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The NewTek Live Sports 460 Solution: TriCaster 460 & 3Play 440 combines the TriCaster 460 Production Switcher and 3Play 440 Instant Replay System into a complete video switching and instant replay solution for broadcast and sports venue 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 and a dedicated control surface is included with each.
TriCaster 460 is a 2RU switcher supporting 4 live camera inputs and allowing you to simultaneously broadcast, project, stream, and record. It has 4 standard M/E buses, 15 channels in total, and is configurable for up to 9 outputs. It features collections of visual effects and transitions, over 30 3D and holographic virtual sets, and more. 3Play 440 is also a 2RU system supporting 4 live cameras and up to 140 hours of recording to internal and removable drives in mixed inputs, formats, and frame rates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Send any incoming video signal directly to one or both output channels to supply a live feed to downstream displays or production systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3Play 440 features fundamental playback controls that let you stop, play, cycle, and scrub through clips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enter custom descriptions for each clip to easily identify, organize, and manage 3Play 440 assets.
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.
View critical information about the signal currently assigned to the output channels, including the control mode, timecode, playback speed, and more.
3Play 440 features a familiar interface for easier navigation through stored media files, with intuitive organization and filtering for efficient, effortless asset retrieval.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freely choose the destination drive for each active recording and other assets associated with your 3Play 440 session.
Set up and store session settings in reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during pre-show activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add another dimension to animated transitions with imaginative effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dual VGA display ports supply auxiliary output feeds to local monitors or projectors, expanding user workspace and on-site viewing options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3Play 440 features a "check for updates" function to ensure your system has the most current support.
- 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
2 fully independent playout channels, individually configurable for output via SDI or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for extended storage and backup; simultaneous recording of 2 channels per drive
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 still images from output or all inputs and outputs
Integrated application for content upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, FTP, local volumes, or network servers
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
Two live inputs for overlay application via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster system (or other supported system via NewTek SDK) over local network
In the Box
TriCaster 460 Multi-Camera Production System with Control Surface
3Play 440 Instant Replay System with Control Surface
4x HD/SD-SDI on BNC
4x Component or Composite + Y/C on BNC
1x Genlock (and 1x loop-through) on BNC
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
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
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