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NewTek 3Play Mini
Portable Live Sports Production Suite


With instant replay, hi-resolution slow motion replay, transitions...
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With instant replay, hi-resolution slow motion replay, transitions, high-end graphics, and more, the 3Play™ Mini live sports production suite from NewTek is as powerful as it is portable.

This model allows sports video producers to deliver a top-level fan experience from any location.Create audience-engaging coverage with a multi-camera replay and slow-motion system that fits in a backpack and captures all the action, wherever it’s happening. With 3Play Mini, home court advantage is yours! Don’t be constrained to a rack, booth, or truck. 3Play Mini gives you dozens of fan-favorite tools you can carry anywhere in one small solution. Plug in a few cameras, feed into a switcher or a video board, and you’re ready to produce championship-level productions in just moments. Keep spectators excited about coming to your games—or watching them on screen. 3Play Mini is your all-access pass into tight, remote locations to bring the action to your fans, keep them engaged, and build loyalty with every production.

NewTek 3Play Mini Features:

  • Produce instant replays, super-resolution slow motion, highlights, and more:
    • Add pro-level transitions and graphics into your programs
    • Do much more than expensive replay systems for a fraction of the price — and size
    • Plug into a switcher or video board and serve up every angle of excitement
    • Control via a Web browser — just use a mobile device; no bulky hardware controller or additional cabling to pack
    • Save time with a quick and easy set up
    • Hand-carry size makes even the smallest or most extreme venues accessible
  • Capture the game’s greatest moments with slow motion, replay, and multi-angle camera switching:
    • With a Web-based control UI that you can access from any mobile device, keep your footprint small and your workflow fluid.
    • ISO recording captures all angles for instant replay and saves them for real-time highlights editing or postproduction of later shows
    • Clip, store, tag, and edit plays while recording live action
    • Add graphics with names, scores, sponsor logos, and more without adding hardware
    • Reach more fans with instant social sharing
    • Monitor the live output with confidence on a built-in 7-inch LCD screen
    • Cover more games with a solution that can be operated by a stringer
    • Small size, easy-to-carry shape, and quick setup
  • Plug in a few HD cameras to capture all the angles:
    • Reduce equipment and setup time with video and audio on the same cable
    • Output to a switcher or video board to bring fans close to the action
    • Produce game-winning sports media with a complete creative toolset — graphics, camera switching, audio, and special effects
    • Set your show apart by including super-resolution slow motion, custom 3D graphics, stingers, and overlays
    • Grow your fan-base with the ability to instantly share clips to social media
    • Use just the tools you want or use the total package to take your productions to the extreme

NewTek 3Play Mini Specifications:

  • Video Inputs:
    • 4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate:
      • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA, Blackmagic Design, Ensemble Designs, Miranda, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol
      • Per-input 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 HDMI playout channels:
      • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) 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: Standalone recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels
  • Recording Format: Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-quality QuickTime format (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio)
  • Recording Capacity:  
    • 2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage):
      • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations
      • Supports recording to external USB 3.0 storage and shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
  • Playback: Variable-speed playback from -200% to 200% via on-screen controls, companion Web CS, or optional hardware control surface
  • Grab: Grab still images from output or all inputs and outputs
  • Media Publishing: Supports direct content upload toYouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and 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 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 input from keyboard or optional control surface 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
  • Live Desktop:   
    • 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
    • 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:   
    • 4 HDMI Embedded
    • 1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
    • 2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
  • Audio Outputs:   
    • 2 HDMI Embedded
    • 2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
    • 1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone jack
  • Supported Session Formats:   
    • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/50p
  • 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
  • Time Code: Internal system clock
  • Tally Display: Supports tally display from NewTekTriCaster 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 control device 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:   
    • Companion Web CS supporting control via mouse or compatible touchscreen device
    • 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
  • Optional Hardware Controller:   
    • Supports tactile control via optional 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)
  • Monitoring: DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays
  • Case Display: 7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (A or B playout channel; external monitor required for user interface)
  • Built-In WiFi:
    • Supports wireless connection to local network for publishing and networking with external devices:
      • 802.11ac WiFi standard
  • Built-In Bluetooth: Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology
  • System Physical:   
    • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
    • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
    • Multi-tiered software fail-safe
    • Included cable retention bracket may double as handle
  • System Electrical:   
    • AC Mains:
      • Voltage (volts): 100/240
      • Current (amps): 1.8
      • Frequency (Hz): 50/60

NOTE: Information provided subject to change without notice.

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