Drastic Scopes Comparison

Drastic offers a range of signal analysis software products including sdiScope, 4KScope, HDRScope, and Network Video Analyzer. Features and standards support vary depending on the version, so this series of charts allow the user to confirm which elements are supported in each version. An X in the corresponding box indicates a supported feature. For pricing and sales information, please see the How To Buy page.

 

Video Scopes

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Vectorscope  X  X  X  X
Waveform YCbCr  X  X  X  X
Waveform YCbCr Parade  X  X  X  X
Waveform RGB  X  X  X  X
Waveform RGB Parade  X  X  X  X
Waveform Luma  X  X  X  X
Waveform RGB Overlay    X  X  X
Waveform High/Low    X  X  X
Waveform Luma/NIT Light Level    X  X  X
Chromaticity/CIE XY Gamut  X  X  X  X
Data view  X  X  X  X
Histogram  X  X  X  X
Histogram YCbCr    X  X  X
Status  X  X  X  X
HS Scope    X  X  X
Composite Waveform Monitor      X  X
IP Timing        X
Audio Scopes

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Audio meters including dbFS, SMPTE RP-155, EBU R-68  X  X  X  X
Advanced audio meters including Loudness (at +9 or +18) and PPM wth EBU or BCC markings    X  X  X
Audio Phase  X  X  X  X
Audio Vector Lissajous  X  X  X  X
Audio Vector Lissajous XY  X  X  X  X
Audio Histogram Linear  X  X  X  X
Audio Histogram linear Reverse Log  X  X  X  X
Audio Histogram Log  X  X  X  X
Audio Waveform  X  X  X  X
Picture modes

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Picture View  X  X  X  X
Luma  X  X  X  X
Red only  X  X  X  X
Green only  X  X  X  X
Blue only  X  X  X  X
Zebra Luma  X  X  X  X
Zebra Chroma  X  X  X  X
Clipping  X  X  X  X
Edge Difference  X  X  X  X
Focus Assist  X  X  X  X
Calibrate  X  X  X  X
Flip/Flop  X  X  X  X
Show Alpha  X  X  X  X
Opacity  X  X  X  X
Luma Key  X  X  X  X
Green Screen Key  X  X  X  X
Chroma Key Simple  X  X  X  X
Chroma Key Despill  X  X  X  X
False Colour  X  X  X  X
Features

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
8 Bit Signal  X  X  X  X
10/12 Bit Signal  X  X  X  X
Remote Desktop Access  X  X  X  X
Zoom and Pan  X  X  X  X
Signal Compare  X  X  X  X
User Markers  and Lines  X  X  X  X
Raw and JPEG Capture  X  X  X  X
Loudness and RMS Metering  X  X  X  X
Vertical Blank Analysis  X  X  X  X
Time Code Display  X  X  X  X
Full Screen Mode  X  X  X  X
MaxCLL/MaxFALL display in GUI      X  X
HTTP/Web Server        
Error Log Window    X  X  X
Closed Caption Display    X  X  X
Region Select    X  X  X
Line Select  X  X  X  X
Front Panel Support    X  X  X
Multiple Input Mode    X  X  X
REST API    X  X  X
AJA Shared Mode    X  X  X
Adobe ScopeDirect Transmitter    X  X  X
Avid ScopeDirect OpenIO    X  X  X
All hardware features are hardware/vendor dependent. Please check your hardware specifications, as well as this chart, to see what will be available.
Video and Audio Inputs

