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Grass Valley LDX 86 HiSpeed 3x High Frame Rate Camera for Slow-Motion

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Advanced Imaging Camera System

Multiformat (HD/3G/4K) & Multispeed (1X/3X/6X) System Camera

Grass Valley LDX 86 is a content acquisition system, combined with outstanding image performance, excellent light sensitivity and the ability to use standard HD lenses.

The LDX 86 HiSpeed (HS) 3X/1X camera is the perfect solution for live sports and entertainment productions.
The direct successor of the LDK 8300 Super SloMo camera, LDX 86 HiSpeed offers up to 3X speed operation in 1080i and 720p, with an additional 1X standard-speed “live” output for seamless integration with standard-speed cameras used in a production.

LDX 86 HiSpeed also includes AnyLightXtreme technology for flicker-free images when used with artificial lighting.

LDX 86-series is based around advanced Xensium-FT CMOS imager. This allows cameras to have 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.

There are two paths to upgrade LDX 86 series:

High Frame Rate – one of the paths would be based on high frame rate HD/3G cameras

4K UHD acquisition – second path is based on single speed HD/3G/4K UHD acquisition

You can upgrade these even further to LDX 86 Universe with camera providing single speed at HD/3G/4K UHD as well as 6x HD speed / 3x HD/3G speed. You are able to to this via GV-eLicense and upgrade it with a daily, weekly or perpetual license.

A single camera that meets all your operational needs. From single-speed cutting-edge HD to ultra-clean XtremeSpeed and crisp 4K. Optional HDR for single-speed operation is available via a perpetual GV-eLicense.

*lens not included

Video Modes of LDX86 HiSpeed

1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82)

LDX 86 Camera Series Common Specifications
(Common to all LDX 86 cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86 camera series models)
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

Pick-up device: 3x 2/3” Xensium-FT CMOS
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, 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 (depending on video mode)
Video Modes (switchable)
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 RGB
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
  • 4x user assignable

Control Switches

  • On/off
  • Color bar
  • Gain selection
  • Color temperature
  • Exposure time
  • White balance


  • 2” LCD viewfinder
  • 7” LCD viewfinder
  • 7.4” OLED viewfinder

LDX 86 Camera Series Video Modes Specifications

LDX 86 HiSpeed
1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94/150/179.82 & 720p50/59.94/150/179.82
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50, 1080p50)
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080p59.94)
  • F6.9 (1080i150, 720p150)
  • F6.3 (1080i179.82, 720p179.82)
LDX 86 HiSpeedLDX 86 XtremeSpeedLDX 86 UniverseLDX 86 4KLDX 86 WorldCam
1X Speed HD/3G720p50/59.94XXXXX

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