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Clear-Cut Pictures invests in Leader HD/SD rasteriser

The new color-grading suite at Clear Cut Pictures.

Clear Cut Pictures, a London postproduction company, has purchased a Leader LV7700 multi-SDI rasteriser for use at its headquarters near the Olympia exhibition centre. Situated close to the 'Brook Green Riviera', Clear Cut Pictures has 25 Avid video edit suites, a graphics suite and a recently added audio suite (the company's third).

The LV7700 was chosen by Joe Couto of broadcast systems integration company JASS, following comparison between currently available test equipment, and is installed in a new color-grading suite.

Waveform, vector, picture, audio and status/protocol screens can be selected individually or as four-in-one simultaneous displays. All screens can be captured and stored for subsequent superimposition over live measurements.

The LV7700 can convert Y/Cb/Cr to Y/R/G/B or NTSC display as an aid in gamut monitoring and to assist in color correction. Y/R/G/B can be viewed as a waveform or bargraph display. Embedded audio monitoring features include surround sound, multi-lissajous image and bar graphs.

The LV7700 incorporates Leader's equivalent cable-length feature which provides warning against deterioration of the digital pulse waveform as cable feeds approach their inherent 'cliff-edge'. Power is from a 100- to 250V universal AC adaptor or directly from 12 V DC (3A) via an XLR power input connector.

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