NewTek unveils 3Play 3P2 video replay and telestration system
NewTek, part of the Vizrt Group, has introduced the NewTek 3Play 3P2 video replay and telestration system for sports productions. 3Play 3P2 is designed to ensure that broadcasters and venue operators never miss an angle or sporting moment by offering connectivity and efficiency across the production workflow in a cost-effective system.
Features of 3Play 3P2 include increased inputs, sharable playlists, pan-and-scan areas of interest, built-in NewTek NDI Telestrator capabilities, clip publishing and more, giving sports producers more capacity and opportunity to maximise the value and impact of live content as it plays out – in 4K.
“3Play 3P2’s operator-centric workflow breaks the play down to bring your audience deeper into the game in real time and in stunning 4K,” said Barbara Spicek, president of NewTek. “3Play 3P2’s built-in features bring access to those vital plays within a game to fans faster, from more angles for unmatched viewing experiences.”
Other features include built-in playback zoom and tracking, which allows operators to select multiple points of interest and zoom in and out to capture an all-important play. The key-frameable feature enables users to scrub clips, pinpointing desired timecodes of crucial plays.
Spicek continued: “Zoom and tracking is about getting those areas of interest, like a toe touching out of bounds, by zooming and scanning. It is keyframe driven, giving you even more accuracy during fast action plays. With 4k60p recordings this can be very useful. Breaking it down in granular detail with keyframes will produce better results and better replay.”
The software-driven, network-based, 10-channel replay solution offers eight external inputs and two outputs. Inputs can be any combination of NDI sources with four SDI connectors built directly into the chassis. The outputs can be independent or work together in a preview/program workflow including live animated, 3D-warped visual transitions delivered to both SDI and NDI destinations.
Operators also benefit from sharable playlists, allowing NewTek TriCaster live production systems to work collaboratively. 3P2 and TriCaster operators can sync 3Play playlists over the network via NDI to create a collaborative experience for increased speed and flexibility in sports production workflows.
“We made the relationship between the 3P2 operator and the TriCaster operator feel seamless, as if they are working on the same system,” added Spicek. “This is where collaboration between two different operators comes into play. It makes it much easier to get the best clips out to broadcast.”