LDX 80 Series

Advanced Imaging Camera Platform
The LDX 80 Series of cameras consists of four models offering varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need, with the ability to upgrade as production and business needs change.

LDX 80 Flex is our entry level model for single format 1080i or 720p acquisition, where limited artistic tweaking is required.
LDX 80 Première can switch between 1080i and 720p, and features the Contour Equalizer which allows for tweaking the crispness in the shadows, mid-tones and highlights independently.
LDX 80 Elite is the ultimate workhorse for live HD production — from live sports to scripted productions. LDX 80 Elite can switch between 1080i, 720p and 1080PsF, and features PowerCurves for shooting under challenging conditions, and Color Protect to help correct lighting issues.
LDX 80 WorldCam is the ideal solution for any production, under any condition, incorporating all the features of the LDX 80 Elite plus 1080p. LDX 80 WorldCam enables 1080p productions that are normally impossible to cover without huge investments in additional lighting or without serious degradation of the image quality. The LDX 80 WorldCam is only available as a 7-day or a perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade from any other LDX 80 Series camera, with single or multiple licenses.
For confined spaces, compact versions of the LDX 80 Première, LDX 80 Elite and LDX 80 WorldCam are available. Please see the LDX C80 Series Compact Cameras webpage for more information.

Product Documents
LDX 80 Flex

can be upgraded to LDX 80 Première* LDX 80 Première

can be upgraded to LDX 80 Elite* LDX 80 Elite

can be upgraded to LDX 80 WorldCam LDX 80 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 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Single-format: 1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94 ✓
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 ✓
Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no increased lighting requirement ✓
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 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Ergonomically designed camera head with easy access to control buttons, including the new PickMe button ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
CLASS: basic electronic lens error correction ✓
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) ✓ ✓
Fully compatible with 3G fiber/triax transmission systems ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Compatible with C2IP control systems and RefleX SuperXpander ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
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 ✓ ✓
Side grip ✓ ✓ ✓
ComfortPad shoulder pad Optional Optional Optional Optional

*Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade more than one level (e.g., LDX Flex to LDX 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.
LDX 80 Flex (Common to all LDX 80 Series Cameras unless otherwise stated)
Camera Head
Power: 34W
Temperature range: -20° to +45°C =(-4° to 113°F) (operating)
2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)
2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.) (including handgrip and ComfortPad shoulder pad)
Dimensions: width: 170 mm, depth: 200 mm, height: 180 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 7.1 in.)
Pick-up device: 3x2/3\" 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 (1x motorized wheel on LDX Flex)
Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
Optical filters on second wheel (not available on LDX Flex): 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:
Single-format: 1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94 (selected at time of purchase)
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
Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain
Front microphone input: XLR-3 female, balanced, phantom +48V selectable
Ethernet RJ-45
Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin
Viewfinder connector: 20-pin and HDMI
Control buttons:
Menu control
Intercom production/engineering
Filter wheel selection
Standard file recall
4 user assignable
Control switches:
Color bar
Gain selection
Color temperature
Exposure time
White balance
2\" CRT viewfinder (b/w)
2.7\" LCD viewfinder
7\" LCD viewfinder
7.4\" OLED viewfinder
9\" LCD viewfinder
Note: LDX 80 Flex can be upgraded to LDX 80 Première. Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

LDX 80 Première
Video Modes
Switchable: 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Note: LDX 80 Première can be upgraded to LDX 80 Elite. Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

LDX 80 Elite
Video Modes
Switchable: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Note: LDX 80 Elite can be upgraded to LDX 80 WorldCam.

LDX 80 WorldCam
Video Modes
Switchable: 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Note: LDX 80 WorldCam available as a software upgrade license only from any other LDX 80 Series camera, with single or multiple licenses.

GV-eLicense Program
Perpetual license: Perpetual upgrade to the next camera in the range

7-day license: Temporary 7-day (weekly) upgrade to the next camera in the range

B.O.W.L: Bunch of weekly licenses.

Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade cameras by more than one level (e.g., LDX Flex to LDX WorldCam). Multiple 7-day licenses may be purchased for extended temporary upgrades. No credit is given for the purchase of 7-day licenses towards the purchase of a perpetual license.

How does the upgrade licensing (GV-eLicense) structure work?
A GV-eLicense will temporarily or perpetually upgrade an LDX camera (except LDX WorldCam) to a more advanced model. Each step up the LDX series requires a separate license. If a user moves up one model, they need one license; moving up two models requires two licenses, etc. To increase the duration of a 7-day upgrade, an additional 7-day license must be acquired. To simplify licensing needs, the B.O.W.L. (simply, a bunch of weekly licenses) licensing system provides a way to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them whenever needed without having to place individual orders.

Once the user decides their license requirements, they supply Grass Valley with the serial number of the camera(s) to which the GV-eLicense(s) should be applied. For 7-day licenses, the user also supplies the start date for the license to begin.

Once the order is placed, the Grass Valley order desk will send an e-mail to the user with a link to a unique and secured website, which will provide an activation code. The code enables a file download. After inserting a USB memory device into the camera, the installation process is completed using menus.

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