Eyeheight Colour Correctors Chosen for BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Stargazing Live


Eyeheight colour correctors have been in action for major UK broadcast productions on each side of the 2014 new year transmission schedule. CC-2M systems were chosen for coverage the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony which was transmitted on Sunday December 15 from the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The programme included live content from multiple high-definition cameras, controlled from an outside broadcast vehicle. Award winner was Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray with rugby player Leigh Halfpenny second and jockey Tony McCoy third.

Eyeheight's CC-2M technology was also chosen for the fourth annual Stargazing Live series transmitted on BBC Two between January 7 and 9. The series is fronted by scientist Brian Cox with comedian and amateur astronomer Dara Ó Briain plus support from television presenter Liz Bonnin and astronomer Mark Thompson. Stargazng Live is produced from Jodrell Bank Observatory and has featured live links from scientific facilities in Hawaii, South Africa and NASA.

"Outside broadcasts, particularly those shot at night, require very precise attention to colour balance given the need to allow for a wide range of light levels," explains Eyeheight Sales Director Martin Moore. "The CC-2M is ideal for live operation as it allows independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. It gives studio and OB production staff the ability to ensure consistent colour balance and brightness when switching between multiple cameras or to offset changes in lighting and camera position. Processed and source video can be compared quickly via a configurable split-screen output."


The Eyeheight CC-2M has a dedicated control panel which can be used to operate up to six plug-in modular colour correction cards in a single-rack-unit intelligent-chassis with easy channel switching. Up to eight panels can be networked as an integrated system. The CC-2M also includes a maintenance mode to assist installation.

Eyeheight designs and manufactures 3G, 3D and HD-SDI equipment for video and audio content origination, quality-assurance, post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes audio descriptors, audio loudness conformers, colour correctors, emergency switchers, mixers and keyers, safe area generators, subtitling decoders, text and graphics generators, timecode processors, video legalizers and widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are available worldwide.