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3Play™ Mini

3Play Mini HD 4i

3Play Mini HD 4

3Play Mini Control Surface

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Numbered MINI Interface

  1. Replay Desktop
    Provides complete control over recording, playback, and publishing operations.
  2. Live Cameras
    Connect up to 4 HDMI cameras or video sources, with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for simple setup.
  3. Live Desktop Monitors
    View the action from every angle in real time using the built-in multiviewer.
  4. Output Monitors
    Output video from live cameras, Clips List, or Play List to upstream switcher or display using one or both playout channels.
  5. Grab
    Capture full-resolution freeze frames of the action, then post to social media using the built-in publishing app.
  6. Record Button
    Record video from all four cameras simultaneously for instant replay and archive.
  7. Overlays
    Layer titles, graphics, video, or other visuals over live action or replays.
  8. FastClip Window
    Manage media assets, input and edit descriptions, search, filter, and categorize clips, and more.
  9. Transitions
    Use animated effects to transition between A and B playout channels in real time.
  10. Clips List
    Manage all marked events and clips for playback.
  11. Play List
    Build highlight reels with transitions and background music for playback and export.
  12. Tags
    Create a custom code system to label clips with just a few quick keystrokes.

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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


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)

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

Subject to change without notice.

System Diagram