Leader Expands LVB440 IP Analyzer with Signal Generation Tools and and quot;SR Live Metadata Monitoring
Leader Electronics announces major additions to the feature set of the LVB440 IP Analyzer. The instrument's IP traffic and signal monitoring resources are now supplemented by signal generation tools plus the ability to monitor and analyze "SR Live Metadata" [Reference 1]. These follow on from the expansion announced in Q4 2021 which added support for JPEG XS ST 2110-22 compression analysis, closed captioning measurement, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound, and loop-mode continuous capture of data packets.
Leader Instruments to Form Test and Measurement Core of 4K HDR Workflow Demonstration at MPTS 2022
Broadcast test instruments from Leader Electronics will form the signal evaluation core of an end-to-end 4K HDR post-production workflow demonstration on the Big Pic Media stand (L326) throughout the May 11th-12th Media Production & Technology Show at Olympia London. An industry-respected resource for production, post-production, broadcast and media products and services, Big Pic Media advises on and supplies solutions ranging in scale from individual items to fully integrated suites.
Telewizja Polsat Selects Leader Test Equipment for Latest-Generation 4K HDR IP OB Truck
Telewizja Polsat, one of Poland's largest broadcast media companies, has chosen Leader reference signal generators and hybrid IP/SDI test and measurement instruments for a recently completed IP-based 4K HDR outside broadcast camera truck. The instruments were supplied by Leader channel partner 4Vision.
Pipes are now Packets: What you really need to know about QC, monitoring and maintenance for IP
Leader Electronics addresses the realities of IP media facility management in an AIMS IP Showcase presentation at the NAB convention in Las Vegas, Monday April 25, 13:00 PST. Kevin Salvidge, Sales Engineering Manager for Leader Europe, will highlight the latest advances in test and measurement designed to ensure IP-based broadcast production systems achieve their full potential.
Leader LV5600 Waveform Monitors Power Italian Broadcasters Transition to IP-based UHD HDR
Mediaset SpA, one of Italy's most active broadcasters, has chosen Leader ZEN Series LV5600 waveform monitors for integration into two fully-IP-interfaced mobile control vehicles and also for some MCR and studio applications. The vehicles are configured to operate alongside the network's Milan and Rome production centers and on location. Eleven LV5600 units have been supplied by Leader's Italian distribution partner, Communication Video Engineering (CVE).
"Our aim is to deploy a fully IP infrastructure for the transmission of signals between our various studio, fixed and mobile facilities," comments Mauro Cassanmagnago, Director of Mediaset's Production & Broadcasting Technologies department. "This will allow uncompressed baseband signals up to and including UHD to be made available to all relevant staff simply without having to route audio, video, data and intercom signals separately. Our IP-connected galleries will be even be able to handle remote productions."
Leader Responds to Increased Demand for HD-HDR Production
Leader Electronics reports an accelerating transition to high-definition high-dynamic-range production across the broadcast industry with the majority of television networks holding back from introducing 4K-UHD services.
Mission Digital to Spotlight Leader LV5350 and LV7300 at BSC Expo
Leader Electronics' latest-generation LV5350 waveform monitor and LV7300 rasterizer will form the test and measurement core of two digital film production systems on the Mission Digital stand (206) at the April 7th-9th BSC Expo in London's Battersea Evolution. A highly experienced IT and digital dailies service provider, Mission uses Leader test instruments to support its SDR and HDR on-set DIT, lab and DI activity.
"We will be promoting our full range of digital workflow capabilities including on-set DIT, digital dailies video playback, and our unique Easel online dailies service," says Tom Mitchell, Mission's Technical Director. "We plan to show the LV5350 waveform monitor as part of a DIT cart configured to ensure mobility on a studio set or location shoot. The LV7300 rasterizer will be integrated into a grading desk. Leader's LV5350 waveform monitors and LV7300 rasterizers present the information DITs need in a clean and logical style.
NAB SHOW 2022 PREVIEW - LEADER AND PHABRIX SMOOTH THE PATH FROM SDI TO IP, HD TO UHD AND SDR TO HDR TEST AND MEASUREMENT
Leader Instruments Corporation is pleased to announce its first two-company joint demonstration since its acquisition of PHABRIX in 2019, showcasing the latest advances in broadcast test & measurement on Central Hall booth C6118 at the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The key theme of the exhibit is Making Your SDI/IP Transition Smooth, including new technologies to ensure an effective advance from serial digital to IP, HD to 4K UHD and beyond in with both standard dynamic range and HDR.
Leader Hosts Test and Measurement Course for Creative Technology and NEP Ireland Graduate Training Program
As part of their commitment to the development of the broadcast media industry, Creative Technology Ireland and NEP Ireland have established a two-year graduate training program. This is open to academically qualified candidates who have successfully completed accredited industry courses. Accepted applicants will be able to integrate the theoretical knowledge by gaining practical skills in a professional setting. Subjects covered include vision, sound, lighting, rigging and technical services.
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."
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