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LDX 150

Global Shutter with Xenios Imager

The LDX 150 is Grass Valley’s highest performing live broadcast camera. The higher sensitivity (F11@2000 lux vs F9@2000 lux) of the LDX 150 with its three new Xenios imagers means that you get

  • Wider dynamic range in HDR mode
  • Improved signal-to-noise ratio by reducing gain for cleaner images
  • Greater depth of field by allowing smaller lens apertures for easier and better focusing
  • JPEG XS high-quality low-latency video compression option

Designed to reveal in detail the intensity and emotion...


  • New camera platform designed for extension into the future
  • UHD HDR images at 3X high-speed
  • Simple, scalable multiformat image capture and distribution
  • All-in-one camera with no separate base station required thanks to NativeIP
  • Fastest time to deploy and configure
  • Extensive operator training not required
  • At-a-glance settings and diagnostics for immediate status recognition

  • Field-tested rugged and reliable
  • Suite of inventory management features
  • Quickly align camera configuration to production requirements for superior cost management
  • Field-replaceable SFP/QSFP
  • Save time by managing camera information and licenses from the LDX Scanner app without powering up the camera



Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (Recommended temperature range when operating in triple-speed HD and UHD: -20° to +40°C (-4° to 104°F))

Weight: approx. 5.9 kg (13.0 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)

Dimensions: Width: 166.5 mm, depth: 379.7 mm, height: 252.3 mm (6.56 x 15.66 x 9.93 in.)

Power consumption (typ.): 100W


Pick-up device: 3x 2.3” UHD Xenios CMOS imagers

Smear: no vertical smear

Shutter: no mechanical shutter

Optical system: F1.4 prism

Lens mount: 2/3” (B4 type) Bayonet lens mount

Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels

Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND, Cap

Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, soft focus

Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, variable, continuous auto white

Sensitivity @2000 lux (typical) + S/N ratio: F11 @ 62 dB S/N ratio (in 2160p50)

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 modes

Digital resolution: 16-bit A/D-conversion with 34-bit processing in RGB

Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines (HD), >2,000 TV lines (4K UHD)

Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain

Standards compliant:

  • SMPTE ST 2110-10, -20, and -30
  • AMWA NMOS IS-04, -05 and -07


Microphone input (front): XLR-3 female, balanced, with switchable +48V phantom power

REF/AES BNC connector: Reference input, output or AES digital audio

BNC A to E connectors: Video BNC baseband connectors, input and output (1.5G, 3G or 12 G)

Camera control network (C2IP): RJ-45 Ethernet connector (1 Gb/s)

Ethernet/IP Trunk: RJ-45 Ethernet connector (1 Gb/s)

Lens connector: 12p Hirose connector

Viewfinder connector: 9p Fischer MiniMax connector

Monitoring video: Micro HDMI (type D) connector

Hybrid Fiber connector: SMPTE ST 304 hybrid fiber connector (swiveling)

Mounting holes: 2x ¼” - 20 UNC + 3x M4 threaded holes (camera thread)

Audio inputs (rear): 2x XLR-3 female, balanced, with +48 V phantom power

Intercom: XLR-5 with Engineering, Production and Program channels

DC Power input: 12V (12 to 17V), XLR-4 male <16A

DC Power output: 13V, XLR-4 female < 4A


2” LCD viewfinder

7” LCD viewfinder


A la carte Temporary Software Options

The LDX 100 series allows you to upgrade feature by feature, perpetually or just for one day using an à la carte model. Daily (or multiple days) options can be created in the customer’s secured B.O.W.L. web portal. A section dedicated to the LDX 100 series has been added to the portal.


