Charter Broadcast taps Eyeheight for Ryder Cup

Charter Broadcast has chosen two Eyeheight
canalettoHDi colour correctors to provide high-definition television
coverage of the 36th Ryder Cup golf tournament.

The tournament will be held September 22-24 at Straffan, County Kildare. “CanalettoHDi was the ideal choice,”
comments John Mander, Charter Broadcast’s Senior Broadcast Engineer.
“It is easy to use, compact and versatile, providing full digital
colour correction in 1920 x 1080 HD, including individual gain, lift
and gamma control of each colour component. We are using the units in a
colour correction role rather than as legalisers but I have no doubt
the players would appreciate protection of their own against overshoot!”

In addition to its versatile RGB adjustment facilities, canalettoHDi
allows overall adjustment of luma, chroma gain, and black level
together with overall hue corrrection. An integral legaliser
incorporates automatic luma overshoot suppression and undershoot
control. CanalettoHDi employs 10-bit processing and incorporates six
flash-RAM user memories. Two units can optionally be accommodated in
the full-rack width version. Inputs and outputs are at 1.5 gigabit/s
HD-SDI and conform fully to SMPTE-274. The colour corrector is
available in half or full rack-width configurations.

Charter Broadcast was founded in 1989 and provides custom-built
television systems, digital radio cameras and dry hire services to
outside broadcast and television production companies. Based in
Britain, the company has offices in the USA and Australasia. Charter’s
clients are involved in the broadcast of many of the world’s top
entertainment and sporting events, including the Olympics, Wimbledon
Tennis Championships, Formula One Racing , Premiership football and the
Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race.

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