Grass Valley Deploys T2 4K Series Digital Recorder for AV Playout

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, launched its new T2 4K Series digital recorder/player solution to help broadcasters and media organizations handle audio and video playout in any format, whether SD, HD, 4K UHD, or 4K DCI. This versatile solution is optimized for a wide range of applications, from live events to mobile production, delivering unmatched flexibility and reliability that is crucial in mission-critical environments.

Combining the look and feel of a traditional VTR with touchscreen and workstation operation, the T2 4K Series delivers a flexible, codec-agile 4K DCI/4K UHD/HD/SD platform for ingest, replay, transmission, editing, and content management. A software application suite makes media clip selection, playlist creation, and playout seamless, while integration with Grass Valley’s EDIUS solution enables users to edit and trim clips during recording for faster content turnaround.

“As the Number 1 player in media and technology, Grass Valley sets the bar for unmatched quality, flexibility, and reliability to meet the needs of any live production environment,” comments Katsushi Takeuchi, vice president and general manager of editing systems, Grass Valley. “Our solutions enable our customers to adapt quickly as their needs change and evolve — and this ethos is clearly visible in our new T2 4K Series solution.”

Available in the Elite and Pro versions, the T2 4K Series supports 4K (UHD or DCI) content with single channel input or output, or with one record and two output channels simultaneously in HD/SD mode. Featuring a crisp, clear 7-inch LCD touch-screen display with jog/shuttle control for fast and intuitive operation, the user-friendly GUI enables operators to easily realize 3D video output, key fill output, and quick playback of playlists.

Delivering rear-panel video/audio/remote/LTC connectivity, T2 4K Series can accept files via USB 3.0 or by data transfer over a standard Gigabit Ethernet network, and supports a comprehensive range of file formats, including Grass Valley HQX, XAVC, XAVC S, XDCAM, P2, AVC-ULTRA, Apple ProRes 422, Avid DNxHD, and MPEG-2 files.

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