LDX 3X & 6X High Frame Rate Cameras
Super Slow-Motion & Ultra Slow-Motion Camera Solutions

The LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X/1X camera is the perfect solution for live sports and entertainment productions. The direct successor of the LDK 8300 Super SloMo camera, LDX HS offers up to 3X speed operation in 1080i and 720p, with an additional 1X standard-speed "live" output for seamless integration with standard-speed cameras used in a production. LDX HS also includes AnyLightXtreme for flicker-free images when used with artificial lighting. For confined spaces, the LDX Compact HiSpeed (LDX Compact HS) camera provides identical performance to the LDX HS (except for AnyLightXtreme) in a small package. Both the LDX HS and LDX Compact HS are software upgradable via GV-eLicenses to the LDX XtremeSpeed and LDX Compact XtremeSpeed cameras, respectively.

The LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X/3X/1X camera offers a lot of firsts: the first handheld ultra slow-motion camera, the first to deliver instant time-to-air with no internal camera storage requirement, and the first ultra slow-motion camera to integrate seamlessly into live workflows with higher than 3X speeds. Delivering AnyLightXtreme flicker-free images in speeds up to 6X operation in 1080i and 720p, plus 3X speed operation in 1080p, the LDX XS is the perfect addition for super slow-motion and ultra slow-motion applications, with an additional 1X standard-speed "live" output. For confined spaces, the LDX Compact XtremeSpeed (LDX Compact XS™) camera provides identical performance to the LDX XS (except for AnyLightXtreme) in a small package.

LDX XtremeSpeed 6X/3X/1X Camera
TV Technology NAB 2014 Best of Show

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LDX XtremeSpeed 6X/3X/1X Camera
Winner of TVB Europe Best of Show IBC 2014

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  • The LDX 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 an ultra slow-motion camera system via GV-eLicenses.
  • The LDX XtremeSpeed 6X camera system sets a new standard for ultra 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.
  • Both cameras offer a live 1X standard-speed output in addition to the high-speed output.
  • Both 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 LDX HiSpeed and LDX XtremeSpeed cameras are fully integrated with all the LDX Series of cameras, so they share the same camera accessories and use the same camera control system, which also includes the full support of the Connect Gateway for the best possible integration into external control systems.
LDX HiSpeed
(common to LDX XtremeSpeed cameras unless otherwise stated—see below)

Camera Head
General:
  • Power: 34W
  • 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
  • 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:
1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82*1
  • Sensitivity at 2000 lux:
    • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)*1,2
    • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)*1,2
    • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150, 1080p150)*2
    • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82, 1080p179.82)*2
    • F4.9 (1080i300, 720p300)*2
    • F4.5 (1080i359.64, 720p359.64)*2
  • S/N ratio: 60 dB typical (in single speed operation)
  • 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
Note: LDX HiSpeed can be upgraded to LDX XtremeSpeed

LDX XtremeSpeed
Video Modes
Switchable: 1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64*1
*1 The 1X single-speed "live" output is currently available with all high-speed cameras. The full performance 1X single-speed operation (Elite & WorldCam features) will become available by a software update in H2/2014.
*2 Format support depends on model


LDX Compact HiSpeed & LDX Compact XtremeSpeed
General
Power: Approx. 45W
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 HiSpeed switchable: 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82*
LDX Compact XtremeSpeed switchable: 1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 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)
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
3x HD-SDI output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 424/425M (during high-speed operation, they carry the three or six output phases)
HD-SDI "combined live" 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
Note: LDX Compact HiSpeed is upgradable to LDX Compact XtremeSpeed.

* Single speed operation will become available in the future
LDX High Frame Rate Cameras in the News
November 24, 2014
MONTREAL, November 24, 2014 — A leading wholesaler in Europe for rental and sales of video and broadcast technology, LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.
October 15, 2014
MONTREAL, October 15, 2014 — Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, expands camera sales to Bexel with 10 LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) 6X ultra-slow-motion cameras as well as eight K2 Dyno Replay Systems. Currently, Bexel has 15 LDX XS cameras and six K2 Dyno systems on rental at the MLB Playoffs, as well as NFL and NCAA football games. The new camera and server system will provide Bexel's clients with a new, sophisticated ultra-slow-motion workflow with improved replay for sharper imagery and more engaging replay highlights, especially during live sports productions.

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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