VTG 300R Retired

Handheld Rechargeable Battery Powered Video and Audio Test Generator
Key Features
  • Powered by rechargeable battery with integrated charger
  • 43 selectable output rates, including high resolution computer video, HDTV, and NTSC/PAL video
  • 13 video test patterns
  • Six audio test signals
  • Broadcast quality video encoder on composite and S-video outputs
  • Screen Saver mode
The Extron VTG 300R
Model Version Description Part #
VTG 300R Rechargeable Test Generator 60-543-02 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron VTG 300R is a handheld, battery-operated video and audio test generator featuring high resolution computer video, HDTV, and 16:9 rates, as well as standard definition NTSC or PAL video rates for RGB, component video, S-video, and composite video. The VTG 300R is lightweight and compact for portable field use or bench testing. As a versatile, broadcast quality reference tool, this test generator can be used for projector set-up, performance evaluation, alignment, convergence, calibration, synchronization, troubleshooting, and accurate video and audio signal reproduction in professional AV applications.

The VTG 300R features a streamlined user interface with an easy-to-read, backlit LCD display and rubber pushbuttons for direct and simple access to video and audio functions. The 13 video test patterns can be used with any of the 43 video scan rates. An integrated audio tone generator includes six audio test signals on a balanced, phantom power immune XLR connector, as well as unbalanced on a female RCA connector and 3.5 mm dual-channel mono mini jack. When the test generator is turned off, the most recent settings are stored and automatically recalled when the unit is turned on again. The VTG 300R is housed in a compact, rugged enclosure. It comes with a protective rubber boot to guard against severe environments and prolong the lifespan of the test generator. The boot is also reversible to cover and protect the front of the unit when not in use.


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VTG 300, VTG 300R
Video signal characteristics
   Dot clock 108 MHz (max.)
   Pixel clock accuracy 100 ppm
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 127 kHz
   Vertical frequency 30 Hz to 85 Hz
   Rise/fall time 
      Composite and S-video 140 ns
      All other signal types <4 ns
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video, S-video, composite video
   Connectors (1) 15-pin HD female (RGB/component)
(1) 4-pin mini DIN female (S-video)
1 BNC female (composite video)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.286 Vp-p (burst) for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Resolutions Computer (VGA–UXGA), video (NTSC, PAL), HDTV, and 16:9 high resolutions
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV for RGB and component video,
±30 mV for S-video and composite video
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs (for RGB signals)
Tri-level on Y, R-Y, B-Y channels (component video 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
Bi-level on Y channel (for all other component video rates)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SMPTE 170M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 293M, SMPTE 295M, SMPTE 296M
   Output level 0.3 Vp-p for component video (bi-level sync)
0.6 Vp-p for component video (tri-level sync)
TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated for RGBHV, RGBS
   Output impedance 60 ohms
   Max. rise/fall time 5 ns (TTL sync)
   Polarity Positive or negative (signal dependent)
   THD + Noise 0.06% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
   Flatness ±0.1 dB
   Accuracy ±0.7 dB
Audio output
   Number/signal type 1 mono, balanced
2 mono, unbalanced
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm mini stereo jack (unbalanced mono left and right, tip-ring-sleeve)
1 female RCA jack (unbalanced, tip-ring)
1 male 3-pin XLR (balanced)
       NOTE     The XLR output is immune to phantom power.
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Waveforms Pink noise, white noise, sine wave (fixed/swept), square wave, polarity test
   Level ranges Pink noise: -56 dBu to -8 dBu (-58 dBV to -10 dBV) (1.25 mV to 316 mVrms)
Polarity test: -72 dBu to -18 dBu (-74 dBV to -20 dBV) (0.20 mV to 100 mVrms)
All other signal types: -72 dBu to +6 dBu (-74 dBV to +4 dBV) (0.20 mV to 1.6 Vrms)
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+6 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+5.30 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Crest factor (pink noise) 3.06 (9.73 dB)
   Crest factor (white noise) 1.73 (4.75 dB)
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 V, 0 dBV = 1 V, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu.
   Power Supplied by internal batteries or an external power supply
   External power supply 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, external; to 12 VDC, 1 A, regulated
   Power input requirements 12 VDC, 1 A
      VTG 300 
         Number/type 4 AA batteries (1.5 V alkaline or 1.2 V rechargeable)
         Operating time (h:mm) Alkaline batteries: 1:10 to 2:45, continuous use
Rechargeable NiMH batteries: 1:20 to 3:10, continuous use
      VTG 300R 
         Number/type 1 rechargeable battery pack (4.8 V NiMH, 4000 mAh)
         Operating time (h:mm) 5:10 (continuous use)
         Recharging time 8 hours
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Mounting No
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 6.9" H x 3.4" W x 1.5" D
(17.5 cm H x 8.6 cm W x 3.8 cm D)
(Excluding the rubber boot, connectors, and handles.)
8.3" H x 3.9" W x 2.1" D
(21.0 cm H x 9.9 cm W x 5.4 cm D)
(Including the rubber boot, connectors, and handles.)
   Product weight 1.2 lbs (0.5 kg)
   Shipping weight 4 lbs (2 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety VTG 300 only: CUL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
      Product 3 years parts and labor, excluding the VTG 300R's rechargeable battery pack
      VTG 300R battery pack 90 days
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Application Diagram

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