TriCaster 460



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Feature
TriCaster 8000
TriCaster 460
TriCaster 410
TriCaster Mini HD-4sdi
TriCaster Mini HD-4i
TriCaster Mini HD-4
TriCaster 40
Video Format
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
Digital I/O (SDI)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
Digital I/O (HDMI)
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
Analog I/O (Component,
Composite, Y/C)
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Yes
Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
External Video Router Support
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Switcher Channels
24
16
16
16
16
16
14
External Switcher Video Sources
10
6
6
6
6
6
6
Internal Switcher Video Sources
5 + Black
5 + Black
5 + Black
5 + Black
5 + Black
5 + Black
3 + Black
Re-Entrant M/E Buses
8
-
-
-
-
-
-
Standard M/E Buses
-
4
4
4
4
4
-
M/E-Style Virtual Inputs
-
-
-
-
-
-
4
Output Connections (max)
14
11
7
6 + Case Display
6 + Case Display
6
5
Recording Channels (max)
8
4
4
4
4
4
1
Base Recording Capacity (HD)
~70 hrs
~70 hrs
~70 hrs
~30 hrs
~30 hrs
~15 hrs
~20 hrs
Animation Buffers
10
5
-
-
-
-
-
Still & Title Buffers
5
10
15
15
15
15
-
Live Virtual Sets
30+
30+
30+
30+
30+
30+
24
Media Publishing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
IsoCorder™ Recording Technology
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
TransWarp Effects
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Animation Store Transitions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Holographic Live Virtual Set Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Macros
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Hot Spots
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Real-Time Motion Tracking
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
MIDI Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Avid® Artist Mix Audio Control Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Apple® AirPlay® Device Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-View Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Individually Configurable Multi-View Monitor Viewports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
Frame Sync Toggle
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Genlock
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
Tally Connector
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-

Network Output

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-

Supplemental HDMI Output

Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-

Supplemental Display Ports

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-

Built-In WiFi

-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
-

Built-In Bluetooth

-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
-

Case Display

-
-
-
Yes
Yes
-
-
Included Storage (internal)
3TB
3TB
3TB
2 x 750GB
2 x 750GB
750GB
1TB
Removable Drive Bays
4
1
-
-
-
-
-
Redundant PSU
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Hardware Fail-Safe
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
-
Software Fail-Safe
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Mirroring
Yes
-
-
-
-
-
-
Form Factor
4U Rack Mount
2U Rack Mount
2U Rack Mount
Mini
Mini
Mini
Desktop

Subject to change without notice.

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460_seulMobile producers, independent video and Web TV experts, advanced worship producers, and corporate video departments are the inspiration for TriCaster 460’s boldly-go-anywhere attitude. For anyone producing professional real-time video in small or roving bases of operation –
getting there is just the start.

The most versatile and extensive of our mobile-scale multi-camera video solutions, TriCaster 460’s any-format, any-resolution, any frame-rate I/O and amped-up production capabilities let you connect any camera, access any available video source, and go live from locations you've only imagined. And, with 3D and holographic sets, you can go live from virtually any world.

Produce a 4-camera show that looks infinitely bigger, with layered video, real-time compositions, and multiple submixes that give the look of adding 4 other switchers into the stream. Deliver multi-channel media with simultaneous streaming and social media publishing. Record every feed for later remixing, sweetening, or just fixing mistakes—but leave the expensive, extraneous decks, encoders, and other superfluous gear for others to set up and take down while you’re on the move. And, TriCaster 460 packs it all into a 2U frame.

When the show’s over in the field, get the source footage to your creative team for tricked-out postproduction, or create whole new programs from the media you already captured. With TriCaster 460, your revenue opportunities are just taking off.

Product Essentials:

    4-M/E, 15-channel video switching with audio mixer, titles, warping transitions, buffers, DSK and DVE effects
    Flexible I/O with mix-and-match HD and SD component, composite, and SDI connectivity for any resolution, frame synced for optimal video processing
    Customizable visuals to brand each program with its own high-end look and feel
    Virtual sets with 3D environments and panoramic appearance, including realistic camera movements
    Extensive automation and breakout control of commands and complex sequences
    Custom, interactive elements and effects sequences triggered by talent
    Publish to social networks, stream live, record and project – simultaneously
    Record each camera feed for later production with our groundbreaking IsoCorder multi-track capture technology
    Post-production workflows with extensive file format compatibility and removable storage
    Deliver from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, blogger's workspace

