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Part # LSSMINIHD4i3PM

MFR Part # FG-001258-R001

Live Sports Mini HD-4i Solution (TriCaster Mini HD-4i, TriCaster Mini Control Surface and 3Play Mini) More
MSRP: $17995
$17,995.00

Now your sports shows can be everything you imagined.

Thrill your clients, fans and sponsors. Now sports producers at all budget levels can produce sports shows that look like the national networks.

NewTek solutions offer complete multi-camera production systems with video mixing, amazing graphics, replay effects, live streaming, social media publishing, virtual sets, and much more. Break ahead of your competition with TriCaster Mini and 3Play.

It’s For Everyone

You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio or expensive broadcast 
cameras, or know your way around professional video production 
equipment.

  • Use everyday camcorders with plug-and-play ease
  • Software interface for any level of experience to get started and explore further
  • Straightforward controls to start creating video immediately
  • Room to learn, grow and evolve your show with hundreds of built-in capabilities

It’s Easy to Set Up
The do-it-yourself setup of TriCaster Mini is as simple as setting up a game console, or home media center.

  • All-in-one design with the same plugs and ports you know from your home electronics
  • No complicated software installation or hardware configuration
  • Ready to go live right out the box

It Has Everything You Need to Create
The most-complete creative toolset available lets you create and deliver amazing presentations to screens and audiences of all sizes.

  • Switch cameras, build video playlists, add graphics and titles, mix audio, and dazzle with effects like virtual sets and animated transitions
  • Network with computers and wireless iOS devices for presentations and screen sharing
  • Stream to the Web, record for on-demand viewing, and publish in real time to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

It Goes Anywhere
Save space and travel light with the smallest TriCaster ever.

  • Compact design sized just right for any office, event space, or desktop
  • Lightweight and portable for making your show on the go
Why 3Play Mini?

It Goes Anywhere 

  • Compact design fits in a backpack
  • Minimal footprint
  • Carry-anywhere lightweight package

Quick Set-Up

  • No difficult software or hardware to install
  • One-person set-up
  • Start producing right out of the box

Everything You Need

  • Switch cameras live and tag highlights
  • Customizable graphics and overlays
  • Record, edit, and share in real time
  • Built-in preview screen

Create audience-engaging coverage with a multi-camera replay and slow-motion system that fits in a backpack and captures all the action, wherever it’s happening. With 3Play Mini, home court advantage is yours!Sports video producers can deliver a top-level fan experience from any location with the ultra-portable 3Play Mini. With instant replay, hi-resolution slow motion replay, transitions, high-end graphics, and more, the 3Play Mini live sports production suite is as powerful as it is portable.

  • Produce instant replays, super-resolution slow motion, highlights, and more
  • Add pro-level transitions and graphics into your programs
  • Do much more than expensive replay systems for a fraction of the price—and size
  • Plug into a switcher or video board and serve up every angle of excitement
  • Control via a Web browser—just use a mobile device; no bulky hardware controller or additional cabling to pack
  • Save time with a quick and easy set up
  • Hand-carry size makes even the smallest or most extreme venues accessible

Don’t be constrained to a rack, booth, or truck. 3Play Mini gives you dozens of fan-favorite tools you can carry anywhere in one small solution. Plug in a few cameras, feed into a switcher or a video board, and you’re ready to produce championship-level productions in just moments.

  • Capture the game’s greatest moments with slow motion, replay, and multi-angle camera switching
  • With a Web-based control UI that you can access from any mobile device, keep your footprint small and your workflow fluid.
  • ISO recording captures all angles for instant replay and saves them for real-time highlights editing or postproduction of later shows
  • Clip, store, tag, and edit plays while recording live action
  • Add graphics with names, scores, sponsor logos, and more without adding hardware
  • Reach more fans with instant social sharing
  • Monitor the live output with confidence on a built-in 7-inch LCD screen
  • Cover more games with a solution that can be operated by a stringer
  • Small size, easy-to-carry shape, and quick setup

Keep spectators excited about coming to your games—or watching them on screen. 3Play Mini is your all-access pass into tight, remote locations to bring the action to your fans, keep them engaged, and build loyalty with every production.

