Leader Instruments LV5490, Now in Production, to Star at One World Open House

Leader's LV5490 multi-format multi-waveform test instrument

Leader Instruments will demonstrate its range of test and measurement products to broadcasters and digital film-makers attending Band Pro's One World Open House 2013 at Band Pro's Burbank headquarters, 3402 West Pacific Avenue, CA 91505.

Held annually, One World Open House features the best new electronic and cine media technology from over 30 of the top manufacturers in a dynamic interactive content production environment. This year's show will be open from 1 to 8 pm Thursday December 12.

Centerpiece of the Leader exhibit will be the LV5490 SD/HD/4K multi-format multi-display picture and signal monitor. Launched at the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Convention earlier this year and now deliverable, this supports the full range of standard video production and transmission resolutions from 525 and 625 standard definition up to 3840 x 2160 and 4096 x 2160 4K.


Equipped with four 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI input channels plus a high-quality wide-viewing-angle 1920 x 1080 9 inch flat-panel display, the LV5490 allows precise matching of studio or outside broadcast cameras. It also doubles as a picture monitor for production crews working on location.


The LV5490 can be used in a very wide selection of test and measurement roles. These include waveform, vector and picture monitoring, SDI signal data analysis, cyclic-redundancy-check error, embedded-audio error, event log, data dump and timing display. Leader's CINELITE® II toolset also comes as a standard feature, allowing easy assessment of relative exposure and overall luminance.

Waveform, vector and picture display can be viewed simultaneously on the LV5490 screen. Simultaneous display and overlay display of multiple SDI inputs are possible. Size and location of individual channel displays can be adjusted using a USB-connected pointing device.


4K images can be divided into upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right areas and output via as four-wire or two-wire 3G-SDI channels. The LV5490 also has a 1920 x 1080 DVI and HD-SDI rasterized monitor output.

Optional digital audio monitoring and analysis tools include 4 x 4 channels of SDI audio de-embedding, lissajous display, surround sound display,  volumetric display and Dolby decode. Up to 16 channels of de-embedded SDI audio can be output as discrete AES3 feeds.


Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Instruments Corporation (www.leaderamerica.com) provides customer support, sales and marketing services for a select number of high-technology manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market.

Leader Instruments operates a fast, efficient and highly experienced sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehousing in Los Angeles.