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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

NewTek Sports Graphics Paks Ship

At long last the Sports Graphic Paks 1 and 2 are now shipping. Both paks contain five different styles with fourteen different pages each. These include:

  • Lower third ID with text only
  • Lower third ID with text and image
  • Center player ID with image
  • Lower third or center stats with image
  • Left or right border
  • Scoreboards including lower third (large or small), upper third, center and full-page
Here are a few examples:

The NewTek Sports Graphic Paks are $195 each and are available from your local NewTek dealer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lightwave 3D Best 3D Product Acording to MacUser Readers

MacUser readers have awarded LightWave 3D® the 2008 MacUser Award for Best 3D Product. MacUser, the most frequently published Mac magazine in the United Kingdom, surveyed more than 3,500 consumers to determine that LightWave® was among the best Mac products across 15 product categories. All MacUser Award winners are listed at:
"We want to thank the 3D graphics community for choosing LightWave as best among all 3D products on the market," said Jay Roth, president, 3D division, NewTek Inc."Our passion is 3D, and to have those who share our enthusiasm recognize our efforts is beyond rewarding."
"The MacUser Awards have become the United Kingdom Mac industry’s most anticipated awards," said Nik Rawlinson, editor, MacUser. "It means you don’t have to make a buying decision on the trust of one friend – it’s like having the support of 3,500 people, providing Mac users with a list of products they should be coveting."
Responsible for more artists winning Emmy Awards than any other 3D application, NewTek LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with intuitive and powerful modeling and animation tools. The version 9 series represents a major upgrade to this award-winning 3D application with new capabilities including FiberFX, a complete hair and fur solution, a new lighting system and many improvements to animation, rendering and workflow. Known for its fast workflow and ease of use, LightWave also integrates well with other popular production tools for 3D and for compositing, with support for a wide range of formats. Tools and support that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including unlimited render nodes, hard- and soft-body dynamics, hair, fur, cloth simulation and more. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide as a complete 3D production tool for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print and web.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TriCaster Duo

More information here.

My original post was correct the TriCaster Duo is basically a TriCaster minus the built in editor and the DVI projector output.

The price point is pretty aggressive Educational $2995 including curriculum
Commercial $3995


Video Input 3 Y/C
3 Composite (RCA)
Audio Input 2 Unbalanced Mic Inputs (1/8”)
1 Stereo Line In (RCA)
Video Output 1 Y/C
1 Composite (RCA)
Audio Output 1 Unbalanced Line Out (RCA stereo)
1 Stereo Headphone Out
iVGA™ Input 1 Ethernet Network Connection

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Low Cost TriCaster Model Announced - TriCaster Duo

NewTek has announced a new lower cost TriCaster model called the TriCaster Duo. Details are to be available early next week but it's a little smaller than a TC100, leaves out the editor and the projector output and has 1/8" phone jacks for microphone inputs. Other wise it looks to have the features of the base TC-100. The educational version of the Duo also includes a complete video production curriculum.

The commercial version of the TriCaster Duo lists at $3995 and the educational price is an amazing $2995. This is a perfect starter system for schools or for basic multi-camera web streaming.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

NewTek TriCaster™ to Live Stream Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

NewTek announced today that its TriCaster™ portable live production and virtual set system will be used to stream live video from the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp™ performance at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles first established themselves. This is the first multi-camera live stream since a performance by Paul McCartney in 1999 and the first-ever using a portable live production system at the Cavern Club.

Throughout the week-long event, campers will be jamming with rock legends Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Pete Best, the original drummer of the Beatles and many other surprise guests. Camp events will take place at famous rock venues throughout the week, including: John Henry Studios, Abbey Road Studios, the Cavern Club and more. NewTek TriCaster will deliver live streaming from the events throughout the week, check for regular updates. The Cavern Club finale concert will be live streamed to worldwide audiences on Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. CST at and

“This is a great opportunity for us to offer our campers, the ability for their fans, family and friends to see them live out their rock and roll dreams as they unfold,” said David Fishof, founder and chief executive officer, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. “In addition to enhancing the participants’ experiences, we are excited to deliver the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy camp to many more would-be rock stars that may sign on as future campers.”

The stream will be hosted by Chuck Silber, senior vice president, worldwide sales, NewTek, who as a camp participant, will be performing on drums.

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for musicians of all skill levels to take the stage in historic venues and jam with the rock legends that made the music that they grew up with,” said Silber. “With the portability of TriCaster, we are able to offer music fans a glimpse into a vital place in Beatles’ history and at the same time, we can expose campers to a larger, Internet-based audience who will watch them live out their life-long musical aspirations.”

Election Day

As Aragorn said:

Hold your ground! Hold your ground!
Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers,
I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship,
but it is not this day.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down,
but it is not this day!
This day we fight!!

By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!!!

And Patrick Henry:

There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free–if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!

An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength but irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

Now go vote.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

More High Profile TriCaster Users

Cali Lewis at geekbrief goes behind the scenes at Leo LaPorte's TWiTlive. Two cutting edge video streamers discuss the TriCaster.