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LDX C86N Universe

Native HD/3G/4K UHD/High-Speed Compact Camera Solution

The LDX C86N Universe offers 1X/3X/6X native HD acquisition for super slow-motion acquisition, as well as 1X/3x/6X native 3G and 1X native 4K UHD acquisition, all from a single camera. Formats include 3840x2160p50/59.94 (native), 1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 and 720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64.



Power: Approx. 45W (typical, depends on operational mode)

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

Water protection: Compliant to IPX0

Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.)

Dimensions (approx.):

  • Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.)
  • Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.)
  • Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.)

Pick-up device: 3x 2/3" 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra

Picture elements: 3840x2160

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

LDX C86N Compact Universe switchable: 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 to 5.0 (50 Hz)*
  • F9.0 to 4.5 (59.94)*

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/

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)

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

S/N ratio:
60 dB typical

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



Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose (front)

Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male Hirose (front)

USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service

HDMI: viewing

Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control

Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data: D-connector– 15 pin

4x HD/3G SDI outputs: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

  • @ 4K operation they carry 4x 2SI 3G HD-SDI
  • @ High-speed operation they carry 3x phases of HD/3G SDI and 1x HD/3G SDI for combined live output

HD-SDI monitoring video output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level

Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC)

Control Buttons and LED Indications
  • PickMe
  • Menu control: menu select, rotary control
  • Color bar button
  • Info button
  • Filter wheel selection
  • Standard file recall
  • 2 user-assignable buttons
  • 2-digit display: power on, camera number
  • Tally LEDs: on-air, ISO, call

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.


LDX C86N Universe

LDX C86N 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 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.



LDX Series Cameras Upgrade Paths


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