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LDX C98

Small Footprint 4K/3G/HD Native Single-speed Camera with 3X (3G/HD) & 6X (HD) High Frame Rate Capture

The LDX C98 supports even greater image clarity with native support of 4K UHD as well as native 3G/HD image capture. Whether it’s HD or 3X/6X super slow-motion today, 3G or 3X super slow-motion tomorrow, or 4K UHD down the road, you’ll be ready for whatever your productions demand.

SPECIFICATIONS

General

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.)

 

Camera

Pick-up device: 3 x 2/3” XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra

Picture elements:

  • Total: 4224x2248
  • In image: 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
  • 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, 3840x2160p50/59.94

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)
  • F10.0 to 5.0 (3840x2160p50)*
  • F9.0 to 4.5 (3840x2160p59.94)*

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

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

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode

 

Connectivity

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

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

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

opt left

opt right

ORDERING INFORMATION

Contact your authorized Grass Valley representative.

DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

DATASHEETS

LDX C98

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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