Grass Valley T2 Express 2- OPEN BOX



The T2 Express Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder from Grass Valley comes with two 500GB HDDs and brings full high-definition capture and playback to the video professional. Additionally, it supports real-time HD cross conversion and faster than real-time playlist rendering.

This recorder is a complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout center. The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of traditional VTRs, and its 2 output and 1 record channels support SD and HD content. The crisp and 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, it can also accept files via USB 2.0 or by data transfer over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network. It also accepts media from other applications including HQ AVI, MPEG-2, QuickTime, Windows Media Video HD, JPEG, TIFF, TARGA, and BMP files. With the T2 iDDR (Intelligent Digital Disk Recorder), you can exchange content at high speed over a network or via removable media such as SSD through a USB or the dedicated 2.5” (63.5mm) HDD slot.

Further, the T2 iDDR can be controlled by the Indigo A/V mixer, combining features normally found in video production switchers, presentation mixers, and audio mixers, to create a powerful presentation system. It has 2 playout channels for independent editing and previewing, or for delivering content to 2 different display systems simultaneously, including left-eye/right-eye 3D content.

  • 1TB data disk with 14 hours recording capacity (Grass Valley HQ: 150 Mb/s)
  • RAI-0 (2 x 500GB HDD)
  • True HD support; 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
  • Up/down conversion for a wide range of resolutions and application support
  • Native import/playback for standard formats
  • Multiformat support (transcoding to Grass Valley HQ AVI) for standard and broadcast formats
  • Three decks that include 1 record and 2 playback channels working independently and simultaneously
  • 2-channel synchronized playback for key/fill rolls, edge blend displays, multi-screen, 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
  • Robust design, engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments
  • 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, and 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 HD to HD real-time cross conversion
  • Suitable for use in events and staging, auditoriums, corporate A/V centers, educational facilities, broadcast display support, regional sports companies, and switcher support for playback
  • File-based operation enhancements include FTP transfer rate limit to maintain playback performance, NTP synchronization, and watch folder transfers