auviso audio visual solutions, the system integrator based Lucerne, Switzerland, has purchased four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and XCU Elite eXchangeable Control Units with triax transmission from Grass Valley. The LDX cameras and XCU base stations allow users to capture images across a range of productions and venues.
The LDX Première is part of Grass Valley’s LDX Series of camera systems, which also consists of the LDX Flex, the LDX Elite, and the LDX WorldCam. The LDX Première is a dual format HD camera suitable for all broadcast applications. Its core technology is based on the Grass Valley Xensium FT CMOS imager, which allows for picture delivery in low light conditions. The LDX Première can be scaled up through the GV-eLicense upgrade model that expands the camera’s capabilities to 3G 1080p operation.
“Grass Valley’s LDX Première cameras and XCU base stations have exceeded our expectations,” said Martin Elmiger, CEO at auviso audio visual solutions. “They provide our clients with superior image quality in a versatile and easy to work with package enabling us to expand our offerings. We can now service a wider market here in Switzerland and Central Europe, from low-cost to high-performance, as well as the growing 3G market with an easy upgrade.”
The LDX Series works in conjunction with XCU base stations, providing 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fibre. The cradle of the XCU can be pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack, so its base stations can slide in and out as needed.
“We designed the LDX Series with time saving features such as improved colour management and automated controls so operators can focus more on creativity,” commented Said Bacho, senior vice president, EMEA, Grass Valley. “When coupled with the XCU base stations, the LDX Première delivers extensive usability throughout any operation, whether from an OB van, a studio, or any other venue that auviso’s clients are working in.”