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LDX 90 SERIES

Superb Image Quality in HD or UHD

LDX 90 Series

Hard-working cameras designed for the daily realities of live media production

Adapting to new circumstances is a constant in live production. In addition to the pace of the action in the event, the camera must rapidly adjust to shooting positions, lighting and weather. Just as critical is the ability quickly reconfigure production formats, picture resolution and frame rates with a minimum of effort and downtime. Designed specifically for these demanding conditions, Grass Valley LDX cameras set the standard for combining picture quality with ease of use in capturing live images.

To ensure highest quality image capture, Grass Valley develops camera imagers that specifically meet the requirements of live events. All of the LDX 90 series cameras capture fast-paced action without image smear. The cameras adapt easily to a wide range of lighting conditions across all of the different acquisition speeds. Even for 3X and 6X speed slow-motion under artificial lighting, the LDX 90 series ensures pristine images with the AnyLightXtreme live flicker reduction system.

In addition to the LDX 90 series’ high sensitivity for image detail and contrast, many of today’s live productions require image capture in High Dynamic Range. Audiences readily appreciate the uniquely differentiated picture when watching in HDR with much greater brightness, contrast, and better color accuracy than was possible in the past. To simplify matching production formats, the LDX 90 series cameras support all three main formats of HDR: HLG, PQ and S-Log3.

Supports DirectIP: In addition to triax or fiber connections with base stations that remember previous settings, LDX 90 series cameras also support DirectIP, a direct interface of the complete transmission protocol between the cameras and XCUs over IP networks.

LDX 90 Series Benefits

  • Superb image quality in either HD or UHD
  • À la carte options optimize utilization with “pay per use”
  • High sensitivity and image performance across all of the different acquisition speeds
  • AnyLightXtreme flicker reduction system
  • Native HDR for PQ/HLG/S-Log3
  • Wide Color Gamut supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 standard
  • DirectIP complete transmission protocol over IP networks
  • Creative Grading
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity with embedded audio
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable Control Unit)
  • XCU cradle stores settings in built-in memory
  • Full integration with LDX 80, 82, 86 series cameras allows use of the same camera accessories and control system, including full support with the C2IP for the best possible integration into external control systems memory for easy exchange
  • All accessories fit the whole range
LDX 92 or LDX C92

The LDX 92 is the entry-level model for the LDX 90 series. Supporting the features you need for shooting under challenging live conditions, LDX 92 also offers upgrade options for 4K UHD and HDR which allow the camera to add new formats and easily mix with other cameras in the LDX 90 series.

Key features

  • 4K upgradable (XF transmission only — not for Compact)
LDX 96 or LDX C96

The LDX 96 offers two software-enabled feature sets: high frame-rate HD/3G cameras or single-speed HD/3G/4K UHD acquisition. This advanced multiformat (HD/3G/4K UHD) and multispeed (1X/3X/6X) content acquisition system is combined with outstanding image performance, excellent light sensitivity and the ability to use standard HD lenses.

Key features

  • Native HD and 4K upgradable (XF transmission only — not for Compact)
  • 3X and 6X speed option for Super Slo-motion operation
  • Standard Native HDR and Wide Color Gamut supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 standard
LDX 98 or LDX C98

The LDX 98 supports even greater image clarity with native support of 4K UHD as well as native 3G/HD image capture. Whether it’s HD or 3X super slow-motion today, 3G or 6X super slow-motion tomorrow, or 4K UHD down the road, you’ll be ready for whatever your productions demand.

Key features

  • Native 4K
  • Standard Native HDR and Wide Color Gamut supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 standard
  • 3X and 6X speed option for Super Slo-motion operation
  • 1X standard-speed live output in addition to the high-speed output
 

LDX 90 Series

 

LDX 92 / LDX C92

LDX 96 / LDX C96

LDX 98 / LDX C98

Standard Format Support

720p, 1080i (50 or 59.94 Hz)

720p, 1080i, 1080p (50 or 59.94 Hz)

720p, 1080i, 1080p (50 or 59.94 Hz)

HD Options
Licensable Video Formats

1080p (50 or 59.94 Hz), 1080PsF (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97) (artistic)

1080PsF (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97) (artistic)

1080PsF (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97) (artistic)

UHD Options

2160p (upconverted in base station)*

2160p (upconverted in base station)*

2160p Native

Pixel Count

6,220,800

6,220,800

24,883,200 + Dynamic Pixel Management for HD

HDR Standard

 

HLG, PQ and S-Log3

HLG, PQ and S-Log3

HDR Option

HLG, PQ and S-Log3

   

High-speed Options

No

3X 720p, 3X 1080i, 3X 1080p

– or –

6X 720p, 6X 1080i, 6X 1080p (UXF Transmission only)

3X 720p, 3X 1080i, 3X 1080p

– or –

6X 720p, 6X 1080i, 6X 1080p (UXF Transmission only)

Shutter

Global

Global

Global or Rolling (when UHD)

Imager

3X XensiumFT

3X XensiumFT

3X XensiumHAWK

DPM Ultra and Dynamic Pixel Mgt

Sensitivity @2000 lux (59.94 Hz)

