DBW Rome keeps 4K output in check with multiscreen Leader monitor
DBW Communication is the latest broadcast production company to use a Leader LV5490 multiscreen waveform monitor to ensure the precision of its 4K UHD output. The purchase was made via Leader’s Italian distributor, CVE – Communication Video Engineering.
“We evaluated the LV5490 during a major outside broadcast from St Peter’s Square, for the Vatican Television Center,” comments Giuliano Berretta, President of DBW Communication. “This was a 19-camera project controlled from a mobile production vehicle with the output uplinked as four 3G HD-SDI signal streams to a Eutelsat satellite.
“4K UHD is capable of delivering an extremely high degree of realism if all the creative and technical parameters are kept in check. The LV5490 provides all the signal monitoring resources needed to ensure precise matching between each camera channel. Its built-in CINEZONE feature also allows optimal exposure to be achieved using an intuitive display which is ideal for the fast decisions required during a live production. We were also impressed by the compact size which makes the LV5490 ideal both for use adjacent to a camera or in the mobile control room.”
“The LV5490 is the logical choice both for use in broadcast control rooms and on location,” adds Cesare Colaiuda, Manager of CVE’s Rome office. “It is fully compatible with all signal formats and resolutions currently in common use, from sub-SD up to 4K UHD. DBW Communication invested in the high-frame-rate option which allows signal analysis at x2, x4 and x8 speeds. This feature is ideal for slow-motion content capture. Also purchased was the Leader LV5490SER07 HDR option which enables the LV5490 to measure high-dynamic-range in ITU.BT.2100 Hybrid Log-Gamma, Dolby PQ and Sony SLOG-3 protocols.”