Grass Valley equips CAMCAT-Systems with LDX C86N Compact Series Cameras

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The new LDX C86N camera features fully native HD/3G/4K with optional HiSpeed, XtremeSpeed and HDR capability

The high-tech Austrian company CAMCAT-Systems GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers for remote controlled cable car camera systems for live broadcast and film productions. Next to reliable high-speed cable cars, one thing CAMCAT knows for sure is the importance of a versatile high-quality camera. The company worked closely in partnership with ON-AIR Broadcast & Multimedia Solutions GmbH, the Austrian Channel Partner for Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, selecting the LDX C86N Compact Series Camera to meet the growing demand for spectacular live sports video footage. This camera delivers stunning imagery and the business flexibility for all applications where a compact form factor is required.


“Often the best shots are those that a cameraman cannot capture with standard equipment. Especially in our business, we rely on small size and lightweight compact cameras which fit into a size-weight optimized gimbal to capture shots that enhance the program and complement more traditional sideline angles,” said Alexander Brozek, managing director, CAMCAT-Systems GmbH. “Grass Valley’s LDX C86N camera offers the same top performance as large studio camera heads without compromising on quality, with versatile features and upgrades based on our specific needs and the ability to capture high-quality footage that makes viewers at home feel like they are right there on the field.”


Launched at NAB 2017, the LDX C86N features three native UHD 2/3” imagers and utilizes DPMUltra (an enhancement to Grass Valley’s Dynamic Pixel Management) to manage the acquisition format and capture high-quality native HD/3G/4K images from anywhere. With the addition of BT.2020 wide color gamut support and optional HDR support, these cameras provide an outstanding solution for all HD/3G/4K applications.


When it’s time to combine the footage into a cohesive program, the LDX C86N Compact Series is fully compatible with the LDX 82, LDX 86 and LDX 86N Series cameras to match perfectly in color reproduction and wide-gamut acquisition.


“Whether you’re competing in a sporting event or filming it, you only get one shot,” said Greg de Bressac, director of channel sales, EMEA, Grass Valley. “The LDX C86N Compact Series offers all the features needed for the fast-paced, widely-watched events that CAMCAT-Systems captures.”

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