T2 Express 2, Pro 2, and Elite 2 iDDRs
Digital Recorder/Players

The T2  is a complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout center. The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of a traditional VTR, and one record and two output channels support SD and HD content. The crisp, clear LCD front panel can display high-quality images and is complemented by a software application suite for managing and selecting media clips, clip editing and trimming, and playout — including playlist creation.

 

T2 Express 2 (HDD)

  • RAID-0 (500 GB HDD x2) 
  • 1 TB usable storage — 14 hours recording capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s) — 36 hours of XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s

T2 Pro 2 (HDD)

  • RAID-10 (500 GB HDD x4) 
  • 1 TB usable storage — 14 hours recording capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s) — 36 hours of XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s

T2 Elite 2 (SSD)

  • RAID-0 (1 TB SSD x2) 
  • 2 TB usable storage — 28 hours recording capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s) — 72 hours XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s
T2 iDDR Insights & Highlights
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  • True HD support — 720p, 1080i and 1080p24 
  • Up/downconversion for a wider range of resolutions and application support
  • Native import/playback for most standard formats (see list below)
  • Synchronize multiple T2s for 4K playback
  • 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, markers with comments, basic transition effects and insertion of placeholders for playlists
  • Robust design — engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments 
  • Full back-up and restore feature
  • Timecode chase playback with LTC input
  • 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
  • Supports ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 (T2 Elite 2 only)
  • 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
  • Direct access to a media folder with EDIUS and the ability to edit a growing file — AVI (Grass Valley HQ) and MXF (XDCAM). T2 Elite 2 only
  • Export a growing MXF (XDCAM) file via FTP
  • Export to Sony XDCAM drive (U1/U2)
  • Media card reader (T2 Elite 2 only) — SD, SD (UHS-II), CF, SxS, 2.5-inch SSD

Applications

  • Events and staging
  • Auditoriums
  • Corporate A/V centers
  • Educational facilities
  • Broadcast display support
  • Regional sports companies
  • Switcher support for playback

 

T2 Configurations
1 SD/HD input, 2 SD/HD outputs

Video Input
Format Support Types: High-definition, standard-definition
Connections: SD/HD SDI, analog component (Y-Pb-Pr), DVI-I, composite
Recording Formats: AVI-Grass Valley HQ, 4:2:2, XDCAM HD422, HD, IMX, DVCAM. 
Bit Rate: Up to 200 Mb/s
Resolutions SD/Frame Rate: 720x576i50, 720x486i59.94
Resolutions HD/Frame Rate: 1920x1080i59.94, 1920x1080i50, 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080PsF24, 1920x1080p23.98, 1920x1080PsF23.98, 1440x1080i59.94, 1440x1080i50, 1440x1080p24, 1440x1080PsF24, 1440x1080p23.98, 1440x1080PsF23.98, 1280x720p59.94, 1280x720p50

Video Outputs
Format Support Types: High-definition, standard-definition, computer
Connections: SD/HD SDI (one for each playback channel), analog component, DVI-I (one for each playback channel, except RGB), composite
Playback Format (Native Import/Playback):
  • AVC ULTRA (AVC-Intra 200; AVC LongG 50/25)
    AVCHD (H.264/AVC)
    AVI (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQ + Alpha)
    GF (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, MPEG-2)
    MXF (Grass Valley HQ, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 200, D10, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, H.264/AVC, MPEG-2)
    P2 (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100)
    XAVC (XAVC HD Intra 100/50; Long422 50/35/25)
    XAVC S (H.264/AVC)
    XDCAM (DV, IMX, MPEG-2)
    XDCAM EX (MPEG-2) 
    QuickTime (Grass Valley HQ, ProRes 422 ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy) (Grass Valley HQ + Alpha, ProRes 4444 – T2 Elite 2 only)
    MP4 (H.264/AVC)
    AVC ULTRA (AVC-Intra 200; AVC LongG 50/25)
  • AVCHD (H.264/AVC)
  • AVI (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQ + Alpha)
  • GF (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, MPEG-2)
  • MXF (Grass Valley HQ, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 200, D10, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, H.264/AVC, MPEG-2)
  • P2 (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100)
  • XAVC (XAVC HD Intra 100/50; Long422 50/35/25)
  • XAVC S (H.264/AVC)
  • XDCAM (DV, IMX, MPEG-2)XDCAM EX (MPEG-2) 
  • QuickTime (Grass Valley HQ, ProRes 422 ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 Proxy) (Grass Valley HQ + Alpha, ProRes 4444 – T2 Elite 2 only)
  • MP4 (H.264/AVC)
Bit Rate: Up to 200 Mb/s per channel
Resolutions SD/Frame Rate: 720x576i50, 720x486i59.94
Resolutions HD/Frame Rate: 1920x1080i59.94, 1920x1080i50, 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080PsF24, 1920x1080p23.98, 1920x1080PsF23.98, 1280x720p59.94, 1280x720p50, 1280x720p23.98
Computer Resolutions: 1280x1024, 1024x768, 800x600, 640x480

