Grass Valley XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base stations have been developed to support the extended bandwidth requirements of LDX high-speed cameras with up to 6X speed operation. They are the latest members of the XCU range of camera base stations and share the same unique cradle concept with the other XCUs that are available for the LDX Series of cameras. The future-ready cradle concept supports the broadcast requirements of today and tomorrow.
The XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission systems are heavy-duty, high-quality, multi-standard systems with specially developed advanced technologies. XtremeSpeed XF Fiber is fully 3G and 3D ready, and supports current 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94 formats in up to 6X speeds, as well as 1080p50/59.94 transmission in up to 3X speeds.
The XtremeSpeed XF Fiber system works perfectly with SMPTE hybrid fiber cables, offers an increased maximum cable length, and has the capability to support even the extended bandwidth requirements of high-speed camera systems. The maximum cable length (including power) can be up to 3,000m (9,842 feet), and when powering the camera locally, a maximum cable length of more than 40,000m (24.85 miles) can be achieved.
The unique cradle implementation of the XCU base stations take flexibility to a new level in connectivity. The XCU cradle (XCUs each come with one cradle—additional cradles are available separately) can be pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack so that the XCU base stations can easily slide in and out whenever needed, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection.
Unique benefits are:
The combination of all of these features delivers flexibility between OB trucks, and cuts the shipping/transport costs of moving XCUs between locations. XCU base stations offer extended connectivity. The XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber is equipped with eight HD outputs, six of which are single-link HD-SDI outputs (1.5 Gb/3 Gb switchable) with the remaining two being 1.5 Gb HD-SDI outputs. These automatically convert the signal to 1080i or 720p when the camera head is delivering 1080p. In addition, three HD return connections are provided, two of which can be selected as a return channel by the camera adapter. Audio connectivity offers great versatility with two analog outputs and two AES/EBU pair outputs (2x2 channels) which are also embedded in the HD-SDI outputs.
LDX 2014 Cameras Catalog