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Leader waveform monitors help ENVY keep up with their clients’ HDR demands

ENVY are one of London’s largest post facilities with two divisions, Broadcast and Advertising. It is the most decorated post firm in history, winning the Broadcast Award six times in 10 years. Recent credits include Top Gear, Gogglebox, The Voice UK and The Chase, and advertising spots for Mandarin Oriental, Wagamama and Sainsburys.

 

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ENVY were already using the Sony BVM-X300, one of the leading HDR grading monitors, and the Leader LV5490 waveform monitor works alongside this to deliver the highest possible quality of picture monitoring. 

“The LV5490 4K/HDR waveform monitor not only supports the three main acquisition formats (SMPTE 2084, Hybrid Log Gamma and Slog-3), it allows colourists to monitor all the parameters of the HDR signal simultaneously in a customer-configurable display,” explained Kevin Salvidge, Leader’s European Regional Development Manager. 

“Leader’s CINEZONE HDR false colour display, used in conjuncture with the CIE colour chart and waveform monitor, provides colourists with specific and actionable HDR information and allow them to optimise the images for maximum impact – in 4K/UHD or HD.”

 

“With high-end productions moving to UHD/4K and HDR delivery, we found the LV5490 to be an excellent tool for our colourists to accurately monitor which parts of the picture are really showing off the highlights and extended colour range that comes with UHD. ”

 
"Showing off" an extended colour range

“With high-end productions moving to UHD/4K and HDR delivery, we found the LV5490 to be an excellent tool for our colourists to accurately monitor which parts of the picture are really showing off the highlights and extended colour range that comes with UHD,” said Daniel Sassen, ENVY’s Head of Technical Operations. 

The LV5490’s CINEZONE view allows colourists working on an HDR pass to see where they’re using colours that are outside the gamut of SDR, so they can keep better track of which footage will need adjusting before they can create an SDR version, while the overlay function allows them to overlay multiple inputs for camera matching. 

Waveforms, vectors and the image itself can be displayed individually or in combination, at various sizes, so colourists can adjust the display to their preferred way of working, or to best meet the challenges of a specific project. 

“Most other HDR waveform monitors are quite rudimentary compared to the Leader models,” Jigsaw24 engineer Phil Crawley said. “They’re the only ones that add all this extra value and present information in a way that colourists really like. They’re certainly the only ones we’d recommend.”

 

Download the full case study here. To find out more about how Leader waveform monitors can help you, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com.

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