Thatcham, UK – 30 October 2023: Test & measurement innovator, PHABRIX, a Leader Company, has announced that its distributor, LOGIC Media Solutions, has sold multiple PHABRIX Qx rasterizers, Leader LV5600 waveform monitors and LV7600 rasterizers to TVN LIVE PRODUCTION. Headquartered in Hanover, Germany, TVN is one of Europe’s leading providers of mobile television services, working on high-profile productions including football tournaments and music festivals for more than 35 years. The company is also in demand as a supplier and partner in the development and introduction of innovative technical solutions.
The adoption of Ultra-High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) production workflows provided the impetus for TVN’s latest investment in T&M and monitoring equipment. “With the beginning of the era of UHD and HDR, it was an easy decision to choose PHABRIX instruments for our technical positions, and Leader instruments for our operator positions” says TVN CEO Markus Osthaus, adding that the two brands’ products fulfilled the company’s requirements for “user-friendly and flexible measurement devices for professional broadcast use”.
Working closely with Christophe Bingemer, Managing Director of PHABRIX/Leader reseller LOGIC Media Solutions, TVN decided upon an investment comprising PHABRIX Qx rasterizers, Leader LV5600 waveform monitors and LV7600 rasterizers. A stalwart of the PHABRIX range, the Qx rasterizer brings together all the advanced tools required for transitioning to the next generation of video formats. Designed for HD/3G/6G/12-SDI and IP ST 2110/2022-7/2022-6 environments, as well as 4K/UHD production and advanced HDR analysis, the instrument set includes tools for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring and product development.
Also supporting both new and legacy workflows, the Leader LV5600 is a ‘True Hybrid’ waveform monitor compatible with 4K/HD/SD-SDI signals and UHD/HD/SD IP signals. The LV7600 rasterizer offers the same capabilities as the flagship LV5600 but in a low-profile 19 inch 1U form-factor for easy rack or desk mounting. Engineering-related features include test pattern generation, eye pattern display, closed-caption monitoring, CIE chroma chart, HDR measurement, focus assist, customizable screen layout, tally interface and 4K/UHD operation as well as 10G/25G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces.
TVN is widely acclaimed for its football production services, and Osthaus confirms that the new PHABRIX and Leader equipment has already been deployed during its commitments to multiple tournaments: “TVN applies PHABRIX/Leader measurement equipment at all Bundesliga matches, as well as UEFA tournaments such as Champions League, Europa League and Conference League – thus always providing the best picture quality and signal quality for our customers.”
As to the future, further investments in Leader group products are evidently a possibility. “When we plan and set up new studios or OB vans, the PHABRIX/Leader products have become part of our standard equipment,” notes Osthaus, adding that the brands have “always been at the cutting edge of technology, and usually ahead of the competition in terms of innovation.”
Masayoshi Ishihara, Managing Director, Leader Europe, comments: “It is always gratifying to hear that a company with such a prestigious track-record as TVN LIVE PRODUCTION has put its trust in PHABRIX and Leader T&M and monitoring equipment for its work on hugely important productions like Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League. With expectations rising ever-higher in the era of UHD and HDR production, TVN can depend upon the versatility and robust performance of the Qx rasterizers and LV5600 monitors to ensure that its customers – and their viewers – experience the best possible quality every time.”
PHABRIX is a world leader in broadcast test and measurement, with a full range of portable and rackmount systems for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring, and product development. Technology strengths include IP video stream generation and analysis, advanced HDR/WCG visualization, and ultra-responsive physical layer analysis. The product portfolio includes the top-of-the range Qx Series for hybrid IP, 4K/UHD, and HDR/WCG signal generation, analysis, and video/audio monitoring. The advanced, rackmount Rx range provides fast intermittent fault diagnosis in 3G/HD-SDI environments, using video capture and remote access. For applications demanding ultra-portable instruments, the company also offers the award-winning Sx range. PHABRIX maintains its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the UK. PHABRIX is a member of the Leader Electronics Corporation group of companies. www.phabrix.com
Leader (www.leader.co.jp/en) has earned a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing highly reliable, practical and powerful test and measurement instruments. Leader products are specified for broadcast, production, post-production, research, product development and service applications. Manufacturing quality is built in every step of the way. The Leader product range includes award-winning 3G/HD/SD SDI waveform monitors and rasterizers, all with customizable layouts. Among the available options are 8K, 4K/UHD, CIE chroma chart, HDR measurement, test pattern generation, eye and jitter measurement, closed-caption display, IP, and 12G/6G-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 SMPTE ST2022-7 and ST2110 support for the transition from SDI to IP.
About LOGIC Media Solutions
LOGIC is the expert for motion picture on all infrastructures. Whether your requirement is local live production or a cloud-based long-term archive, an online video platform or an editorial system, if your requirement includes high-quality motion picture, we are your partner. Through our team and their expertise, we elevate your content. We are the architects it takes to realize your workflows.
Fairness – Fairness is the foundation of all our actions. We treat every customer and partner in the same way we would like to be treated ourselves. This is how we create trust in our services.
Competence – Competence often makes the difference. Our portfolio consists of long-term partnerships built on the basis of our premise “We win or lose together”.
About TVN LIVE PRODUCTION
TVN LIVE PRODUCTION is a premium provider for outside broadcasts and is certified for its service quality. On this basis, TVN realises sophisticated sports and show events worldwide for both public and private TV broadcasters. The company has 39 years of experience and is characterised by highly qualified staff, maximum reliability as well as solution-oriented flexibility. Whether UHD-HDR, an own onboard workflow for independent signal processing of UHD and HD, 3D audio or fourfold parallel production with up to 100 cameras: TVN LIVE PRODUCTION operates one of the most powerful OB fleets in Europe with six double trucks and ten SNG vehicles, OB vans TVN-Ü7 and TVN-Ü8 being released in 2024. TVN is a sought-after partner of broadcasters as well as manufacturers in the development and application of innovative production solutions. A company of the TVN GROUP Film & TV Production with branches in Berlin, Bremen, Flörsheim, Frankfurt o.t.M., Hamburg, Hanover, Kiel, Cologne, Leipzig and Munich. www.tvn.de/en