LDX 86 High Frame Rate/HD/3G/4K Software Upgradable Camera Platform
HD/3G/4K/High-Speed System Camera Solutions

The LDX 86 Series is unique in that there are two parallel software upgrade paths: One based on high frame rate HD/3G cameras, and the other based on single speed HD/3G/4K acquisition, with both upgrade paths converging on the LDX 86 Universe — a single camera that provides single speed HD/3G/4K as well as 6X HD speed and 3X HD/3G speed.

This advanced multiformat (HD/3G/4K) and multispeed (1X/3X/6X) content acquisition system is combined with outstanding image performance, excellent light sensitivity and the ability to use standard HD lenses. This allows broadcasters and content creators to use the same workflows they use for HD, while delivering the best HD/3G high-speed slow-motion or 4K viewing experience possible.

The LDX 86 Series of cameras consists of five models offering varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need, with the ability to upgrade as production and business needs change, on a 7-day or perpetual basis. 

  • Single Speed HD/3G/4K Cameras with Higher Resolution Upgrade Path
    • LDX 86 WorldCam — Offers all the production formats of the LDX 80 WorldCam (HD/PsF/3G) plus an upgrade path via GV-eLicenses to 4K (LDX 86 4K) as well as to 6X HD, 3X HD/3G high-speed (LDX 86 Universe).
    • LDX 86 4K — Adds 4K (3840x2160p) acquisition to the LDX 86 WorldCam, and can be upgraded to 6X HD, 3X HD and 3X 3G high-speed (LDX 86 Universe).
    • LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.
  • High Frame Rate HD/3G Cameras with Higher Frame Rate Upgrade Path
    • LDX 86 HiSpeed (HS) — Offers 1X/3X HD acquisition for super slow-motion acquisition, and can be upgraded to 1X/3X/6X HD and 1X/3X 3G (LDX 86 XtremeSpeed) as well as adding 1X 4K (LDX 86 Universe).
    • LDX 86 XtremeSpeed (XS) — Adds 6X HD and 1X/3X 3G acquisition to the LDX 86 HiSpeed for super slow-motion acquisition, and can be upgraded to include 1X 4K (LDX 86 Universe).
    • LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.
  • Combined High Frame Rate HD/3G & Single Speed HD/3G/4K Camera
    • LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.

For confined spaces, compact versions of the LDX 86 HiSpeed and LDX 86 XtremeSpeed are available. Please see the LDX C86 Series Compact Cameras webpage for more information.

HD/3G/4K

  • The LDX 86 Series is the first camera family to have both a spatial and temporal upgrade path, culminating in the LDX 86 Universe for switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K
  • The LDX 86 WorldCam lets you buy HD/3G acquisition today, and upgrade to 4K and high-speed acquisition when you need to, either for 7-days or with a perpetual license
  • The LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe are specifically designed for live broadcast UHD/4K, especially sports productions, where the use of traditional B4 mount HD lenses instead of PL lenses enhances the producer’s and director’s ability to tell compelling and engaging stories, without any loss of sensitivity
  • The LDX 86 4K and LDK 86 Universe camera systems offers the highest sensitivity and dynamic range performance of all currently available 4K cameras  
  • LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe cameras are fully integrated with all the LDX 80 Series and LDX 86 Series of cameras, so they share the same camera accessories and use the same camera control system, including full support with the Connect Gateway for the best possible integration into external control systems
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit)
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle stores settings
  • Standard HD outputs for monitoring or any full performance live usage
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity
  • Embedded audio  
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station

High-Speed/HD/3G/4K

  • The LDX 86 HiSpeed is the newest generation camera for 3X speed applications with improved performance. It is also the first 3X speed camera system to offer an upgrade path to a 6X super slow-motion and 4K camera system via GV-eLicenses
  • The LDX 86 XtremeSpeed 6X camera system sets a new standard for super slow-motion image acquisition by introducing a workflow with instant time-to-air without a cumbersome double-action memory buffer in the camera — so that not a single moment of the action will be missed or lost
  • All high-speed cameras offer a live 1X standard-speed output in addition to the high-speed output
  • All high-speed cameras offer the highest sensitivity and image performance across all of the different acquisition speeds, and the unique AnyLightXtreme flicker reduction system assure that no more irritating light flickering occurs in the replays
  • Grass Valley high-speed cameras are fully integrated with all the LDX 80 Series and LDX 86 Series of cameras, so they share the same camera accessories and use the same camera control system, including full support with the Connect Gateway for the best possible integration into external control systems
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit)
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle stores settings
  • Standard HD outputs for monitoring or any full performance live usage
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity
  • Embedded audio  
  • Compact (2 RU) robust base station

