in Rio de Janeiro plus Eyeheight LE-2M
London, England, 15
May 2014: Eyeheight compliance
legalisers have been chosen for use in broadcast television coverage
of the 2014 world football championship which is being hosted by
Brazil. A total of 12 LE-2M channels housed in two 1U-high chassis are
now on site ready for this year's tournament which commences with a
match between Brazil and Croatia on Thursday 12 June.
The series will culminate in the
final on Sunday 13 July at the Maracană Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. A
major rebuild of the stadium was completed during 2013 in anticipation
both of this event and the 2016 Olympics.
"The bright sunlight in Rio,
even during the southern hemisphere's winter season, can create very
strong highlights," comments Eyeheight Sales Director Martin
Moore. "These are exacerbated if captured on camera against
shaded backgrounds cast by the new roof which covers 95 per cent of
the seats inside the stadium. The LE-2M legalisers are designed to
ensure that the levels of all signals arriving from onsite cameras or
remote feeds are kept safely within a user-specified chroma gamut.
This is vital both to ensure compliance with industry-set limits and
to prevent overload further along the transmission chain."
Eyeheight compliance products are a
permanent element of broadcast and post-production studios around the
world. They have been used at many sports-related events, notably for
coverage of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the London
Marathon and the Grand National.
The Eyeheight LE-2M auto-detects
incoming SDI or HD-SDI video at 1080i/50/59.94, 720p/50/59.84, 625/50
or 525/59.94 and applies the appropriate legalising format. It then
ensures that incoming signal video is held within user-selected colour-space
parameters: RGB; YUV; composite (PAL or NTSC); or RGB-and-composite
combined. Legalisation can be performed to conform with EBU-R 2003
standard SDI settings and 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE Pedestal. Six user memories
and common presets are provided.
Additional features of the LE-2M
legaliser include Eyeheight's unique clobberRing automatic luma
overshoot and undershoot suppression together with luma and chroma
gain, black level adjustment, hue rotation, adjustable clipping levels
and soft-clipping-knee levels. An 'out-of-gamut' indication feed
displays overshoot or undershoot severity and shows the user where on
the picture any signal correction is being performed.
Up to six LE-2M legalisers can be
housed in a 1U Eyeheight FB-9E smart chassis with an integral web
server and optional FP-9 front control panel.
produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with
popular video editing software, including Avid, Adobe and Apple
systems. Eyeheight also designs and manufactures 3G, 3D and HD-SDI
equipment for video and audio content origination, quality-assurance,
post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes audio
descriptors, audio loudness conformers, color correctors, emergency
switchers, mixers and keyers, safe area generators, subtitling
decoders, text and graphics generators, timecode processors, video
legalisers and widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are