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Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Case for The TriCaster TC1

The new TriCaster TC1 really opens up the possibilities for live production systems. Because of it's closely integrated NDI and full UHD 4k60p capability along with all the other TriCaster features it simply outperform everything else.

The entire burgeoning NDI Industrial Complex is going to work in your favor. There were two trends I saw at NAB--4K and IP video. Well NewTek is fully committed to 4k with it being fully integrated into all their new products and absolutely owns the IP video space. NDI was everywhere. I'd be walking down some random row of booths in the back side of one of the exhibit halls and look up to see video being fed (via NDI) from NewTek's booth elsewhere in a different building.

Even if you are using a non-TriCaster production switcher there's a pretty good chance it will, sooner rather than later, support NDI and slot right into the rest of the NDI ecosystem. Ross, Broadcast Pix, LiveStrem Studio, StreamStar, vMix all ether support or have announced support for NDI.

Need lots of inputs? The TC1 is expandable to 16 external inputs.

Need 4K? No problem it's there already and you get all the TriCaster features your used to, the M/Es, the overlays, the DVEs, the Virtual Sets, and the recording channels. Even while using UHD.

Integrated Skype allows you to bring in up to two Skype callers directly. If you need more NewTek has two different TalkShow models to expand the number of simultaneous callers.

Two channels of (up to) 4k streaming. Send two distinct streams simultaneously to multiple CDNs. This allows you to have different data rates, different branding even entirely different program material being sent.

Need to stream to many users on your internal LAN? The NewTek MediaDS four channel media server is a powerful yet easy to use option. Plug it into the network, fill in a simple configuration page connect up to four video sources (SDI or via NDI) and you can stream programs securely on you own intranet using the industry standard Wowsa Server. No complicated IT setup required.

NDI allows you to distribute the production process across your network. It's easy to bring in cameras from a secondary location, send feeds anywhere, and record or playback from remote locations on the network. And with the announcement of the NewTek NDIHX-PTZ1 native NDI PTZ camera and the Connect Spark NDI converter this has become even easier. Since the TriCaster has both NDI and SDI capability you can have it all.

Basic Instant replay functionality is built into the TriCaster but you can also easily integrate NewTek 3Play Instant Replay Units into the system for expanded capabilities. World class replay for a fraction of the cost of an EVS system.

Are graphics your thing? We've got four down stream keyers, four zero latency re-entrant M/Es (each with four sources and four overlay channels), five media servers, ten animated players, five still buffers and a sophisticated preset system that lets you animate just about any of those sources.

Basic CG is built in but for even more sophisticated images add a third party CG like our favorite NewBlue FX Titler Live Broadcast. For the ultimate get a NewTek NVG1 with Vizrt Viz Trio and Viz Engine for state of the art real-time 3D graphics.

The bottom line is NewTek has yet again set the price-performance bar that everyone else is going to be trying to clear. I think NewTek may actually be a couple of years ahead of the rest of the industry.

Call Digital Arts for more info on the entire NewTek product line or to schedule a live online demo. 1-800-692-6442.

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