Grass Valley T2 Series 2 iDDR Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder
Grass Valley T2 Series 2 iDDR Intelligent Digital Disk RecorderGrass Valley T2 Series 2 iDDR Intelligent Digital Disk RecorderGrass Valley T2 Series 2 iDDR Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder

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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): T2EXPRESS3
MFR Part # (MPN): 608915
Multiformat HD/SD Intelligent Digital Disk Recorders
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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 storage configurations — 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.


Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, T2 iDDRs are complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout centers. The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of a traditional VTR, and its two output and one record 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 extensive rear-panel audio/video connectivity, T2 iDDRs can also accept files via USB 2.0, or by data transfer over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network including Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQ + Alpha (T2 Elite only), XDCAM, P2, AVCHD, MPEG- 2, ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 (T2 Elite only), TIFF and TGA files.


Further, the T2 iDDR can be controlled by video production switchers, presentation mixers and audio mixers — to create a powerful presentation system. Every T2 iDDR has two playout channels for independent editing and previewing, or for delivering content to two different display systems simultaneously, useful for edge-blending and displaying 3D content.

T2 iDDR Express (HDD)
• RAID-0 (500 GB HDD x2)
• 1 TB data disk — 14 hours recording
capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s)


T2 iDDR Pro (HDD)
• RAID-10 (500 GB HDD x4)
• 1 TB data disk — 14 hours recording
capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s)


T2 iDDR Elite (SSD)
• RAID-0 (1TB SSD x2)
• 2TB data disk — 28 hours recording
capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s)


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)

  • 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, basic transition effects and insertion of placeholders for playlists

  • New, robust design — engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments

  • Full back-up and restore feature

  • Timecode chase playback with LTC input (SP 2.0 or later)

  • 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 only (SP 2.0 or later)

  • 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 only (SP2.0 or later)

  • 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





T2 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-D, composite
Recording Format: AVI-Grass Valley HQ, 4:2:2, XDCAM HD422, HD, IMX, DVCAM
Beginning with SP1, T2 can record directly in XDCAM format
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-D (one for each playback channel, except RGB), composite
Playback Format (Native Import/Playback):



  • AVCHD – H.264/AVC

  • AVI – Grass Valley HQ

  • 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

  • P2 – AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV

  • XDCAM – HD422, HD (35 Mb/s), HD (25 Mb/s and 18 Mb/s), IMX, DVCAM

  • XDCAM EX – HD (35 Mb/s), HD (25 Mb/s), DVCAM


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)

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 Lossless, Grass Valley HQX, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, uncompressed

  • GF – DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, MPEG-2

  • GXF (AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, D10, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, MPEG-2)

  • MPEG-2

  • MXF – Grass Valley HQX, Grass Valley HQ, AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, D10, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV, JPEG 2000, MPEG-2

  • P2 – AVC-Intra 100, AVC-Intra 50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO 25, DV

  • QuickTime – Grass Valley HQ, Grass Valley HQX, ProRes 422, ProRes 4444, Canon EOS movie (H.264/AVC), DVCPRO HD, DV, JPEG 2000, animation, MPEG-4, Photo JPEG, PNG, uncompressed

  • Sequenced files – TGA ,BMP, JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF

  • Windows Media – Windows Media Video

  • XDCAM – HD, IMX, DVCAM

  • XDCAM EX – HD, DVCAM



Control
Protocol: BVW (pre-roll/post-roll, variable control in sync mode, audio monitoring with variable speed), 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-D
Storage Capacity:



  • Express: 1 TB (RAID-0, 500 GB HDD x2), Approx. 14 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s)

  • Pro: 1 TB (RAID-10, 500 GB HDD x4), Approx. 14 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s)

  • Elite: 600 GB (RAID-0, 300 GB SSD x2), Approx. 8 hours of HD @ Grass Valley HQ (150 Mb/s)


Bit Rate: Up to 200 Mb/s per channel

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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