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Burbank, CA, March 17, 2015: 2G Digital, a major provider of post-production services for many of the world’s largest movie and television studios, has joined the growing number of media companies choosing LEADER’s LV5490 SD/HD/4K waveform monitor. The instrument is being used at 2G Digital’s corporate headquarters, 280 East Magnolia Blvd, in the downtown Burbank Media Center district.

“The LV5490 is being used in our new 4K bay which we have established as part of our strategy of being a full-service media post facility,” comments Stephen Buchsbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of 2G Digital. “The 4K format offers content producers and distributors tremendous opportunities in both high-end digital and broadcast content creation. We pride ourselves on the quality of our signal processing chain and the skills of our technical team. The LV5490 helps us ensure that completed 4K content matches the high expectations of the studios and content producers.”

Leader_LV5490_in_2G_Digital_4K_post-production_bay“LEADER’s LV5490 meets our requirements very effectively,” adds Fernando Peter Vazquez, 2G Digital’s Vice President of Engineering and Technology. “This cutting-edge test and measurement tool forms a key element of our 4K mastering environment which in turn gives us a huge technological advantage over other post-production facilities. The LV5490 is a highly versatile tool with a wide range of waveform monitoring, vectorscope and data analysis capabilities, all in a compact instrument with a good sized LED-backlit screen so we don’t have to find space for a separate rasterizer display. Being able to check 4K, HD and SD signals in a single instrument is also very useful because we can compare signal quality right through the transcode process.”

Equipped with eight input connectors, the LEADER LV5490 accepts up to two 4K signals simultaneously.  In the 4K video format mode, 3G-SDI dual link or quad link are supported. Up to four 3G-SDI dual link 4K video inputs or up to two 3G-SDI quad link 4K video inputs can be displayed (selectable). Two sets of HD-SDI dual link signals can be displayed (selectable). In the SDI mode, up to four signals can be displayed simultaneously. The LV5490 is also equipped to handle video signals via two-sample interleave as well as square division. Two-sample interleave is the approved standard for 4K.

The LV5490 can be operated in a very wide selection of test and measurement roles. These include waveform, vector, picture monitoring, SDI signal status (which looks for cyclic-redundancy-check errors and embedded-audio errors), an event log, data dump and four-channel timing display. Leader’s CINELITE® II toolset also comes as a standard feature, which includes CINELITE and CINEZONE, allowing easy assessment of relative exposure and overall luminance.

Waveform, vector and picture display can be viewed simultaneously on the LV5490 screen. Simultaneous display and overlay display of multiple SDI inputs is possible. Size and location of individual channel displays can be adjusted using a USB mouse. The LV5490 can also be controlled remotely using standard KVM tools.

In addition to its video test and measurement capabilities, the LEADER LV5490 incorporates a versatile selection of audio monitoring and analysis tools, which are available with the Digital Audio option. These include 4 x 4 channels of SDI audio de-embedding, lissajous display, surround sound display and volumetric display. Up to 16 channels of de-embedded SDI audio can be displayed on screen and output as discrete AES3 feeds.

Additional features of the LV5490 include video frame capture, instrumentation screen capture, timecode display, ID display and a 4K pattern generator, with embedded audio.

Eye pattern, including jitter waveform display and Dolby decoding, can be ordered as optional facilities along with a CIE 1931/1976 color space chart, which can display BT.709, DCI (P2) plus BT.2020 which is the 4K standard’s full ITU recommended color space.

LV5490 operators can adjust the size of up to four displays on the screen to suit specific tasks. This allows easy magnification and inspection of detail on the instrument’s 9 inch 1920 x 1080 HD LCD display screen instead of being limited to fixed size quadrants. And, if the 9 inch display is not large enough for the operator, the LV5490 also comes with a 1920 x 1080 HD DVI and HD-SDI rasterized output for display on a larger monitor.

Fully portable, the LV5490 has a footprint of just 8.77 inches wide by 14.7 inches deep and a height of 7.44 inches (223 x 360 x 189 mm). The instrument weighs only 10.4 pounds (4.72 kg). A rack mounting adapter is also available.

2G Digital

Established in 1995, 2G Digital ( is an all-glass facility with 12 strands of 100 gigabit per second fiber plus a full service machine room. The entire operation is designed for speed, agility, and custom workflows with a media vault on site and five 5.1 surround edit/QC suites. Delivery methods include Aspera Faspex, Signiant, Smartjog, and FTP. 2G Digital can output any digital or physical media formats including all tape formats. Production tools include Digital Rapids, Clipster, Amberfin and Alchemist PHC plus many others capable of creating any and all digital media specifications. 2G Digital offers a complete line of localization services including translation, transcription, file conversion, conforming, and subtitle or closed captions creation.

Leader Instruments Corporation

Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Instruments Corporation ( provides customer support, sales and marketing services for a select number of high-technology manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market.

Leader Instruments operates a fast, efficient and highly experienced sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehousing in Los Angeles.

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