The new IP enabled LDX 86N 4K cameras will be used in NEP’s fleet of OB trucks and studios in Germany and Italy

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Outside broadcast firm NEP Europe has ordered 75 IP-enabled 4K UHD HDR cameras (pictured below) from Grass Valley for its operations in Germany and Italy.

NEP has already taken delivery of the new live production equipment, which will be used in its fleet of OB trucks and studios.

The new LDX 86N 4K cameras along with the XCU Universe UXF camera base stations can switch from native 4K UHD to HD, and come with a 15 F-stop HDR operation.

The IP connectivity of the cameras also allows NEP to meet a range of live production needs, including remote production.

Each 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.

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

NEP Europe president Paul Henriksen said: “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.”

Grass Valley vice president for EMEA Tim Banks said: “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.”