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3G Transmission Adapters
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Grass Valley® 3G transmission adapters are ready for your evolving business needs with three times more power, an ergonomic button-layout, clear setting indications, two pounds less weight, improved communication possibilities for so-called jib-configurations, and much more.

There are three adapters to choose from, depending on the type of camera transmission system to be used. Plus, we've created a partner-program to offer very flexible wireless solutions. This way, we stimulate new workflows and technologies to enter your market—telling your story without any limitations or worries.

  • LDX 3G Triax Adapter (LDX 5640)
  • LDX 3G Fiber Adapter (LDX 5650)
  • NEW: LDX XF Fiber Camera Adapter (LDX 5660/10)


The feature set of the XF Fiber adapters is in line with the latest generation of 3G Triax and 3G Fiber transmission adapters and offers several improvements for users in different areas such as:

  • Improved operation with crane/robotic heads
  • Improved maximum power from the DC output to directly power various teleprompters
  • Improved user interface area with illuminated buttons and indicator LEDs for easy control during installation and operation
  • Approximately 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) lower weight, making the total camera system weight to be one of the lowest available
  • More than 25% reduction in power consumption, which translates into a much lower operating temperature as well


Combining a dockable camera head, different transmission adapters, XCU dockable base stations, and a wide variety of different 3G field converters, provides the means for LDX to deliver the ultimate flexibility for even the most demanding of applications.

LDX 3G Triax Adapter (LDX 5640)
Power requirements: Triax powered or 12VDC (local) Operating temperatures: -20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F) Storage temperatures: -25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F) Weight (approx.): 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
Dimensions (L x W x H): 222.1 x 132.7 x 212.1 mm (8.7 x 5.2 x 8.4 in.) without handgrip Triax connection: Swivel Triax connector (Fischer, ARD, LEMO-4E, LEMO-3T, BBCLEMO, and TriLock types available)
Triax cable length: 1,500m (5,000 ft.) max. with 14 mm (0.55") cable (specified for Draka Triax cable)
Analog VF output or AES/EBU audio input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω VF output or main output: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Reference input: BNC connector 0.6 Vp-p; 75Ω HD tri-level reference signal EXT video output connector: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Teleprompter output or analog ref input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Auxiliary: 20-pin data connector with Tracker intercom, remote control lines, and studio signalling
Rear microphone inputs: 2x XLR-3, balanced, +48V phantom power Intercom: XLR-5 with 3 channels (engineering, production, and program) DC power input: 12V (11 to 17V), XLR-4 male
Script light power output: 12V (100 mA), 4-pin Hirose
DC power output: 12V/4A, XLR-4 female

LDX 3G Fiber Adapter (LDX 5650)
Power requirements: Hybrid fiber powered or 12VDC (local) Operating temperatures: -20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F) Storage temperatures: -25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F) Weight (approx.): 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
Dimensions (L x W x H): 222.1 x 132.7 x 212.1 mm (8.7 x 5.2 x 8.4 in.) without handgrip Fiber connector: Swivel hybrid fiber connector SMPTE 304M Lemo (other connectors available on request)
Cable length: 3,000 m (10,000 ft.) max. using SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber cable
Analog VF output or AES/EBU audio input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
VF output or main output: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Reference input: BNC connector 0.6 Vp-p; 75Ω HD tri-level reference signal
EXT video output connector: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Teleprompter output or analog ref input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Auxiliary: 20-pin data connector with Tracker intercom, remote control lines, and studio signalling
Rear microphone inputs: 2x XLR-3, balanced, +48V phantom power Intercom: XLR-5 with 3 channels (engineering, production, and program) DC power input: 12V (11 to 17V), XLR-4 male
Script light power output: 12V (100 mA), 4-pin Hirose
DC power output: 12V/4A, XLR-4 female

LDX XF Fiber Camera Adapter (LDX 5660/10)
Power requirements: Hybrid fiber powered or 12 VDC (local)
Operating temperatures: -20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)
Storage temperatures: -25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F)
Weight (approx.): 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)
Dimensions (L x W x H): 222.1 x 132.7 x 212.1 mm (8.7 x 5.2 x 8.4 in.) without handgrip
Fiber connector: Swivel hybrid fiber connector SMPTE 304M Lemo (other connectors available on request)
Cable length: 3,000 m (10,000 ft.) max. using SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber cable
Analog VF output or AES/EBU audio input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
VF output or main output: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Reference input: BNC connector 0.6 Vp-p; 75Ω HD tri-level reference signal
EXT video output connector: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Teleprompter output or analog ref input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω
Auxiliary: 20-pin data connector with Tracker intercom, remote control lines, and studio signaling
Rear microphone inputs: 2x XLR-3, balanced, +48V phantom power
Intercom: XLR-5 with 3 channels (engineering, production, and program)
DC power input: 12V (11 to 17V), XLR-4 male
Script light power output: 12V (100 mA), 4-pin Hirose
DC power output: 12V/4A, XLR-4 female

LDX 2014 Cameras Catalog

LDX Series
A unique line of advanced imaging cameras built around Xensium- FT CMOS imagers. These cameras have the highest sensitivity and image performance across different video formats, while offering a new level of business flexibility by using one hardware platform with a flexible GV-eLicense software upgrade implementation. LDX Compact Series
An extension to the LDX Series of cameras with an identical image performance and a comparable feature set but in a smaller mechanical package. They are the perfect companions to the LDX Series cameras and bring a new level of image performance and business flexibility for all applications where cameras with a compact form factor are required.
LDX HiSpeed 3X and LDX XtremeSpeed 6X Cameras
Members of the LDX camera range set a new standard in high-speed image acquisition. They capture fast-paced sports action and emotion with unrivaled quality levels at high frame rates and with instant timeto- air. All captured frames can be permanently recorded, so not a single moment will be missed or lost. LDX Compact HiSpeed 3X and LDX Compact
XtremeSpeed 6X Cameras
The world’s first self-contained high-speed cameras in a small form factor for space-constrained applications. As an extension to the LDX range of cameras, they produce the same level of quality from angles and in areas where high-speed cameras with a compact form factor are required.

Posted Apr 07 2014 (CAM-6091D-6) File Size: 5.1 MB

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