product data sheet
LDK 3000
T h e ec o n o m i c a l c h o i c e
f o r h i g h - q ua l i t y HD
To meet the needs of smaller and
regional studios and production
facilities who need to shoot high-quality
high-definition (HD) content on a tight
budget, Grass Valley has introduced the
LDK 3000 camera series.
The LDK 3000 from Grass Valley™ is the
latest addition to the renowned LDK
family. This multi-format camera system
offers great flexibility and high picture
quality combined with a favorable cost of
With one of the best-known imaging
design teams in the world and multiple
technical Emmy® Awards, Grass Valley
camera products continue to break
ground for innovation and creative ideas.
designed into these imagers such as
DDS—Double Digital Sampling—and dual
integrated A/D converters which create
high-quality, razor-sharp pictures.
Digital signal processing is done with
34-bit precision. This processing includes
all major camera functions such as
gamma, knee, contour, and advanced
selectable color matrix. A full digital
noise reduction system is implemented.
connector and optional integrated
handgrip zoom control, it makes those
difficult low-level shots much easier to
achieve. You can also mount the LDK
3000 in our SuperXpander large lens
adapter to use box-style studio lenses
and a high-quality 7-inch HD black and
white or 8.4-inch color viewfinder.
Transmission of the full bandwidth HD
signal is based on our well proven, highly
robust and reliable triax system. With the
optimized triax system, cable distances
of up to 1200m can be achieved (with
the optional triax repeater this can be
doubled to 2400m). Existing SD triax
infrastructures can be re-used for noncompromise HD acquisition, eliminating
the need for additional investments in
expensive cabling.
In many regions of the world, there is
no standard format for HD production.
Others regions have standardized on
different formats depending on the
application. To support these different
needs, we have created a cost-effective
multi-format HD acquisition system that
supports 1080i50/60 and 720p50/60.
To make images look their best, the
LDK 3000 contains powerful colorimetry
and color-matching capabilities. It also
contains two independent skin-contour
circuits. These circuits allow you to select
any two color values and adjust contour
processing in those areas, thus allowing
improvement in the appearance of facial
tones or of any selected tone.
The LDK 3000 has three 2/3-inch, 2.4
million pixels CMOS imagers specially
developed for broadcast applications.
Many unique features have been
The LDK 3000 has a magnesiumalloy body that gives it a high degree
of durability and is ideal for handheld
operation. And with a rotary HD triax
The LDK 3000 is, of course, fully
integrated in the Ethernet-based C2IP
camera control system from Grass Valley
and is compatible with most LDK camera
family accessories.
• Advanced selectable color matrix
• SuperXpander LLA enables
configuration with full-size studio or
OB lenses and accessories
• Economic high picture quality HD
——Three 2.4 million pixels CMOS
——On-chip dual A/D conversion
——34-bit digital signal processing
——Unique DDS – Double Digital
Sampling – for improved FPN
——Full digital noise reduction
• Emmy Award-winning dual skincontour circuit makes talent look its
• Unique viewfinder focus-assist tools:
——Crawler for creating an active edge
around all objects in focus
——Instant push-button electronic zoom
for enlarging a subject to focus on
fine details
• Full bandwidth triax HD transmission
——Supports standard triax up to
3,900 ft. (1,200m)
——With triax repeater up to 7,800 ft.
• Variable master gain and master color
• On line leaking-pixel correction
• Continuous auto black balance and all
digital auto white balance
product data sheet
HD Camera Head
HD Triax Base Station LDK 4580
Front microphone input: XLR-3 female,
balanced +48V selectable
Weight: 5.3 kg (11.11 lbs., incl. 2" VF
and head+adapter)
Lens connector: Hirose 12-pin
Dimensions (WxHxD): 438 (19" rack) x
88 (2 RU) x 510 mm (17.2 x 3.5 x 20.1 in.)
Dimensions (HxWxL, approx.): 241 x
164 x 373 mm (9.5 x 6.5 x 14.7 in.) with
triax HD adapter
VF connector: 20-pin and HDMI
Operating temperature: -20°C to +45°C
(-4°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature: -20°C to +60°C
(-4°F to +140°F)
Power: Triax or DC 12V; 40W incl. 2" VF
& triax HD adapter
Cable length: Up to 1,200m (3,900 ft.)
