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Grass Valley launches T2 4K Series digital recorder/player solution

Handles playout in any format from SD to 4K DCI

Grass Valley has launched its new T2 4K Series recorder/playout solution, which has been optimised for a wide range of applications, from live events to mobile production.

The solution can handle any format from SD, HD, 4K UHD or 4K DCI.

The T2 4K Series delivers a flexible, codec-agile 4K DCI/4K UHD/HD/SD platform for ingest, replay, transmission, editing and content management. 

It combines the look and feel of a traditional VTR with touchscreen and workstation operation.

The solution employs a software application suite for media clip selection, playlist creation and playout and can be integrated with Grass Valley’s EDIUS solution enabling users to edit and trim clips during recording for faster content turnaround. 

It is available in Elite and Pro versions, and 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 7-inch LCD touch screen display with jog/shuttle control for fast and intuitive operation, the GUI enables operators to easily realise 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.

Katsushi Takeuchi, vice president and general manager of editing systems, Grass Valley commented: “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. 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.”