TriCaster 2 Elite
Vizrt

TriCaster® 2 Elite

The most complete video production platform available today, and sets a new platinum standard for how much you can achieve with a single system.
Product Highlights
  • Tthe most complete video processing system in the world, affords 8 mix/effects (M/Es) with 4 layers each to ensure unlimited creativity
  • Enhanced by strong integration with Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools
  • Reducing risk and effort, visual storytelling automation tools with simplified teleprompter-based scripting with Microsoft Word® document files are included.
  • Virtual and augmented reality scenes can be rendered in real time from Adobe® Photoshop® files
  • Non-standard framerate and aspect ratios such as 9:16 make it easy to deliver engaging content to a plethora of modern media screens
  • Frame sync on every input, animated GIF support in buffers, social media publishing, audio mixing and routing, including support for DANTE™ and AES-67

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

Video

4K UHD
Native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production.

4K UHD Workflow
Support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching,streaming, recording, and delivery, including file playback, graphics, and mix effects.

3G
Native support for 1080p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix outputs.

Digital Media Aspect Ratios & Frame Rates
Use non–standard video aspect ratios, like 9:16 and square video, for no–compromise production, along with non–standard video frame rates and resolutions for delivery to digital screens.

Audio

7-Band Equalizer
Shape sound to your preference, configuring the tonal range of seven separate frequencies for each audio input and output.

AES67
Support for the AES67 networking protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.

Audio Delay
Compensate for external synchronization issues between incoming audio and video sources with a configurable audio delay setting for every audio input.

Audio Follow Video (AFV)
Attach an audio source (or sources) to an associated video source (or sources), so that when the video source is selected, the desired audio source is automatically selected to provide supporting sound.

Audio Routing
Independently route audio input channels to any and all audio mixer buses to produce customized sound combinations for output and recording.

Compressor/Limiter
Configure multiple parameters for each audio input and output, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain, to enhance sound and prevent distortion, clipping, and excessive variation.

Dante™ Audio Networking
Integrated support for the Dante networking protocol from Audinate® for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.

Headphones
Listen to production audio privately, with a discrete stereo output jack and independent volume control for headphones.

Level Control
Fine-tune sound with independent control for every channel of every audio source.

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

Mix-and-Match Audio Connections
Use any combination of supported digital, analog, and network audio devices, including microphones, mixers, and sound systems, to input and output high-quality audio.

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
Configure and manage audio levels and settings for internal and external sound sources, plus output signals, with a built-in audio mixer and professional-quality audio tools.

Multiviewer Volume Sliders
Optionally manage audio levels from the viewports of the multiviewer, with volume control sliders built into the on-screen VU meters.

Neural Voice Isolation
A powerful tool that cleans audio at the touch of a button. Using AI, TriCaster can cancel or reduce background noise and automatically detect voices; maintaining all-important production quality.

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

Pan
Create a rich, layered sound experience, moving sound from audio source channels between the stereo channels of the audio mix, dividing equally between channels or assigning all or part of the sound to a specific channel.

Recording Source
Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.

Solo
Isolate and audition individual audio sources to listen to their post-fader sound separate from all other audio sources.

Talk Back
Communicate behind the scenes with connected listeners via headset with built-in Talk Back function.

Talk Over
Reduce the volume of all other audio sources by 20dB to enable a selected audio source (typically a microphone) to be heard over all other sound.

USB
Support for professional USB audio devices via compatible WDM audio drivers.

VU Metering
Monitor and adjust audio levels using configurable VU meter displays built into the audio mixer and optional VU meter overlays for each multiviewer viewport.

Configuration

Buffer
Manage buffer configuration quickly and easily with anicon-based control scheme comprised of individual, interactive buttons for configuration, asset management, title editing, and unloading.

Auto Color
Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.

Clip Thumbnails
Optionally customize the thumbnail image for each media file in the DDR and the Media Browser for at-a-glance identification and organization.

Configuration Menu Grouping and Nesting
Access and manage the configurable elements of any input source more efficiently, with tab-based grouping of related functions and the ability to expand or collapse menus as needed.

Crop Edges
Define the top, bottom, left, and right margins for a video source independently, cropping unwanted or unnecessary parts from the image

Custom Labeling
Assign custom labels to video inputs, media player files, buffers, audio sources, and presets to suit naming conventions and workflow preferences.

