If you were designing your own replay system, what would you aim for? Would you want it to be fast? Reliable? Would you want something that was efficient and intuitive, so that your operators could comfortably handle more angles than ever before? You would need melts and the ability to build highlight packages. What about something that was durable enough for OB trucks and didn't blow the budget?
If that sounds about right to you, then welcome to ZEPLAY.
The ZEPLAY 844-r6 video server is built for live sports production and instant replay. All four angles of action are always in front of the operator and available to the switcher. Flipping from replays to sequence building and back is seamless. The software and hardware are ready to jump to any task, without hesitation. All of that means that a ZEPLAY operator is ready with more content when you need it, which gives you more options as you’re building a better story,
No need for dedicated SDI monitors for the replay operator. ZEPLAY's interface shows every input and every output on a single display.
ZEPLAY's controller is built for replays, with a tactile jog/shuttle wheel, buttons to control the cross-fading switcher and independent angles control. It's designed for eyes-up operation so that there is no need to look at it during the game.
Export clips during the game and while ZEPLAY is recording. The melt happens in the background while you continue to make replays. Export in native MPEG-2 I-Frame, ProRes 422, Avid DNxHD or DVCPROHD. Round-trip into AVID, Final Cut or Premiere Pro.
ZEPLAY's sophisticated, realtime playlist creation tool gives you the power to trim your plays, arrange them on a timeline and even toggle between angles. Almost all of the action is accessible from the controller and everything happens with an efficiency that comes from a system designed by replay operators for replay operators.
ZEPLAY's play bar shows you a graphical view of the action. Now you always know where you're at within the game.
ZEPLAY is a 4RU beast. It's always recording four SD or HD angles of action while it's playing them back. There is enough RAID 5 storage to record 40 hours of each angle in full 1080i 4:2:2 resolution. The 42 key controller with t-bar and jog/shuttle control gives you power at your finger-tips. There are no wasted steps when getting your replays to the TD. Simply cue and go, without rendering, sequence building or worrying about a guard-band. Give ZEPLAY tally and wire its 12 GPIs and 16 GPOs and you've got everything that you need to automate it, using a macro system that is begging to be tied to your production switcher.
Nothing stops ZEPLAY from recording four synchronized angles of action. Whether you've got intermittent sync loss, you're archiving clips to AVID, Premiere Pro or Final Cut, or building packages with ZEPLAY's sequence editor, it's always playing four smooth angles of action at any speed from -64x to +64x. ZEPLAY even handles total power loss with grace, giving you back the action and clips that you marked; ready to resume recording, right where you dropped off.
7 x 19 x 20.5 inches (17.75 x 48.25 x 52 cm)
≈ 50 lbs. (22.75 kg)
650 watt, 80+, High Efficiency
4TB SSD Removable, 256GB RAID 1 NVMe System
Windows 10 x64 LTSB
20 / 40 Approximate Hours Per Channel (HD / SD)
80 / 160 Approximate Hours Total
Record & Import/Export:
SD: AVI (MPEG-2 I-Frame 4:2:2 50 mbps, 4 channels 48Khz PCM) HD: AVI (MPEG-2 I-Frame 4:2:2 100 mbps, 4 channels 48Khz PCM)
SD: AVI, DVCPRO 25 & 50 (mov, mxf), MPEG 2 I Frame 50 mbps
HD: AVI, DVCPROHD 100mbps (mov, mxf), Apple ProRes LT & HQ, Avid DNxHD 145
Avid DNxHD 220 & 220x, AVCIntra Class 50 & 100
Minimum Latency: 10 frames
T-Bar: +/- 200% with adjustable frame blending
Shuttle: +/- 64x
T-Bar, Jog/Shuttle, 42 keys, RS-422 (Cat5) control, 12v 4-pin power supply included
Multiviewer: live inputs, outputs, editor, sequencer, play bar, play list, etc.
12 inputs + 4 dedicated tally inputs
16 outputs, macro programmable
4 HD / SD-SDI with Embedded Audio, 4 4-channel AES/EBU
4 HD / SD SDI with Embedded Audio, 4 4-Channel AES/EBU
SD: 480i / 59.94 4:3 & 16:9, 576i / 50 4:3 & 16:9
HD: 720p / 59.94 & 50, 1080i / 59.94 & 50