RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Systems Datasheet

Integrated Robotic Camera Systems
RS-LDX integrated robotic camera solutions are fully integrated, turnkey
camera systems based on the Grass Valley LDX Compact series cameras ,
ideal for studio, newsroom or live production applications.
RS-LDX systems are based on the LDX Compact
cameras, which utilize Grass Valley’s in-house
designed Xensium-FT CMOS imager, providing pristine images in a variety of HD resolutions. With the
TrueTexture feature, the RS-LDX camera preserves
texture throughout all processing parameters. The
cameras also offer an advanced image processing
improvement for enhanced colorimetry, color-matching, and picture performance.
The RS-LDX includes a precision pan/tilt head with
a smooth variable operating speed, high-speed
motors, and whisper-quiet operation. Digital servo
controls provide a single operator with smooth and
natural control over camera and lens positioning as
well as camera shading.
The RS-CP control panel provides complete camera
and lens control so that you can deploy the camera
robotics systems without costly additional OCPs.
The RS-CP is also certified to work with numerous
third-party camera robotic systems such as those
from Panasonic, Sony and Canon.
RS-LDX systems offer switchable formats in each
model: RS-LDX Première (switchable 1080i50/59.94
and 720p50/59.94), RS-LDX Elite (switchable
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94,
and 720p50/59.94), and RS-LDX WorldCam (switchable 1080p50/59.94 (3G), 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97
(artistic), 1080i50/59.94, and 720p50/59.94) with an
optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i output on the RS-LDX Elite
and RS-LDX WorldCam. Additionally, the RS-LDX
Première can be software upgraded to the RS-LDX
Elite, which can then be software upgraded to the
RS-LDX WorldCam.
RS-LDX integrates seamlessly as an option to the
Ignite Automated Production System. Operators can
configure these camera systems with Ignite for automated operation during live productions. Operators
can recall camera location presets right from the
Ignite timeline as part of a transition macro event,
which further streamlines the production workflow
with a minimum of intervention.
RS-LDX Cameras
To make images look their best, the LDX cameras incorporate
TrueTexture — a unique feature to preserve texture throughout
all processing parameters. The cameras also offer multiple image
processing improvements for enhanced colorimetry, color-matching
and picture performance.
S-LDX systems include a precision pan/
tilt head with smooth variable operating
speed. Heavy-duty bearings and motors
with isolation mounts provide steady and quiet
operation. Smooth motion is accomplished using
digital servo controls and gives a single operator
potent, yet natural control over camera and lens
positioning as well as camera shading.
The robotics can be used with any digital full
servo lens. Two hundred and fifty-five presets
are available, memorizing pan, tilt, zoom, focus,
televator, iris and master pedestal. Through its
integrated touchscreen graphical user interface,
the robotic operator can control camera shading, assign cameras and shows and trim camera
presets. These parameters can be assigned to a
user-definable knob that enables rapid recall and
adjustment of camera presets. The control panel
can be designed to work in a stand-alone configuration, or networked with a group of panels
sharing a common enterprise database.
The RS-LDX Studio Control System software
provides a flexible architecture for studio automation via a touchscreen video monitor which
enables camera shot storyboarding for faster
and more efficient live recall. Control of camera
positions, CCU controls and peripheral devices
provide a single operator efficient control of studio operations. Up to 16 shots are displayed on
the touchscreen at any one time. When recalling
a shot, all axis begin and end simultaneously
creating on-air quality moves. A joystick control
panel provides trim controls for pan, tilt, zoom,
focus, iris and master pedestal to adjust the camera parameters.
The robotic head receives power from a rack
mounted, fully redundant power supply. A powerful DC-DC converter at the base of the pan/
tilt head converts 48V through a 150-foot power
cable to appropriate voltage levels for the head,
auxiliary robotics devices, camera, lens, viewfinder, optional teleprompter and confidence
monitor. Another powerful option which can be
added to RS-LDX packages is an elevating pedestal which is a motorized, remotely controlled
telescoping tripod. The elevating pedestals are
designed to add pedestal height control to the
Telemetrics Robotic Pan/Tilt product line.
