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T2 4K Series

4K/HD Digital Recorder/Players

The T2 4K digital recorder/players are 4K DCI, 4K UHD or HD/SD audio/video playout centers, available in three configurations for virtually every situation.

The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of a traditional VTR. In 4K mode (DCI or UHD), one record or one output channel supports 4K content. In HD/SD mode 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.

Featuring rear-panel video/audio/remote/LTC...

FEATURES

Recorder/Player

  • 4K (2160p) ingest support (4K: 1 in 0 out mode)
  • 4K (2160p) playback support (4K: 0 in 1 out mode)
  • 4K (2160p) Key/Fill (Alpha) playback support (4K: 0 in 2 out Key/Fill mode) (Elite Plus, Pro Plus and Express Plus only)
  • HD (1080p) ingest and playback support
  • (HD: 1 in 2 out mode)
  • HD (1080p) playback support (HD: 0 in 3 out mode) (Elite and Pro only)
  • HD 2 channel synchronizes playback for key/fill rolls, edge blend displays, multiscreen and 3D applications
  • Chasing playback while ingesting (HD/SD)
  • Supports 720p to 1080p/i real-time crossconversion
  • Direct ingest to external media/storage device
  • Scheduled recording
  • Ancillary data recording and playback
  • E-to-E mode
  • Video monitor output and on-screen display

Import/Export

  • Native import/playback for most standard formats
  • Multicodec support (transcoding to Grass Valley HQX AVI) for most standard and broadcast formats
  • FTP transfer rate limited to maintain playback performance
  • Watch folder transfers
  • Export to Sony XDCAM drive (U1/U2)

Editing

  • Direct access to a media folder with EDIUS and the ability to edit a growing file — AVI (Grass Valley HQX) and MXF (Grass Valley HQX/XDCAM/Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD) (Elite only)
  • Export a growing AVI (Grass Valley HQX) file via CIFS
  • Export a growing MXF (Grass Valley HQX/XDCAM/Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHR/Avid DNxHD) file via FTP/CIFS
  • Import from Final Cut Pro in QuickTime format using the free Grass Valley HQ codec for Mac onto an exFAT HDD
  • Convert and CIFS export from AVI (Grass Valley HQX) to MXF (Grass Valley HQX/XDCAM/Apple ProRes/Avid DNxHD) or MOV (Apple ProRes)

Front Panel

  • Easy-to-use front panel interface and jog/shuttle

Workstation

  • 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
  • Keyboard shortcuts and mouse customization on workstation

Remote

  • Synchronized playback using LTC input (Timecode chasing)
  • Synchronized playback for multiple T2s using GPI input/RS-422
  • Integration support for third-party control (BVW, GPIO and AMP)
  • Device
  • SDI embedded audio (8 channels)
  • Robust design — engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments
  • ASIO audio output support
  • 2SI/SQD input/output via Quad 3G-SDI (Elite and Pro only)
  • Redundant power supply (Elite only)
  • Media card reader (Elite only) — SD, SD (UHS-II), CF, SxS, 2.5-inch SSD

Maintenance

  • Full data backup and restore feature

  T2 4K | Elite T2 4K | Pro T2 4K | Express
Plus KTR4-ELT-CV40 Plus KTR4-PRO-CV40 Plus KTR4-EXP-CV40
KTR4-ELT-CV00,
KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT*1
KTR4-PRO-CV00,
KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT*1
KTR4-EXP-CV00,
KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT*1
IO Mode [4K] 1 in 0 out, [4K] 0 in 1 out, [HD/SD] 1 in 2 out, [HD/SD] 0 in 3 out [4K] 1 in 0 out, [4K] 0 in 1 out,
[HD/SD] 1 in 2 out
Storage System M.2 SSD 64 GB
Data SSD 2 TB (RAID-0) HDD 2 TB (RAID-0)
Power supply unit Redundant PSU Single PSU
Media card reader SD, SD UHS-II, Compact Flash, SxS,
2.5-inch SSD bay
Supported capture formats [4K/HD/SD] Grass Valley HQX (AVI, MXF), [HD/SD] Sony XDCAM (MXF), [HD/SD] Apple ProRes 422 (MXF)*2, [HD/SD] Avid DNxHD (MXF)*2
4K DCI/4K UHD 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
HD 1080 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 24p, 23.98p 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 24PsF, 23.98PsF, 24p, 23.98p
HD 720 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p
SD 59.94i, 50i
SDI SDI x8 (DIN 1.0/2.3) SDI x4 (BNC)*3 SDI x8 (DIN 1.0/2.3) SDI x4 (BNC)*3 SDI x8 (DIN 1.0/2.3) SDI x4 (BNC)*3