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Single Link SDI/HD-SDI 4:2:2 8/10 bit  X  X  X  X
Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 10/12 bit  X  X  X  X
Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4:4 10 bit  X  X  X  X
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 8/10/12 bit  X  X  X  X
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD and 4K) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 8/10 bit    X  X  X
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD and 4K) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 12 bit      X  X
3G Dual Link (see dual link above)  X  X  X  X
3G Dual Rate (see single link above)  X  X  X  X
QHD/4K Quad Link and 2SI (sample interleave) (same as quad link above)    X  X  X
HDMI (1.4 or 2.0+, hardware dependent)  X  X  X  X
CCIR-601 (SD), Rec 709 (HD)  X  X  X  X
BT.2020 (WCG), Rec.709 (QHD/4K)    X  X  X
BT.2020 (WCG), P3 or Rec.709 (QHD/4K)        X
Reference video sync (Blackburst or Tri-Level)  X  X  X  X
HDR (High Dynamic Range) as ST2084/PQ/HDR10 or HLG    X  X  X
Embedded Audio, up to 8 channels 24 bit  X  X  X  X
Embedded audio, up to 16 channels 24 bit    X  X  X
Analog inputs up to 8 channels 16/24 bit  X  X  X  X
Analog inputs up to 16 channels 16/24 bit    X  X  X
AES/EBU audio, up to 8 channels 24 bit  X  X  X  X
AES/EBU audio, up to 16 channels 24 bit    X  X  X
NDI <network local> - (Network Device Interface) Any NDI audio/video source  X  X  X  X
SMPTE 2110 and SMPTE 2022        X
SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022, TR-01 (AJA)        X
All hardware features are hardware/vendor dependent. Please check your hardware specifications, as well as this chart, to see what will be available.
Outputs

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Main output (computer monitor) from HD  X  X  X  X
Main output (computer monitor) from HD up to 4K    X  X  X
Main output (computer monitor) from HD up to 8K      X  X
Secondary down converted output  X  X  X  X
SD/HD/2K down conversion to HDMI and analog  X  X  X  X
HDMI 4K quadrant output    X  X  X
DMI 4K/8K quadrant output      X  X
In monitor HDR -> SDR picture conversion    X  X  X
All hardware features are hardware/vendor dependent. Please check your hardware specifications, as well as this chart, to see what will be available.
Format Support

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
SD - PAL/NTSC  X  X  X  X
720p - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60  X  X  X  X
1080i - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30  X  X  X  X
1080psf - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30  X  X  X  X
1080p - 23 / 24 / 25 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60  X  X  X  X
2K Digital Cinema (2048 x 1080) - 23 / 24 / 25  X  X  X  X
2K Film (2048 x 1556) - 14 / 15 / 23 / 24  X  X  X  X
UltraHD/UHD (3840 x 2160) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60    X  X  X
4K (4096 x 2160) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60    X  X  X
SUHD (7680 x 4320) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 60      X  X
8K (8192 x 4320) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 60      X  X
All hardware features are hardware/vendor dependent. Please check your hardware specifications, as well as this chart, to see what will be available.

 

Processing Modes

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
YCbCr 8 bit 4:2:2  X  X  X  X
8K/SUHD YCbCr 8 bit 4:2:2      X  X
YCbCr 10 bit 4:2:2 (standard single link)  X  X  X  X
8K/SUHD YCbCr 10 bit 4:2:2 (standard single link)      X  X
YCbCr 12 bit 4:4:4 (dual link or 3G)    X  X  X
RGB 8 and 10 bit 4:4:4:4  X  X  X  X
RGB 10 and 12 bit 4:4:4 (standard dual link or 3G)  X  X  X  X
Full active picture  X  X  X  X
Up to 32 lines of vertical blank  X  X  X  X
HANC processing for audio and time code  X  X  X  
All hardware features are hardware/vendor dependent. Please check your hardware specifications, as well as this chart, to see what will be available.
Metadata

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
LTC/SMPTE analog time code and user bits  X  X  X  X
VITC/D-VITC vertical blank time code and user bits  X  X  X  X
RP-188 HANC time code and user bits  X  X  X  X
RP-215 VANC time code, user bits, key code and ink code  X  X  X  X
Active Format Description detection  X  X  X  X
DID/SDID detection and highlighting  X  X  X  X

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