Stream Professional Looking Live or On-Demand Video with a NewTek TriCaster System

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As content has increasingly shifted to multiple screens, from TVs to computers to tablets and mobile devices, consumers have grown accustomed to watching video when they want it and how they want it.  Keeping up with that demand requires broadcasters, video bloggers and production companies to produce higher-quality videos that can stream in HD with a signature, branded look. The NewTek TriCaster systems offer video producers the capacity to capture events on a scale that matches their budget, allowing them to record events with up to eight cameras while streaming live video, and then tweak the captured material later in post production.

The TriCaster systems listed here range in capacity from 20 to 50 hours of HD recording, though each system has removable storage for added capacity. These systems are easy to customize and are designed to work within your budget, whether you’re working out of a small blogging space or a massive arena. From virtual sets to 3D visual effects and customized looks, these three systems can provide you with the video-production tools required to connect with your audience, monetize your content, or grow your numbers of fans and followers.

NewTek TriCaster 455: An Affordable Solution

If you’re working on a mobile production, are trying to stay within an indie budget, or just find that four cameras and 14 live production channels would be enough for your job, then the TriCaster 455 might be just what you need. You can use the TriCaster 455 to produce Web and TV streaming HD video while capturing the footage to a built-in ISO recording system. This compact, 2U rack system can fit easily into a production truck or slide right into your existing studio space, instantly providing complete live production capabilities.

The TriCaster 455 also features vector graphics software, 3D visual effects, money and time-saving virtual sets, and built-in live streaming at just the push of a button. This unit is designed to be set up quickly and easily, without taking up a lot of space and without the need for a lot of cabling or complex component configurations. You can also customize the visuals to showcase your brand or to reflect the company identity.

NewTek TriCaster 855:  Higher Capacity for up to 8 Cameras

For a more robust NewTek system, consider the TriCaster 855. With 24 live-production channels and the ability to handle up to eight cameras, the TriCaster 855 can put you well on your way toward producing the highest quality Web and TV streaming video for your production. This 4U rack system records native full-resolution HD video and features a built-in, multi-path ISO recording system that can capture content from up to eight media sources. You can also add additional video, graphics, animation, virtual sets and 3D enhancements with the integrated visual effects system, and take advantage of impressive effects with real-time cloth dynamics, warping video, overlays and sound.

As with the TriCaster 455, the 855 has built-in live streaming available at just the touch of a button, and can be used for live or on-demand streaming to onsite monitors, the Web or mobile devices. The high-capacity media storage makes it easy to record your entire project and then edit it in post, even while streaming live video to your viewers. You’ll also be able to add more customized, signature looks to make your program more compelling, engaging and memorable.

NewTek TriCaster 8000: Stream Live to Social Media

The TriCaster 8000 includes many of the same outstanding features you’ll find in the 855, such as 24 production channels, eight camera inputs, push-button live streaming, customizable visuals and 50 hours of HD recording. The 8000 series also adds higher-end production essentials such as eight re-entrant M/E buses as well as recordable macros, real-time motion tracking and 3D video production support. If you’re streaming your video to any social media sites, you’ll also appreciate the integrated social media publishing feature that helps you get your content online quickly and easily.

This complete live production and social media publishing solution also supports eight channels of ISO recording in up to 1080p and can produce live output of up to 14 different display destinations. Not only can you create stunning 3D visual effects, virtual sets, graphics and transitions that complement your production, but you can also add customized interactive elements and effects that can be triggered by talent, making your content more interactive and engaging for your fans and followers in the social-media audience.

In order to narrow down your needs, take some time to think about the number of cameras you want to use, the best ways to reach your audience, and what it would take to implement your media strategy. No matter which TriCaster system you chose, you’ll be able to deliver more brand-driven, professional-looking content to a wider audience on more screens, in both real time and on demand.

