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Grass Valley LDX 86N WorldCam 4K Camera

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The Grass Valley LDX 86N is a 4K-capable camera channel combining outstanding image performance, excellent light sensitivity and the ability to use standard HD/4K lenses such as Canon lenses or Fujinon lenses.

Temporary or permanent software licences allow you to tailor the Grass Valley LDX 86N to your needs, even on a job-by-job basis.

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

The Grass Valley LDX 86N is based around an advanced 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS image sensor. Combined with unique pixel technology DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality, it provides outstanding native 4K UHD, 3G and HD image performance.

This technology allows the camera to have the highest sensitivity and image performance across a range of different video formats. This includes an 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.

Upgrade paths for Grass Valley LDX 86N

Grass Valley’s licence-based software upgrades allow you to precisely spec your camera on a job-by-job basis – or permanently if you prefer.

High Frame Rate – This path enables you to use the KDX 86N as a high frame rate HD/3G camera.

4K UHD acquisition – This second path is based on single speed usage, enabling HD/3G/4K UHD acquisition.

You can upgrade the Grass Valley LDX 86N even further to the LDX 86N Universe. With this upgrade option, the camera provides single speed acquisition at HD/3G/4K UHD, as well as 6x HD speed / 3x HD/3G speed. You are able to upgrade via a GV-eLicense on a daily, weekly or permanent basis.

The Grass VAlley LDX 86N is 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.

Video Modes of LDX 86N WorldCam

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.

(Common to all LDX 86N cameras — see below for Video Modes specifications for individual LDX 86N 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” 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

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


Ethernet RJ-45

Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin

Viewfinder connector: 20-pin and HDMI

Control Buttons


Menu control

Intercom production/engineering

Filter wheel selection

Standard file recall

4x user assignable

Control Switches

Color bar

Gain selection

Color temperature

Exposure time

White balance

2” LCD viewfinder

7” LCD viewfinder

7.4” OLED viewfinder

Video Modes

LDX 86N WorldCam
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.

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