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Monday, April 22, 2019

New TriCaster 410 Plus

The newly announced mid-range TriCaster is positioned pretty much exactly as the original TC410 vs TC460 was. It more or less the same hardware as the TC1 with a slightly condensed feature set. The list of reduced features is pretty short and depending on your needs may make it the perfect TriCaster.

Main Differences vs the TC1:

  • No 4K Support
  • Eight external inputs on switcher vs sixteen
  • Single Skype input vs two
  • Two Down Stream Keys vs four
  • M/Es have two keyers vs four
  • Two SDI Outputs vs four
  • Single 3TB Internal Hard Drive
List Price of the TC410 Plus Ala Carte $9,995
TC410 Plus/TC1SP controller bundle $14,995

Friday, April 19, 2019

NDi Converter Comparison

Monday, April 8, 2019

A couple other things re: NAB announcements

NewTek's press release

A little more info, VMC subscriptions start at $795 per month. Live Story Creator lets you go directly from script to prompter to TriCaster automation in one step. It's included in Premium Access.

Quick Note

Just a quick note after the dealer meeting. Much of it was covered in the Dr. cross interview I previously linked to.

Big improvements in NDI 4. Record any/all NDI streams. Related to this is that that record function will be harnessed by TriCasters for easy instant replay. The replay function may be a premium access feature.

Any NDI streams you record will be synchronized and there will  be an Adobe CC plugin so you can easily do multi-cam edits in Premier.

The new mid range machine will be called the TriCaster 410 Plus. It's sort of a TC1 with only eight inputs rather than 16 and limited to 1080p with no 4k. The price remains under 10k.

If you have Advanced Edition 3 you can get a free one year subscription to Premium Access. If you don't have AE3 and you buy a one year Premium Access subscription you get a free copy of AE3.

NetWork also announced the Spark Plus HD full NDI converter for $495 and the 4k Spark Plus will now be $595.

Another big announcement was that Sony will now be supporting NDI in a new line of PTZ cameras.

 The meeting was light on details and shipping dates so watch this space.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

More Pre-NAB from NewTek - Dr. Cross Interview

Interview with Andrew Cross


  • More on the merger. Building the IP Production Monster.
  • NDI 4.0 - Bigger, better, faster, lower overhead, with synchronization and unlimited recording plus even more, more.
  • Unreal Engine plugin for NDI. Easy E-Sports?
  • IP Series as a scaleable cloud service. All ghost, no machine.
  • New Innovative NDI Converter boxes. So you can get video into your virtualized machine.
  • Super-auto script to teleprompter to switcher automation technology?!
  • Even more stuff after NAB

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

VizRT buys NewTek! - I didn't see that coming...

...and no, it's not an April Fools gag.

RedShark has the best take on this I've seen so far.

The press release is here

VizRT real time motion 3D graphics + NewTek real time everything else. On the face of it the merger looks like a winner to me.

I'll update as necessary. Check back for more info after Sunday's dealer meeting.

Update: In case you have no idea what VizRT does:

Update 2: Links fixed.