NewTek Live Sports Mini HD-4i Bundle

$17,995.00

NewTek Live Sports Mini HD-4i Bundle

Includes

  • TriCaster Mini HD-4i with Built-In 7″ Display
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Cable Retention Bracket
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • TriCaster Mini Control Surface
  • 3Play Mini
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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Description

Deliver high-energy sports content to your viewers in high definition with the NewTek Live Sports Bundle. Consisting of NewTek’s TriCaster Mini HD-4i, 3Play Mini, and TriCaster Control Surface, you’ll be ready to produce exciting videos right out of the box. See below for more details on each of the items included in this bundle.

TriCaster Mini HD-4i with Built-In 7″ Display

The NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4i is a compact, all-in-one multimedia solution that allows you to simultaneously broadcast, stream, and record live productions from virtually anywhere. The 16-channel switcher makes it easy to switch between four HDMI cameras, mix audio, add graphics and titles, and add advanced effects like virtual sets and animated transitions. Using the same intuitive and fully featured control software as the rest of the TriCaster professional line, the TriCaster Mini is suited for both new users and seasoned pros. For added convenience, the HD-4i model features a built-in 7″ display for viewing the Program output, Preview output, or any input source signal.

In addition to the four HDMI inputs, you can choose from two live sources from supported devices on the network, including computers, USB webcams, or even wireless Apple AirPlay devices. Two HDMI outputs are provided for sending the Program output with audio to external devices, with video-only HDMI and DVI outputs available for monitoring. In order to view the user interface and multi-view output, HDMI and DVI outputs are provided.

The TriCaster Mini can record up to four simultaneous video input or output signals at full resolution to the two internal 750GB storage drives, providing up to 30 hours of HD video recording. You can also record to external drives connected via USB 3.0. The TriCaster Mini supports HD live streaming with presets up to 720p available for RTMP and browser-based streaming applications. Additionally, you can save a web-ready streaming file for later upload to popular social media or video-on-demand sites.

A cable retention bracket comes included, which doubles as a handle for the TriCaster Mini. Also included are a keyboard and mouse, which provide cordless operation via wireless Bluetooth technology. You can also add the optional TriCaster Mini Control Panel for traditional tactile control with T-bar and illuminated buttons.

All-in-One Multimedia Studio
The TriCaster Mini makes it possible for anyone to start creating multimedia content, without the need for additional software or equipment. With just one system, you can switch between four cameras, mix audio, add graphics and titles, and add advanced effects like virtual sets and animated transitions. You can also network with computers and wireless devices for presentations and screen sharing, stream to the web, publish to social media sites, and record content for later viewing.
Compact, Travel-Ready Size
The compact size of the TriCaster Mini allows you to produce and stream content from virtually anywhere. It’s small enough to fit into a backpack for easy travel, and doesn’t require a studio full of gear to use.
16-Channel, 4-Camera Production
Connect and switch between up to 4 HDMI cameras and produce content in resolutions up to 1080p. Two overlay channels allows for mixing sources and creating multi-layer compositions.
Network Sources
Choose two live sources from any number of supported devices on the same network. 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
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.
Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
The multi-channel audio mixer within the TriCaster software lets you manage camera audio, including internal and external audio sources, outputs, recorded audio, stream audio, and headphone output. It supports 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 synchronizes
  • Supports companion iPad audio mixing app and Avid Artist Mix audio control surface
Recording
Record up to four simultaneous video input or output signals at full resolution in QuickTime, MPEG-2, AVI, or H.264 file formats to internal or external storage.
Storage
Recorded media is stored to two 750GB internal drives, accommodating approximately up to 30 hours of HD video recording. Media can also be recorded to external storage drives connected via USB 3.0.
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi enables wireless connection to local network for streaming, publishing, and networking.
Streaming
TriCaster Mini supports HD live streaming with presets up to 720p, supporting the most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles (including RTMP streaming and browser-based streaming applications), and auto-save of Web-ready stream file for video on demand (VOD) upload.
Publishing
Upload video and images directly to social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, export content to FTP servers, and copy files to attached or networked storage locations.
Monitoring
An external monitor is required for viewing the user interface and for multi-view display. The TriCaster Mini has HDMI and DVI outputs for hooking up an external display. A built-in 7″ case display is provided which shows the program output by default, but can also be set to show the Preview selection, any source signal, buffer, waveform display, vectorscope display, or the production clock.
Multimedia
Five digital media players are provided for video, graphics, and sounds. You can also access up to 15 additional graphic sources instantly during live production with still and title buffers.
Mix Effects
The TriCaster Mini features four M/E buses, each with independent switcher and key layer, for advanced video mixing, compositing, effects, and virtual sets.

