NewTek 3Play 4800
Multi-Channel HD/SD Live Sports Video Replay System

OUR PART #:  3PLAY-4800

NewTek's 3Play 4800 is the only multi-camera live sports replay system that dramatically enriches the viewing experience for audiences...
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NewTek's 3Play 4800 is the only multi-camera live sports replay system that dramatically enriches the viewing experience for audiences, engaging stadium and online fans with slow motion, instant replay, in-game highlights and social media publishing in every game.

With the most complete real-time capabilities available in any multi-camera replay server, 3Play 4800 makes it possible for sports organizations in any market to produce a gripping live experience that attracts more audiences—and sponsors—to the game.

NOTE: The monitor shown in the picture above does NOT come with purchase of NewTek's 3Play 4800.  It's shown above to illustrate the look of the interface.


  • Deliver professional, high-quality production values that rival EVS andother sports production systems
  • Add incremental programming, pre- or post-game, without incremental cost
  • Produce sports your way, with the most flexible, customizable, andworkflow-adaptable set-up, operation and programming potential available

Turnkey Solution Saves Space and Budget

Replace multiple racks of space-wasting equipment with a single 4RU rack mount solution.  Hardware console control, multi-camera ISO recording and playback, pristine slow-motion replay, media publishing, highlights creation and more are all included in one unit, trimming your equipment list – and making the most of your budget.

Multi-angle, Redundant Capture

Customize your camera coverage to the situation.  For intense action, redundant capture of up to 4 live video sources doubles ISO recordings and protects your assets.  Need to capture more angles?  Standard mode lets you record up to 8 live video sources, simultaneously.  3Play 4800 stores up to 200 hours of HD video at native resolution, in high-quality QuickTime files ready for rapid-turnaround postproduction.

Multi-speed Playback, Show-stopping Slow Motion

Replay in-game action and critical calls dramatically – real-time, up-tempo or slo-mo – with razor-sharp clarity produced by a breakthrough super-resolution algorithm, using your standard HD and SD cameras on hand.  And go full throttle with T-Bar-controlled playback and rates from -200% to 200% to satisfy fan appetites at every speed.

Social Media Integration

Go beyond the big screen and the bleachers in ways that EVS systems and others won't allow.  Instantly distribute content for second and third screen social engagement so viewers can connect with friends, followers, and fellow fans – and chat about your game coverage – in real time.  One-touch publishing directly to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts lets you take pre-game, live or postgame content viral – and become the talk of this generation’s water cooler.

Intuitive Asset Management with FastClip

Game management isn't just for coaches – it's up to your crew to log and navigate through hundreds of clips during every game.  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, and more – to simplify your content workflow, and intuitively handle assets according to your commands.

Metadata that Speaks Your Language

An intelligent tagging engine now makes metadata entry quicker and easier.  Assign your own custom keywords to teams, players, in-game action and more, then use them to log clips on the fly – describing complete sentences in just a couple of clicks on keyboard or control panel.  Minimize lag time, and maximize on-screen replay reaction.

High-end Branded Visuals

Get the highest production values available for no additional investment.  Drive home your brand with high-impact elements built right in like real-time cloth transitions, 3D video warping and image transformations.  With the Animation Store Creator application included, add even more sizzle to replays and highlight reels with custom full-color, animated transitions for your team (or sponsors), complete with alpha channel and embedded audio.

In-game Highlights—that Reach any Screen

Instantly create sequence after sequence of top plays, turning points and epic encounters for in-show replay or post-game sharing.  Per-clip settings for audio and playback speed allow you to make adjustments for maximum effect, while custom transitions and background music let you transform your playlist into a highlight package that gives ticket holders, home viewers, and social fans both a live look and a second serving.

Live Replay Monitoring & Switching

3Play 4800 keeps all the action right in front of you with built-in, multi-view monitoring of every live video source and clip monitors for comprehensive scouting of captured content.  Preview and switch between every angle of recorded clips simultaneously—from the UI or the controller.  Serve up the best shot at the perfect moment to pump up the crowd, with custom animated transitions and 3D warping video effects.

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.


  • Video Inputs: Up to 8 simultaneous live video sources, or up to 4 withfully redundant capture, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI,SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions
  • Video Outputs: 2 fully independent playout channels
    - Primary outputsindividually configurable as HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, orY/C (BNC), plus Composite
    - Supplemental HDMI output
    - Ethernetconnection for output of playout channels 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 8live video sources
    - Redundant mode captures 4 live video sources, with 4channels of simultaneous backup recording
  • Recording Format: Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-qualityQuickTime format (XDCAM-HD at 100Mbps)
  • Recording Capacity: Accommodates ~200 hours 1080i or ~1200 480i via 4removable 2TB media drives (included)
    - 4 trayless SATA III removable drivebays with a 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
    Dualrange 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 to upload to YouTube,Facebook, Twitter, FTP, local volumes or network servers
  • Effects and Transitions: Standard transitions and customizable animationstore transitions supported for transitioning between playout channels andplaylist clips
    - Animation Store Creator application included for customtransitions and effects
    - Integrated TransWarp effects engine supportsper-pixel alpha blending between sources, real-time 3D warping of video orgraphics and embedded audio
  • Asset Management:
    - FastClip information window displays asset data andcollects keyboard and control surface input for data entry, editing,navigation, search and management
    - Tags system to enter and organizemetadata via user-defined codes
    - Bookmarks to define and transport toaction points
  • Monitoring:
    - Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all livesources and playout channels, with optional overlays for audio VU meters andsafe areas
    - Clip Monitors to preview all angles of a recorded eventsimultaneously in the Clip List or Multi-viewer display
  • Multi-Viewer: Supported with 2nd display, including playback data
  • Audio Inputs:
    8 SDI Embedded
    8 AES3/EBU
    8 x 2 BalancedXLR
    Phantom Power Support
  • Audio Outputs:
    3 SDI Embedded
    2 AES3/EBU
    4 x 2 Balanced XLR
    1Stereo 1/4" (phones)
  • Genlock: Locks to HD or SD analog signals
    Supports either tri-level orbi-level sync sources
  • Video Formats:
    - NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p,720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    - Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/25p,1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i
  • Session Management: Set up and store session settings in reusable templatesessions
  • Time Code: External LTC source or internal system clock
  • Processing:
  • Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    Audio: 4 channels, 96kHz, 32-bitFloating Point
  • A/V Standards:
    HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
    SD video conformsto SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
    Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
  • Controller: Includes 3Play 4800 hardware control surface (7.5 lbs/3.4 kg)
  • System Physical: 4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable powersupply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    - Dimensions: 19.0"W x 7.0" H x 20.5" D (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
    - Weight: 44lbs (20 kg)

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