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Ikegami Europe Invests in Leader LV5600 SDI IP Broadcast Waveform Monitor as Reference Test Instrument Posted: 25/11/2020
Ikegami Europe Invests in Leader LV5600 SDI IP Broadcast Waveform Monitor as Reference Test Instrument

Ikegami Electronics (Europe) has chosen Leader's LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for integration into the technical facilities at its headquarters in Neuss. The new instrument is equipped with a 25G-SDI interface and will used be both for routine test and measurement and to demonstrate Ikegami's latest UHD cameras as well as the company's established range of HD-SDR and HD-HDR models.

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Leader to Promote Latest Advances in Broadcast Test and Measurement at Inter BEE 2020 Posted: 16/11/2020
Leader to Promote Latest Advances in Broadcast Test and amp; Measurement at Inter BEE 2020

Leader Electronics will exhibit a wide range of test and measurement equipment and services at Inter BEE 2020. Normally held at the Makuhari Messe convention center near Tokyo, the show will this year be online at www.inter-bee/ja and www.inter-bee.com/en from Wednesday November 18th through Friday February 26th. The first three days will be live.

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CTV OB 12 IP Truck Goes Live at PGA European Tour with Leader LV7600 and LV7300 Rasterizers Posted: 12/11/2020
CTV OB 12 IP Truck Goes Live at PGA European Tour with Leader LV7600 and LV7300 Rasterizers

CTV Outside Broadcast's OB 12 mobile production truck hit the road recently for coverage of the PGA European Tour following an upgrade to fully modular SMPTE 2110 IP-based operation. The new infrastructure is based on an SDNsquare GRID software-defined network which allows IP complexity to be controlled via intuitive graphic tools. Leader LV7600 and LV7300 rasterising test instruments, supplied by Leader channel partner Thameside.tv, are used through the OB 12 production areas to achieve accurate matching of incoming feeds. They also allow operators to ensure that the full available dynamic range is maintained from source right through to output.

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Genlock Digital Imaging Future-Proofs with Leaders ZEN Series LV5350 12G Video Waveform Monitor Posted: 27/10/2020
Genlock Digital Imaging Future-Proofs with Leaders ZEN Series LV5350 12G Video  Waveform Monitor

Clint Paglaro, one of Canada’s most experienced Digital Imaging Technicians, has joined the growing number of film and TV production facilities, post-production houses and broadcasters investing in Leader test instruments as master reference tools. Founder and operator of Genlock Digital Imaging, he recently chose an LV5350 waveform monitor for use alongside his LV5330.

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LOGIC media solutions Integrates Leader LT4611 into IP Demo System Posted: 15/10/2020
LOGIC media solutions Integrates Leader LT4611 into IP Demo System

Broadcast industry solutions provider LOGIC media solutions has integrated a Leader LT4611 video sync and PTP reference generator into a mobile IP demonstration system based at the company's headquarters at Bickenbach, southern Germany. The system will be used to detail the advantages of IP based video and audio systems compared with traditional SDI technology.

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Panavision LINK HDR On-Set System Employs Leader LV5350 Posted: 21/09/2020
Panavision LINK HDR On-Set System Employs Leader LV5350

With high dynamic range rapidly becoming the new production standard, filmmakers need the proper tools to make the most of it both creatively and technically. Fueled by the talent and technology leadership at Panavision and Light Iron, Panavision's LINK HDR addresses the challenge of viewing HDR images throughout the production and post-production processes, bringing HDR and SDR viewing options to clients in tandem at every stage of the imaging chain.

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Leader LV5600 4K HDR Test Instruments Keep TVN On Spec for UEFA Europa League Final OB Posted: 15/09/2020
Leader LV5600 4K HDR Test Instruments Keep TVN On Spec for UEFA Europa League Final OB

TVN, one of Europe's top-performing providers of mobile television services, chose three Leader LV5600 waveform monitors as the reference test instruments for its coverage of the UEFA Europe League Final on August 21st at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne. Integrated into TVN's UE6 4K HDR OB truck, they were used to match incoming video feeds. Held behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the match was won 3-2 by Sevilla playing Inter Milan.

