NewTek Live Sports 860 Solution: TriCaster 860 & 3Play 440

NewTek Live Sports 860 Solution: TriCaster 860 & 3Play 440

NewTek Live Sports 860 Solution: TriCaster 860 & 3Play 440

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NewTek Live Sports 860 Solution: TriCaster 860 & 3Play 440

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  • TriCaster 860 with 8 Camera Inputs
  • Configurable for up to 14 Outputs
  • 3Play 440 4-Camera Replay System
  • Dedicated Control Surfaces
  • 3TB Internal Drive/Record 70 Hrs @ 1080i
  • Broadcast, Project, Stream, Record
  • Mixed-Input Instant Replay & Slow-Motion
  • Formats up to 1080/30p/24p, 1080/60i
  • Visual Effects and Overlays
  • Live Virtual Sets
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The NewTek Live Sports 860 Solution combines the TriCaster 860 Production Switcher and 3Play 440 Instant Replay System, each with a dedicated control surface, into a complete video switching and instant replay solution for small to mid-size sports productions.

In a typical scenario, you'll have the 3Play out in the field and the TriCaster back in the studio, with the two systems integrated over a local network. The TriCaster can send cross-platform macro commands to the 3Play for remote operation of 3Play cueing and playback, and it gets access to 3Play's internal and external storage drives. Both systems support up to 1080p30/p24/i60. The TriCaster 860 is a 4RU system supporting eight camera inputs and allowing you to broadcast, project, stream and record all at the same time. It supports real-time, 8 M/E compositing and offers advanced graphics and titling, animation store, scan conversion, multiple channels of virtual sets, and many more features. You can instantly publish content to popular social media sites, upload to FTP sites, transfer to storage volumes/network locations, share clips and stills during production, or upload your entire show within minutes after production wraps.

  • TriCaster 860 Live Video Production System with Control Surface

    The NewTek TriCaster 860 Live Video Production System with Control Surface features a 24-channel switcher with 8 M/Es, eight-source ISO recording, real-time multi-channel media delivery with simultaneous streaming and social media publishing, and a powerful integrated effects system.

    The TriCaster 860 Control Surface is specifically designed for the TriCaster 860 series live production systems, and offers you complete control over video sources and functions in your live production. With an intuitive layout and familiar live production controls at your command, adding the control surface to your control room or live truck puts you in touch with your live production like never before.

