Leader Introduces LV5980 17-Inch SDI Waveform and Video Monitor/Analyser with 3D-Assist at BVE 2013

See Leader Instruments on stand A11 (with Thameside TV) at BVE 2013, London, 26-28 February

Leader LV5980 17 inch SDI waveform and video monitor/analyser with 3D-Assist

Leader Instruments’ LV5980 SDI waveform and video monitor is designed for easy operation during live production, post-production and in technical support. Up to four SDI signals to be viewed simultaneously on its integral 17-inch TFT screen for rapid comparison of gain and black balance values from multiple cameras. Display capabilities include video signal waveform, vector and picture. A distinct waveform colour can be assigned to each input channel.

Additional display features include a level meter and Lissajous curves for embedded audio, transmission error indication, five-bar peak video signal level, 3D-Assist and Leader’s unique CINELITE®. Each display may be viewed at full screen size or in 2 x 2 multiscreen mode with a different display shown in each quarter. Video signal waveform, picture and audio level meter can also be viewed as a thumbnails.

CINELITE® allows the levels of specific points in an image to be checked and managed on an intuitive graphical basis which is equally appreciated by creatives and engineers. The gain of multiple cameras can be adjusted quickly and precisely using a specific reference point. The integrated CINEZONE® feature allows a cameraman to check the luminance distribution of the entire picture display at a glance. It overlays a scale of colours on the image depicting exposure levels based on a blue to red spectrum. Shadows are highlighted in blue, allowing near-black detail to be examined much more easily than when viewed as a conventional video image.

The 3D-Assist option provides the ability to evaluate stereoscopic content by applying the video signal for the left eye to channel A and the video signal for the right eye to channel B. It supports anaglyph, convergence, overlay, and wide display formats.

The LV5980 can accept tri-level sync or PAL or NTSC black-burst signal as a waveform display reference. Incoming YCbCr can be converted to RGB or a pseudo-composite signal and shown on the video signal waveform with adjustable magnification and line selection. Other adjustable display parameters include colour temperature, brightness, contrast, aperture adjustment, and gamut error locations.

Up to 30 presets can be stored for fast front-panel recall. Captured data can be displayed on the LV5980 and saved as bitmap files to USB memory for transfer to a PC.

Operating from 10 to 18 volts direct-current power at 60 watts maximum (universal mains adapter included), the Leader LV5980 measures 425 x 352 x 95 mm (width x height x depth) and weighs 5.2 kilogrammes. Optional tilt stand, rack-interface, LCD protection panel and battery mount are available.


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