Audio Input
Analog Audio: 2 channels, XLR connections
Digital:
  • AES/EBU (2 channels), BNC connections
  • Embedded audio on SDI, HD or SD (8 channels)
Recording Format: 24-bit, PCM, 48 kHz sampling (20-bit PCM for SD-SDI)

Audio Output
Analog Audio: 2 channels per output video, XLR connections
Digital:
  • AES/EBU (2 channels), BNC connections
  • Embedded audio on SDI, HD or SD (8 channels)
Recording Format: 24-bit, PCM, 48 kHz sampling (20-bit PCM for SD-SDI)

Export File Compatibility
Export: Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQ + Alpha, MXF (XDCAM HD422 (50 Mb/s), HD (25 Mb/s), IMX, DV)
Transcoding to Grass Valley HQ AVI:
  • AVI (Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQX + Alpha, Grass Valley Lossless, uncompressed)
  • MPEG-2
  • MXF (Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQX + Alpha, Grass Valley HQ)
  • P2 (AVC-Intra 2K 422, AVC-Intra 4K LT, AVC-Intra 4K 422)
  • QuickTime (Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQX + Alpha, DV, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, H.264, JPEG2000, animation, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Photo JPEG, PNG, ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, QuickTime Video, Sorenson Video 3, uncompressed)
  • Windows Media (Windows Media Video)
  • Sequenced files (TGA ,BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF)
Rewrapping MXF (OP-1a):
  • GXF (AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, D10 DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO, DV, MPEG-2)
  • P2 (DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC‑Intra 100)
  • P2 (AVC-Intra 200, AVC-LongG 50, AVC-LongG 25)
Control
Protocol: BVW (pre-roll/post-roll, variable control in sync mode, audio monitoring with variable speed), GPI, AMP (Advanced Media Protocol) for Grass Valley switchers and external control software
Timecode chase playback with LTC input 
Connections: RS-422 (9-pin D Conn per channel), Ethernet

Technology
Connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0), VGA, DVI-I 
Storage Capacity:
  • T2 Express 2: 1 TB (RAID-0, 500 GB HDD x2), Approx. 14 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s) – 36 hours XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s
  • T2 Pro 2: 1 TB (RAID-10, 500 GB HDD x4), Approx. 14 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s) – 36 hours of XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s 
  • T2 Elite 2: 2 TB (RAID-0, 1 TB SSD x2), Approx. 28 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s) – 72 hours of XDCAM HD422 @ 50 Mb/s 

Physical
Dimensions: 550x430x140 mm (21.6x16.9x5.5 in.)
Weight: 15 kg (33 lbs.)
Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)

Options and Accessories
Rackmount Kit
SNFS Option: Required to connect the T2 to a K2 SAN using the SNFS file system.
Note: The T2 can connect to a K2 SAN via FTP without this option.

T2 Express 2, Pro 2, and Elite 2 iDDRs: Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders Datasheet

Each of the three T2 digital recorder/players models (T2 Express 2, Pro 2 and Elite 2) brings full high-definition capture and playback to the video professional. Additionally, each T2 supports real-time HD crossconversion and faster than real-time playlist rendering.

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