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Broadcast Rental invests in Grass Valley

Broadcast Rental has purchased the LDX XtremeSpeed camera system and XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station and adapters from Grass Valley.

Netherlands-based rental house Broadcast Rental has purchased the LDX XtremeSpeed (LDX XS) camera system as well as the XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber base station and adapters from Grass Valley.

Introduced at NAB 2014, the LDX XS is an ultra slow-motion camera system, available in both standard and compact forms. The handheld camera delivers instant time-to-air and integrates into live workflows with 3X and 6X speeds (plus a live 1X standard speed output). The LDX XS camera is equipped with AnyLightXtreme, designed to eliminate the problem of light flicker in super and ultra slow-motion image capture.

“By adding Grass Valley’s new LDX XS cameras to our equipment roster, we’re broadening our customer base and giving them the ability to work in super slow-motion and ultra slow-motion applications, as well as perfectly integrating into existing workflows,” said Geert Paul Slee, CEO at Broadcast Rental. “The cameras deliver stunning image quality at impressive frame rates, the first time we tested them we were immediately impressed.”

The LDX XS takes advantage of Grass Valley’s proprietary Xensium-FT CMOS imagers that aim to deliver superb picture quality, high sensitivity and high dynamic range. Grass Valley has developed a new fibre transmission XCU XtremeSpeed XF Fiber, that manages the large bandwidth required by LDX cameras. The rack-mounted XCU cradle is compatible with the 3G transmission XCUs, making the XCU chassis easily removable and transferrable between OB vans, studios and other locations. Customers can quickly convert a normal speed camera position into a high-speed camera position.