In Depth

TriCaster™ Advanced Edition allows you to take even greater creative control of your show—with no additional hardware. 60+ operator-centric capabilities grow your audience, elevate your brand standards, and help you save valuable time that can be spent on other in-show needs.


Advanced IP Workflow
Video Over IP
Send and receive real-time, low-latency, frame-accurate video over IP on a standard network infrastructure via the Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol, with any NDI-enabled device on the same LAN available as a video source or destination.
*Available Q4*

IP Source Selection
Access the inputs and outputs of NDI-enabled devices on the same network from any external input on the TriCaster switcher—dramatically increasing the amount of available video sources for any production.
*Available Q4*

IP Outputs
Distribute more video from your TriCaster system, supplying your choice of output signals, sub-mixes or individual sources to NDI-enabled devices with 4 fully configurable, IP video outputs.
*Available Q4*


Audio
Dante Audio Networking
Expand integration and IP workflow possibilities with audio input over the network from devices that use the Dante networking protocol from Audinate.

Audio Output Configuration
Dedicate output of Master and Aux audio mixes from TriCaster’s built-in audio mixer directly to external audio gear. With this revised configuration, Master and Aux are supplied to the first two analog output groups, respectively.

Audio Recording Options
Configure the captured audio source for each ISO recording with per-channel audio signal selection.

Default Media File Level
Reduce time spent individually configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.

Noise Gate
Manage audio signals with greater precision using new noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.

VU Meters
Achieve higher-quality sound by determining audio clipping more easily and accurately with an updated VU meter interface.


Data
DataLink Integration
Use real-time data from internal and external sources in your live program without adding dedicated data input software. Built-in DataLink maps your selected data source to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates, and updates their corresponding content instantly—automatically or on-demand—ensuring you have the most current and accurate information.

DataLink File Watcher
Save time converting detailed information like sports statistics and sales data into graphics. With DataLink and a CSV, XML or ASCII file, you can transform raw spreadsheet data into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.


Macro Automation
Multi-Step Macros
When timing is everything but anything can happen, take control by creating automated sequences using macro commands with expert pacing and built-in pauses that wait for your (live) cue to resume.

Macro Triggering
Gain additional flexibility for activating automated macro sequences with new triggers that include audio level changes, media playback, and specific switcher actions, and the ability to assign multiple triggers for the same macro.


Media Players
Playlist Effects
Produce more engaging playlist sequences from your on-board media by adding transitions between playlist media—and even combining real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.

Real-Time Clip Editing
Speed up turnaround of raw recordings and video files for DDR playback with easy, built-in clip splitting and trimming tools.


Monitoring
Display Outputs
Choose from more video signal selections to monitor, display, or project using the supplemental display ports—and customize every screen in your setup to your workflow.

Blue Only Option
Calibrate video signals with greater flexibility and accuracy with a Blue Only viewport overlay compatible with any monitor.

Monitor Proc Amps
Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the User Interface, Multiview, and display ports.

Multiview Scopes
Calibrate video signals with greater precision using large waveform and vectorscope displays on Multiview.


Operation
System Mirroring
Mirror live operation between TriCaster 860 systems connected to the same local network for mission-critical production and synchronized control.

Frame Sync
Ensure the lowest possible throughput latency for TriCaster 860 and 460 genlocked sources with the option to disable the internal frame synchronizer.

SDI Auto-Detect
Save time during SDI system setup with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.

IP Network Tally
Reduce on-air mistakes with visual indication of on-air status supplied over the network to compatible systems sending output to TriCaster network inputs.

Metadata
Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to simplify and sophisticate your workflow at the same time. DataLink uses comments as internal data sources to feed titles, label published content, enter metadata, and more.

UI Enhancements
Work more efficiently and keep a closer eye on the show with new visual indicators, updated shortcuts and control tools, hover tooltips, and other on-screen improvements.

Button Lock
Protect your live program from accidents or mistakes by locking control surface buttons to their current state.

Session Recordings
Locate and verify active and completed recordings more quickly with a dedicated Session Recordings browser folder.


Publishing
Multi-Account Publishing
Maximize productivity and reach more friends, fans, and followers with the ability to publish media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously.

Flex Media Publishing
Publish more files to more places in more formats using an upgraded publishing workflow that also supports file import while live, export, and transcoding right from the Publish queue.

Alpha Grabs
Grab stills from local bins – complete with alpha channel transparency – for publishing or post-production use.


