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LDX 85N 4K

Native 4K UHD FullSize Camera

For those that have a clear need for only 4K UHD (3840x2160) 50p/59.94p acquisition, Grass Valley has developed the LDX 85N 4K FullSize Camera, providing you with full native 4K UHD performance at a more affordable price level. With the correct GV-eLicenses installed (available as a daily, weekly or perpetual license), the camera can capture in native HDR (HLG and PQ/SMPTE ST 2084) and wide color gamut for both frame rates. Depending on the transmission choices, the camera can also support a full IP workflow with the DirectIP GV-eLicense. When using a UXF XCU, you also have all the SMPTE ST 2110/2022-6 workflows over IP available, so the camera...

FEATURES

  • Native 4K UHD acquisition
  • Wide color gamut support for both frame rates
  • User-selectable native HDR licensing for both HLG and PQ SMPTE ST 2084
  • With XF Transmission’s DirectIP licensing, you have the unique ability to extend the distance between the LDX 85N 4K FullSize camera and XCU to virtually any distance, making use of industry-standard IP products and offerings
  • The LDX 85N 4K FullSize camera provides selectable 3G (1080p50/59.94) and selectable HD (1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94) downconverted at the XCU
  • The built-in LEDWallFilter control in the LDX 85N 4K FullSize camera instantly eliminates moiré effects caused by LED walls of different resolutions — it is the reason why many LDX Series cameras are found in scenes with projection systems and large screens
  • Optional Creative Grading, which not only makes shaders lightning fast, but also has a unique UI with which they can learn — on-the-fly — all the features and functions of the LDX 85N FullSize camera, and enables them to shade HDR from the first moment onwards

SPECIFICATIONS

General

Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)

Weight: 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)

Dimensions: Width: 170 mm, depth: 200 mm, height: 180 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 7.1 in.)

Power: Supplied through the transmission adapter

Camera

Pick-up device: 3x 2/3” 4K UHD XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers

Smear: no vertical smear

Shutter: no mechanical shutter

Optical system: F1.4 prism

Lens mount: 2/3” Bayonet type

Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels

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

Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, 5μ OLPF, cap-filter

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

 

Video Modes (frame rate switchable)

3840x2160p50/59.94
With 1080p50/59.94 or 1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94 downconversion available at the XCU

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical (HD)

Sensitivity

3840x2160p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F8.7 to F4.3 (50 Hz)*
  • F8.0 to F4.0 (59.94 Hz)*

1920x1080p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux and S/N ratio 60 dB:

  • F10.0 to F5.0 (50 Hz)*
  • F9.5 to F4.8 (59.94 Hz)*
Video Details

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Digital resolution: Floating point A/D-conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit processing in RGB

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

Gain selection: -6 dB to +12 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain

 

Connectivity

Front microphone input: XLR-3 female, balanced, phantom +48V selectable

USB/

Ethernet RJ-45

Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin

Viewfinder connector: 20-pin and HDMI

Control Buttons

PickMe

Info

Menu control

Intercom production/engineering

Return A / Return B

Filter wheel selection

Standard file recall

4x user assignable

Control Switches

On/off

Color bar

Gain selection

Color temperature

Exposure time

White balance

XF Transmission specifications

Compatible Cameras

LDX 80 Series, LDX 82 Series, LDX 86 Series, LDX 86N Series and LDX 85N

Video

4K UHD: 3840x2160p50/59.94

XCU

General (incl. cradle)

Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 448 x 86.5 x 533 mm (19” rack, 2 RU) (17.6 x 3.4 x 21.0 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

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 425A, 425B, 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 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)

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

BNCs A through D: Quad or 2SI HD-SDI

BNC E:

  • HD Live 1080i/720P – SDR/HDR
  • 3G Live SDR/HDR
  • SD Live SDR


SDI 1 Out:

  • HD Live 1080i/720P SDR/HDR
  • 3G Live SDR/HDR
  • HD Monitoring SDR/HDR


SDI 2 Out:

  • HD Live 1080i/720P SDR/HDR
  • 3G Live SDR/HDR
  • HD Monitoring SDR

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)

LDX XF Universe Camera Adapter

Power requirements: Hybrid Fiber powered or 12 VDC (local)

Operating temperature: -20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)

Storage temperature: -25 to +70°C (-13 to +158°F)

Weight (approx.): 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.)

Dimensions (L x W x H): 222.1 x 132.7 x 212.1 mm (8.7 x 5.2 x 8.4 in.) without handgrip

Fiber connector: Swivel hybrid Fiber connector SMPTE ST 304 Lemo (other connectors available on request)

Cable length: 3,000 m (10,000 ft.) max. using SMPTE ST 311 hybrid Fiber cable

Analog VF output or AES/EBU audio input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω

VF output or main output: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω

Reference input: BNC connector 0.6 Vp-p; 75Ω HD tri-level reference signal

EXT video output connector: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω

Teleprompter output or analog ref input: BNC connector 1.0 Vp-p; 75Ω

Auxiliary: 20-pin data connector with Tracker intercom, remote control lines and studio signaling

Rear microphone inputs: 2x XLR-3, balanced, +48V phantom power

Intercom: XLR-5 with 3 channels (engineering, production and program)

DC power input: 12V/7A max. (11 to 17V), XLR-4 male

Script light power output: 12V (100 mA), 4-pin Hirose

DC power output: 12V/4A, XLR-4 female



* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.

ORDERING INFORMATION

1-0108624-0000

LDX 85N 4K UHD camera head. Supports 4K UHD 50/59.94 formats.

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