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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