Premiere Pro Legaliser Plug-In is now lightning fast

Premiere Pro Legaliser Plug-In is now lightning fast

Eyeheight has produced an ultra fast Legaliser Plug-In using both software design speed and the new GPU Hardware Acceleration, which also includes a free 1 month fully featured trial period download.

As from September, 2017 our Premiere Pro Plug-In includes this new LegalFast plug-in. This is a complete “from scratch” legaliser which utilises the power of the GPU for OpenCL, Cuda and Metal hardware acceleration. The accuracy is also improved with full floating point implementation meaning that the 8 bit artifacts from our existing plug-in BroadcastLegalPP are a thing of the past. The last version legaliser is still included as a legacy product in the new 1.8 version Legaliser software.

Other improvements include 4K and 8K cursors on our Safe Area Generator which is now included as an unlicensed product meaning that it is effectively Free. Also our BroadcastEvaluate plug-in which simply indicates illegal areas is also improved with colour coding to indicate which colour component is out of range.

This means that our new system contains 4 plug-ins, LegalFastPP Legaliser with GPU acceleration, BroadcastLegalPP (Legacy) software legaliser, BroadcastSafeAreaPP safe area generator and BroadcastEvaluatePP legal indicator. We also have transferrable USB and network license options available together with the ability to hire the plug-in for a particular project. Please check out www.eyeheight.com for further information.

Premiere Pro Legaliser gets GPU Acceleration

As from 15th August 2017 our Premiere Pro download includes the new LegalFast plug-in. This is a complete “from scratch” legaliser which utilises the power of the GPU for OpenCL,Cuda and Metal hardware acceleration. The accuracy is also improved with full floating point implementation meaning that the 8 bit artefacts from our existing plugin BroadcastLegalPP are a thing of the past. The old legaliser is still included as a legacy product in the new 1.8 version. Other improvements include 4K and 8K cursors on our Safe Area Generator which is now included as an unlicensed product meaning that it is Free!! Our BroadcastEvaluate plug-in which simply indicates illegal areas is also improved with colour coding to indicate which colour component is out of range.

Loudness Plug-In for Editing Systems

Eyeheight announces an addition to its product range with two modules in its AudioLoudnessSuite: the AudioLoudMeter and CorrectLoudWidget. Both are designed to operate seamlessly with some of the most widely used video editing applications, allowing programme audio to be conformed quickly and easily to European or North American approved standards. The new modules are being offered on a six-month free-trial licence so that all clients can try them out with their own specific loudness files.

2017 Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Eyeheight DK-2 multi-rate linear downstream keyers operated live at the 2017 Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships for third year running. Chosen by one of Britain’s largest outside broadcast service providers, three DK-2 HD-SDI linear keyers formed a central part of the infrastructure used to relay the content to television viewers around the globe.

Eyeheight reports sustained demand for software-based legalisation

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London, England, September 21, 2015: Eyeheight reports sustained high demand for its range of softwarer-based legalisation plug-ins as the broadcast industry moves increasingly to file-based content distribution and playout.

“We have experienced a record number of orders for demo downloads of our BroadcastSafe range of compliance plug-ins throughout Q1 and Q2 2015, climbing even higher in the run-up to September’s International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam ,” says Eyeheight’s Sales Director Martin Moore.

“A very high percentage have converted into actual sales as users discover the seamless integration of BroadcastSafe with industry-leading video editing applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut and Avid Media Composer.

“Demand for software-as-a-service licensing is also increasing, allowing customers to pass on the cost of compliance as an operating expense rather than using traditional capex funding.

“The opex model is very accountant-friendly where the compliance resource is required for a specific project. We are confident that many customers initially using Eyeheight software on an opex basis will convert to the capex model as their business scales up.”

Eyeheight’s new BroadcastSafeAudio loudness control plug-in attracted strong interest at IBC. It is compatible with the Steinberg Virtual Studio Technology interface used for many high-end professional audio workstations. BroadcastSafeAudio is designed for professionals involved in any aspect of audio production or post production where the end product is to be transmitted over a television channel. It provides the audio compliance features developed for the highly successful Eyeheight KARMAudioAU loudness control plug-in which is designed for use with Apple Final Cut 7.

BroadcastSafe is a complete plug-in legaliser, safe-area generator and graphic measurement toolset. It enables users to verify and conform their content prior to submission to any file-based quality control system, all from within their familiar editing interface.

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.

Users 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.

The integral BroadcastEvaluate 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.

Eyeheight (www.eyeheight.com) produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro. 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.

Eyeheight colour correctors and legalisers embrace three continents for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 21 September 2015

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urwillumbah , Australia , December 7, 2015 : Eyeheight colour correctors and legalisers returned to the tropical jungle of New South Wales for the latestUK series of the television show I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here. This year’s contestants included Hollyoaks’ Jorgie Porter, Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, Union J star George Shelley, and boxer Chris Eubank. The UK series, transmitted across the UK ITV network, was won this year by Vicky Pattison.

Eyeheight legalisers will also be used during January 2016 for the German follow-on series, Ich bin ein Star – Holt Mich Hier Raus! which will be transmitted by RTL. The production then moves to the Kruger National Park for the South African series.

Designed for use in live television content creation and post-production, Eyeheight’s LE-2M legaliser ensures that incoming signal video is held within the required broadcast colour-space parameters, such as EBU-R103. Incoming SDI or HD-SDI video is auto-detected and the appropriate legalising format then applied.

The LE-2M incorporates six user memories plus common presets. Additional legalisation features include automatic luma overshoot and undershoot suppression together with luma and chroma gain, black level adjustment, hue rotation, adjustable clipping levels and soft-clipping-knee levels. An ‘out-of-gamut’ indication feed displays overshoot or undershoot severity and shows the user where on the picture any signal correction is being performed. Automatic real-time control of perceptual loudness and true peak level are also provided.

Eyeheight’s CC-2M colour corrector allows independent real-time adjustment of red, green and blue component levels, master gain, lift, gamma and hue. A preview output provides a configurable split screen showing processed and unprocessed picture.

The CC-2M has a dedicated control panel which can be used to control up to six plug-in modular colour correction cards in a single-rack-unit intelligent chassis with easy channel switching. Up to eight panels can be networked. The system also includes a maintenance mode to assist installation.

‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!’ is a reality television series in which celebrities compete. Originally developed in Britain by ITV Studios and first shown in 2002, it is produced by ITV Studios and licensed globally.  Viewers vote in the first week for bushtucker trials and later for who they want to stay in the camp. Money is raised for charity with a donation being made from every call. The last remaining celebrity, after others have been evicted, is crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

Eyeheight (www.eyeheight.com) produces broadcast-standard technical compliance plug-ins for use with popular video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro. 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.