Grass Valley is going to be presented with a 2010 Technical & Engineering Emmy for its LDK 8300 HD Live Super SloMo Camera System, bringing the company’s Emmy tally to an impressive seventeen.
Since its introduction in 2008, the LDK 8300 HD Live Super SloMo Camera System has been used extensively by major broadcasters and mobile production companies at such major sporting events as the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
“The Grass Valley LDK 8300 is unique in its ability to deliver extremely high-quality images at multiple framerates, allowing it to be used as a standard HD camera and for captivating slow motion effects at 2x or 3x speed,” said Jeff Rosica, senior vice president of Grass Valley. “This latest recognition by NATAS is a testament to our engineering team in Breda, The Netherlands and countless others who have made the LDK 8300 such a resounding success within the global production community. We set the standard in 3x Super Slow-Motion in SD with our LDK 23 camera system and now we’ve set a new standard in HD with the LDK 8300.”
A History in Slow-Motion
For more than 10 years Grass Valley has been a pioneer in the development of slow-motion camera systems for live sports and entertainment productions. Among the milestones:
1998: Introduction of LDK 23HS - Changed slow-motion requirements in sport productions.
2000: Introduction of LDK 23HS mkll - Set the standard for Live Super Slow-Motion in SD.
2004: Introduction of LDK 6200 - First HD Slow-Motion camera on the market.
2008: Introduction of LDK 8300 - Established a new standard for Live Super Slow-Motion in HD.