CTV Outside Broadcast has chosen eight Leader LV 7770 rasterising multi-SDI signal monitors for its new OB 11 truck. The truck’s include a Sony MVS-8000X production switcher, Imagine Platinum IP3 router, Calrec Apollo audio desk, RTS/Telex Omneo IP-based intercom and Axon interfaces. OB11 was commissioned to work on CTV’s recently renewed cricket contract with Sky Sports.
“OB 11 is one of the largest outside broadcast trucks in Europe,” commented Chris Thomas, CTV head of vision. “It is latest addition to our fleet and can accommodate a crew of 34 people, sourcing from up to 28 live cameras. The truck is 3G-capable throughout and has a large main production suite, a huge VT area plus two additional rooms which can be used for activities such as editing or graphics.
“Seven of the LV 7770 test instruments have been incorporated into the main engineering area where they can be assigned to check the quality of incoming video from up to 28 camera channels. They were chosen on the basis of their excellent quality, functionality and the good post-sales support.”
Leader’s LV 7770 rasterising multi-SDI signal monitor allows production and post production staff as well engineering supervisors to check the quality of their content on a much larger screen than can be accommodated in a portable instrument. It has two auto-sensing 3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI inputs and can perform tests on 17 video signal formats.
The LV 7770 feature set encompasses waveform, vectorscope, peak video level display, SDI/external-sync phase difference, audio, picture and data monitoring functions.