Real-time loudness correction with latest Eyeheight legaliser
Eyeheight’s new LE-2M-K legaliser incorporates real-time loudness correction to ensure full conformity with industry-standard video and audio signal levels.
Due for launch at InterBEE 2012 (Tokyo, 14-16 November), the LE-2M-K auto-detects incoming 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 incoming signal video is held within user-selected colour-space parameters: RGB; YUV; composite (PAL or NTSC); or RGB-and-composite combined. Legalisation can be performed to conform with EBU-R 2003 standard SDI settings and 7.5 IRE or 0 IRE Pedestal. Six user memories and common presets are provided.
Additional features of the legaliser include Eyeheight’s 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.
In the audio domain, the Eyeheight LE-2M-K provides automatic real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level using ITU-R BS.1770 multi-channel loudness and true-peak estimation algorithms. These are coupled with proprietary correction algorithms to ensure compliance with loudness and peak-programme level requirements. Embedded stereo or surround audio loudness are continuously monitored, system gain being seamlessly adjusted across all channels to maintain the loudness limit while preserving the audio imaging. The processor also performs 8x over-sampling true-peak estimation and instantaneous correction on all stereo or surround channels.