We're integrating standardized SMPTE 2022-6 IP support into every major product category we offer, so you can migrate to IP on your terms when it makes business sense for you. This includes cameras, switchers, routers, servers, replay and multiviewers. All while maintaining SDI support.
High Dynamic Range 4K UHD Gets Full Test Run at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Italy Case Study (GVB-2-0699A-EN-CS) File size: 457.9 KB, posted May 03 2019 Global Production decided to also commit two LDX 86N cameras to shooting at 6X speed in order to create exciting images in super-slow motion. Grass Valley followed these sporting events, technically supporting Global Production, by providing spare equipment and giving support in the management of native live HDR.
The production included a Grass Valley 2 M/E Karrera and Kayenne K-Frame with 192 in and 96 out in 3G, configured in 2.5 M/E 4K UHD with HDR.
The LDX 86N Series delivers native HD, 3G and 4K images for the highest possible resolution and image clarity. The LDX 86N Series lets you grow into the formats you need tomorrow while buying only what you need today. With a daily, weekly or perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade path, you can move from any single speed HD/3G format to 4K from 3X HD speed to 6X HD/3X 3G speed and even a camera that can switch between higher resolution and higher frame rate. Optional high dynamic range (HDR) for single-speed operation is available via a perpetual GV-eLicense.
LDX 86 Series High Sensitive (HD/3G/4K/High-Speed with optional HDR)
The LDX 86 Series of cameras offer the perfect solution for all format requirements, especially when light sensitivity is of prime importance. Acquiring in native 1920x1080, the LDX 86 4K and LDX 86 Universe cameras use a unique closed-system process for 3840x2160 UHD where all of the processing takes place within the camera system. This delivers a 4K image with the highest light sensitivity available in any system camera, with images almost indistinguishable from native 4K acquisition in most applications.
The world's first self-contained high-speed cameras in a small form factor for space-constrained applications. As an extension to the LDX range of cameras, they produce the same level of quality from angles and in areas where high-speed cameras with a compact form factor are required.
LDX 82 Series (HD/3G with optional HDR)
A unique line of advanced imaging cameras built around Xensium-FT CMOS imagers. These cameras have the highest sensitivity and image performance across different video formats, while offering a new level of business flexibility by using one hardware platform with a flexible GV-eLicense software upgrade implementation.
With the addition of BT.2020 wide color gamut support and optional HDR support, these cameras provide an outstanding solution for all HD/3G applications.
LDX C80 Compact Series (HD/3G)
An extension to the LDX Series of cameras with an identical image performance and a comparable feature set but in a smaller mechanical package. They are the perfect companions to the LDX Series cameras and bring a new level of image performance and business flexibility for all applications where cameras with a compact form factor are required.
Multi-Truck Replay Product Spotlight (GVB-1-0528B-EN-PS) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Mar 05 2019 Sharing LDX 86 XtremeSpeed cameras between two mobile production
trucks for replay creation with independent K2 Dyno Replay Systems
By using a solid-state drive (SSD) server in the main truck, a hard disk drive (HDD) server in the second truck and a 1 GigE network between trucks, it is possible to share the recorded high-speed output of two LDX 86 XtremeSpeed 6X super slow-motion (SSM) cameras between BOTH mobile production trucks so that slowmotion operators in each truck can create and share their own SSM replays and playlists.
Using Creative Grading for Distributed Production Technical Brief (TB-PUB-2-0952A-EN) File size: 1.2 MB, posted Oct 19 2020 Camera shaders are a critical part of maintaining picture quality during the constantly changing conditions of a multicamera live production. In today's socially distanced environments, media production teams would like to reduce the number of crew members on-site by allowing the camera shaders to work off-site. But they still must maintain the responsive reaction times needed for live shading.
Creative Grading Technical Brief (TB-PUB-2-0810D-EN) File size: 827.8 KB, posted Aug 18 2020 The capture of high-quality camera images during live conditions can be very demanding. Whether indoors or out, the difficulties of adapting to the limitations of natural or artificial lighting and responding to rapid lighting changes are compounded by the artistic choices of a camera look, matching ambient or branded coloring, producing in multiple video formats, and of course satisfying unpredictable customer expectations all under high-pressure time constraints.
HDR: A Guide to High Dynamic Range Operation for Live Broadcast Applications Whitepaper by Klaus Weber, Principal, Camera Solutions and Technology, (GVB-1-0676B-EN-WP) File size: 3.6 MB, posted Dec 21 2018 This whitepaper explains the challenges and the best possible solutions to produce native 10-bit HDR in either HD or 4K UHD, and deliver that content in HDR and SDR simultaneously, as necessary, thanks to the high-quality conversion that can be done with a downmapping process. These solutions provide native support for both of today's worldwide standard: Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ or SMPTE ST 2084).
HDR is shaping up to be the next major advancement in the viewing experience, with consumers praising the image improvements and broadcasters working to find the best options for delivery. Grass Valley's HDR solutions allow our customers to choose the best approach for their specific production needs today, whether that be HD, 4K UHD or both, through an easy upgrade path with GV-eLicense if today's business model demands HD.
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, offers a portfolio of HDR-enabled solutions that includes cameras, switcher frames, servers, routers, up/ downmapping cards and multiviewers. With these devices, broadcasters are able to produce native 10-bit HDR in either HD or 4K UHD and deliver that content in HDR and SDR simultaneously, as necessary, thanks to the high-quality conversion that can be done with a downmapping process.
HDR and the Broadcast Environment: Better Pixels Create Better Content Whitepaper by Chris Merrill, Product Marketing & Klaus Weber, Principal, Camera Solutions and Technology, (GVB-1-0661B-EN-WP) File size: 1.3 MB, posted Feb 28 2019 HDR is generally recognized as the next big thing in content delivery with an immediate perceivable benefit for the consumer. The ability to produce HDR content in HD removes the significant bandwidth requirements needed for HDR in 4K UHD and can be more quickly deployed.
HDR is shaping up to be the next major advancement in the viewing experience, with consumers praising the image improvements and broadcasters working to find the best options for delivery. Grass Valley's HDR solutions allow its customers to choose the best approach for their specific production needs today, whether that be HD, 4K UHD or both, plus an easy upgrade path for tomorrow's demands with GV-eLicenses as production requirements change.
With ever-increasing momentum, image acquisition for broadcast must adapt to new requirements for supporting signal formats. These include having to support live event progressive formats, increasing number of cameras, and increasing distances between cameras and control points.
Delivering exceptional image acquisition solutions, Grass Valley offers Xensium-FT imagers with the only lossless 1080p imaging that maintains full sensitivity. Grass Valley 3G Transmission systems are the most flexible and future-proof transmission solutions available that also offer direct integration with third-party long distance transmission systems.
LDX Series Cameras with Xensium-FT Imagers: A Superior Replacement for CCD Technology Whitepaper by Klaus Weber, Director of Product Marketing, Cameras, (GVB-1-0164A-EN-WP) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Oct 29 2014 While CCD technology was the best choice for imagers in broadcast applications for many years, the latest generation of CMOS imagers now offers a range of advantages over CCD. This includes better sensitivity in progressive video modes today, and the potential for higher resolution, extended dynamic range and higher frame rates in the future. CMOS is setting the new standard for high-end broadcast applications.
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