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NewTek 3Play 4800

NewTek 3Play 4800

3Play 4800 is the most complete, integrated sports production solution available for broadcasters, pro leagues and teams, and large venues.

No other product combines as wide a range of live sports capabilities in one turnkey system, including slow motion, instant replay, multi-angle preview, in-game highlights and social media publishing, enabling producers to engage stadium fans, online viewers and broadcast audiences with greater ease and simplicity.

3Play 4800 makes it possible for anyone to produce a gripping live experience that attracts new fans, bigger audiences, and more sponsors to any sporting event; and now offers total game production in standalone environments where a switcher isn’t available. At just a fraction of the cost of other replay systems, producers can say goodbye to over-inflated pricing, say hello to new revenue opportunities, and deliver a winning fan experience in every game.


  • Achieve unprecedented productivity with integrated game-production capabilities
  • Maximum facility-class configurability with 8-in, 2-out HD and SD component, composite, and SDI I/O for producing large matches
  • Save up to 60% of replay equipment costs in some cases
  • Achieve additional cost savings on additional production equipment, operator costs, space, and resources
  • Deliver complete professional, high-quality productions with quality that rivals any other sports production system
  • Keep audiences engaged with a built-in overlay and effects engine
  • Add incremental pre- or post-game programming, with no incremental cost
  • Produce sports your way, with the most flexible, customizable, and workflow-adaptable set-up, operation and programming potential available

An extraordinary new league of real-time capabilities, assembling together to achieve unprecedented, integrated game production.

Check out what’s new in 3Play 4800 below.


Visuals


Real-Time DSK Overlays

3Play 4800 now supports a fully independent downstream key (DSK) overlay on each of the two primary output channels, complete with positioning, scaling, cropping and alpha channel. Each DSK can be configured to layer any live camera, clip-angle preview, buffer, network input or the opposite output over live video or playback.

Buffers

Access pre-produced video, motion graphics, titles, bugs and animated effects for use in overlays, with watch folder functionality to edit and update in real time over the network.


Official Review


Picture-in-Picture Playback Overlay

Replay the action from two synchronized angles – simultaneously – on a single output channel using the DSK overlay. Position, scale and crop the camera angle assigned to the overlay for comprehensive, frame-by-frame analysis of the play under review.

Game Clock Overlay

Synchronize the action to actual game time by dedicating a live camera to recording the game clock and assigning the angle to a DSK overlay. The clock camera can be layered over the playback angle for visual reference, and freely positioned, scaled and cropped at any time so the overlay doesn’t obstruct the official’s view of the action.


Integration


Router Support

Expand broadcast integration and make more live cameras available with support for and control of upstream external video routers manufactured by AJA, Blackmagic Design, Ensemble Designs, Miranda, Utah Scientific and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol.

Network Inputs

3Play 4800 now supports network video sources as DSK overlay selections, enabling the system to access NewTek LiveText, networked PCs, iOS devices and compatible third-party partner solutions connected to the same local network. Display graphics, integrate telestrator applications, supply additional content, extend the number of video sources, and more.

Scoreboard Data Feed

Pair 3Play 4800 with NewTek LiveText or compatible third-party partner solutions to feed real-time scoreboard information like the score, clock, statistics and sport-specific data into on-screen graphics.

Tally

3Play 4800 now accepts tally display over a local network from TriCaster (with the appropriate software version installed) or other compatible downstream systems (via NewTek video SDK).

Developer SDK

Full support for the NewTek video SDK program provides third-party developers with access to 3Play technologies and add-on architecture to extend system capabilities and establish new workflow solutions.


Outputs


Display Ports

The dual VGA display ports on the rear panel are now active to supply auxiliary output feeds to local monitors or projectors, expanding user workspace and on-site viewing options.

External Monitor Color Control

Each 3Play 4800 display port has individually configurable color controls to make adjustments to the image appearing on a downstream display device – without affecting the color characteristics of the output signal assigned to it.


Asset Management


MAM Platform Integration

Share and manage stored media assets with supported Media Asset Management (MAM) platforms, including axle Gear and Square Box Systems CatDV, for enhanced facility integration and collaborative workflows.

Spreadsheet Tags

Create and edit tags externally, building a new tab or an entire multi-tab list of tags using Microsoft Excel. Simply enter your keywords into the appropriate cells and save, then import the file into 3Play 4800 for more flexible metadata management.


Control


Macros

Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify complex ones. Record a 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’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 operations – even combining commands with a TriCaster on the network or meshing them with other live elements like sound, lighting, effects and more.

Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) Support

Seamless integration with third-party products supporting Advanced Media Protocol (AMP), enabling compatible systems to issue commands to 3Play 4800 and providing for more fluid and sophisticated workflows.

TriCaster Cross-Platform Control

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


Operation


Automatic Color Matching

Overcome changing lighting conditions and camera variety in multi-camera sports productions with automatic color correction. With this option enabled, 3Play 4800 will dynamically and automatically adjust video inputs to current lighting conditions and camera settings, matching color characteristics to a specific camera or mean characteristics of all incoming signals.

Advanced Color Correction and Shading

Manually adjust color characteristics of every incoming video signal with advanced color correction and shading settings to achieve a desired look for your production.

Undo/Redo

3Play 4800 now includes undo and redo commands for the Clips List and Play List so you can easily reverse or restore an action if you happen to make a mistake or change your mind in the heat of the moment.

Single Pane Lists View

Optionally consolidate the dedicated Clips List and Play List panes to a single pane to make better use of your screen space and optimize your workflow


Budget-saving, Space-crushing Integrated Sports Production


Replace multiple racks of space-wasting components - while saving on the investments to procure them, and the additional crew to operate them - with a single 4U rack mount solution. Hardware console control, 8-camera ISO recording, 200 hours of HD storage and playback, pristine slow-motion, multi-camera replay switching, media publishing, highlights creation, camera shading and more are all included in one integrated sports production solution, trimming your equipment list - and making the most of your budget.


Standalone Venue Production


Venues with a bare-bones video setup can now provide a thrilling fan experience, producing the entire show in-house with just one system. No elaborate switching setup required. Plug in 8 cameras to capture the action of any sport - and a big display to project it - and 3Play 4800 can switch the game; roll clips, effects, overlays and transitions; use a network connection to pull in titles and scoreboard feeds; and publish game highlights directly to social networks as they happen.


Multi-Angle Capture


Choose to customize your camera coverage, and capture everything for post as needed. For intense action, redundant capture of up to 4 live video sources doubles ISO recordings and protects your assets. Need more angles? Standard mode lets you record up to 8 live video sources, simultaneously at native resolution, in high-quality QuickTime files ready for rapid-turnaround postproduction.


Live Replay Monitoring & 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. Don’t just cut - serve up the best shot at the perfect moment to pump up the crowd, with custom animated transitions and 3D warping video effects. You just can’t get that kind of live editing and creative freedom anywhere else.


Auto Color Match


Add more outdoor production to your roster without adding a dedicated camera shading operator. Precise color correction capabilities are not only built in with extensively customizable proc amp controls, but also automated to remove visual uncertainty and provide picture calibration across camera signals for the duration of the game - even when lighting fluctuates.


Automation & Control


With every element you add to your production, now gain more efficiency and less complexity. Macros streamline processes, with one-click recall of complicated or frequently performed actions and sequences - while MIDI compatibility extends countless commands to your own compatible off-the-shelf devices, easily “single-click” operated by any novice or specialist on your crew. Built-in support for Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) further enhances remote operation and control of clip and playlist operations by third-party systems.


Side-by-side Playback


Precise, multi-angle replay is exciting for fans, and often necessary for officials. Both game-clock overlay for verification, and picture-in-picture simultaneous playback for comparison, make it possible for refs (and conferences) to make the tough decisions, while audiences relive the drama and analysts provide the deeper story for novice fans.


Slo-mo and Multi-Speed Playback


Replay more dramatically – in real time, hyperspeed, or slo-mo, with razor-sharp clarity produced by a breakthrough super-resolution algorithm, using your standard HD and SD cameras on hand. Pre-set or manual operation with T-Bar-controlled playback and rates from -200% to 200% satisfy fan appetites at every speed.


Social Sports


Go beyond the big screen and the bleachers in ways that other replay systems won't allow. Instantly distribute content for second-screen sports and third-screen social engagement so viewers can connect your highlights with friends, followers, and the rest of your tribe in real time. One-touch publishing directly to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube lets you take pre-game energy, live action or post-game celebration and analysis viral – and become the talk of this generation’s water cooler.


Maximum Clip Efficiency


It’s up to your crew to log and navigate through hundreds of clips during every game and not miss a play. Cut up to 30% of your key entry, list-scanning and data-mining during crunch time with 3Play 4800’s FastClip information window. Enter and edit metadata, tag clips, search for, filter and categorize assets, to simplify the content workflow and intuitively handle assets fast and accurately.


