London Marathon triumph for Eyeheight colour correctors

Commencing with a 30-second silence in honour of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the 2013 London Marathon was completed by 34,278 runners and won by Tsegaye Kebede (Men’s Elite Race), Priscah Jeptoo (Women’s Elite Race), Kurt Fearnley (Men’s Wheelchair Race) and Tatyana McFadenn (Women’s Wheelchair Race).

A total of six Eyeheight CC-2M colour correctors – which are designed to handle 525/625, 720 and 1080 line content – were deployed. The CC-2M is an auto-sensing system allowing independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. A preview output provides a configurable split screen showing the processed and unprocessed image. Up to six CC-2M colour correction cards can be housed in a 1 rack unit FB-9E chassis and operated from an FP-9C control panel with self-legending illuminated pushbuttons.

Martin Moore, sales director of Eyeheight, comments: “The London Marathon is one of the largest outside broadcast events in the British sports calendar. It is a challenge for the contestants and would be a nightmare for the television colourists unless they had the right production tools. Six CC-2M channels housed in two chassis were used to ensure consistent colour matching between traditional cameras at fixed locations plus a variety of minicams following the action. The CC-2Ms were chosen for their proven quality, ease of use and compactness.”

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