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Tutorial: How to Use the Grass Valley T2 iDDR in Your Worship Video Workflow

Combining the versatility of a ton of I/O ports and file format support, along with the security of an embedded OS and user-friendly hardware controls, the Grass Valley T2 provides you with a recipe for success.

Workflow Issues the T2 Solves

Sure, you could use the PC as a makeshift playout server, but the T2's value really shines in two key areas, versatility and security. How often does something like this happen at your church:

“Hey, are you the AV guy tonight?”


“Can you show my video in the service?”

“Sure can, what do you got?”

“It’s a YouTube video my cousin made for me.”

“Okay, let's see what you have. I’m sorry, we are all Mac, we can only use H.264 or QuickTime videos.”

“Oh, okay. I guess I’ll just use my backup then. Thanks.”

With the T2's extensive file format support, that same interaction could look more like this.

“Hey, are you the AV guy tonight?”


“Can you show my video tonight at the service?”

“Yeah, I’ll take care of it.”

The T2 supports a wide variety of modern and legacy codecs and file formats in standard and HD, eliminating a pain point like this. That is just one aspect of the T2's versatility.


Now let’s look at security. Have you ever come into the booth before a service and found files saved to the desktop or video games installed on the PC? The T2 features an embedded version of Windows that can't be automatically updated by Microsoft and won't allow users to install anything undesirable.