F12 @ 62 dB S/N ratio (in 1080p50)

F12 @ 62 dB S/N ratio (in 1080p50)

F7.1 @ 60 dB S/N ratio (in 2160p50)

Connectivity

SDI

SDI

SDI

Support of BT.2020 wide color gamut

Perfect picture matching across the complete LDX Series

Easy access to control buttons, including PickMe button

Zoom control in handgrip

CLASS: advanced electronic lens error correction

Advanced secondary color corrector (up to six sets for color hue, saturation and luminance adjustment)

Fully compatible with 3G fiber/triax transmission systems

Fully compatible with XF fiber transmission systems

Compatible with C2IP control systems and RefleX SuperXpander

Second motorized optical filter wheel with 4P-star and soft focus

* Not available in compact model

Software Options

À la carte Temporary Software Options

The LDX 90 series allows you to upgrade feature by feature, perpetually or just for one day using an à la carte model. Daily (or multiple day) options can be created in the customer’s secured B.O.W.L. web portal. A section dedicated to the LDX 90 series are available from the portal.


Any available option can be easily activated in the LDX 90 section of the B.O.W.L. web portal using Option Credit Points as described in the table below:

Model

LDX 92 & LDX C92

LDX 96 & LDX C96

LDX 98 & LDX C98

Options

Requirement

Details

Shutter

Item Number

Commercial Reference

Points

720p

50, 59.94

Global

       

1080i

50, 59.94

       

1080PsF

23.98, 24, 24, 29.97

9-0210000120-9

Opt-PsF-LDX 90 Series

1

 

1080p

50, 59.94

9-0210000121-9

Opt-3G-4-LDX 92

2

 

3x Speed

720p, 1080i, 1080p

X

9-0210000123-9

Opt-3X-4-LDX 90 Series

4

Sports
Bundle
7

6x Speed

720p, 1080i, 1080p

X

◯*1

◯*1

9-0210000124-9

Opt-6x-4-LDX 90 Series

6

4K UHD

Upconverted

◯*2

◯*2

X

9-0210000125-9

Opt-UHD-4-LDX 90 Series

4

 

4K UHD

Native

Rolling

X

X

 

HDR

PQ, HLG, S-Log3

9-0210000122-9

Opt-HDR-4-LDX 92

1

 

WCG

BT.2020

       
     

✓ Standard

◯ Optional

X Not supported

       

*1 Compact cameras support 6x speed in 720p and 1080i

*2 Compact cameras don’t support 4K/UHD upconversion

Ordering Information

Please contact your authorized Grass Valley representative.

 

Documents & Downloads

LDX 90 Series Datasheet

To ensure highest quality image capture, Grass Valley develops camera imagers that specifically meet the requirements of live events. All of the LDX 90 series cameras capture fast-paced action without image smear. The cameras adapt easily to a wide range of lighting conditions across all of the different acquisition speeds. Even for 3X and 6X speed slow-motion under artificial lighting, the LDX 90 series ensures pristine images with the AnyLightXtreme live flicker reduction system.

Download the Datasheet

Adapting to new circumstances is a constant in live production. In addition to the pace of the action in the event, the camera must rapidly adjust to shooting positions, lighting and weather. Even more critical is the ability quickly reconfigure production formats, picture resolution and frame rates with a minimum of effort and downtime. Designed specifically for these demanding conditions, Grass Valley LDX cameras set the standard for combining picture quality with ease of use in capturing live images

Download the Technical Specifications

Creative Grading Datasheet

Creative Grading Datasheet

The capture of high-quality camera images during live conditions can be very demanding. Whether indoors or out, the difficulties of adapting to the limitations of natural or artificial lighting and responding to rapid lighting changes are compounded by the artistic choices of a camera look, matching ambient or branded coloring, producing in multiple video formats, and of course satisfying unpredictable customer expectations — all under high-pressure time constraints.

Download the Datasheet

Comparing High-speed Camera Solutions for Live Broadcast Applications Whitepaper

Slow-motion and super slow-motion replays have been an important part of media storytelling in nearly all live sports productions for many years. But, more and more often they are also used in other entertainment productions such as game or dance shows to deliver a new level of emotional connection to these types of studio productions.

Download the Whitepaper

LDX 90 Series Camera

LDX 92


HD Single-speed Camera with Optional 4K Upconversion
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LDX 90 Series Camera

LDX 96


3G/HD Single-speed Camera with 3X (3G/HD) & 6X (3G/HD) High Frame Rate Capture and Optional 4K Upconversion
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LDX 90 Series Camera

LDX 98


4K/3G/HD Native Single-speed Camera with 3X (3G/HD) & 6X (3G/HD) High Frame Rate Capture
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LDX C92


Small Footprint HD Single-speed Camera with Optional 1080p & 1080PsF Support
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LDX C96


Small Footprint 3G/HD Single-speed Camera with 3X (HD) & 6X (3G/HD) High Frame Rate Capture
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LDX C98


Small Footprint 4K/3G/HD Native Single-speed Camera with 3X (3G/HD) & 6X (HD) High Frame Rate Capture
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