LEADER to Demo 4-Channel Rasterizer at IBC 2015

LEADER Instruments Corporation is ready to show and deliver a new multi-standard rasterizer to the European market.

Amsterdam's IBC 2015 is the venue LEADER Instruments Corporation has chosen for its European introduction of the LV 7390 multi-standard rasterizer.

First demonstrated in April at NAB 2015 and now deliverable, the LV 7390 can measure up to four SDI signals simultaneously. It occupies just 1U and can be deployed for desktop or rack-mounted operation. It incorporates full-resolution 3G/HD-SDI and DVI-I rasterized outputs that allow detailed video and audio parameters be checked on a separate monitor in full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution.

Measurements can be displayed as waveform, vector, picture, audio and SDI status. Display layout is user customizable from a wide range of available settings including individual full screen or user-defined combinations. A screen capture function allows the operator to send the displayed image as a BMP file to a removable USB memory device. This feature can be used for matching cameras or documenting a shot for purposes such as continuity or technical trouble-shooting.

Transmission line measurement for each SDI input can be displayed numerically in terms of equivalent cable length, allowing the safety margin to be checked quickly.

Video Engineer (VE) menus are provided for use in camera shading correction. The integral CINELITE feature allows the user to measure the luminance levels at different points in a scene (up to 3 points). CINEZONE uses false colors to indicate luminance levels in a scene and is particularly suited to green screen chroma-key virtual-set alignment.

Additional features include error logs and alarms, format and timecode display, and SDI analysis data dump with hexadecimal values for YCbCr, EAV and SAV search. Status display provides information on a variety of error monitoring functions such as CRC, TRS position, illegal code, and line number SDI errors, checksum and parity ancillary data errors, BCH, parity, DBN, inhibit, and embedded audio errors. Ethernet connectivity allows remote control via an internet or extranet connection. The LV7390 supports TELNET, FTP, HTTP, and SNMP protocols.

Optional separate SDI inputs can display signals from up to four camera viewfinders, including the in-viewfinder menu configuration. This facility allows camera operators to monitor the settings of remotely located cameras, typically from a studio control room or mobile production truck.

Future options will include eight-channel digital audio I/O (estimated to be available from Q4 2015); eye-pattern and jitter measurement (Q1 2016); 4K signal measurement capability (second half of 2016). The LEADER LV 7390 operates from 90-250 volt 50/60 Hz mains at 90 watts maximum.

Visit LEADER Instruments Corporation on stand 11.A10 at IBC 2015.

Attending LEADER representatives will include Hiro Sawa (President of LEADER Instruments Corporation), Richard Heath, Koichi Fukagawa, Christian Young and Koji Yano.

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