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

Transistions and Effects
The built-in effects engine lets you apply transitions, animation stores, and real-time 3D video warping. An Animation Store Creator is included for creating custom effects.
Virtual Sets
Over thirty HD live virtual sets are provided with multiple camera angles, shot presets, realistic virtual camera movements, and real-time reflections, plus support for custom holographic virtual sets.

Note: In order to modify the included virtual sets, the separately available Virtual Set Editor v2.5 software license is required.

Macros
Use macros to record your favorite go-to-settings, commands, or operation sequences, and then create custom one-step shortcuts to simplify or automate control. Support for standard MIDI protocol enables third party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros.
Grab Stills
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.
  • TriCaster Mini Control Surface

    The Newtek TriCaster Mini Control Surface brings manual tactile controls to your live production switching while maintaining a small footprint. It is compatible with TriCaster Mini switchers, as well as professional-line TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, and 410 systems. With an intuitive layout, backlit buttons, familiar live production controls, and compact frame, the Control Surface is suitable for mobile production even in tight spaces.

    Key Features
    • Professional, studio-style workflow for live video productions of any size
    • Intuitive control layout mapped to the TriCaster Mini Live Desktop
    • Faster, more accurate interaction than point and click with a mouse
    • Large, backlit buttons and T-Bar for confident, comfortable performance
    • Simple plug-and-play setup

3Play Mini

Deliver a top-level fan experience from any location with NewTek’s ultra-portable 3Play Mini, a full-featured live production suite designed small and lightweight enough to be carried in a backpack. Connect up to four HDMI cameras and produce instant replays, super-resolution slow motion, highlights, and more. Output via DVI and HDMI for multiview preview displays, and monitor the live output on a built-in 7″ LCD screen. Add pro-level transitions and graphics into your programs. Plug into a switcher or video board. Control everything via a web browser on a mobile device or incorporate an optional 3Play control surface.

The 3Play Mini is easy to carry, and quick and easy to set up. The small size makes even the smallest venues accessible. Start producing right out of the box.

Capture
Automatic Replay Recording
Forget to press record? No problem. When you set your first Mark In or Mark Out point, 3Play Mini automatically triggers the Record button to capture incoming video signals.
Synchronized, Continuous Capture
When you press the Record button, configured sources are continuously captured and stored until you manually deactivate recording. Freely focus on 3Play Mini’s other functions without interrupting capture.
Multi-Channel Recording
3Play Mini simultaneously records multiple channels of video at native resolution. Capture every angle of live action for instant replay, playback, or archive.
Playout
Simultaneous HD/SD Output
Record and playback content in HD and SD simultaneously, with configurable output resolutions.
Display Output
Supply an output signal from your production to a projector, scaling system, or display to present to an in-house or local audience.
Interpolated Slow Motion
Amplify the intensity of highlights or analyze the action frame by frame with smooth, interpolated slow motion. Replay the action at half-speed, quarter-speed, and more with clarity and detail.
Multi-Speed Playback
Choose to replay captured clips or roll imported media in real time or at variable speeds. Show the action again at game speed, or alter the playback rate for dramatic emphasis.List Playback
Choose and compile clips for sequenced playback. Create highlight reels or build blocks of content, then hit play to roll from one clip to the next automatically.

Clip Playback
Capture and mark live action as 3Play Mini events, then replay clips from multiple angles. You can also import clips and operate 3Play Mini as a media server.

Delayed Output
Once you begin recording, you can initiate playback whenever you like. Output recorded video seconds, minutes, even hours after recording starts.

Live Output
Send any incoming video signal directly to one or both output channels to supply a live feed to downstream displays or production systems.

Dual Playout Channels
3Play provides two fully independent, simultaneous playout channels for output, each capable of supplying a live feed or playback of recorded content to a downstream display or production system — like having two playback devices in one.

Control
MIDI Support
Make automation of your production even easier or breakout control tasks to additional crew with 3Play Mini’s extensive MIDI support. Add one or any number of MIDI devices that fit your application and budget, assign macros to controller buttons, and provide dedicated control over 3Play Mini operations — even combining commands with a TriCaster on the network or meshing them with other live elements like sound, lighting, effects, and more.
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, or MIDI button press.
Control Surface
Take a hands-on approach to 3Play Mini operation. More intuitively and accessibly tap into all the capabilities the system has to offer by incorporating a control surface, sold separately.
Transport Controls
3Play Mini’s fundamental playback controls to stop, play, cycle, and scrub through clips let you navigate through your stored media with ease.
Operation
Highlight Reel Creation
Build and organize clip sequences in real time using the Play List. Configure audio settings and playback speed for each clip selected, add transitions, then select a background music track — and you have a highlight reel that’s ready for in-show playback or export for later use.
Program-Preview Workflow
Use 3Play Mini’s dual playout channels in tandem to enable switcher-style operation — cueing and preparing content on one channel, outputting on the other, and using your choice of effects to transition between the two.
Signal Processing
Go end-to-end with zero signal degradation. 3Play processes signals at their native resolution, meaning no in-between down conversion or up conversion that can affect image quality.
Session Format Support
3Play Mini supports live production in all industry-standard interlaced and progressive scan formats up to 1080p, with a variety of frame rates to choose from.Multi-View Monitoring
Observe all incoming camera feeds and playout signals without an expensive, space-eating bank of monitors. You can even customize your screen layout to align with your preferred view of the action.

