news - 4 November 2014

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Eyeheight to display latest 3G legalizer at 50th Inter BEE

LE-3G multi-rate video legalizer in FB-9E chassis with FP-9 control panel.

Tokyo, Japan, November 4, 2013: Eyeheight's LE-3G 3G/HD/SD-SD video gamut legalizer will be demonstrated to broadcasters and content producers attending the 50th International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (Inter BEE) at the Makuhari Messe, Tokyo,November 19-21. Eyeheight will be represented at the show by MTC Japan, exhibiting on stand 2202 in Hall 2.

"The LE-3G has attracted a great deal of interest in Japan both for its very high quality and its ability to integrate with a very wide range of production and presentation infrastructure," comments Eyeheight Sales Director, Martin Moore. "The Japanese market is one of the most advanced and quality-conscious in the world. Single-touch presets enable fast configuration of the LE-3G to the 0 IRE pedestal used in Japan as well as to Europe's EBU-R103 standard or the 7.5 IRE pedestal required for content to be transmitted in the USA. The LE-3G provides fully automatic video legalization, ensuring full compliance with industry-agreed regulations for broadcast signal delivery."

Designed for use in television studios, broadcast ingest suites, post-production houses and playout facilities, the LE-3G is compatible with 1080i/50/59.94, 1080p50 and 1080p60, 1080p23.976/24/25/29.97, 720p/50/59.94, 625/50 and 525/59.94 television standards. Processing is to full 10-bit depth throughout.

The LE-3G incorporates an out-of-gamut-indicate output with Eyeheight's unique visual severity monitor display. This shows the operator the location of any correction being carried out. An automation port provides PC-based access to preset parameters stored within the LE-3G. Firmware and software are fully updatable via file upload.

Detailed configuration can be performed via a menu system common to all products in Eyeheight's geNETics series. Backlit LCD pushbuttons guide the operator through control modes such as RGB, YUV or composite mode selection, clipping level, soft clipping knee, luma and chroma gain, black level, and hue rotation. Six user memories are available to store group settings. A timecode-referenced output log is generated for viewing via a connected PC.

Up to six LE-3G modules can be housed in a 1U Eyeheight FB-9E 19 inch chassis together with a single auto-switching dual-redundant power supply. Each module can be operated under local control from an Eyeheight FP-9 generic control panel mounted in front of the chassis, or remotely.

Options for the Eyeheight LE-3G legalizer include a Java-based softPanel control and specific web application.

Eyeheight ( 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 .