    Turnkey Solution
    Based on the innovative concept of a single system to broadcast, project, stream and record, simultaneously, TriCaster 860's multiple turnkey functions do the work usually requiring racks of equipment, but integrated into a robust rackmount frame instead. Just one system replaces gear for recording, encoding, switching, submixing, playback, audio mixing, DVE, advanced graphics and titling, animation store, scan conversion, multiple channels of virtual sets, live streaming, camera automation, scopes and monitors, and social media publishing.
    Facility-class Installation
    With TriCaster 860's redundant power supply and multi-tiered fail-safe measures, you have industrial-strength performance and the ability to adapt to your facility or truck. All audio and video, monitoring and network connectors are easily accessible from the rear for installation in industry standard 19" rackmount configurations. Professional SDI, as well as analog connectivity, external timecode support, genlock, more-extensive format compatibility for integration with nearly any workflow, and a long list of file types allow TriCaster 860 to ease into your infrastructure and seamlessly handle your most challenging needs.
    Mix-and-Match I/O
    TriCaster 860 provides connectivity to prepare for any location scenario. Connect multiple cameras (up to 8) with the capability to mix and match connection types, including SDI, component, composite and Y/C; and even camera types with varying SD and HD resolutions and formats. Equally flexible outputs can send a variety of feeds to multiple destinations and displays - even send a signal to another TriCaster over the network with a network output.
    8-channel ISO Source Recording
    IsoCorder multi-track video recording technology combines the capabilities of literally racks of video capture equipment. This innovative technology saves loads of space, enhancing your studio with a powerful, built-in, real-time ISO recording system of all 8 camera inputs, simultaneously - right inside the user interface. Record any combination of your finished show, a clean feed, raw source captures from any camera, or more, at full resolution.
    24-channel Multi-Camera Production
    With the 24-channel, multi-camera TriCaster 860, you have nearly every possible live and stored source at your fingertips. It supports up to 8 cameras in any HD and SD configuration, color correction, keying, cropping, scaling, and frame sync on every input. It also features 2 digital media players for video clips (long or short form), 3 slots for graphics, titles and sounds, and 2 network channels for sharing computer screens and displays from wireless iOS devices. Now add 8 M/E banks to stage live virtual sets, create real-time compositions and presets, and submixes that can act as upstream switchers (or secondary programs out), when you need to give your big show even bigger impact.
    Expanded Media Sources: Buffers and Network Inputs
    TriCaster 860 gives producers instant access to even more content in real time, without adding equipment or crew. Ten still buffers and 5 animation buffers provide 15 bonus 'always on' sources. And enhanced network inputs support cloud video, streaming servers, remote cameras, remotely hosted clips, USB cameras and more, dramatically expanding content and programming possibilities without taking up a hardware input.
    Audio Mixing
    The TriCaster integrated multi-channel audio mixer is loaded with enhancements that raise the caliber of your shows' sound to the same professional, network quality as the visuals. Unprecedented routing, customization, control and flexibility - and further opportunities for sound configuration and delivery like simulcast audio, multi-language presentation, and mix-minus applications (such as Skype calls and phoners) - without the investment in scores of external hardware. If live control by an audio operator is what you want, you get full support for mixing from our iPad remote mixer app, the Avid Artist Mix control surface, and other third-party audio control interfaces.
    Visual & Motion Effects
    TriCaster 860 hosts the most powerful integrated effects engine in live production to customize your brand, even for multiple shows, with a polish that makes an impression on quality-savvy audience. From full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio, to imaginative elements like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping and transformations with TransWarp effects and motion overlays. Create your own branded, custom effects using the included Animation Store Creator application, and real-time, multi-layered compositions with 8 M/E rows and motion effects.
    Automation
    Automation functions in TriCaster 860 help you experiment with more complex sequences but leave nothing to chance during a live production. Reduce on-air mistakes with macros - streamline real-time shot sequences that make the show look more sophisticated, but are too complicated to execute live and risk costly errors. Unlimited external control functions with MIDI sequencing enables show control of nearly any command, or offloading tasks to additional crew. With hotspots, talent can trigger automated sequences requiring extraordinary timing with on-camera gestures, effectively controlling a segment without an operator. And add remotely controlled robotic cameras as input sources, without the need to add camera operators.
    Virtual Sets
    Even if your set is really a multi-purpose room or the corner of a studio, your viewers will not only see your professional brand shine through-they'll see any world you want to create, without the high cost or heavy construction. With TriCaster 860 system's virtual sets, you can elevate your look with realistic foregrounds and live moving backgrounds. Not just high-end studio looks either: take a panoramic of any location with your smart phone, or a 3D model from any universe you create, and make it your scene using our holographic LiveSet capability, bringing augmented reality that much closer to live. Add real-time energy to any virtual set with two live sources-each with overlay, all with transitions, sounds, 3D DVEs and effects. Live camera moves and shot changes during production bring your new location to life.
    Social Media Publishing
    With a brief setup beforehand and the real-time grab of a shot, generate second-screen content for sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter during the live show, and extend your brand to online and second-screen platforms, or share assets to common storage locations for instant access by others. Hey, set it all up with a macro and just push a button, and you've increased your program exposure without adding equipment, personnel, or lag time.
    Fail-Safes / Redundancy
    TriCaster 860 provides multi-tiered redundant fail-safe mechanisms in both hardware and software. Redundant, removable power supplies and hot-swappable hard drives protect from physical interruptions. Fail-safe software monitors live performance, and video pass-through, streaming output and recording continue through unexpected error conditions.
    Capacity
    TriCaster 860 offers huge capacity for recorded media. Use it for storing files for use in your live productions - 5 integrated digital media players are on-hand to augment your production, on top of your 10 live and 8 virtual sources, and for ISO recording your individual camera sources for later postproduction. Need more? Swap out media drives for more capacity. Use the session library to save settings and assets for each production.
    Post-production
    TriCaster 860 is not just about live. It's a content creation machine. 8-channel ISO recording enables the capture of all the raw sources coming into the program, for later repurposing or re-use. And with QuickTime encoded files embedded with timecode and 4 audio tracks, your media floats effortlessly between TriCaster, Mac, and Windows platforms, and all common editing and post-production software. Our codecs for Mac and PC let you equip your entire facility to encode media assets for optimized, real-time playback.
    External and Third-Party Applications
    Through our third-party developer network, TriCaster 860 supports an extended set of products that work directly with the system to provide innovative solutions and workflows in several different areas of your live production, including streaming, graphics, content and controllers. Our SDK enables developers and customers to tap into the power of TriCaster functionality, add applications that enhance the production workflow, and further extend integration with standard and custom installations. And our own suite of peripheral applications and hardware control surfaces rounds out the total solution.
    Virtual Camera Moves
    Bring your virtual environment to life with animated virtual camera moves. Adjust shot framing on the fly with manual pan, zoom and pedestal movements, or zip from one preset shot to another without touching the camera.
    2x LiveSet Shot Presets
