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LDX 86N High Frame Rate/HD/3G/4K Software Upgradable Camera Platform

Native HD/3G/4K/High-Speed System Camera Solutions

The only camera in the world that switches between native HD and native 4K UHD

The LDX 86N Series cameras takes the LDX 86 Series to a new level with native 4K UHD and native 3G/HD image capture. Simple GV-eLicenses combined with the ability to use standard B4 2/3-inch HD or 4K UHD lenses ensure that you always have the camera you need. So 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.

XDR — Extended Dynamic Range — supporting HDR with up to 15 F-stops...

FEATURES

Native HD/3G/4K
  • The LDX 86N Series has the same spatial and temporal upgrade path as the LDX 86 Series, culminating in the LDX 86N Universe for switchable 1X/3X/6X native HD, 1X/3X/6X native 3G and 1X native 4K
  • The LDX 86N WorldCam lets you buy native HD/3G acquisition today, and upgrade to native 4K and high-speed acquisition when you need to, either for 1-day (sold in packs of 10), 7-days or with a perpetual license
  • The LDX 86N 4K and LDX 86N Universe are specifically designed for live broadcast 4K UHD in controlled lighting situations and/or wide angle camera positions, especially sports productions, where the use of traditional B4 mount HD/4K lenses instead of PL lenses enhances the producer’s and director’s ability to tell compelling and engaging stories, without any loss of sensitivity 
  • Optional HDR operation in all single speed formats
  • The LDX 86N Series now delivers wide color gamut
  • LDX 86N 4K and LDX 86N Universe cameras are fully integrated with all the LDX 80 Series, LDX 82 Series and LDX 86 Series of cameras, so they share the same camera accessories and use the same camera control system, including full support with the C2IP for the best possible integration into external control systems
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit) 
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle stores settings 
  • Standard HD outputs for monitoring or any full performance live usage
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity 
  • Embedded audio
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station
High-Speed/HD/3G/4K
  • The LDX 86N HiSpeed is the newest generation camera for 3X speed applications with improved performance. It is also the first 3X speed camera system to offer an upgrade path to a 6X super slow-motion and 4K camera system via GV-eLicenses
  • The LDX 86N XtremeSpeed 6X camera system sets a new standard for super slow-motion image acquisition by introducing a workflow with instant time-to-air without a cumbersome double-action memory buffer in the camera — so that not a single moment of the action will be missed or lost
  • All high-speed cameras offer a live 1X standard-speed output in addition to the high-speed output
  • All high-speed cameras offer the highest sensitivity and image performance across all of the different acquisition speeds, and the unique AnyLightXtreme flicker reduction system assure that no more irritating light flickering occurs in the replays
  • The LDX 86 Series now delivers wide color gamut
  • Grass Valley high-speed cameras are fully integrated with all the LDX 80 Series, LDX 82 Series and LDX 86 Series of cameras, so they share the same camera accessories and use the same camera control system, including full support with the C2IP for the best possible integration into external control systems
  • Unique cradle connectivity to support dockable XCU (eXchangeable control unit) 
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle stores settings 
  • Standard HD outputs for monitoring or any full performance live usage
  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity 
  • Embedded audio
  • Compact (2 RU) robust base station

SPECIFICATIONS

(Common to all LDX 86N cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86N camera series models)

 

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 XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra

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 (switchable)

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical (HD)

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 modes

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

Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines (HD), >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

Accessories

2” LCD viewfinder

7” LCD viewfinder

7.4” OLED viewfinder

Video Modes

LDX 86N WorldCam

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F10.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F9.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F14.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F13.0 (1080PsF29.97)
LDX 86N 4K

3840x2160p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

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

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F10.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F9.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F14.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F13.0 (1080PsF29.97)
LDX 86N HiSpeed

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82 Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F10.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F9.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F6.0 (1080i150 & 720p150)
  • F5.2 (1080i179.82 & 720p179.82)
  • F14.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F13.0 (1080PsF29.97)
LDX 86N XtremeSpeed

1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F10.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F9.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F6.0 (1080i150, 720p150 & 1080p150)
  • F5.2 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82 & 1080p179.82)
  • F4.3 (1080i300 & 720p300)
  • F3.7 (1080i359.64 & 720p359.64)
  • F14.0 (1080PsF 23.98/24/25)
  • F13.0 (1080PsF29.97)

 

LDX 86N Universe

3840x2160p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

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

1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F10.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F9.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F6.0 (1080i150, 720p150 & 1080p150)
  • F5.2 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82 & 1080p179.82)
  • F4.3 (1080i300 & 720p300)
  • F3.7 (1080i359.64 & 720p359.64)
  • F14.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F13.0 (1080PsF29.97)

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.

