It will be used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions.


Post-production house Fifty Fifty has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor.

The monitor will be used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions at its Soho headquarters, after being supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.

The LV5600 is a mains-powered SDI/IP waveform monitor in a half-rack width 3 RU desktop chassis with a touchscreen front panel display. It can be configured to monitor UHD/HD/SD SDI, as well as video-over-IP signals, in a hybrid operating environment. 

Test pattern generation, closed-caption monitoring, CIE color chart, high dynamic range measurement, focus assist, adjustable screen layout, tally interface, 4K/UHD operation, 10G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces are provided as standard. In addition, SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and SMPTE 2110 protocols are supported, and it incorporates Cinelite and Cinezone.

Fifty Fifty operational managing director Alex Meade said: “The LV5600 was a crucial addition to our equipment jigsaw. It provides all the tools we need to ensure conformance with the strict standards laid down by the major video-on-demand content providers. The operating menu is well structured and highly intuitive, as Kevin Salvidge of Leader demonstrated when he visited us to host a very effective training session.”

Leader Europe managing director Koichi Fukagawa added: “With UHD now the default standard for domestic television displays, and video-on-demand viewing statistics accelerating strongly, a potentially huge range of UHD content will become available to the public via terrestrial, satellite of online networks. The rollout time will vary from country to country but we are confident that the transition will occur in the relatively near future.”