news - 23 January 2012
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Eyeheight announces CC-3D stereoscopic colour corrector
23 January 2012: Eyeheight announces the world's first multi-rate stereoscopic 3D colour corrector. Designed for use in broadcast production, post-production and playout centres, the Eyeheight CC-3D allows both channels of a stereoscopic 3D pair to be corrected under common single control.
Colour correction or grading is the process of enhancing images to maintain visual continuity or to achieve specific creative effects. Colour correctors are commonly employed in telecine grading suites and in video post-production. Using a common single control ensures that any adjustments made have an identical effect on both channels of a stereoscopic 3D pair.
The CC-3D's adjustable colour correction parameters include R, G, B and master gain and lift plus selectable master or individual R, G and B gamma control with overall luma, chroma gain, hue rotation and black level.
An integral legaliser automatically ensures that adjustments remain within industry-agreed signal levels. Default legalisation settings are to EBU Technical Recommendation R103-2000. Alternative legalisation parameters can be set and stored. The legaliser is equivalent to a stand-alone Eyeheight RGB legaliser including overshoot suppression and six user memories.
Eyeheight's CC-3D colour corrector is capable of working at 1080i/50/59.94 or 1080p 23.976/24/25/29.97 high definition, 720p/50/59.94 intermediate definition and 625/50 or 525/59.94 standard definition.
Housed in a 1 rack-unit chassis, the CC-3D can be operated from an Eyeheight FP-9C colour corrector control panel. A single control panel can also be networked via CAT5 (Ethernet) cable to drive multiple CC-3D systems. An optional browser-based Java software panel is available.
Full 10 bit processing (16 bit internal) is used throughout the CC-3D. A mechanical relay bypass option is available.
The Eyeheight CC-3D stereoscopic 3D colour corrector will be introduced on stand A1 at BVE 2012.
Eyeheight (www.eyeheight.com) 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.