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Used Grass Valley LDK-8300 Super Slow Motion HD Camera Channel

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The LDK-8300 Live Super SloMo Camera

A few years ago it used to be a top performer at most prestigious global sporting events, the LDK-8300 has set the standard for live, super slow-motion HD production, with the ability to switch between 1X, 2X, and 3X frame rates.

The unique AnyLight flicker compensation guarantees flicker-free images even under artificial lighting conditions

One of the main problems with triple-speed Super SloMotion cameras is the image flicker under artificial lighting. This limits the use to mainly daylight shooting and at night sports – for indoor sports and most studio productions there will be a disturbing flicker in the slow-motion playback. The AnyLight flicker compensation feature is the only system available that allows for flicker-free pictures under any lighting condition.

Flexibility in setting speed and different HD formats allows for maximum compatibility

The LDK 8300 system can easily switch between 1X, 2X, and 3X speed, as well as between 1080i and 720p formats,
and 50 Hz or 59.94 Hz power. This allows for maximum flexibility since the camera system can be used in all 2 applications, even when the Super SloMo capability is not needed.

HD Images

The camera head uses HD-DPM+™ CCD imagers which offer superior performance and ultimate flexibility. Widescreen pictures in the high-definition formats 1080i and 720p are produced at the touch of a button. Progressive frame sampling is the native imaging mode, providing complete frame samples.

*The product images shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

Another alternative to the Grass Valley LDK-8300 could be LDK-8000 Elite Series except for super SloMo functionality.


HD Camera Head

Pickup device: 3-CCD 2/3”-type 16:9 HD-DPM+ CCDs
Picture elements: 9.2 million pixels 1920×4320
Operating modes: 1x, 2x, and 3x speed
Temporal frequencies:
•   720p: 50/59.94 Hz
•   100/119.88 Hz
•   150/179.82 Hz
•   1080i: 50/59.94 Hz
•   100/119.88 Hz
•   150/179.82 Hz
1x speed (normal): F8.0 at 2000 lux
2x speed (double): F5.6 at 2000 lux
3x speed (triple): F4.5 at 2000 lux
S/N ratio: 57 dB on combined output; 54 dB on phases 1, 2, 3
Modulation depth: 55% at 27 MHz (typical 1080i mode, single-speed only)
Dynamic range: >600%
Exposure control: TBD
Gain selection: -6 to +18 dB in
3 dB steps (user-definable presets) + continuous
Smear level: no vertical smear
Clean scanning (in single-speed): 50.8 to 125 Hz (at 50 Hz temporal frequency); 61 to 150 Hz (at 59.94 Hz temporal frequency); V-shift
Spectrum system: F1.4 prism system
Optical filter wheels: 2x servo filter controls
Optical filters on first wheel: Clear, 4p star, 6p star, soft focus
Optical filters on second wheel:
Clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
Weight: 5.5 kg (11 lbs., including 2″ viewfinder, camera head, and adapter)
Dimensions (HxWxL, approx.): 241 x 164 x 373 mm (9.5 x 6.5 x 14.7 in.)
Operating temperature: -20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
Typical cable length fiber: Hybrid fiber (SMPTE 311): up to 4,000m (13,123 ft.) in portable mode; up to 2,500m (8,202 ft.) in full studio mode

Channel includes:

  • LDK 8300 camera head
  • LDK 5880/10 fibre adaptor
  • LDK 4583/10 base station
  • LDK 4640/10 OCP 400 RCP
  • LDK 5302/60 2″ viewfinder
  • LDK 5307/00 7″ viewfinder
  • wedge plate