• High sensitivity and dynamic range in all
lighting conditions
• Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no
increase in lighting requirements
• Switchable video formats — the first 3G-capable compact camera system
• Secondary color correction
• Chromatic Lens Aberration and Sharpness
Solution (CLASS) removes registration errors
caused by chromatic aberrations from the
• RGB 10-bit 4:4:4 output option for highest
performance chromakey applications
• Supports BT.2020 wide color gamut
• Optional native HDR support using SMPTE
ST 2084 and HLG
• In-camera flip/rotate functionality, without
added delay for 3D
• Flexible mechanical mounting options — easy
mounting for robotics
• Proven reliability for hard-to-reach locations
• Ignite Automated Production Systems integration
• Does not require additional costly additional
OCPs — camera settings can be addressed
directly from the control panel
• RS-CP is certified with many third-party camera robotic systems, including solutions from
Panasonic, Sony and Canon
RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Systems
Sensitivity @ 2000 lux
RScan be upgraded to
RSRSRScan be upgraded to
RS-LDX WorldCam
Next-generation Xensium-FT
F12 typical (all 50 Hz modes) / F11 typical (all 59.94 Hz modes)
S/N ratio
60 dB (typical)
Increased sensitivity
Improved digital noise reduction
TrueTexture: texture is preserved throughout all
processing parameters
Switchable video formats: 1080i50/59.94 and
Switchable video formats:
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94,
Switchable video formats: 1080p50/59.94 (3G),
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 (artistic), 1080i50/59.94,
Optional RGB 4:4:4 1080i outputs
Effortless 1080p50/59.94 acquisition with no
increased lighting requirement
Suitability for 3D productions
Support of BT.2020 wide color gamut
Native HDR support using SMPTE ST 2084 and HLG
ArtTouch: smart coupling of video control functions
Perfect picture matching across the complete LDX
Series as well as the LDK installed base
Camera head with easy access to control buttons,
including the new PickMe button
CLASS: advanced electronic lens error correction
Standard secondary color corrector (two-color)
Advanced secondary color corrector (up to six sets
for color hue, saturation and luminance adjustment)
Compatible with C2IP control systems
Second motorized optical filter wheel with 4P-star
and soft focus
Dynamic aperture correction
Dynamic contour equalizer
Power curve gamma control
Depth of field indicator
* Multiple licenses may be purchased to upgrade more than one level (e.g., RS-LDX Première to RS-LDX WorldCam), on a perpetual or 7-day term basis. The B.O.W.L. (bunch of weekly licenses) licensing
option allows users to preorder any number of 7-day licenses and activate them as needed.
RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Systems
Power: approx. 30W
Temperature range: -20° to 45°C (-4° to
113°F) (operating)
Water protection: Compliant to IPX0
Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K,
7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous
auto white
Digital resolution: Floating point A/D conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit
processing in RGB
Exposure: electronic exposure down to 1/1000
Horizontal resolution: >1,000 TV lines
Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.)
Video Modes
Dimensions (approx.):
• Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.)
• Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.)
• Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.)
RS-LDX Première switchable formats:
1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
RS-LDX Elite switchable formats:
1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 &
RS-LDX WorldCam switchable formats:
1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97,
1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94
Pick-up device: 3 x 2/3" Xensium-FT CMOS
Picture elements: 1920x1080
Smear: no vertical smear
Shutter: no mechanical shutter
Optical system: F1.4 prism
Lens mount: 2/3" Bayonet type
Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels
• Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND,
1/16 ND, 1/64 ND
• Optical filters on second wheel: clear,
4P-star, soft focus
Gain selection: -6 dB to +18 dB in 3 dB steps
(user-definable presets) or continuous master
Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose
Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male
Hirose (front)
USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service
HDMI: viewing
Sensitivity at 2000 lux:
• F12 (1080i50, 720p50 and 1080p50)
• F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 and
• F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25)
• F16 (1080PsF29.97)
Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control
Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data:
D-connector– 15 pin
HD-SDI main output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω,
SMPTE 292M, 424/425M
HD-SDI viewing output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω,
SMPTE 292M, 424/425M
S/N ratio: 60 dB typical
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level
Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800
TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 &
720p50/59.94 modes
Serial to Camera
Aux Connector
STD File
Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC)
USB connector
HDMI connector
C2IP (Network)
RS-LDX Première is upgradable to RS-LDX Elite.
Upgrades of more than one level may be
achieved with multiple licenses.
RS-LDX Elite is upgradable to RS-LDX WorldCam.
For the RS-LDX Elite and RS-LDX WorldCam,
a perpetual GV-eLicense for 10-bit RGB 4:4:4
outputs in 1080i is available.
HDR Operation: A perpetual license for the
addition of true 15 F-stop HDR op­eration for all
RS-LDX camera heads is available.
