news - 5 September 2014

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Eyeheight gears for speed with faster-than-real-time conformance for Apple Final Cut Pro X

London, UK, 5 September, 2014: Eyeheight's latest professional broadcast legalisation plug-in for Apple Final Cut Pro X sets new standards in speed by allowing faster than real time file conformance when used with latest-generation desktop computers.

File conformance is something many editors leave their equipment working on while the move to other tasks. Conforming a 30 minute programme on a relatively low-specification computer can take as long as two hours which can be frustrating if a client is pressing for early delivery. Apple has made Final Cut Pro X a very popular editing package by making full use of the hardware-accelerated graphics processing in the latest Mac Pro. The BroadcastSafeFCPX plug-in Eyeheight is introducing at IBC2014 in Amsterdam allows legalisation to performed in real time or even faster. Apple is currently ahead of it competitors in this respect which gives Final Cut Pro X a significant edge. Eyeheight hopes to extend this advantage to other editing packages as the potential of hardware-accelerated graphics is more widely implemented. 

Eyeheight's BroadcastSafe is a plug-in video legaliser which enables editors to verify and conform content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system. It can be used to perform composite, RGB, RGB-plus-Y and simultaneous composite-plus-RGB legalising, all with operator-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.

BroadcastSafeFCPX will be introduced at IBC2014, Amsterdam , September 12-16. Exhibiting on stand 8.B97, Eyeheight will be represented by Martin Moore, Steve Crocker and Linda Underwood

Eyeheight ( produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software, including Avid, Adobe and Apple systems. Eyeheight also designs and manufactures 3G, 3D and HD-SDI equipment 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 processors, video legalisers and widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are available worldwide .