Tektronix WFM-5000Tektronix WFM-5000

Used Telestream WFM-5000 3G/HD/SD Waveform Monitor

This unit is in fantastic condition and in full working order and comes with 3 months warranty.

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NOTE: This used item is badged with Tektronix logos. New models of this product are manufactured by Telestream

WFM-5000 | Standard for basic video and audio monitoring

Telestream WFM-5000 (formerly Tektronix WFM-5000)  is a basic yet efficient portable waveform monitor for adjusting and balancing cameras in broadcast studio, OB van or field location.

The WFM5000 and WFM4000 waveform monitors offer uncompromised monitoring quality with sharp CRT-like traces, patented Gamut displays, Picture thumbnail, Display freeze and an Error log for 10,000 events for efficient content compliance verification.

Quality Control (QC)

WFM-5000 series offers in-depth monitoring and analysis of digital data (including ANC data). Optionally you can get audio loudness monitoring and measurements.

Applications of use WFM-5000

Mobile & Studio Production
To create a spectacular images proper setup, alignment and matching of cameras are needed before an event.

Post Production
Easy to understand displays of the WFM5000 series provide whats needed for editors or colourists to adjust colour fidelity.

Serial Digital Video Interface

Inputs2, only one active at a time
For WFM5000, the inputs auto-detect between HD and SD signals
Input TypePassive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
Input Level800 mVp-p, ±10%
Return Loss

(Typical values)

≥25 dB from 1 MHz to 270 MHz, power on

≥15 dB from 1 MHz to 270 MHz, power off

>15 dB from 1 MHz to 1.5 GHz, power on or off

Loopthrough Insertion LossFor HD, equivalent to 10 m of type 8281 cable
Loopthrough Isolation>50 dB to 300 MHz
Receiver Equalization RangeTypically for SD to 250 m of type 8281 cable; for HD to 100 m of type 8281 cable

External Reference

Sync FormatsNTSC and PAL and tri-level sync
Input TypePassive loopthrough BNC, 75 Ω compensated
DC Input Impedance20 kΩ, nominal
Return Loss>40 dB to 6 MHz

>35 dB to 30 MHz

Lock Range±50 ppm

Serial Digital Waveform Vertical Characteristics

Vertical Measurement AccuracyAt 1x gain, ±0.5% of 700 mV full scale; at 5x gain, ±0.2% of 700 mV full scale
Gain1x, 5x, variable range 0.25x to >7.5x
Frequency Response
   SDLuminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 5.75 MHz, Color Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 2.75 MHz
   HDLuminance (Y) channel ±0.5% to 30 MHz, Color Difference channels (Pb, Pr) ±0.5% to 15 MHz

Waveform Horizontal Deflection

Sweep Timing Accuracy±0.1%
Sweep Linearity±0.1%

Audio Characteristics

Level Meter Resolution0.056 dB steps at 30 dB scale from full scale to –20 dBFS
0.20 dB steps at 70 dB scale for signals above –20 dBFS
Meter BallisticsTrue peak, PPM type 1, PPM type 2, BBC PPM
Defined/Programmable Level DetectionMute, clip, user-programmable silence, over
Level Meter Accuracy over Frequency–0.5 dB (for analog), –0.2 dB (for digital) from 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0 to –40 dBFS sine wave, Peak Ballistic mode
AES Inputs1 set of 2 channels, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz, 24 bit


BNC, 75 Ω terminated, unbalanced, 0.2 V to 2 Vp-p


Return Loss: >30 dB relative to 75 Ω from 0.1 to 6 MHz

  • 12 V DC In
  • Power adapter accepts 100 to 240 V AC –10%, 50/60 Hz

Input Voltage

Voltage Range12-15 V DC nominal
10.75-18 V DC min-max operating
Supply ConnectionXLR 4-pin male connector
Pin 1 = V(–)
Pin 4 = V(+)
Pin 2, 3 NC
Power Consumption22 W typical

30 W max

Surge6 amps at 12 V
Fuse Rating4 amp internal self-resetting fuse
Transient, Over, and Reverse Voltage ProtectionReverse and over voltage protected to ±30 V DC
The unit may power itself down in the presence of high transient voltages. This prevents damage to the unit and is not a failure

Physical Characteristics

Height13.208 cm5.2 in.
Width21.336 cm8.4 in.
Depth (Front to back including handles and BNCs)13.97 cm5.5 in.
Net1.56 kg3 lb. 7 oz.