NewTek TriCaster 3Play Mini
NewTek TriCaster 3Play Mini
NewTek TriCaster 3Play Mini

NewTek TriCaster 3Play Mini

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Videoguys Part # (SKU): 3PMINI
Short Description:

Produce Sports Like a Pro. Anywhere. Sports video producers can deliver a top-level fan experience from any location with the ultra-portable 3Play Mini.

3Play Mini: Produce Sports Like a Pro. Anywhere.

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.

Top Features

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

Product Tour

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

How it Works

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.\

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

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

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