Grass Valley cameras to capture sports for Germany’s Triofilm

Düsseldorf-based Triofilm TV has selected five LDX Series cameras and one LDK 8300 Live Super SloMo camera system from Grass Valley as part of the HD live production workflow in its new OB van. The truck will hit the road in the spring to cover sports and entertainment events.

Explaining the selection of the LDX Première high performance dual-format HD cameras, Uwe Beier, managing director of Triofilm TV, comments: “We really like the new LDX camera and its software-based features, which will help us to keep the cameras up-to-date with formats and features, no matter what the client needs. There’s no disputing that Grass Valley cameras, including the LDK 8300 Super SloMo camera, are the workhorse of the OB van industry—and with the new LDX Series cameras, I believe Grass Valley has another winner on its hands.”

One of the main features of the LDX Series are three new, in-house developed, Xensium-FT CMOS imagers, which are designed to provide pristine images in a variety of HD resolutions while eliminating typical CMOS artefacts. The flexibility of the camera system was also paramount to Triofilm, as the LDX Première delivers functionality in software that can be simply and easily upgraded.

Triofilm TV ordered the LDX Première cameras with the Grass Valley 3G Transmission system (triax) and fiber/triax twin base stations. Alongside the LDX Première (1080i50/60 and 720p50/60), the Grass Valley LDX Series includes the LDX Elite (1080PsF, 1080i50/60, and 720p50/60), and LDX WorldCam (1080p50/60, 1080PsF, 1080i50/60, and 720p50/60) models. Both the LDX Première and LDX Elite models are software-upgradable to the next level within the series.

Alan Wright, regional president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Grass Valley, comments: “Triofilm TV has set itself apart from the competition with the LDX Première cameras. With leading-edge HD capabilities and the ability to upgrade camera functionality as needed to meet client demands, Triofilm has made a smart investment that will quickly pay in dividends.”

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