Fort Lee, NJ, March 30th, 2023 – Leader Instruments Corporation announces a major addition to its range of broadcast-quality test and measurement solutions. Option LV5600-SER33 for the LV5600 waveform monitor and LV7600-SER33 for the LV7600 rasterizer provide support for JPEG XS (SMPTE ST 2110-22) compressed signals up to 4K.

Purchasable as a license option, Leader’s SER33 can perform JPEG XS stream parsing, decoding and encoding, compressed video signal and packet header analysis, packet error detection and comparative display of JPEG XS, SDP, and ST2110-40. The SER33 toolset also includes the ability to output JPEG XS compressed video test signals.

Leader’s SER33 allows production staff in a studio or on location to monitor and analyze the quality of incoming or outgoing JPEG XS signals using the wide range of test and measurement tools available within the LV5600 and LV7600. These checks can be performed during pre-transmission line-up and live production. Decoded JPEG XS signal streams can be compared alongside uncompressed test sources using the multiscreen facilities common to both instruments.

Leader’s LV5600 is a mains-powered SDI/IP waveform monitor in a half-rack width 3U desktop chassis with a touch-screen front panel display. It provides the facilities needed to monitor SDI as well as video-over-IP signals seamlessly in a hybrid operating environment. 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, 4K/UHD operation, 10G/25G IP input and 12G-SDI interfaces. SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2022-7 and SMPTE 2110 protocols are all supported. The LV5600 also incorporates Leader’s intuitive CINEZONE and CINELITE which are familiar to many content production staff. The LV7600 rasterizing waveform monitor offers the same capabilities as the LV5600 but in a low-profile 19 inch 1U form-factor for easy rack or desk mounting.

The SER33 JPEG XS decode/encode option will be demonstrated on the Leader Instruments Corporation booth C4920, Central Hall, at the April 16th through 19th NAB Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

A visually transparent compression and inherently low latency video transport medium, JPEG XS is designed to provide visually lossless image quality with low infrastructure costs in applications such as broadcast-quality remote video production and real-time video storage. The format makes very economical use of available transit link bandwidth and offers a high level of multi-generation encoding/decoding robustness. It includes HDR compatibility and can accommodate bit depths of up to 16 bits per component channel. JPEG XS compresses data volume by up to 15:1. The target bitrate can be set to match the available bandwidth. Source-to-destination latency is typically between 1 and 32 lines compared with an identical system using uncompressed video.

Leader has earned a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing highly reliable, practical, and powerful test & 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 color 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.