    Leagues further than just a 'start and finish' zoom position, all professional TriCasters support full pan and scan configuration, with 8 custom preset positions for all sets--and with the new live Shot Editor, presets can be modified even while live.
    Live Virtual Sets
    The next generation of live virtual sets included in TriCaster 860 take total advantage of our full pan and scan capabilities and position presets, and now include our most updated, more life-like template sets.
    Holographic Live Virtual Sets
    Create a customized virtual environment from any real-world location. Turn panoramic images taken with your smartphone, DSLR or even point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual set, using the companion TriCaster VSE 2.5 software (sold separately).
    Playback from Cloud, IP, and Stream
    Access video sources and content applications as video sources, with the ability to connect to Cloud-based media, IP cameras and streaming servers through network inputs.
    Still & Title Buffers (10)
    Access up to 15 additional media sources instantly during live production. View and manage buffer content directly inside the integrated multiviewer, including animation preview (in some models) and live title editing.
    Animation Buffers (5)
    Dedicate some of your new buffers for up to 5 more full-motion sources for anything animated that you want instantly available, like LiveSet backgrounds, station logos, animated graphics elements--and set them to loop, run once, move around, slow down, position anywhere, scale, and key.
    De-Fielded Grabs
    Stills from any input (even buffers) can be captured in a pristine, de-fielded frame for immediate use, whether in the show or published instantly.
    Send Recording to Playlist
    The Add to Playlist record panel command enables instant turnaround of in-show content, making recorded clips available for immediate playback from any DDR playlist.
    Send Grabs to Buffer
    Make the scene you've just produced available as a newly captured image source in your show. Grab and send the still image directly to a buffer and have it at your beck and call.
    Playlist Editing During Playback
    Easily accommodate revisions to the show rundown or new content without missing a beat by making changes and updates to media player playlists during showtime. Every preset bin can be accessed and reorganized on the fly, even playing back content from one playlist while editing on another.
    Macros
    Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify complex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then trigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action or MIDI button, or gesture-based onscreen hotspots.
    Macro Editor
    Save time reproducing your painstaking macros from scratch. Tweak to your exact specifications, editing the action, timing and order as needed, to ensure automated operations run smoothly and accurately.
    Snapshots
    Configure your setup of a particular scene just the way you need it for any scenario, then fire every macro action, simultaneously, to snap to it automatically, organizing and automating your show down to the finest detail.
    Hot Spots
    Turn on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent trigger macros with live motion, even run your one-person show from in front of the camera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action sequence happens automatically.
    MIDI Support
    Make automation of your show even easier or breakout control tasks to additional crew with TriCaster's extensive MIDI support. Add one or any number of MIDI devices that fit your application and budget, assign macros to controller buttons, and provide dedicated control over video operations, even meshing them with live performance elements like sound, lighting, effects, and more.
    M/E Autoplay
    Increase the efficiency and accuracy of your production with instant automatic playback. Clips and content play right on cue whenever you press the applicable switcher or M/E button, meaning zero delay when taking a video or image.
    Session Templates
    Set up and store session settings in reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during pre-show activities.
    MEM Slot Presets
    Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, transitions, media players and more with your most frequently used setups and content. Presets include multiple slots for instant access to your preferred assets, even while live.
    Input Grouping
    Use the UI to link switcher and M/E source rows together in color-coded groups to streamline your simultaneous actions on multiple sources and multiple outputs. Make instant, accurate adjustments and fewer mistakes.
    UI Enhancements
    Next-generation user interface standardizes workflows and conventions across all pro-level models, providing more intuitive control placement and enhanced visuals for better performance, and more efficient operation in typical control environments.
    Monitoring Enhancements
    Preview any source, including M/Es and Buffers, within Waveform / Vectorscope for color correction and level adjustment.
    Multi-View Overlays
    Individually customize each multi-view preview monitor, adjusting on the fly for fine-tuned workflow or simply for observation.
    Audio Control Surface (Avid Artist Mix)
    Add an audio operator to your crew to focus solely on sound. Every TriCaster supports the Avid Artist Mix audio control surface (sold separately) to provide hands-on control over audio levels and configuration options.
    Audio Follow Video (AFV)
    Simplify A/V setup by selecting any video source to automatically trigger the appropriate audio selection.
    Stereo Output Mixes
    Expand audio without adding more hardware. Pair stereo output mixes for quad audio, or split them up for multi-language production, a secondary mix, and much more. Dual auxiliary outputs, too.
    Audio Routing
    Every conceivable audio distribution combination with independent routing of any channel from any input, to any and all of the four audio output mixes.
    Pan Control
    Pan control on every channel creates a rich, layered sound experience.
    Rename Audio Inputs
    TriCaster makes it easy for you to keep sources straight, use your own naming conventions, and simplify adjustments.
    Independent Delay
    Compensate for sync issues with incoming video from mixed cameras with the ability to adjust the audio delay for every input.
    Source/Output
    Listen and adjust more accurately, with the ability to toggle Solo setting on or off. Audition any single source or output channel, with both exclusive and latch operation options.
    PTZ Camera Control
    Control robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris. Position presets with thumbnail preview make it easy to set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.
    Social Media Share Panel
    Take over second and third screens with built-in social media sharing. Real-time publishing instantly links you with all of your social networks - like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly, even when you don't have a dedicated social media producer on site.
    FTP & File Copy
    Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and external distribution, getting content to the people that need it, more quickly and efficiently.
    Clip Publishing
    Prepare recorded files for publishing, creating in and out points on the frames of preference, and then uploading to the desired destination for internal use or external viewing.
    Still Grab & Publish
    Grab stills from all inputs (including Buffers) and main outputs simultaneously, with enhanced de-fielding for better image quality, and publish immediately to social sites or post-production workflows.
    Mix/Effects Banks (8)
    Expand creative possibilities for your production. In Mix mode, M/Es can use program/preview transitions and overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. In Effect mode, create multiple video layers for real-time compositing, or transform your green screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.
    Network Out
    Adding more flexibility to TriCaster's outputs, a configurable over-the-network destination, just like any hardware I/O connection, can be assigned a video source and independent audio channel.
    M/E Submix Out
    Double your output and audience opportunities by switching two shows, simultaneously, or producing a secondary feed for post-show repurposing, with the ability to output an M/E sub-mix.
    Control Surface
    • Intuitive layout mapped directly to TriCaster 860 interface for maximum interaction
    • Full-featured workflow for optimal live production performance
    • Illuminated buttons for heightened visibility of control surface activity under any environmental lighting conditions
    • Premium T-Bar and three-axis joystick for precision control of effects, zooms and transitions
    • Seamless, simultaneous changeover of multiple production elements with versatile, multi-select delegate controls
    • Durable, ergonomic design for confident, comfortable performance
  • 3Play 440 Instant Replay System with Control Surface

