Eyeheight Multi-Rate Downstream Keyer Takes Centre Court at Wimbledon

DK-2M downstream linear keyer at Wimbledon

Eyeheight's DK-2M downstream linear keyer helped convey the excitement of the world's most famous tennis tournament in June and early July as part of the equipment relaying the event in 1080i HD to television viewers. Chosen by a major UK-based outside broadcast company, the keyer was used to process the output from a production switcher feeding the games to an international audience.

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Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world

"This is the latest in a long series of major live sports events for which Eyeheight equipment has been chosen," comments Sales Director Martin Moore. "OB companies in particular appreciate the compactness of our products as well as the fast and easy control ergomics which are ideal for use in fast-moving live production environments."

Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Held at the All England Club in southwest London since 1877, it is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments and the only one still played on grass which gave the game of lawn tennis its name. The tournament takes place over two weeks in late June and early July, culminating with singles finals. Each year, five major events are contested, as well as four junior events and four invitational events.

Eyeheight's DK-2M is a high-quality downstream linear keyer for 1080i and 720p, 625 and 525 operation. It incorporates all the facilities needed for generating matte overlays, an increasingly essential requirement in modern graphic suites and presentation studios. The DK-2M enables overlays to be located anywhere on the video display, either as a solid image or transparent. Fill and key inputs with adjustable horizontal timing are provided, as well as matte generators, wipe, independent main and preview keyers and EDH reinsertion for the main output. Key on/off plus six user-definable control sequences are accessible via an integral GPI interface card. Housed in a compact 1 U chassis designed for local, remote or automated control, the keyer incorporates programme and preview outputs and is designed for easy HD-SDI and SD-SDI connectivity.

About Eyeheight

Eyeheight designs and manufactures SDI/HD-SDI equipment for programme-origination, QA, post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes hardware legalisers, logo generators, graticule generators, keyers, colour correctors and aspect ratio converters. See

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