Visual Indicators
Real-time feedback in the form of color-coded visual indicators provides live cues while a production is in progress. Easily see the cameras currently recording, audio levels of incoming signals, clips currently displayed, and more.

Event Marking
Start and end events and clips at the exact frame you want with pinpoint Mark In and Mark Out controls. Each marked segment enters the Clips List as an event — a collection of the actively recording camera angles — and becomes available for playback.

Asset Management
Bookmarks
Mark key points in clips using the timecode bookmark system. Bookmarks are marked independently of In and Out points, so your original clip remains intact as you create specific points to jump to in the recorded video.
MAM Platform Integration
Integrate 3Play Mini with supported Media Asset Management (MAM) platforms, including axle Gear and Square Box Systems CatDV, to optimize any facility or workflow with dependencies on shared use and management of stored media assets.
Tagging Engine
Create your own coding system for instant metadata entry using the intelligent tagging engine. Assign keywords to teams, players, and more, and then log clips with just a couple of clicks or button taps to stay organized and on top of the action.
Event Filtering
Search for and filter clips by metadata descriptions to quickly and easily find the assets you’re looking for. Simply enter keywords, and 3Play Mini will display only the events with matching text.Metadata
Enter custom descriptions for each clip to easily identify, organize, and manage 3Play Mini assets.

List Organization
Organize all of your recorded content and stored media across multiple pages in both the Clips List and Play List, arranging assets by team, player, play type, time period, and more.

Workflow
Production Clocks
Keep tabs on production time with a primary clock matched to the current timecode, as well as a secondary clock matched to the custom-configured Start or End time, and hit every mark your show needs to hit.
Play List Export
Build a sequence of clips or a highlight reel in the Play List, then render as a single file available for playback from the Clips List and export for transfer or archive.
Media Export
Optimize stored media files for virtually any post-production purpose, with a versatile Export Media module that converts files into the most appropriate format or formats for their next destination.
Media Import
The Import Media module enables batch import of files with optional transcoding, and automatically categorizes and distributes incoming files to the appropriate locations for production use. All media formats apply. 3Play Mini will play them.Media Browser
Use this familiar interface to navigate through stored media files, with intuitive organization and filtering for efficient, effortless asset retrieval.

Channel Info
View critical information about the signal currently assigned to the output channels, including the control mode, timecode, playback speed, and more.

Timecode
Scrub through and sequence recorded files quickly and easily with embedded timecode. 3Play Mini is capable of generating a local timecode from the internal system clock.

Configuration
Session Templates
Set up and store session settings in reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during pre-show activities.
Automatic Color Correction
Manually adjust additional characteristics of incoming signals connected to 3Play Mini with advanced color correction and shading — or enable automatic adjustments to video inputs, matching color characteristics to a specific camera or mean characteristics of all incoming signals.
Proc Amp Controls
Make subpar sources look better — and all of them perfectly consistent. Adjust color characteristics and levels for input sources, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation, as well as white balance settings, to perform a quick-fix for visuals and boost the look of your camera angles.
Recording Configuration
Freely choose the destination drive for each active recording and other assets associated with your 3Play Mini session.Per-Asset Configuration
Fine-tuning at your fingertips. Freely configure input connection types and names, audio settings, color correction, clip settings, and more to your specifications. 3Play Mini’s configuration options are extensive, easy to use, and customizable to your particular needs.
Visuals
Program-Preview Transitions
Operate the A and B output channels like a video mixer, cutting and transitioning between the two creatively, with hundreds of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, DVE effects, and more.
Warping Effects
Add another dimension to animated transitions with imaginative effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations, to create an impressive visual.
Animated Transitions
Raise production values with custom-created Animation Store Transitions. Embed your logo or signature visuals into transitions via full-color animated overlays, along with individual sounds for transitioning in and out.
Buffers
Access additional pre-produced video, motion graphics, titles, bugs, and animated effects instantly, and enhance the production value of live and recorded content. Watch folder functionality even enables remote, real-time updating of buffers over a local network.Real-Time Layering
Apply titles, graphics, and animations to live output and video playback, layer one playback angle over another for picture-in-picture replay, or capture the game clock and layer over playback for official review.

