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XF Transmission Family

Fiber Base Stations and Camera Adapter for SDI/IP for 4K UHD and High-Speed Applications

XF Transmission consists of the XCU UXF/XF Fiber base stations and the LDX XF Universe camera adapter, offering a future-ready transmission system which supports the large bandwidth required by LDX 86 and LDX 86N high-speed and 4K-capable cameras without any compromises, with SDI and IP using BNC and SFP+ XCU Universe. The rack-mounted UXF cradle is fully compatible with the 3G transmission XCUs, which makes all UXF, XF and XCU chassis easily removable, and permits converting any normal speed camera position into a highspeed camera position in just minutes.

FEATURES

  • Unique UXF cradle connectivity to support dockable XCUs
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle for production-set storage
  • Universe XF transmission supports the high bandwidth required by high-speed and 4K cameras
  • Full support for all speeds and HD formats:
    • 1X to 6X speed (dependent on camera and format)
    • 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF/3840x2160p (4K)
  • 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 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 6X speed 1080p)
    • 2x six phases on 6x 3G (dual-link) and 2x 1.5G live (in 6X speed 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
  • 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

XCU UXFs with 4x SFP+ connections

  • Optional SFPs available for:
    • Redundant 10 GbE IP connections
    • 12G SDI outputs
  • IP connections:  
    • SMPTE ST 2022-6 compliant
    • SMPTE 2110 compliant
    • Supports high speed operation


* During HDR operation, some of the signals will be with SDR mapping and some of the signals will be with HDR mapping

SPECIFICATIONS

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

4K UHD: 3840x2160p50/59.94

Compatible Cameras

LDX 80 Series, LDX 82 Series, LDX 86 Series and LDX 86N Series


General (incl. cradle)

Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 448 x 86.5 x 533 mm (19-inch rack, 2 RU) (17.6x3.4x21.0 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: 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs.)  

Weight XCU: 7.8 kg (17.2 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.

Baseband connectivity

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 / 3G HD-SDI: 4x, BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω Quad or 2SI, Level-A

HD-SDI out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz or SMPTE ST 425-A, 425-B, 1080p at 50/59.94 Hz

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 IP trunk up to 1 GbE

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)
Connectors (HD/3G 1X/3X/6X 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 IP trunk up to 1 GbE

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)

* Notes:
—    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
—    During single-speed HDR operation, some of the signals will be with SDR mapping and some of the signals will be with HDR mapping

  XCU Universe XF XCU Enterprise UXF XCU Universe UXF
Full base band connectivity

Full IP connectivity

X

12G SDI support (optional)

X

HD/3G/4K UHD support in single speed

High-speed support

X

Direct IP support

Delivered with cradle

X

X

Delivered with UXF cradle with 4x SFP+ slots

X

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