news - 24 February 2014

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Eyeheight to launch new OS X compatible BroadcastSafeMC legalizer and safe-area generator at NAB 2014

London, England, 24 February, 2014: Eyeheight will introduce the latest addition to its wide range of broadcast legalizer hardware and plug-ins on the Leader booth (C9511) at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Previously limited to Microsoft Windows, the BroadcastSafeMC plug-in legalizer for Avid Media Composer is now available to run on Apple OS X.

"We have a long and highly successful track record in producing compact, reliable and efficient video legalizers, safe area generators and audio loudness processors based on our geNETics modular chassis," comments Eyeheight's Sales Director Martin Moore. "Our plug-ins make the same facilities available to users of today's most popular post-production software. All Eyeheight plug-ins are available as downloads on a free-evaluation basis."

Eyeheight's BroadcastSafeMC is a complete plug-in legalizer, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset for use with Avid's Media Composer 7 and Interplay nonlinear editing systems. It works seamlessly with Media Composer, enabling users to verify and conform content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system.

BroadcastSafeMC can perform composite, RGB, RGB-plus-Y and simultaneous composite-plus-RGB legalizing, all with user-adjustable soft clipping at high and low thresholds. Precise chroma-space conversion and accurate limiting ensure compliance while keeping the full gamut available for creative use. Editors can select from an extensive range of presets, or work in custom mode which gives full access to 15 configurable parameters. Facility administrators can assign which built-in presets are available to users, create new presets or disable the custom option to ensure that only approved configurations are implemented.

The safe-area generator integrated within BroadcastSafeMC provides over 100 markers covering all the requirements for standard-definition, high-definition and 2K broadcasting, including 16:9 and 14:9 in SD. Administrators can modify the set of markers available to users, add new custom markers or restrict access.

BroadcastSafeMC supports any combination of file formats and source chroma-space available in Media Composer 7. It is fully compatible with high-end video source files used for broadcast content production.

Eyeheight will be represented on booth C9511 at the 2014 NAB Show by Martin Moore together with colleagues from US and Latin America master distributor Leader Instruments.

Eyeheight ( 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, colour 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 available worldwide.