SPECIFICATIONS

Description

4K/HD Recorder/Player

Model Number

T2 4K Elite: KTR4-ELT-CV40

T2 4K Pro: KTR4-PRO-CV40

T2 4K Express: KTR4-EXP-CV40

Mode

T2 4K Elite/Pro:

  • 4K: 1 in 0 out
  • 4K: 0 in 1 out
  • HD/SD: 1 in 2 out
  • HD/SD: 0 in 3 out

T2 4K Express:

  • 4K: 1 in 0 out
  • 4K: 0 in 1 out
  • HD/SD: 1 in 2 out

T2 4K Elite Plus/Pro Plus:

  • 4K: 1 in 0 out
  • 4K: 0 in 1 out
  • 4K: 0 in 2 out (Key/Fill)
  • HD/SD: 1 in 2 out
  • HD/SD: 0 in 3 out

T2 4K Express Plus:

  • 4K: 1 in 0 out
  • 4K: 0 in 1 out
  • 4K: 0 in 2 out (Key/Fill)
  • HD/SD: 1 in 2 out

Storage

System:

  • M.2 SSD
  • 64 GB

Data:

  • T2 4K Elite/Elite Plus: SSD (RAID-0), 2 TB
  • T2 4K Pro/Pro Plus: HDD (RAID-0), 2 TB
  • T2 4K Express/Express Plus: HDD (RAID-0), 2 TB

Capacity:

  • 3.5 hours: 4K DCI (4096x2160) 59.94p @ Grass Valley HQX (1.2 Gb/s)
  • 7.5 hours: 4K DCI (4096x2160) 29.97p @ Grass Valley HQX (600 Mb/s)
  • 3.5 hours: 4K UHD (3840x2160) 59.94p @ Grass Valley HQX (1.2 Gb/s)
  • 7.5 hours: 4K UHD (3840x2160) 29.97p @ Grass Valley HQX (600 Mb/s)
  • 14 hours: HD (1920x1080) 59.94p @ Grass Valley HQX (300 Mb/s)
  • 28 hours: HD (1920x1080) 59.94i @ Grass Valley HQX (150 Mb/s)
  • 72 hours: HD (1920x1080) 59.94i @ XDCAM HD422 (50 Mb/s)
  • 150 hours: HD (1440x1080) 59.94i @ XDCAM HD (35 Mb/s)

 

Power Supply Unit

T2 4K Elite/Elite Plus: Redundant PSU

T2 4K Pro/Elite Plus: Single PSU

T2 4K Express/Express Plus: Single PSU

Media Card Reader

T2 4K Elite/Eite Plus: SD, SD UHS-II, Compact Flash, SxS, 2.5 inch SSD bay

Video Input Format

Format Support: 4K DCI, 4K UHD, HD, SD

Connector (Elite/Pro/Express): BNC (3G/HD-SDI) x4 (shared with video output)

Connector (Elite Plus/Pro Plus/Express Plus): DIN 1.0/2.3 (3G/HD-SDI) x8 (shared with video output)

Codec (4K DCI/4K UHD):

  • AVI — Grass Valley HQX
  • MXF — Grass Valley HQX

Codec (HD/SD):

  • AVI — Grass Valley HQX
  • MXF — Grass Valley HQX, XDCAM (HD422/HD/IMX/DV), ProRes (422 HQ/422/422 LT/422 Proxy), DNxHD (220/145/100/36)

Bit rate (Grass Valley HQX):

  • Up to 1.2 Gb/s (4K DCI/4K UHD 59.94/50)
  • Up to 600 Mb/s (4K DCI/4K UHD 29.97/25/24/23.98)
  • Up to 300 Mb/s (1080p 59.94/50)
  • Up to 150 Mb/s (HD, SD)

Resolution/frame rate (Elite/Elite Plus/Pro/Pro Plus):

  • [4K DCI] 4096x2160p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [4K UHD] 3840x2160p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [HD] 1920x1080p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920x1080i (59.94i, 50i),1920x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF), 1440x1080p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1440x1080i (59.94i, 50i), 1440x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF),1280x720p (59.94p, 50p)
  • [SD] 720x486i (59.94i), 720x576i (50i)

Resolution/frame rate (Express/Express Plus):

  • [4K DCI] 4096x2160p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [4K UHD] 3840x2160p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [HD] 1920x1080p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920x1080i (59.94i, 50i), 1920x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF),1440x1080p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1440x1080i (59.94i, 50i), 1440x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF), 1280x720p (59.94p, 50p)
  • [SD] 720x486i (59.94i), 720x576i (50i))