    The NewTek 3Play 440 Instant Replay System with Control Surface is a multi-channel instant replay system for small to mid-size live sports productions. You can use it standalone or with any TriCaster for a combination of instant replay and video switching. 3Play 440 supports up to four channels of live video input and recording in any combination of supported inputs, formats, and frame rates.

    Video inputs consist of four HD/SD-SDI and HD/SD Component / Composite / Y/C, all on BNC connectors. Video outputs consist of two HD/SD-SDI, two analog, HDMI, and several display output ports, with DVI the main user interface output port. Recording formats range from 480/60i to 1080/30p/24p/60i, and you can record up to 140 hours of 1080i onto 3TB of internal storage and an included 3TB removable drive, simultaneously recording up to two channels per drive. A full-function control surface is included with backlit buttons, a rotary dial, and a T-bar.

    Overview
    • 4 video inputs
    • 2 simultaneous, switchable; fully independent playout channels
    • 4 recording channels
    • 140 hours base recording capacity (HD)
    • HQ QuickTime recording format
    • -200% to 200% multi-speed live playback
    • External video router support
    • Media publishing
    • Network output to TriCaster
    • HDMI output
    • AUX output
    • Grab stills
    • Transition between playout channels
    • Animation store transitions
    • TransWarp effects
    • Animation store creator
    • All supported playlist transitions
    • Playlist music track
    • DSK overlays
    • Network inputs
    • Animation buffers
    • Watch folders
    • Metadata entry
    • Keyword tagging engine
    • FastClip asset management
    • Macros
    • MIDI support
    • TriCaster workflow integration
    • Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) support
    • Scoreboard data feed support (via LiveText)
    • External asset management platform integration
    • Multiview monitoring
    • Auxiliary display ports
    • Multi-angle clip preview
    • Clip bookmarks
    • Automatic input color correction
    • Advanced color correction and shading
    • External monitor color control
    • Template sessions
    • Batch media import/export
    • Single pane operation
    • Undo/Redo commands
    • Genlock
    • Downstream system tally support
    • SDK support
    • Hardware fail-safe
    • Software fail-safe
    • 3TB removable storage drive
    • Control Surface included
    • 2RU rack mount
  • Key Features
    3Play 440 is a multi-channel instant replay system for small to mid-size live sports productions. It can be used standalone or combined with a TriCaster for instant replay with video switching.

    Integrated Mobile Sports Production
    Doing the work of multiple systems with its 4-camera ISO recording, 140 hours of HD storage and playback, pristine slow motion, multi-camera replay switching, media publishing, highlights creation, camera color correction and more, 3Play 440's single 2RU rack mount solution lets moderate and smaller sports productions without the traditional requirement of racks of equipment.

    Self-Contained Live Shows
    Perform essential end-to-end game production even in minimalist in-house setups, and feed a spectacular fan experience to the board. Even without a dedicated switcher, the smallest crew can use 3Play 440 to switch the game for up to 4 cameras, in both live and replay segments; add internal and external sources to play back clips, effects, overlays and transitions; include titles and scoreboard feeds from across the field or over the network; and provide the highlights to social media networks - all in real time.

    Multi-Angle Switching
    Keep all the action right in front of you and the audience, with built-in, multi-view monitoring and switching of every live video source and captured content channel. Preview and switch between every angle simultaneously from either the UI or the controller, and add custom animated transitions and 3D warping video effects.

    ISO Camera Capture
    Multiple angles can all be recorded automatically and made available immediately for rapid-turnaround handoff to postproduction in high-quality QuickTime in your native HD resolution.