Fill + Alpha
Create composite video images, combining one or more pairs of inputs and configuring one video input as the alpha channel for its paired source.

Input Grouping
Link source rows together in color-coded groups to synchronize and streamline multi-channel switcher operations.

Intelligent Configuration Panels
Save time during setup with context-sensitive configuration panels that include all applicable controls, automatically store designated settings, and dynamically update while cycling through different input and source types.

Layer Management
Identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time with an integrated layer priority system and full-time, full-motion confidence monitors

MEMs
Configure and store preferred settings, playlists, control states, and more, with a comprehensive preset system.

NDI® Access Manager
Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI video sources on the system and your network to organize and secure your workflow.

Positioner
Move and size video layers and overlays within the frame to achieve the desired positioning and scale for compositions.

Presets
Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, media playlists, transitions and more with the most frequently used setups and content using multiple preset slots.

Proc Amp Controls
Individually adjust color characteristics and levels for each input source, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation.

Rotation
Customize the appearance of composite layers and overlays with independently configurable X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation settings.

Sessions
Configure and store the framework and assets for your productions, including the video standard and resolution, input and output configuration, switcher and media player setup, and more.

Session Templates
Set up and store sessions with user preferences in reusable templates—and jump right into your custom configuration for any production.

White Balance
Ensure accurate color properties for your video with manual and automatic white balance controls.

Control

Autoplay
Enable media playback to start and stop automatically, and optionally advance to the next item in the playlist when playback of the current item concludes.

COMP Panel Control
Access, assign, and apply COMP presets directly from the configuration panel of any M/E bus.

Control Panels
Take a hands-on approach to operation with companion hardware control panels that map to the user interface.

Customized Workspace
Simplify complex productions by bringing the LivePanel™ Builder into the TriCaster. Create bespoke user interfaces and customize each preset within the User Interface; making your distributed workflows simpler more cohesive and never compromising on quality.

Hotspots
Turn on-screen areas into interactive macro controls, enabling the live motion of talent or objects to trigger automated operation sequences.

LivePanel™
LivePanel includes production–ready control panels for remote video mixing, media playback, audio mixing, and macro automation. Create your own software-based control panels and operate your Vizrt live production system from any compatible desktop or mobile device–anywhere on the network.

MIDI
Optionally connect any of thousands of compatible MIDI devices to extend macro control and to integrate video operations with other MIDI-compatible live production elements like sound, lighting, and effects.

NDI-KVM
Access the user interface of your Vizrt live production system and take control from anywhere on your network. With NDI® KVM, your workspace is simultaneously output as an interactive NDI® video source through NDI Studio Monitor.

Playlist Panel Control
Access the active playlist and control panel for any media player directly from the configuration panel.

Touchscreen Support
Optionally connect a compatible touchscreen display to interact with the user interface and perform live production functions using simple, familiar touch gestures.

User Interface
Operate with point-and-click simplicity, with a dedicated software user interface and the included USB mouse and keyboard.

Web Interface
Access resources and manage elements of live operation from the browser of any supported device on the same network with a system-specific Web-based interface.

Data

Data Presets
Store frequently used text and images as easily accessible presets to accelerate graphics production and live titling workflows.

DataLink™
Map real-time data from internal and external sources to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates.

DataLink Extension
Add the DataLink extension to the Google Chrome browser of any networked computer to send text or images from the Web across the network to the system for use in titles and graphics.

DataLink File Watcher
Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.

Metadata
Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.

Integration

3G/HD/SD-SDI
Industry-standard SDI input and output connectivity with support for 3G, HD, and SD video formats.

Camera Settings and Control
Manage settings for connected cameras as supported, to include focus, iris, and white balance, plus access and operate PTZ controls for applicable sources, directly from the configuration panel.

Device Webpage
Access the discrete device webpage served by any applicable input source (such as the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera) directly from its input configuration panel.

Genlock
Synchronize the timing with other equipment in production environments using an external reference signal.

Live Call Connect
Increased agility with seamless integration of multiple remote callers from popular video communication applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and FaceTime, Zoom, Skype TX, Microsoft® Teams, Discord, Slack and Tencent as unique video inputs.

Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
Connect video cameras or devices of any supported connection type, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio, with per-input configuration.

Mix-and-Match Video Outputs
Configure multiple video outputs for any combination of supported signals and connection types.

