Leader Adds Five-Bar Display to LV5490 4K Multiscreen Waveform Monitor
Co-exhibiting on stand J08 with UK channel partner Boxer Systems Limited, Leader will be represented at BVE by Koichi Fukugawa and Kevin Salvidge.
Designed for use by engineers or camera operators, the five-bar display is a popular feature on Leader's LV5333 and LV5770 3G/HD-SDI test instruments. Its addition has frequently been requested by LV5490 customers. Incoming SDI signals are converted into five cyan bargraphs providing simultaneous display of maximum and minimum luminance, red-component, green-component, blue-component and composite levels. Gamut errors are displayed as red excursions beyond the legal thresholds.
Correct adjustment of luminance level using bar 1 as a reference provides a fast and easy way of checking that a picture is optimally exposed, avoiding highlight clipping or crushing.
The R, G and B graphs (bars 2, 3 and 4 respectively) are supplemented by a highly visible alert if any colour components are out of gamut.
Bar 5 provides similar warning of positive or negative levels being exceeded if the output is integrated for delivery as a composite channel.
Each bar is displayed as a linear percentage scale. Supplementary features include line selection and display, a low-pass transient-error filter and a range of user presets.
In its multiscreen mode, the LV5490 can display five-bar and additional user-selected reference content such as R, G and B waveforms on its internal monitor or rasterized output.
Version 3.2 software is now part of all newly delivered LV5490 instruments and will be available as a free download to the existing customer base.
Occupying a half-rack-width by 4U high housing, the Leader LV5490 offers 4K, UHD, 3G, HD and SD test and measurement features in a compact portable unit. Waveform, vector, five-bar and picture display can all be viewed at the same time on the LV5490's 9 inch LCD monitor. The monitor is full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution with a wide viewing angle and high colour reproduction. A 1920 x 1080 HD DVI and HD-SDI rasterized output is also provided to feed a larger monitor. Simultaneous viewing of up to four SDI inputs is possible, including overlays. The size and location of individual channels can be adjusted on the display using a USB mouse so the user is not limited to fixed-size quadrants.
Leader's CINELITE® II toolset (comprising CINELITE and CINEZONE) also comes as a standard feature, allowing easy assessment of relative exposure and overall luminance during production. A focus assist option allows highly accurate on-set adjustment of camera focus to match the 4K format's ability to handle very precise image detail.
The LV5490 can also be controlled remotely using standard KVM tools. Additional options for the LV5490 include eye pattern with jitter measurements, digital audio I/O, Dolby decode, focus assist, CIE colour chart and 12G-SDI.
Leader Electronics Corporation
Since its establishment more than 60 years ago, Leader (www.leader.co.jp) has earned a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing some of the most reliable, practical and cost effective electronic instruments available. The products were originally developed for production testing and servicing. These are applications in which ease-of-use and highest reliability are essential. By expanding into a broad line of industrial and video instruments, Leader was able to add to these fundamental qualities a cost-performance ratio unequalled in the industry.
Manufacturing quality is built in every step of the way. Only the finest parts are used for optimum reliability. At each production run, sub-assemblies are separately tested before they are integrated into the finished product which is then further tested. Less than 1% of all Leader products made are ever returned for warranty repair or adjustment. Leader products, ranging from 4K waveform monitors to rasterizers and video test equipment, are specified for research, development, broadcast, production and service applications.
Re-established in 2015 by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Electronics Europe (www.leadereurope.com) provides customer support, sales and marketing services both for Leader and a select number of high-technology manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market.
Leader Europe operates a fast, efficient and highly experienced sales and support channel. Leader Europe has offices with local representation in the UK and an extensive channel partner network across Europe, providing pre-sales and post-sales service and support.