Eyeheight CC-2M Colour Correctors Secure London Marathon OB Success

Eyeheight CC-2M covers London Marathon 2012

Six Eyeheight CC-2M modular multi-rate colour correctors went into action during the 2012 London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. This year’s winner, Wilson Kipsang, completed the 42.2 kilometre (26 miles and 385 yards) run in two hours, 4 minutes and 44 seconds, just 4 seconds short of the course record.

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“The CC-2M colour correctors were used to process wireless video feeds from roaming cameras at various locations along the London Marathon route,” explains Eyeheight Sales Director Martin Moore. “These were linked back to an outside broadcast vehicle where they were used to ensure accurate colour matching.

All six modules were housed in a single one-rack-unit chassis under local front-panel control which is very convenient in a live transmission environment and saves a lot of space. Anyone using a colour corrector for broadcast purposes has to ensure that the adjusted signals remain within industry-agreed levels. Each CC-2M automatically legalises the signal, allowing the operator to make full use of the colour correction controls with absolute confidence.”

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Eyeheight’s CC-2M colour corrector is an auto-sensing SD and HD system allowing independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. A preview output provides a configurable split screen showing processed and unprocessed picture. The CC-2M has a dedicated control panel which operates over Eyeheight’s I-Bus network enabling each panel to control up to six plug-in modular colour correction cards in a single-rack-unit smart-chassis with easy channel switching. Up to eight panels can be networked. The system also includes a maintenance mode to assist installation.

The London Marathon was founded in 1981 by former Olympic champion Chris Brasher and Welsh athlete John Disley. The event starts in Blackheath, heads east through Charlton and Woolwich, then turns west to pass the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. It crosses the Thames at Tower Bridge and loops around east London, past Canary Wharf in Docklands, before heading west again to Parliament Square and the final corner in front of Buckingham Palace. The event is currently sponsored by Virgin and has raised well over £450 million for charity since its establishment.

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Eyeheight designs and manufactures SDI/HD-SDI equipment for programme-origination, quality-assurance, post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes hardware legalisers, logo generators, safe-area generators, keyers, colour correctors and aspect ratio converters. Eyeheight products are available worldwide.

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