TriCaster Professional Models
The most complete, multi-camera video production systems on the planet.
Many solutions claim to give you the most value for your video production investment.
We’re the ones who prove it. All professional TriCaster models—TriCaster 410
, TriCaster 460
, TriCaster 860
and TriCaster 8000
—are designed with the fully integrated feature set listed here, in addition to the individual features found on each model’s web page. This is how NewTek helps you save money on video equipment, time on production setup and takedown, reduce video production costs, and increase revenue opportunities—while providing more creative visuals and higher-quality professional live production capabilities than any other system.
Expand creative possibilities for your
production. In Mix mode, M/Es can use program/preview transitions and
overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. In Effect mode, create
multiple video layers for real-time compositing, or transform your green
screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.
Adjust any M/E input source, DSK or Key
layer to fit your exact needs. Move full-screen or keyed layers around
within the shot frame, scale assets up or down to size appropriately,
rotate for added effect, and crop to clear away any unnecessary part of
Custom animated transitions and content
builds help you achieve polished, post-production styling in real time.
Overlays (DSK/Key Layers)
your presentation with titles, graphics, animations and
picture-in-picture video, layered over live cameras and content. Display
information, identification, branded elements, and supplemental media
for maximum visual communication with your audience.
viewer-friendly pacing and flow between camera angles and content
sources, with a look-ahead preview window that lets you see how your
next shot will appear before you take it live to air.
live cameras and video feeds with stored content, like video clips,
still images and graphics; plus network sources, layered compositions
and live virtual sets, to create compelling, television-style programs.
Listen and adjust more accurately, with the
ability to toggle Solo setting on or off. Audition any single source or
output channel, with both exclusive and latch operation options.
for sync issues with incoming video from mixed cameras with the ability
to adjust the audio delay for every input.
Rename Audio Inputs
TriCaster makes it easy for you to keep
sources straight, use your own naming conventions, and simplify
Pan control on every channel creates a rich,
layered sound experience.
conceivable audio distribution combination with independent routing of
any channel from any input, to any and all of the four audio output
Stereo Output Mixes
Expand audio without adding more hardware.
Pair stereo output mixes for quad audio, or split them up for
multi-language production, a secondary mix, and much more. Dual
auxiliary outputs, too.
Audio Output to External Mixer
Breakout audio control to an external mixer,
feeding the sound outputs from TriCaster, to a hardware console for
dedicated management by a member of your crew.
Audio Follow Video (AFV)
even the most complex A/V setup by selecting any video source to
automatically trigger the appropriate audio selection.
Remote Mixer App
Manage TriCaster’s audio levels and select
settings from the palm of your hand, with a free iPadÃ‚Â® audio mixer
app. Touchscreen actions sync directly with the TriCaster audio mixer
for tight control.
Avid Artist Mix Support
Add an audio operator to your crew to focus
solely on sound. Every TriCaster supports the AvidÃ‚Â® Artist Mix audio
control surface (sold separately) to provide hands-on control over audio
levels and configuration options.
audio levels and settings for every source and signal, professionally;
including 4 fully independent stereo output mixes, with the deepest,
most flexible, and precise control of any switcher-based audio mixer.
Mix-and-Match Audio Inputs
every digital or analog audio device within reach, in any combination,
to deliver top-quality sound with your microphones, mixers and sound
Playlist Editing During Playback
accommodate revisions to the show rundown or new content without missing
a beat by making changes and updates to media player playlists during
showtime. Every preset bin can be accessed and reorganized on the fly,
even playing back content from one playlist, while editing on another.
Access up to 15 additional media sources –
instantly – during live production. View and manage buffer content
directly inside the integrated multiviewer, including animation preview
(in some models) and, incredibly live title editing.
files from music bed to sound effects can be loaded into their own
dedicated TriCaster media player for playback during live production.
load and access photos, images, full-screen and partial-screen graphics
in TriCaster media players and have them on-screen in an instant.
extra depth to your on-screen presentation with built-in titling.
