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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Country Music Hall of Fame Chooses NewTek TriCaster

The TriCaster™ portable live production and virtual set system will be used by the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to record and archive many of its programs for on demand viewing at www.countrymusichalloffame.com.

“Our mission is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music, and to educate our audiences, and we strive to be a ‘museum without walls’,” said Kyle Young, museum director. "TriCaster will help us further those efforts, allowing us to deliver our programming on-demand to a worldwide audience.”

“Cultural institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum are always looking for new ways to curate historical information,” said Philip Nelson, senior vice president, strategic development, NewTek Inc. “These archived performances and interviews can deliver the spontaneity and excitement of music in its purest form, underscoring their importance to society.”

The upcoming Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters is the first program that will be recorded, archived and available for on demand viewing. It will feature hit songwriter Matraca Berg, a live performance from Berg and an in-depth interview with the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree.

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record a network-style production that can be archived for on-demand viewing. A single operator or small team can produce and stream a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two DDRs, multi-channel effects and NewTek's proprietary LiveSet™ virtual sets. In addition to being used by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, TriCaster is used by music instrument manufacturers, broadcasters, schools, sports organizations and government agencies and others to


TriCasters at Digital Arts

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

3D Arsenal Sports Content Pack Actually Ships!

Today NewTek announced the release of the 3D Content Pack Volume 1: Sports, a collection of network-style, ready-to-use, customizable animated 3D scenes designed for use with LightWave 3D® and 3D Arsenal™. The NewTek 3D Content Pack, Volume 1: Sports offers nearly 100 dynamic and animated scenes designed for football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey productions.

Each sequence contains:

  • Program opening and bumper animations for each sport
  • Logo treatments for team and player identification with areas to customize with logos and player pictures
  • Program title or team logo animations for segment introductions
  • Fast-paced bumper and transition animations that include placement for an image or video
“3D Content Pack eliminates a majority of the work and time that it takes to create custom network-style motion graphics” said Rex Olson, vice president, content development, NewTek. “Containing almost 100 fully animated 3D scenes, this is a great addition for any 3D Arsenal or LightWave 3D user to effortlessly create high quality 3D sports motion graphics for live TriCaster productions."

List price of $295 and available from Digital Arts of course - call us for price. I'll post some samples as soon as I get them.



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3D Content Pack Volume 1 at Digital Arts