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RS-LDX Series Integrated Robotic Camera Solutions

Integrated Robotic Camera Systems

Taking full advantage of all the features of the LDX Compact Series, RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions are fully integrated, turnkey camera systems combined with robotics and various options, enabling complete customization in one easy-to-use package...right out of the box. They offer BT.2020 wide color gamut support, as well as optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG. As part of the LDX range, RS-LDX cameras are also perfect for picture matching, and are available in three acquisition configurations, with software upgrade capabilities:

RS-LDX Première (switchable 1080i50/59.94 and...


  • High sensitivity and dynamic range in all lighting conditions
  • Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increase in lighting requirements
  • Switchable video formats—the first 3G-capable compact camera system
  • Secondary color correction
  • Chromatic Lens Aberration and Sharpness Solution (CLASS) removes registration errors caused by chromatic aberrations from the lens
  • RGB 10-bit 4:4:4 output option for highest performance chromakey applications
  • Supports BT.2020 wide color gamut
  • Optional native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG
  • In-camera flip/rotate functionality, without added delay for 3D
  • Flexible mechanical mounting options—easy mounting for robotics
  • Proven reliability for hard-to-reach locations
  • Ignite Automated Production Systems integration
  • Does not require additional costly additional OCPs - camera settings can be addressed directly from the control panel
  • RS-CP is certified with many third-party camera robotic systems, including solutions from Panasonic, Sony and Canon
  RS-LDX Première

can be upgraded to RS-LDX Elite* or LDX C82 Compact Elite
RS-LDX Elite

can be upgraded to RS-LDX WorldCam or LDX C82 Compact WorldCam
RS-LDX WorldCam

or LDX C86N Compact WorldCam
Imager Next-generation Xensium-FT
Sensitivity @ 2000 lux F12 typical (all 50 Hz modes) / F11 typical (all 59.94 Hz modes)
S/N ratio 60 dB (typical)
Increased sensitivity
Improved digital noise reduction
TrueTexture: texture is preserved throughout all processing parameters
Switchable video formats: 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94    
Switchable video formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94    
Switchable video formats: 1080p50/59.94 (3G), 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94    
Optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i outputs  
Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increased lighting requirement    
Suitability for 3D productions
Support of BT.2020 wide color gamut
Native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG Optional Optional Optional
ArtTouch: smart coupling of video control functions
Perfect picture matching across the complete LDX Series as well as the LDK installed base
Camera head with easy access to control buttons, including the new PickMe button
CLASS: advanced electronic lens error correction
Standard secondary color corrector (two-color)    
Advanced secondary color corrector (up to six sets for color hue, saturation, and luminance adjustment)  
Compatible with C2IP control systems
Second motorized optical filter wheel with 4P-star and soft focus
Dynamic aperture correction
Dynamic contour equalizer
Power curve gamma control  
Depth of field indicator  

* Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade more than one level (e.g., LDX Compact Première to LDX Compact WorldCam), on a perpetual or 7-day term basis. The B.O.W.L. (bunch of weekly licenses) licensing option allows users to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them as needed.



Power: approx. 30W

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: 3 x 2/3" Xensium-FT CMOS

Picture elements: 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

Video Modes

RS-LDX Première switchable formats: 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

RS-LDX Elite switchable formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

RS-LDX WorldCam switchable formats: 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

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

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 +18 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

HD-SDI main output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 424/425M

HD-SDI viewing output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE 292M, 424/425M

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


  • RS-LDX Première is upgradable to RS-LDX Elite.
  • Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.
  • RS-LDX Elite is upgradable to RS-LDX WorldCam.
  • For the RS-LDX Elite and RS-LDX WorldCam, a perpetual GV-eLicense for 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 outputs in 1080i is available.
  • HDR Operation: A perpetual license for the addition of true 15 F-stop HDR operation for all RS-LDX camera heads is available.
RS-LDX Première Robotic Head

Pan Travel (Max): ±360° w/endstop (720° without end-stops)

Tilt Travel (Max): +180° -180°* (+25°, -15° with teleprompter)*

End Stop Resolution: Electronic smooth top

Velocity (Min/Max): Pan 0.01º - 100º/sec; Tilt 0.01º - 100º/sec*

Stopping Accuracy: 60 arc sec (0.016º)

