Broadcast Television Video Q.C. Specifications

4K-UHD Video Specs.
SMPTE Industry Standard Specifications
    2160p
    2160p, can use the timecode (Frames Per Second) 23.98

  • Luminance Peak Level: 700mV
  • Chroma Peak Level: Signal Within Vector
  • Black Level: 0 mV (Signal cannot go below)
  • Compression: Jpeg2000
  • Color Space: 12Bit – 4:4:4
  • Pixel Dimensions (Full Frame 1.78) 4096 X 2160
Aspect Ratio Picture Size (Pixels)
2160p 1.91 (4K) 4096 X 2160
2160p 23.98 16X9 Full Frame (1.78) (UHD) 3840 X 2160

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
Aspect Ratio Pixel Count Active Video Lines
1080i/60 1.33 (4X3) 240-1679 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080i/60 1.66 64-1855 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080i/60 1.78 (16×9) 0-1919 21 F1 560 F2 (1123)
1080i/60 1.85 0-1919 31 F2 (594)-550 F1
1080i/60 2.35 0-1919 85 F2 (649)-495 F1
1080i/60 2.40 0-1919 90 F2 -490 F1
    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 SD
    and 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)