    Built-In Color Matching
    3Play 440's advanced proc amp toolbox automates color calibration across all sources, and provides not only consistency but also algorithmically calculated precision to make every lighting change or shift in the weather practically invisible to anyone watching on screen.

    Automation & Control
    One operator can streamline processes, with one-click macros for complicated or frequently performed actions and sequences. More operators - whether new to the crew, or advanced at their specialty - can breakout control of certain tasks to button-push MIDI devices. Trucks and venues with compatible switchers can use Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) to control clip and playlist actions remotely.

    Play Review
    Game-clock overlay shows the synchronized sources of camera and timer. Simultaneous playback of multiple angles give a visual comparison side-by-side or picture-in-picture.

    Show-Stopping Motion Control
    3Play 440 uses your existing, standard HD and SD cameras, feeds them into its breakthrough super-resolution algorithm, and adds T-Bar and jog-wheel control of playback from nearly a standstill to double speed, backward and forward.

    Intuitive Clip Access
    With 3Play 440's FastClip context-aware text field, you can cut up to 30% of extraneous keystrokes. Whether you're renaming, searching for, or moving a clip, FastClip uses what you're typing to automatically determine what to do.

    Overlay Visuals
    3Play 440 allows you to apply exotic overlays without the multiple creative workstations normally required. Any video, graphic, animation, effect, replay, or camera feed stored in the system - or any live source brought in over the network, like telestration, titles, or motion graphics - can be keyed over in full motion, and positioned, scaled, and cropped to create the highest-impact compositions.
    Capture

    Automatic Replay Recording
    When you set your first Mark In or Mark Out point, 3Play 440 automatically triggers the Record button to capture incoming video signals.

    Multi-Channel Recording
    3Play 440 records multiple channels of video at native resolution simultaneously. Capture every angle of live action for instant replay, playback, or archive.

    Synchronized, Continuous Capture
    When you press the Record button, configured sources are continuously captured and stored until you manually deactivate recording. Freely focus on 3Play 440's other functions without interrupting capture.

    Clip Playback
    Capture and mark live action as 3Play 440 events, then replay clips from multiple angles. You can also import clips and operate 3Play 440 as a media server.

    Delayed Output
    Once you begin recording, you can initiate playback whenever you like. Output recorded video seconds, minutes, even hours after recording starts.

    Dual Playout Channels
    3Play 440 provides two fully independent, simultaneous playout channels for output, each capable of supplying a live feed or playback of recorded content to a downstream display or production system, like having two playback devices in one.

    Interpolated Slow Motion
    Amplify the intensity of highlights or analyze the action frame-by-frame with smooth, interpolated slow motion. Replay the action at half-speed, quarter-speed, and more with incredible clarity and detail.

    List Playback
    Choose and compile clips for sequenced playback. Create highlight reels or build blocks of content, then hit play to roll from one clip to the next automatically.

    Live Output
    Send any incoming video signal directly to one or both output channels to supply a live feed to downstream displays or production systems.

    Multi-Speed Playback
    Choose to replay captured clips or roll imported media in real time or at variable speeds. Show the action again at game speed, or alter the playback rate for dramatic emphasis.

    Simultaneous HD/SD Output
    Record and playback content in HD and SD simultaneously, with configurable output resolutions.
    Control

    Control Surface
    Included with 3Play 440 is a control surface that provides accessibly into all the capabilities of the system and allows you to take a hands-on, more intuitive approach to operation.

    Macros
    Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify complex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then trigger with a mouse click, keystroke, or MIDI button press.

    MIDI Support
    Make automation of your production even easier or breakout control tasks to additional crew with 3Play 440's extensive MIDI support. Add one or any number of MIDI devices that fit your application and budget, assign macros to controller buttons, and provide dedicated control over 3Play 440 operations - even combing commands with a TriCaster on the network or meshing them with other live elements like sound, lighting, effects and more.

    Transport Controls
    3Play 440 features fundamental playback controls that let you stop, play, cycle, and scrub through clips.
    Operation

    Event Marking
    Start and end events and clips at the exact frame you want with pinpoint Mark In and Mark Out controls. Each marked segment enters the Clips List as an event, a collection of the actively recording camera angles, and becomes available for playback.

    Highlight Reel Creation
    Build and organize clip sequences in real time using the Play List. Configure audio settings and playback speed for each clip selected, add transitions, then select a background music track - and you have a highlight reel that's ready for in-show playback or export for later use.

    Multi-Angle Clip Preview
    In addition to monitoring all incoming live feeds, you can preview every angle of recorded clips simultaneously with 3Play 440. Simply turn on the embedded clip monitors and preview stored footage in the user interface, multi-view display or both.

    Multi-View Monitoring
    Observe all incoming camera feeds and playout signals without an expensive, space-eating bank of monitors. You can even customize your screen layout to align with your preferred view of the action.