Introduce your talent with a creative nameplate, identify on-air visuals
with lower-thirds, and provide important information for viewer
consumption. TriCaster includes a variety of templates to suit any show,
and you can even build your own.
and playback both long and short-form video clips, packages and motion
graphics. An extensive range of file formats allows you to work with
essentially any media asset, and use multiple playlist presets to keep
every one of your wireless iOS devices – iPad, iPhoneÃ‚Â®, iPodÃ‚Â® –
into an input source.
One small software client replaces a full
scan converter setup to bring computer sources into TriCaster.
Full-screen, window, and custom-region display sharing, or local
recording of on-screen content, including audio.
Playback from Cloud, IP, and Stream
virtually limitless video sources and content applications as video
sources, with the ability to connect to Cloud-based media, IP cameras
and streaming servers through network inputs.
TriCaster to a local network and tap into a wealth of compatible devices
and destinations, instantly expanding available content sources to add
to the mix in real time. 2 live network inputs each support multiple
Multiple guests and presenters can share the
screen simultaneously, even when they are in different locations.
TriCaster includes a variety of box effects that correspond with virtual
sets for a cohesive visual presentation.
Create a customized virtual environment from
any real-world location. Turn panoramic images taken with your
smartphone, DSLR or even point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic
virtual set, using the companion TriCaster VSE 2.5 software (sold
Virtual Camera Moves
Bring your virtual environment to life with
animated virtual camera moves. Adjust shot framing on the fly with
manual pan, zoom and pedestal movements, or zip from one preset shot, to
another without touching the camera.
Live Virtual Sets
any location and raise the production value (along with the credibility)
of your presentation. Each TriCaster provides professional studio sets
suitable for any show – news, sports, talk, entertainment, and more –
and the ability to add your own live sources to keep it real.
With fine-tuned controls and a remarkably
forgiving keyer algorithm, TriCaster’s powerful, real-time keying
system, LiveMatte, provides phenomenal green-screen compositing, layered
effects, and virtual set possibilities with top-quality results at a
fraction of the cost of dedicated chromakeying systems.
Add another dimension to animated
transitions with imaginative effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D
warping and transformations, to create a visual that will leave your
audience in awe – and others wondering how you did it.
Raise production values beyond any standard
system, with custom-created Animation Store Transitions. Reinforce your
brand with your logo or signature visuals, embedded into transitions via
full-color animated overlays, along with individual sounds for
transitioning in and out.
Move between shots creatively, with hundreds
of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, and more. Apply transitions both
to primary sources and all DSK and Key layers for fully customizable
the efficiency and accuracy of your production with instant automatic
playback. Clips and content play right on cue whenever you press the
applicable switcher or M/E button, meaning zero delay when taking a
video or image.
Make automation of your show even easier or
breakout control tasks to additional crew with TriCaster’s extensive
MIDI support. Add one or any number of MIDI devices that fit your
application and budget, assign macros to controller buttons, and provide
dedicated control over video operations – even meshing them with live
performance elements like sound, lighting, effects, and more.
on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent trigger
macros with live motion – even run your one-person show from in front of
the camera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action
sequence happens automatically.
your setup of a particular scene just the way you need it for any
scenario, then fire every macro action, simultaneously to snap to it
automatically, organizing and automating your show down to the finest
Save time reproducing your painstaking
macros from scratch. Tweak to your exact specifications, editing the
action, timing and order, as needed, to ensure automated operations run
smoothly and accurately.
commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify complex
ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then trigger
with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action or MIDI
buttonÃ¢â‚¬â€or gesture-based onscreen hotspots.
a truly hands-on approach to running your show. Tap more intuitively and
accessibly into all the capabilities TriCaster offers with its companion
control surface as your live production console.
Connect external tally lights or similar
devices used for visual cues, and allow talent and crew to see the input
currently selected on the Program row of TriCaster.
with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating concerns about
signal timing, thanks to TriCaster’s internal Frame Sync. If your setup
requires ultra-low latency, such as IMAG, you can toggle Frame Sync off
tabs on production time with a primary clock matched to the current time
code, as well as a secondary countdown clock matched to the
custom-configured Start and End times, and hit every mark your show
needs to hit.
Built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope
displays allow you to calibrate your signals to be broadcast-compliant
and perform other valuable tasks, such as matching color characteristics
of multiple cameras.
