Following a recent successful application during the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, Eyeheight color correctors were deployed during coverage of the 2013 London Marathon, April 21.
The contest began with a 30-second silence in remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. 34,278 runners completed the 26-mile main course, watched along the route by more than 700,000 spectators. This year’s event winners were Tsegaye Kebede (Men’s Elite Race), Priscah Jeptoo (Women’s Elite Race), Kurt Fearnley (Men’s Wheelchair Race) and Tatyana McFadden (Women’s Wheelchair Race).
“The London Marathon is one of the largest outside broadcast events in the British sports calendar,” Eyeheight’s sales director, Martin Moore explained. “It is a challenge for the contestants and would be a nightmare for the television colorists, unless they had the right production tools. Six CC-2M channels housed in two chassis were used to ensure consistent color matching between traditional cameras at fixed locations plus a variety of minicams following the action. The CC-2Ms were chosen for their proven quality, ease of use and compactness.”
Designed to handle 525/625, 720 and 1080 line content, Eyeheight’s CC-2M color corrector is an auto-sensing system allowing 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 the processed and unprocessed image. Up to six CC-2M color correction cards can be housed in a 1-rack unit FB-9E chassis and operated from an FP-9C control panel.