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Saturday, May 24, 2014

New TriCaster Update(s)

TriCaster Update 2-3-140521 has been released for the TC410, 460, 860 and 8000:

  • Audio follow now correctly follows M/E's.
  • Fixed a fairly rare case where the streaming panel could unintentionally fall behind the main UI.
  • When loading a session and there were multiple folders in the macro panel which contained many macros, the UI could sometimes fail to update the macro panel with some number of macros or folders. This never affected macro operation, and the invisible macros and folders would return upon user interaction with the panel. We've fixed this.
  • ISO monitors for TriCasters TC410, TC460, and TC860 were unable to be set to M/E's. This was unintentional and this functionality has been added.
  • Corrected an issue where the "Prepare for web" checkbox in the social media panel would uncheck if the account config window was opened multiple times in succession.
  • Sending clips and stills to an empty mem presets now correctly updates the preset icon for that mem slot.
  • Grab operations were not correctly sending grabbed stills to all mem presets specified in the "Add to" menu. This is now fixed.
  • We've added extra logging of PTZ commands and responses in order to better troubleshoot and adjust our support of newer and more obscure models of VISCA PTZ cameras.
  • Some minor UI tweaks to improve usability and correct the way certain feature settings are remembered for a session.
  • The M/E preview could display the wrong source after changing delegates in some rare cases. This has been fixed.
  • Corrected a rare issue where it was possible to create a text box of 0 size which would cause LiveText misbehave and even crash.
  • Improved performance of the macro panel when there are a large number of macros and folders defined.
  • Made some minor improvements to the operation of the UI to increase consistency when editing text and values in certain panels.
  • Mouse-over tool tips for clips in the media bins, were in some cases were failing to fade when the mouse no longer hovered over a clip. This has been fixed.
  • Playing a clip that is currently recording could cause what appeared to be a dropped frame once every 10 seconds. This has been fixed!
  • Playing an SD PAL clip that was recorded as QT MOV 4:2:0 would not play correctly the first time it was loaded. This has also been fixed.
  • iVGA PRO - Availability of an iVGA PRO source on the net input is now kept updated correctly.
  • iVGA PRO - (and other sources connected on Net inputs) should now handle reconnecting to the TriCaster much more reliably.
  • Additionally, updates to the TriCaster's Net inputs have been made to improve operation on congested networks resulting in more reliable Net input connection/disconnection.
  •  ASC2 was not correctly supporting 16 bits per-pixel images. We have added support for 16bpp image sequences.
  • LiveText on a TriCaster, was not correctly supporting output @ 480i from the TriCaster HDMI output. This has been fixed.
  • LiveText on a TriCaster, when running for a PAL session, could cause the LiveText interface to respond very slowly. This has also been fixed.
This is on top of the recent Rev 2-3-140505 release:

  • Frame synchronized recording. The new “Sync Frames for NLE” capture option leverages internal switcher capabilities to ensure all recordings share the exact same timing (without the need for additional hardware!).
  •  Add active recordings to DDR and Publish Queue. Clips that are actively being captured, can be freely added to DDR playlists or the Publish queue. There they can be played or exported immediately, even while still recording.
  •  We’ve also added the ability to quickly create a clip from the last 5 seconds of a recording that is in progress, making it easier than ever to capture and replay video.
  • Improved network support. The TriCaster can now access storage devices on the network and shares drives.
  • Updated Media Browser. The media browser has been updated to make session recordings and even the active recordings, easy to find and manage.
  • TimeWarp™ Mark In and Mark Out functions now create clips without stopping the current recording. This allows for clip in and out points to be adjusted even outside the clips original boundaries.
  • Social Media Publish. Clips can now be sent to the publish queue immediately, to be transferred to the configured social media destinations of your choice.
  • Clip icons are now user-selectable – any frame in the clip can be designated as the icon for that clip.
  •  Improved location of session media for cases such as when media drive letters have been changed.
  • Greatly extended TriCaster/3Play integration.
  •  TriCaster can now control many connected devices, such as playback and clip selection on a 3Play, through the use of powerful macros.
  •  Added Vizrt Trio™ support, and new 3rd party extensions. Issue commands to Trio to select and display specific CG pages, perform animations, and more. Create macros that inter-mix TriCaster, Trio, and even 3Play functions.
  • Third-party developers using our SDK can now add their products to the NewTek ecosystem in exciting and powerful ways.
  • GPI support. Added support for the JL Cooper® eBOX GPI system, which can drive up to 2x24 different GPI signals. GPI commands can even be inserted into macros, adding control to attached devices.
  •  Improved rendering engine. TriCaster 8000 has uniquely employed an advanced version of our switcher rendering engine, requiring as much as 4x more processing power, to perform per-pixel, weighted, 64-tap sampling in order to produce extremely high quality downscaling, and better warping for virtual sets. This feature has been significantly optimized, and extended to all product versions.
  •  Blending Modes and Light Effects. The TriCaster now supports standard (Photoshop® style) blending mode effects in any M/E, adding endless possibilities for lighting effects, overlays, and title effects.
  •  The Multiview display has been updated to allow for additional configuration with full support for selecting the sources and overlays that are assigned.
  •  The Multiview display can now be configured to display a fixed graphic element, such as a company or team logo.
  •  We’ve extended output options to all outputs. The secondary output channels now support not only “Follow 1 and 2” and camera inputs, but any of the available primary video sources, with full frame-rate, color space and scale processing on every output.
  • All Pro Line TriCasters** now support four VGA monitors simultaneously with advanced scaling and frame-rate processing providing high resolution and frame-rate. (**Support for this feature on user upgraded TriCaster 455 and 855 machines may be limited.)
You can download the update here. You only need the latest version it contains all the previous patches.

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