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Canaletto in frame for Ryder Cup

21 September 2006

Charter Broadcast has chosen two Eyeheight canalettoHDi colour correctors to provide HD television coverage of the 36th Ryder Cup golf tournament this weekend.

“CanalettoHDi was the ideal choice,” commented John Mander, Charter Broadcast’s senior broadcast engineer. “It is easy to use, compact and versatile, providing full digital colour correction in 1920 x 1080 HD, including individual gain, lift and gamma control of each colour component. We are using the units in a colour correction role rather than as legalisers but I have no doubt the players would appreciate protection of their own against overshoot!”

In addition to its versatile RGB adjustment facilities, canalettoHDi allows overall adjustment of luma, chroma gain, and black level together with overall hue corrrection. An integral legaliser incorporates automatic luma overshoot suppression and undershoot control. CanalettoHDi employs 10-bit processing and incorporates six flash-RAM user memories. Two units can optionally be accommodated in the full-rack width version. Inputs and outputs are at 1.5 gigabit/s HD-SDI and conform fully to SMPTE-274. The colour corrector is available in half or full rack-width configurations.

Charter Broadcast was founded in 1989 and provides custom-built television systems, digital radio cameras and dry hire services to outside broadcast and television production companies. Based in Britain, the company has offices in the USA and Australasia. Charter’s clients are involved in the broadcast of many of the world’s top entertainment and sporting events, including the Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Formula One Racing , Premiership football and the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race.

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