Digital Recorder/Players with EDIUS support


The T2 is a complete and self-contained SD and HD audio/video playout center. The front-panel transport controls have the look and feel of a traditional VTR, and one record and two output channels support SD and HD content. The crisp, 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.


  • Events and staging
  • Auditoriums
  • Corporate A/V centers
  • Educational facilities
  • Broadcast display support
  • Regional sports companies
  • Switcher support for playback

Key Features

  • True HD support — 720p, 1080i and 1080p24 
  • Up/downconversion 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, markers with comments, basic transition effects and insertion of placeholders for playlists
  • Robust design — engineered to withstand punishing live event and mobile production environments 
  • Full back-up and restore feature
  • Timecode chase playback with LTC input
  • 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 2 only)
  • 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 2 only
  • Export a growing MXF (XDCAM) file via FTP
  • Export to Sony XDCAM drive (U1/U2)
  • Media card reader (T2 Elite 2 only) — SD, SD (UHS-II), CF, SxS, 2.5-inch SSD

10 Things You Should Know About T2

T2 News from NAB Report 2018


Cardreader only available in Elite Version.


Grass Valley T2 is delivered as Turnkey System.
Please contact your local reseller for more information.