(San Antonio, Texas--March 27, 2009) NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that its NewTek 3PLAY™ multi-channel HD/SD slow motion replay system will be used to capture and replay footage of celebrity arrivals on the famed orange carpet at the 2009 Nickelodeon Countdown to the Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CST) on the Nickelodeon channel.
"After recently seeing a demo, I wanted to have first-hand use of this product," said Doug Armstrong, president, Touring Video Inc, facilities provider for the show. "3PLAY is what we have been looking for in an affordable, multi-channel instant replay solution for our HD entertainment shows."
"3PLAY is designed to ensure your audience can experience all of the random and spontaneous moments of your live event or production," said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek Inc. "Being used during the Countdown to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards proves that instant replay has much wider production application than just sports highlights."
NewTek 3PLAY is a multi-channel, HD/SD slow motion replay system for the simultaneous display, ISO recording, and instant replay of three video streams and four digital or analog audio streams per input. With a simplified workflow, users bookmark key events, color-code replays and organize clips in separate lists. With two output modes – 1-Out and 3-Out – 3PLAY delivers versatile capabilities to accommodate diverse requirements. 3PLAY provides the highest HD and SD signal quality with SDI, component, composite and Y/C I/O, and supports 1080i and 720p video. 3PLAY also supports NTSC and PAL video in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspects.
Pricing and Availability
NewTek 3PLAY is slated to ship at the end of Q1 2009. 3PLAY will be available in North America at US$21,995, and internationally starting at US$24,995. Educational pricing is also available. For more information, please visit http://www.newtek.com
or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.
About NewTek Inc.
Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and ground-breaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. Clients include: Fox News, BBC, NHL, NBA Development League, MTV, VH1, the Steve Harvey Radio Show, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "300," "Hancock," "Tropic Thunder," "Battlestar Galactica," "Lost," "Fringe" and more. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit: http://www.newtek.com