Leader demonstrates 4K IP test and measurement technology at Sony IP Live Studio


Leader Electronics Corporation, a globally active producer of high-grade test and measurement solutions, has further demonstrated its support for promoting the advancement of IP-based production. The company participated in the recent launch of a dedicated IP Live Studio in Sony’s Digital Motion Picture Centre Europe (DMPCE) at Pinewood Film Studios near London. Leader supplied its flagship LV5490 4K/HD/SD waveform monitor, giving broadcasters and production companies the opportunity to gain hands-on familiarity with IP-based live production environments.

“We have been working jointly with Sony since the launch of the DMPCE in 2013,” says Leader’s European regional development manager,” Kevin Salvidge. “Many European customers have been introduced to 4K at the DMPCE, and more recently to high dynamic range production techniques. It was logical to have Leader’s LV5490 with Sony Networked Media Interface (NMI) available for DMPCE clients as they explored the advantages of IP-based live production.”

“Leader has been working closely with Sony since the initial announcement of the NMI Alliance. The LV5490 4K with an IP Live Studio interface was first demonstrated at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas. We are pleased to be part of this important initiative to provide media companies with the practical knowledge necessary for making the most efficient possible use of IP connectivity within their production infrastructure.”

Leader is a long-time member of the IP Live Alliance and has demonstrated interoperability with Sony’s NMI, both in the lab and in commercial deployments of IP-based live production environments. The Leader LV5490 deployed in the IP Live Studio is fitted with the LV5490SER08 – IP (NMI) option. This supports traditional SDI video formats and Sony IP. Supported 4K video formats include 4096 x 2160 and 3840 x 2160 via multiple link as well as 4 x HD signal monitoring via IP.

Live production requires exacting precision and reliability. Broadcasters need assurance that IP-based solutions can meet and exceed these requirements before moving operations out of the baseband domain. A fully functional IT-based production facility is designed to provide these assurances through extensive hands-on training, as well as offering technology partners the ability to demonstrate widespread interoperability in a multivendor environment.

For more information visit the Leader website.


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