Real-time feedback in the form of
color-coded visual indicators provides live cues while a production is
in progress. Easily see which cameras are currently on-air, how long
before a clip finishes playing, the active M/E, and more.
Individually customize each multi-view
preview monitor, adjusting on the fly for fine-tuned workflow or simply
Observe incoming camera feeds, media sources
and output without an expensive, space-eating bank of monitors. You can
even customize your workspace to align with your preferred view of the
Session Format Support
Configure once, then produce that program to
those exact specifications every time. TriCaster supports live
production in all industry-standard interlaced and progressive scan
formats up to 1080p, with a variety of frame rates to choose from.
Go end-to-end with zero signal degradation.
TriCaster processes signals at their native resolution, meaning no
in-between down conversion or up conversion that can affect image
Configure TriCaster’s secondary output as
the alpha matte for key/fill purposes with downstream devices.
Use the UI to link switcher and M/E source
rows together in color-coded groups to streamline your simultaneous
actions on multiple sources and multiple outputs. Make instant, accurate
adjustments and fewer mistakes.
Key & Fill
Layering, external CG, images,
graphicsÃ¢â‚¬â€even off-board chromakeying systemsÃ¢â‚¬â€any source
that has an alpha channel can pair with another source (whether intenal
or external) to add depth, remove color backgrounds, and create layered
at your fingertips. Adjust every camera input, stored source, virtual
set, clip and transition to your specifications. From positioning and
speed controls, to sound levels and color correction, TriCaster’s
configuration options are extensive, easy-to-use, and customizable to
your particular needs.
A timesaver on every level. Configure M/Es,
LiveSet shots, transitions, media players and more with your most
frequently used setups and content. Presets include multiple slots for
instant access to your preferred assets, even while live.
Proc Amp Controls
subpar sources look betterÃ¢â‚¬â€and all of them perfectly consistent.
Adjust color characteristics and levels for input sources: brightness,
contrast, hue and saturation, as well as White Balance settings, provide
a quick-fix for visuals and boost the look of your brand.
Set up and store session settings in
reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during
File Format Interoperability
with virtually any file format during your live show, and virtually any
platform, operating system or non-linear editor for post-production
interface to browse and select content, transitions and effects while
providing intuitive organization and filtering for efficient, effortless
stored media files for virtually any post-production purpose, with a
versatile Export Media module that converts files into the most
appropriate format or formats for their next destination, ready for use
before they even leave TriCaster.
Media module enables batch import of files with optional transcoding,
and automatically categorizes and distributes incoming files to the
appropriate locations for production use. All media formats apply.
TriCaster will play them.
Real-Time Production Engine
high-performance system architecture supports layer upon layer of live
video, the most powerful switcher-based effects engine available, and
universal file format supportÃ¢â‚¬â€blurring the lines between live
production efficiency and post-production polish.
productions out, and scrub through recorded QuickTimeÃ¯Â¿Â½ files
quickly and easily with timecode support. Every TriCaster can generate a
local timecode from the internal system clock, while TriCaster 8000, 860
and 460 also support an external linear timecode (LTC) reference.
every TriCaster recording channel available, you can take your pick from
among various QuickTime, MPEG-2, AVI, H.264 and MP3 selections, saving
valuable time in the transition from live, to post.
Recording specialized submixes of your live
production that you can repurpose at will. Set your record source to any
M/E, and capture an alternate cut of your live show, an uninterrupted
feed of a select composition, or even an identical program with
live or on-demand. Choose your preferred format, then record your entire
program to a full-resolution video file, which you can archive, store
and distribute for later playback, or upload to the Web.
Send Recording to Playlist
The Add to Playlist record panel command
enables instant turnaround of in-show content, making recorded clips
available for immediate playback from DDR playlists.
footage can be a critical component of post-production activities.
TriCaster gives you the option to designate an individual camera input
for capture, allowing you to record the content you need in its
entirety, then use it however you see fit.
Launch live streaming video of your show to
the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster
includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions
up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.
