Grass Valley launches LDX 80 Compact Series

A New Standard of Image Performance for Compact Cameras

Grass Valley® has launched the LDX 80 Compact Series of camera heads, which offer a compact form factor for use in productions requiring cameras on robotic heads, fixed position cameras or standalone cameras. The LDX 80 Compact Series offers the same feature set, format support and performance and uses the same C2IP camera control system as the LDX range, which offers unparalleled image quality, flexibility and efficiency, but at a lower price. They are also the perfect companion to other cameras in the LDX range.

“We’ve launched the LDX 80 Compact cameras so that those productions which require fixed position, smaller form cameras can be assured that they are still going to have immaculate image quality,” said Mike Cronk, Senior VP of Marketing, Grass Valley. “Our LDX Series™ of cameras have proved to be a huge success in the industry because of their inherent flexibility, and our new range of compact camera heads follow suit.”

The LDX 80 Compact cameras deliver a new standard of image performance for a compact camera. Benefits include:
·    High sensitivity combined with best signal-to-noise performance
·    Painless 1080p50/60 operation
·    Support for all signal inputs and outputs including SMPTE 424/425M Level A & B for 3G HD-SDI, 10BaseT/100BaseT Ethernet for C2IP camera control system, etc.
·    Xensium-FT 2/3 inch CMOS imagers with global shutter
·    Integration with third-party control systems such as facility control systems.


As with the LDX Series, the new compact range is software-upgradeable, allowing customers to flexibly trade-off between CapEx and OpEx expenditures according to their business needs. This is because with the GV-eLicense program you can elevate the camera’s capabilities to the next level of functionality for just seven days or indefinitely as required. The LDX 80 Compact Series includes LDX Compact Premiere, LDX Compact Elite and LDX Compact Worldcam.
“The LDX Compact series is another example of how Grass Valley continues to provide solutions which reach the needs of both OB and studio productions,” said Cronk.

Grass Valley is changing the way live television is made and delivered. Recognized with 18 Emmy® awards for technology innovation, Grass Valley’s product portfolio—from image acquisition to playout—offers a complete end-to-end workflow of flexible, future-proofed solutions which enable broadcasters and content owners to build multiscreen, multiplatform futures. By simplifying and enhancing the way content is produced and distributed, Grass Valley gives customers the freedom they need to be creative in the studio, the field, and the newsroom. Merging optimizations of IT technologies with best-in-breed media systems, Grass Valley’s next generation solutions deliver higher quality and greater efficiencies. Customers include world-leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, service providers, government, religious, educational, corporate, and independent video professionals. Grass Valley is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, and maintains local presence across the globe with offices throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.