Position Resolution: 5,625 mil counts per 360º (23-bit)

Acceleration: 90º/sec*

Audible Noise: 31 dB(A) max, IEC free field at velocity 60º/sec

Operating Modes: Velocity, position cut & fade w/convergence, motion key frame

Payload: 40 lbs. (18 kg) on center of mass

Weight: 29 lbs. (13 kg)

Power In: 38-53 VDC (10A ax)

Input Power Connector: 7-pin male XLR

Camera Power Output: 60W (15 VDC, 4A max)

Temperature Range:

  • Operating: 4 to 50ºC (40 to120ºF)
  • Storage: -30 to + 60ºC (-22 to 140°F)

Tally: Red & green integrated & output I/O support

Compatible Lenses: Analog teleconference & digi full servo lenses

Camera Direct Control of CCU function: Most broadcast manufacturer cameras and models. (Contact Telemetrics for full list of supported models)

* Dependent on equipment make and model

RS-LDX Elite/WorldCam Robotic Head

Pan travel (max.): 360° with end stops (720° without end stops)

Tilt travel (max.): ±180° (+25°, -15° with teleprompter*)

End stop resolution: electronic smooth stop

Min./max. pan velocity: 0.01° to 90°/sec (90°/sec high-speed

Min./max tilt velocity: 0.01°to 90°/sec (90°/sec high-speed

Stopping accuracy: 60 arc sec (0.016°)

Acceleration: 90°/sec2 (PTO-LP-S4-HS)*

Audible noise: 31 dB(A) max. IEC free field

Operating modes:

  • Velocity
  • Position Cut & Fade w/convergence
  • Motion Key Frame
  • Manual w/option

Payload: 38.5 kg (85 lbs.) load on center of mass

Weight: 17 kg (38 lbs.)

Input voltage: 38-53 VDC (10A max)

Max. input current: 6.8A

Input power connector: 7-pin male XLR

Camera power: 50W (13.5 VDC, 3.7A max.)

Teleprompter & talent monitor power output: 120W (13.5 VDC, 8.9A max.)

Temperature Range: Operating 4º to 50ºC (40º to120ºF); Storage -30º to +60ºC (-22º to 140ºF)

Tally: Red and green integrated & output I/O support

Virtual data output: Ethernet UDP, RS-232, RS-422

Compatible lenses: Analog teleconference & digital full servo lenses


PTO-LP-S5-VS: LP virtual studio option
* Velocity and acceleration are load dependent.




RS-LDX Première

  • Support for 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94 video formats
  • Première robot supporting up to a 12-inch teleprompter (confidence monitor not supported)
  • Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable

RS-LDX Elite

  • 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94, and 720p50/59.94 video formats
  • Elite/WorldCam robot supporting up to a 19-inch teleprompter
  • Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable

RS-LDX WorldCam

  • 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, and 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 video formats
  • Elite/WorldCam robot supporting up to a 19-inch prompter
  • Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable

RS Control Panel – Robotic camera control operator panel

RS Studio Control System – Studio Control System touchscreen application

RS Televator – Remotely controlled, motorized, telescoping, elevating pedestal

RS 12 Prompter – 12-inch flat panel teleprompter

RS 19 Prompter – 19-inch LCD flat panel teleprompter

RS Confidence Monitor – 17-inch confidence monitor

ZA17x7.6BRD – Fujinon full servo digital lens without 2x extender

ZA22x7.6BRD – Fujinon full servo digital lens without 2x extender

KJ17ex7.7B IASE – Canon full servo digital lens with 2x extender

KJ22eX7.6B IASE – Canon full servo digital lens with 2x extender

Various lens cables




RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions are fully integrated, turnkey camera systems based on the Grass Valley LDX Compact series cameras, ideal for studio, newsroom or live production applications.

RS-LDX systems are based on the LDX Compact cameras, which utilize Grass Valley's in-house designed Xensium-FT CMOS imager, providing pristine images in a variety of HD resolutions. With the TrueTexture feature, the RS-LDX camera preserves texture throughout all processing parameters. The cameras also offer an advanced image processing improvement for enhanced colorimetry, color-matching, and picture performance.

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


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