Grass Valley LDX Software Upgradable Camera Platform

The LDX Series™ of cameras is Grass Valley's answer to the increasing demands of HD live and studio-based production.
The LDX Series™ of advanced imaging cameras enhances your creativity and gives you amazing control. With four models to choose from including Flex, Première, Elite, and WorldCam, they offer varying levels of operational flexibility to match every production need.
And with our unique GV-eLicense program, our cameras offer the flexibility to grow as your business needs change.

The LDX Flex™ is our entry level model, for single format 1080i or 720p acquisition. This model feels at home in environments that are fully controlled, like news studios, where limited artistic tweaking is required. The LDX Flex is also a great tool for virtual studios, where true color-reproduction and wide color ranges are very important.
Note: LDX Flex can be upgraded to LDX Première. Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

The LDX Première™ feels at home in a variety of applications, including live production. This model can switch between 1080i and 720p acquisition on the spot. The Première features the Contour Equalizer which allows for tweaking the crispness in the shadows, mid-tones, and highlights independently, and the crystal-clear optical effect-filters to create the right atmosphere for the scene in its full dynamic range.
Video Modes: Switchable 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Note: LDX Première can be upgraded to LDX Elite. Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

The LDX Elite™ is the ultimate workhorse for live HD production—from live sports to scripted productions. This model can also switch between 1080i, 720p, and 1080PsF acquisition on the spot. The LDX Elite features PowerCurves for shooting under challenging conditions, and Color Protect that helps to correct lighting issues.
Video Modes: Switchable 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Note: LDX Elite can be upgraded to LDX WorldCam.

LDX WorldCam™ is the pinnacle of the broadcast chain and the ideal solution for any production, under any condition. This model incorporates all the features of the Elite plus 1080p. It enables 1080p productions that are normally impossible to cover without huge investments in additional lighting or without serious degradation of the image quality. For the LDX WorldCam, it's as simple as the flick of a switch.
Video Modes: Switchable 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

  • Power: 34W
  • Temperature range: -20° to +45°C =(-4° to 113°F) (operating)
  • Weight:
    • LDX Flex and LDX Première: 2.1 kg (4.6 lbs.) (including handgrip and shoulder pad)
    • LDX Elite and LDX WorldCam: 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs.) (including handgrip and ComfortPad shoulder pad)
  • Dimensions: width: 170 mm, depth: 200 mm, height: 180 mm (6.7 x 7.9 x 7.1 in.)
  • Pick-up device: 3x2/3" Xensium-FT CMOS
  • Picture elements: 1920x1080
  • 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 (1x motorized wheel on LDX Flex)
  • Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
  • Optical filters on second wheel (not available on LDX Flex): clear, 4P-star, soft focus
  • Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous auto white
  • Exposure: electronic exposure down to 1/1000 sec
Video modes:
  • Single-format: 1080i50/59.94 or 720p50/59.94 (selected at time of purchase)
  • Sensitivity at 2000 lux:
  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50, and 1080p50)
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, and 1080p59.94)
  • F18 (1080PsF25)
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97)
  • S/N ratio: 60 dB typical
  • 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 RG
  • Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines
  • Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain
  • 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
  • 4 user assignable
Control switches:
  • On/off
  • Color bar
  • Gain selection
  • Color temperature
  • Exposure time
  • White balance
  • 2" CRT viewfinder (b/w)
  • 2.7" LCD viewfinder
  • 7" LCD viewfinder
  • 7.4" OLED viewfinder
  • 9" LCD viewfinder