news - 1 August 2012

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Eyeheight announces LE-3G multi-rate video legaliser

1 August 2012: Eyeheight announces a powerful addition to its product range. Scheduled for introduction at IBC2012 in September, the LE-3G is a multi-rate SD-SDI/HD-SDI video gamut legaliser with full support for 1080p50 and 1080p60 high-definition production and transmission formats.

Designed for use in television studios, broadcast ingest suites, post-production facilities and playout centres, the LE-3G enables video legalisation parameters to be corrected automatically, ensuring full compliance with industry-agreed regulations for broadcast signal delivery. Single-touch presets allow fast configuration to EBU-R103 (Europe) 7.5 IRE pedestal (US) or 0 IRE pedestal (Japan).

Detailed configuration of the legaliser can be performed via an intuitive menu system common to all products in Eyeheight's geNETics series. Backlit LCD pushbuttons guide the operator through the various control modes, include RGB, YUV or composite mode selection, clipping level, soft clipping knee, luma and chroma gain, black level, and hue rotation. Six user memories are available to store group settings.

The LE-3G also has an out-of-gamut-indicate output with Eyeheight's unique visual severity monitor output to show the operator where, on the picture, any correction of the signal is being carried out. A timecode-referenced output log is generated for viewing via a connected PC. An automation port provides PC-based access to preset parameters stored within the LE-3G. Firmware and software are fully updatable via file upload.

Up to six LE-3G modules can be accommodated in a 1 rack-unit Eyeheight FB-9E 19 inch chassis together with a single auto-switching dual-redundant power supply. Each module can be operated under local control from an Eyeheight FP-9 generic control panel mounted in front of the chassis, or remotely.

In addition to 1080p50 and 1080p60, the LE-3G is compatible with 1080i/50/59.94 or 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97, 720p/50/59.94 and 625/50 or 525/59.94 television standards. Processing is to full 10-bit depth throughout.

Options for the Eyeheight LE-3G legaliser include a Java-based softPanel control and specific web application.

Exhibiting on stand 8.B97, Eyeheight will be represented at IBC2012 by Martin Moore, Steve Crocker and Linda Underwood.

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

Attached 300 DPI JPEG image shows the Eyeheight LE-3G multi-rate video legaliser in an FB-9E chassis with FP-9 control panel.