Presteigne invests in 4K test and measurement

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Presteigne Broadcast Hire has invested in Leader LV5490 4K waveform monitors, LV7390 4K rasterisers and LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI waveform monitors to meet rental demand for Ultra HD production.

“We are seeing major growth in demand for 4K production equipment,” said Presteigne CEO Mike Ransome. “The LV5490 in particular has established itself as the Swiss Army knife of 4K test and measurement, both for engineers during setup and production crews during live shooting.”

“The combination of 4K and high dynamic range has tremendous potential for our clients, as already demonstrated by recent technical trials at major sports OBs during the German Bundesliga and the Champions League final in Cardiff,” continued Ransome.

“With their versatile feature set, including the ability to handle HDR in Dolby PQ, Hybrid Log-Gamma and Sony’s Slog-3, the LV5490 and LV7390 enable our customers to ensure that their creations have the longest possible commercial life.”

The LV5490 offers 4K, UHD, 3G, HD and SD test and measurement in a compact portable unit. Waveform, vector, five-bar and picture display can all be viewed at the same time on its 9-inch 1920x1080 LCD, with simultaneous viewing of up to four 3Gbps SDI inputs, including overlays.

Recent additions to its feature set include the world’s first direct-digital 4K noise analyser.

Measurement of noise in luminance or RGB component chroma channels can be performed in IP/12G/3G/UHD/HD/SD. Data obtained from the input SDI signal is converted directly without intermediate analogue processing, allowing highly accurate and stable measurement.