NEP Europe purchases 75 Grass Valley UHD cameras for Germany and Italy

NEP Europe has bought 75 IP-enabled Grass Valley LDX 86N 4K cameras that it will add to its OB fleets and studio facilities in Germany and Italy.

Forty-five of the cameras will be upgrades of NEP’s existing Grass Valley cameras in Germany with the remaining 30 replacing cameras from another manufacturer at the company’s Italian operation.

The new cameras, purchased along with accompanying XCU Universe UXF camera base stations, will allow the broadcast services provider to switch between native 4K UHD and HD when capturing live events.

The LDX 86N has 15 F-stop HDR operation and IP connectivity so that it can be used for remote production.

Paul Henriksen, president, NEP Europe, said: “We have a strong reputation for delivering first class, premium content services to our clients and for bringing together the right technology to support the most complex production requirements.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Grass Valley – they understand our needs as an organization, and we know they are unmatched when it comes to delivering the high-quality solutions we demand. The advanced IP connectivity in these cameras will help us support increasingly diverse live productions, and also provide flawless native 4K images that our clients expect. Having Grass Valley as our primary camera supplier will greatly benefit us and our clients.”

Each new camera is equipped with a DirectIP license to support uncompressed signal distribution. Using the DirectIP configuration, signals can be transmitted from the camera to the XCU base station via a standard IP network connection.

Tim Banks, vice president, EMEA at Grass Valley added: “We have been partnering with NEP Worldwide for many years and we are proud that the company has chosen to work with us again as it takes these important next steps of IP adoption in Europe.”

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