Leader Instruments introduces LV5307 high-affordability monitor/rasterizer to South American markets


Last Updated: October 10, 2012 6:22 pm GMT
(Cypress, California--October 10, 2012) Leader Instruments has chosen CAPER 2012 as the South American launch platform for its new LV5307 compact multi-format 7 inch monitor/rasterizer. First exhibited at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam and now available, the LV5307 can cross-convert 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI to HDMI and vice versa. The HDMI output can be used as a rasterizer delivering screen content to an external monitor. Price of the LV5307 is under US$2,000.

The accompanying 300 DPI JPEG image shows Leader's LV5307 sub-US$2,000 compact multi-format 7 inch monitor/rasterizer.

The Leader LV5307 provides picture monitoring of analog, SDI and HDMI inputs. Connectivity capabilities include SDI in/out, Y/Pb/Pr analog component in, left/right analogue audio in, PC audio in/out , HDMI in/out, RS-485 in/out, de-embedded audio out (left and right, selected from 16 digital channels in the SDI stream), plus a four-pin XLR power input. All inputs and outputs are located at the rear of the instrument.

Selectable waveform, vector and false-colour test screens can be inset over SDI and HDMI sources. Picture functions include markers, monochrome, blue-only, red–only and green-only modes plus a cross-pulse function. A peaking function is included to allow precise adjustment of camera focus. Easy to use controls with presettable quick-function buttons complement the comprehensive display and menus.

Integral to the LV5307 is a high-quality in-plane switching LED-backlit LCD screen delivering bright images (400 candela per square metre typical luminous intensity) over a broad 170 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle. With its 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, 16.7 million colour depth and 800:1 contrast ratio, the LV5307 allows detailed viewing of video images and waveforms. The colour temperature of the display can be adjusted locally or remotely. All screen contents, including waveform, vector, false colour and markers, can be fed direct to the HDMI input of a larger monitor.

Embedded audio is de-embedded and displayed as 16-channel bar icons superimposed over the video image. Confirmation of audio content can be performed using the instrument's internal loudspeaker or via stereo headphones. Audio timing is adjustable to offset any delay relative to source video. Monitor volume can be set from the front panel.

The LV5307 rasterizing test monitor has a compact 221 x 49 millimetre footprint (8.7 x 1.9 inches) and is 126 millimetres high (5 inches). Weight is 917 grammes (2.02 pounds). Operating temperature is 0 to 40 degrees Celsius (32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit). Power requirement is 12 volts DC at 1.2 amperes, or universal AC mains from the included power adapter. The instrument can be used free-standing or attached to a supplied tilting stand. An optional rack mount is available to allow easy incorporation into a desk, mobile production vehicle or apparatus room.

CAPER 2012 (http://www.caper.org.ar) will be held at the Centro Costa Salguero exposition halls in Buenos Aires, 24-26 October. The event is organised by Camara Argentina de Proveedores y Fabricantes de Equipos de Radiodifusion which promotes and protects the interests of broadcasters in the Argentine republic. Leader will be represented at the show on stand C10 with Buenos Aires based reseller Sistemas de Video Comunicacion S.A.

About Leader Instruments Corporation
Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Instruments (http://www.leaderamerica.com) provides customer support, sales and marketing services for a select number of high-technology manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market. Leader Instruments represents the Leader, Cel-Soft, Eyeheight, PHABRIX, Trilogy and VidCheck product lines and covers North America, South America and Europe with a fast, efficient and highly experienced direct customer sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehouse locations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam.


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