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Leader Welcomes Thomas O-Neill to North America Sales Team Posted: 04/09/2020
Leader Welcomes Thomas O-Neill to North America Sales Team

Leader Instruments announces that Thomas O'Neill has joined the company as Central Regional Manager. His appointment forms part of Leader's continued development of the support base for its customers and distribution network around the world. He was formerly Omnitek's VP of North American Sales & Business Development.

"Leader has lived fully up to its name over the years with innovative and reliable test instruments that meet the demands of TV and film content producers, post-production facilities and broadcasters," Tom O'Neill comments. "It anticipated the transition from the 1.5G-SDI and 3G-SDI media world to the 12G-SDI/IP hybrid environment in which modern studios operate. Leader's development team also met the challenge of creating instruments which can be used easily by non-technical personnel as well as engineers, complemented by the PHABRIX range of ultra-compact tools."

"We are pleased to welcome Tom as part of our North American sales team," adds Leader Instruments Corporation Director of Sales Pete Anderson. "He joins us with over 30 years of broadcast industry experience and will be in charge of business development across the US Midwest and Canada."




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Leader Electronics to Address The Challenges of Hybrid SDI and ST 2110 for Live OB Production Posted: 13/08/2020
Leader Electronics to Address The Challenges of Hybrid SDI and ST 2110 for Live OB Production

Kevin Salvidge, European Regional Development Manager, Leader Europe, will address ‘The Challenges of Hybrid SDI and ST 2110 for Live OB Production’ in an upcoming IP Showcase 2020 Summer Session (Media-Over-IP Education) presentation.

AIMs and the VSF, in cooperation with the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE, and the Ultra HD Forum, have created 15 weekly sessions. Each is delivered by an industry specialist in media-over-IP workflows. The series is designed to meet the need for ongoing education in the absence of major trade shows. Emphasis is on use cases and supporting technologies.

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HD BROADCAST Chooses Leader LV5600 Waveform Monitors for OB2 UHD Truck Posted: 24/06/2020
HD BROADCAST Chooses Leader LV5600 Waveform Monitors for OB2 UHD Truck

Television production service provider HD BROADCAST, based near Mainz, has invested in Leader LV5600 waveform monitors for installation in its new UHD OB2 outside broadcast production vehicle. The instruments will be used to ensure precise matching of incoming signal feeds and to maintain the highest possible video and audio signal quality through to the transmitted output. Six units were supplied by Leader Europe distribution partner LOGIC Media Solutions.

"UHD gives content producers the ability to deliver a level of picture quality akin to the real-world live experience," says HD BROADCAST MD Constantin Novotny. "The initial challenge production teams face is to ensure every camera is fully aligned and matched to any others being used, not least in terms of colour temperature. Using the LV5600 instruments we can check those parameters quickly and accurately both in terms of signal levels and chroma vectors."

"Each LV5600 also includes a very useful tool for checking that the captured image is in perfect focus. This is especially valuable given the tremendous amount of detail UHD can resolve. The instruments also provide the measurement capabilities needed to handle additional parameters such as high dynamic range and wide color gamut."

 

 

 

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Leader Adds MaxFALL CLL HDR Metadata Error Logging to ZEN Series Test Instruments Posted: 28/05/2020
Leader Adds MaxFALL CLL HDR Metadata Error Logging to ZEN Series Test Instruments

Leader Electronics announces the addition of MaxFALL and MaxCLL HDR metadata error logging tools for production studios, postproduction suites and media laboratories working with SMPTE ST.2086 metadata to grade high dynamic range video. This new feature complements the recently launched SER31 Colorimetry Zone Display ‘real-time’ false-colour display plug-in module. It is fully compatible with Leader ZEN series broadcast test and measurement instruments which comprise the LV5300, LV5350 and LV5600 waveform monitors plus the LV7300 and LV7600 rasterizers.
With this enhancement, Leader ZEN series instruments allow operators to ensure that the MaxFALL and MaxCLL HDR metadata accurately reflect the content of their productions by specifying limits for MaxFALL and MaxCLL values. The integral Cinelite Advanced light meter can be used to locate out-of-range pixels and confirm their values both on the picture display and on the waveform monitor.

