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
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
Variable-speed playback from -200% to 200% via on-screen controls, companion Web CS, or optional hardware control surface
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
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
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
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
Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: Floating Point, 96kHz
Internal system clock
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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