Video and Audio Test Generator

Datasheet Reference Manual


The P TG 5610 is a versatile multi-rate video and AES test generator which can generate video test signals in 525/625 plus HDTV formats.

Provides 2 independent simultaneous video outputs with 4 channels of external AES plus 16 channels of embedded audio with user adjustable frequency, audio gain, and bit depth plus selectable momentary pause (silence) for left and right channels to assist with left and right channel ID.

The module Includes a large library of internal test patterns, including the dynamic EBU A/V Sync pattern which can be used for “transmission alive” and audio video lip sync testing. Other dynamic patterns includes a real-time luma and chroma zoneplate generator and LCD persistence test.

Additional test patterns can be loaded via the compact flash slot (option) and even user defined using the standard DPX file format. Each output can have an independent user defined character overlay.

Genlock input is cross lock compatible and will lock to SDTV bi level or HDTV tri level sync with one frame of adjustable input timing for SYNC and Video timing. Analog sync output can be bi level or tri level and decoupled from output format.

The module include a local matrix and menu system for local control. All settings are stored in Flash RAM and will survive power cycles and long term storage. PC remote control and status monitoring possible when used with one of the available controller options.

EBU A/V Sync Pattern

This dynamic pattern is unique to the Testor and can be used to verify a number of video and audio performance issues within a modern digital broadcast infrastructure. Click for an animated demo and more information on this pattern.


  • Multi-format operation. SDTV and HDTV formats.
  • Two independent SDI outputs (can have different patterns).
  • Large library of static and dynamic patterns.
  • Load additional patterns suing the compact flash slot (option)
  • 4 x External AES outputs with 16 channel embedder for each SDI output.
  • 8 channel user programmable audio generator.
  • Genlock input, multi format and cross lock compatible.
  • One frame of adjustable output timing for video and sync outputs.
  • Includes EBU A/V sync pattern for transmission alive and audio lip sync tests.
  • Real time Zoneplate generator for choma and luma with user adjustable H and V center frequency.
  • Multiformat analog sync output.
  • Free run as sync generator or genlock to house sync
  • All AES outputs are transformer coupled (isolated)
  • 48KHz Word Clock output.
  • Local control via matrix display and menu system
  • Remote control and status monitoring via LYNX control system.

Ordering Information

PTG 5610 D SD/HD Video and Audio Test Generator (SubD) (SubD connector for balanced AES3 Audio outputs)
PTG 5610 B SD/HD Video and Audio Test Generator (BNC) (BNC Connectors for unbalanced AES3id Audio outputs)
RFR 5014 2RU Rack Frame + Power Supply (no fans)
RBO 5025 25 Pin SubD Adapter PCB
RAC M25-8 Audio Breakout Cable 25 D-Sub to 8 x Male XLR