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RileyM
01-12-2017, 05:59 PM
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Taking a look at this comparison sheet, and wondering what router-extensible inputs mean? Does the 3Play 440 have 6 camera inputs possible?

kanep
01-13-2017, 12:37 AM
It means that the model 3PLAY in question can control a video router (Grass Valley native protocol or BMD protocol) to allow you to change router cross-points directly from the 3PLAY UI.

PIZAZZ
01-13-2017, 09:54 AM
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Taking a look at this comparison sheet, and wondering what router-extensible inputs mean? Does the 3Play 440 have 6 camera inputs possible?

You will only be able to record up to 4 inputs on the 440 at any given time. The Video Router placed ahead of the signals coming to the 3Play would then be able to switch through as many inputs as that router can hold but only ever feed 4 of those inputs to the 440 at any give time.

Think of the router of almost a switcher before the 3play.

This does give you some flexibility but it also means your 3Play Op will have to be more fluent and proficient of being able to predict the action and which 4 cameras you want to be recording at any given time. If you are using the 3Play for officials replays then there is a chance that the play in question may not have been recorded due to the specific camera was not patched correctly.

Zane Condren
01-13-2017, 10:13 AM
It should also be noted that if you switch your sources coming into the 3Play on your router while you are recording you will need to stop and restart recording.