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The LDK 8000 provides users with the best high definition camera for today’s demanding events along with a platform for tomorrow’s 1080/50p and 1080/60p image capture with a 14-bit A-to-D, an improved optical block with the next generation of the HD DPM+ frame transfer CCDs, HDMI output for monitoring and net workable camera control.

The camera head uses HD-DPM+™ CCD sensors which offer superior performance and ultimate flexibility. Native wide screen pictures in the high-definition formats 1080i, 1080p
(WorldCam) and 720p are produced at the touch of a button. This unique native multi-format capability is realized with innovative 9.2 million pixel 2/3″ CCD sensors. These allow vertically grouping of different numbers of pixels on the sensors themselves. There is no need for HDTV format conversion during digital signal processing which would lead to quality degradation. These sensors have a high dynamic range and high linear sensitivity across all camera lens apertures. They are based on Frame Transfer technology, which ensures that there is neither lag nor smear.

The advanced digital processing of the camera is based on 14-bit A/D converters and more than 22-bit internal processing. All major camera functions are processed in the digital
domain, including knee, gamma, contour, matrix and colour correction. The intelligent continuous automatics facility provides automatic control of black levels and
black shading. Each sensor provides black reference signals that are used to monitor temperature changes. This means that continuous automatic correction is applied without
operator intervention. The digital contour processing uses full amplitude video RGB signals via an extended dynamic range contour circuit. Colorimetry is selected by means of a variable 6-point digital matrix or via preset matrices. Digital gamma circuits provide a wide range of standardised gamma curves and enable soft contrast in black scenes to be enhanced, together with hard contrast  and saturated colour in bright scenes. The matrix and gamma sequence is software programmable for precise colour matching.