3Play 4800

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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. At just a fraction of the cost of other systems, producers can say goodbye to EVS level pricing and achieve winning performances every game.

    Save money, equipment, operator costs, space and resources
    Save up to 60% of replay equipment costs in some cases
    Deliver professional, high-quality production values that rival EVS and other sports production systems
    Add incremental programming, pre- or post-game, without incremental cost
    Produce sports your way, with the most flexible, customizable, and workflow-adaptable set-up, operation and programming potential available

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Turnkey Solution Saves Space and Budget

Replace multiple racks of space-wasting equipment with a single 4U 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. You just can’t get that kind of live editing anywhere else.


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.

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  1. USER INTERFACE - Connect up to eight live video sources (or up to four with fully redundant capture), audio sources, and the included hardware control surface for multi-channel recording, multi-speed playback, media publishing and asset management.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. OUTPUT MONITORS - Monitor the live video output of the two fully independent playout channels – and mix them using standard transitions or custom animations.
  6. CHANNEL INFO - View key playback data for A and B output channels, including time code, clip duration, and playback speeds.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. CLIP 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
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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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Feature
3Play 4800
3Play 440
3Play 425
Video Format
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
Video Inputs
8
4
4
Playout Channels
2 simultaneous, switchable; fully independent
2 simultaneous, switchable; fully independent
2 simultaneous, switchable; fully independent
Recording Channels
4 Channels (redundant)
8 Channels
4 Channels
4 Channels
Base Recording Capacity (HD)
~ 200 HRS
~ 140 HRS
~ 40 HRS
Recording Format
HQ QuickTime
HQ QuickTime
MPEG-2 all I-frame
Multi-Speed Live Playback
-200% to 200%
-200% to 200%
0% to 100%
External Video Router Support
Yes
Yes
-
Media Publishing
Yes
Yes
-
Network Output to TriCaster
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI Output
Yes
Yes
Yes
AUX Output
Yes
-
-
Grab Stills
All inputs and outputs
All inputs and outputs
-
Transition Between Playout Channels
Yes
Yes
-
Animation Store Transitions
Yes
Yes
-
TransWarp Effects
Yes
Yes
-
Animation Store Creator
Yes
Yes
-
Playlist Transitions
All supported transitions
All supported transitions
Crossfade only
Playlist Music Track
Yes
Yes
Yes
DSK Overlays
Yes
Yes
-
Network Inputs
Yes
Yes
-
Animation Buffers
Yes
Yes
-
Watch Folders
Yes
Yes
-
Metadata Entry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Keyword Tagging Engine
Yes
Yes
-
FastClip Asset Management
Yes
Yes
-
Macros
Yes
Yes
-
MIDI Support
Yes
Yes
-
TriCaster Workflow Integration
Yes
Yes
-
Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) Support
Yes
Yes
-
Scoreboard Data Feed Support (via LiveText)
Yes
Yes
-
External Asset Management Platform Integration
Yes
Yes
-
Multi-View Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auxiliary Display Ports
2x VGA
2x VGA
-
Multi-Angle Clip Preview
Preview all clip angles during playback
Preview all clip angles during playback
-
Clip Bookmarks
Yes
Yes
-
Automatic Input Color Correction
Yes
Yes
-
Advanced Color Correction and Shading
Yes
Yes
-
External Monitor Color Control
Yes
Yes
-
Template Sessions
Yes
Yes
-
Batch Media Import/Export
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single Pane Operation
Yes
Yes
-
Undo/Redo Commands
Yes
Yes
-
Genlock
Yes
Yes
Yes
Downstream System Tally Support
Yes
Yes
-
SDK Support
Yes
Yes
-
Hardware Fail-Safe
Yes
Yes
Yes
Software Fail-Safe
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redundant Power Supply
Yes
-
-
Removable Storage
Four 2TB Media Drives
3TB Media Drive
1TB Media Drive
Control Surface
Included
Included
Not Included
Form Factor
4U Rack Mount
2U Rack Mount
2U Rack Mount
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