EMG’s new OB vehicles hit the road with Leader LV7300 rasterisers
EMG, a global provider of broadcast services for sports and live events, as well as studio-based production, has chosen Leader Electronics’ multi-screen rasterisation waveform monitors for integration into three new outside broadcast (OB) vehicles.
A total of 16 LV7300 rasterisers will be used for master reference during live transmissions and related post production.
Paul Francis, Director of Engineering, EMG, explained, “Many of the projects we work on are very large scale with feeds sometimes exceeding 100 cameras. Precise and repeatable monitoring of video signal flow is vital to ensure accurate matching of camera channels.
“The LV7300 rasterisers also ensure that we maintain the full available video and audio dynamic range from source right through to output.
“The rasterisers are connected to large-screen monitors which allow easy inspection of displayed detail. The LV7300 has a similar menu structure to Leader instruments in our other OB vehicles so operators can move freely between them.
“Multiple display tools can be combined into a single screen view to allow easy side-by-side comparison of related parameters or channels.”
Leader LV7300 rasterisers come in a compact 1U half-rack footprint. They provide signal generation plus a wide range of measurement tools and support SDI signals from SD through 12G. Waveform, vector, picture, audio, and SD-SDI to 12G-SDI eye-pattern displays enable measurement and quality control of a wide range of audio and video formats.
Measurement tools also include phase comparison and a five-bar gamut display. A focus detection algorithm can also be implemented to ensure precise camera adjustment when working with low-contrast sources where traditional focus is difficult.