Leader Electronics At IBC

Leader continues to expand its testing options and measurement solutions as industry technologies move forward.

The IBC 2019 Leader Electronics exhibit stand will be the venue of the European launch of the LV5900 HD/4K/8K multi-standard waveform monitor. The instrument is designed for TV content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into the Super Hi-Vision standard. It debuted at the 2019 NAB Show earlier this year.

The LV5900 supports 8K video formats up to 7680(8192)x4320/59.9P YCbCr 10bit with a 12G-SDI QUAD LINK transport as outlined in SMPTE ST 2082-12. In addition, test patterns such as color bars can be generated in 8K.

Leader Electronics recently announced two new 25 GbE options for the LV5600 portable broadcast-quality waveform monitor and its LV7600 rasterising equivalent. Both will debut at IBC2019 in Amsterdam.

New for both the LV5600 and LV7600 is the 25GbE interface option (SER06) which allows support for uncompressed UHD video formats over IP, plus the HD/UHD IP test pattern generator option (SER32) for use with the option LV5600/LV7600- SER06.

Also being introduced for the LV5600 and LV7600 is a signal to noise meter capability. The (SER30) option is designed for camera noise measurement, displaying the video noise included in the luminance channel, or RGB components of an SDI source.

Leader Option LV5600-SER06/LV7600-SER06 is a 25 GbE single-mode video-over-IP / multi-mode fiber IP interface which provides full conformance with the SMPTE 2110 standard for transmitting 4K content in a non-compressed format via Ethernet at up to 25 gigabits per second.

SMPTE ST 2022-6, SMPTE ST 2110-20/-30/-40 IP standards are fully supported as well as SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy and SMPTE ST 2059 PTP synchronization. IP single stream mode (similar to 12G-SDI), allows a UHDTV uncompressed stream to be received. IP quad stream mode allows a UHD TV signal to be received as four uncompressed streams (similar to 4x 3G-SDI).

Measurement features include IP status display, IP packet jitter display, PTP status display, SFP module display, IP event log display, path delay display and timing display. Video signal formats handled include 10-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 in all common HD standards as well as 3840 x 2160 pixel UHD at 47.95 through to 60 frames per second.

Option LV5600-SER32/LV7600-SER32 is an IP test pattern generator. This can generate HD and 3840 × 2160 UHD test signals for delivery via SMPTE ST 2110-20 / 30/31/40 IP. IP channel stress testing can be performed by adding jitter and errors to IP packets. A network synchronization mode allows PTP-synchronized video and audio test signals to be generated.

Leader's LV5600 is a mains-powered SDI/IP waveform monitor in a half-rack width 3U desktop chassis with a touch-screen front panel display. It provides all the facilities needed to monitor UHD/HD/SD SDI as well as video over IP signals seamlessly in a hybrid operating environment. Engineering-related features include test pattern generation, eye pattern display, closed-caption monitoring, CIE color chart, high dynamic range measurement, focus assist, customizable screen layout, tally interface, 4K/UHD operation, 10G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces. SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and SMPTE 2110 protocols are all supported. The LV5600 also incorporates Leader's intuitive Cinezone and Cinelite which are familiar to many on the content production staff.

The LV7600 rasterizing waveform monitor offers the same capabilities as the LV5600 but in a 19-inch 1 RU form-factor.

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