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TriCasterMini_straightmedYou don’t have to be a  video expert, own a studio, lug any complicated equipment around, or use expensive professional cameras to make great content quickly and stream it live in minutes. With everyday camcorders and TriCaster Mini, anyone can make a show with professional results.

  • Create your own great multimedia content
  • Fast, straightforward, and easy to set up
  • All-in-one studio-style system
  • Most-complete creative toolset available
  • Sized to make and stream content from anywhere
  • No need for professional crews or expensive equipment
  • HDMI and SDI options available

Nowhere else will you find another solution that includes a complete suite of tools for creativity, control, and content publishing, all in one turnkey package. Just plug in some cameras, a mouse and a keyboard, and you can turn the smallest productions into engaging video content and stream it live in minutes, in the office or on the go.

  • Go-anywhere size & shape
  • Easy A/V connections for simple setup
  • Capture live video
  • Mix different visual sources
  • Overlay graphics, charts, titles, animations
  • Add a presentation
  • Key out solid backgrounds and simulate a set
  • Webcast programs on a live video stream
  • Have guest speakers call in from their webcams
  • Record everything so people can watch it on-demand

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No matter how simple or sophisticated your vision - or your skill level - TriCaster Mini’s complete creative toolset allows you to work with the media content you want, mix it into a production you design, and deliver it to the audiences you serve.

  • Use up to four camcorders for live, on-camera action
  • Plug in a microphone, or a small audio mixer if you want multiple mics
  • Include your own video clips, graphics, music and sound files
  • Capture a computer screen, video call, or files from an AirPlay device
  • Mix your files and sources in real-time with the TriCaster Mini software
  • Output live video to display, projection, live stream, social media
  • Save the final production to disk for later viewing
  • Record all the camera feeds so you can edit the program later
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  1. Live Desktop
    Provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and media publishing operations.
  2. Live Desktop Monitors
    Observe your choice of live video sources in real time with customizable monitors and selectable layouts.
  3. Live Cameras
    Connect up to 4 HDMI cameras or video sources, with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for simple setup.
  4. Preview Monitor
    Set up and preview your next shot or video composition.
  5. Program Monitor
    Monitor the output of your live video program as it is being broadcast, recorded or streamed live.
  6. Stream Button
    Launch live streaming video to the Web in resolutions up to 720p, with presets for many popular streaming providers and profiles.
  7. Record Button
    Record your live program from beginning to end, or capture the footage from every camera simultaneously.
  8. Live Production Switcher
    Switch between multiple cameras, video feeds, network sources, stored media, and graphics, with transitions and effects, to produce live video programs in resolutions up to 1080p.
  9. Transitions
    Use animated effects to switch between sources and apply overlays, with button or T-Bar control.
  10. DSK Overlays
    Layer titles, graphics, video or other visuals over your live video program.
  11. Graphics
    Display images, apply titles or present graphics. Choose from ready-made title templates or load your own designs.
  12. DDR
    Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics in virtually any file format.
Switcher Channels

16 - 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses

Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate

  • Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
  • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
  • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
Network Sources

2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel

  • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, 410 or Mini; 3Play 4800, 440 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
Robotic Camera Support

Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with native preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris

Media

5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers

Buffers

15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets

  • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending mode effects

  • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
  • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
Macros

Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation

  • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
  • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
  • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play
Downstream Keyers

2 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
  • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphic
Virtual Sets

30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights

  • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
  • Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
  • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
Holographic Live Virtual Sets

Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images

  • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
Hotspots

Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control

Video Output

Configurable for up to 6 output connections (plus Case Display**), with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

  • 2 x HDMI (primary)
  • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for driving displays or projectors
  • Network output for live streaming
  • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
Recording*

Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
  • 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)
  • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
Recording Capacity*

TriCaster Mini HD-4i: 2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)

  • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations
  • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
TriCaster Mini HD-4: 1 x 750GB internal drive only; supports additional recording to external drive
Grab

Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations

Media Publishing

Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers

Live Streaming

HD live streaming with simultaneous archive

  • Presets in up to 720p, supporting 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
  • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser 
Audio Inputs

4 HDMI Embedded
1/4” Mono (Mic)
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)

Audio Outputs

2 HDMI Embedded
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
1/4” Stereo (phones)

Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, record, stream and headphones, with support for Master and Aux output mixes

  • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
  • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
  • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
  • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
  • Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
Supported Session Formats
  • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i
  • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i
Playback Media Formats

