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LDX 96

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

The LDX 96 offers two software-enabled feature sets: high framerate 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

General

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

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

Dimensions:

  • Width: 170 mm (6.7 in.)
  • Depth: 200 mm (7.9 in.)
  • Height: 180 mm (7.1 in.)

Power: supplied through the transmission adapter

Camera

Pick-up device: 3x2/3” Xensium-FT CMOS with global shutter operation

Picture elements:

  • Total: 2112x1124
  • In image: 1920x1080

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, soft focus

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

Exposure: electronic exposure down to 1/1000 sec (depending on video mode)

 

Video Modes
  • Standard: 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94, 1080p50/59.94
  • Optional: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i150/179.82, 720p150/179.82, 1080p150/179.82, 1080i 300/359.64, 720p300/359.64, 1080p 300/359.64, 3840x2160p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150, 1080p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82, 1080p179.82)
  • F4.9 (1080i300, 720p300, 1080p300)
  • F4.5 (1080i359.64, 720p359.64, 1080p359.64)
  • F18.0 (1080PsF25)
  • F16.0 (1080PsF29.97)
  • F12 (3840x2160p50)
  • F11 (3840x2160p59.94)

S/N ratio: 62 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

Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 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

Return A / Return B

Intercom production/engineering

Filter wheel selection

Standard file recall

4 user assignable

 

Control Switches

On/off

Color bar

Gain selection

Color temperature

Exposure time

White balance

 

Accessories

2” LCD viewfinder

7” LCD viewfinder (economic)

7” LCD viewfinder (native HD)

7.4” OLED viewfinder

OPTIONS INFORMATION

A 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, HGL, 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

Contact your authorized Grass Valley representative.

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

LDX 96

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.

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Technical Specifications

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.

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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.

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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.

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SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

LDX 100 Scanner App
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