Grass Valley Digital Disk Recorders - T2 Express, Pro, and Elite iDDRs


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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.

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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
Following are some variants for the T2 iDDR:

Base System


T2 iDDR (intelligent Digital Disk Recorder) EXPRESS. HDD: 500GB x 2 (RAID-0) = 1 TB



T2 iDDR (intelligent Digital Disk Recorder) PRO. HDD: 500GB x 4 (RAID-10) = 1 TB



T2 iDDR (intelligent Digital Disk Recorder) ELITE A. SSD: 480GB x 2 (RAID-0) = 960 GB



T2 Rack Mount Kit



SNFS client license for T2, including a USB drive for system recovery purpose. No SNFS client software included. Requires SNFS client installation for current server system (matching version is provided by Service). Please consult GV before ordering.



Weight 15 kg (33 lbs.)
Operating Temperature 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Dimensions 550x430x140 mm (21.6x16.9x5.5 in.)

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