AVI, 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)

Export Media Formats

Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more

Post Production
  • NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation
  • NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility
Monitoring

DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays

  • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
  • UI video windows freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
  • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per UI video window
  • Integrated case display** (source or output monitor only; external monitor required for user interface)
Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709

Session Management

Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions

Latency

Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames

Processing

Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

MIDI Control

Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros

Case Display**

7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (source or output only; external monitor required for user interface)
(Case display available only on TriCaster Mini HD-4i model)

Built-In WiFi

Supports wireless connection to local network for streaming, publishing and networking with external devices

  • 802.11ac WiFi standard
Built-In Bluetooth

Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology

System Physical
  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Multi-tiered software fail-safe
  • Included cable retention bracket may double as handle
Subject to change without notice.
*Recording and recording capacity specifications vary between models.
**Case display not available on all models.

Multi-Camera Switching

Video Mixer

Mix 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.

Program/Preview

Establish 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.

Overlays (DSK/Key Layers)

Enhance 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.

Mix/Effects Banks

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.

DVE Position/Scale/Rotate/Crop

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 an image.

Effects

Custom animated transitions and content builds help you achieve polished, post-production styling in real time.

Audio

Audio Mixer

Configure 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

Use every digital or analog audio device within reach, in any combination, to deliver top-quality sound with your microphones, mixers and sound systems.

Remote Mixer App

Manage TriCasters audio levels and select settings from the palm of your hand, with a free iPad® audio mixer app. Touchscreen actions sync directly with the TriCaster audio mixer for tight control.

Avid Artist Mix SupportAvid Artist Mix Support

Add an audio operator to your crew to focus solely on sound. Every TriCaster supports the Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface (sold separately) to provide hands-on control over audio levels and configuration options.

Audio Follow Video (AFV)

Simplify even the most complex A/V setup by selecting any video source to automatically trigger the appropriate audio selection.

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 Routing

Every conceivable audio distribution combination with independent routing of any channel from any input, to any and all of the four audio output mixes.

Independent Delay

Compensate for sync issues with incoming video from mixed cameras with the ability to adjust the audio delay for every input.

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.

Source/Output Audition

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.

Pan Control

Pan control on every channel creates a rich, layered sound experience.

Rename Audio Inputs

TriCaster makes it easy for you to keep sources straight, use your own naming conventions, and simplify adjustments.

Multimedia


Network Inputs

Connect 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 selections.

Playback from Cloud, IP, and Stream

Access 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.

Apple Airplay

Turn every one of your wireless iOS devices - iPad, iPhone®, iPod® - into an input source.

Media Playback

Load 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 files organized.

Titles

Add 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.

Playlist Editing During Playback

Easily 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.

Graphics

Organize, load and access photos, images, full-screen and partial-screen graphics in TriCaster media players and have them on-screen in an instant.

Sounds

Audio files from music bed to sound effects can be loaded into their own dedicated TriCaster media player for playback during live production.

Buffers

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.

iVGA Pro

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.

Visuals


Photoshop Blending Modes

Choose any of the standard Adobe Photoshop blending modes to combine mix/effect layers and enhance production value with more sophisticated layering, compositing, and creative effects.

Advanced Rendering Engine

Optimized processing for image sampling, downscaling and warping producing high-quality video images and cleaner, better-looking video.

Transitions

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 visual presentation.

Animated Transitions

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.

Warping Effects

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.

LiveMatte Keying

With fine-tuned controls and a remarkably forgiving keyer algorithm, TriCasters 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.

Live Virtual Sets

Transform 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.

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.

Holographic Livesets

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 separately).

Box Effects

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.

Control


Control Surfaces

Take 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.

Macros

Make 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 button—or gesture-based onscreen hotspots.

Snapshots

Configure 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 detail.

Hotspots

Turn 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.

MIDI Support

Make automation of your show even easier or breakout control tasks to additional crew with TriCasters 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.

Autoplay

Increase 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.

Macro Editor

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.

Operation


Automatic Media Retrieval

TriCaster automatically locates and populates session media, even when drive settings have changed - saving valuable time typically spent searching for missing media and rebuilding sessions, and lessening the burden on operators to maintain a large volume and assortment of assets.

Replay Highlights

Create basic highlight clips for instant playback and publishing with shortcut commands that insert the last 4 seconds of program output into your choice of DDR playlists, the Publish queue, or both.

Signal Processing

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 quality.

