Grass Valley Demonstrates Future-Proofed LDX Camera Range


Grass Valley® will showcase the latest trends in end-to-end Live Production workflows at BVE 2013, February 26–28, at the Excel Conference Centre, London. Demonstration highlights include the highly innovative and future-proofed LDX Series™ camera systems.

Grass Valley will be presenting live demonstrations of the LDX Series cameras daily at noon in the BVE 2013 Live Demo theatre. These sessions, hosted by Klaus Weber, Director of Product Marketing for Imaging Systems at Grass Valley, will include the latest solutions in imaging technology for live production using the Xensium-FT CMOS imager, 3G/1080p camera transmission, and the business and operational benefits of being able to upgrade production formats and capabilities.

Steve Burgess, Solution Sales Consultant, Grass Valley, will also be introducing a case study presentation by Róbert Pálya, CTO, RTL, which will look into RTL’s deployment of GV STRATUS® nonlinear production tools and the transformation of its news media workflow. The session on February 27, from 1:30-2:15pm is entitled: File Base 2.0 in the News Room, and is part of the Broadcast Meets IT Theatre Seminar program.


The LDX Series makes buying a camera system simple. Customers select the level of acquisition format they require today, confident that as their production needs change, they can upgrade as required. The LDX Series camera system includes the LDX Première™, LDX Elite™, and LDX WorldCam™ models. Each has similar hardware out of the box. It’s the software that controls the acquisition formats and feature set of each camera. By upgrading the software, production capabilities are increased, with the ability to start with LDX Première (1080i/720p) upgrade to LDX Elite (adding 1080PsF) and further upgrading to LDX WorldCam (adding 1080p).

LDX Series cameras are based on the in-house developed Xensium FT CMOS imagers. While CMOS is used in everything from cellphones to DSLR cameras, its major obstacle for broadcast use is what’s called ‘rolling shutter.’ With its deep understanding of broadcast  imaging, Grass Valley has eliminated the rolling shutter problem with global shutter behavior (similar to the frame transfer CCDs) and integrated multiple A/D converters, timing, and read-out circuits on the CMOS chip itself, delivering better power behavior and heat performance.


BVE 2013 will host over 300 exhibitors, including major manufacturers, distributors and resellers of professional production and broadcast equipment and systems.

About Grass Valley
For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you’re watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you’re watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.