The 3Play 440 with Control Surface by NewTek is a complete, integrated sports production system for mobile and regional producers who deliver small to mid-sized live sports. With more real-time capabilities than any multi-camera replay server all packed into a single turnkey solution, 3Play 440 raises the ceiling for visual quality, format flexibility, and revenue opportunities for organizations with more limited budgets - even in standalone environments where a traditional production switcher isn’t available.
Now, it is not only possible for mobile and regional producers, colleges and conferences, and mid-size venues to deliver slow motion, instant replay, and social media publishing – it’s necessary, in order to meet the expectations of today’s viewers. Compact and highly flexible, 3Play 440 lets producers experience greater creative freedom, integrate smoothly into any location, and produce stunning slow motion, instant replay, in-game highlights, and social media sports - on any screen – serving officials, fans and sponsors alike.
Integrated Mobile Sports Production
Produce sports programs in a single solution with a small footprint and a low-impact sticker price. 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 2U rack mount solution lets moderate and smaller sports productions gear up vans and booths without piling up the spending on 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. 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 anywhere else.
ISO Camera Capture
Capturing more angles makes any size game look larger and adds another dimension of drama. They can all be recorded automatically with 3Play 440 to capture, protect, repurpose, and create even more programming from your assets. Available immediately for rapid-turnaround handoff to postproduction in high-quality QuickTime in your native HD resolution.
Built-in Color Matching
Outdoor games are part of a mobile crew’s business. Budget for a dedicated color correction station is not. 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
Production sophistication can grow more dazzling, without the growing pains of added crew and added complication. 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.
If referees need visual verification (or the league rules require it), and restless fans need entertainment during the pause, then 3Play 440 is the one to provide both. 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, so you can draw out the tension of the match while putting to rest any questions.
Show-Stopping Motion Control
Smaller productions still need maximum audience engagement, and for sports fans, there’s nothing more riveting than watching a dramatic play in crisp, clear slow motion. 3Play 440 uses your existing, standard HD and SD cameras, feeds the 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.
Gain more exposure while growing your base to online communities. One-touch publishing directly to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube gives your own branded content - highlight clips, stills of all replay angles - the potential to go viral and dominate the game-day conversation online.
Intuitive Clip Access
With up to four angles of every play captured at all times, your replay operator has lots of choices to make on the fly. Cut up to 30% of extraneous keystrokes and save time in the crunch, with 3Play 440’s FastClip context-aware text field. Whether you’re renaming, searching for, or moving a clip, FastClip uses what you’re typing to automatically determine what to do - like having your own clip assistant.
Expand Your Brand
Mid-tier productions can’t afford to lose out on the exposure, promotional, and commercial opportunities that better programs can earn - and smaller producers feel the same pain. But strained budgets can’t always add more graphic workstations. 3Play 440 builds in high-impact design elements for your packages, highlights, and sponsor segments - like real-time cloth transitions, 3D video warping, and image transformations with alpha channel and embedded audio - and includes the software to make them yourself.
Visuals that Impress
If four-camera replay will take your games to the next level, overlays will multiply the visual possibilities with whatever your creativity can supply, but 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 and get more sponsor attention and professional exposure for your sport.
In-game highlights editing takes the hottest plays and gets them ready for fans’ appetites while they’re still fresh. With audio, speed control, custom 3D effects and transitions. Yes, you can build them with your own brand elements, yourself - and a music bed for even more of a post-production touch. Your athletes, fans, and big plays all get the star treatment they deserve long before the final buzzer rings.
Whether moving from van to venue or sideline to booth, 3Play 440 adapts to any space. Link into scoreboard feeds, MAM systems, and other devices. Routers can expand camera count beyond four for more ambitious events, while our SDK opens up workflows with more external applications and fewer workarounds. In connected environments, NewTek TriCaster detects 3Play 440, performs connection-aware configurations automatically, shares playlist duties, executes shared batches of commands, and automates playback sequences - making an exponentially bigger show possible, even in the smallest spaces.UPC:
Up to 4 simultaneous live video sources, 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
2 fully independent playout channels, individually configurable for output via SDI or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
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
A; B; A+B with transitions between playout channels
Simultaneous recording of up to 4 live video sources
Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-quality QuickTime format (XDCAM-HD at 100Mbps)
Accommodates ~140 hours 1080i via 3TB internal drive and 3TB removable media drive (included)
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
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
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
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
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 Gearand Square Box Systems CatDV
Display real-time scoreboard data in on-screen graphics over local network via NewTek LiveText or third-party partner solutions
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
Supported with 2nd display, including playback data
4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4"
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4"
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
Set up and store session settings in reusable template sessions
Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
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
External LTC source or internal system clock
Locks to HD or SD analog signals
Supports either tri-level or bi-level sync sources
Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster system (or other supported system via NewTek SDK) over local network
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
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
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)
2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
26 lbs (11.8 kg)
Subject to change without notice.
Core Microsystems has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.8/5 based on 337 ratings and reviews