Grass Valley presents its first SMPTE 2110 compact camera with NativeIP

Grass Valley has announced the launch of its LDX C135 compact camera for easy positioning and remote operation, which it will showcase at NAB Show 2023.

It is a camera with all the features of the UHD HDR native LDX 135 camera – high sensitivity Global Shutter imagers, Native HDR in PQ, HLG, and S-Log – in a compact head that is easy to position anywhere. Its size and mounting options make it ideal for automated studio applications as well as typical sports applications, wirecam, gimball (helicopter) and unmanned applications.

This camera shares the unique ability of the LDX 100 series to operate in an SDI configuration or in multiple IP configurations. With the NativeIP option, the camera becomes a fully SMPTE ST 2110 enabled camera straight from the camera with no external conversion. For fast setup, NMOS support makes the camera immediately recognizable when plugged into a network.

The LDX C135 offers the option for in-camera compression, starting with the HQ-Low latency JPEG XS compression eliminating the need for extra equipment to adapt to local bandwidth constraints. Also supports Creative Grading for remote IP or cloud-connected shading. Offers  a high sensitivity F11@2000 lux vs F9@2000 lux) global shutter via its three new Xenios imagers that result in wider dynamic range in HDR mode, improved signal-to-noise ratio by reducing gain for cleaner images; greater depth of field by allowing smaller lens apertures for easier and better focusing.

“Grass Valley remains one of the strongest brands in the media and entertainment industry with a proven track record in delivering best-in-class cameras for live production,” says Louis Hernandez Jr., CEO Grass Valley. “With our continued investment in our camera portfolio, our newly announced C135 compact camera with NativeIP integrates seamlessly with the entire GV Media Universe (GVMU) to unlock new possibilities especially for sports, gimball and wirecam applications.”

“We are seeing widespread implementation of IP networks for studios, venues, and production trucks,” said Paul de Bresser, Product Manager Grass Valley. “With its NativeIP capability, the LDX C135 fits perfectly in this environment. Not only is it simple to deploy in minutes, you can easily connect and operate cameras from anywhere you like – providing a lot of flexibility in today’s REMI productions.”

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