Grass Valley Reveals Latest Version of T2 Series 3 Digital Recorder/Player
Grass Valley has developed the T2 Series 3 SD/HD audio/video playout center with versatility, reliability, and efficiency in mind — three factors broadcasters depend on when creating content in demanding live event and mobile production environments. For ease of use in these environments, T2 Series 3 features an intuitive 7-inch LCD touch panel on its front panel, as well as 1-channel input and 2-channel output that can be used simultaneously for recording and playback.
To meet the fast-paced requirements of live production, each T2 Series 3 model — T2 Express 3, T2 Pro 3, and T2 Elite 3 — is engineered to Grass Valley’s robust broadcast standards and features more powerful CPU and greater memory capacity to improve stability and reliability. Depending on content format, T2 can accept files via one of its six USB 3.0 ports (two at front and four at rear) or by data transfer over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network. Broadcasters can even edit a clip recorded on T2 Series 3 instantaneously using EDIUS editing software.
“When it comes to live production, broadcasters can’t afford to waste time fumbling with counterintuitive, bulky systems that ultimately don’t deliver high-quality content quickly and efficiently,” says Pete Semerak, VP, news, Grass Valley. “T2 Series 3 is flexible, providing one SD/HD platform for ingest, replay, transmission, editing and content management, while also offering a user-friendly experience, combining VTR-like controls with touchscreen and workstation operation.”
In addition to easy-to-use controls, T2 Series 3’s clear LCD front panel displays high-quality images which can be managed and selected, edited and trimmed, delivered, and curated through an integrated software application suite.