news - 18 April 2013

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Eyeheight's new logging legalizer wins Pick Hit award at NAB 2013

18 April 2013: Eyeheight's new LE-2M-K full-featured logging legalizer (model LEGAL-6 in the Americas) has received a Pick Hit award from the US-based magazine Broadcast Engineering. The award was made during NAB 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-11 April.

"This was the high point of a very successful show," comments Eyeheight's sales director Martin Moore. "Co-exhibiting in the Central Hall with Leader Instruments Corporation, our reseller for North and South America, we demonstrated our latest products to existing and potential buyers from as far afield as Australia, China, Japan, Europe and India. Interest in the new logging legalizer was very high given its ability to generate and store as-run conformance data in countries where legislation makes this compulsory. Every non-compliant video or audio event requiring correction is logged complete with its linear timecode identifier. This would be practically impossible to achieve manually. Video legalisation and loudness correction timelines can also be monitored on-screen."

The LE-2M-K legalizer incorporates 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' channel displays overshoot or undershoot severity and highlights the precise position of any signal correction being performed.

In the audio domain, the LE-2M-K provides automatic real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level using industry standard multi-channel loudness and true-peak estimation algorithms. Embedded stereo or surround audio loudness is continuously monitored, system gain being automatically adjusted across all channels to stay within the loudness limit while preserving audio imaging.

Eyeheight's LE-2M-K auto-detects the incoming SDI or HD-SDI video signal format (standard, intermediate or high definition) and applies the appropriate legalising format. It then ensures that incoming video is held within user-selected colour-space parameters: RGB; YUV; composite (PAL or NTSC); or RGB-and-composite combined.

Based on Eyeheight's proven geNETics platform, the LE-2M-K has two independent HD-SDI outputs plus a monitoring output. Processing is to full 10-bit depth throughout the system. Multiple modules can be accommodated in a 1 rack-unit 19 inch chassis for operation under local control from an Eyeheight FP-9 generic control panel. Like all geNETics products, the legalizer incorporates an Ethernet IP-networked control interface and can be operated via a unified hardware or software menu system giving easy access to each relevant parameter.

Eyeheight ( designs and manufactures 3G, 3D and HD-SDI equipment for programme-origination, quality-assurance, post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes hardware legalizers, logo generators, safe-area generators, keyers, colour correctors and aspect ratio converters. Eyeheight products are available worldwide.