RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Solution
Integrated Robotic Camera Systems

Taking full advantage of all the features of the LDX Compact Series, RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions are fully integrated, turnkey camera systems combined with robotics and various options, enabling complete customization in one easy-to-use package...right out of the box. They offer BT.2020 wide color gamut support, as well as optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG.

As part of the LDX range, RS-LDX cameras are also perfect for picture matching, and are available in three acquisition configurations, with software upgrade capabilities:

RS-LDX Première (switchable 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94).
RS-LDX Elite (switchable 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, and 720p50/59.94), with an optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i output available.
RS-LDX WorldCam (switchable 1080p50/59.94 (3G), 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, and 720p50/59.94), with optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i output.

The RS-CP control panel provides complete camera and lens control so that you can deploy the camera robotics systems without costly additional OCPs. The RS-CP is also certified to work with numerous third-party camera robotic systems such as those from Panasonic, Sony and Canon. 

  • High sensitivity and dynamic range in all lighting conditions
  • Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increase in lighting requirements
  • Switchable video formats—the first 3G-capable compact camera system
  • Secondary color correction
  • Chromatic Lens Aberration and Sharpness Solution (CLASS) removes registration errors caused by chromatic aberrations from the lens
  • RGB 10-bit 4:4:4 output option for highest performance chromakey applications
  • - Supports BT.2020 wide color gamut
    - Optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG 
    Supports BT.2020 wide color gamut
  • Optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG 
  • In-camera flip/rotate functionality, without added delay for 3D
  • Flexible mechanical mounting options—easy mounting for robotics
  • Proven reliability for hard-to-reach locations
  • Ignite Automated Production Systems integration
  • Does not require additional costly additional OCPs - camera settings can be addressed directly from the control panel
  • RS-CP is certified with many third-party camera robotic systems, including solutions  from Panasonic, Sony and Canon

  RS-LDX Première

can be upgraded to RS-LDX Elite*
RS-LDX Elite

can be upgraded to RS-LDX WorldCam
RS-LDX 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
Support of BT.2020 wide color gamut
Native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG Optional Optional Optional
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.
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.)

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
RS-LDX Première switchable formats: 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
RS-LDX Elite switchable formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
RS-LDX 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

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

  • RS-LDX Première is upgradable to RS-LDX Elite.
  • Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.
  • RS-LDX Elite is upgradable to RS-LDX WorldCam.
  • For the RS-LDX Elite and RS-LDX WorldCam, a perpetual GV-eLicense for 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 outputs in 1080i is available.
  • HDR Operation: A perpetual license for the addition of true 15 F-stop HDR op­eration for all RS-LDX camera heads is available.

RS-LDX Première Robotic Head
Pan travel (max.): 340° with end stops (360° without end stops)
Tilt travel (max.): ±35° (+35°, -90° PTO-HP-S2-EA)
End stop resolution: electronic smooth stop
Min./max. pan velocity: 0.01° to 25°/sec (40°/sec high-speed (PTO-POS4-HS, 37 dB)
Min./max tilt velocity: 0.01°to 25°/sec (40°/sec high-speed (PTO-POS4-HS, 37 dB)
Stopping accuracy: ±5 arc min/0.08°
Audible noise: 31 dB(A) max. IEC free field
Operating modes:

  • 32-bit velocity and positional servo control
  • Preset position with multi-axis convergence

Mounting: upright or inverted
Dynamic load: 16 kg (35 lbs.)
Weight: 6.3 kg (14 lbs.)
Input voltage: 38-53 VDC
Max. input current: 6.8A
Input power connector: 7-pin male XLR
Camera power: 40W (13.5 VDC, 3A max.)
Communication/control: Ethernet, RS-232 serial interface, RS-422 serial interface

PTO-HP-S4-EY: extended yoke*1
PTO-HP-S4-EA: extended arms*2
PTO-HP-S4-EX/CC: extender/contact closure
*1 Use when head is inverted with a full-size camera.
*2 Gives the camera clearance to point directly downward.

RS-LDX Elite/WorldCam Robotic Head
Pan travel (max.): 360° with end stops (720° without end stops)
Tilt travel (max.): ±180° (+25°, -15° with teleprompter*)
End stop resolution: electronic smooth stop
Min./max. pan velocity: 0.01° to 90°/sec (90°/sec high-speed
Min./max tilt velocity: 0.01°to 90°/sec (90°/sec high-speed
Stopping accuracy: 60 arc sec (0.016°)
Acceleration: 90°/sec2 (PTO-LP-S4-HS)*
Audible noise: 31 dB(A) max. IEC free field
Operating modes:

  • Velocity
  • Position Cut & Fade w/convergence
  • Motion Key Frame
  • Manual w/option

Payload: 38.5 kg (85 lbs.) load on center of mass
Weight: 17 kg (38 lbs.)
Input voltage: 38-53 VDC (10A max)
Max. input current: 6.8A
Input power connector: 7-pin male XLR
Camera power: 50W (13.5 VDC, 3.7A max.)
Teleprompter & talent monitor power output: 120W (13.5 VDC, 8.9A max.)

Temperature Range: Operating 4º to 50ºC (40º to120ºF); Storage -30º to +60ºC (-22º to 140ºF)   
Tally: Red and green integrated & output I/O support   
Virtual data output: Ethernet UDP, RS-232, RS-422   
Compatible lenses: Analog teleconference & digital full servo lenses   

PTO-LP-S4-TC-VS: LP virtual studio option
* Velocity and acceleration are load dependent.

RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Systems Datasheet

RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions are fully integrated, turnkey camera systems based on the Grass Valley LDX Compact series cameras , ideal for studio, newsroom or live production applications.

RS-LDX systems are based on the LDX Compact cameras, which utilize Grass Valley's in-house designed Xensium-FT CMOS imager, providing pristine images in a variety of HD resolutions. With the TrueTexture feature, the RS-LDX camera preserves texture throughout all processing parameters. The cameras also offer an advanced image processing improvement for enhanced colorimetry, color-matching, and picture performance.

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LDX 2017 Cameras Catalog Datasheet

LDX 86N Series (Fully Native HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86N Series delivers native HD, 3G and 4K images for the highest possible resolution and image clarity. The LDX 86N Series lets you grow into the formats you need tomorrow while buying only what you need today. With a daily, weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path, you can move from any single speed HD/3G format to 4K — from 3X HD speed to 6X HD/3X 3G speed — and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate. Optional high dynamic range (HDR) for single-speed operation is available via a perpetual GV-eLicense.

LDX 86 Series High Sensitive (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, especially when light sensitivity is of prime importance. Acquiring in native 1920x1080, the LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe cameras use a unique closed-system process for 3840x2160 UHD where all of the processing takes place within the camera system. This delivers a 4K image with the highest light sensitivity available in any system camera, with images almost indistinguishable from native 4K acquisition in most applications.

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

XThe 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 82 Series (HD/3G with optional HDR)

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.

With the addition of BT.2020 wide color gamut support and optional HDR support, these cameras provide an outstanding solution for all HD/3G applications.

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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