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

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


Better Pixels When You Need Them for the Highest Light Sensitivity

The LDX 86 Series is unique in that there are two parallel software upgrade paths: One based on high frame rate HD/3G cameras, and the other based on single speed HD/3G/4K UHD acquisition, with both upgrade paths converging on the LDX 86 Universe — a single camera that provides single speed HD/3G/4K UHD as well as 6X HD speed and 3X HD/3G speed.

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...

FEATURES

HD/3G/4K
  • The LDX 86 Series is the first camera family to have both a spatial and temporal upgrade path, culminating in the LDX 86 Universe for switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/6X 3G and 1X 4K
  • The LDX 86 WorldCam lets you buy HD/3G acquisition today, and upgrade to 4K and high-speed acquisition when you need to, either for 7-days or with a perpetual license
  • The LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe are specifically designed for live broadcast UHD/4K, especially sports productions, where the use of traditional B4 mount HD lenses instead of PL lenses enhances the producer’s and director’s ability to tell compelling and engaging stories, without any loss of sensitivity
  • The LDX 86 4K and LDK 86 Universe camera systems offers the highest sensitivity and dynamic range performance of all currently available 4K cameras
  • The LDX 86 Series cameras are the first cameras offering an upgrade to true 15 F-stop HDR operation for live applications
  • The LDX 86 Series now delivers wide color gamut supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 standard
  • The full power of 15 F-stops of dynamic range is available from the Xensium-FT imagers in all single speed formats with a 7-days or with a perpetual HDR GV-eLicense. This makes the LDX 86 Series the first HDR acquisition solution available for even the most challenging live applications
  • LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 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 86 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 86 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 an extended color gamut supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 standard
  • 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

LDX 86 Camera Series Common Specifications

(Common to all LDX 86 cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86 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” Xensium-FT CMOS
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 (switchable)

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
  • 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

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Modes Specifications

LDX 86 WorldCam

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

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50) 
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94) 
  • F18.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25) 
  • F16.0 (1080PsF29.97) 
LDX 86 4K

3840x2160p50/59.94  Sensitivity at 2000 lux: 

  • F12.0 (50 Hz) 
  • F11.0 (59.94 Hz) 

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

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50) 
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94) 
  • F18.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25) 
  • F16.0 (1080PsF29.97) 
LDX 86 HiSpeed

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82 Sensitivity at 2000 lux: 

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82)
LDX 86 XtremeSpeed 

1080p50/59.94/150/179.82, 1080PsF25/29.97,1080i50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 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)
  • F4.5 (1080i359.64, 720p359.64)
  • F18.0 (1080PsF25) 
  • F16.0 (1080PsF29.97)

 

LDX 86 Universe

3840x2160p50/59.94  Sensitivity at 2000 lux: 

  • F12.0 (50 Hz)
  • F11.0 (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: 

  • 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)
  • F4.5 (1080i359.64 & 720p359.64) 
  • F18.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25) 
  • F16.0 (1080PsF29.97)

 

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Formats
  LDX 86 HiSpeed LDX 86 XtremeSpeed LDX 86 Universe LDX 86 4K LDX 86 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. They are available for the LDX 86 Series only in packs of 10 1-day licenses.

HDR Weekly or Perpetual Licenses

LDX 86 Series: 7-day or perpetual licenses for the addition of true 15 F-stop HDR operation in all single speed formats for all LDX 86 Series camera heads is available. (1-day licenses are not available.)

Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade cameras by more than one level (e.g., LDX 86 XtremeSpeed or LDX 86 4K to LDX 86 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 86 Universe
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF, 1080p and 4K formats (1X speed)

LDX 86 4K
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats

LDX 86 WorldCam
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats

LDX 86 HiSpeed
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 3X speed (1080i, 720p) and all LDX 86 WorldCam formats

LDX 86 XtremeSpeed
LDX 86 camera head, supporting switchable 6X speed (1080i, 720p), 3X speed (1080p, 1080i, 720p) and all the LDX 86 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 86 Series High Sensitive (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)

The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, especially when light sensitivity is of prime importance. Acquiring in native 1920x1080, the LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe cameras use a unique closed-system process for 3840x2160 UHD where all of the processing takes place within the camera system. This delivers a 4K image with the highest light sensitivity available in any system camera, with images almost indistinguishable from native 4K acquisition in most applications.

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