NDI Genlock
NDI Genlock allows users to match outputs to a common sync pulse telling it exactly when to send a frame of video.

PTZ
Supports input of robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP

PTZ Camera Control
Operate robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus, and iris, with position presets, speed control, and preview images.

PTZ Capacity
Enjoy the capacity and flexibility to assign a different PTZ camera to any and every external source available on your system.

Rackmount Chassis
Industry-standard rackmount chassis for TriCaster systems integrates into any professional production environment, setup, or workflow.

Router Support
Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.

Selectable Audio & Video Return
Now enables operators to view an audio return like any other output allowing greater flexibility.

Skype TX
Conduct a live Skype® video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with studio-grade Skype TX software integration.

Storage
Import, record, and store hours of video, images, graphics, and more for productions using supported storage methods.

IP

Native IP Processing
True IP switching, with native software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output and eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video.

NDI®
Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across a network with integrated NDI technology.

Macro Automation

Macro Automation
Record, store, and automate favorite settings, frequent actions, and complex operation sequences, triggering with a single action.

Macro Triggers
Trigger macros manually with a mouse click, keyboard shortcut, control panel button, MIDI button, GPI trigger, hotspot interaction, or other compatible control method.

Macro Editor
Edit the action, timing, and order of steps in a macro sequence, insert and delete steps, and easily modify macro data with cut, copy, and paste commands.

Multi-Step Macros
Insert pauses and manual cues to create multi-step macro command sequences that permit accounting for and adjusting to real-time production pacing.

Nested Macros
A dynamic and powerful tool that allows operators easily nest macros to deliver complex productions more easily.

Snapshot
Reduce an entire macro sequence to a single step, configuring a macro trigger to snap to the end result of the associated macro sequence with a specialized speed setting.

State Change Macros
Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.

Monitoring

Adaptive Monitoring
Maximize screen usage with smart workspaces that automatically adjust the size and layout of multiviewer windows according to your user interface configuration and the available space on connected displays.

Live Output Monitoring
Work with higher-quality video output previews, taking advantage of enhanced signal processing and full field-rate deinterlacing.

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

Multiviewers
Monitor the multiple video signals from external inputs, internal sources, and outputs simultaneously with viewports built into the user interface display, and optionally extend monitoring to additional dedicated multiviewer displays.

Multiview Scopes
Calibrate video signals with greater precision with the ability to show large waveform and vectorscope displays within the Multiviewer.

NDI Test Patterns
Send and receive reference signals across the network via NDI to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration.

Player Monitoring
Designate the multiviewer window for a DDR to display the thumbnail frame used for playlist identification, or the first frame of the cued video file.

Production Clocks
View the system clock, generate and display local timecode, and set start and end times for video programs, including countdown, to time productions precisely.

Quality Monitoring
Operators will now be able to see the resolution / frame rate of every video source coming into their TriCaster to ensure they can always be confident of the quality of their sources

Tally Indicators
Easily identify the sources selected or included in a composition selected on the Preview and Program rows with distinct visual indicators.

Viewport Configuration
Customize each multiviewer viewport individually, including selecting the video signal and applying optional overlays to include checkerboard, safe areas, center cross, hotspots, VU meters, and more.

Visual Indicators
Obtain real-time feedback from a variety of on-screen visual indicators to easily assess the status of production activities.

Workspaces
Configure the multiviewers to display the desired type, quantity, and arrangement of video signals with a variety of layout presets.

Multimedia

Animation Buffers
Load multiple video loops, motion graphics, and animations into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and playback.

Buffers
Load multiple images, graphics, and titles into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and display.

Extend Play
Enable an optional AutoPlay setting to continue playback of video clips even when a custom Out point is set or a DDR is no longer selected on the Program row.

Grab
Grab full-resolution still images from programs for real-time export and post-production use.

Graphics
Store and display photos, images, and full-screen and partial-screen graphics of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.

Live Title Editing
Edit and update title text in real time to create new or revise current titles while a live production is in progress.

Multiviewer Transport Controls
Optionally operate media players directly from the multiviewer, with individual transport controls built into the viewports of applicable sources.

Playlists
Load and sequence media player items into storyboard-style playlists with simple, drag-and-drop organization, optional Autoplay setting, and multiple presets.

Playlist Effects
Add custom transitions between playlist items and combine real-time, slow-motion, and fast-motion with per-clip playback speed settings.