    Program-Preview Workflow
    With 3Play 440, you can use the dual playout channels in tandem to enable switcher-style operation - cueing and preparing content on one channel, outputting the other, and using your choice of effects to transition between the two - to simplify your workflow or enhance production value.

    Session Format Support
    3Play 440 supports live production in all industry-standard interlaced and progressive scan formats up to 1080p, with a variety of frame rates to choose from.

    Zero Degradation Signal Processing
    3Play 440 processes signals at their native resolution, meaning no in-between down conversion or up conversion that can affect image quality.

    Visual Indicators
    Real-time feedback in the form of color-coded visual indicators provides live cues while a production is in progress. Easily see the cameras currently recording, audio levels of incoming signals, clips currently displayed, and more.
    Asset Management

    Bookmarks
    Mark key points in clips using the timecode bookmark system in 3Play 440. Bookmarks are marked independently of In and Out points, so your original clip remains intact as you create specific points to jump to in the recorded video.

    Event Filtering
    Search for and filter clips by metadata descriptions to quickly and easily find the assets you're looking for. Simply enter keywords, and 3Play 440 will display only the events with matching text.

    List Organization
    Organize all of your recorded content and stored media across multiple pages in both the Clips List and Play List, arranging assets by team, player, play type, time period, and more.

    MAM Platform Integration
    Integrate 3Play 440 with supported Media Asset Management (MAM) platforms, including axle Gear and Square Box Systems CatDV, to optimize any facility or workflow with dependencies on shared use and management of stored media assets.

    Metadata
    Enter custom descriptions for each clip to easily identify, organize, and manage 3Play 440 assets.

    Tagging Engine
    Create your own coding system for instant metadata entry using the intelligent tagging engine of 3Play 440. Assign keywords to teams, players, and more, then log clips with just a couple of clicks or button taps to stay organized and on top of the action.
    Workflow

    Channel Info
    View critical information about the signal currently assigned to the output channels, including the control mode, timecode, playback speed, and more.

    Media Browser
    3Play 440 features a familiar interface for easier navigation through stored media files, with intuitive organization and filtering for efficient, effortless asset retrieval.

    Media Export
    Optimize stored media files for virtually any post-production purpose, with a versatile Export Media module that converts files into the most appropriate format or formats for their next destination, ready for use before they even leave 3Play 440.

    Media Import
    Import Media module enables batch import of files with or without transcoding, and automatically categorizes and distributes incoming files to the appropriate locations for production use. All media formats are compatible.

    Play List Export
    Build a sequence of clips or a highlight reel in the Play List, then render as a single file available for playback from the Clips List and export for transfer or archive.

    Production Clocks
    Keep tabs on production time with a primary clock matched to the current timecode, as well as a secondary clock matched to the custom-configured Start or End time, and hit every mark your show needs to hit.

    Timecode
    Scrub through and sequence recorded files quickly and easily with embedded timecode. 3Play 440 can generate a local timecode from the internal system clock or support an external linear timecode (LTC) reference.
    Configuration

    Automatic Color Correction
    Manually adjust additional characteristics of incoming signals connected to 3Play 440 with advanced color correction and shading - or alternatively enable automatic adjustments to video inputs, matching color characteristics to a specific camera or mean characteristics of all incoming signals.

    Per-Asset Configuration
    Fine-tuning at your fingertips. Freely configure input connection types and names, audio settings, color correction, clip settings and more to your specifications. 3Play 440's configuration options are extensive, easy-to-use, and customizable to your particular needs.

    Proc Amp Controls
    Make subpar sources look better - and all of them perfectly consistent. Adjust color characteristics and levels for input sources, including brightness, contrast, hue and saturation, as well as white balance settings, to perform a quick-fix for visuals and boost the look of your camera angles.

    Recording Configuration
    Freely choose the destination drive for each active recording and other assets associated with your 3Play 440 session.

    Session Templates
    Set up and store session settings in reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during pre-show activities.
    Visuals

    Animated Transitions
    Raise production values beyond any standard replay system, with custom-created Animation Store Transitions. Embed your logo or signature visuals into transitions via full-color animated overlays, along with individual sounds for transitioning in and out.

    Buffers
    Access additional pre-produced video, motion graphics, titles, bugs, and animated effects instantly, and enjoy remote, real-time updating of buffers over a local network.

    Play List Transitions
    Roll from clip to clip in the Play List using hard cuts, or include transitions between clips for added effect.

    Program-Preview Transitions
    Operate the A and B output channels like a video mixer, cutting and transitioning between the two creatively, with hundreds of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, DVE effects, and more.

    Real-Time Layering
    Apply titles, graphics, and animations to live output and video playback; layer one playback angle over another for picture-in-picture replay; or capture the game clock and layer over playback for official review.

    Warping Effects
    Add another dimension to animated transitions with imaginative effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations.
    Audio

    Audio Configuration
    3Play 440's video input supports independent configuration of the audio channel and audio input type for the simultaneously recorded sound, enabling you to standardize the audio between recordings, or pair an audio source with a specific input for capture.

