Grass Valley at Mediatech


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, understands how important it is for broadcasters to

have the right tools at the right time and to invest with confidence, knowing that

“future ready’ solutions are the key to helping customers ensure long-term business

At Mediatech, Grass Valley will be showcasing the latest in cameras and 4K
production, advanced infrastructure, IP-based solutions, and more.

LDX 86 Universe

The brand new LDX 86 Universe brings 4K and extreme-speed storytelling into the

mainstream, enabling any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K

or extreme-speed acquisition/replay and requiring no additional positions or
The LDX 86 Universe offers format flexibility with the same high sensitivity and

dynamic range performance in all formats. Utilising Grass Valley’s proprietary
Xensium-FT CMOS, this new camera delivers superb picture quality in 4K and
extreme-speed; even in difficult lighting conditions. Furthermore, the LDX 86
Universe can be used in any camera position where a 1X, 3X or 6X camera is

K2 Dyno Universe Replay System

In combination with the new K2 Dyno Universe Replay System, the power of 4K or

6X acquisition becomes affordable for all camera angles and replay positions. With

the new solution, 6X HD and 4K workflows for all camera and replay positions are

possible, using the same number of replay operators and same amount of rack


Focus 70 Live camera

For broadcasters seeking a cost-effective alternative to the LDX series, the Focus 70

Live camera represents a new entry level into the Grass Valley camera line, with

high-quality image performance for less demanding applications. Consisting of two

different single HD format camera heads, the camera offers a feature set optimised

for many of the typical live studio and field applications, in combination with an

easy-to-operate control solution.
The Focus 70 Live is based on the LDX Series technology, using the same level of

quality for the optical blocks, mechanics and three fully digital Xensium-FT CMOS

imagers with global shutter. Standard B4 2/3-inch lens mounts can be used, and

due to the camera’s high sensitivity, less lighting is required.

Other highlights

Other highlights at Mediatech will include iTX 2.6, Grass Valley’s leading integrated

playout platform with an all new broadcast engine; NVISION 8500 routers, which

provide enterprise-class routing for production and playout applications from trucks

to the largest engine rooms; the Karrera Video Production Center, featuring a new

modular approach to production switchers that delivers more creativity to create

compelling and engaging content with multiformat support including 1080p and 4K;

the Vertigo Suite of graphics automation and asset management tools for workflow

efficiency; captioning and subtitles with Softel Swift Create, one of the most widely

deployed solutions around the world, offering expert, efficient support for pre-
prepared subtitles or live programming; and EDIUS 8, the latest version of Grass

Valley’s editing platform designed for production and broadcast news with a
refreshed GUI and additional functionality.

Finally, Grass Valley will also demonstrate its Glass-to-Glass IP solution, which

spans the workflow chain of cameras, routers, servers, signal processing,
production switchers and multiviewers. At the center of the solution is GV
Convergent SDN (software-defined networks), the non-proprietary solution for
managing an IP network by using SDN (software-defined network) and COTS
(commercial off-the-shelf) switches in a familiar, broadcast-centric control

Visit Grass Valley at Stand D13.


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