Control Buttons and LED Indications
• PickMe
• Menu control: menu select,rotary control
• Color bar button
• Info button
• Filter wheel selection
• Standard file recall
• 2 user assignable buttons
• 2 digit display: Power on, camera number
• Tally LEDs: On Air; ISO; Call
Main Video output
Viewing output
DC In (11-17 V)
DC Power input
DC Power
Ethernet In
RS-LDX cameras provide camera control over Ethernet, but also allows OCPs to plug into the Ethernet
port on the back of the camera. This is a big advantage in that it provides two options for control. The
camera is powered from the PT head as well.
RS-LDX Première
Robotic Head
Pan travel (max.): 340° with end stops (360°
without end stops)
Tilt travel (max.): ±35° (+35°, -90° PTO-HPS2-EA)
End stop resolution: electronic smooth stop
Min./max. pan velocity: 0.01° to 25°/sec (40°/
sec high-speed (PTO-POS4-HS, 37 dB)
Min./max tilt velocity: 0.01°to 25°/sec (40°/
sec high-speed (PTO-POS4-HS, 37 dB)
Stopping accuracy: ±5 arc min/0.08°
Audible noise: 31 dB(A) max. IEC free field
Input power connector: 7-pin male XLR
Operating modes:
• 32-bit velocity and positional servo control
• Preset position with multi-axis convergence
Camera power: 40W (13.5 VDC, 3A max.)
PTO-HP-S4-EY: extended yoke*1
Communication/control: Ethernet, RS-232
serial interface, RS-422 serial interface
PTO-HP-S4-EA: extended arms*2
Mounting: upright or inverted
Dynamic load: 16 kg (35 lbs.)
Weight: 6.3 kg (14 lbs.)
PTO-HP-S4-EX/CC: extender/contact closure
*1 Use when head is inverted with a full-size
*2 Gives the camera clearance to point
directly downward.
Input voltage: 38-53 VDC
Max. input current: 6.8A
RS-LDX Elite/WorldCam
Robotic Head
Pan travel (max.): 360° with end stops (720°
without end stops)
Tilt travel (max.): ±180° (+25°, -15° with
End stop resolution: electronic smooth stop
Min./max. pan velocity: 0.01° to 90°/sec (90°/
sec high-speed
Audible noise: 31 dB(A) max. IEC free field
Operating modes: Velocity, Position Cut & Fade
w/convergence, Motion Key Frame, Manual w/
Tally: Red and green integrated & output I/O
Weight: 17 kg (38 lbs.)
Virtual data output: Ethernet UDP, RS-232,
Input voltage: 38-53 VDC (10A max)
Stopping accuracy: 60 arc sec (0.016°)
Input power connector: 7-pin male XLR
Temperature Range: Operating 4º to 50ºC (40º
to120ºF); Storage -30º to +60ºC (-22º to 140ºF)
Payload: 38.5 kg (85 lbs.) load on center of
Min./max tilt velocity: 0.01°to 90°/sec (90°/
sec high-speed
Acceleration: 90°/sec2 (PTO-LP-S4-HS)*
Teleprompter & Talent Monitor Power
Output: 120W (13.5 VDC, 8.9A max.)
Max. input current: 6.8A
PTO-LP-S4-TC-VS: LP virtual studio option
*Velocity and acceleration are load dependent.
Compatible lenses: Analog teleconference &
digital full servo lenses
Camera power: 50W (13.5 VDC, 3.7A max.)
RS-LDX Integrated Robotic Camera Systems
RS-LDX Première
• Support for 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94 video formats
• Première robot supporting up to a 12-inch teleprompter (confidence monitor not supported)
• Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable
RS Control Panel – Robotic camera control operator panel
RS-LDX Elite
• 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 and 720p50/59.94 video formats
• Elite/WorldCam robot supporting up to a 19-inch teleprompter
• Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable
RS 19 Prompter – 19-inch LCD flat panel teleprompter
RS-LDX WorldCam
• 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97 and 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 video formats
• Elite/WorldCam robot supporting up to a 19-inch prompter
• Rack mounted, fully redundant power solution with 150-foot power cable
KJ17ex7.7B IASE – Canon full servo digital lens with 2x extender
RS Studio Control System – Studio Control System touchscreen application
RS Televator – Remotely controlled, motorized, telescoping, elevating pedestal
RS 12 Prompter – 12-inch flat panel teleprompter
RS Confidence Monitor – 17-inch confidence monitor
ZA17x7.6BRD – Fujinon full servo digital lens without 2x extender
ZA22x7.6BRD – Fujinon full servo digital lens without 2x extender
KJ22eX7.6B IASE – Canon full servo digital lens with 2x extender
Various lens cables
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