High-end Visuals Built In


Get the highest production value for no additional investment. Boost your brand to look better for fans and sponsors with high-impact design elements built right in like real-time cloth transitions, 3D video warping and image transformations. Build your own with the Animation Store Creator application included, add even more sizzle to replays and highlight reels with custom full-color, animated transitions complete with alpha channel and embedded audio.


Real-time Overlays


Layer on unprecedented visual capabilities and drive more audience engagement with less extraneous equipment. Display, position, scale and crop any live or pre-produced video, animation, motion graphics, or network input source such as telestration keyed right over live programming. Any possibility you can come up with to push creative boundaries with custom-branded, sponsor-provided, or team-specific compositions, without additional hardware.


In-game Highlights Editing


Instantly create sequences of top plays, turning-point decisions and epic encounters for in-show replay or post-game sharing. Per-clip settings for audio and playback speed, custom transitions and background music let you transform your playlist into a highlight package that gives ticket holders, home viewers, and social fans more than just the game.


Workflow Integration


Complement any gear you already have in place and preserve existing investments. Access additional cameras with upstream routers. SDKs and interoperation with multiple applications, scoreboard feeds, MAM platform support and devices over the local network keep conflicts out of your workflow. Additionally, compatible NewTek TriCasters are network-aware and automatically recognize, connect and configure, send commands and tally status to, and orchestrate or automate entire segments across a network shared with 3Play 4800.


Failsafe and Redundancy


Anything can happen during the excitement of a live sports event. With redundant capture, a second power supply, playback failsafe, and hot-swappable storage, 3Play 4800 can stand up to plenty of surprises and keep you at the top of your game.

NewTek 3Play Interface
  • USER INTERFACE - Connect up to eight live video sources (or more using a compatible external video router), audio sources, and the included hardware control surface for multi-channel recording, multi-speed playback, media publishing and asset management.

  • MACROS - Make frequently used commands and sequences automatic. Record a series of operations as a macro event, make adjustments as needed with the built-in Macro Editor, then trigger with a single click, keystroke or button press.

  • GRAB - Capture freeze frames of the action from every angle simultaneously, then post your HD images to social media accounts and storage targets, using the integrated media publishing system.

  • RECORDING - Record up to eight channels of video simultaneously. Choose to capture eight live video feeds or select Redundant capture mode to backup four live capture sources with duplicate recordings. Files are recorded at native resolution to a high-quality QuickTime format for media publishing, post-production or archive purposes.

  • LIVE DESKTOP MONITORS - View the action from every angle with full field rate preview displays and monitor audio levels with VU meter overlays. Integrated multi-view monitoring allows you to select from additional layouts and send all on-screen monitors to a second display to enlarge your workspace.

  • OUTPUT MONITORS - Monitor the live video output of the two fully independent playout channels and mix them, using standard transitions or custom animations.

  • OVERLAYS - Layer live sources, titles, graphics and animations over playout channels; layer one playback angle over another for simultaneous picture-in-picture playback; or capture the game clock and layer over playback for official review. Each DSK overlay supports independent positioning, scaling and cropping.

  • CHANNEL INFO - View key playback data for A and B output channels, including time code, clip duration, and playback speeds.

  • FASTCLIP WINDOW - Input and edit metadata, search, filter, and categorize clips, and more, with the intuitive 3Play 4800 asset management system. FastClip supports input from both the control surface and keyboard for flexible data entry and navigation.

  • NETWORK INPUTS - Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network. 3Play 4800 also accepts titles, graphics and scoreboard data from NewTek LIveText and compatible NewTek developer solutions for overlay applications.

  • TRANSITIONS - Transition between A and B playout channels in real time, using crossfades, wipes and dissolves - or use full-color animation store transitions with embedded audio and TransWarp effects. The integrated Animation Store Creator application lets you build your own custom animated transitions and warping video effects.

  • BUFFERS - Access pre-produced video, motion graphics, titles, bugs and animated effects for use in overlays, with watch folder functionality to edit and update in real time over the network.

  • CLIPS LIST - Manage all marked events and clips for playback. The multi-tab structure, customizable tab names, and per-clip metadata entry provide for efficient asset management and organization.

  • CLIP MONITORS - Preview all clip angles from a recorded event simultaneously, while the action continues in your live desktop monitors. Clip Monitors can be embedded in the user interface, multi-view display or both.

  • PLAY LIST - Create highlight reels with per-clip management of audio and playback. Build and organize multiple clip sequences, using the multi-tab structure, then customize with animation store transitions and a background music track.

  • TAGS - Create and manage your own code system for instant metadata entry. Assign Tags to teams, play types, players, and more - then build full descriptions from keystrokes or simple control surface commands.

