RJ45

ENVIRONMENT
Indoor and Out door use, 5 to 45 deg.C. Ambient to 2,000m.Max humidity 80% to 31 deg.C decreasing to 50% at 40 deg.C.Overvoltage category 2. Pollution degree 1.

PHYSICAL
DIMENSIONS: - 215mm x 133mm x 185mm.
WEIGHT: - 3Kg.

 

Ordering

Order Reference    Description

  • MS-Base "A" or "B" MonitorScope Chassis (can take 2 modules)
  • MS-HD/SD               HD and SD SDI input module 01
  • MS-SD/CST             SD SDI and CST input module 02
  • MS-WFM/GEN         HD and SD SDI input with video/audio test signal generation module 03
  • MS-3G/HD/SD         3G, HD and SD SDI input module 04
  • MS-HD/SD EYE       HD and SD SDI input with EYE module 05
  • MS-3G/HD/SD EYE 3G, HD and SD SDI input with EYEmodule  06
  • MS-DVI                    DVI output card
  • MS-HD/DVI              HD, SD and DVI output card
  • MS-SRM                  Single Rack Mount
  • MS-SCC                  Soft Carry Case with strap and option pouch

FAQs

We hope some of the frequently asked question we  have had will provide assistance, if not please contact us directly or go through your supplier.

Q What Modules are compatible with the MS9000?
A Module 01 HD and SD SDI input
      
Q How do I gt the Generator to work I cannot find the correct menu?
A The generator output is only available if Module 03 is fitted
      
Q What are the 3 BNCs for on a module?
A The HD/SD serial input connection is made to the centre gold plated BNC socket, which is internally terminated at 75 ohms. The left BNC provides an equalised output of the input feed. The right BNC allows an external timing reference or AES audio signal to be input
      
Q Why are the BNCs gold on module 01 and 03?
A The BNCs used on the module are specially designed for the high bandwidth of the HD SDI signal
      
Q Can the Modules be used stand alone?
A The module can only be used in Hamlet modular instruments like the MonitorScope MS9000
      
Q What is the weight of the MS9000?
A 3Kg
      
Q What is the dimensions of the MS9000?
A 215mm x 133mm x 185 mm.
      
Q Can the MS9000 be rackmounted?
A Yes there is an optional rackmount kit available
      
Q Can the MS9000 be remotely controlled from a PC?
A Yes see the application note in the documentation section
      
Q Can the MS9000 be remotely controlled from a PC across a network?
A Yes see the application note in the documentation section
      
Q How many "error count" errors can we store on board?
A It can store about 980 error logs.
 
Q Can the error count be dumped onto a USB memory stick?
A The USB port currently will communicate with a computer to accumulate error data.
      
Q No video displayed?
A If there is no video signal connected to the selected input, the screen will display the message “No Signal”.
      
Q Unusual display?
A The unit may be set to a non-standard mode. Reset the unit as follows. Select the Data Icon [0101], then the Factory settings Icon [FCT].
      
Q Displays not locked?
A May be in external reference mode. Press the menu EXT REF key to cancel. This may need pressing twice to step through the HFT mode.
      
Q No vector display?
A Yes see the application note in the documentation section

Documentation

Please find our links to futher information below :-

Data sheet - (PDF 0.3MB)

Operation manual - (PDF 0.4MB)

Connection Diagram - (PDF 0.1MB)

Front Panel Diagram - (PDF 0.1MB)

Application Note 1 - Remote operation via USB to PC - (PDF 0.4MB)

Application Note 2 - Remote operation Network- (PDF 0.4MB)

 

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