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NewTek 3Play 425

NewTek 3Play 425
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Welcome to the world of replay.

Local broadcasters, school teams and emerging leagues who want to make the transition from just "shooting sports" to growing audiences with full-tilt live sports production all know one thing: fans are much more than spectators. They want to be in on the action: diving catches, game-winning moves, out-of-bounds calls, and plays that can’t be seen clearly from the bleachers.

For years, the extremely high cost of live sports production tools has made it nearly impossible for smaller organizations to deliver a better viewing experience. The entry-level 3Play 425 eliminates that barrier by making professional instant replay and slow motion available to everyone who previously thought it simply out of reach.

    The most professional instant replay server available for under $10k, sized to produce local sports anywhere
    6-channel live replay—4-in, 2-out— to feed video boards or broadcast
    Network-quality production in native HD
    Seamless mixing of live video with assets from your media library
    Compact, 2RU design fits perfectly in control rooms and production vehicles of all sizes
    Optional control surface with premium T-bar, speed presets, and jog wheel

Big Look for Local Sports

Hitting the six-channel "sweet spot" for sports producers with four cameras in, two fully independent channels out, and a lightweight price point - 3Play 425 gets you the professional, multi-camera replay coverage you've been aiming for, without going over the cap. Your Cinderella story is about to be written.

Built for Small Games and Locations

From mobile unit to press booth to a table on the sidelines, the compact 3Play 425 replay system tackles the away games as easily as it powers the home games. Slide easily into any 2U rack, flight case and existing production space so you can produce great replay from places you've never been able to before.

Show-stopping Slow Motion

Give fans more of what they want to see: network-style, dramatic plays in smooth, interpolated slow motion. Break down highlights or analyze pivotal moment frame by frame and with incredible detail.

In-game Highlights

Don't wait to show the shining moments. Build highlight or sponsor blocks at breakneck speed for instant replay on command during timeouts or going into a break. Package the best plays, critical mistakes, and monumental moments together, and then add transitions and background sound to keep your fans thrilled when the action pauses.

Multi-game Workflow

Take on additional games without a time out, with 40 hours of recording capacity, plus removable storage to load drive after drive when you don't get a time out between games. Session management lets you keep games and clips organized. And built-in applications allow for importing and exporting media to handle any in-game or post-game file requirements.

Standalone and Switcher-friendly

By itself, connected to your existing production setup, or teamed up with TriCaster over a local network, 3Play 425 plays well with others on the sports production team. Plug in 3Play to multiply the inputs of your switcher - and the excitement. Better yet, streamline your entire operation with the NewTek live sports combo and have a complete, integrated live production solution with both TriCaster and 3Play in a fraction of the space of multiple production components, with unmatched mobility.

Video Inputs Up to 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates
  • 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
  • Per-input format configuration, scaler and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
Video Outputs 2 fully independent playout channels, individually configurable for output via SDI or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
  • HDMI output that follows the actively-controlled playout channel
  • Ethernet connection for A/V output over a local network to TriCaster
Output Modes A; B; A+B
Recording Simultaneous recording of up to 4 live video sources
Recording Format Native recording up to 1080p resolution in MPEG-2 all I-frame format
Recording Capacity Accommodates ~40 hours 1080i via internal drive and 1TB removable media drive (included)
  • Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for extended storage and backup
  • Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per drive
Playback 0% to 100% variable-speed playback
Monitoring Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all live sources and playout channels
Multi-Viewer Supported with 2nd display, including playback data
Audio Inputs 4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4"
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
Audio Outputs 2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4"
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
Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
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
Time Code External LTC source or internal system clock
Genlock Locks to HD or SD analog signals
Supports either tri-level or bi-level sync sources
Controller Optional 3Play hardware control surface
  • Surface ~ 10.0 W x 0.5 H x 11.6 D in (25.4 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
  • Base ~ 9.0 W x 10.7 D in (22.9 x 27.2 cm)
  • Base Height ~ 0.5-2.0 in (1.3-5.1 cm)
  • 5.9 lbs (2.7 kg)
System Physical 2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
  • 19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
  • 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
System Electrical AC Mains:
  • Voltage (volts): 100/240
  • Current (amps): 8/4(11.8 kg)
  • Frequency (Hz): 47/63
  • Power (watts): 430 MAX

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