NewTek Shipping 3PLAY Instant-Replay System
NewTek has begun shipping 3PLAY, a multichannel, high-definition/standard-definition (HD/SD) instant-replay system. NewTek 3PLAY supports the simultaneous display, recording, and instant replay of up to three video streams and four digital or analog audio streams per input. The native HD device also supports both NTSC and PAL formats and is priced at only $21,995.
“We put NewTek 3PLAY to the test during our NBA Development League All-Star events in Phoenix, and it exceeded our expectations,” says Shawn H. Smith, VP of business development and chief marketing officer, NBA Development League. “Instant replay is a cornerstone of the live-sports experience, and this device allowed us to replay multiple camera angles on-the-fly that electrified the fans again and again. As a result of our All-Star success, we will be utilizing the technology during our D-League Finals beginning the end of next week.”
“This is a technology breakthrough that allows us to shatter the price and performance barriers for customers wanting access to portable, multichannel, HD replay products,” adds Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek. “Stadiums, production trucks, broadcast facilities, universities, sports leagues, and venues that deliver live events can benefit from 3PLAY’s pristine HD, instant replays, slow motion, and delayed-playback capabilities.”
NewTek 3PLAY’s price makes multichannel, HD/SD slow-motion replay available to a much broader base of sports broadcasters, teams, leagues, schools, organizations, and live-remote producers. 3PLAY delivers synchronized, continuous recording and display of up to three video streams. The system connects to any switcher and supports the output of either a single stream or all three streams to the switcher for complete flexibility in live production. Replays are easily organized in separate lists using color coding to distinguish teams, players, game periods, event types, and highlights. 3PLAY supports 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios.