Broadcast Television Video Q.C. Specifications

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SMPTE Industry Standard Specifications

4K-UHD Video Specs.

2160p (also known as UHD, or 4K)
2160p, Timecodes used: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps (Frames Per Second)

    Standard Dyanamic Range (SDR)

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Compression: Jpeg2000
  • Color Space: 10 Bit – 4:2:2 or 4:4:4. Rec. 709/YUV
  • Pixel Dimensions (For full frame 1.78) 4096 X 2160
    High Dyanamic Range (HDR)

  • Luminance Peak Level: 1000 Nits
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Compression: Jpeg2000
  • Color Space: 12 Bit – 4:4:4. Rec. 2020/PQ or p3
  • Pixel Dimensions (For full frame 1.78) 4096 X 2160
Aspect Ratio Picture Size (Pixels) Line Count(Pixels)
2160p 1.91 (4K) 4096 X 2160
2160p 23.98 16X9 Full Frame (1.78) (UHD) 3840 X 2160 0-1079

4K Aspect Ratio Resolution & Pixel Counts

Aspect Ratio Resolution Pixel Count
1.33 (4:3) 4096×3072
1.66 (5:3) 4096×2214 0-1079
1.78 (16:9) 4096×2304 0-1079
1.85 4096×2458 21-1058
1.90 (4K RED) 4096×2160
2.00 4096×2048 59-1020
2.35 4096×1743 130-949
2.37 (RED Wide) 4096×1728
2.39 4096×1714 137-942
2.40 4096×1707 139-940
2.44 4096×1679

2160p Aspect Ratio Chart

Aspect Ratio First Line Last Line Total Lines
1.78 (16X9) 1 2160 2160
1.85 42 2118 2076
1.90 70 2091 2022
2.00 120 2040 1920
2.20 208 1953 1746
2.24 223 1937 1714
2.35 263 1897 1634
2.38 247 1887 1614
2.39 277 1884 1608
2.40 280 1880 1600
2.55 327 1833 1506

Textronix Old / New Measuremnts Vs. Omnitek

Aspect Ratio Tektronix Old /New (Omnitek) First Line Tektronix Old /New (Omnitek) Last Line
1.66 (5:3) 21/42 (0) 560/1121 (1079) w/Side Matte
1.78 (16:9) 21/42 (0) 560/1121 (1079)
1.85 31/63 (21) 55/1100 (1058)
2.00 51/101 (59) 530/1062 (1020)
2.10 63/125 (83) 519/1038 (996)
2.20 72/145 (103) 509/1018 (976)
2.21 73/147 (105) 508/1016 (974)
2.35 87/172 (130) 494/991 (949)
2.39 90/179 (137) 491/984 (942)
2.40 91/181 (139) 490/982 (940)
2.55 103/204 (162) 478/959 (917)

4K / UHD (A.K.A. Quad HD) Video Specs.

Aspect Ratio Picture Size (Pixels)
1.33 (4X3) 3840 X 2889
1.66 (5X3) 3840 X 2304
1.33 (4:3) 4096×3072
1.66 (5:3) 4096×2214
1.78 (16:9) 3840 X 2160
1.85 3840 X 2076
2:1 3840 X 1920
2.35 3840 X 1674
2.37 (RED Wide) 3840 X 1620
2.39 3840 X 1607
2.44 2840 X 1674

Hi-Definition Video Specs. – SMPTE Industry Standard Specifications

1080i

    1080i, can use the timecode (Frames Per Second) 59.94, 29.97 (Drop Frame), 30

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking: 3.8 us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame) 21-560
  • Pixel Dimensions (Full Frame) 1920 X 1080

1080i Aspect Ratio, Line Count, & Resolution Chart

Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Line Count (F1) Line Count (F2)- Resolution
1080i/60 1.33 (4X3) 240-1679 21-560(1123) 583-1123(1123) 1920×1440
1080i/60 1.66 64-1855 21-560(1123) 584-1123(1123) 1920×1152
1080i/60 1.78 (16×9) 0-1919 21-560 (1123) 584-1123(1123) 1920×1080
1080i/60 1.85 0-1919 31-550 594-1113 1920×1038
1080i/60 2.00 0-1919 70-511 633-1074 1920×817
1080i/60 2.35 0-1919 86-495 F1 649-1058 1920×817
1080i/60 2.39 0-1919 90-491 653-1054 1920×804
1080i/60 2.40 0-1919 91-490 654-1053 1920×800

1080p
1080p, uses 25fps timecode

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking: 11.1 us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame) 21-560
  • Pixel Dimensions (Full Frame) 1920 X 1080
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
1080p/24 1.33 (4×3) 240-1679 42-1121
1080p/24 1.66 64-1855 42-1121
1080p/24 1.78 (16×9) 0-1919 42-1121
1080p/24 1.85 0-1919 63-1100

1080psf
1080p, uses 23.98fps timecode

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking: 11.1 us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame) 21-560
  • Pixel Dimensions (Full Frame) 1920 X 1080
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
1080p 23.98sf 1.33 240-1679 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080p 23.98sf 1.66 64-1855 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080p 23.98sf 1.78 0-1919 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080p 23.98sf 1.85 0-1919 31 F2 (594)-550 F1
1080p 23.98sf 2.35 0-1919 85 F2 (649)-495 F1
1080p 23.98sf 2.40 0-1919 90 F2 -490 F1

720p
59.94, 29.97 (Drop Frame), & 30fps timecode

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame) 25-745
  • Pixel Dimensions (Full Frame) 1280 X 720
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
720p/60 1.33 (4×3) 160-1118 26-745
720p/60 1.66 42-1237 26-745
720p/60f 1.78 (16×9) 0-1279 26-745
720p/60 1.85 0-1279 40-731
720p/60 2.35 0-1279 113-658

Side Matted Formats
Side matting is used to crop HD video for SDand can be used in 1080i, 1080p, or 108psf

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking:16.7us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame) 21-560
  • Pixel Dimensions: 240-1679
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
1.33 Side Matte 240-1679 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1.66 Side Matte 240-1679 74 F1-507 F2
1.78 Side Matte 240-1679 88 F2 (651)-493 F1
1.85 Side Matte 240-167 96 F2 (659)-485 F1
2.35 Side Matte 240-1679 138 F1-443 F2 (1006)

Standard Definition Video Specs
SMPTE Industry Standard Specifications

NTSC

    NTSC uses 59.94, 60, or 29.97 timecode

  • Luminance Peak Level (Component): 700mV
  • Luminance Peak Level (Composite): 100ire
  • Chroma Peak Level (Component): Signal Within Vector
  • Chroma Peak Level (Composite) 134ire
  • Black Level (Component): 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Black Level (Composite): 7.5ire (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking: (Component): 10.3-10.7 us
  • Horizontal Blanking: (Component): 10.7-11.2 us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame): 21 Lines
  • Total Video Lines (Full Frame): 525
  • Active Video Lines (Full Frame) (F1)21-263
  • VITC: 12/14, 14/16, 16/18
  • Burst (Composite): 9 Cycles
  • Sync (Composite): -40ire
  • Closed Caption: Line 21
  • CC Blanking: 10.25-10.75 us
  • Sawtooth Pulse: 7 Cycles
  • Clock Start Pulse: 4.05 us
  • Start Pulse: 2.0 us
  • Caption IRE: 50 IRE
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
525 4X3 (1.33) 0-719 20 F2-263 F1 (283)
525 16X9 (1.33) 90-629 20 F2-263 F1 (283)
525 4×3 1.66 0-719 45-F1-238 F2 (501)
525 16X9 1.66 22-697 20 F2-263 F1 (283)
525 4×3 1.78 (16×9) 0-719 51 F1-232 F2 (495)
25 16×9 1.78 0-719 20 F2-263 F1 (283)
525 4×3 1.85 0-719 54 F2 (317)-229 F1
525 16×9 1.85 0-719 25 F1-258 F2 (521)
525 4×3 2.35 0-719 73 F1-210 F2 (473)
525 16×9 2.35 0-719 50 F1-233 F2 (496)
PAL

    PAL uses 25fps timecode

  • Luminance Peak Level (Component): 700mV
  • Luminance Peak Level (Composite): 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level (Component): Signal Within Vector
  • Chroma Peak Level (Composite) 900mV
  • Black Level (Component): 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Black Level (Composite): 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Horizontal Blanking: (Component): 10.6-11.2 us
  • Horizontal Blanking: (Component): 11.3-11.7 us
  • Vertical Blanking (Full Frame): 25 Lines
  • Total Video Lines (Full Frame): 625
  • Active Video Lines (F1) 23-310
  • VITC: Lines 19/21
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
625 4X3 (1.33) 0-719 23 F1-310 F2 (623)
625 16X9 (1.33) 90-629 23 F1-310 F2 (623)
625 4×3 1.66 0-719 52 F1-281 F2 (594)
625 16X9 1.66 22-697 23 F1-310 F2 (623)
625 4×3 1.78 (16×9) 0-719 59 F1-274 F2 (587)
625 16×9 1.78 0-719 23 F1-310 F2 (623)
625 4×3 1.85 0-719 63 F1-270 F2 (583)
625 16×9 1.85 0-719 28 F2 (341)-305 F1
625 4×3 2.35 0-719 85 F2 (398)-248 F1
625 16×9 2.35 0-719 58 F1-275 F2 (588)