Pickup device: 3 x 2/3" CMOS imagers
Picture elements: 1920 x 1080
Digital processing: 34-bit accurate
Lens mount: 2/3" Bayonet type
Optical system: F1.4 prism
Optical filters: Clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND,
1/64ND, 4p star
Exposure: Electronic exposure down to
1/2000 sec
Clean scanning: 50 to 2,000 Hz
Operating temperature: 0°C to +50°C
(+32°F to 122°F)
Signaling in/out:
• D-sub 15-pin, male
• Preview, green tally (call), dry contact
• Yellow tally (iso), dry contact
• Red tally (on-air), dry contact
• Remote audio level control (22-64 dB),
Storage temperature: -40°C to +70°C
(-40°F to 158°F)
Control data: RJ-45 connector for
Ethernet C2IP
Input connectors:
• Audio in: XLR-3-31 type (female x2),
selectable phantom +48V, selectable
• DC 12V in: XLR-4 pin type
Operating humidity: Max. 90% (noncondensing)
Output connectors:
• VF out, BNC type, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω,
switchable to external (SD+HD)
• 1x BNC, SMPTE 292M, HD-SDI
(VF) switchable to HD-SDI (main):
1.5 Gb/s, 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω
• Scriptlight DC-out: 3-pin Fischer,
0.25A/12V DC
• DC-out: 4-pin Hirose, 1.5A/12V DC
and tally indicators
Weight: 17.0 kg (37.5 lbs.)
Triax connector:
• Fischer /00
• Tri-Lock /50
• ARD /05
• Lemo4E /10
• LemoBBC /40
• Lemo3T /15
Control input: 9-pin RS-232C compatible
LDK 5630 TriaxHD Adapter
Input/output connectors:
• Video ref in/prompter out, BNC type,
1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
• Intercom: XLR 5-pin (female x1)
Color correction filters: Electronic:
3200, 5600K, 7500K, 2 AWB presets,
continuous auto white
Video Mode
5" viewfinder: Model No. LDK 5305
CRT >650 TV lines (center)
2" viewfinder: Model No. LDK 5302
CRT >600 TV lines (center)
Sensitivity: 2000 lux @ F9
7" viewfinder: Model No. LDK 4021
CRT >800 TV lines (center). Requires
additional mounting hardware
S/N ratio: 56 dB (typical), 58 dB (with
8.4" viewfinder: Model No. LDK 5308
LCD color flat panel
Temporal frequencies: 50/59.94 Hz
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Shock resistance: Max.10G (transport)/
2G (operating)
Altitude: Max. 50,000 ft.
Power requirements: AC 115V/230V
±15%, 47 to 63 Hz
Power connector: IEC type, 3-pin male
Power consumption: 470 VA or 270
watts max. with studio head; 360 VA or
210 watts max. with port. head
Typical cable length triax:
• 1,200m (3,900 ft.) (14 mm/0.55 in.)
• 700m (2,296 ft.) (11 mm/0.42 in.)
• 500m (1,640 ft.) (8 mm/0.31 in.)
SDI out: BNC 3x, 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE
259M, ITU-R, BT.601
2 Ch. Audio & 2/4-Wire Intercom
Audio out: XLR-3 2x, 0/+6 dBu (±1.5 dB,
max. 18 dBu, 600Ω, gain max. 70 dB)
Frequency response: 40 Hz to 15 kHz,
(+1/-3 dB, 1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)
Distortion: Less than 0.5%
(100 Hz/1 kHz, +6 dBu out, 600Ω)
S/N ratio: 58 dB (unweighted RMS)
Typical cable length triax w/repeater:
• 2,400m (7,800 ft.) (14 mm/0.55 in.)
• 1,400m (4,592 ft.) (11 mm/0.42 in.)
• 1,000m (3280 ft.) (8 mm/0.31 in.)
Intercom in/out: D-sub 15-pin,
female (program in, production in/out,
engineering in/out) in: 0 or 6 dBu (max. 6
or 12 dBu); out: 0 or 6 dBu (±2 dB, max.
12 dBu)
Frequency response: 150 Hz to 6 kHz
(1 kHz, -10 dBu output level)
Teleprompter in: BNC 1x (loop-through
output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω (triax cable 25%
of max. spec)
Reference in: BNC 1x (loop-through
output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω D tri-level sync or
SD black burst
HD-SDI out: BNC 3x, 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω,
SMPTE 292M, 1080i/720p at 59.94/50 Hz
Gain selection: -6 to +12 dB in 3 dB
steps (user-definable presets) or
continuous master gain
Text out: BNC 1x, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω (VBS)
Modulation depth: 50% (typical)
at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in
1080i/720p/50/59.94 mode
Ordering Information
Please contact your authorized Grass Valley representative for more information.
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