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XCU WorldCam Camera Base Station

XCU WorldCam 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...

FEATURES

  • XCU WorldCam is a member of the versatile 3G Transmission series
  • Full support for all HD formats: 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF
  • Two versions available:
    • Triax only
    • Hybrid fiber only
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit)
  • Built-in memory in XCU Cradle for production-set storage
  • Video outputs: 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G or 8x 1.5G video outputs
  • 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

SPECIFICATIONS

Video

720p: 50/59.94 Hz

1080i: 50/59.94 Hz

1080PsF (LDX Elite or WorldCam required): 23.98/24/25/29.97 Hz

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

Compatible Cameras

  • All LDX Series cameras and LDK 8000 WorldCam

 

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.

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 black-burst

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

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)

* 1.5 Gb modes only

OPTIONS INFORMATION

Additional cradles (each XCU base station comes with one cradle) XCU Elite to XCU WorldCam permanent license upgrade

ORDERING INFORMATION

XCU WorldCam Triax

XCU 3G dockable base station — triax only

XCU WorldCam Fiber

XCU 3G dockable base station — fiber only

XCU Cradle

Additional XCU cradle for all XCU base stations

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LDX Series: 2020 Cameras, Transmission and Accessories Catalog/Datasheet
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