San Francisco, Calif., April 8, 2013 — Mobile production company LYON Video has deployed 12 Grass Valley® LDX WorldCam™ camera systems for use in its LYON12 mobile production truck, which broadcasts various sporting events for customers including ESPN, SPEED, and FOX Sports Network. In conjunction with an existing fleet of Grass Valley cameras, the new LDX units recently covered the conclusion of regular season play of NCAA men's college basketball on ESPN as well as the 61st annual "12 hours of Sebring" auto endurance race at Sebring (Florida) International Raceway.
LYON Video's LYON12 is a 53-foot expandable truck that the Columbus, Ohio-based company designed with current technologies to be upgraded over time. The Grass Valley LDX WorldCam cameras are used in tandem with a powerful Grass Valley Kayenne® Video Production Center switcher and are fed into a fiber network using Grass Valley's 3G Transmission solutions to accommodate the long distances between the various venues and the truck.
"The LDX WorldCam is easily the most versatile HD camera system we've ever used," said Chad Snyder, Account Manager at LYON Video. "The cameras operate on both fiber and triax cable, producing excellent picture quality with both infrastructures. Their superior image sensitivity eliminates the need for additional lighting, which we witnessed during night shoots at Sebring International Raceway, and their incredible operator features enable us to quickly adapt to different production situations. SPEED praised our new LDX fleet for the sharp, rich colors and ultra-low noise images we produced during the race, and when you get feedback like that, you know you have a winning solution."
The LDX WorldCam—part of the LDX Series™ that also includes the LDX Première™, LDX Elite™, and LDX Flex™—is a multiformat camera system that offers 1080p50/60 performance and full compatibility with Grass Valley 3G Transmission solutions to deliver stunning high-definition images. The LDX WorldCam houses three state-of-the-art Xensium-FT CMOS imager that eliminates rolling shutter effects, and delivers an ergonomic design with features such as improved color management and automated controls.
"We are delighted that the LDX WorldCam camera system is enabling LYON Video to push the boundaries of live HD sports productions in their production of high-quality creations for its numerous clients," said Andy Jackson, SVP North America Region at Grass Valley. "With high-quality artistic imagery and increased functionality, the LDX WorldCam cameras will ease the complexity of HD and 3D production, providing LYON Video with a future-proofed and flexible system that enables seamless switching between multiple video formats."
For more information about Grass Valley's LDX WorldCam camera systems, please visit the LDX Series product page.
Grass Valley is exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 8-11, 2013, in the South Hall lower level, booth SL206.
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you're watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.
Established in 1986, LYON Video provides mobile television production facilities, full service video and film production, post-production, and DVD authoring. Located in Columbus, Ohio, our goal is to provide broadcast quality video at an affordable price, both as a sole provider, or working in partnership with agency, corporate, or independent producers.
For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit www.grassvalley.com.
For information about LYON Video, please visit www.lyonvideo.com.