DCS Announces Adds LDT-V2 Lens Encoder With Wireless Capabilities

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DCS (Digital Camera Systems) announced the availability of the lens encoder with wireless capabilities, the LDT-V2. Following its hard-wired lens encoder LDT-V1, the LDT-V2 provides all the same functions as its predecessor but also adds wireless functionality to stream lens data directly to the media player, enabling the freedom of movement for camera operators.

The LDT-V2 takes raw motor information from a lens control system, smart lens or DCS’ lens encoder LDT-E2, and translates it into human-readable lens data. The LDT-V2 offers virtual production studios the opportunity to wirelessly deliver accurate lens information in real-time, from action to engine. Currently, the LDT-V2 sits as the only system on the market capable of recording and streaming lens data simultaneously.

At just 380 grams, and boasting compact dimensions of L120 x D74 x H30mm, the LDT-V2 provides accurate lens data while taking just a fraction of the valuable space in your camera set-up, and robust proprietary wireless data transmission eliminates the need for cables from camera to computer.

Stream encoded data wirelessly to the LDT-RX1 receiver at 2200-2500 MHz, below Wi-Fi frequencies to cut through the noise on set, or through a wired connection directly to a media player. Record the data by injecting into camera raw files or as a sidecar file on the device itself.

Regardless of camera or lens, the LDT-V2 is filled with versatile features and options that work with existing workflow and equipment. Meaning, whatever setup is being used, the LDT-V2 will be able to stream and record lens data from any lens.

The LDT-V2 real-time lens data streamer is available from today for £8,000 / $10,000, directly from DCS.film with worldwide shipping.