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Grass Valley LDX 86N HD/3G/4K Camera

Brand: Grass Valley

Product code: LDX 86N

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The LDX 86N Series cameras takes the LDX 86 Series to a new level with native 4K UHD (3840x2160) and native 3G/HD (1920x1080) image capture, using three unique 3840x2160p 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality. In addition, the LDX 86N gives you the same familiar GV-eLicense upgrade path so that you can always have the camera that you need, with the ability to use standard B4 2/3-inch HD lenses or the new B4 2/3-inch 4K UHD lenses becoming available. So whether it’s HD or 3X super slow-motion today, 3G or 6X super slow-motion tomorrow, or 4K UHD down the road, you’ll be ready for whatever your productions demand.

Native HD/3G/4K

  • The LDX 86N Series has the same spatial and temporal upgrade path as the LDX 86 Series, culminating in the LDX 86N Universe for switchable 1X/3X/6X native HD, 1X/3X native 3G and 1X native 4K
  • The LDX 86N WorldCam lets you buy native HD/3G acquisition today, and upgrade to native 4K and high-speed acquisition when you need to, either for 1-day (sold in packs of 10), 7-days or with a perpetual license
  • The LDX 86N 4K and LDX 86N Universe are specifically designed for live broadcast 4K UHD in controlled lighting situations and/or wide angle camera positions, especially sports productions, where the use of traditional B4 mount HD/4K lenses instead of PL lenses enhances the producer’s and director’s ability to tell compelling and engaging stories, without any loss of sensitivity
  • Optional HDR operation in all single speed formats
  • The LDX 86N Series now delivers wide color gamut
  • LDX 86N 4K and LDX 86N 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

High Speed/HD/3G/4K

  • The LDX 86N 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 86N 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 wide color gamut
  • 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

(Common to all LDX 86N cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86N 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” 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS  imagers with DPMUltra

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 (switchable)

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical (HD)

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 (HD), >2,000 TV lines (4K UHD)

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

  • Download Grass Valley XCU WorldCam User Guide (3 MB pdf)
  • Download Grass Valley UXF Universe User Guide (6.2 MB pdf)
  • Download ldx 86 ldx series configuration diagram (50 KB png)
  • Download ldx 86n series upgrade chart (94 KB png)
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  • Download LDN 86N series diagram (94 KB png)

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