Harris Corp. will debut the DL-860 high-definition and standard-definition serial digital legalizer in Harris booth #SU2929 at the National Association of Broadcasters convention being held April 24-27 in Las Vegas. The DL-860 serial digital legalizer is a new tool that eliminates the guesswork of legalizing HD and SD signals. Broadcast and production professionals use video legalizers […]
Harris Corp. will debut the DL-860 high-definition and standard-definition serial digital legalizer in Harris booth #SU2929 at the National Association of Broadcasters convention being held April 24-27 in Las Vegas. The DL-860 serial digital legalizer is a new tool that eliminates the guesswork of legalizing HD and SD signals.
Broadcast and production professionals use video legalizers to conform the incoming video signal to industry-defined “legal” limited ranges. This is particularly important when converting video between formats (such as HD and SD) that have differently defined “color spaces,” and when applying signal processing to modify the video, which could push it beyond “legal” limits.
“With the decreasing costs of HD-capable products to the consumer and the ever-present need for SD in today’s broadcast and post-production environments, we wanted to provide the best of both worlds,” said Tim Thorsteinson, president for Harris Broadcast Communications Division’s Leitch Business Unit. “The new DL-860 eliminates the added cost of buying two separate pieces of equipment, providing broadcasters and producers with an efficient and cost-effective solution for legalizing signals during the transition to HD.”
The DL-860 serial digital legalizer expands upon the features of the multiple-award-winning DL-850HD serial digital legalizer, providing support for standard-definition as well as high-definition input signals. The DL-860 accepts all popular HD and SD formats, with complete flexibility for legalizing HDI-SDI or SD-SDI signals. The DL-860 output format tracks the input format, and the signal can be legalized to HD, SD, RGB and/or encoded color space. CRC values are monitored and recalculated to ensure proper output values. Input equalization added to the incoming video is displayed on the front panel.
The DL-860 has a selection to pass or blank all ancillary data without any alteration except CRC correction. All limits are variable, allowing for many custom configurations to the HD clips, SD clips, encoded gamut and RGB gamut limits. All operational parameters, including the selectable bypass function, are also supported via Ethernet using the embedded Web server interface. The DL-860 also supports the Leitch CCS Navigator control and monitoring software and the NUCLEUS user-customizable control panel.
The Harris legalizer product line also includes the original DL-810 for standard-definition input.