Cromorama, one of Europe's most experienced specialists in film and television color management, has chosen Leader LV5600 reference instrumentation for use at its Warsaw headquarters and on location. Cromorama's founder, Pablo Garcia Soriano, pioneered the implementation of multi-delivery HDR and SDR for large sports events. In recent years he has become a worldwide reference on color control technology for broadcast and digital cinematography productions.
Leader Electronics Experiences Highly Successful 2021 in Broadcast Media and Digital Film
Leader Electronics reports a highly successful 2021 with accelerating adoption of its video, audio and data test instruments by digital film and television content producers and broadcasters around the world.
New product developments during an eventful year included the LVB440 IP Analyzer which allows efficient quality-of-service monitoring and analysis of high bit-rate IP media traffic. Housed in a compact 1U, it is designed for use in broadcast production studios, OB vehicles, master control facilities and transmission networks. The LVB440 supports data rates of up to 50 gigabit/s, extending to 100 gigabit/s via dual interfaces. The core processor is more than capable of handling the 48 gigabit/s data rate required for full bandwidth source 8K. Additional LVB440 features include JPEG XS analysis, closed captioning measurement, rolling packet capture measurement, 7.1 and 5.1 multichannel sound display and stereo mix-down monitoring.
Leader Announces New Features for LVB440 IP Analyzer
Leader Electronics announces new additions to the capabilities of its LVB440 IP analyzer. Four new features are now available as standard: LVB440-SER22 - JPEG XS SMPTE ST.2110-22 compression analysis; Closed captioning measurement; Support for 7.1 surround sound, 5.1 surround sound and mix-down to stereo pair; Rolling packet capture measurement.
Max Holland Joins the Leader Europe Business Development Team
Leader Europe announces a new addition to its sales and customer support team with the appointment of Max Holland as business development manager. His arrival will enable the company to focus more effectively on specific regions of Britain and mainland Europe.
"We are very pleased to welcome Max into the company," says Leader Europe managing director Koichi Fukagawa. "Working alongside Terry Millard, Djamel Djadi and Kevin Salvidge, he will form part of an experienced and talented team addressing the test, measurement and quality-of-service analysis needs across the entire spectrum of digital film and television content creation, post-production and broadcasting. His background in the broadcast and computer software sectors as well as with one of the UK's best known resellers is a good match with the applicant credentials we shortlisted for this position."
DIT Kevin Bell Invests in Leader LV5350 4K 12G-SDI Production Monitor
Leader Electronics reports sustained strong demand for its range of broadcast test instruments including the recent choice of an LV5350 waveform monitor by Kevin Bell. One of Britain's busiest digital imaging technicians, he has worked on many studio and location shoots for major production companies and broadcasters.
Mission Gears for Mobility with Leader LV5350 Test Instruments
DIT and digital dailies service provider Mission has invested in Leader LV5350 test instruments to support its monitoring of SDR and HDR on-set DIT, lab and DI pipelines. Supplied by Leader Europe distribution partner Thameside, they will be used primarily on location from the company's facility in North Kensington.
"Leader test equipment has proved consistently accurate, versatile and robust over many years," comments Tom Mitchell, Mission's technical director. "They provide all the resources we need to ensure full signal quality is maintained right through the workflow chain from ingest to customer acceptance. The portable LV5350 instruments are especially useful as they can be operated within our facilities or on location. The information DITs need is presented in a clean and logical style so that any defects in the source signal can be identified and corrected with maximum efficiency."
Fifty Fifty Post Production selects Leader LV5600 for UHD HDR monitoring
Fifty Fifty has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for use at its Soho headquarters. The newly installed instrument is being used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions. It was supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.
Leader Welcomes Terry Millard to European Management Team
Leader Electronics announces the appointment of Terry Millard as UK-based European Business Development Manager. This new addition to the Leader team forms part of the company's ongoing support-development strategy.
AVC-Systems Selects Leader LV5600 as IP Demo Reference Core
AVC-Systems AG has invested in a Leader LV5600 SDI/IP multi-screen waveform monitor as the reference core of a new IP demonstration unit. Based at the company's headquarters in Einsiedeln canton Schwyz, in the central part of Switzerland, the demonstrator will be used to explain the operational and technical advantages of IP connectivity to Swiss TV and radio channel managers, content producers, broadcast systems integrators and telco service providers.
Leader Electronics announces new additions to its range of training resources with the release of three video primers explaining the SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks suite of standards:
Video primer: An Introduction to ST 2110-20 (6 minutes).
Video primer: An Introduction to SMPTE ST 2110-10 System Timing (22 minutes).
Video primer: SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over IP (5 minutes).
Phoebe Fraser Ltd, a specialist provider of production support services for film, television and radio, has invested in a Leader LV5350 waveform monitor. The instrument will be used at the company's London headquarters and on location. Its first project will be the upcoming film Matilda, based on the novel by Roald Dahl.
Video Assist Hungary Chooses Leader LV5350 4K WCG HDR Production Monitor
Video Assist Hungary, one of central Europe's most active media service providers, has invested in a Leader LV5350 waveform monitor as part of its expansion into 4K HDR video mastering, color grading and post production. Supplied by Leader channel partner Thameside.tv, the new instrument will also be offered as part of the company's growing HDR rental fleet which is available both for outside broadcast content capture and in-studio finessing.
Leader Announces Advanced Audio Program Loudness Measurement for ZEN Series LV5600 Waveform Monitor and LV7600 Rasterizer
Leader Electronics announces an enhancement to the audio measurement toolset provided in its ZEN series LV5600 waveform monitoring and LV7600 rasterizer when fitted with the LV5600-SER03/LV7600-SER03 hardware option. The additional features form part of the new ZEN Version 5.3 software which is available as a free download for all ZEN series products.
Leader Launches LVB440 High Bit-Rate IP Packet Monitor
Leader Electronics announces a new addition to its range of video and audio test equipment. The LVB440 IP Analyzer allows efficient analysis of SD, HD, HD HDR, 4K and 4K HDR data flow over media networks of any size.
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