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Switcher Channels15 – 6 external, 5 internal, 4 M/E buses
Video Input4 simultaneous live video sources over SDI, in any combination of supported resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections)
Network Sources2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster; 3Play; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and third-party partner solutions
Robotic Camera SupportAccess up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
Media4 integrated digital media players (2 DDRs, GFX and Sound) + 15 network-shareable buffers
Buffers15 still & title buffers to store and playback titles and graphics
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each with independent Key layer and support for TransWarp effects
MacrosRecord configurations and operation sequences to various control methods for recall and automation, with built-in macro editor
DSKs2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
Effects and Transitions Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects; Animation Store Creator for custom animations
Virtual Sets30+ HD live virtual sets supporting up to 2 switchable live sources, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
Holographic Live Virtual SetsSupport for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images (VSE 2.5 required)
Video OutputConfigurable for up to 5 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

- 2 x SDI

- HDMI output

- Network output for live streaming

- A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network

RecordingNative recording in up to 1080, with encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
Media PublishingSupports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
Live StreamingHD live streaming with simultaneous archive, presets in up to 720p, and support for most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
Audio Inputs4 SDI Embedded

1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)

1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (Mic/Line)

Audio Outputs2 SDI Embedded

1 x 2 Balanced XLR

1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)

1 Stereo 1/4" (phones)

Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes, companion iPad® audio mixing app and support for Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
Supported Session Formats- NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
Playback Media FormatsAVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)
MonitoringDVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview displays, with selectable layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
Signal Monitoring Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
MIDI ControlSupport for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros
System Physical2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
 
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460 UI with Guide Numbers
1 User Interface
Provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and media publishing operations.

2 Recordable Macros
Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, make adjustments as needed with the built-in Macro Editor, then trigger with a single click, keystroke or button press. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.

3 Workspaces
Choose a view that works for you with a variety of selectable layouts for User Interface and Multiview monitor displays.

4 Live Streaming
Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 460 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.

5 Grab
The unique view from every angle is up for grabs. Snap photos from inputs, buffers and outputs, simultaneously; build a collection of HD still images to post to social media sites, or use during the show.

6 Recording
Capture video from up to 4 individual sources simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder™ multi-track, multi-format recording technology. Files are recorded at native resolution and compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system and media sharing website.

Media Publishing



A. Media Publishing
Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube™, Facebook and Twitter™, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to storage volumes and network locations. Share clips and stills during live production or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.

7 Live Desktop Monitors
Select from a variety of layouts for previewing production sources. Full field rate displays also include convenient options for additional customization, including safe areas, VU meters, and alpha channel transparency display.

8 Cameras
Connect up to 4 live cameras or video sources, of any connection type or resolution, including robotic Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras.

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B. Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Control
Control up to 4 robotic PTZ cameras directly from the User Interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris. Position presets with thumbnail preview make it easy to setup shots remotely and change angles on the fly.

9 Network Sources
Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 460 also accepts video over IP, streaming servers, USB video sources, NewTek 3Play™ and TriCaster systems, as well as a variety of third-party partner solutions as network inputs.

10  DDRs
Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 460 offers native support for almost every file format, with per-clip audio levels, scaling and aspect ratio conversion, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.

11 Graphics
Display images, apply titles or present static graphics. Choose from and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.

12 Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
Setup and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.

13 Program Monitor
View the primary video output being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.

14 Live Virtual Sets
Get the look of a network-style studio, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 460 includes more than 30 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom and pedestal animations, shot presets and support for interactive hotspots.

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C. Holographic Live Virtual Sets
Create custom, photorealistic virtual environments from panoramic images snapped with a smartphone, point-and-shoot or DSLR camera, with support for 3D positioning of sources and live virtual camera movements.

15 M/E Buses
Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output, feed upstream to the main switcher or designate as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 460 features 4 M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, Key layer, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.

16 M/E Effects
Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus accommodates a transition effect between the A and B rows in Mix mode, supports a layering effect or virtual set in Effect mode, and includes a fully configurable Key layer with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls and support for TransWarp effects.

17 Live Production Switcher
Control productions in all resolutions up to 1080p, integrating multiple cameras, video feeds, network sources, stored media, graphics, transitions and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.

18 Switcher Effects
Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer, and on 2 fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects and transition controls.

19 TransWarp Effects
Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 460 electrifies live video, DSKs and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, complete with embedded audio and 3D warping of video. The integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations and motion overlays.

20 Media
Load video clips, motion graphics, sounds, titles and stills of virtually any file format for live playback or overlay. Build playlists before or during a show, and save frequently used video and graphics collections as presets.

21 Buffers
Access up to 15 additional media sources – instantly – during live production, including video clips, animations, images, titles and graphics. TriCaster 460 supports 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, each with independent playback and transition controls, plus presets. View and manage buffer content via the integrated multiviewer, including animation preview and live title editing.
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D. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio for all internal and external sources, plus 4 fully independent stereo output mixes. Enjoy precision control, including robust audio follow video and routing configuration, per-input audio delay timing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid® Artist Mix audio control surfaces. Read More
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