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Eyeheight to demonstrate latest version of BroadcastSafePP for Adobe Premiere Pro CC at IBC 2015

London, England, September 3, 2015: Eyeheight will demonstrate the latest version of its BroadcastSafePP plug-in legaliser for AdobeŽ PremiereŽ Pro CC at this year's annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2015) in Amsterdam, September 11-15. Originally introduced in 2013, BroadcastSafePP has since been expanded to incorporate two additional elements: BroadcastEvaluate and BroadcastSafeArea.

Designed for use with Apple desktop and laptop computers running OS X (Snow Leopard and later versions) and Microsoft Windows (XP and upwards), BroadcastSafePP is a complete plug-in legaliser, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. It enables users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system, all from within their familiar Adobe Premiere Pro CC graphic interface.

BroadcastSafePP 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.

Users 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.

The integral Broadcast Evaluate display indicates 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.

Also integral to BroadcastSafe is BroadcastSafeArea. This allows a wide range of graticules 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.

Compatible with high-end video source files used for broadcast content production, BroadcastSafePP supports any combination of file formats and source chroma-space available in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Adobe Premiere Pro CC can perform video editing at resolutions of up to 16K and up to 32 bits per channel colour in both RGB and YUV. Premiere Pro CC is part of Adobe Creative CloudŽ, a powerful suite of design, video, audio and web development software.

Eyeheight ( produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro. 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, colour 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.