Play List Transitions
Roll from clip to clip in the Play List using hard cuts, or include transitions between clips for added effect.

Audio
Audio Configuration
Each 3Play Mini video input supports independent configuration of the audio channel and audio input type for the simultaneously recorded sound, enabling you to standardize the audio between recordings or pair an audio source with a specific input for capture.
Mix-and-Match Audio Inputs
Use every digital or analog audio device within reach to capture nat sound, commentary, and more. 3Play Mini accepts any combination of supported audio connections for flexible setup and top-quality sound.
Multimedia
Still Grab
Capture freeze frames of the action from every angle simultaneously. Still images can be saved for later use or published in real time to supported storage locations and social media platforms.
Network Source Support
Connect 3Play Mini to a local network and tap into a variety of compatible devices for supplemental production content — even selecting from multiple connected sources while live.
File Format Support
Add media of virtually any file format to the Clips List or Play List for playback and intermix with captured footage for content variety.
Background Music for Highlights
Import an MP3 or WAV file of your favorite music bed or song, apply it to your Play List, and pump up your highlight reels with a background audio track.Media Playback
Load and playback both long- and short-form video clips, pre-produced video packages, and motion graphics with support for an extensive range of file formats to work with essentially any media asset.
Integration
Turnkey Solution
Everything you need to make professional-looking live sports coverage: multi-camera live video, multi-channel recording, instant replay with interpolated slow motion, in-game highlights, and more, built into one compact frame without all of the additional setup time, complex cabling, and cost.
Router Support
Scale your production to accommodate higher camera counts, flex from project to project, or simply integrate into an existing infrastructure with external video router support. Access and control upstream video routers right from the user interface, including models from Blackmagic Design, AJA, Miranda, Ensemble Designs, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley Native Protocol (GVNP).
AMP Support
3Play Mini provides for seamless integration with third-party products supporting Advanced Media Protocol (AMP), enabling compatible systems to issue commands to 3Play Mini for more fluid and sophisticated workflows.
Scoreboard Data Feed
Feed real-time scoreboard information into on-screen graphics. 3Play Mini’s network sources support data feeds from compatible scoreboards through NewTek’s LiveText companion software and developer network solutions over the local network, enabling display of the score, game clock, and other statistical information.Display Ports
Dual VGA display ports supply auxiliary output feeds to local monitors or projectors, expanding user workspace and on-site viewing options.

Backup and Restore
Run your production operation with a safety net. Easily restore factory defaults, or create a bootable clone of 3Play Mini’s system drive on another hard drive inserted into one of the removable drive bays or connected externally.

Multi-Tiered Fail-Safe
For added protection and safeguarding, 3Play Mini includes multiple “Always on Air” features that create a multi-tiered redundant fail-safe system that keeps your live production in tip-top shape, with minimal disruption even in the face of catastrophe.

Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
Go with new video cameras and get the most out of your existing inventory. Each 3Play Mini supports HD and SD digital cameras, with resolutions and frame rates freely configurable for each live video input.

Publishing
Social Media Share Panel
Take over second and third screens with built-in social media sharing. Real-time publishing instantly links you with all of your social networks — like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube — so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly, even when you don’t have a dedicated social media producer on site.
FTP & File Copy
Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and external distribution, getting content to the people that need it, quickly and efficiently.
Clip Publishing
Prepare recorded files for publishing, marking in and out points on the frames of preference, then upload to the desired destination for internal use or external viewing.
Total Solution
Cross-Platform Control
Connect TriCaster and 3Play Mini to the same local network to enable remote operation of 3Play Mini clip cueing and playback from the TriCaster interface, and consolidate control by combining macro commands that trigger operations across both platforms.
SDK Program and Developer Network
Create a live sports production ecosystem around 3Play Mini, thanks to a growing list of organizations and developers using NewTek’s SDK program to produce partner solutions. Developed specifically for NewTek products, these partner solutions can help you create more efficient and compelling workflows.
Updates, Upgrades, and Trade-Ups
3Play Mini incorporates a “check for updates” function to ensure your system has the most current support. In addition, NewTek provides highly competitive upgrade pricing and trade-up offers.
Network Output to TriCaster
Supply 3Play Mini output feeds over the network to TriCaster. When connected to the same local network, TriCaster recognizes 3Play Mini and can accept the output signals as live sources through the network inputs.