Opt-UHD-4-LDX 100

Perpetual UHD 50/59.94 option for LDX 100 series

Opt-HS-4-LDX 100

Perpetual 3-Speed UHD option for LDX 100 series – requires UHD 50/59.94 option and NativeIP option installed

Opt-NatIP-4-LDX 100

Perpetual NativeIP option for LDX 100 series

Opt-DirIP-4-LDX 100

Perpetual DirectIP/DirectIP+ option for LDX 100 series

50CredPoint-4-LDX 100

Bundle of 50 LDX 100 series Option Credit Points

500CredPoint-4-LDX 100

Bundle of 500 LDX 100 series Option Credit Points

1000CredPoint-4-LDX 100

Bundle of 1000 LDX 100 series Option Credit Points

GPS Option Perpetual

This unique feature indicates the exact location of the camera as soon as it is connected to the network and Creative Grading system – both graphically on a map and with the coordinates displayed in the Creative Grading App. Ideal for large scale and remote operations. This option is only available as a perpetual option.

UHD Filmic Modes Perpetual

Enables UHD “filmic” acquisition, in broadcast frame rates (25/29.97) and cinema frame rates (23.98/24/60). (For the UHD Filmic option the UHD 50/59.4 Option, 9-0110000105-9, is required.) The UHD Filmic option is also available as a daily option in the B.O.W.L. portal at 3 points/day.

JPEG XS Video Compression Perpetual

This high-quality low-latency video compression option creates the compressed video signal in the camera when running in NativeIP, saving external equipment. Extremely beneficial for remote productions to save significant bandwidth. Single-speed HD and UHD signals can be compressed. The JPEG XS compression option is only available as perpetual option.


Any available option can easily be created in the LDX 100 section of the B.O.W.L. web portal against the above mentioned Option Credit Points. 


Credit Points

Daily UHD 50/59.94 for LDX 100 series


Daily 3-Speed UHD option for LDX 100 series


Daily NativeIP option for LDX 100 series


Daily DirectIP option for LDX 100 series




Camera Head and Accessories

LDX 150

LDX 150 camera head

EC 2-100

2-inch Ocular Viewfinder for LDX 100 series


7-inch native HD VF for LDX 100 series with articulated arm


10G Eoptolink SFP for LDX 100 series used with XCU


3-Speed UHD option perpetual for LDX 100 series

NativeIP Option for LDX 100 series

UHD 50/59.94 option perpetual for LDX 100 series

JPEG XS Option for LDX 100 series

DirectIP IP+ Option for LDX 100 series

UHD Filmic Modes for LDX 100 series

Power Supply Options


Hybrid power extender, 300W, dual AC input with auto-failover. UFP required

Camera Control

CGP 500 

Creative Grading Control Panel

CCS One 

Camera Control Server


Creative Grading App

Additional Components for System


Works with leading industry suppliers Riedel, RTS and ClearComm 


Works with leading industry suppliers



LDX 150

The LDX 150 is Grass Valley’s highest performing live broadcast camera. Its base model is a single-speed HD camera that can connect to an XCU Universe UXF and can slide right into any existing baseband configuration. With additional software licenses, the LDX 150 offers triple-speed UHD, streaming directly into your IP infrastructure by using its NativeIP capabilities.

Creative Grading Technical Brief

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.

JPEG XS Technical Brief

A Grass Valley JPEG XS solution is a true end-to-end ecosystem allowing a broadcaster to reap the full benefits of scalability, flexibility and efficiency of JPEG XS in an IP infrastructure. Broadcasters looking for a simple, standards-compliant, end-to-end solution will find that Grass Valley is the only vendor to address the complete workflow. Broadcasters who require multivendor systems will benefit from Grass Valley's adherence to standardized technologies and the fact that all Grass Valley solutions are fully NMOS compliant and are extensively tested for interoperability.

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.

LDX Cameras Accessories

Complete your camera system with hand-held or tripod-mounted options to fit all live production needs. LDX cameras offer a variety of viewfinder options for different resolutions, brightnesses, and viewing conditions. Accessories may be interchanged within a camera series to match production needs.



LDX 100 Scanner App
  • The App for the LDX Scanner is now available on both the Apple and Android stores.
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