VTG 400DVI Retired

Programmable Video and Audio Test Generator with DVI Output
Key Features
  • DVI, RGBHV, component video, S-video, and composite video output
  • LCD displays native resolution of the DVI device when new EDID data is received
  • 34 video test patterns
  • Seven audio test signals
  • 113 selectable output rates, including high resolution computer video, HDTV, and NTSC/PAL video
  • 183 user-defined, custom output rates
The Extron VTG 400DVI
Model Version Description Part #
VTG 400DVI Test Generator with DVI Output 60-564-03 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron VTG 400DVI is an advanced, programmable, and upgradeable Video and Audio Test Generator that delivers accurate, full bandwidth video signal reproduction and high performance audio test signals. This test generator is a professional quality reference tool for set-up, performance evaluation, calibration, and troubleshooting audio and video systems.

The VTG 400DVI offers a comprehensive array of video test patterns, as well as a suite of audio reference signals. High resolution RGB computer video is output simultaneously on BNC and 15-pin HD connectors. NTSC and PAL video is output simultaneously as RGB, component video, S-video, and composite video, while audio output is both balanced on XLR and unbalanced on a 3.5 mm mini jack. A DVI-D output is included on a female DVI-I connector. Additionally, the LCD of the VTG 400DVI is capable of displaying the native resolution of a DVI device when new EDID data is received.

The VTG 400DVI is designed for universal video display compatibility. A total of 113 output scan rates are pre-programmed which include high resolution computer video, HDTV, NTSC, and PAL. Up to 180 additional rates can be programmed into the VTG 400DVI. The audio test generator is fully compatible with professional and consumer audio equipment, and delivers accurate performance for microphone level inputs while being phantom power resistant.

Operation of the VTG 400DVI is intuitive and convenient, with an easy-to-read LCD screen on the main panel, direct access buttons, and memory presets for quick saving and recall of user settings. The test generator can be programmed and upgraded with custom scan rates through the RS-232 port using the included Extron control software.

A powerful and innovative feature is the Patented Scope-Trigger™ output, which enables analysis of a selected area within the video image using an oscilloscope. Scope-Trigger delivers quick and easy oscilloscope operation with minimal effort. Any desired location, or pixel, within a video image can be accurately targeted and then simultaneously examined on an oscilloscope via a precisely timed trigger signal from the VTG 400DVI.

Housed in a rugged, lightweight metal enclosure, the VTG 400DVI is ideal for both field and permanent AV applications.



VTG 400D, VTG 400DVI
Video signal characteristics
   Dot clock 200 MHz (max.)
   Pixel clock accuracy 100 ppm
   Horizontal frequency range (factory defaults) 15 kHz to 131 kHz
   Vertical frequency range (factory defaults) 20 Hz to 120 Hz
   Rise/fall time 
      NTSC, PAL 140 ns
      All other signal rates <4 ns
Video output
   Number/signal type 2 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
1 component video
1 S-video
1 composite video (NTSC/PAL)
1 HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M), SDI (SMPTE 259M-C) – VTG 400D only
1 DVI-D (single link) – VTG 400DVI only
   Connectors 1 x 5 female BNC (RGB)
1 female 15-pin HD (RGB)
1 x 3 female BNC (component video)
1 female 4-pin mini DIN (S-video)
1 female BNC (composite video)
1 female BNC (SDI/HD-SDI) – VTG 400D only
1 female DVI-I (DVI-D) – VTG 400DVI only
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for RsGsBs, 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 NTSC S-video, 0.300 Vp-p (burst) for C of PAL S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Resolutions Computer (VGA–QXGA), video (NTSC, PAL), HDTV, 16:9 high resolutions, and custom resolutions (user-defined)
   Return loss -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset 0 ±5 mV for RGB and component video,
0 ±5 mV for NTSC S-video and composite video
14 mV ±5 mV for PAL 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, PAL, SMPTE 170M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 293M, SMPTE 295M, SMPTE 296M
   Output level 0.3 Vp-p for RGsB, RsGsBs, component video (bi-level sync)
0.6 Vp-p for RsGsBs, component video (tri-level sync)
TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated for RGBHV, RGBS
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. rise/fall time 5 ns (TTL sync)
   Polarity Positive or negative (scan rate/signal dependent)
   Scope trigger connectors 1 BNC female (scope trigger)
   THD + Noise <0.008% typical @ +6 dBu (1.55 V), 1 kHz
0.18% @ -38 dBu (9.75 mV), 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Flatness ±0.05 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Accuracy ±0.4 dB
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 
      VTG 400D 1 mono, balanced; 2 mono, unbalanced
      VTG 400DVI 1 mono, balanced; 1 mono, unbalanced
      VTG 400D (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) (pin 1 = GND, pin 2 = +, pin 3 = -)
      VTG 400DVI (1) 3.5 mm mini stereo jack (unbalanced mono left and right, tip-ring-sleeve)
1 male 3-pin XLR (balanced) (pin 1 = GND, pin 2 = +, pin 3 = -)
    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 burst), square wave, polarity test
   Level ranges Pink noise: -72 dBu to -4 dBu (-74 dBV to -6 dBV) (0.20 mV to 500 mVrms)
Polarity test: -72 dBu to -14 dBu (-74 dBV to -16 dBV) (0.20 mV to 158 mVrms)
All other signal types: -72 dBu to +6 dBu (-74 dBV to +4 dBV) (0.20 mVrms to 1.58 Vrms)
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+6 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+4.66 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Crest factor (pink noise) 3.25 (10.24 dB)
   Crest factor (white noise) 1.98 (5.95 dB)
   Rise time (square wave) 1.5 ms at 20 Hz to 7 µs at 5 kHz
   Rise time (polarity test) 5 µs
   Frequency accuracy (sine wave) 50 ppm
Control/remote — test generator
   Serial control port RS-232, 9-pin female D connector
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations 2 = Tx, 3 = Rx, 5 = GND
   Program control Extron's control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 watts, internal
   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
   Cooling Convection, vents on sides
   Rack mount No
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 6.75" H x 9.0" W x 1.75" D
17.1 cm H x 22.9 cm W x 4.4 cm D
(7.5" [19.1 cm] H including connectors.)
   Product weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
   Shipping weight 7 lbs (4 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±5%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Application Diagram

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