Grass Valley is releasing a new HD 1080p camera range that includes native HDR capabilities. 

The LDX 82 Series comes in four models from the entry level Flex to the WorldCam. The latter can switch between 1080i, 720p and 1080p and features PowerCurves “for shooting under challenging conditions” and a Colour Protect mode to help correct lighting issues.

Each model carries Grass Valley’s version of High Dynamic Range (HDR), called Extended Dynamic Range, and can shoot up to 15 stops of exposure using a Xensium-FT CMOS sensor.

“The LDX 82 Series of cameras is completely unique in its native HDR capabilities, ultimate transmission flexibility, IP transition abilities and overall flexibility,” said Neerav Shah, senior vice president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley.

“Whether an operation requires single format HD or full 1080p support, SDR or HDR, each camera in the series provides the operational and business flexibility needed for today’s fast-paced broadcast world.”

The four cameras are:

  • The LDX 82 Flex - an entry-level model for single format 1080i or 720p acquisition.
  • The LDX 82 Première - a camera that can switch between 1080i and 720p that features Contour Equaliser allowing for alterations to the crispness in the shadows, mid-tones and highlights independently.
  • The LDX 82 Elite - for live HD production, including sport. This shooter can switch between 1080i, 720p and 1080PsF. It also features PowerCurves for shooting under challenging conditions and Color Protect to help correct lighting issues.
  • The LDX 82 WorldCam - a camera that includes all the features of the LDX 82 Elite plus 1080p.

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