LDX 86 Camera Series Common Specifications

(Common to all LDX 86 cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86 camera series models)
General
Power: 36W
Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)
Weight: 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)
Dimensions: width: 170 mm, depth: 200 mm, height: 180 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 7.1 in.)
Camera
Pick-up device: 3x 2/3” Xensium-FT CMOS
Smear: no vertical smear
Shutter: no mechanical shutter
Optical system: F1.4 prism
Lens mount: 2/3” Bayonet type
Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels
Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, soft focus
Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous auto white
Exposure: electronic exposure down to 1/1000 sec (depending on video mode)
Video Modes (switchable)
S/N ratio: 60 dB typical
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 modes
Digital resolution: Floating point A/D-conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit processing in RGB
Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines
Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain
Connectivity

  • Front microphone input: XLR-3 female, balanced, phantom +48V selectable
  • USB
  • Ethernet RJ-45
  • Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin
  • Viewfinder connector: 20-pin and HDMI

Control Buttons

  • PickMe
  • Info
  • Menu control
  • Intercom production/engineering
  • Filter wheel selection
  • Standard file recall
  • 4x user assignable

Control Switches

  • On/off
  • Color bar
  • Gain selection
  • Color temperature
  • Exposure time
  • White balance

Accessories

  • 2” CRT viewfinder (B&W)
  • 2.7” LCD viewfinder
  • 7” LCD viewfinder
  • 7.4” OLED viewfinder
  • 9” LCD viewfinder

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Modes Specifications

LDX 86 WorldCam/4K/Universe
1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94)
  • F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

LDX 86 4K/Universe
3840x2160p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (50 Hz)
  • F11 (59.94 Hz)

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94)
  • F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

LDX 86 HiSpeed/XtremeSpeed
1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82)

LDX 86 XtremeSpeed
1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF25/29.97,
1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 &
720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150, 1080p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82, 1080p179.82)
  • F4.9 (1080i300, 720p300)
  • F4.5 (1080i359.64, 720p359.64)
  • F18 (1080PsF25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

LDX 86 Universe
1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97,
1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 & 720p50/59.94/150/
179.82/300/359.64
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150, 1080p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82, 1080p179.82)
  • F4.9 (1080i300, 720p300)
  • F4.5 (1080i359.64, 720p359.64)
  • F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Formats

 

LDX 86 HiSpeed

LDX 86 XtremeSpeed

LDX 86 Universe

LDX 86 4K

LDX 86 WorldCam

1X Speed HD/3G

720p50/59.94

X

X

X

X

X

1080i50/59.94

X

X

X

X

X

1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97

X*

X

X

X

1080p50/59.94

X

X

X

X

High-Speed

720p150/179.82

X

X

X

1080i150/179.82

X

X

X

1080p150/359.64

X

X

720p300/359.64

X

X

1080i300/359.64

X

X

4K

3840x2180p50/59.94

X

X

* No 1080PsF23.98/24 support

LDX 86 Universe
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF, 1080p and 4K formats (1X speed), 6X speed (1080i, 720p) and 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
LDX 86 4K
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats, upgradable to switchable 4K (1x speed) or 6X speed (1080i, 720p), 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
LDX 86 WorldCam
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats — upgradable to 4K (LDX 86 4K)
LDX 86 HiSpeed
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 3X speed (1080i, 720p) and all LDX Elite formats (except PsF formats) — upgradable to 6X speed (LDX 86 XtremeSpeed) and switchable 4K (1X speed)
LDX 86 XtremeSpeed
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 6X speed (1080i, 720p), 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p) and all the LDX 86 WorldCam formats (except PsF formats) — upgradable to switchable 4K (1X speed)

LDX/K2 Dyno Universe Datasheet

The LDX 86 Universe "universal format" system camera — capable of 1X 4K/3G/HD, 3X 3G/HD and 6X HD — and two K2 Dyno Universe replay system packages; one optimized for 6X super slow-motion (SSM) but fully 4K-capable and one optimized for 4K but fully 6X SMM capable.

With the combined LDX/K2 Dyno Universe, all 4K and all 6X workflows are now possible, with no reduction in the number of cameras and no requirement for more operators (in comparison to HD). A simple menu change switches both K2 Dyno Universe replay systems between 6X SSM and 4K operation. These systems also offer shared sessions with 4K/6X replay to offer multiple angles to operators.

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LDX 2015 Cameras Catalog Datasheet

LDX 86 Series (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed)
The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, with a weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path for future needs. From any single speed HD/3G format to 4K — from 3X 3G speed to 6X HD speed — and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate.

LDX C86 Compact HiSpeed 3X (HD/3G) and LDX C86 Compact XtremeSpeed 6X (HD) 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.

LDX 80 Series (HD/3G)
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 C80 Compact Series (HD/3G)
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.

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