Uncle Controls Quality with Tektronix Video Monitoring Solution

2/23/2004 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE:TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring tools, announced that London-based Farm Group's latest facility, Uncle Post Production, has installed Tektronix' WVR600 waveform rasterizers in key monitoring positions throughout the facility to provide advanced quality control editing and colourist resources for the influential London post production industry.

Uncle's online edit suites include VGA-based signal monitoring displays driven by the WVR600 to provide continuous monitoring on the control desk as well as immediate out-of-limits warnings of the active video or audio material. The facilities are designed to provide editors and technical staff with high-visibility workstations to produce the quality programming demanded by today's broadcast industry. The colour-grading suite is similarly equipped, providing colourists with the clarity and configurability they demand from test and measurement tools and seamless integration into the control desk. A central equipment room also includes an additional WVR600, allowing monitoring of any signal within the complex via an extra-large, 40-inch, centrally located, display. This makes special use of Tektronix' FlexVu display, enabling customisable visibility of important elements of the video signal in a quadrant screen format.

"By the very nature of our location in London, and our aim to provide the best facilities for top editors and colourists, we have to provide the best possible facilities. Analysis and monitoring tools are, of course, key to successful manipulation of video footage," commented Chris Williams, Engineering Manager at Farm Group. "Tektronix' waveform rasterizers allow us to inspect video and audio content effectively, and underlines our focus on quality and comfort with their technology. For colourists Tektronix' diamond, lightening and arrow head colour correction tools are also particularly useful."

"The adoption of Tektronix' latest monitoring tools throughout a facility that services such an important post production community reflects our relationships with important partners, such as Uncle, and the continuing positive reception of Tektronix' leading video test solutions," said Todd Biddle, Vice President, Video Product Line, Tektronix, Inc. "We've listened to our customers as their confidence and artistic monitoring requirements have evolved throughout the analog to digital broadcast transition. The resulting WVR600 waveform rasterizer incorporates features that include a sleek new form factor with an easy to use interface and flexible monitoring tools."

Tektronix' WVR600 is the latest monitoring product family to be widely implemented by quality-conscious facilities around the world and has uniquely configurable monitoring and error-logging capabilities. For more information see http://www.tek.com/wvr600

About Tektronix
Tektronix, Inc. is a test, measurement, and monitoring company providing measurement solutions to the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries worldwide. With more than 55 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in more than 20 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tek.com.

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