Eyeheight colour correctors deployed for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Eyeheight colour correctors were in action for major UK broadcast productions on each side of the 2014 new year transmission schedule. These include the selection of CC-2M systems for coverage of the 60th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony, which was transmitted on Sunday December 15 from the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

The programme included live content from multiple high-definition cameras, controlled from an outside broadcast vehicle. Award winner was Wimbledon tennis champion Andy Murray with rugby player Leigh Halfpenny second and jockey Tony McCoy third.

Eyeheight’s CC-2M technology was also chosen for the fourth annual Stargazing Live series transmitted on BBC Two between January 7 and 9.

“Outside broadcasts, particularly those shot at night, require very precise attention to colour balance given the need to allow for a wide range of light levels,” explains Eyeheight sales director Martin Moore. “The CC-2M is ideal for live operation as it allows independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. It gives studio and OB production staff the ability to ensure consistent colour balance and brightness when switching between multiple cameras or to offset changes in lighting and camera position. Processed and source video can be compared quickly via a configurable split-screen output.”

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