Leader and Phabrix smooth the path from SDI to IP at NAB 2022

Leader Instruments and Phabrix will be showcasing the latest advances in broadcast test and measurement at NAB 2022. The key theme of the exhibit is ‘Making Your SDI/IP Transition Smooth’, and the stand will feature new technologies designed to ensure an effective advance from serial digital to IP, and HD to 4K UHD and beyond in both standard dynamic range and HDR.

The stand will comprise a Leader Zone and a Phabrix zone. Highlights in the Leader zone will include the LV5600 waveform monitor and LV7600 rasteriser. Simultaneous monitoring of SDI, IP and NMOS IP sources is available in multiscreen mode whether displayed via the integral monitor on the LV5600 or the rasteriser output from the LV7600.

The LV5350 SDI waveform monitor and LV7300 rasteriser are designed for use by camera crews, colourists, editors and support technicians working in the SDI domain. The LV5350 can be powered from mains or battery.

Also on show is the LV5900, which incorporates a range of tools for content producers, broadcasters and equipment manufacturers progressing into 8K. A Leader-developed focus detection algorithm applies non-linear super-resolution technology even to low-contrast images for which focus errors were previously difficult to detect. It is compatible with the SMPTE ST2082-12 standard which receives 8K images via 12G-SDI quad link.

The Leader LT4610 signal generators provide the tools needed to check timing which is critical both in SDI systems and IP systems. Leader will show how to solve black burst and PTP sync issues plus the tools needed to ensure reliable timing at every point from live production through to transmission.

Finally, Leader’s LVB440 IP analyser is equipped to handle a large number of high data rate IP feeds simultaneously within a large broadcast facility or in a REMI configuration. Production crews can perform real-time troubleshooting of IP-based network audio and video streams from SD to 4K, with 8K monitoring configurations available.

In the Phabrix zone will be the Qx Series of advanced, compact, hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD rasterisers, with the latest suite of AMWA NMOS tools providing flexibility when integrating with an NMOS controller and associate network topology. An updated NMOS receiver provides more detailed information on the status of the NMOS API, assisting the analysis and debug of NMOS interoperability

The QxL now includes an NMOS sender to accompany the 2110-20/30/31/40 generator with support for both 422 and 444 video formats in 2110-20.

In addition, a new EUHD formats option is available on QxL, providing support for analysis and generation of UHD/4K YCbCr/RGB 444 formats in the 47.95P-60P range.

A new Dolby E decoder and metadata analyser licence provides a clear and accessible view of the Dolby E metadata present in Dolby E and ED2 audio streams. Dolby E stream timing indication is provided for SDI or ST 2022-6 broadcast chains.

The Rx Series of 2K/3G/HD/SD rasterisers with fully-featured, multi-channel capabilities, including a new six bar gamut tool, and the Sx Series of handheld instruments will also be on show.


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