Inactive-Reserved Standard

IEEE 1521-2003

IEEE Standard for Measurement of Video Jitter and Wander

Reaffirmed March 2010. A set of metrics and methods to enable consistent measurement of the components of timing interval error in video synchronization signals is provided. By partitioning the spectra into regions of jitter and lower frequency wander (characterized as frequency offset and drift rate), timing performance can be better quantified for consistent control over nontraditional networks.

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BTS/AVTech - Audio and Visual Techniques
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IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
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Sponsor Committee
BTS/AVTech - Audio and Visual Techniques
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Working Group
G-2.1.4 - Video Distribution Working Group
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IEEE Program Manager
Christy Bahn
Working Group Chair
James Redford
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IEEE Standard on Television: Measurement of Luminance Signal Levels

A method of measuring the amplitude levels of an SMPTE 170M-1994; NTSC color or monochrome television video signal is described. It is concerned with luminance measurements at various points in transmission systems where the signals are at video frequencies. The methods described are limited to the use of waveform monitors, software video processing for amplitude assessment, or suitable oscilloscopes, and are primarily directed to specifying means of measuring television signal levels for operating purposes.

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IEEE Standard on Video Techniques: Measurement of Resolution of Camera Systems, 1993 Techniques

The methods for measuring the resolution of camera systems are described. The primary application is for users and manufacturers to quantify the limit where fine detail contained in the original image is no longer reproduced by the camera system. The techniques described may also be used for laboratory measurements and for proof-of-performance specifications for a camera.

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