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.

Multi-view Monitoring

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 action.

Multi-view Overlays

Individually customize each multi-view preview monitor, adjusting on the fly for fine-tuned workflow or simply for observation.

Visual Indicators

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.

Signal Monitoring

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.

Production Clocks

Keep 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.

Frame Sync

Work with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating concerns about signal timing, thanks to TriCasters internal Frame Sync. If your setup requires ultra-low latency, such as IMAG, you can toggle Frame Sync off (genlock required).

Tally Support

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.

Configuration


Clip Thumbnails

Choose the thumbnail image that represents a clip in DDRs and the Media Browser, including distinctive, individual thumbnail images for duplicate clips.

Quad Monitor Support

Drive up to four local monitors and video screens - the User Interface and Multi-view displays, plus two additional VGA monitors or projectors. Each VGA display port features advanced scaling, frame-rate processing, and an independently selectable output signal, increasing flexibility for multi-screen monitoring and output.

Session Templates

Set up and store session settings in reusable templates to jump right to your custom configuration during pre-show activities.

Proc Amp Controls

Make subpar sources look better—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.

Presets

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.

Per-asset Configuration

Fine-tuning 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, TriCasters configuration options are extensive, easy-to-use, and customizable to your particular needs.

Key & Fill

Layering, external CG, images, graphics—even off-board chromakeying systems—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 effects.

Input Grouping

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.

Alpha Matte

Configure TriCasters secondary output as the alpha matte for key/fill purposes with downstream devices.

Workflow


Timecode

Time productions out, and scrub through recorded QuickTime� 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.

Real-Time Production Engine

TriCasters high-performance system architecture supports layer upon layer of live video, the most powerful switcher-based effects engine available, and universal file format support—blurring the lines between live production efficiency and post-production polish.

Media Import

Import 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.

Media Export

Optimize 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 Browser

Familiar interface to browse and select content, transitions and effects while providing intuitive organization and filtering for efficient, effortless asset retrieval.

File Format Interoperability

Work with virtually any file format during your live show, and virtually any platform, operating system or non-linear editor for post-production workflows.

Recording

Queue Active Recordings

Add local or shared ISO recordings to DDR playlists and the Publish queue while recording is in progress. Trim, playback or export even as recording and live production continues for instantaneous access to content being captured - locally or remotely - for playback, publishing or postproduction.

Export Active Recordings

Export active ISO recordings to local storage or FTP while recording is in progress - and let postproduction staff begin working with recorded content as soon as the program begins to reduce turnaround time.

Multi-Format ISO Recording

Record multiple channels of video direct to disk with independently selectable file format on all channels, and effectively eliminate racks of recording and transcoding equipment. Capture multiple versions of program output simultaneously or retain multi-camera source footage for archive or post-production use.

Source Record

Raw 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.

Raw 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.

The Add to Playlist record panel command enables instant turnaround of in-show content, making recorded clips available for immediate playback from DDR playlists.

Program Record

Go 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.

M/E Record

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 different branding.

Encoding Formats

For 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.

Streaming

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.

Web Browser

Connect, 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.

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.

Live Streaming

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.

Outputs

Simultaneous HD/SD Output

Produce and record content in HD and SD simultaneously, with configurable output resolutions.

Projector (Display) Output

Supply an output signal from your show to a projector, scaling system or display to present to an in-house or local audience.

Program Out

Produce a multi-camera show and send the primary feed from the main switcher for live output and audience consumption.

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 M/E submix.

Broadcast Output

Supply an output signal from your show for transmission over the air for your audience to view.

Publishing


Social Media Share Panel

Take 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 YouTube� - so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly, even when you dont have a dedicated social media producer on site.

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.

Clip Publishing

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 viewing.

Pre- & Postproduction


Virtual Set Editor

Create the bigger, professional-looking studio youve 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.

SpeedHQ Codec

Convert 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.

Live Text CG

Brand your show the way every major network does�by 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.

Integration


Turnkey Solution

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.

Rackmount Form Factor

Industry-standard 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.

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.

Multi-Tiered Fail-safe

For 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.

Mix-and-Match Video Inputs

Go 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.

Backup and Restore

Run your production operation with a safety net. Easily restore factory defaults, or create a bootable clone of TriCasters system drive on another hard drive inserted into one of the removable drive bays, or connected externally.

Choosing the right TriCaster to fit your production needs is important. Download our guide to help you determine which TriCaster is right for you.

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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