LDX Compact Camera
Advanced Imaging, Processing and Performance
With all of the control features of the LDX Series, LDX Compact establishes a new standard for compact image acquisition — focusing strongly on the specific requirements for cameras with a smaller form factor. All of the typically required video interfaces are available directly on the camera head, including a USB connection for the management of GV-eLicense, firmware upgrades and scene file storage. LDX Compact cameras also offer an HDMI interface for connecting any HD display with an HDMI or DVI interface for camera viewfinder or monitoring display.

For high-speed, compact applications, see our LDX 3X & 6X High Frame Rate Cameras.

For robotic applications, see our RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Solutions.

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  LDX Compact Première

can be upgraded to LDX Compact Elite*
LDX Compact Elite

can be upgraded to LDX Compact WorldCam
LDX Compact WorldCam
Imager Next-generation Xensium-FT
Sensitivity @ 2000 lux F12 typical (all 50 Hz modes) / F11 typical (all 59.94 Hz modes)
S/N ratio 60 dB (typical)
Increased sensitivity
Improved digital noise reduction
TrueTexture: texture is preserved throughout all processing parameters
Switchable video formats: 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94    
Switchable video formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94    
Switchable video formats: 1080p50/59.94 (3G), 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94    
Optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i outputs  
Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increased lighting requirement    
Suitability for 3D productions
ArtTouch: smart coupling of video control functions
Perfect picture matching across the complete LDX Series as well as the LDK installed base
Camera head with easy access to control buttons, including the new PickMe button
CLASS: advanced electronic lens error correction
Standard secondary color corrector (two-color)    
Advanced secondary color corrector (up to six sets for color hue, saturation, and luminance adjustment)  
Compatible with C2IP control systems
Second motorized optical filter wheel with 4P-star and soft focus
Dynamic aperture correction
Dynamic contour equalizer
Power curve gamma control  
Depth of field indicator  

* Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade more than one level (e.g., LDX Compact Première to LDX Compact WorldCam), on a perpetual or 7-day term basis. The B.O.W.L. (bunch of weekly licenses) licensing option allows users to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them as needed.
General
Power: approx. 30W
Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)
Water protection: Compliant to IPX0
Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.)
Dimensions (approx.):
  • Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.)
  • Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.)
  • Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.)

Camera
Pick-up device: 3 x 2/3" Xensium-FT CMOS
Picture elements: 1920x1080
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

Video Modes
LDX Compact Première switchable formats: 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
LDX Compact Elite switchable formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
LDX Compact WorldCam switchable formats: 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)
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
Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose (front)
Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male Hirose (front)
USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service
HDMI: viewing
Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control
Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data: D-connector– 15 pin
HD-SDI main output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 424/425M
HD-SDI viewing output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 424/425M
Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level
Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC)

Control Buttons and LED Indications
  • PickMe
  • Menu control: menu select, rotary control
  • Color bar button
  • Info button
  • Filter wheel selection
  • Standard file recall
  • 2 user assignable buttons
  • 2 digit display: Power on, camera number
  • Tally LEDs: On Air; ISO; Call

Notes:
  • LDX Compact Première is upgradable to LDX Compact Elite.
  • Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.
  • LDX Compact Elite is upgradable to LDX Compact WorldCam.
GV-eLicense Program
Perpetual license: Perpetual upgrade to the next camera in the range
7-day license: Temporary 7-day (weekly) upgrade to the next camera in the range
B.O.W.L: Bunch of weekly licenses

Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade cameras by more than one level (e.g., LDX Flex to LDX WorldCam). Multiple 7-day licenses may be purchased for extended temporary upgrades. No credit is given for the purchase of 7-day licenses towards the purchase of a perpetual license.

How does the upgrade licensing (GV-eLicense) structure work?
A GV-eLicense will temporarily or perpetually upgrade an LDX camera (except LDX WorldCam™) to a more advanced model. There are perpetual and 7-day GV-eLicenses available. Each step up the LDX series requires a separate license. If a user moves up one model, they need one license; moving up two models requires two licenses, etc. To increase the duration of a 7-day upgrade, an additional 7-day license must be acquired. To simplify licensing needs, the B.O.W.L. (simply, a bunch of weekly licenses) licensing system provides a way to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them whenever needed without having to place individual orders.

Once the user decides their license requirements, they supply Grass Valley with the serial number of the camera(s) to which the GV-eLicense(s) should be applied. For 7-day licenses, the user also supplies the start date for the license to begin.

Once the order is placed, the Grass Valley order desk will send an e-mail to the user with a link to a unique and secured website, which will provide an activation code. The code enables a file download. After inserting a USB memory device into the camera, the installation process is completed using menus.
October 23, 2014
MONTREAL, October 23, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will partner with FDM Broadcast, a broadcast production solutions provider, at the CAPER Show 2014. As the new exclusive provider of Grass Valley production solutions in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, FDM Broadcast will demonstrate a wide range of live production and news production products at the show. The LDX Series and LDX Compact series cameras, Karrera with K-Frame, K2 Summit 3G production client, K2 Dyno replay system, GV STRATUS, EDIUS, NVISION 8500 hybrid router, Imagestore master control system, Densité infrastructure, Kaleido-IP video multiviewer and GV Guardian will all be showcased at the FDM Broadcast booth G10.
October 9, 2014
MONTREAL, October 9, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will be attending the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference and the 2014 IEEE Broadcast Symposium to discuss the new technology challenges broadcasters face today. Topics Grass Valley will cover include solutions related to next-generation broadcast formats and emerging infrastructure, including IP in live broadcast, OTT, 4K, 8K, and beyond HD.

LDX 2014 Cameras Catalog Datasheet

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 time-to-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.

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