3Play 425 at SPORTELMonaco 2011

Capture content from live video inputs to the destination drives of your choice

NewTek, a worldwide leader in portable live production and 3D animation systems, today introduced 3Play™ 425, a four-input, two-output, slow motion system that supports the simultaneous display, recording and instant replay of up to four video sources. NewTek 3Play 425, a compact, turnkey solution, provides in-game highlights authoring on-the-fly to producers looking for a serious, professional replay system.


“We used 3Play during the 2011 Beach soccer World Championship qualification in Naples” said Ernesto Ascione, Technical Director and co-owner of Cast Produczione, “This event was organized by the Italian Football Federation, the governing body of the Italian football and one of the founding member of FIFA. We were really impressed by the efficiency and the speed of 3Play workflow. In this kind of international event, you need to be on top of your production and 3Play proved to be even more efficient than the equipment used as references on the replay market”.

3Play 425 includes over-the-network integration with NewTek TriCaster™, appearing as a network input and providing a complete integrated solution for live sports production with a small footprint. Additionally, 3Play 425 can be connected to any switcher, providing additional capabilities for any existing production infrastructure. The system includes an intuitive control surface, giving replay operators hands-on control of every input.3Play 425 gives sports broadcasters, leagues, teams, schools and venues an affordable option to deliver instant replay and slow motion for broadcast, webcast, arena scoreboard displays, and more. The four-input, two-output 3Play 425 offers revolutionary price-performance value that makes high definition multi-channel instant replay accessible to almost everyone.


NewTek 3Play 425 benefits include:

·    Simultaneous display and synchronized, continuous recording of up to four live video sources

·    Two fully independent playout channels for output flexibility (e.g. one for air, one for arena scoreboard display)

·    Network-quality presentation, including interpolated slow motion and multi-angle switching during live playback

·    Instant, in-game creation of playlists and highlight reels with transitions and soundtracks

·    Team with TriCaster over Gig-E network to maximize production resources and distribution

·    Independent audio routing for every input (e.g. assign broadcast audio or natural sound to a specific camera angle)

·    Native HD/SD resolution (up to 1080p)


·    Record up to 30 hours HD for immediate replay

·    Integrated multi-view monitoring with Heads Up Display (HUD)

·    Quick and easy import and export of media

·    Compact 2U rack mount design with multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe systems

·    Premium hardware control surface

Pricing and Availability
3Play 425 will be available in Q4 2011 for 19 995€ +VAT.