3Play 4800 Tech Specs

Video Inputs

Up to 8 simultaneous live video sources, or up to 4 with fully 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 outputs individually configurable as HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, or Y/C (BNC), plus Composite
  • Supplemental HDMI output
  • Ethernet connection 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 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 or ~1200 480i via 4 removable 2TB media drives (included)

  • 4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays 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
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 to upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, FTP, local volumes or network servers

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
  • Bookmarks to define and transport to action points

Monitoring

  • Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all live sources and playout channels, with optional overlays for audio VU meters and safe areas
  • Clip Monitors to preview all angles of a recorded event simultaneously 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 Balanced XLR
Phantom Power Support

Audio Outputs

3 SDI Embedded
2 AES3/EBU
4 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 Stereo 1/4″ (phones)

Genlock

Locks to HD or SD analog signals
Supports either tri-level or bi-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 template sessions

Time Code

External LTC source or internal system clock

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

Controller

Includes 3Play 4800 hardware control surface

  • 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)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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