The broadcast industry is moving at a fast pace…And different manufacturers are trying to catch up with the ongoing transformation. LEADER INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION was the first company in the world to introduce a waveform monitor for 4K signals – the award winning LV5490. Since its introduction at the NAB in 2013, major TV networks and movie studios around the world have acquired LEADER’s LV5490. And now, LEADER expands its portfolio of 4K Solutions with two upgradeable instruments.
If you are looking for a complete waveform monitor with digital audio capabilities, eye pattern & jitter measurement functions, and up to 8 inputs, but not quite ready yet to jump on to the “4K World”, LEADER introduces the LV5480. This model has the same functionalities and capabilities of the LV5490 for 3G/HD/SD SDI signals and with the installation of software keys, the LV5480 can be upgraded to accept and process 4K signals, generate 4K and HD Test Patterns, represent the signal’s colorimetry on the CIE1976/1931 Chromaticity Chart, and obtain a more detailed view of a shot through its Focus Assist.
LEADER also counts with a 4-input rasterizer for 3G/HD/SD SDI signals, which will be upgradeable to accept 4K video formats with the installation of a software key. This 1U rasterizer can analyze digital audio, including Dolby, and it can show the camera menu and configuration through a separate set of inputs. The rasterized output is in high definition and can be viewed from its HD-SDI or DVI-I outputs.