Leader’s 4K test and measurement tech to be unveiled at BSC Expo 2024

Leader Electronics Europe is set to showcase advancements in its state-of-the-art 4K test and measurement technology at BSC Expo 2024 in London’s Battersea Evolution from February 15 to 17.

Mission Digital (stand 206) will exhibit a new ‘real-time’ false color exposure tool designed for Arri and RED cameras on the LV5350 ZEN Series 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitor. Mission Digital, a highly experienced IT and digital dailies service provider, relies on Leader test instruments to support its SDR and HDR on-set DIT, lab, and DI activities.

Sony (stand 247) will also utilize the Leader LV5350 in an on-set DIT configuration alongside Sony’s new Burano compact full-frame 8K cinema camera.

The exposure tool for Arri and RED cameras complements Leader’s established CineZone, which overlays false colors on the image to determine exposure zones. Additionally, each LV5350 incorporates Leader’s Cinelite, offering on-picture measurement of RGB, luminance, and f-stop levels, allowing for easy inspection of brightness and exposure levels. F-stop-based evaluation enables operators to quickly respond to variations in lighting levels.

Kevin Salvidge, Sales Engineering & Technical Marketing Manager at Leader Europe, notes, “The LV5350 has become a de-facto standard for many DITs, film production companies, and OB service providers since its introduction in 2018 as part of our flagship ZEN Series. Leader test instruments include the tools needed to detect, analyze, and correct errors from the beginning of a shoot, making the process more efficient and professional. This approach is safer than relying on postproduction adjustments or cloud links when working on location beyond the reach of reliable IP connectivity.”

Compact and versatile, the Leader LV5350 is a 3U high half-rack-width short-depth unit capable of mains or battery operation. Widely embraced in the digital film and high-end broadcast sector, it provides all the SDI facilities of Leader’s top-of-the-range LV5600 waveform monitor and LV7600 rasterizer. These capabilities encompass test pattern generation, closed-caption monitoring, CIE chroma chart, and other engineering-related features. The front control panel, augmented by a 1920 x 1080 resolution 7-inch touchscreen TFT LCD monitor, ensures easy accessibility to all features.

Optional features for the LV5350 include 4K/UHD HDR support, SDI-embedded audio analysis, SDI signal generation, CIE chroma chart, customized display layout, tally display, extended chroma vector display, and closed-caption display. A focus detection algorithm is also available, allowing the instrument to sense edges across a broad range of image contrast levels.

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