Sounds
Load and play sound files including audio tracks, music beds, and sound effects, individually or in playlist format.

Sports Title Templates
Choose from a variety of live title templates designed to enhance sports productions, including scoreboard graphics with integrated DataLink™ fields for input of real-time scoring and game clock data.

Title Export
Open any title template, edit to preference, then export the completed asset as a new file available for immediate production use, sharing, or adding to content libraries.

Titles
Apply titles to live video, choosing from hundreds of included templates in a variety of styles and colors, building custom designs, or importing custom CG elements.

Transport Controls
Use a simple set of familiar controls to manage playback and playlist functions, including Play, Stop, Previous, and Next.

Trim and Scrub
Change the duration of media player items by adjusting the start and end points, and cue to a specific frame by changing the play position to the desired point in the file.

Video Servers
Store and play back short-form and long-form video clips, motion graphics, and packages of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.

Watch Folders
Edit buffer content, including graphics, titles, and images, in real time, and update across the network from a compatible workstation.

Operation

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

Automatic Media Retrieval
Save time locating and restoring media for production sessions with automatic media retrieval, even when drive settings have changed on the system or a session backup has been restored.

Backup and Restore
Protect the system against unforeseen hardware and software issues, using a comprehensive system restore function to return the system to factory defaults or creating a bootable clone of the system drive on an external drive for backup.

Frame Sync
Work with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating signal timing concerns, with an internal frame synchronizer enabled for all sources.

Multi-Tiered Failsafe
Ensure productions continue through unexpected circumstances with multiple, redundant failsafe mechanisms that monitor and resolve error conditions with minimal disruption.

Notifications Activity Center
Keep close tabs on system activity, including file imports, routine notifications, and error messages, and perform select related functions with a convenient in-session panel.

Notifications Counter
Easily determine the presence and number of new system notifications with a convenient counter badge for the dashboard icon.

Notifications Priority
Readily identify the urgency of system notifications and level of action required with a color-coded priority system for the dashboard icon.

Redundant Power
Safeguard system availability with redundant, removable power supplies included with 3RU system hardware configurations.

Resolutions
Launch sessions in any of the supported interlaced or progressive scan resolutions and frame rates, including 4K UHD, 3G, HD, and SD selections.

Signal Processing
Maintain signal quality from end to end with video and images processed at their native resolution—no up conversion or down conversion required.

Tally Connector
Connect external tally lights or similar devices to enable talent and crew to see the video camera or device currently selected on the Program row.

Undo/Redo
Erase the effects of recent actions, returning to prior switcher states with convenient undo and redo commands.

USB 3.0
Utilize USB 3.0 storage media for high-speed file transfer and external capture workflows.

Video Standards
Produce video anywhere in the world, with comprehensive support for all common NTSC and PAL video standards.

Waveform and Vectorscope
Calibrate and monitor video signals for broadcast compliance and viewing quality with built-in waveform and vectorscope displays.

Outputs

Clean M/E Output
Optionally output a ‘clean’ version of the video mix from any M/E bus for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.

M/E Output
Output the video mix from one or more M/E buses for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.

NDI Mix Output
Supply up to four video mix outputs to the network via NDI, permitting other NDI-enabled devices connected to the network to use the signals for input or delivery.

NDI Source Output
Translate select local video sources to NDI and output to the network for use by other NDI-enabled devices throughout studios, facilities, or pipelines.

Program Clean Output
Output a ‘clean’ version of the primary video mix without graphics and text overlays for simulcasting, archive, or distribution purposes.

Program Output
Switch live cameras, play back stored media, apply overlays, and more, then output the composite result as the primary video mix.

Simultaneous HD/SD Output
Output video in both standard and high definition simultaneously with configurable output resolutions.

Simultaneous SDI/IP Output
Output video to local and network destinations at the same time, with video mix outputs configurable for simultaneous SDI and IP video delivery.

Stream Output
Output live streaming video from productions to the Web, with configurable audio and video sources.

Pre- & Post-Production

Animation Store Creator
Generate custom, full-color transitions and animated effects with alpha channel and embedded audio from logos and graphics using the included Animation Store Creator application.

Live Story Creator
Simply build a script in Microsoft Word® with triggers for actions, and once loaded into your NewTek live production system the show is easily executed

Virtual Set Editor
Purchase and install this optional software to customize live virtual set templates, import virtual studios created using a choice of design applications, or transform panoramic images into 360-degree virtual environments.

