A camera for everyone in Grass Valley's LDX 82 series

Grass Valley LDX 82 WorldCam
Neal Romanek
April 26th 2017 at 10:54AM : By Neal Romanek

The LDX 82 series is upgradable via a seven-day or a perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade

Grass Valley has debuted a new camera system at NAB, the LDX 82 Series. The LDX 82 Series consists of four HD cameras, offering features according to different production needs. 

The cameras incorporate all HD formats, including 1080p, a wide colour gamut and Grass Valley’s XDR (Extended Dynamic Range) operations with a full 15 f-stops. Each LDX 82 model features Grass Valley's Xensium-FT CMOS imager which, the company claims, provides greater sensitivity, higher resolution and extended dynamic range.

The four LDX 82 camera models are:

  • LDX 82 Flex - entry-level model for single format 1080i or 720p acquisition
  • LDX 82 Première - can switch between 1080i and 720p, and features a Contour Equalizer allowing for alterations in shadow crispness, mid-tones and highlights independently.
  • LDX 82 Elite - workhorse camera for live or scripted HD production. Can switch between 1080i, 720p and 1080PsF and features PowerCurves knee control for shooting under challenging conditions and Color Protect to correct lighting issues.
  • LDX 82 WorldCam (pictured) - includes all features of the LDX 82 Elite plus 1080p. The LDX 82 WorldCam is available as a seven-day or a perpetual GV-eLicense upgrade from any other LDX 82 Series camera, with single or multiple licenses.

Each camera is upgradeable. For full information in the upgrade paths for each camera, go here.

“The LDX 82 Series of cameras is completely unique in its native HDR capabilities, ultimate transmission flexibility, IP transition abilities and overall flexibility,” said Neerav Shah, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley. “Whether an operation requires single format HD or full 1080p support, SDR or HDR, each camera in the series provides the operational and business flexibility needed for today’s fast-paced broadcast world.”