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Grass Valley T2 Express 2 (HDD)
Recorder SD/HD Pro AV Digital

OUR PART #:  T2-IDDR-EXPRESS-2

A complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout center, the Grass Valley T2 Express 2, part of their T2 series of Digital Recorders/Players...
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A complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout center, the Grass Valley T2 Express 2, part of their T2 series of Digital Recorders/Players, features front-panel transport controls that have the look and feel of a traditional VTR, with one (1) record and two (2) output channels that support SD and HD content. The crisp, clear front panel LCD display shows high-quality images and is complemented by a software application suite used for managing and selecting media clips, clip editing and trimming, and playout — plus playlist creation.

Applications:

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

Grass Valley T2 Express 2 (HDD) Configuration:

  • 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

Grass Valley T2 Express 2 (HDD) Features:

  • 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
  • Fast playlist rendering speed (up to 10 times real-time)
  • Supports 720p to 1080i real-time cross-conversion
  • 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)

Grass Valley T2 Express 2 (HDD) Specifications:

  • 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 Output:
    • 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: 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
  • Physical:
    • Dimensions: 21.6" x 16.9" x 5.5" (550 x 430 x 140mm)
    • Weight: 33 lbs (15 kg)
    • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)
  • Options and Accessories (sold separately):
    • 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 without this option, but using FTP .

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