Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Philips LDK5 Television Camera

Philips LDK5 Television Camera

In many ways this camera was revolutionary, The CCU was dispensed with and replaced with a power supply, reception and surveillance unit. All the vision processing was done in the camera head with video and digital control signals on the Triax. The use of Triax made OB’s much easier. A modular plug in board system, made first line maintenance quick and easy. The LDK5 could use the TV36 cable instead of Triax, this used the 3 co-ax cables and just two single wires.

A sister camera, the LDK25, used camera cable (TV36) for studios, omitting the triax system.