Eyeheight Introduces Saas-based Broadcast Compliance

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See Eyeheight on stand 8.B97 at IBC2015, Amsterdam, September 11-15

Last Updated: September 1, 2015 2:27 pm GMT
(London, UK--September 1, 2015) Eyeheight announces that its full range of broadcast compliance plug-ins are now available on a software-as-a-service basis. Customers can select timed licences for one day, one week, one month, three months or six months.

“Eyeheight plug-ins are used by many of the world’s leading production, post-production and broadcast organisations to ensure full compliance with internationally approved technical standards,” says Sales Director Martin Moore. “This new SaaS offering allows customers to fund their use of our plug-ins as an operating expense rather than an up-front capital expense. The OPEX approach will be appreciated in cases where accounting is for a specific project. Large-scale users will of course still tend to prefer the CAPEX funding model but will also appreciate being able to make the choice.”

Eyeheight’s range of compliance plug-ins include BroadcastSafe for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut and Avid Media Composer. BroadcastSafe is a complete plug-in legaliser, 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 legalising, 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.

An integral Broadcast Evaluate display indicates 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.

BroadcastEvaluate supports all common compliance standards. Users can alternatively define their own compliance standard as an XML file.

Also integral to BroadcastSafe is BroadcastSafeArea. This allows a wide range of graticules 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.

Easy to install and seamless to operate, BroadcastSafe is available in three versions: BroadcastSafePP for Adobe Premiere Pro on Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X operating systems; BroadcastSafeFX for Apple Final Cut (for Apple OS X); BroadcastSafeMC for Avid Media Composer (for Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X).

BroadcastSafe and other products in the Eyeheight range will be demonstrated on stand 8.B97 at IBC2015. Eyeheight representatives attending will include Martin Moore, Steve Crocker (Technical Director) and Linda Underwood.

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

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