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 acquisition, with both upgrade paths converging on the LDX 86 Universe — a single camera that provides single speed HD/3G/4K as well as 6X HD speed and 3X HD/3G speed.

This advanced multiformat (HD/3G/4K) and multispeed (1X/3X/6X) content acquisition system is combined with outstanding image performance, excellent light sensitivity and the ability to use standard HD lenses. This includes extended color gamut supporting ITU-R BT.2020 and a software upgrade to enable 15 F-stops of high dynamic range (HDR) in single-speed operation. This allows broadcasters and content creators to use the same workflows they use for HD, while delivering the best HD/3G high-speed slow-motion or 4K viewing experience possible.

The LDX 86 Series of cameras consists of five models offering varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need, with the ability to upgrade as production and business needs change, on a 7-day or perpetual basis.

Single Speed HD/3G/4K Cameras with Higher Resolution Upgrade Path
LDX 86 WorldCam — Offers all the production formats of the LDX 80 WorldCam (HD/PsF/3G) plus an upgrade path via GV-eLicenses directly to 4K (LDX 86 4K) as well as directly to 3X HD (LDX 86 HiSpeed) or 6X HD/3X 3G (LDX 86 XtremeSpeed), and then to all LDX 86 formats (LDX 86 Universe).
LDX 86 4K — Adds 4K (3840x2160p) acquisition to the LDX 86 WorldCam, and can be upgraded to 6X HD, 3X HD and 3X 3G high-speed (LDX 86 Universe).
LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.
High Frame Rate HD/3G Cameras with Higher Frame Rate Upgrade Path
LDX 86 WorldCam — Offers all the production formats of the LDX 80 WorldCam (HD/PsF/3G) plus an upgrade path via GV-eLicenses directly to 4K (LDX 86 4K) as well as directly to 3X HD (LDX 86 HiSpeed) or 6X HD/3X 3G (LDX 86 XtremeSpeed), and then to all LDX 86 formats (LDX 86 Universe).
LDX 86 HiSpeed (HS) — Offers 1X/3X HD acquisition for super slow-motion acquisition, and can be upgraded to 1X/3X/6X HD and 1X/3X 3G (LDX 86 XtremeSpeed) as well as adding 1X 4K (LDX 86 Universe).
LDX 86 XtremeSpeed (XS) — Adds 6X HD and 1X/3X 3G acquisition to the LDX 86 HiSpeed for super slow-motion acquisition, and can be upgraded to include 1X 4K (LDX 86 Universe).
LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.
Combined High Frame Rate HD/3G & Single Speed HD/3G/4K Camera
LDX 86 Universe — Offers “universal format” support with switchable 1X/3X/6X HD, 1X/3X 3G and 1X 4K from a single camera for ultimate flexibility and equipment utilization.
For confined spaces, compact versions of the LDX 86 HiSpeed and LDX 86 XtremeSpeed are available. Please see the LDX C86 Series Compact Cameras webpage for more information.


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/3X 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 an extended 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 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 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 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

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 
Power: 36W 
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.) 
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: 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 
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
  • 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” CRT viewfinder (B&W)
  • 2.7” LCD viewfinder
  • 7” LCD viewfinder
  • 7.4” OLED viewfinder

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Modes Specifications

LDX 86 WorldCam/4K/Universe
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)

LDX 86 4K/Universe
3840x2160p50/59.94 
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (50 Hz)
  • F11 (59.94 Hz)

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)

LDX 86 HiSpeed/XtremeSpeed
1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (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 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (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 (1080PsF25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)

LDX 86 Universe
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 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11 (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 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16 (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

1080p50/59.94

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

* No 1080PsF23.98/24 support

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