Video Inputs
Up to 8 simultaneous live video sources, or up to 4 with fully redundant capture, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates, with third-party video router support
  • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections
  • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA®, Blackmagic Design®, Ensemble Designs, PESA, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley® Native Protocol
  • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
  • Optionally enable automatic color correction and shading to dynamically match color characteristics between inputs
Video Outputs
  • 2 x primary A/V output channels configurable for SDI or analog (Component or Y/C + Composite)
  • 1 x AUX output configurable for SDI or analog (follows actively-controlled output channel)
  • 1 x HDMI output (follows actively-controlled output channel)
  • 2 x supplemental Display outputs (1 x VGA and 1 x video-only HDMI) with independent color control
  • 2 x network outputs via NDI™ to compatible receiving device(s)
Output Modes
A; B; A+B with transitions between output channels
Recording
8 simultaneous recording channels
  • Standard mode captures 8 live video sources
  • Redundant mode captures 4 live video sources, with 4 channels of simultaneous backup recording
Recording Format
Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-quality QuickTime® format (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio)
Recording Capacity
Accommodates ~200 hours 1080i via 4 removable 2TB media drives (included)
  • 4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
  • Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per media drive
  • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
Playback
Multi-speed playback via T-Bar or transport buttons
  • Dual range modes for 0% to 100% playback speed or -200% to 200% playback speed (supports fast reverse)
Grab
Grab still images from output or all inputs and outputs
Media Publishing
Supports direct content upload to Facebook, Twitter™, YouTube™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
Overlays
1 overlay per primary output channel, with independent transition, positioning, scaling and cropping, and support for picture-in-picture layering of live camera, playback angle, game clock signal and more
Network Inputs
2 live inputs for overlay application via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
  • Supported sources include NDI-compatible systems, devices and applications, networked computers, and video and CG sources from compatible third-party partner solutions
Buffers
Media buffers to store and play back animations, still images and graphics for overlay application
  • Shareable across local network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
Effects and Transitions
Standard transitions and customizable animation store transitions supported for transitioning between output channels and playlist clips
  • Integrated TransWarp effects engine supporting per-pixel alpha blending between sources, real-time 3D warping of video or graphics and embedded audio
  • Includes Animation Store Creator application for custom transitions and effects
Asset Management
  • FastClip information window displays asset data and collects keyboard and control surface input for data entry, editing, navigation, search and management
  • Tags system to enter and organize metadata via user-defined codes, with support for Microsoft Excel list import
  • Bookmarks to define and transport to action points
  • Supports integration with external MAM platforms, including axle Gear and Square Box Systems CatDV
Scoreboard Integration
Display real-time scoreboard data in on-screen graphics over local network via LiveText™ or third-party partner solutions
Monitoring
DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiviewer displays
  • Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all live sources and output channels, with optional overlays for audio VU meters and safe areas
  • Optionally display DSK monitors to preview overlay sources
  • Clip Monitors to preview all angles of a recorded event simultaneously in the Clips List or multiviewer display
  • Single or dual pane operation of Clips List and Playlist, with undo/redo commands
  • Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster® (or third-party partner solutions via NewTek SDK) over local network
Audio Inputs
8 x SDI embedded
8 x AES3/EBU
8 x 2 Balanced XLR
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs
3 x SDI embedded
2 x AES3/EBU
4 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Supported Session Formats
NTSC model:
  • 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard model:
  • NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
  • NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
  • PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i
Session Management
Set up and store session settings in reusable template sessions
Processing
  • Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
  • Audio: Floating Point, 96kHz
A/V Standards
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Timecode
External LTC source or internal system clock
Genlock
Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
Macros
Record commands and operation sequences for recall and automation using keyboard, mouse or compatible controller supporting macro assignment
  • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
  • Augment and extend 3Play operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
  • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between supported systems
External Control
  • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control of 3Play operations via macros
  • Support for Advanced Media Protocol (AMP), enabling remote operation of 3Play functions by compatible third-party production systems
  • Support for GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBOX GPI interface
  • Support for remote operation of 3Play functions by a companion NewTek TriCaster system
Controller
Includes 3Play hardware control surface
  • Surface ~ 12.7 W x 1.0 H x 11.7 D in (32.3 x 2.5 x 29.7 cm)
  • Base ~ 12.7 W x 10.8 D in (32.3 x 27.4 cm)
  • Base Height ~ 0.7-2.7 in (1.8-6.9 cm)
System Physical
4RU chassis with 550W redundant, removable PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
  • 19.0 x 7.0 x 20.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
  • 44 lbs (20 kg)
Subject to change without notice.

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