Swiss Technical-Service Provider Purchases Grass Valley Gear for Varied Clientele
auviso audio visual solutions, a technical service provider in Lucerne, Switzerland, has purchased four LDX Première advanced imaging cameras and XCU Elite eXchangeable Control Units with triax transmission from Grass Valley to ensure ultimate camera flexibility for the variety of rental and staging services it provides to its varied client base. Working in tandem, the LDX cameras and XCU base stations provide auviso’s clients with a versatile solution for capturing creative images across a range of productions and venues.
“We work with a variety of customers in live production and in our search for a new camera system, cost-effectiveness and flexibility were at the top of our list,” says Martin Elmiger, Chief Executive Officer at auviso audio visual solutions. “Grass Valley’s LDX Première cameras and XCU base stations have exceeded our expectations. 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 Première is part of Grass Valley’s high-quality LDX Series of camera systems, which also consists of the LDX Flex, the LDX Elite, and the LDX WorldCam. The LDX Première is a high-performance economical dual format HD camera optimized for all broadcast applications offering an unrivalled performance both in cost and imagery. Its core technology is based on the Grass Valley Xensium FT CMOS imager, which enables the camera to deliver superb picture quality even 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.
For optimized control, the LDX Series works in conjunction with XCU base stations, providing full 3G transmission connectivity for both triax and fiber. The unique cradle of the XCU can be pre-mounted and pre-wired in the rack, forming a secure mechanical and electrical connection, so the XCU base stations can easily slide in and out as needed—making them ideal for transfer between OB vans, studios, or any other location.
“We’re delighted to supply auviso with our multipurpose and flexible camera solution for its wide range of clients,” comments Said Bacho, Senior Vice President, EMEA, Grass Valley. “We designed the LDX Series with time saving features such as improved color management and automated controls so operators can focus more on creativity. 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.”