Markertek - The Future of Broadcast Supply

Call 800-522-2025
M-F 8:30am - 7pm EST

Free Shipping Promo Box

FREE SHIPPING No Minimum Order!

SHOP MARKERTEK EVERYDAY for all of your needs. Free shipping on almost every order placed on our website.
Special order & oversized freight intensive items ship at an additional cost. Continental US orders only.
Ask about our new Economy International Shipping Options.

Videotek GEN-STAR HD-SDI and SD-SDI Generator with Audio and Gen Lock
  • Videotek GEN-STAR HD-SDI and SD-SDI Generator with Audio and Gen Lock

Videotek GEN-STAR HD-SDI and SD-SDI Generator with Audio and Gen Lock

Manufacturer: Imagine Communications

Item #: GEN-STAR   •   MFG #: GEN-STAR


This item is no longer available.
Ask a Markertek Expert if you need assistance finding an appropriate substitute.



Items similar to the GEN-STAR


Harris Corporation's Videotek® GEN-STAR™ is a portable, battery powered, handheld HD-SDI and SD-SDI video generator with embedded audio, an AES audio output and external reference input. This unit provides multiformat functionality and versatility that sets it apart from other handheld test and measurement products on the market.

The lightweight GEN-STAR is ideal for equipment installation or for troubleshooting signal path issues related to high-definition and standard-definition digital formats. This PDA-sized test generator was designed to offer the convenience of portability without sacrificing function and performance. To enhance the user's experience, the GENSTAR features an integrated 320x240 color LCD display, utilizing touchscreen technology and the provided stylus to control and configure each operation. And, maintaining power in the field won't be a problem - the GEN-STAR runs on a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

The GEN-STAR includes two HD-SDI or SD-SDI signals formatted in SMPTE 292 M or SMPTE 259 M-C with AES audio. The stereo headphone output can be used to monitor the AES audio.

  • Features

    • Multiple-format functionality (HD-SDI or SD-SDI)
    • Video test signal generator
    • More than 20 video test signals
    • Video to audio delay test signal
    • Embedded audio generator
    • Four audio channel selections
    • Independent or locked audio frequency selection
    • Independent amplitude selection
    • Tic mark selection
    • Up to four groups
    • AES output audio generator
    • External reference input
    • Portable, handheld — PDA-sized
    • Weighs under one pound with battery
    • Integrated 320x240 color LCD display
    • Touchscreen operation
  • Specifications

    • Color TFT Touchscreen LCD
    • 320x240 pixels
    • 2.1 x 2.8 in. (54x72 mm) display
    • Test Signal Generator
    • Test signals
    • Split bars: 75%, 100% and RP-219
    • Full bars: 75% and 100%
    • Multiburst and Y only
    • Crosshatch
    • Crosshair
    • SinX and Y only
    • Checkfield
    • Fullfield: red, blue, green, white, black and 75% Grey
    • Ramp and Y, CB, CR, ramp only
    • Equal ramps
    • 10-step
    • Sweep and Y only
    • Window test signal and Y only
    • V2A (Video-to-audio sync test signal ability)
    • Serial Digital Video Output
    • 1080i/50/59.94/60 Hz
    • 1080p/23.98/24/25/29.97/30 Hz
    • 720p/23.98/24/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 Hz
    • 525/59.94, 625/50
    • Output jitter per SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C
    • Horizontal and vertical offset from reference
    • EDH or CRC insertion
    • Embedded tone up to 16 channels by group
    • Audio frequency and amplitude adjustable
    • Embedded Audio Tone Generator
    • Audio frequency fixed selections
    • 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 5 kHz, 10 kHz, sweep
    • Audio frequency variable selections
    • 20 Hz to 20 kHz in 10 Hz steps
    • Independent or frequency (phase) matching per channel
    • Audio amplitude fixed selections: Silent, 0, -9, -12, -18, -20 dBFS
    • Audio amplitude variable selections: 0 to -60 dBFS in 1 dB steps
    • Tic mark selection from 1 to 4 in each channel
    • AES Output
    • 1 pair
    • Follows selected channel settings 1 and 2 or 3 and 4
    • Variable stereo headphone output of AES tone
    • External Reference Input
    • Blackburst, tri-level sync, analog video, DARS or AES word clock
    • Input format auto detect of standard
    • Blackburst input amplitude
    • NTSC: sync and burst 286 mV, nominal
    • PAL: sync and burst 300 mV, nominal
    • Tri-level sync: 600 mV, nominal
    • AES word clock: 1 V nominal
    • DARS amplitude: 200 mV, nominal
    • Internal to external timing accuracy: 100 ns
    • Communications
    • RS-232 serial communications for firmware upgrade
    • Power
    • Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack and AC power adapter/charger with North American power cord included; optional power cords available
    • Auto shutdown of LCD backlight
    • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 185° F (-30° to 85° C)
    • Mechanical
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 5.9 x 3.6 x 1.9 in. (150 x 92 x 47 mm)
    • Weight: 13.6 oz (386 g) (with Li-Ion battery pack)
  • Item Includes

    • GEN-STAR
    • Sunshield
    • Stylus
    • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery Pack
    • AC Power Adapter
    • Serial Communications Cable
    • Belt-style Pouch

Add Accessories for your GEN-STAR:



Continue Shopping View Cart