news - 18 February 2015
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Eyeheight reports soaring demand for BroadcastSafe compliance plug-ins
London, UK, February 18, 2015: Eyeheight reports strong and increasing demand for its innovative BroadcastSafe range of plug-in compliance software. Available in four versions (BroadcastSafeFCPX for Apple Final Cut X and Apple Final Cut 7, BroadcastSafePP for Adobe Premier Pro, and BroadcastSafeMC for Avid Media Composer, the plug-ins enable video editors to ensure that their productions are compatible with broadcast signal legislation in their target markets.
legalisers are selling in ever increasing quantities to post-houses
supporting broadcasters in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia
and Asia-Pacific," comments Eyeheight Sales Director Martin Moore.
"Demand is particularly healthy among the leading facilities in the
UK where broadcast signal conformance is understood in depth and taken
very seriously. This is a market sector dominated quite strongly by Avid
Media Composer so BroadcastSafeMC is proving the most popular of these
and Apple editing software tends to be preferred by independent
programme producers who buy our plug-ins on the basis of one-to-one
downloads rather than as group licences. The recently-launched
BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media Composer is intended for broadcasters
and the post-production market. BroadcastSafeMC8 is compatible with all
recent versions of the Media Composer family including MC 7 and the new
legalisers such as our multi-standard LE-3G with audio leveling still
have their place in the market, essentially for live signal streams
going straight from studio to transmitter. Many of these are still being
used very successfully, not least for mobile production vehicles where
it is important to be sure the output feed is clean and legal."
BroadcastSafe is a complete plug-in legaliser, safe-area generator and
graphic measurement toolset. It allows users to verify and conform
content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system.
BroadcastSafe can perform composite, RGB, RGB-plus-Y and simultaneous
composite-plus-RGB legalising, 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.
incorporates a Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a
video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.
Non-compliant areas of content are displayed in a user-definable colour
with the option of manual or automatic correction, giving editors
greater choice in the way they work. BroadcastEvaluate supports all
common compliance standards. Users can alternatively define their own
compliance standard as an XML file.
integral to BroadcastSafe is BroadcastSafeArea. This allows a wide range
of safe-area markers to be superimposed over the video monitor display.
BroadcastSafeArea supports a multitude of standards including SMPTE, EBU
and DPP, in 525/625 standard definition, 720/1080 high definition and 2K
line formats. Also included is a centre marker plus a measurement
utility to ensure minimum text height conformance in commercials. Any
marker colour can be assigned by the operator.
produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with
popular video editing software, including Adobe, Apple and Avid systems.
Eyeheight also designs and manufactures rack-mountable 3G, 3D and HD-SDI
processors for video and audio content origination, quality-assurance,
post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes audio
descriptors, audio loudness conformers, color correctors, emergency
switchers, mixers and keyers, safe area generators, subtitling decoders,
text and graphics generators, timecode equipment, video legalisers and
widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are available