TopVision Selects Grass Valley’s LDX XtremeSpeed Camera System

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TopVision, one of Europe’s leading outside broadcasting (OB) van operators, will enhance its sports production offering with its first LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) camera system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand.

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Equipped with an XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station, RefleX SuperXpander kit and OLED viewfinder, this camera system offers a superior ultra-slow-motion workflow and will allow TopVision to add sharper imagery and more engaging 6X-speed replays to its program.

“Our company has been focused on improving the quality of our productions, and Grass Valley’s LDX XS camera system offers the outstanding image performance we need to maintain our competitive edge,” said Achim Jendges, CEO, TopVision. “We’ve seen an increase in customer requests for ultra-slow-motion, flicker-free images, and partnering with Grass Valley will allow us to meet these needs and provide a better user experience during live programs.”

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During testing at a Munich soccer match prior to purchasing, TopVision determined Grass Valley’s LDX XS camera offers a more competitive solution for live sports coverage. With its unique live workflow, TopVision will now be able to record all footage in real time to an external replay system and replay all material simultaneously.

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“We are very excited to work with TopVision and help them carry out their strategic plan to offer exceptional sports coverage,” commented Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. “Our LDX XS camera delivers instant time-to-air capabilities, so that TopVision’s footage is immediately available for 6X ultra-slow-motion replay highlights. This camera system delivers unmatched performance and image quality, and we look forward to supporting TopVision’s continued success.”

About Grass Valley
The new Grass Valley keeps broadcasters, content owners and service providers future-ready as they navigate the changing landscape of television. With the most comprehensive collection of workflow solutions in the industry, Grass Valley delivers end-to-end television production and content distribution workflows that enable the efficiency and flexibility broadcasters need to stay competitive today—while offering technological foresight they need to keep pace with consumers’ desires for more content on more devices. Grass Valley, headquartered in Montreal, leverages the collective expertise and depth of the Grass Valley Group and Miranda Technologies, each having been acquired by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. Belden delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world.

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