  • Plug in a few HD cameras to capture all the angles
  • Reduce equipment and setup time with video and audio on the same cable
  • Output to a switcher or video board to bring fans close to the action
  • Produce game-winning sports media with a complete creative toolset—graphics, camera switching, audio, and special effects
  • Set your show apart by including super-resolution slow motion, custom 3D graphics, stingers, and overlays
  • Grow your fan-base with the ability to instantly share clips to social media
  • Use just the tools you want or use the total package to take your productions to the extreme
  • Get out there! And carry 3Play Mini with you anywhere.
Interface
  • Replay Desktop
    Provides complete control over recording, playback, and publishing operations.
  • Live Cameras
    Connect up to 4 HDMI cameras or video sources, with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for simple setup.
  • Live Desktop Monitors
    View the action from every angle in real time using the built-in multiviewer.
  • Output Monitors
    Output video from live cameras, Clips List, or Play List to upstream switcher or display using one or both playout channels.
  • Grab
    Capture full-resolution freeze frames of the action, then post to social media using the built-in publishing app.
  • Record Button
    Record video from all four cameras simultaneously for instant replay and archive.
  • Overlays
    Layer titles, graphics, video, or other visuals over live action or replays.
  • FastClip Window
    Manage media assets, input and edit descriptions, search, filter, and categorize clips, and more.
  • Transitions
    Use animated effects to transition between A and B playout channels in real time.
  • Clips List
    Manage all marked events and clips for playback.
  • Play List
    Build highlight reels with transitions and background music for playback and export.
  • Tags
    Create a custom code system to label clips with just a few quick keystrokes.
  • Tricaster Mini HD-4i

    Intergration Features
    HDMI Connectivity Plug-and-play input of up to four, everyday HDMI camcorders to produce
    live video with professional-quality results.
    Network In Access virtually limitless video sources and content applications from 2 live
    network inputs, with the ability to connect to networked computers, iOS
    devices, cloud-based media, IP cameras, streaming servers and more
    Audio Mixer Full-featured audio mixing, with sophisticated routing, customization, control
    and flexibility—and without the investment in scores of external hardware.
    Creative Tools
    4 M/E Banks Expand creative possibilities for your production. In Mix mode, M/Es can use
    program/preview transitions and overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. In
    Effect mode, create multiple video layers for real-time compositing, or
    transform your green screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.
    Network In The most powerful integrated effects engine available in live production
    delivers full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded
    audio, real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations with
    TransWarp effects and motion overlays.
    Virtual Sets Next-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,
    animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-style
    presentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.
    Holographic Virtual Sets Next-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,
    animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-style
    presentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.
    Buffers Access up to 15 additional graphics and title sources – instantly – during live
    production, with integrated multiviewer, title editing and presets. Buffers are also shareable across the network for watch folder application (real-time edit and update of content).
    Versatile Output
    Social Media Publishing Real-time publishing links you with your social networks – like Facebook,
    Twitter, and YouTube – so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly.
    FTP & File Copy Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and external
    distribution.
    Live Streaming Encode and broadcast A/V output to the Web during production, with CDN
    presets and one-button live streaming.
    Recording Capture full-length live production, source footage, or clips for live playback
    at full resolution, replacing decks or media servers dedicated to recording.
    Network Out Send an A/V output signal over the network to another TriCaster or
    supported third-party applications for display, rebroadcast or encoding.
    ON-AIR OPERATION
    16-Channel Switcher 16 switcher channels with 6 external sources, 6 internal sources, and 4 M/E
    buses
    Macros Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify
    complex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then
    trigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action, MIDI button or
    gesture-based onscreen hotspots.
    Flexible Control Breakout live production control to any number of supported devices,
    including TriCaster control surfaces, Avid Artist Mix audio consoles, MIDI
    controllers (including smart devices with MIDI apps)—and let talent trigger
    automated sequences with on-camera hot spots.
    Hot Spots Turn on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent trigger
    macros with live motion - even run your one-person show from in front of the
    camera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action sequence
    happens automatically.
    Remote Camera Control Control robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras directly from the User Interface,
    including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris, plus position presets with
    thumbnail preview to set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.
    Video & Audio
    Video Input Plug-and-play input of up to 4 HDMI camcorders
    Network Inputs Choose 2 live sources from any number of supported devices on the same
    network, including computers, wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, USB
    webcams, and more
    Audio Inputs Embedded audio from 4 HDMI inputs, plus 1/4” jacks for a microphone and
    stereo audio mixer
    Video Outputs Deliver to 4 different screens with 2 HDMI outputs, plus video-only HDMI and
    DVI display ports
    Network Outputs Ethernet port for HD streaming live to the Web, publishing to social media
    platforms, distributing content to servers and storage locations, and output to
    other TriCaster systems
    Audio Outputs Embedded audio from 2 HDMI outputs, plus 1/4” jacks for stereo output and
    headphones
    Video Resolutions NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    (Multi-Standard also includes: NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i,
    720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; and PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i,
    720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i)
    Tools
    Video Switching 16-channel video mixer with 2 overlay channels for mixing sources and
    creating multi-layer compositions
    Audio Mixing Multi-channel software audio mixer for managing camera audio plus internal
    and external audio sources, outputs, recorded audio, stream audio, and
    headphones
    Multimedia 5 digital media players for video, graphics and sounds, plus 15 buffers for still
    images and titles
    Mix Effects 4 M/E channels, each with independent switcher and key layer, for advanced
    video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets
    Transitions & FX Built-in effects engine for transitions, animation stores, and real-time 3D video
    warping, plus included Animation Store Creator for custom effects
    Virtual Sets 30+ HD live virtual sets with multiple camera angles, shot presets, realistic
    virtual camera movements, and real-time reflections, plus support for custom
    holographic virtual sets
    Macros Record your favorite go-to settings, commands, or operation sequences, then
    create custom one-step shortcuts to simplify or automate control
    Tricaster Mini Specs
    Switcher Channels 16 – 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses
    Video Input

