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Grass Valley LDX Compact Elite Camera Head

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Grass Valley LDX Compact Elite Camera Head - Supporting 1080PsF, 1080i and 720p Formats (LDX C80 Elite)
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grass_valley_ldx_compact_elite / LDX C80 Elite
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Product Details

Overview
The Grass Valley LDX Compact Camera Head gives all the quality, processing and performance of the full sized LDX heads, just in a smaller form factor without extras such as shoulder mounts, viewfinder mounts or intercom connections. It is ideally suited to secondary or remote camera applications where these features are not needed and would impinge on space requirements.
With all of the control features of the LDX Series™, LDX Compact establishes a new standard for compact image acquisition—focusing strongly on the specific requirements for cameras with a smaller form factor. All of the typical video interfaces which are required are available directly on the camera head, plus a USB connection for the management of:
GV-eLicense
Firmware upgrades
Scene file storage

The camera also offers an HDMI interface for connecting any HD display with an HDMI or DVI interface for...
Summary
Camera Type: Large Sensor
Form Factor: Modular
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 1920x1080
SDI Output: Yes
Sensor Size: 2/3 inch
Sensor Type: 3-CMOS
Type: Video
Variable Frame Rate: Yes
Video Resolution: HD 1080
Weight: 2-5kg
XLR Audio Input: Yes
Included in box
  • 1x LDX Compact Elite Camera Head

About the Grass Valley LDX Compact Elite Camera Head

The Grass Valley LDX Compact Camera Head gives all the quality, processing and performance of the full sized LDX heads, just in a smaller form factor without extras such as shoulder mounts, viewfinder mounts or intercom connections. It is ideally suited to secondary or remote camera applications where these features are not needed and would impinge on space requirements.

With all of the control features of the LDX Series™, LDX Compact establishes a new standard for compact image acquisition—focusing strongly on the specific requirements for cameras with a smaller form factor. All of the typical video interfaces which are required are available directly on the camera head, plus a USB connection for the management of:

  • GV-eLicense
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Scene file storage


The camera also offers an HDMI interface for connecting any HD display with an HDMI or DVI interface for camera viewfinder or monitoring display.

The LDX Compact cameras are the perfect companions to the LDX Series cameras that are used extensively for live production in OB vans and studios. They also bring a new level of image performance and business flexibility for all applications where cameras with a compact form factor are required. This can be for various production requirements, such as compact cameras mounted on compact remote heads, on rail systems, as Spidercams, or in combination with gyroscopic stabilizing systems. The requirements can also be for cost/efficiency reasons where smaller cameras might be used instead of larger and more expensive system cameras. These applications include compact cameras mounted on robotic heads in studios, for fixed-mounted camera positions, on Steadicam systems, on camera cranes, or on 3D rigs. All these different applications can be found at production companies, broadcasters, houses of worship, education, and many more. 

GENERAL
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.)
CAMERA
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 colour 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
LDX Compact Elite switchable formats 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Sensitivity at 2000 lux F12 (1080i50, 720p50, and 1080p50)
F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, and 1080p59.94)
F18 (1080PsF25)
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 Greater than 1000 TV lines
Gain selection -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain
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
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
NB: LDX Compact Elite is upgradable to LDX Compact WorldCam.

Designed for the Application
In addition to establishing a new standard for compact image acquisition, the design of the LDX Compact series focuses strongly on the specific requirements for cameras with a smaller form factor. All of the typical interfaces which are required are available directly on the camera head. Additionally, LDX Compact series offers several new interfaces which include a USB connection for the management of GV-eLicenses, firmware upgrades, and scene file storage. The camera also offers an HDMI interface for connecting any HD display with an HDMI or DVI interface to be used as a camera viewfinder or monitoring display. The user-friendliness of LDX Compact cameras has been further improved by using a streamlined menu structure that allows operators to access commonly used functions more quickly.

Engineered for the Bottom Line
LDX Compact Première™ provides standard multiformat 1080i and 720p acquisition, LDX Compact Elite™ adds 1080PsF, while LDX Compact WorldCam™ incorporates all of the features of the LDX Compact Elite and adds effortless 1080p production as well—with the same sensitivity as shooting 1080i.

Designed for the ApplicationIn addition to establishing a new standard for compact image acquisition, the design of the LDX Compact series focuses strongly on the specific requirements for cameras with a smaller form factor. All of the typical interfaces which are required are available directly on the camera head. Additionally, LDX Compact series offers several new interfaces which include a USB connection for the management of GV-eLicenses, firmware upgrades, and scene file storage. The camera also offers an HDMI interface for connecting any HD display with an HDMI or DVI interface to be used as a camera viewfinder or monitoring display. The user-friendliness of LDX Compact cameras has been further improved by using a streamlined menu structure that allows operators to access commonly used functions more quickly.Engineered for the Bottom LineLDX Compact Première™ provides standard multiformat 1080i and 720p acquisition, LDX Compact Elite™ adds 1080PsF, while LDX Compact WorldCam™ incorporates all of the features of the LDX Compact Elite and adds effortless 1080p production as well—with the same sensitivity as shooting 1080i.

Features Summary:

  • Increased sensitivity 
  • Improved digital noise reduction 
  • TrueTexture: texture is preserved throughout all processing parameters 
  • Switchable video formats: 1080PsF25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94, 720p50/59.94
  • Suitability for 3D productions 
  • 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 colour corrector (two-colour) 
  • 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

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