Notes: All figures are valid for operation in native acquisition modes.

 

LDX 86N Camera Series Video Formats
  LDX 86N    HiSpeed LDX 86N    XtremeSpeed LDX 86N    Universe LDX 86N4K LDX 86N    WorldCam
1X Speed HD/3G 720p50/59.94 X X X X X
1080i50/59.94 X X X X X
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 X X X X X
1080p50/59.94 X X X X X
High-Speed 720p150/179.82 X X X
1080i150/179.82 X X X
1080p150/359.64 X X
720p300/359.64 X X
1080i300/359.64 X X
4K 3840x2180p50/59.94 X X

OPTIONS INFORMATION

GV-eLicense Program

Perpetual license: Perpetual upgrade to the next camera in the range 7-day term license: 7-day (weekly) term upgrade to the next camera in the range 1-day term license: 1-day (24 hours) term upgrade to the next camera in the range.

HDR Weekly or Perpetual Licenses

LDX 86N Series: 7-day or perpetual licenses for the addition of HDR operation in all single speed formats for all LDX 86N Series camera heads is available. (1-day HDR licenses are not available.)
Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade cameras by more than one level (e.g., LDX 86N XtremeSpeed or LDX 86N 4K to LDX 86N Universe). Multiple 1-day and 7-day term licenses may be purchased for extended term upgrades. The B.O.W.L. licensing system provides a way to preorder any number of 1-day or 7-day licenses and activate them whenever needed without having to place individual orders. No credit is given for the purchase of 1-day or 7-day term licenses towards the purchase of a perpetual license.

ORDERING INFORMATION

Camera Heads
LDX 86N Universe
LDX 86N native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF, 1080p and 4K formats (1X speed), 6X speed (1080i, 720p) and 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p)

LDX 86N 4K
LDX 86N native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, 1080p and 4K formats (1X speed)

LDX 86N WorldCam
LDX 86N native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats

LDX 86N HiSpeed
LDX 86N native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 3X speed (1080i, 720p) and all LDX 86N WorldCam formats

LDX 86N XtremeSpeed
LDX 86N native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 6X speed (1080i, 720p), 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p) and all the LDX 86N WorldCam formats

Adapters

LDX XF Universe Adapter
LDX camera head adapter for XCU Universe XF transmission

Transmission Systems

XCU Universe XF
XCU with XF Fiber support for all LDX 86 Series cameras

XCU Universe UXF XF Fiber
XCU 4K UHD/3G/HD/high-speed dockable base station with baseband and IP I/Os

XCU Enterprise UXF XF Fiber
XCU 4K UHD/3G/HD dockable base station with baseband and IP I/Os

XCU UXF Cradle
Additional XCU UXF cradle for all XCU UXF base stations

Camera Control
CGP 500
Creative Grading Control Panel

CCS One
Camera Control Server

CGA
Creative Grading App

OCP 400
C2IP camera control system control panel with joystick

Accessories

RefleX SuperXpander
Adapter for studio camera use

EyeCatcher EC 200
2-inch LCD color ocular viewfinder

VF 700-H
7-inch IPS LCD color viewfinder

VFR 600-H
7-inch economic LCD color viewfinder

EyeCatcher 744/15
7.4-inch OLED HD color viewfinder

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

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

LDX 86N Series (Fully Native HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86N Series delivers native HD, 3G and 4K images for the highest possible resolution and image clarity. The LDX 86N Series lets you grow into the formats you need tomorrow while buying only what you need today. With a daily, weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path, you can move from any single speed HD/3G format to 4K — from 3X HD speed to 6X HD/3X 3G speed — and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate. Optional high dynamic range (HDR) for single-speed operation is available via a perpetual GV-eLicense.

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