Eyeheight Announces BroadcastSafe Version 1.5 Compliance Plug-ins

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Last Updated: July 23, 2014 8:02 pm GMT
(London, United Kingdom--July 23, 2014) Eyeheight announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its BroadcastSafe compliance plug-ins for Avid's Media Composer and Adobe's Premiere Pro post-production software.



Version 1.5 BroadcastSafeMC (for Media Composer) and BroadcastSafePP (for Premiere Pro) both incorporate a new Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.

Non-compliant areas of content are displayed in a user-definable colour with the option of manual or automatic correction, giving editors greater choice in the way they work. Previously, this was an auto-only function. BroadcastEvaluate supports all common compliance standards. Users can alternatively define their own compliance standard as an XML file.



Also new for BroadcastSafeMC and BroadcastSafePP is BroadcastSafeArea. This allows a wide range of safe-area markers to be superimposed over the video monitor display. BroadcastSafeArea supports a multitude of standards including SMPTE, EBU and DPP, in 525/625 standard definition, 720/1080 high definition and 2K line formats. Also included is a centre marker plus a measurement utility to ensure minimum text height conformance in commercials. Any marker colour can be assigned by the operator.

Eyeheight's BroadcastSafe is a complete plug-in legalizer, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. It allows users to verify and conform content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system. BroadcastSafe can perform composite, RGB, RGB-plus-Y and simultaneous composite-plus-RGB legalizing, all with user-adjustable soft clipping at high and low thresholds. Precise chroma-space conversion and accurate limiting ensure compliance while keeping the full gamut available for creative use. Editors can select from an extensive range of presets, or work in custom mode which gives full access to 15 configurable parameters. Facility administrators can assign which built-in presets are available to users, create new presets or disable the custom option to ensure that only approved configurations are implemented.

BroadcastSafe Version 1.5 will be introduced at IBC2014, Amsterdam, September 12-16. Exhibiting on stand 8.B97, Eyeheight will be represented by Martin Moore, Steve Crocker and Linda Underwood.


Eyeheight (http://www.eyeheight.com) produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software, including Avid, Adobe and Apple systems. Eyeheight also designs and manufactures 3G, 3D and HD-SDI equipment for video and audio content origination, quality-assurance, post-production, playout and associated areas. This includes audio descriptors, audio loudness conformers, color correctors, emergency switchers, mixers and keyers, safe area generators, subtitling decoders, text and graphics generators, timecode processors, video legalisers and widescreen signal generators. Eyeheight products are available worldwide. http://www.eyeheight.com

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