    4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate

    • Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling
      intermixing of formats
    • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
    • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
    Network Sources

    2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel

    • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client
      application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, 410 or Mini;
      3Play 4800, 440 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP
      streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
    Robotic Camera Support A Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network
    protocols, with native preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom,
    focus and iris
    Media 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
    Buffers

    15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets

    • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update
      of content
    Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

    4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each
    supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending mode effects

    • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with
      Program/Preview workflow and transitions
    • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set
      application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
    Macros

    Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control
    surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences

    • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external
      devices and applications
    • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play
    DSKs 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent
    transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
    Effects and Transitions

    Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions,
    customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

    • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video
      or graphic
    Virtual Sets

    Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions,
    customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

    • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video
      or graphic
    Holographic Live Virtual
    Sets

    Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or
    DSLR images

    • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
    Hotspots Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
    Video Output

    Configurable for up to 6 output connections (plus Case Display), with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

    • 2 x HDMI (primary)
    • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for additional displays or projectors
    • Network output for live streaming
    • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
    Recording*

    Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology

    • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
    • Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding,
      24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web
      quality)
    • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
    Recording Capacity*

    2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)

    • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or
      other supported storage configurations
    • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
    Grab Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
    Media Publishing Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external
    volumes, and network servers
    Live Streaming

    HD live streaming with simultaneous archive

    • Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
    • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser
    Audio Inputs 4 HDMI Embedded
    1/4” Mono (Mic)
    1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
    Audio Outputs 2 HDMI Embedded
    1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
    1/4” Stereo (phones)
    Audio Mixing

    Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, record, stream and headphones, with support for Master and Aux output mixes

    • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per
      input and output, with per-input audio delay control
    • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with
      independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
    • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support
      for unlimited audio grouping combinations
    • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
    • Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
    Supported Session
    Formats
    • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p,
      720/24p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p,
      480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i

    3Play Mini

    Video Inputs

    4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate

    • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA, Blackmagic Design, Ensemble Designs, Miranda, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol
    • Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
    • Optionally enable automatic color correction and shading to dynamically match color characteristics between inputs
    Video Outputs