Publishing

Auto Queue
Optionally enable media designated for sharing to be uploaded and exported to publishing destinations automatically.

File Export
Live export media from your production for local or remote collaboration, delivering to FTP sites, or copying to local or external storage locations, including network servers.

Multi-Account Publishing
Reach more friends, fans, and followers with no extra effort required, publishing media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously.

Social Media Export
Login and publish media to popular social media accounts directly from the system, including Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.

Trim
Set new in and out points for video clips that are planned to be shared to change the duration or edit for content.

Recording

Add To Playlist
Enable instant, in-show turnaround of captured content, optionally adding recorded clips to DDR playlists for immediate playback.

Export Active Recordings
Designate active recordings for upload and export to social media, FTP, or storage locations.

External Recorders
Optionally capture up to 8 external NDI® sources over the network to local storage media as H.264 media files.

H.264 Recording
Optionally enable H.264 recording for distribution purposes, with multiple selectable profiles.

M/E Record
Optionally designate one or more M/E buses as capture sources to record specialized sub-mixes or alternate cuts of video programs.

MP3 Audio Recording
Optionally capture an audio-only recording of any selectable input or output with an independently configurable MP3 audio recorder.

Multi-Channel ISO Recording
Record multiple channels of video to internal, external, or shared storage simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder technology.

Program Record
Record entire programs to full-resolution video files for upload, archive, or distribution.

QuickTime® Recording
Full-resolution ISO recording to high-quality, multi-platform, application-friendly QuickTime file format, with timecode, for archival use.

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

Source Record
Optionally designate one or more individual video sources for capture to acquire raw footage from productions.

Time-Shifting
Delay the broadcast of live productions or video feeds by adding active recordings to the DDR for playback at a later time.

Unlimited NDI® Recording
Record from an almost unlimited number of NDI sources to disk without additional data compression. Media is converted directly into files, stored and stamped with computer time so that everything is synchronized.

Replay

Fast Action
Insert instant replays from up to 8 NDI or SDI input recordings with a single click instantly; or cue to play on demand instead. Replays include custom in/out transitions and speed control.

Replay
Capture and replay highlights with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection, and auto-playback action.

Replay Shortcuts
Create basic highlight clips for instant playback and publishing with shortcut commands.

Replay Controller
Add dedicated, single-channel capture, clip marking, and playback control with an optional TimeWarp™ replay controller.

Streaming

Live Streaming & Publishing
Configure and launch live streaming video to the Web with built-in streaming encoders supporting a choice of connection types, resolutions, and streaming providers, including multiple preset options and custom profile settings. TriCaster 2 Elite now supports encoding of 3 channels in anything from HD to UHD simultaneously – all other models offer two channels.

SRT Streaming
SRT provides low latency, secure end-to-end transmission for reliable transmission over WAN; ideal for congested networks to help combat video stream jitters and packet loss.

Stream File Archive
Automatically and independently capture live streams as a Web-ready video file for archive or upload for on-demand viewing.

Streaming Presets
Use any of a number of default streaming provider presets, including Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Twitch, Ustream, YouTube™ Live, and more, or configure custom connections and designate as presets.

Web Browser
Connect, test, preview, and monitor your live video streams using the integrated Web Browser.

Switching

Auto Labeling
Maintain visual confirmation of active live inputs with the option to permit switcher buttons to be automatically labeled for their corresponding NDI® sources.

Express Mode
Collapse the default panes of the user interface in favor of single-stripe switcher, expanded multiviewer, and streamlined workflow supporting automatic transitions, intuitive DSK delegation and application, and enhanced touchscreen operation.

External Input Configuration
Independently configure each external input on the switcher for any connected camera, hardware video source, or IP video source.

Mix/Effects Buses
Switch video sub-mixes, create multi-source compositions, produce sophisticated video effects, and configure live virtual sets for delivery to the production switcher or directly to output with multiple mix/effects (M/E) buses.

Mix/Effects Re-Entry
Cascade mix effects and produce incredible layered compositions with every M/E bus including all other M/E buses as available sources.

Overlays
Apply titles, graphics, animations, and picture-in-picture video to video programs, layering elements over live cameras and other video sources with downstream key (DSK) and upstream key (KEY) channels.

