XCU Camera Transmission
XCU WorldCam & XCU Elite Series of Camera Base Stations

The XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations are like no other in the world. XCU's unique patent-pending cradle can be pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection, permitting the XCU base station to easily slide in and out whenever needed. Each XCU comes with one cradle, but additional cradles may be purchased to extend usability across different locations, allowing you to quickly and easily transfer XCUs between OB vans, studios or anyplace.

XCU WorldCam fully supports the LDX Series upgradable camera platform, and many LDK Series camera heads, with both triax and fiber solutions for 3G/1.5G operation. For 1.5G operation, XCU Elite supports current 1080i and 720p HD formats and is upgradable to full XCU WorldCam specifications for 1080p50/59.94 operation.

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  • XCU WorldCam & XCU Elite are members of the versatile 3G Transmission series
  • Full support for all HD formats:
    • XCU WorldCam: 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF
    • XCU Elite: 720p/1080i/1080PsF
  • Full support for 3G Transmission converter boxes
  • Four versions available:
    • Triax only
    • Hybrid fiber only
    • Triax and dark fiber (Twin)
    • Triax and hybrid fiber (Dual)
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit)
  • Built-in memory in XCU Cradle for production-set storage
  • Video outputs:
    • XCU WorldCam: 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G or 8x 1.5G video outputs
    • XCU Elite: 8x 1.5G video outputs
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity
  • Embedded audio
  • 3x selectable return inputs:
    • XCU WorldCam and Elite: 3G, HD, or SD
  • Universal 3G power supply
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station
  • XCU Elite fully upgradable to XCU WorldCam
XCU Elite & XCU WorldCam (see XCU WorldCam additional specifications)
720p: 50/59.94 Hz
1080i: 50/59.94 Hz
1080PsF (LDX Elite or WorldCam required): 23.98/24/25/29.97 Hz

Compatible Cameras
  • All LDX Series cameras*
  • LDK 8000 Elite Series (LDK 4000 Elite, LDK 8000 Elite Enterprise, and LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam)
  • LDK 8000 Series (LDK 4000, LDK 8000 Enterprise, and LDK 8000 WorldCam*)
  • LDK 8300 (1X speed mode only)

General (incl. cradle)
Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 438 x 88 x 510 mm (19" rack, 2U) (17.2x3.5x20.1 in.)
Operating temperature: 0 to +45° C (+32 to +113° F)
Storage temperature: -20 to +70° C (-4 to +158° F)
Operation humidity: Max. 90% (non-condensing)
Shock resistance: Max. 10G (transport, Max. 2G (operating)
Altitude: Max. 15,420m (50,000 ft.)
Weight XCU + cradle: 11.8-12.2 kg (26.0-26.9 lbs.) (depending on version) full-option equipped
Weight XCU: 7.3-7.7 kg (16.1-16.9 lbs.) (depending on version) full-option equipped
Power requirement: AC 100V/240V, 47 to 63 Hz
Power connector: IEC type, 3-pin male
Power consumption: Total power (Cam + XCU) 450W max.

Teleprompter in: BNC 1x (loop-through output), (C)VBS, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
Reference in: 1x (loop-through output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω HD tri-level sync or SD black-burst
HD-SDI out: BNC 6x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
HD-SDI out (live/effect): BNC 2x 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
HD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
SD-SDI out: BNC 2x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R, BT.601
SD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R, BT.601
Composite Video monitoring output: BNC 1x 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω (CVBS text with video, for viewing purposes)
Signaling in/out: D-sub 15-pin, male; preview, green tally (call), dry contact; yellow tally (iso), dry contact; red tally (on air), dry contact; remote audio level control (22-64 dB), DC
Auxiliary in/out: D-sub 9-pin, female; private data in/out; 100 kb TTL (RS-232)
Control data: RJ-45 connector for C2IP (camera control)
Control data: RJ-45 connector for Ethernet (future use)
Fiber (Hybrid) executions: Lemo Hybrid fiber connector acc. SMPTE 304 (other fiber connectors on request)
Fiber (Single Mode) executions: ST/SC fiber connectors
Triax executions: Fischer, ARD, Lemo-4E, Lemo-3T, BBC-Lemo, Trilock
External video in: HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI in 1, (loop-through output), 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω/HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI in 2, 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω/HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI in 3, 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω
2-ch. audio: Audio out, XLR-3 2x ; 0/+6 dBu (±1.5 dB, max. 18 dBu, 600Ω, gain max. 70 dB)
Frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 Hz, (+1/-3 dB, 1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)
Distortion: Less than 0.5% (100 Hz/1 kHz, +6 dBu out, 600Ω)
S/N ratio: 58 dB (unweighted RMS)
AES-EBU 1+2: BNC 75Ω, Dig audio output Audio 1 and 2
AES-EBU 3+4: BNC 75Ω, Dig audio output Audio 3 and 4
Intercom in/out (2/4-wire intercom): D-sub 15-pin, female (program in, production in/out, engineering in/out), in: 0 or 6 dBu; out: 0 or 6 dBu (±2 dB, max. 12 dBu)
Frequency response: 150 Hz to 6 kHz (1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)
Distortion: Less than 2% (1 kHz, +12 dBu level)

XCU WorldCam Additional Specifications
1080p (LDX WorldCam required): 50/59.94 Hz

Compatible Cameras
All LDX Series cameras and LDK 8000 WorldCam

HD-SDI out: BNC 6x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz or BNC 6x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 425‑A, 425-B, 1080p at 50/59.94 Hz

* 1.5 Gb modes only

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.

Posted May 12 2017 (GVB-1-0161Q-EN-DS) File Size: 7.6 MB

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