MPEG-2 Transport Stream Analyzer
Transport Stream Analyzer Technical Specification (TSA)
Supported Formats

Video:

  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2, MPEG-2 4:2:2 format
  • MPEG-2 multi-view profile
  • MPEG-4 part 10 / H.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-H part 2 / H.265 / HEVC

Audio:

  • DTS / DTS-HD / DTS-HD Master / DTS-HD Express / DTS:X Profile 2
  • MPEG Layers I, II, III
  • AAC / HE-AAC V1 / HE-AAC V2
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3) / Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
  • SMPTE 302M / Linear PCM

Data:

  • SCTE-35 Digital Program Insertion messages (DPI)
  • DVB Subtitles
  • KLV Metadata

Table Data:

  • ATSC: (A52)
  • DVB: (ETSI-TS-101-154, ETSI-EN-300-468)
Transport Stream Checks
  • Time stamps (PTS, DTS) verification for all video / audio access units
  • Continuity counter verification on all transport packets
  • PCR jitter analysis
  • PCR and PTS coding frequency information
  • PSI (PAT, PMT, CAT) syntax verification
  • PSI content correlation with transport stream composition
  • CRC checks on PSI, SI, and private sections
  • Verification of PMT PID streams, video / audio elementary streams for buffer model compliance
Video Elementary Stream Checks
  • PID value, packet interval, PID spacing, packet rate, payload rate, stream ID, stream type (MPEG1, MPEG2, AVC, HEVC, DCII, VC1), and alternate stream type
  • Video Profile
  • Video Level
  • Chroma format
  • Bit rate
  • Frame rate
  • Progressive sequence
  • Vertical size
  • Horizontal size
  • Aspect ratio
  • Number of video access units seen
  • QuadByte alignment
  • HDR Format NEW
  • Colour Primaries NEW
  • Transfer Characterisitics NEW
  • Matrix Coefficients NEW
  • Mastering Display Colour Volume NEW
  • Maximum Content Light Level NEW
  • Maximum Frame-Average Light Level NEW
  • Closed Caption Types Detected
  • Closed Caption detection in different fields/channels in SD/HD content: ATSC (CEA 708, CEA 608) / ANSI SCTE 20 / Divicom / Minerva / CCube
  • Timecodes
  • Timecode Discontinuity
  • final Timecode Zero-Based
  • Video in Film Mode
  • First Video Field
  • num_units_in_tick
  • time_scale
  • Video format
  • Sample Aspect Ratio Width
  • Sample Aspect Ratio Height
  • Low Delay
  • GOP length and statistics of various picture types
  • Maximum Reference Pictures
  • Reference B Slice Pictures
  • Reorder Depth
  • Minimum Decode delay
  • Maximum Decode delay
  • Buffer sizes
  • Buffer drain rates
  • AFD (Active Format Description) and WSS (Widescreen signaling) XDS (Extended Data Services) information
Audio Elementary Stream Checks
  • PID value, packet interval, PID spacing, packet rate, payload rate, stream ID, stream type (MPEG1, MPEG2, PRIV, AAC, AUD14496, ATSCAC3), and alternate stream type
  • Audio Type
  • Number of Audio Access Units Seen
  • Average Number of Audio Frames per PES Packet
  • Sample rate
  • Bit rate
  • Number and Location of Channels
  • Low Frequency Effects
  • Service Type
  • Number of Substreams
  • Frame size
  • Dialog Normalization
  • Minimum Decode delay
  • Maximum Decode delay
  • Buffer size
  • Buffer drain rate
  • Bitstream Format
  • Spectral Band Replication Present
Core Tools
  • Demultiplexer: MPEG-1 System Stream / MPEG-2 Program Stream / VOB / MPEG-2 Transport Stream / MP4 Container file
  • Extract Packets
  • Generate Configuration file
Workflow & Automation Features
  • Includes GUI and Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Configurations: CableLabs SD/HD defaults / Custom / Copy / Save
  • Configuration editor contains 800+ parameters to allow complete custom analysis
  • GUI created / edited configurations used in CLI
  • Severity level of checks: Error / Warning / Off
  • Specify Abort Limit for total errors and warnings
  • GUI supports drag and drop input
  • Analysis Report: Error / Warning types may be enabled/suppressed
  • File based application for offline analysis
  • IP data capture for offline analysis
Licensing Options
  • USB Dongle
    • Run four instances concurrently on single license
    • Additional instances available for purchase
  • License Server
Operating Systems
  • 64-bit Windows
  • 64-bit Linux
  • 64-bit Mac OS X
TSA Options

Stream Option

Program Viewer:

  • H.265/HEVC Video NEW
  • Scaled Video Preference NEW
  • Single Program
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264/AVC Video
  • Audio
  • Closed Captions (CEA-608 / CEA-708)
  • DVB Subtitles
  • SCTE-35 Cues
  • Gaps and overlaps in presentation
  • Errors in Access Units (AUs)
  • Frame Properties

Caption Viewer:

  • Closed Captions (CEA-608 / CEA-708)
  • View in presentation order with related timecodes

Elementary Stream Data Viewer:

  • H.265/HEVC-HDR Video NEW
  • PID
  • Access Unit
  • Packet number
  • Time
  • Byte Offset (from start of file)
  • Packet Range
  • Hexadecimal display of data bytes: Packet / PCR / PTS / DTS / Line numbers / Hex data
  • KLV
  • RAP (Random Access Point) navigation NEW
  • Packet Header navigation NEW
  • Find function NEW
  • PTS and DTS for associated AU NEW
  • Hex data highlighting NEW

Transport option:

  • View: Packets / Tables
  • Plot: Buffers / Decode Delay / PCR / Rates
  • Generate Manzanita TS multiplexer Configuration file

Quality Checks option

Video: MPEG-1 / MPEG-2 / H.264/AVC / H.265/HEVC

  • Black Leader / Trailer
  • Black Bars
  • Black Frames
  • Freeze Frames
  • Blockiness
  • Luma
  • Chroma
  • Computed Aspect Ratio
  • 10 Bit Black Pixel Brightness NEW
  • 10 Bit Black Pixel Luma NEW
  • 10 Bit Black Pixel Chroma NEW

Audio:

  • Tone
  • Level
  • Mute
  • Dialnorm