Creative Technology Group Orders 10 Grass Valley LDK 3000 HD Cameras
Creative Technology Group, a supplier of specialist audio/visual equipment for the rental and event staging, has placed an order for 10 Grass Valley LDK 3000 multi-format HD cameras.
The LDK 3000 provides solid performance for its price point and the ability to use triax instead of fiber in the field. It supports all 1080i50/60 and 720p50/60 HD formats using three 2/3-inch, 2.4 million pixel Xensium imagers that provide unique features such as double digital sampling and dual integrated A/D converters, used to create high-quality, razor-sharp pictures. It also features an advanced selectable color matrix.
“We wanted to get away from having to use fiber in the field as it is not as robust as triax,” says Jason Meckler, Engineering and Production Manager at the Creative Technology Group. “The LDK 3000 cameras offer full bandwidth triax, which is a big plus for us. We also like the ease of set up—about all the operator has to do is an auto-white balance. Overall, due to the camera’s reliability, it’s one less thing to worry about in the field.”
Another feature that Creative Technology will rely on is the LDK 3000’s operational control panel (OCP). With the Grass Valley LDK Series OCP, a master control unit is not required when wanting to control cameras remotely. There’s also the new 7-inch LCD viewfinder, which provides excellent contrast and minimizes smear on quick pans (due to its high refresh rate). This makes it ideally suited for live sports applications.
“The LDK 3000 series camera has found a home in many facilities around the globe, where cost-effective, high-quality HD production tools are critical to success,” says Jeff Rosica, SVP of Grass Valley. “When you pair the LDK 3000 with the Kayak™ HD production switcher, which Creative Technology plans on doing, you have a reliable system that can be used to produce virtually any type of HD project.”
A long time customer, Creative Technology also owns numerous Grass Valley Turbo and T2 Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders (iDDRs), as well as several Kayak and other standard-definition and HD video production switchers. In the US, Creative Technology maintains locations in Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco.