Grass Valley’s LDK 8000
COPPELL, TEXAS—For almost 30 years,
we’ve provided audiovisual solutions and
technology support to clients nationwide
and around the world.
When we first started this business, we
specialized in multimedia presentations
(slides and audio). Times have certainly
changed, with multiple high-definition formats
in use, and even more are on the way,
with 4K starting to gain traction.
We need flexible equipment solutions
to help us protect our investments while
meeting today’s technological demands.
We only consider future-proofed and topof-
the-line equipment to provide our clients
with the best technology. That’s exactly
what Grass Valley’s LDK 8000 Elite
multiformat HD cameras deliver—a name
and product which are highly respected
throughout the world, and a design that offers
MULTIFORMAT OPERATION IS EASY
As everything we do is live, there are
lots of risks and uncertainties; however,
we’ve found that we can always rely on
the quality and flexibility of the Grass Valley
LDK 8000s. They allow us to switch
between 1080i and 720p at 50 and 59.94
Hz to cover a wide variety of applications,
making the lives of our engineers that
This lightweight camera has a high degree
of durability thanks to its magnesium
alloy body. It’s the lightest camera in its
class, which makes it ideal for handheld
operations, and the optional zoom control
on the top handle makes it easier for us to
shoot at ground level.
The camera’s next-generation 9.2-million
pixel HD-DPM+ CCD sensors are
incredible, providing us with images that
are always “picture perfect.” And the LDK
8000s allow us to handle all of the “oh, bythe-
ways,” that always seem to arise when
you’re doing live production.
It’s this kind of quality and format flexibility
that have made the LDK 8000s such
a fantastic choice. Our clients are sticklers
for quality and it’s comforting to know that
when there’s a demand for 1080p capture,
the LDK 8000s can do it.
We have eight LDK 8000 Elite cameras
that we purchased last August, and we’re
hoping to eventually increase our inventory
GV CAMERAS ARE OLD FRIENDS
Our experience with Grass
Valley cameras dates back to
the company’s LDK 500s. We
were very pleased with their
performance and the support
we received from Grass
Valley. Although we regularly
evaluate products from Grass
Valley’s competitors, our relationship
is extremely strong
and the company continues
to offer best-in-class gear.
Grass Valley has designed the
new LDKs with a high level of
functionality and user-friendliness.
The operating controls are conveniently
arranged and the special features
are very easily accessed.
To keep our clients coming back to us
for event technology support, we have to
provide the best in personnel, equipment
and value. During the past few years, Grass
Valley’s cameras have enabled us to offer a
production service that consistently ticks
off all the boxes.
Bill Brady has been director of video
services at Alford Media since 2008 and
has been with the company since 1995.
He may be contacted at email@example.com.
For additional information, contact
Grass Valley at 800-547-8949 or visit