Latest PHABRIX and Leader video test instruments debut at SMPTE 2014, Hollywood


Last Updated: October 16, 2014 7:36 pm GMT
(Fullerton, California--October 16, 2014) Leader will demonstrate the latest additions to the PHABRIX and Leader ranges of video test instruments on stand 210 at the SMPTE's 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Hollywood, October 20-23. Products on show will include the PHABRIX Sx TAG hand-held video/audio analyzer/monitor, the latest Sx TAGC variant with integral signal generator, the Rx rack-mountable series and Leader's recently announced LV5333 3G-SDI-compatible multi-SDI monitor. Makoto Mizusawa, Christian Young and Pete Anderson will be representing Leader and PHABRIX.

Accompanying images show the PHABRIX TAG, Rx 5000 and Leader's new LV5333 3G/HD/SD-SDI monitor.

PHABRIX Sx TAG hand-held video/audio analyzer/monitor

The Sx TAG is a hand-held video/audio analyzer/monitor with support for a wide range of signal formats and display standards. Compatible with SD, HD and 3G-SDI, it incorporates analogue, SDI and optical ports. Low entry price allows users to purchase the standard instrument and add supplementary features in the field as required. The Sx TAG can be upgraded to an Sx TAGC which includes a fully functional generator across all standards. An integral video cage generator supports a range of SFP optical transceivers.

All other instruments in the PHABRIX Sx series have been upgraded to support Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D Plus via an easy to install option key. An audio/video generator is also added across the Sx product range.

PHABRIX Rx 3G/HD-SDI rasterizer, V9.01

The PHABRIX Rx rack mount range is a modular rack-mounting system available in three chassis types: a 2U version with two integral screens and two rasterizers, the 1U Rx1000 and the Rx 500 1U half rack. The Rx can route its rasterized output through both HDMI and SDI at 1920 x 1080. Up to 8 channels SDI sources can be monitored and logged. Up to 4 of these can be displayed simultaneously using a very large complement of 30 toolsets on one rasterized output. The rasterized output is presented in full resolution 1920 x 1080 as HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI, including audio. Test screens conducive to the operator's specific workflow can be configured quickly. The HDMI output enables local instrumentation display. The 3G/HD-SDI rasterized output permits routing of the rasterized display to any point in the facility. The Rx is also KVM-ready, allowing modern facilities to centralize and share the instrument across all facility test points.

With the release of V9.01, the Rx now offers enhanced closed-caption support, frame capture and playback. Four channel simultaneous support for video, audio, 608/708 and Loudness are also provided. Full Dolby decode of Dolby E, Dolby D and Dolby D plus also makes the Rx an attractive proposition wherever Dolby transmission is mainstream.

V-Chip, AFD, live audio channel mixdown and other new features are being co-developed and tested by a major network ops center in the US northeast. These features are scheduled to be added to the Rx rasterizer by the end of October.

Leader LV5333 3G-SDI-compatible multi-SDI monitor

Making its first show appearance, the Leader LV5333 is a new multi-SDI monitor designed for use in studios, technical areas or attached to a video camera-support tripod. The Leader LV5333 is compatible with over 20 HD-SDI/SD-SDI signal formats including 3G-SDI.

The integral 6.5 inch XGA TFT LCD screen can also be used to display video signal waveform, vectorscope or the video image. Leader's CINELITE® II, CINELITE® ADVANCED, histogram, gamma display, gamut and level error display functions, which were optional on the LV5330, are now included as standard. Other features include cable length, external timing display and field frequency deviation display.

User-configurable multi-display combinations allow easy inspection of signal parameters. Full-screen displays can alternatively be selected to allow detailed review of specific elements. Up to 16 channels of embedded audio can be displayed using bar level meters. SDI-embedded audio can be extracted and two user-selectable audio channels sent as AES/EBU to a BNC output; they can also be monitored via the headphone output.

Leader's LV5333 can be set to display YCbCr, YRGB, YGBR, GBR or RGB luminance waveform, colour vector, five-bar, surround-sound level, status or video source. Freeze mode allows comparison of different SDI input signals. Thumbnail picture display can be selected with other multi-display operating modes for easy source identification. Input format, colorimetry, black burst or tri-level external reference input are auto-sensed. Any line of the video signal can selected and displayed in waveform, vector or five-bar representations.

The LV5333 occupies a 215 x 128 x 63 millimeter housing and weighs 1.3 kilograms. It can be powered from battery or a universal mains adapter.

Leader Instruments Corporation

Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics , Leader Instruments Corporation ( 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 operates a fast, efficient and highly experienced sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehousing in Los Angeles.


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