Production Switcher
Mix multiple live cameras and video feeds with stored media, including video clips, still images, graphics, and animations; plus video over IP, layered compositions, and live virtual sets.

Program/Preview Workflow
Sequence and switch between camera angles and other video sources using a choice of transitions, and set up and see the composition of the next shot before you take it live to air.

PREVIZ
Configure and preview settings for the switcher or M/Es with sandbox-style control on a discrete bus, then take live or apply across multiple buses with copy-and-paste simplicity.

Source Switching
Optionally select and switch between live sources by clicking or tapping on the viewport of the desired source in the multiviewer, rather than pressing switcher buttons.

Switcher Banks
Access and mix with all sources from the switcher, including every external input and buffer, with two tabbed button banks and 16 MEM slot presets.

Total Solution

Compatible Vizrt Products
Add to existing workflows or create an entirely new one, building around Vizrt live production with a range of seamlessly compatible, software-driven production solutions.

Professional Services
Leverage Vizrt’s expertise in video production technology and workflows to support installations, workflow designs, systems engineering, and automation programming, as well as production development, project coordination, on-site training and assistance, and more.

ProTek™
Obtain premium coverage for all areas of equipment needs, including expert assistance, product replacement, top-priority 24/7 access, and rapid response. Available only in the continental US with restrictions.

Support
Receive assistance from an experienced, highly trained team of specialists via phone support, email, and live chat, or utilize online FAQs and knowledge bases for product education and troubleshooting.

Updates, Upgrades, & Trade-Ins
Download and install the latest system updates at no charge, add new or upgrade current capabilities with optional add-ons and premium software, and receive credit towards a new model when trading in existing hardware.

Video Training
Learn about basic and advanced operation with online training videos, including useful tips, tricks, and more that can make production easier and more efficient.

Virtual Sets

Augmented Reality Effects
Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with augmented reality effects that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements, including Parallax setting for enhanced motion.

Holographic Live Virtual Sets
Create a custom live virtual set from any real-world location, converting panoramic images from a smartphone, DSLR, or point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual environment with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.

Live Virtual Sets
Transform any location into a simulated studio environment, choosing from a variety of included live virtual sets, purchasing ready-made premium sets, or creating and importing custom set designs with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.

LiveSet™ Technology
Composite live video sources into sophisticated virtual environments with multiple set locations and camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, and optional animated lens flares.

Virtual Cameras
Simulate the effect of having camera operators within live virtual sets, with manual and animated virtual camera control and configurable shot presets.

Visual

Alpha Channel
Utilize sources with embedded alpha channel transparency for compositing or overlay, or key video and images in real time using integrated LiveMatte technology.

Alpha Channel Outputs
Perfect for remote workflows, operators can now send Alpha Channel through one of the MIX outs. Bringing post production closer to live, users can use the keying on TriCaster to feed graphics or real time 3D creation tools

Animated Transitions
Select from a variety of included animation store transitions or create custom transition effects, embedding branding, logos, and other visuals into full-color animated overlays with sound effects.

Border Effects
Create and customize on-screen elements by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Box Effects
Use a variety of included box effects to creatively frame two or more video sources sharing the screen simultaneously.

Edge Feathering
Optionally soften the edges of visuals to present a more gradual transition between video layers.

Full-Motion Composition Engine
Create and store sophisticated compositions and DVE-style motion sequences, with advanced configuration, positioning, keyframing, and effects.

LiveMatte™ Ultra
Composite multiple video signals, enable green-screen and matte effects, or configure live virtual sets with pristine quality, using the most advanced version of our powerful real-time chromakeying technology to date.

LiveGraphics™
Easily and quickly design spectacular animated titles, motion graphics, and looping effects using popular Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools—then import them directly into your NewTek live production system.

Photoshop Blend
Apply any of the standard Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between M/E layers for sophisticated compositing and creative effects.

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

Rendering Engine
Enjoy pristine picture quality with video processing optimized for image sampling, downscaling, and warping.

Transitions
Apply transitions to video mixes, sub-mixes, and overlays with multiple effects channels and hundreds of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, trajectories, and more.

Warping Effects
Generate animated transitions with sophisticated video effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations.

Workflow

File Format Interoperability
Work with a wide range of stored media file formats natively and interchangeably, including video, images, graphics, and audio, with optional transcoding to optimize real-time performance.

