Eyeheight legalisers chosen for world football coverage in Russia
Eyeheight compliance legalisers have been selected for use in the ITV broadcast television coverage of the 2018 world football championships which is being hosted by Russia.
A total of eight LE-2M channels housed in two 1U embedded web server chassis are now on site ready for this year’s tournament which commences with a match between Russia and Saudia Arabia on Thursday June 14.
The football championship will culminate in the final on Sunday July 15 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. A complete rebuild of the stadium was undertaken in 1955 after Russia’s major sporting successes at the 1952 Olympics.
The LE-2M legalisers are designed to ensure that the levels of all signals arriving from onsite cameras or remote feeds are kept safely within a user-specified chroma gamut. This is vital both to ensure compliance with industry-set limits and to prevent overload further along the transmission chain.
Eyeheight compliance products are a permanent element of broadcast and post-production studios around the world. They have been used at many sports-related events, notably for coverage of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the London Marathon and the Grand National.
The Eyeheight LE-2M auto-detects incoming SD-SDI or HD-SDI video at 1080i/50/59.94, 720p/50/59.84, 625/50 or 525/59.94 and applies the appropriate legalising format. It then ensures that the incoming video is held within user-selected colour-space parameters: RGB, YUV, PAL or NTSC composite, or RGB-and-composite combined. Legalisation can be performed to conform with EBU-R 2003 standard SDI settings and/or 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE pedestal. Six user memories and common presets are provided.
Additional features of the LE-2M legaliser include Eyeheight’s unique clobberRing automatic luma overshoot and undershoot suppression together with luma and chroma gain, black level adjustment, hue rotation, adjustable clipping levels and soft-clipping knee levels. An ‘out-of-gamut’ indication feed displays overshoot or undershoot severity and shows the user where on the picture any signal correction is being performed.
Up to six LE-2M legalisers can be housed in a 1U Eyeheight FB-9E smart chassis with an integral web server and optional FP-9 front control panel.