    2 fully independent HDMI playout channels

    • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for auxiliary monitoring or display, with independent color control
    • Ethernet connection for A/V output over a local network to TriCaster
    Output Modes

    A; B; A+B with transitions between playout channels

    Recording

    Standalone recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels

    Recording Format

    Native recording up to 1080p resolution in high-quality QuickTime format (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio)

    Recording Capacity

    2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)

    • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations
    • Supports recording to external USB 3.0 storage and shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
    Playback

    Variable-speed playback from -200% to 200% via on-screen controls, companion Web CS, or optional hardware control surface

    Grab

    Grab still images from output or all inputs and outputs

    Media Publishing

    Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers

    Overlays

    1 overlay per playout channel, with independent transition, positioning, scaling and cropping, and support for picture-in-picture layering of live camera, playback angle, game clock signal, and more

    Network Inputs

    2 live inputs for overlay application via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio, and alpha channel

    • Supported sources include networked computers via NewTek iVGA client application, wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, NewTek LiveText™ remote titling software, and a variety of third-party partner solutions
    Buffers

    Content buffers to store and playback animations, still images, and graphics for overlay application

    • Shareable across network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
    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 input from keyboard or optional control surface for data entry, editing, navigation, search, and management
    • Tags system to enter and organize metadata via user-defined codes, with support for Microsoft Excel list import
    • Bookmarks to define and transport to action points
    • Supports integration with external MAM platforms, including axle Gear and Square Box Systems CatDV
    Scoreboard Integration

    Display real-time scoreboard data in on-screen graphics over local network via NewTek LiveText or third-party partner solutions

    Live Desktop
    • Resizable, full field rate preview monitors for all live sources and playout channels, with optional overlays for audio VU meters and safe areas
    • Optionally display DSK monitors to preview overlay sources
    • Single or dual pane operation of Clips List and Playlist, with undo/redo commands
    Multi-Viewer

    Supported with 2nd display, including playback data

    Audio Inputs

    4 HDMI Embedded
    1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
    2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line

    Audio Outputs

    2 HDMI Embedded
    2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
    1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone jack

    Supported Session Formats
    • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/50p
    Session Management

    Set up and store session settings in reusable template sessions

    Processing

    Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    Audio: 4 channels, 96kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

    Time Code

    Internal system clock

    Tally Display

    Supports tally display from NewTek TriCaster system (or other supported system via NewTek SDK) over local network

    Macros

    Record commands and operation sequences for recall and automation using keyboard, mouse, or compatible control device supporting macro assignment

    • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
    • Augment and extend 3Play operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices
    External Control
    • Companion Web CS supporting control via mouse or compatible touchscreen device
    • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of 3Play operations via macros
    • Support for Advanced Media Protocol (AMP), enabling remote operation of 3Play functions by compatible third-party production systems
    • Support for remote operation of 3Play functions by a companion NewTek TriCaster system
    Optional Hardware Controller

    Supports tactile control via optional 3Play hardware control surface

    • Surface ~ 12.7 W x 1.0 H x 11.7 D in (32.3 x 2.5 x 29.7 cm)
    • Base ~ 12.7 W x 10.8 D in (32.3 x 27.4 cm)
    • Base Height ~ 0.7-2.7 in (1.8-6.9 cm)
    • 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
    Monitoring

    DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays

    Case Display

    7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (A or B playout channel; external monitor required for user interface)

    Built-In WiFi

    Supports wireless connection to local network for publishing and networking with external devices

    • 802.11ac WiFi standard
    Built-In Bluetooth

    Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology

    System Physical
    • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
    • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
    • Multi-tiered software fail-safe
    • Included cable retention bracket may double as handle
    System Electrical

    AC Mains:

    • Voltage (volts): 100/240
    • Current (amps): 1.8
    • Frequency (Hz): 50/60

    Includes

    • TriCaster Mini HD-4i
    • TriCaster Mini Control Surface
    • 3Play Mini (does not include 3Play mini control surface)

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