CTV Chooses Leader for New OB 11
LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitors selected
August 15, 2014
LONDON—CTV Outside Broadcasts has chosen eight Leader
LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitors for its new OB 11 truck. The
rasterizers were supplied by Leader’s U.K. reseller, Thameside TV, which is
based in Shepperton.
Based at CTV’s headquarters in Park Royal, West London, OB 11 was commissioned
to work on CTV’s recently renewed cricket contract with Sky Sports. Facilities
include a Sony MVS-8000X production switcher, Imagine Platinum IP3 router,
Calrec Apollo audio desk, RTS/Telex Omneo IP-based intercom and Axon
interfaces. It is future-proofed to allow easy upgrading to 4K if or when
Leader’s LV 7770 rasterizing multi-SDI signal monitor allows production and
post-production staff as well engineering supervisors in television and
facilities to check the quality of their video and audio content on a much
larger screen than can be accommodated in a portable instrument. It has two
auto-sensing 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI inputs and can perform tests on a total of 17
video signal formats ranging from standard-definition up to 720p, 1080i and
1080p high-definition. Tri-level sync or NTSC or PAL blackburst are accepted
for external reference. The selected input is reclocked and can be fed
Fully controllable from its front panel, via Ethernet or from an optional
dedicated remote control panel, the LV 7770 employs a user interface
essentially identical to the existing LV 5770, LV 5800 and LV 5700A. This
ergonomic similarity allows operators to move easily between devices.
The LV 7770 feature set encompasses waveform, vectorscope, peak video level
display, SDI/external-sync phase difference, audio, picture and data monitoring
functions. Displays can be viewed at full screen size or in assignable
combinations. Extensive error detection and error logging facilities are
incorporated, including gamut detection and adjustable error thresholds.
Digital analysis screens Include data dump as well as equivalent cable length
Also available within the LV 7770 are Leader’s Cinelite II relative brightness
analyzer, 3D Assist stereoscopic signal evaluator, EIA-708/EIA-608 closed
caption data display, active format description data display, optional physical
layer testing and ancillary data display.
A separate audio option card supports integral audio tools include Dolby
metadata analysis and simultaneous display of 16 channels of SDI-embedded
audio, audio loudness display, measurement of lip-sync timing.
This latest order follows the recent purchase by CTV of two Leader LV 5307
7-inch monitor/rasterizers for OB 4.