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T2 Classic iDDR
A Next Generation Classic

An Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder with Unmatched Flexibility, Price, and Performance

You need flexibility, simplicity, and performance...without adding expensive, bulky equipment.

Grass Valley's T2™ Classic—an intelligent digital disk recorder (iDDR) that combines advanced nonlinear production features with VTR-like controls—is your solution.

With T2 Classic, you'll get the SD/HD format support you need. Plus, with independently functioning playback and record channels, you'll have a 3-in-1 server system with a small footprint, so you can increase operational efficiency and save on space and power.

Efficient with a capital "E": With T2 Classic's two playback channels, plus one record channel, you can use all three channel at the same time. You can ingest live video on one channel, play edited content on one playback channel, and edit sub clips on the second playback channel for maximum efficiency.

Save money, space, and power: With a compact footprint, and three-in-one capabilities, you'll have the flexibility you need to ingest, monitor, play, and edit regardless of space, saving you money and power.

Integrate Anywhere: With T2 Classic's powerful features, including a large high-resolution touchscreen and easy-to-use, intuitive controls, you'll have effortless integration and superior performance whether you're operating in a studio, edit suite, or out of a touring case.

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  • True HD support for HD productions – 720p, 1080i, and 1080p24 with an HD‑SDI and DVI port for each channel
  • Up/down/crossconversion feature for a wider range of resolutions and application support
  • Native import/playback for most standard formats (see list in specification)
  • File format support (transcoding to Grass Valley HQ AVI) for most standard formats (see list in specification)
  • Three decks for the price of one – one record and two playback channels work independently and simultaneously
  • Two-channel synchronized playback for key/fill rolls, edge blend displays, multi-screen, and 3D applications
  • Embedded audio (eight channels per SDI connection)
  • Two channels each of AES/EBU audio and analog XLR supported
  • Easy-to-use front panel interface
  • Workstation mode included as standard – preview three channels at the same time
  • RAID-10 storage
  • Simple editing on-the-fly, including trimming, mark in/out, and basic transition effects
  • New, robust design – engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments
  • Integration support for a variety of control protocols (BVW, GPIO, AMP)
  • Applications:
    • Events and staging
    • Auditoriums
    • Corporate A/V centers
    • Educational facilities
    • Broadcast display support
    • Regional sports companies
    • Switcher support for playback
  • Service Pack 4.4 released
    • Full-screen preview in Workstation mode
    • Export to Sony XDCAM Drive (U1/U2)
T2 Classic iDDR 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 Format: Grass Valley HQ, 4:2:2
Bit Rate: Up to 200 Mb/s
Resolutions SD/Frame Rate: 720x576i50, 720x486i59.94
Resolutions HD/Frame Rate: 1920x1080i59.94, 1920x1080i50, 1440x1080i59.94, 1440x1080i50, 1280x720p59.94, 1280x720p50, 1920x1080p24, 1920x1080PsF24, 1920x1080p23.98, 1920x1080PsF23.98, 1440x1080p24, 1440x1080PsF24, 1440x1080p23.98, 1440x1080PsF23.98

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):
  • XDCAM – HD422*, HD (35 Mb/s)*, HD (25 Mb/s and 18 Mb/s), IMX, DV
  • XDCAM EX – HD (35 Mb/s)*, HD (25 Mb/s)
  • P2 – AVC-Intra 100**, AVC-Intra 50**, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV
  • GF – HD I-Frame only (100 Mb/s)*, HD Long GOP (50 Mb/s)*, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, MPEG-2
  • MXF – Grass Valley HQ, AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, D10, MPEG-2
  • AVCHD – H.264/AVC**
  • AVI – Grass Valley HQ, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV
* Note: Limitation for T2 Classic: 1 in / 1 out
** Note: Limitation for T2 Classic: 0 in / 1 out (real-time conversion of frame rate and resolution is not available)


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, 1280x720p24, 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)

Import/Export File Compatibility
Import: Grass Valley HQ
Export: Grass Valley HQ, MXF (XDCAM format)
Transcode Import (transcoding to Grass Valley HQ AVI):
  • AVCHD (H.264/AVC)
  • AVI (Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley Lossless, uncompressed)
  • GF (DV, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, MPEG-2)
  • MPEG-2
  • MXF (Grass Valley HQ, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100, D10, DV, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, JPEG 2000, MPEG-2)
  • P2 (DV, DVCPRO 25, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO HD, AVC-Intra 50, AVC-Intra 100)
  • QuickTime (Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQX, DV, DVCPRO HD, H.264, ProRes422, ProRes 4444, JPEG 2000, animation, MPEG-4, Photo JPEG, PNG, uncompressed)
  • Windows Media (Windows Media Video)
  • XDCAM (DV, IMX, MPEG-2)
  • XDCAM EX (MPEG-2)
  • Sequenced files (TGA ,BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG, and GIF)

Control
Protocol: BVW (Basic), GPI, AMP (Advanced Media Protocol) for Indigo A/V Mixer and external control software
Connections: RS-422 (9-pin D Conn per channel), Ethernet

Technology
Connections: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, VGA, DVI-I
Storage Capacity: 1 TB (RAID-10, 500 GB HDD x4), Approx. 14 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s)
Bit Rate: Up to 200 Mb/s per channel
Service Pack: Updated for Service Pack 4.4 (March 2014)

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
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March 10, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., March 10, 2014 — Consumer demand for exceptional viewing performance and quality is soaring, and new standards such as UHD/4K are driving the need for higher resolutions and higher frame rates throughout the broadcast distribution chain. Grass Valley® solves the challenges these new formats present with innovative updates across its entire product line at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas from April 7-10, 2014. Grass Valley (booth SL206) will demonstrate large scale, future-ready production solutions that enable the creation and manipulation of higher resolution and higher frame rate content, alongside seamless workflows that offer multiplatform content development and distribution with remote capabilities.
January 22, 2014
Hillsboro, Ore., January 22, 2014Grass Valley® will be demonstrating its latest innovations in live production workflows at the upcoming Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) 2014. Visitors to the Grass Valley stand (P05) can experience first-hand demonstrations of some of the company's key broadcast technologies, including the popular GV STRATUS® Nonlinear Media Production Tools, the GV Edge™ Integrated Playout System, the LDX WorldCam™ advanced imaging camera with XCU™ (eXchangeable Control Unit) base stations, and the GV Director™ Nonlinear Live Production System — which is making its first public debut in the UK.

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