Video Output Format

Format Support: 4K DCI, 4K UHD, HD, SD

Connector (Elite/Pro/Express):
BNC (3G/HD-SDI) x4 (shared with video input)

Connector (Elite Plus/Pro Plus/Express Plus): DIN 1.0/2.3 (3G/HD-SDI) x8 (shared with video input)


Codec (4K DCI/4K UHD):

  • AVI — Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley Lossless*, Grass Valley Uncompressed*
  • MXF — H.264/AVC*, Grass Valley HQX, ProRes (422 HQ/422/422 LT/422 Proxy), DNxHR (HQ, SQ, LB)
  • QuickTime — ProRes (422 HQ/422/422 LT/422 Proxy), ProRes4444*, Grass Valley HQX
  • MP4 — H.264/AVC
  • XAVC — 4K Intra (480*/300*), QFHD Intra (480*/300*), QFHD Long422 (200*/140*/100*), QFHD Long (150/100/60)
  • XAVC S — H.264/AVC
  • P2 — AVC-Intra 4K (422*)
  • Windows Media — Windows Media Video*
  • Still Image — Targa*, Windows Bitmap*, JPEG*, TIFF*, PNG*, GIF*, DPX*, YUV Bitmap*)

Codec (HD/SD):

  • AVI — Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley Lossless*, Grass Valley Uncompressed*, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25, DV
  • MXF — MPEG-2, H.264/AVC, ProRes (422 HQ/422/422 LT/422 Proxy), DNxHD (220x, 220/145/100/36), Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQ, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO25, DV, D10/IMX, JPEG2000*
  • QuickTime — ProRes (422 HQ/422/422 LT/422 Proxy), ProRes 4444*, XDCAM (HD422/HD), XDCAM EX, H.264*, MPEG-4*, Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQ, DVCPRO HD*, DVCPRO 50*, DVCPRO 25*, DV*, Motion JPEG*, Uncompressed*
  • MP4 — H.264/AVC
  • XDCAM — XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD, XDCAM IMX, XDCAM DV, XDCAM EX
  • XAVC — HD Intra (200, 100, 50), HD Long422 (50/35/25)
  • XAVC S — H.264/AVC
  • P2 — AVC-LongG (50/25/12), AVC-Intra (200/100/50), DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO, DV
  • AVCHD — H.264/AVC
  • MPEG-2 — PS*, TS*
  • Windows Media — Windows Media Video*
  • GXF — Grass Valley HQ**, MPEG-2 (Intra Frame)**, H.264/AVC (Intra Frame)**, DVCPRO HD**, DVCPRO 50**, DVCPRO**, DV**
  • Still Image — Targa*, Windows Bitmap*, JPEG*, TIFF*, PNG*, GIF*, DPX*, YUV Bitmap*)

Note: Some codecs are able to output in one channel only

Bit rate (Grass Valley HQX):

  • Up to 1.2 Gb/s (4K DCI/4K UHD 59.94/50)
  • Up to 600 Mb/s (4K DCI/4K UHD 29.97/25/24/23.98)
  • Up to 300 Mb/s (1080p 59.94/50)
  • Up to 150 Mb/s (HD, SD))

Resolution/frame rate (Elite/Pro):

  • [4K DCI] 4096x2160p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [4K UHD] 3840x2160p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [HD] 1920x1080p (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920x1080i (59.94i, 50i), 1920x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF), 1280x720p (59.94p, 50p)
  • [SD] 720x486i (59.94i), 720x576i (50i))

Resolution/frame rate (Express):

  • [4K DCI] 4096x2160p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [4K UHD] 3840x2160p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
  • [HD] 1920x1080p (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920x1080i (59.94i, 50i), 1920x1080PsF (24PsF, 23.98PsF),1280x720p (59.94p, 50p)
  • [SD] 720x486i (59.94i), 720x576i (50i))

Audio Input Format

Input digital: SDI embedded audio (8 ch)

Audio Output Format

Output digital: SDI embedded audio (8 ch)

Monitor output:BNC x2 (for L ch/R ch) (shared with timecode output)


Headphone:
Stereo jack x1

Timecode

Input: BNC x1

Output: BNC x2 (shared with audio monitor output)

Reference

Input (Elite/Pro/Express):  BNC x1 (analog blackburst or HD tri-level sync)

Input (Elite Plus/Pro Plus/Express Plus): DIN 1.0/2.3 x1 (analog blackburst or HD tri-level sync)

Remote Control

GPIO: D-Sub 25-pin x1 (8 in 8 out)

RS-422 (BVW):

  • RS-422 (D-Sub 9-pin) for controller x1
  • RS-422 (D-Sub 9-pin) for device x3)

Network: AMP (Advanced Media Protocol)

LAN: RJ45 x 2 (10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T)

USB:

  • USB 3.0 x6 (Front x2, Rear x4)
  • USB 2.0 x4 (Rear x4))

PC Display

DisplayPort x1

DVI-D x1
(DisplayPort and DVI-D cannot be used at the same time)

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions (W x D x H):430 x 550 x 140 mm (16.9 x 21.6 x 5.5 in.)

