Awarding-winning production and post-production house Fifty Fifty in London has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for use at its Soho headquarters. The newly installed instrument is being used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions. It was supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.
"The LV5600 was a crucial addition to our equipment jigsaw. It provides all the tools we need to ensure conformance with the strict standards laid down by the major video-on-demand content providers. The operating menu is well structured and highly intuitive, as Kevin Salvidge of Leader demonstrated when he visited us to host a very effective training session,” said Fifty Fifty’s operational managing director Alex Meade.
"A major advantage of the LV5600 is that its CineLite and CineZone tools allow real-time signal monitoring, supported by the ability to drill down for closer study when specific elements of the signal flow need detailed inspection,” Meade continued. “Measurements are consistent, repeatable and can be stored or exported. Our operators have the freedom to configure the internal display screen to allow precise comparison of multiple signal parameters. They can also connect the output to a larger external display screen. Portability and robust construction are further useful features as we can move the LV5600 between suites or use it on location if necessary."
"The Leader LV5600 allows customers to invest in the features they require when they need them rather than having to predict their future business requirements," said Chris Margrave-Gregory, senior broadcast sales specialist at Thameside. "It comes as standard with a wide range of test and measurement tools including waveform and vectorscope, five-bar gamut display, audio/video timing and status display. The version commissioned by Fifty Fifty includes two plug-in internal hardware modules – UHD-SDI interface and digital analog audio option – plus HDR measurement software, 4K support software and customisable display-layout software."
"With UHD now the default standard for domestic television displays, and video-on-demand viewing statistics accelerating strongly, a potentially huge range of UHD content will become available to the public via terrestrial, satellite of online networks," added Leader Europe managing director Koichi Fukagawa. "The rollout time will vary from country to country, but we are confident that the transition will occur in the relatively near future."
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