Replay
In-Show Replay Controls
Turn everyday productions into drama relived, without adding extra hardware or crew. Capture and replay highlights of the live show, with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection and auto-playback action.

Change Angle
Be ready for near-instant turnaround time between capture and playback of the best view of the action by changing the angle of ISO-recorded clips directly from the DDR.


Resources
Automation and Integration Guide
Expand your knowledge and your program’s potential with a detailed guide to macros, shortcuts, advanced automation and integrated production with TriCaster.

Developer Library
Get even more out of TriCaster’s deepest functionality and expand your entire production ecosystem using new tools and examples to develop your own workflow extensions.


Streaming
Enhanced Live Streams
Simplify your webcast workflow with easier setup and new one-click presets (now including settings for Microsoft Azure, Twitch.tv and YouTube Live), and upgrade your online presence with higher-quality live streaming video.

Multi-Platform Live Streaming
Multiply your potential audience without adding a new encoder, reach more viewers and attract different audiences by live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously.


Switching
Switcher Inputs
Access more live sources with the number of external inputs on the switcher increasing from 6 to 8 for TriCaster 460, 410 and Mini and from 10 to 12 for TriCaster 8000 and 860.
*Available Q4*

External Input Configuration
Freely configure the external inputs on the TriCaster switcher for any combination of connected cameras, hardware video sources, or IP video sources.
*Available Q4*

Router Support
Expand camera coverage with any TriCaster Pro Line model (and even TriCaster Mini) by connecting to a compatible upstream video router, then selecting and switching between router sources directly from the user interface.

Undo/Redo
Avoid the stress of troubleshooting and backtracking by handling unwanted changes or unintended results instantly with undo and redo commands.

Effect View
Double-check every frame of your next sequence before it goes to air with Effect View. This enhanced preview mode for TriCaster 8000 and 860 lets you screen everything your audience will see from start to finish – in real time – so that it appears exactly how you want it.


Visual
M/E Re-Entry
Produce incredibly creative layered effects with TriCaster 860 and 460—every M/E bus now includes all other M/Es as available sources, allowing for deeper, more complex mix/effects operations.

M/E Source Layers
Double the maximum number of sources for mix/effects compositions and select virtual sets on TriCaster 860 and 460 with support for up to 4 sources on every M/E.

DSK and KEY Overlays
Display more titles, graphics, and video layers on TriCaster 860 and 460 with more than triple the overlay effects channels—the switcher now supports 4 DSK overlays and each M/E now includes 4 KEY layers.

Second KEY Layer
Create more sophisticated visuals with TriCaster 410 and Mini—each M/E now includes a second KEY layer to apply titles, graphics, and video overlays.

Auto Color
Reduce manual effort in correcting for variable lighting conditions and camera settings (especially at outdoor events that would often require a dedicated shading station) with automatic color matching between video inputs.

Border Effects
Create and customize on-screen elements and boost your production value with more detailed compositions, sophisticated visuals, and custom multi-box effects by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Buffers
Access and playback more stored animations, motion graphics, and looping clips with 5 animation buffers in TriCaster 410 and Mini and 10 animation buffers in TriCaster 860 and 460—upgrading your presentation without sacrificing the DDRs.

Real-Time Motion Tracking
Map keyed TriCaster 860 and 460 visuals to follow the motion of on-camera elements, with support for tracking scale, aspect ratio, position, and rotation.

Augmented Reality KEY Layers
Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with locking KEY layers that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements—making them appear as part of the set instead of just overlays.

Creative Extras
Accept even more image files without conversion, with support for formats like JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, and WebP; compose shots and sequences using new additive and non-additive fade transitions; configure LiveMatte visuals using a new Lumakey setting; soften TriCaster 860 and 460 visuals with edge feathering; and easily incorporate explanations, descriptions, quotes, and more with title pages that support paragraph text.

Image Processing
Present even more polished visuals with enhanced processing of still images and graphics, plus higher-quality LiveSet rendering and scaling.


Web
DataLink for TriCaster
Use any text or image from the Web as content in your live production without complicated integration. Simply add the extension to your Google Chrome browser on any external computer, and use DataLink to send data, photos, social media posts, and more across the network to instantly populate or update the designated title or graphic in TriCaster.

TriCaster Home Page
Access IP management tools such as DataLink for TriCaster utilities, updates, downloads, documentation, tutorials, customer service, and more from a system-specific TriCaster Home Page accessible from your phone, tablet, or laptop – any supported device on the same network.

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