Harris to Debut Serial Digital Legalizer

At NAB2006, Harris Corp. will introduce the DL-860, a new legalizer designed for processing and correcting incoming video signals.

The DL-860 high definition and standard definition serial digital legalizer ensures that out-of-house video meets industry-defined "legal" parameters. It corrects such elements as out of bounds color space and other faults.

"With the decreasing costs of HD-capable products to the consumer and the ever-present need for SD in today's broadcast and post-production environments, we wanted to provide the best of both worlds, said Tim Thorsteinson, President of Harris Broadcast Communications Division's Leitch Business Unit. "The new DL-860 eliminates the added cost of buying two separate pieces of equipment, providing broadcasters and producers with an efficient and cost-effective solution for legalizing signals during the transition to HD."

The DL-860 accepts all popular SD and HD video formats and corrects both SD to HD and HD to SD conversions. All device limits are variable and allow custom user-defined settings for HD clipping, SD clipping, encoded gamut and RGB gamut limits. All operational parameters are supported via Ethernet, using the embedded Web server interface.

Harris will be in Booths SU2929 and C807.