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NEP Europe buys 75 IP-enabled 4K UHD HDR cameras

Cameras will be deployed across the company's fleet of OB trucks and studios

NEP Europe has acquired 75 IP-enabled 4K UHD HDR cameras from Grass Valley.

The cameras will be deployed across the company’s fleet of OB trucks and studios.

The new LDX 86N 4K cameras, along with XCU Universe UXF camera base stations, enable users to switch from native 4K UHD to HD, with 15 F-stop HDR operation. The added IP connectivity also allows NEP to meet a range of live production needs, including remote production. The company said 45 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.

Each new camera is equipped with a DirectIP licence 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.

“We have a strong reputation for delivering first class, premium content services to our clients and for bringing together the right technology to support the most complex production requirements,” said Paul Henriksen, president, NEP Europe. “We have a longstanding relationship with Grass Valley – they understand our needs as an organisation, and we know they are unmatched when it comes to delivering the high-quality solutions we demand. 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.”