Leader Announces New Features for ZEN Series Waveform Monitors and Rasterizers
Fri 21, 08 2020
Leader, a globally active producer of high-grade test and measurement solutions, announces new enhancements to models in its ZEN range of waveform monitors and rasterizers. Each enhancement can be implemented as a free-of-charge download to the relevant optional firmware plug-ins.
SCTE-104-compatible ANC data analysis function, for all ZEN series models (LV5300, LV5350/LV7300, LV5600 and LV7600):
SCTE-104 messaging is being used by an increasing number of broadcasters to communicate the start points of commercials, program splice points and related data. SCTE-104 ANC data analysis is now available for all Leader ZEN series waveforms monitor and their equivalent rasterizers. The detected packet type can be superimposed on the picture.
Enhanced IP measurement function, for LV5600/LV7600:
This enhancement supports video-over-IP measurement within the SMPTE ST 2110 and SMPTE ST 2022-6 standards, including buffer measurement based on SMPTE ST 2110-21. New features provided include simultaneous measurement of packet jitter and precision time protocol of a redundant transmission line. Also included is the ability to check the margin of a transmission path by adding jitter to the IP output pattern. Further additions include enhanced functions such as a lip sync pattern output for measuring timing and phase relationship between video and audio.
4K signal closed caption (EIA-708/608) support, for all ZEN series models:
EIA-708 is the standard used in closed captioning for ATSC digital television streams across the United States and Canada. Captions are injected into video streams as picture user data. This new measurement capability supports 4K video delivered via 3G-SDI quad link and 12G-SDI.
First introduced during Leader’s 65th anniversary year in 2018, the ZEN series comprises a range of test instruments for use in SDI, IP or hybrid environments. Video display formats supported by various models in the product range include high definition, ultra-high definition, standard dynamic range, high dynamic range and wide color gamut. Designed for production studios, OB vehicles, post facilities, presentation suites and master control rooms, ZEN instruments include the in-depth tools needed by technicians plus Leader’s intuitive CINEZONE and CINELITE which are familiar to many camera crews, editors and colorists.
About Leader Electronics Corporation
Leader Electronics Corporation (www.leader.co.jp/en) has earned a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing highly reliable, practical and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. Leader products are specified for research, development, broadcast, production and service applications. Manufacturing quality is built in every step of the way. Less than 0.1% of all Leader products made are ever returned for warranty repair or adjustment.
The Leader product range includes award-winning 3G/HD/SD SDI waveform monitors and rasterising test instruments with customisable layout. Among available options are 4K/UHD, CIE color chart, HDR measurement, test pattern generation, eye and jitter measurement and closed caption display, IP and 12G-SDI. Leader has helped many customers manage their transition from analog to digital, from SD to HD, from HD to 4K/UHD, from SDR to HDR and from BT.709 to BT.2020 wide color gamut. Leader also provides dependable support for the transition from SDI to IP.
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