Eyeheight to Launch LEGAL-8 Video and Audio Legalizer

See Eyeheight on the Leader Instruments booth (C9511, Central Hall) at NAB 2014

Eyeheight has chosen the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for the LEGAL-8, a new addition to its innovative range of video and audio legalizers. Developed from the multiple award-winning LEGAL-6, the LEGAL-8 incorporates extended audio capabilities including eight loudness level control channels configured as four AES stereo pairs.

In the audio domain, the LEGAL-8 provides automatic real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level using multi-channel loudness and true-peak computations. This is coupled with industry standard and proprietary correction algorithms as the embedded stereo or surround audio loudness are continuously monitored, system gain being seamlessly adjusted across all channels to stay within the loudness limit while preserving audio imaging.

The LEGAL-8 incorporates six user memories plus common presets. Video legalization features include automatic luma overshoot and undershoot suppression together with luma and chroma gain, black level adjustment, hue rotation, adjustable clipping levels and soft-clipping-knee levels. An 'out-of-gamut' indication feed displays overshoot or undershoot severity and shows the user where on the picture any signal correction is being performed.


Eyeheight will be represented on the Leader booth C9511, Central Hall, at the 2014 NAB Show by Martin Moore together with colleagues from US and Latin America master distributor Leader Instruments.

Eyeheight produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software, including Avid, Adobe and Apple systems. Eyeheight also 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 legalisers and widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are available worldwide.