CTV Outside Broadcast, an EMG company with OB partners in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands, has invested in Leader LV 5770A 3G/HD/SD-SDI multi-monitor signal analysers. The LV 5770A was supplied by Leader’s UK reseller, Thameside TV, which is based in Shepperton.
"We now have three LV 5770A instruments," comments Paul Francis, CTV’s Head of VTR. "They are used in a range of test and measurement roles during major outside broadcast productions, monitoring video signal quality. Each unit also incorporates Leader’s OP43 audio card which enables loudness measurement, lip-sync timing analysis and surround-sound monitoring. The LV 5770A is sturdily built and has an intuitive control menu that allows very fast operation during live production. A similar control routine is used in the eight Leader LV 7700 rasterizers which we installed during 2014 in our OB 11 mobile production truck. Operators moving from one instrument to another appreciate the ergonomic similarity."
Leader’s LV 5770A is a compact broadcast signal analyser supporting 3G, HD dual link, HD-SDI and SD-SDI signal formats. Its modular design allows easy customisation to meet a user’s specific needs. Signal amplitudes, vector, data, colour bars and programme picture can be viewed individually or in quad-split mode on the instrument’s integral 6.3 inch XGA LCD screen. Video frames can be captured manually or on an automated error-detection basis. Video display options include eye-pattern and jitter waveform. Eye-pattern rise time, amplitude, fall time, timing jitter, current jitter, rising-edge overshoot and falling-edge overshoot can be measured automatically.
An Ethernet interface can be used to control the LV 5770A remotely over Telnet, detect remote system errors via SNMP, forward files via FTP or perform other operations from a connected PC. The remote control connector can be used to load presets, switch the input signal, and transmit error logs.
Since 1986, CTV (www.ctvob.co.uk) has developed into one of the largest and most well-respected independent OB companies in Europe. We maintain a refreshing and dynamic approach that is endorsed by our most valued client base of blue chip broadcasters and high profile production companies. With probably the healthiest variety of work compared to our competitors, we have unrivalled expertise in delivering the very best for every programme genre.
CTV is built upon a highly motivated team of television professionals who have established a wealth of experience and know-how over many decades. We work with you all the way as your technical partner offering you cost-effective solutions as your programme demands, so not only do you get the latest technology in our wide-ranging all HD OB fleet, you also get access to all areas of real expertise allowing you to get the very best from your production.
CTV is an EMG company. With our OB partners in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, we can efficiently deliver our expertise anywhere in continental Europe and beyond.
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