XCU HD/4K XF IP
XCU with XF Fiber Support for All LDX 86 Series Cameras Including an IP Output

The XCU HD/4K XF IP is a special version of the XCU XF Fiber base station and is the first hybrid IP solution available on the market. It is used with the same XF Universe camera adapters as the XCU Universe XF, but offers an additional SMPTE 2022-6 IP connection in addition to all the baseband connections, including TICO visually lossless 4:1 compression for 4K over HD-SDI.

It's a future-ready transmission system which supports the large bandwidth required by LDX 86 Series cameras without any compromises. The rack-mounted XCU (eXchangeable control unit) cradle is fully compatible with the XCU Universe XF Fiber and all 3G transmission XCUs, which makes the XCU chassis easily removable, and permits converting any camera position into a different version in just minutes.

  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCUs 
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle for production-set storage 
  • XCU HD/4K IP transmission supports the high bandwidth required by 4K cameras 
  • Full support for all single-speed HD and 4K formats: 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF/3840x2160p (4K) 
  • Bidirectional 10 GigE connection with an SFP+ module which carries: 
    • Main video output including embedded 4x audio 
    • Monitoring video output with text overlay 
    • 2x video return 
    • Teleprompter video
    • 5-channel intercom (as embedded audio signals inside the SMPTE ST 2022-6)
  • Baseband connections which include:
    • Video outputs: 2x 4K and 2x 1.5G or 3G video outputs (in 4K mode) 
    • 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G or 8x 1.5G video outputs (in HD mode) 
    • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity 
    • Embedded audio 
    • 3x selectable return inputs: 3G, HD or SD 
  • 1 Gbit IP trunk
  • Universal 3G power supply 
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station 

Video (specific format support depends on the camera model) 

720p: 50/59.94 Hz 

1080i: 50/59.94 Hz 

1080p: 50/59.94 Hz 

4K UHD: 3840x2160p50/59.94 

 

Compatible Cameras 

LDX 80 Series, LDX 86 Series and LDX 86N Series 
(LDX 86/86NUniverse, LDX 86/86N HiSpeed and LDX 86/86N XtremeSpeed only if used in a single speed format)

LDX 80 Series, LDX 86 Series and LDX 86N Series

(LDX 86/86N Universe, LDX 86/86N HiSpeed and LDX 86/86N XtremeSpeed only if used in a single speed format)

 

General (incl. cradle) 

Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 438 x 88 x 510 mm (19" rack, 2 RU) (17.2 x 3.5 x 20.1 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% (noncondensing) 

Shock resistance: Max. 10G (transport), max. 2G (operating) 

Altitude: Max. 15,420m (50,000 ft.) 

Weight XCU + cradle: 11.8 kg (26.0 lbs.) 

Weight XCU: 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs.) 

Power requirement: AC 100V/240V, 47 to 63 Hz 

Power connector: IEC type, 3-pin male 

Power consumption: Total power (Camera + XCU) 450W max. 

10 GigE connection (4K mode)

SFP+ module: The exact type of the module can be chosen to match the needs

4K UHD: Video out with 4x audio embedded using SMPTE 2022-6 with TICO

Monitoring output: 2 sample interleave with text overlay

External video in: 2x digital HD

Teleprompter in: 1x digital SD

Intercom in/out: 5-channel

Baseband connectors (4K mode) 

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 blackburst 

4K UHD: 2x 2 sample interleave: 8x, BNC 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω  

HD-SDI out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, 2 sample interleave  

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(1 Gbit IP trunk)

Hybrid fiber connector: LEMO hybrid acc. SMPTE ST 304 (other fiber connectors on request) 

External video in: 

  • 3x HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω 
  • Input 1 (loop-through output) / Inputs 2 and 3 (no loop-through output)

2-ch. audio: Audio out, 2x XLR-3 – 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, digital audio output Audio 1 and 2 

AES-EBU 3+4: BNC 75Ω, digital 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) 

10 GigE connection (HD/3G modes)

SFP+ module: The exact type of the module can be chosen to match the needs

HD/3G: Video out with 4x Audio embedded using SMPTE ST 2022-6 uncompressed

Monitoring output: With text overlay

External video in: 2x digital HD

Teleprompter in: 1x digital SD

Intercom in/out: 5-channel

Signaling: Green tally, yellow tally, red tally 

Baseband connectors (HD/3G modes) 

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 blackburst 

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) 

Hybrid fiber connector: LEMO hybrid acc. SMPTE ST 304 (other fiber connectors on request) 

External video in: 

  • 3x HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω 
  • Input 1 (loop-through output) / Inputs 2 and 3 (no loop-through output) 

2-ch. audio: Audio out, 2x XLR-3 – 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, digital audio output Audio 1 and 2 

AES-EBU 3+4: BNC 75Ω, digital 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) 

 

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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.

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