Video Inputs Up to 8 simultaneous live video sources, or up to 4 with fully redundant capture, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections), with third-party video router support

  • 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
  • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA, Blackmagic Design, Ensemble Designs, Miranda, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol
  • Per-input format configuration, 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 fully independent playout channels, individually configurable for output via SDI or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)

  • AUX output that follows the actively-controlled playout channel
  • HDMI output that follows the actively-controlled playout channel
  • 2x VGA display ports for auxiliary monitoring or display, with independent color control
  • Ethernet connection for A/V output over a local network to TriCaster
Output Modes A; B; A+B with transitions between playout channels
Recording   8 simultaneous recording channels

  • Standard mode captures 8 live video sources
  • Redundant mode captures 4 live video sources, with 4 channels of simultaneous backup recording
Recording Format Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-quality QuickTime format (XDCAM-HD at 100Mbps)
Recording Capacity Accommodates ~200 hours 1080i via 4 removable 2TB media drives (included)

  • 4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
  • Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per media 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 1 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 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 networked computers via NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple AirPlay devices; NewTek LiveText remote titling software; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
Buffers Content buffers to store and playback animations, still images and graphics for overlay application

  • Shareable across local 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 playout channels and playlist clips

  • Animation Store Creator application included for custom transitions and effects
  • Integrated TransWarp effects engine supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources, real-time 3D warping of video or graphics and embedded audio
Asset Management
  • FastClip information window displays asset data and collects keyboard and control surface input 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 NewTek LiveText or third-party partner solutions
Monitoring

  • Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all live sources and playout channels, with optional overlays for audio VU meters and safe areas
  • Optionally display DSK monitors to preview overlay sources
  • Clip Monitors to preview all angles of a recorded event simultaneously in the Clips List or multi-viewer display
  • Single or dual pane operation of Clips List and Playlist, with undo/redo commands
Multi-Viewer Supported with 2nd display, including playback data
Audio Inputs 8 SDI Embedded
8 AES3/EBU
8 x 2 Balanced XLR
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs 3 SDI Embedded
2 AES3/EBU
4 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 Stereo 1/4" (phones)
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
Session Management Set up and store session settings in reusable template sessions
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
Tally Display Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster system (or other supported system via NewTek SDK) over local network
Macros Record commands and operation sequences for recall and automation using keyboard, mouse or compatible controller 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
External Control
  • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI 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 remote operation of 3Play functions by a companion NewTek TriCaster system
Controller Includes 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)
  • 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
System Physical 4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply, and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 7.0 x 20.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
  • 44 lbs (20 kg)

Feature

3Play 4800

3Play 440

3Play Mini

3Play 425

Video Format

HD/SD

HD/SD

HD/SD

HD/SD

I/O

SDI + Analog

SDI + Analog

HDMI

SDI + Analog

Video Inputs

8

4

4

4

Playout Channels

2

2

2

2

Recording Channels (max)

8

4

4

4

Redundant Recording Mode

Yes

-

-

-

Base Recording Capacity (HD)

~ 200 HRS

~ 140 HRS

~ 30 HRS

~ 40 HRS

Recording Format

HQ QuickTime

HQ QuickTime

HQ QuickTime

MPEG-2 all I-frame

Playback Speed Range

-200% to 200%

-200% to 200%

-200% to 200%

0% to 100%

External Video Router Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Media Publishing

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Grab Stills

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Transition Between Playout Channels

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Effects

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Animation Store Transitions

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Animation Store Creator

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Playlist Transitions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Crossfade only

Playlist Music Track

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

DSK Overlays

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Network Inputs

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Animation Buffers

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Metadata Entry

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyword Tagging Engine

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Asset Management

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Macros

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

MIDI Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Auto Color and Advanced Shading

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

External Monitor Color Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Multi-View Monitoring

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Clip Monitors

Yes

Yes

-

-

Case Display

-

-

Yes

-

Supplemental Display Ports

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Supplemental HDMI Output

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

AUX Output

Yes

-

-

-

Network Output to TriCaster

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Genlock

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Downstream System Tally Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

TriCaster Workflow Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Scoreboard Data Feed Support (via LiveText)

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

External MAM Platform Integration

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

SDK Support

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Hardware Fail-Safe

Yes

Yes

-

Yes

Software Fail-Safe

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Redundant PSU

Yes

-

-

-

Internal Storage

-

3TB

2 x 750GB

2TB (partitioned)

Removable Storage

4 x 2TB

3TB

-

1TB

Hardware Control Surface

Included

Included

Optional

Optional

Form Factor

4U Rack Mount

2U Rack Mount

Mini

2U Rack Mount