    Mix-and-Match Audio Inputs
    Use common digital or analog audio devices to capture natural sound, commentary, and more. 3Play 440 accepts any combination of supported audio connections for flexible setup and top-quality sound.
    Multimedia

    Background Music for Highlights
    Import an MP3 or WAV file of your favorite music bed or song, apply it to your Play List, and add background audio tracks to your highlight reels.

    File Format Support
    Add media of virtually any file format to the Clips List or Play List for playback, and intermix with captured footage for content variety.

    Media Playback
    Load and playback both long and short-form video clips, pre-produced video packages and motion graphics, with support for an extensive range of file formats to work with essentially any media asset.

    Network Source Support
    Connect 3Play 440 to a local network and tap into a variety of compatible devices for supplemental production content - even selecting from multiple connected sources while live.

    Still Grab
    Capture freeze frames of the action from every angle simultaneously with 3Play 440. Still images can be saved for later use or published in real time to supported storage locations and social media platforms.
    Integration

    AMP Support
    3Play 440 provide for seamless integration with third-party products supporting Advanced Media Protocol (AMP), enabling compatible systems to issue commands for more fluid and sophisticated workflows.

    Backup and Restore
    Run your production operation with a safety net. Easily restore factory defaults, or create a bootable clone of 3Play 440's system drive on another hard drive inserted into one of the removable drive bays, or connected externally.

    Display Ports
    Dual VGA display ports supply auxiliary output feeds to local monitors or projectors, expanding user workspace and on-site viewing options.

    Genlock
    Synchronize 3Play 440 with cameras and other equipment in the video chain using the genlock connection on the rear panel. Each 3Play 440 system is capable of locking to HD or SD reference signals.

    Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
    Go with new video cameras and get the most out of your existing inventory. 3Play 440 supports digital and analog cameras in HD and SD, with resolutions, frame rates and connection types freely configurable for each live video input.

    Multi-Tiered Fail-Safe
    For added protection and safeguarding, 3Play 440 includes multiple "Always on Air" features that create a multi-tiered redundant fail-safe system that keeps your live production in tip-top shape, with minimal disruption even in the face of catastrophe.

    Rackmount Form Factor
    Industry-standard 2RU rackmount chassis mean you can install 3Play 440 into any production environment with ease. Slide 3Play 440 into the rack to replace racks of other equipment, or to work alongside your current workflow.

    Removable Storage
    When marathon recording is a must, take advantage of a surplus of recording capacity with 3Play 440's removable drive bays. Extend the base recording capacity even further by swapping out the included drives for fresh storage as needed.

    Router Support
    Scale your production to accommodate higher camera counts, flex from project to project, or simply integrate into an existing infrastructure with external video router support. 3Play 440 can both access and control upstream video routers right from the user interface, including models from Blackmagic Design, AJA, Miranda, Ensemble Designs, Utah Scientific and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol (GVNP).

    Scoreboard Data Feed
    Feed real-time scoreboard information into on-screen graphics. 3Play 440's network sources support data feeds from compatible scoreboards through NewTek's LiveText companion software and developer network solutions over the local network, enabling display of the score, game clock and other statistical information.

    Turnkey Solution
    3Play 440 features multi-camera live video, multi-channel recording, instant replay with interpolated slow motion, in-game highlights and more, built into one compact frame.
    Publishing

    Clip Publishing
    Prepare recorded files for publishing, marking in and out points on the frames of preference, then uploading to the desired destination for internal use or external viewing.

    FTP & File Copy
    Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and external distribution, delivering content quicker and more efficiently.

    Social Media Share Panel
    Take over second and third screens with built-in social media sharing. Real-time publishing instantly links you with all of your social networks - like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube - so you can share, distribute and engage instantly, even when you don't have dedicated social media producer on site.
    Total Solution

    Cross-Platform Control
    Connect TriCaster and 3Play 440 to the same local network to enable remote operation of 3Play 440 clip cueing and playback from the TriCaster interface, and consolidate control by combining macro commands that trigger operations across both platforms.

    Network Output to TriCaster
    Supply 3Play 440 output feeds over the network to TriCaster. When connected to the same local network, TriCaster recognizes 3Play 440 and can accept the output signals as live sources through the network inputs.

    SDK Program and Developer Network
    Create a live sports production ecosystem around 3Play 440, thanks to a growing list of organizations and developers using NewTek's SDK program to produce partner solutions. Developed specifically for NewTek products, these partner solutions can help you create more efficient and compelling workflows.

