Drastic Scopes Comparison

Drastic offers a range of signal analysis software products for content creation, production and delivery workflows. 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.

  sdiScope 4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Waveform, vectorscope, histogram X X X X
Audio waveform, phase, histogram, meters X X X X
Gamut/Chromaticity X X X X
R/G/B, exposure, focus, zebra X X X X
SDR - 601/709 SD - PAL/NTSC X X X X
720, 1080i, 1080psf, 1080p X X X X
8/10 bit X X X X
Up to 8 channels of audio X X X X
VPID, RP-188, LTC/SMPTE X X X X
Raw HEX/Decimal view X X X X
NDI X X X  
CEA 608/708, OP-47 Closed Caption Display   X X X
16 channels of audio, audio routing   X X X
Loudness Monitoring   X X X
Composite Waveform   X X X
Area Selection   X X X
2K DCin/Film (2048 x 1080/1556)   X X X
2K Film (2048 x 1556)   X X X
Quad HD/QHD (3840 x 2160)   X X X
4K (4096 x 2160)   X X X
BT.2020 color space   X X X
HDR HDR10 PQ and HLG   X X X
Web display and configure   X X X
HS Scope, ScopeDirect   X X X
12 bit SDI (with supported hardware)     X X
SUHD (7680 x 4320) - 23.98 - 60     X X
8K (8192 x 4320) - 23.98 - 60     X X
Adjustable Max NIT waveform     X X
P3 / BT.2020 Gamut     X X
MaxFall/MaxCLL     X X
SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022       X
monitor baseband video signals and TR-01       X
Audio Scopes

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Audio meters including dbFS, SMPTE RP-155, EBU R-86  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 Assis  X  X  X  X
Flip/Flop  X  X  X  X
False Color  X  X  X  X
Luma Key  X  X  X  X
Green Screen  X  X  X  X
Green Screen Despill  X  X  X  X
Features

sdiScope/ ndiScope

4KScope HDRScope Network Video Analyzer
Closed Caption Display  X  X  X  X
Error log Window    X  X  X
8 Bit Signal  X  X  X  X
10/12 Bit Signal  X  X  X  X
HTTP/Web Server  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
Line and Region Select  X  X  X  X
Time Code Display  X  X  X  X
Full Screen mode  X  X  X  X
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  X1
Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 10/12 bit  X  X  X  X1
Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4:4 10 bit  X  X  X  X1
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 8/10/12 bit  X  X  X  X1
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD and 4K) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 8/10 bit    X  X  X1
Quad Link HD-SDI (Quad HD and 4K) 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 12 bit      X  X1
3G Dual Link (see dual link above)  X  X  X  X1
3G Dual Rate (see single link above)  X  X  X  X1
QHD/4K Quad Link and 2SI (sample interleave) (same as quad link above)    X  X  X1
HDMI (1.4 or 2.0+, hardware dependent)  X  X  X  X1
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 16 channels 24 bit  X  X  X  X
Analog inputs 16/24 bit  X  X  X  X1
AES/EBU audio, up to 16 channels 24 bit  X  X  X  X1
Analog audio 16/24  X  X  X  X1
SMPTE 2110 and SMPTE 2022        X2
SMPTE 2110, SMPTE 2022, TR-01 (AJA)        X3
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  
Secondary down converted output  X  X  X  
SD/HD/2K down conversion to HDMI and analog  X  X  X  
HDMI 4K quadrant output    X  X  
DMI 4K/8K quadrant output      X  
In monitor HDR -> SDR picture conversion    X  X  X
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  X1
4K (4096 x 2160) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 59 / 60    X  X  X1
SUHD (7680 x 4320) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 60      X  
8K (8192 x 4320) - 23 / 24 / 29 / 30 / 50 / 60      X  

 

1 - With optional SDI card (AJA, Bluefish444, Blackmagic, Matrox)

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  
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  
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
Up to 32 lines of vertical blank  X  X    X
HANC processing for audio and time code  X  X    X (2022 or optional video card)
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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