LANG enters German broadcast rental market with Grass Valley LDX cameras

LANG AG is expanding its broadcast equipment for the rental market with a suite of camera solutions from Grass Valley. Included in the suite are three LDX Première advanced imaging cameras, three XCU WorldCams and one LDX HiSpeed (LDX HS) 3X super-slow-motion camera along with the companion XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station.

This is the first purchase of Grass Valley cameras by LANG, a player in the staging and event market. “We carefully evaluated all the options in the market, and found that the Grass Valley cameras met our needs perfectly,” said Hubertus Beckmann, technical director. “The advanced technology, proven performance, and ability to upgrade as needed were important factors and make this investment ideal for our supplementation of broadcast equipment in the competitive rental market.” LANG has already purchased several e-Licenses to temporarily upgrade their LDX HS camera to the newest LDX XtremeSpeed 6X ultra-slow-motion camera.

The LDX Première camera delivers performance in standard multiformat 1080i and 720p acquisition and is fully compatible with Grass Valley’s line of 3G transmission solutions that support all HD formats (720p, 1080i and 1080p). The LDX HS camera supports 1080i and 720p with 150 and 179.82 triple-speed frame rates. It is claimed to be the only super-slow-motion camera system available which offers an upgrade path to a fully featured LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) ultra-slow-motion camera system with up to 6X-speed operation.

The XCU base stations give LANG full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The XCU cradles are premounted and prewired in the rack, making a secure mechanical and electrical connection. They can easily slide in and out whenever needed and are transferrable between OB vans, studios or any location. And for high-speed transmission, Grass Valley developed the XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber, which is a future-ready transmission system that effortlessly manages the large bandwidth required by LDX HS and XS cameras.

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