Grass Valley T2 Express, Pro, and Elite iDDRs

Multiformat HD/SD Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders
Grass Valley designed the compact 3-channel (1-record/2-playback) T2 intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR) to be flexible, cost-effective and high-performing with three levels of functionality — Express, Pro, and Elite. T2's advanced nonlinear production features, combined with time tested, VTR-like controls, give you the ultimate in versatility and flexibility. T2 supports a variety of SD and HD formats, and effortlessly integrates into your IT environment for exceptional picture quality and increase efficiencies.

Key Features
  • True HD support — 720p, 1080i and 1080p24
  • Up/down/crossconversion for a wider range of resolutions and application support
  • Native import/playback for most standard formats (see list below)
  • Multiformat support (transcoding to Grass Valley HQ AVI) for most standard and broadcast formats (see list below)
  • Three decks for the price of one — 1 record and 2 playback channels work independently and simultaneously
  • 2-channel synchronized playback for key/fill rolls, edge blend displays, multiscreen and 3D applications
  • Embedded audio (8 channels per SDI connection)
  • AES/EBU audio supported
  • Easy-to-use front panel interface
  • Workstation mode included as standard
  • Simple on-the-fly editing, including trimming, mark in/out, basic transition effects and insertion of placeholders for playlists
  • New, robust design — engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments
  • Integration support for third-party control (BVW, GPIO and AMP)
  • Ingest management including:
  • MXF XDCAM format support with closed caption data
  • Direct ingest to external media/storage
  • User-defined clip names
  • Scheduler
  • Import from Final Cut Pro in QuickTime format using the free Grass Valley HQ codec for Mac onto an exFAT HDD
  • Fast playlist rendering speed (up to 10 times real-time)
  • Supports 720p to 1080i real-time crossconversion
  • File-based operation enhancements including:
  • FTP transfer rate limit to maintain playback performance
  • NTP Synchronization
  • Watch folder transfers
  • Export a growing MXF (XDCAM) file via FTP
  • Export to Sony XDCAM drive (U1/U2)
  • Applications:
  • Events and staging
  • Auditoriums
  • Corporate A/V centers
  • Educational facilities
  • Broadcast display support
  • Regional sports companies
  • Switcher support for playback