IP Tally
Provide visual indication of on-air status over the network to compatible systems that are sending output over IP to TriCaster.

Live Link
Live Link brings the power of the internet directly into TriCaster – offering the ultimate in production freedom. Users can pull any web page elements into a production without third party applications. From graphics or images to videos from your organization’s internal training platforms.

LTC
Automate external timecode configuration—including 24-hour wraparound—simply by plugging in a compatible LTC timecode source.

Media Browser
Use a familiar browser interface to explore and select media, transitions, effects, and live virtual sets from accessible storage locations.

Media Export
Easily convert and export media files from productions, including batch export, with file format preset and destination configurable per asset.

Media Import
Easily import and optionally transcode media assets, including batch import, with files automatically categorized according to type and assigned to the appropriate locations for production use.

NDI HX Camera Apps
Users can now download and use the NDI TriCaster Camera App for Android and iOS, free of charge; turning any mobile device into a live production camera.

Real-Time Production Engine
Simultaneously perform the combined functions of multiple individual components in a single, all-in-one integrated production platform with high-performance system architecture.

Timecode
Time productions, cue video files, synchronize and log recorded media, and more, using multiple timecode fields and settings.

Ultra-Low Latency
Minimize signal delay in IMAG installations with ultra-low throughput latency, approximately between 1 and 2 frames, further minimized with video sources genlocked and frame sync disabled.

Video Codecs
Download and install codecs at no charge for Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® macOS™ platforms to enhance media file compatibility between your system and third-party software applications.

Video Input 32 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input 32 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input 8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates
  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 29.97, 255
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94
Optionally supports up to 32 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules 2 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
PTZ Support for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Conference Calling Support for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype TX, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, Slack, Discord™, and Tencent™ software integration using the Live Call Connect feature.
Video Output Configurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output 48 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)
  • 8 x video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94) or 2 x UHD video mix outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
  • 8 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of local SDI inputs or 2 x upconverted UHD outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
  • 4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 15 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
  • 3 x Multiviewer outputs (if 3 monitors are connected).
    4K support on 2x Multiviewer outputs while the 3rd outputs in HD
  • 1 x User Interface with dedicated multiviewer
  • 1 x teleprompter output (LiveStory Creator)
  • 8 x selectable IP outputs via internal NDI® matrix router
SDI Video Output 8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:
  • 8 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates
  • 2 x UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Stream Output 2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.
Multiviewer Output 4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 3 x DisplayPort
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E) 8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry
  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4 x KEY layers per bus
  • 9 x memory slots per bus

1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
DSK Channels 4 x DSK channels
Media 5 x media players
  • 4 x DDR
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers
  • 10 x animation buffers with GIF support
  • 5 x graphic buffers
Keyers Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
  • 32 x input keyers
  • 4 x media player keyers
  • 8 x M/E keyers
  • 1 x PREVIZ keyer
  • 15 x buffer keyers
COMPs Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences
  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual Sets Integrated LiveSet technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
DataLink Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more
Macros Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences
  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface
Recording 32 x total video recording channels
  • 8 x configurable M/E channels for HD or 2 x for UHD
  • 8 x physical SDI inputs
  • 4 x DDR’s
  • 2 x streaming encoders
  • Support for growing file playback from DDR’s
  • Instant Replay capability on each input
  • 32 x total configurable inputs
Storage 4TB Media Storage (4 x 1 TB SSD in RAID 0)
  • Quantity varies by format, resolution and file specification
  • Supports recording to external storage via 7 USB 3.2 type A, and 1 USB 3.2 type C, 1 USB 2.0 2(Gen2, Type A)
  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions
Grab Grab full resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
Export Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio
  • 16 channels of audio passthrough
  • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and
  • 4x8x8 audio input routing
Local Audio Input
  • 8 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
  • 3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)
Local Audio Output
  • 8 x SDI Embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
  • 1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
  • 1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Network Audio
  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
  • Integrated support for Dante networking protocol from Audinate
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers
Supported Media File Formats Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including
  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
Monitoring Support for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD.
Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
Processing
  • Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
  • Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency ~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards
  • UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
Genlock Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPI Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive 250GB SSD
NIC
  • 1 x 10 GbE NIC
  • 1 x 1 Gigabit NIC

System Physical
3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
  • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
  • 34 lbs (15 kg)