In many ways, it would not be incorrect to think of your NewTek 3Play system as not just one, but two conjoined ‘playout’ devices. The system features two fully independent audio/video busses and outputs, referred to as Channel A and Channel B.
Each output channel can function completely independently of the other; either can be directed at any time to transmit any available audio/video source, whether live or recorded. Physically, these two channels are individually supplied to connectors on the system’s backplate for output to downstream devices. These comprise Output 1 (3Play’s Channel A output) and 2 (Channel B). During live production, both are represented on the Replay Desktop by individual output monitors (Figure 90).
Tip: A third, special output is called Aux (for “Auxiliary”), and is carried on Output 3 – more about Aux later.