    Easy Updates
    3Play 440 features a "check for updates" function to ensure your system has the most current support.
    Video Inputs
    - Up to 4 simultaneous live sources (any combination of supported inputs/formats/frame rates)
    - Third-party video router support
    - HD/SD-SDI, HD/SD Component, Y/C, or Composite inputs
    - Compatible with external video routers from AJA, Blackmagic Design, and more
    - Per-input configuration, scaler (including 3:2 pull-down) and frame synchronizer, enabling mixing of formats
    - Optionally enable automatic color correction and shading to match color characteristics between inputs
    Video Outputs
    2 fully independent playout channels, individually configurable for output via SDI or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
    Recording Capacity
    Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for extended storage and backup; simultaneous recording of 2 channels per drive
    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
    Integrated application for content upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, FTP, local volumes, or network servers
    Overlays
    One overlay per playout 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
    Two live inputs for overlay application via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
    Tally Display
    Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster system (or other supported system via NewTek SDK) over local network
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • 4U Rack Mount
  • 550W Power Supply
  • Multi-Tiered Hardware & Software Fail-Safe
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Control Surface
  • 3TB Removable Media Drive
  • 430W Power Supply
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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  • TriCaster 860 Live Video Production System with Control Surface
    Switcher Channels: 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses (Total of 24)
    Video Input 8 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections)

    Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections

    Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats

    Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls

    Support for Key + Fill input pairing

    Network Sources 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel

    Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple AirPlay devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460 or 410; 3Play 4800, 820 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions

    Camera Support Access up to 8 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
    Media 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
    Buffer 15 content buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics

    5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, title editing and presets

    Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content

    Mix / Effect Buses 8 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each with independent Key layer and support for TransWarp effects

    Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions

    Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying

    Macros Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation

    Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences

    Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices

    DSKs 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
    Effects and Transitions Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

    Animation Store Creator for custom animations

    Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics

    Virtual Sets 30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
    Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
    Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
    Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions

    Holographic Live Virtual Sets
    Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
    Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5

    Hotspots Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
    Video Output Configurable for up to 12 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

    3 x SDI

    3 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)

    HDMI output

    Network output for live streaming

    A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network

    Recording Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology

    Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode

    Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)

    Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations

    Grab Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from inputs and outputs, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
    Social Media Publishing Supports direct content upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
    Live Streaming HD live streaming with simultaneous archive

    Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe Flash Media Server), Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream and Livestream native integrated support

    Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser

    Audio Input 8x SDI Embedded
    8x AES3/EBU
    8x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line) Phantom Power Support
    Audio Output 3x SDI Embedded
    2x AES3/EBU
    4x Balanced XLR
    4x Balanced XLR (AUX)
    1x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
    Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes: 2 Master, 2 AUX

    Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control

    Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources

    AFV system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations

    Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers

    Supports companion iPad audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface

    Supported Formats 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    Playback Media Formats AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)
    Export Media Formats Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM, and more
    Post Production NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation

    NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility

    Monitoring DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview displays

    Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel

    A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per viewport

    Signal Monitoring Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
    Sessions Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions
    Latency Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames
    Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
    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
    MIDI Control: Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros
    Dimensions 19.0 x 7.0 x 20.5" (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
    Weight 44 lb (20 kg)
    Control Surface Dimensions: Surface: 28.5 x 0.5 x 11.6” (72.4 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
    Base: 27.5 x 2.0 x 10.8 in (69.9 x 5.1 x 27.4 cm)

    Weight: 18.1 lb (8.2 kg)

    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 34.0 x 14.0"
  • 3Play 440 Instant Replay System with Control Surface
    Video Inputs 4x HD/SD-SDI on BNC
    4x Component or Composite + Y/C on BNC
    1x Genlock (and 1x loop-through) on BNC
    Video Output 2x HD/SD-SDI on BNC
    2x Component or Composite + Y/C on BNC
    1x HDMI (follows the actively-controlled playout channel)
    1x DVI main user interface multiview port
    1x DVI auxiliary port for display
    1x VGA auxiliary port for display
    1x HDMI auxiliary port for display
    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
    Other Connections 1x Gigabit Ethernet port for networking
    4x USB for storage and keyboard/mouse
    1x PS/2 port for keyboard/mouse
    1x eSATA for storage
    1x Tally 15-pin
    Audio Inputs 4x HD/SD-SDI embedded on BNC
    3x 2 balanced 1/4" ports
    1x 2 balanced XLR
    Audio Outputs 2x HD/SD-SDI embedded on BNC
    1x 2 balanced 1/4" ports
    1x 2 balanced XLR
    Output Modes A, B, A + B with transitions between playout channels
    Recording Simultaneous recording of up to 4 live video sources
    Recording Format Native recording up to 1080/30p resolution in high-quality QuickTime format (XDCAM-HD at 100 Mbps)
    Recording Capacity 140 hours of 1080i onto 3 TB internal drive and 3 TB removable media drive (included)
    Supported Formats 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point
    Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
    Rack Height 2 U
    Dimensions 19 x 3.5 x 21.5" (48 x 9 x 55 cm)
    Control surface: 12.7 x 1 x 11.7" (32 x 2.5 x 30 cm)
    Weight 26 lb (12 kg)
    Control surface: 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 24.5 x 18.25"

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