NEP Visions selects Leader 4K waveform monitor for theatre project

NEP Visions chose a Leader LV5940 4K multi-format waveform monitor as the master reference instrument during the recent UHD capture of Martin McDonagh’s play, Hangman. Performed at the Wyndham Theatre in London’s West End, the production has received very positive reviews.

“The LV5940 proved very useful both for initial lineup and during the stage production,” says Chris Cannon, Head of Vision & VT at NEP Visions. “It enabled us to ensure precise phase alignment between the four HD-SDI channels that carry the UHD signal stream. We also used the LV5490 to check the colorimetry of the six Sony PMW-F55 cameras we used for for the project. It performed very well and has the further advantage of being extremely compact.”

The resultant 173-minute production, starring David Morrissey, Andy Nyman and Johnny Flynn, has been delivered to Vue Cinema audiences around the UK as a 4K Digital Cinema Package. It was created by National Theatre Live in partnership with the Royal Court and Playful Productions.

“Leader was the first manufacturer to bring a 4K waveform monitor to the market, introducing the LV5490 at NAB at NAB 2013 where it promptly won two industry awards,” adds Koichi Fukagawa, market development manager at Leader Electronics Europe. “Ongoing developments including a range of new options have secured its position as the logical choice for any broadcaster, production studio, outside broadcast company or post house now working in 4K or planning to do so. With the LV5480 variant, customers can start with an HD/SD/sub-SD model and add 4K capability when they choose.”

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