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XCU Xpress UXF

Camera Base Station with Unique Cradle Concept
SDI/IP base station for LDX cameras, including 4K UHD and high-speed applications.

Grass Valley base stations offer a future-ready transmission system that supports the large bandwidth required by its LDX camera range — including high-speed and 4K-capable cameras — without any compromises. The new XCU Xpress UXF hardware is capable of supporting full SDI video (including 3X/6X speed and 4K) as standard. When your production requires IP it can be activated with a simple IP option license. No new equipment or additional IP cards are required. The IP functionality is available as a perpetual licensed option. An option for DirectIP(+) is also available.


The rack-mounted cradle...

FEATURES

  • Unique dockable cradle concept
  • Built-in memory in XCU cradle for production-set storage
  • Universe XF transmission supports the high bandwidth required by high-speed and 4K cameras
  • Full support for all speeds and HD formats:
    • 1X to 6X speed (dependent on camera and format)
    • 720p/1080i/1080p/1080PsF/3840x2160p (4K)
  • Video outputs:
    • 2x 4K* and 2x 1.5G or 3G video outputs (in 4K mode)
    • 6x 3G* and 2x 1.5G or 8x 1.5G* video outputs (in 1X speed)
    • 6x 3G BNCs supporting 3X/6X speed; 720p, 1080i, 1080p

* During HDR operation, some of the signals will be with SDR mapping and some of the signals will be with HDR mapping

  • Extensive (analog/digital) audio connectivity
  • Embedded audio
  • 3x selectable return inputs:
    • 3G, HD or SD
  • 1 Gb IP trunk
  • Universal 3G power supply
  • Compact (2 RU), robust base station

 

XCU UXFs with 4x SFP+ connections
  • SFP slots available for:
    • Redundant 10 GbE IP connections
    • 12G SDI outputs
  • IP connections: 
    • SMPTE ST 2022-6 compliant
    • SMPTE ST 2110 compliant
    • NMOS compliant
  • Supports high speed operation

SPECIFICATIONS

Video (specific format support depends on the camera model)

720p: 50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 Hz

1080i: 50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 Hz

1080p: 50/59.94/150/179.82/300/359.64 Hz

4K UHD: 3840x2160p50/59.94

General (incl. cradle) for XCU Xpress UXF

Dimensions XCU + cradle (HxWxL, approx.): 448 x 86.5 x 533 mm (19-inch rack, 2 RU) (17.6 x 3.4 x 21.0 in.)

Operating temperature: 0 to +45°C (+32 to +113°F)


Storage temperature: -20 to +70°C (-4 to +158°F)


Operation humidity: Max. 90% (noncondensing)


Shock resistance: Max. 10G (transport), max. 2G (operating)


Altitude: Max. 15,420m (50,000 ft.)


Weight XCU + cradle: 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs.)  


Weight XCU: 7.8 kg (17.2 lbs.)  


Power requirement: AC 100V/240V, 47 to 63 Hz


Power connector: IEC type, 3-pin male


Power consumption: Total power (Camera + XCU) 450W max.

 

Baseband connectivity

Connectors (4K mode)

Teleprompter in: BNC 1x (loop-through output), (C)VBS, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω


Reference in: 1x (loop-through output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω HD tri-level sync or SD blackburst


4K UHD: 2x / 3G HD-SDI: 4x, BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω Quad or 2SI, Level-A


HD-SDI out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz or SMPTE ST 425-A, 425-B, 1080p at 50/59.94 Hz


Signaling in/out: D-sub 15-pin – male, preview, green tally (call–dry contact), yellow tally (iso– dry contact), red tally (on air – dry contact), remote audio level control (22-64 dB), DC


Auxiliary in/out: D-sub 9-pin – female, private data in/out – 100 kb TTL (RS-232)
Control data: RJ-45 connector for C2IP (camera control)

Control data: RJ-45 connector for IP trunk up to 1 GbE

Hybrid fiber connector: LEMO hybrid acc. SMPTE ST 304 (other fiber connectors on request)


External video in: 3x HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω. Input 1 (loop-through output) / Inputs 2 and 3 (no loop-through output)

 

Connectors (HD/3G 1X/3X/6X modes)

Teleprompter in: BNC 1x (loop-through output), (C)VBS, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω


Reference in: 1x (loop-through output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω HD tri-level sync or SD blackburst


HD-SDI out*: BNC 6x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz


HD-SDI out (live/effect)*: BNC 2x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz


HD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 1080i/720p at 50/59.94 Hz


SD-SDI out: BNC 2x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R, BT.601


SD-SDI monitoring out: BNC 1x 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 259 ITU-R, BT.601


Composite video monitoring output: BNC 1x 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω (CVBS text with video, for viewing purposes)


Signaling in/out: D-sub 15-pin – male, preview, green tally (call – dry contact), yellow tally (iso – dry contact), red tally (on air – dry contact), remote audio level control (22-64 dB), DC


Auxiliary in/out: D-sub 9-pin – female, private data in/out – 100 kb TTL (RS-232)


Control data: RJ-45 connector for C2IP (camera control)

Control data: RJ-45 connector for IP trunk up to 1 GbE

IP communication meets JT-NM standards: SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA NMOS JT-NM TR-1001-1


Hybrid fiber connector: LEMO hybrid acc. SMPTE ST 304 (other fiber connectors on request)


External video in: 3x HD-SDI (1.5 Gb/3.0 Gb) or SD-SDI 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω. Input 1 (loop-through output) / Inputs 2 and 3 (no loop-through output)


2-ch. audio: Audio out, 2x XLR-3 – 0/+6 dBu (±1.5 dB, max. 18 dBu, 600Ω, gain max. 70 dB)


Frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 Hz, (+1/-3 dB, 1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)


Distortion: Less than 0.5% (100 Hz/1 kHz, +6 dBu out, 600Ω)


Audio S/N ratio: 58 dB (unweighted RMS)


AES-EBU 1+2: BNC 75Ω, digital audio output Audio 1 and 2


AES-EBU 3+4: BNC 75Ω, digital audio output Audio 3 and 4


Intercom in/out (2/4-wire intercom): D-sub 15-pin, female – program in, production in/out, engineering in/out – in: 0 or 6 dBu, out: 0 or 6 dBu (±2 dB, max. 12 dBu)


Frequency response: 150 Hz to 6 kHz (1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)


Distortion: Less than 2% (1 kHz, +12 dBu level)


* Notes:

  • 8x 1.5G video outputs (in 1X speed 720p, 1080i)
  • 6x 3G and 2x 1.5G video outputs (in 1X speed 1080p)
  • 6x 3G BNCs supporting 3X/6X speed; 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • During single-speed HDR operation, some of the signals will be with SDR mapping and some of the signals will be with HDR mapping

 

ORDERING INFORMATION

XCU Xpress UXF

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DOCUMENTS & DOWNLOADS

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SDI/IP base station for LDX cameras, including 4K UHD and high-speed applications.

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