The latest launch from portable live production and 3D animation system specialist NewTek is a four-input, two-output slow motion system supporting the simultaneous display, recording and instant replay of up to four video sources.
According to NewTek, 3Play 425 provides sports broadcasters, leagues teams, schools and venues with an affordable option to deliver instant replay and slow motion for broadcast, webcast and arena scoreboard displays, among other applications.
The compact solution 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.
In addition, 3Play 425 can be connected to any switcher to yield additional capabilities for any existing production infrastructure. An intuitive control surface gives replay operators hands-on control of every input.
Reflecting on the recent deployment of 3Play during the 2011 Beach soccer World Championship qualification event in Naples, Cast Produczione technical director and co-owner Ernesto Ascione commented: “This event was organised by the Italian Football Federation, the governing body of Italian football and one of the founding members 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.”