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Grass Valley LDX C82 Compact Elite Camera Head

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Same image performance as LDX 82 in a smaller package

LDX C82 Compact Elite camera head, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p and PsF formats

Compact heads like LDX C82 are mainly used on the rail systems, compact remote heads, Spidercams or in mixture of gyroscopic stabilizing systems. They would integrate better as they do not include hand grips, shoulder pads, viewfinders or intercom connections which are found in system cameras.

These compact cameras are cost efficient addition to full sized system cameras.

Grass Valley LDX C82 Compact Series cameras consist of all the typical interfaces which would be on camera head. Except standard connectivity you can find there USB connection for the of GV-eLicenses, firmware upgrades and scene file storage. HDMI interface is used for connecting any HD displays to be used as camera viewfinder or monitoring display.

LDX-C82 Compact Series cameras are fully integrated with our Ethernet-based C2IP camera control system. This provides a powerful link to remote production capabilities.

LDX GV-eLicense allows users to upgrade their LDX camera in two different ways.
Perpetual upgrade license provides an upgrade from any lower model of the range to the next higher model of the range. With a 7-day term upgrade license, the same flexibility is available, but for a lower cost.

The ability to upgrade to the next level camera, on a perpetual or 7-day term basis, provides the ultimate in production flexibility.

*lens not included

Power: Approx. 30W (typical, depends on operational mode)

Temperature range: -20° to +45°C (-4° to 113°F) (operating)

Water protection: Compliant to IPX0

Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.)

Dimensions (approx.): 

  • Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.)
  • Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.)
  • Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.)

Pick-up device: 3 x 2/3″ Xensium-FT CMOS

Picture elements: 1920×1080

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

Video Modes
LDX C82 Compact Elite switchable formats: 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F12.0 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50)
  • F11.0 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and 1080p59.94)
  • F18.0 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
  • F16.0 (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 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

Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose (front)

Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male Hirose (front)

USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service

HDMI: viewing

Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control

Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data: D-connector – 15-pin

HD-SDI main output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

HD-SDI viewing output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425

Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level

Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC)

Control Buttons and LED Indications

  • PickMe
  • Menu control: menu select,rotary control
  • Color bar button
  • Info button
  • Filter wheel selection
  • Standard file recall
  • 2 user assignable buttons
  • 2 digit display: Power on, camera number
  • Tally LEDs: On Air; ISO; Call


LDX C82 Compact Première is upgradable to LDX C82 Compact Elite.

Upgrades of more than one level may be achieved with multiple licenses.

LDX C82 Compact Elite is upgradable to LDX C82 Compact WorldCam.

For the LDX C82 Compact Elite and LDX Compact C82 WorldCam, a perpetual GV-eLicense for 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 outputs in 1080i is available.