Eyeheight

Eyeheight 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, 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.

The company was founded in 1992 by two BBC-trained engineers, Steve Crocker and Martin Moore, who were then working as chief engineers in the post-production industry.

From it inception, Eyeheight focused on the digital broadcast and post-production market. An early success was a serialiser/de-serialiser making parallel-digital equipment compatible with the newly developed SDI transport. This was soon joined by our first modular products. The Unibox range could support two units in a single-rack-unit chassis. It included an RGB legaliser, aspect ratio converter, logo inserter and safe area generator.

In 1999 development began of a second generation of modular products: geNETics. These expanded the capacity to six cards per rack unit and added a versatile control system enabling multiple control panels and products to exist on a single network. The geNETics range has since grown to over 50 products, all fully compatible with each other and operated via an intuitive menu-based control system.

Some of Eyeheight’s latest products include its BroadcastSafe legalizers for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut X, Apple Final Cut 7, plus ITU 1770-X audio levelling software for Apple Final Cut 7. There’s also a new OS X compatible BroadcastSafeMC legalizer and safe-area generator for Avid Media Composer 7.

There is an expanded version of Eyeheight's multiple award-winning LEGAL-6 hardware legalizer. This now incorporates extended audio capabilities including eight loudness level control channels configured as four AES stereo pairs. Up to six legalizers can be housed in a single 1U chassis.