XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber
LDX High-Speed Base Station and Camera Adapter

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 other XCUs that are available for the LDX Series of camera so that any normal speed camera position into a high-speed camera position in just minutes. 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 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.

  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCUs
  • Built-in EEPROM in XCU cradle for production-set storage
  • XtremeSpeed XF Fiber transmission supports the high bandwidth required by high-speed cameras
  • Full support for all speeds and HD formats:
    • 1X to 6X speed
    • 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF
  • Video outputs:
    • 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G or 8x 1.5G video outputs (in 1X speed)
    • 2x three phases on 6x 1.5G and 2x 1.5G live (in 3X speed 720p, 1080i)
    • 2x three phases on 6x 3G and 2x 3G live (in 3X speed 1080p)
    • 2x six phases on 6x 3G (dual-link) and 2x 1.5G live (in 6X speed 720p, 1080i)
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity
  • Embedded audio
  • 3x selectable return inputs:
  • 3G, HD, or SD
  • Universal 3G power supply
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station
Video (specific format support depends on the camera model)
720p: 50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 Hz
1080i: 50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 Hz
1080p: 50/59.94/150/179.82 Hz

Compatible Cameras
LDX HiSpeed and LDX XtremeSpeed

General (incl. cradle)
Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 438 x 88 x 510 mm (19" rack, 2 RU) (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% (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.

Connectors
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 292M, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
HD-SDI out (live/effect)*: BNC 2x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
HD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp‑p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz
SD-SDI out: BNC 2x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 259M ITU-R, BT.601
SD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 259M 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 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)

*
— 8x 1.5G video outputs (in 1X speed 720p, 1080i)
— 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G video outputs (in 1X speed 1080p)
— 2x three phases on 6x 1.5G and 2x 1.5G live (in 3X speed 720p, 1080i)
— 2x three phases on 6x 3G and 2x 3G live (in 3X speed 1080p)
— 2x six phases on 6x 3G (dual-link) and 2x 1.5G live (in 6X speed 720p, 1080i)
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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