news - 19 May 2015
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Eyeheight LE-2M legaliser secures the field in French Open Tennis
France, 19 May 2015: Eyeheight's video legalising technology takes
centre stage in Paris for the annual French Open tennis tournament. Held
at Stade Roland Garros stadium, the event is the world's premier clay
court tennis championship. This year's contest will be transmitted to
audiences worldwide from Sunday May 24 through to the finals on Sunday
sports can be quite challenging for outside-broadcast camera crews,
given the wide variation in light levels and the ever-present potential
for bright reflections bouncing in from the public enclosure,"
comments Eyeheight Sales Director Martin Moore. "The LE-2M chosen
for this event will ensure that video content captured throughout the
series conforms fully to internationally agreed signal levels."
compliance products and keyers are relied upon by many of the world's
leading broadcasters and post-production facilities. In addition to
their use in permanent studio installations they have been deployed for
many sports-related productions, including the BBC Sports Personality of
the Year, the 2014 Brazil world football championship, the Grand
National, the London Marathon and the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis
Eyeheight LE-2M auto-detects incoming SDI or HD-SDI video at
1080i/50/59.94, 720p/50/59.84, 625/50 or 525/59.94 and applies the
appropriate legalising format. It then ensures that incoming signal
video is held within user-selected colour-space parameters: RGB; YUV;
composite (PAL or NTSC); or RGB-and-composite combined. Legalisation can
be performed to conform with EBU-R 2003 standard SDI settings and 7.5
IRE or 0 IRE Pedestal. Six user memories and common presets are
features of the LE-2M legaliser include Eyeheight's unique clobberRing
automatic luma overshoot and undershoot suppression together with luma
and chroma gain, black level adjustment, hue rotation, adjustable
clipping levels and soft-clipping-knee levels. An 'out-of-gamut'
indication feed displays overshoot or undershoot severity and shows the
user where on the picture any signal correction is being performed.
the audio domain, the Eyeheight LE-2M-K variant provides automatic
real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level using ITU-R
BS.1770 multi-channel loudness and true-peak estimation algorithms.
These are coupled with proprietary correction algorithms to ensure
compliance with loudness and peak-programme level requirements. Embedded
stereo or surround audio loudness are continuously monitored, system
gain being seamlessly adjusted across all channels to maintain the
loudness limit while preserving the audio imaging. The processor also
performs 8x over-sampling true-peak estimation and instantaneous
correction on all stereo or surround channels, ensuring that peak-programme
level limits are adhered to.
to six LE-2M or LE-2MK legalisers can be housed in a 1U Eyeheight FB-9E
smart chassis with an integral web server and optional FP-9 front
French Open (www.rolandgarros.com)
is the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three
being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Roland Garros is
the only Grand Slam event held on clay and ends the spring clay court
season. Because of the slow-playing surface and the five-set men's
singles matches without a tiebreak in the final set, the event is widely
considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the
world. The 2014 tournament was won by Rafael Nadal, the four-time
defending champion in the men's singles. He defeated Novak Djokovic in
the men's singles final to win his 9th French Open title and his 14th
Grand Slam title. The victory made Nadal the first tennis player to have
won five consecutive French Open titles, in addition of becoming the
only man with at least one Grand Slam title in 10 consecutive years.
Eyeheight (www.eyeheight.com) 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 worldwide.