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Grass Valley LDX 86N Native 4K/3G/HD Single-Speed Camera

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The Grass Valley LDX 86N is a multi-format camera channel capable of native 4K/HD/3G and multi-speed (1x/3x/6x) image capture, depending on the licensing options you choose.

Thanks to an innovative licensing model, the Grass Valley LDX 86N is a single camera that meets all your operational needs. From single-speed HD to ultra-clean XtremeSpeed and crisp 4K HDR, you can either opt for perpetual licences or activate and deactivate daily or weekly licences for the features you need when you need them, for as long as you need them.

The LDX 86N combines outstanding image performance and excellent light sensitivity. The camera is built around Grass Valley’s advanced 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imager, and includes unique pixel technology DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality to provide outstanding native 4K UHD, 3G and HD image performance.

This allows the camera to have the highest sensitivity and image performance across different video formats. This includes extended colour gamut supporting ITU-R BT.2020 and a software upgrade to enable 15 F-stops of high dynamic range (HDR) in single-speed operation.

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Video Modes of Grass Valley LDX 86N

3840 x 2160p 50/59.94 
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F8.7 to F4.3 (50 Hz)*
  • F8.0 to F4.0 (59.94 Hz)*

1080p 50/59.94, 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i 50/59.94 & 720p 50/59.94 
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F9.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F8.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F12.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F11.0 (1080PsF29.97)

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.

(Common to all Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86N camera series models)

General 
Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)

Weight: 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)

Dimensions: width: 170 mm, depth: 200 mm, height: 180 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 7.1 in.)

Power: Supplied through the transmission adapter

Camera 
Pick-up device: 3x 2/3” 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS  imagers with DPMUltra

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

Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND

Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, 5µ OLPF, cap-filter

Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous auto white

Video Modes (switchable)

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical (HD)

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 modes

Digital resolution: Floating point A/D-conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit processing in RGB

Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines (HD), >2,000 TV lines (4K UHD)

Gain selection: -6 dB to +12 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain

Connectivity
Front microphone input: XLR-3 female, balanced, phantom +48V selectable

USB

Ethernet RJ-45

Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin

Viewfinder connector: 20-pin and HDMI

Control Buttons
PickMe

Info

Menu control

Intercom production/engineering

Filter wheel selection

Standard file recall

4x user assignable

Control Switches
On/off

Color bar

Gain selection

Color temperature

Exposure time

White balance

Accessories
2” LCD viewfinder

7” LCD viewfinder

7.4” OLED viewfinder

Video Modes

LDX 86N 4K
3840x2160p50/59.94 
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F8.7 to F4.3 (50 Hz)*
  • F8.0 to F4.0 (59.94 Hz)*

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F9.0 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50)
  • F8.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94)
  • F12.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F11.0 (1080PsF29.97)

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.

Notes: All figures are valid for operation in native acquisition modes.

LDX 86N  HiSpeed LDX 86N  XtremeSpeed LDX 86N  Universe LDX 864K LDX 86N  WorldCam
1X Speed HD/3G 720p50/59.94 X X X X X
1080i50/59.94 X X X X X
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 X X X X X
1080p50/59.94 X X X X X
High-Speed 720p150/179.82 X X X
1080i150/179.82 X X X
1080p150/359.64 X X
720p300/359.64 X X
1080i300/359.64 X X
4K 3840x2180p50/59.94 X X

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