Weight: 16.5 kg (36.4 lbs.)

Operating Temperature: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)

Operating Relative Humidity: Max. 80% (non-condensing)

Electric Power Consumption

Up to 200W

* Transcode to AVI (Grass Valley HQX) when importing
** Rewrap to MXF when importing

ORDERING INFORMATION

T2 4K Series

218509

KTR4-ELT-CV40 — T2 4K Elite

  • 2 TB usable SSD storage: 1 TB SSD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 59.94p/50p) and HD 1080 (up to 59.94p/50p)
  • Media card reader bay: SD, SD (UHS-II), CF, SxS, 2.5-inch SSD
  • Redundant power supply unit
  • Direct access to internal storage (CIFS)


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Elite unit
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x6 (NA/JP x2, UK x2, EMEA x2)
  • Registration card for the T2

218493

KTR4-PRO-CV40 — T2 4K Pro

  • 2 TB usable HDD storage: 1 TB HDD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 59.94p/50p) and HD 1080 (up to 59.94p/50p)
  • Single power supply unit


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Pro unit
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x3 (NA/JP x1, UK x1, EMEA x1)
  • Registration card for the T2

218486

KTR4-EXP-CV40 — T2 4K Express

  • 2 TB usable HDD storage: 1 TB HDD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 29.97p/25p) and HD 1080 (up to 29.97p/25p or 59.94i/50i)
  • Single power supply unit


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Express unit
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x3 (NA/JP x1, UK x1, EMEA x1)
  • Registration card for the T2

T2 4K Plus Series

TR4-ELT-CV00

T2 4K Elite (No I/O card)
Requires T2 4K I/O Card Kit (KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT)

  • 2 TB usable SSD storage: 1 TB SSD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 59.94p/50p) and HD 1080 (up to 59.94p/50p)
  • Media card reader bay: SD, SD (UHS-II), CF, SxS, 2.5-inch SSD
  • Redundant power supply unit
  • Direct access to internal storage (CIFS)


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Elite unit (No I/O card)
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x6 (NA/JP x2, UK x2, EMEA x2)
  • Registration card for the T2

TR4-PRO-CV00

T2 4K Pro (No I/O card)
Requires T2 4K I/O Card Kit (KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT)

  • 2 TB usable HDD storage: 1 TB HDD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 59.94p/50p) and HD 1080 (up to 59.94p/50p)
  • Single power supply unit


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Pro unit (No I/O card)
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x3 (NA/JP x1, UK x1, EMEA x1)
  • Registration card for the T2

KTR4-EXP-CV00

T2 4K Express (No I/O card)
Requires T2 4K I/O Card Kit (KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT)

  • 2 TB usable HDD storage: 1 TB HDD x2 (RAID-0)
  • 4K DCI/4K UHD (up to 29.97p/25p) and HD 1080 (up to 29.97p/25p or 59.94i/50i)
  • Single power supply unit


Package Contents

  • T2 4K Express unit (No I/O card)
  • T2 4K read me first
  • AC power supply cable x3 (NA/JP x1, UK x1, EMEA x1)
  • Registration card for the T2

KTR4-IO-CV80-KIT

T2 4K I/O Card Kit (SDI x8)
To be ordered together with T2 4K Series (No I/O card) to build the T2 4K Plus Series. Available commonly for KTR4-ELT-CV00, KTR4-PRO-CV00 and KTR4-EXP-CV00. Must be installed in the field by a reseller.

Option

600476

iDDR2-RACK-W — T2 Rackmount Kit
Rackmount kit for T2 4K Series and T2 Series 3

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T2 4K Series

T2 4K digital recorder/players models bring 4K DCI, 4K UHD or full high-definition capture and playback to the video professional. The T2 4K digital recorder/players from Grass Valley, are 4K DCI, 4K UHD or HD/SD audio/video playout centers.

The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of a traditional VTR. In 4K mode (DCI or UHD), one record or one output channel supports 4K content. In HD/SD mode one record and two output channels support SD and HD content.

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