Video Inputs
4 simultaneous live video sources via HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate
  • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA®, Blackmagic Design®, Ensemble Designs, PESA, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley® Native Protocol
  • Per-input 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 fully independent HDMI output channels
  • 2 x supplemental Display outputs (1 x DVI 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
Standalone recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels
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
2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
  • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations
  • Supports recording to external USB 3.0 storage and shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
Playback
Variable-speed playback from -200% to 200% via on-screen controls, companion Web CS, or optional hardware control surface
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 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 playback animations, still images and graphics for overlay application
  • Shareable across 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 supports 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 input from keyboard or optional control surface 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 and HDMI 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
  • 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
  • Integrated case display (configurable for A or B output channel monitoring only; external monitor required for user interface)
Audio Inputs
4 x HDMI embedded
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
Audio Outputs
2 x HDMI embedded
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone jack
Supported Session Formats
NTSC model:
  • 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
Multi-Standard model:
  • NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
  • NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
  • PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/50p
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
Timecode
Internal system clock
Macros
Record commands and operation sequences for recall and automation using keyboard, mouse or compatible control device 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
  • 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
  • Companion Web CS supporting control via mouse or compatible touchscreen device
Optional Hardware Controller
Optional 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)
Case Display
7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (A or B output channel only; external monitor required for user interface)
Built-In WiFi
Supports wireless connection to local network
  • 802.11ac WiFi standard
Built-In Bluetooth
Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology
System Physical
  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Includes adjustable handle and cable retention bracket
Subject to change without notice.

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