Stream File Archive
TriCaster automatically writes every live
stream to a Web-ready video file, making it easy to post online for
on-demand viewing, or archive immediately following the live event.
test, preview and monitor your live stream using the built-in Web
Browser. See the stream as your audience sees it without leaving the
system, or having to rely on a secondary workstation.
Streaming Profile Manager
The hub for all of your streaming activity,
the Streaming Profile Manager gives you direct access to configuration
settings, presets, and an in-system Web browser to get your live stream
up, running, and out to the world.
an output signal from your show for transmission over the air for your
audience to view.
M/E Submix Out
Double your output and audience
opportunities by switching two shows simultaneously, or producing a
secondary feed for post-show repurposing, with the ability to output an
Produce a multi-camera show and send the
primary feed from the main switcher for live output and audience
Projector (Display) Output
an output signal from your show to a projector, scaling system or
display to present to an in-house or local audience.
Simultaneous HD/SD Output
Produce and record content in HD and SD
simultaneously, with configurable output resolutions.
Prepare recorded files for publishing,
creating in and out points on the frames of preference, and then
uploading to the desired destination for internal use or external
FTP & File Copy
Duplicate and transfer saved files and
recordings for internal and external distribution, getting content to
the people that need it, more quickly and efficiently.
Social Media Share Panel
over second and third screens with built-in social media sharing.
Real-time publishing instantly links you with all of your social
networks – like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTubeÃ¯Â¿Â½ – so you can share,
distribute, and engage instantly, even when you don’t have a dedicated
social media producer on site.
Pre- & Postproduction
Live Text CG
Brand your show the way every major network
doesÃ¯Â¿Â½by building custom title templates and graphics to
unmistakably identify your program. Use the built-in LiveText CG
application, and you can use TriCaster to keep them updated live.
any file into a TriCaster-friendly format with the included SpeedHQ
codec pack. With this free download, you can outfit every workstation in
your facility with the ability to deliver files that are a better fit
for live playback.
Virtual Set Editor
Create the bigger, professional-looking studio you’ve always wanted,
without construction costs or even floor space. Virtual Set Editor 2.5
software lets you customize live virtual sets and load them into
TriCaster to enhance every program, captivate your viewers, and
dramatically raise your production value-no matter how small your studio
space is, or what it looks like.
Backup and Restore
your production operation with a safety net. Easily restore factory
defaults, or create a bootable clone of TriCaster’s system drive on
another hard drive inserted into one of the removable drive bays, or
Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
with new video cameras and get the most out of your existing inventory.
Each TriCaster supports HD and SD digital cameras, with resolutions and
frame rates freely configurable for each live video input.
added protection and safeguarding, TriCaster includes multiple ”Always
on Air” features that create a multi-tiered redundant fail-safe system
that keeps your live production in tip-top shape, with minimal
disruption even in the face of catastrophe.
PTZ Camera Control
Control robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras
directly from the User Interface, including camera orientation, zoom,
focus and iris. Position presets with thumbnail preview make it easy to
set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.
Rackmount Form Factor
2U and 4U rackmount chassis mean you can install your professional
TriCaster model into any production environment with ease. Slide
TriCaster into the rack to replace racks of other equipment, or to work
alongside your current workflow.
Everything you need to make a professional-looking program packed into a
single system: multi-camera switching, live webstreaming, recording,
video playback, titles, graphics, audio mixing, virtual sets, animated
effects and everything on this page, built into one compact frame
without all the additional setup time, complex cabling and cost.
SDK Program and Developer Network
Create a live production ecosystem around TriCaster, thanks to a growing
list of organizations and developers using NewTek’s SDK program to
produce partner solutions. Developed specifically for TriCaster, these
partner solutions can help you create more efficient and compelling
workflows for your show.
TriCaster and 3Play Over-the-Network
Save TriCaster hardware inputs for live cameras, and feed auxiliary
TriCaster and 3Play systems in over the network. When connected to the
same local network, your TriCaster can see all other TriCaster and 3Play
systems and can accept their output signals as input sources through the
Updates, Upgrades, and Trade-Ups
systems incorporate a “check for updates” function to ensure your system
has the most current support. In addition, NewTek provides highly
competitive upgrade pricing and the most generous trade-up offers
available. Contact Varto Technologies for more details.