MaxCLL defines the maximum light level, in nits, of any single pixel within an encoded HDR video stream or file.

MaxFALL Metadata - Maximum Frame Average Light Level – defines the maximum average light level, in nits, for any single frame within an encoded HDR video stream or file.



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Neil Coles Joins Leader as European Regional Development Manager Posted: 20/05/2020
Neil Coles Joins Leader as European Regional Development Manager

Leader Electronics is pleased to announce a new addition to its team with the appointment of Neil Coles as European Regional Development Manager. Based in London, he will be working directly with customers and via the Leader network of distribution partners to extend the company's presence across the continent.

"Neil is a popular and highly respected member of the broadcast industry with a good knowledge of the creative and commercial aspects as well as the technology on which our customers depend," comments Leader Europe Managing Director Koichi Fukagawa. "His areas of responsibility will include promoting the wide range of test and measurement solutions to the existing Leader user base and helping increase our share of the broadcast, digital film and web-TV market."

"Accurate, repeatable and cost-efficient test and measurement are essential in the highly competitive sphere of content creation, postproduction, storage and distribution," Neil Coles adds. "I am delighted to be joining a company which is clearly living up to its name as a world-leading producer of innovative, intuitive and affordable instrumentation. Leader has already made significant advances in the OB market which we see as an area with considerable growth potential both into the 4K UHD domain and, longer term, into 8K Hi-Vision."

 

 

 

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Leader LV5350 and LV7300 Test Instruments Chosen for Major African Football Tournament Posted: 18/05/2020
Leader LV5350 and LV7300 Test Instruments Chosen for Major African Football Tournament

Leader LV5350 portable waveform monitors and LV7300 rasterizers have been chosen as reference test instruments for broadcast television coverage of a major football tournament scheduled to be held next year in Cameroon. The games are scheduled to take place in January and February at city venues for live transmission across Africa and around the world. The instruments are being provided by Leader Europe's Brussels-based distribution partner Studiotech SA.

"The LV5350 encapsulates in a compact and portable unit all the features OB and studio gallery colorists need for matching multiple camera channels," says Studiotech's General Manager Nicolas Tardieu. "Live stage and sports events send adrenaline levels very high for TV production teams as well as the contestants. Dependable and easy-to-navigate tools are essential. With its integral multi-view monitor screen, the LV5350 is exceptionally easy to configure and control. The LV5350 and LV7300 incorporate practically every reference tool OB technicians need for live signal evaluation plus the drill-down facilities required during initial system line-up and continuity checks."

 

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CTV Invests in Leader Master Reference Test Instruments Posted: 18/05/2020
CTV Invests in Leader Master Reference Test Instruments

CTV, one of Europe's longest established providers of mobile television production facilities, has chosen Leader LV7300 and LV7600 rasterizing waveform monitors as master reference instruments for its OB3 and OB12 outside broadcast vehicles.

"Leader test instruments have proved highly reliable, efficient and operator friendly right back to our first purchase of LV7770 multi-SDI rasterizers six years ago," comments Paul Francis, CTV's Chief Technical Officer. "Some of the projects we work on are massive in scale, taking in feeds from well over 100 cameras. High-precision monitoring of HD and UHD signal flow is vital, both to achieve accurate matching of incoming feeds and to ensure that we are maintaining the full available dynamic range from source right through to output. This latest purchase comprises 12 LV7300 and two LV7600 instruments. Both models can be fully operated from the front panel which, combined with their compact size, makes them ideal for use in OB suites.  The LV7300 and LV7600 have a very similar control menu structure so operators can move freely between them. The resultant measurements are precise, repeatable and can be copied off to USB memory for easy logging or sharing."

 

 

 

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