  NewTek TriCaster 455 NewTek TriCaster 855 NewTek TriCaster 8000
Switcher Channels 14 - 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs 24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 virtual inputs 24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses
Video Input 4 simultaneous live video sources in any combo of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections & resolutions 8 simultaneous live video sources in any combo of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections & resolutions 8 simultaneous live video sources in any combo of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections & resolutions
Network Sources 2 live sources via Gigabit connection selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device 2 live sources via Gigabit connection selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device 2 live sources via Gigabit connection selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
Media 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics & sound 6 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics & sound 6 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics & sound
Frame Buffer 5 channels for static graphics or watch folder 9 channels for static graphics or watch folder 9 channels for static graphics or watch folder
Virtual Inputs 4 independent mix/effect-style channels with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling & cropping 8 independent mix/effect-style channels with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling & cropping N/A
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E) N/A N/A 8 re-entrant M/Es with independent 3D positioning, scaling, cropping, keying, transitions & Proc Amp controls
Macros N/A N/A Record operation sequences & attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions or on-screen hotspots
DSKs 2 primary DSK channels & dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input - each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWrap effects 2 primary DSK channels & dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input - each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects 4 primary DSK channels & 4 layers of overlay per M/E bus - each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
Effects & Transitions Integrated TransWrap effects engine on all effects channels that supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio & overlay effects Integrated TransWrap effects engine on all effects channels that supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio & overlay effects Integrated TransWrap effects engine on all effects channels that supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio & overlay effects
Per-Pixel Alpha Blending Yes (between sources) Yes (between sources) Yes (between sources)
Real-Time 3D Warping Yes (video or graphics) Yes (video or graphics) Yes (video or graphics)
Animation Store Creator Yes (for custom animations) Yes (for custom animations) Yes (for custom animations)
Virtual Sets 24 HD live virtual sets with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom & presets 24 HD live virtual sets with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom & presets 24 HD live virtual sets with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections & specular highlights (live pan & zoom of virtual camera & customizable virtual camera presets with animated, pan, zoom & pedestal moves
Hotspots N/A N/A Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per unit
Video Output Up to 4 output connections & 2 independent A/V output signals (mix & match output formats, connection types, resolutions & aspect ratios) Up to 5 output connections & 2 independent A/V output signals (mix & match output formats, connection types, resolutions & aspect ratios) Up to 14 configurable connections & 8 A/V output signals (mix & match output formats, connections & resolutions)
Video Output Types HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite (HDMI, DVI & VGA output for displays or projectors & network output for live streaming) HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite (HDMI, DVI & VGA output for displays or projectors & network output for live streaming) HD-SDI, SD-SDI, SD/HD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite (HDMI & VGA for additional displays or projectors & network output for live streaming and/or sending A/V output to network-connected TriCaster)
Recording Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology (native recording in up to 1080p with timecode) Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology (native recording in up to 1080p with timecode) Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology (native recording in up to 1080p with timecode)
Recording Capacity 20 hours in 1080i or 120 hours in 480i (1 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage & backup) 50 hours in 1080i or 300 hours in 480i (4 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage & backup) 50 hours in 1080i or 300 hours in 480i (4 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage & backup)
Social Media Publishing N/A N/A Integrated application for content upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, FTP or network servers
Live Streaming HD live streaming via Gigabit connection with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles & custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles configured via browser-based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull (Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser & integrated Livestream plug-in) HD live streaming via Gigabit connection with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles & custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles configured via browser-based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull (Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser & integrated Livestream plug-in) HD live streaming via Gigabit connection with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles & custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles configured via browser-based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull (Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser & integrated Livestream plug-in)
Audio Inputs 4 SDI Embedded, 3 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (Mic/Line), 1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line), Analog Audio Levels Conform to SMPTE RP-155, Phantom Power Support 8 SDI Embedded, 8 AES3/EBU, 8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line), Phantom Power Support 8 SDI Embedded, 8 AES3/EBU, 8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line), Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs 2 SDI Embedded, 1 x 2 Balanced XLR, 1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (aux), 1 Stereo 1/4" (phones) 3 SDI Embedded, 2 AES3/EBU, 4 Balanced XLR, 4 Balanced XLR (aux), 1 stereo 1/4" (phones) 3 SDI Embedded, 2 AES3/EBU, 4 Balanced XLR, 4 Balanced XLR (aux), 1 stereo 1/4" (phones)
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal & external audio sources, outputs, stream & headphones Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal & external audio sources, outputs, stream & headphones Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal & external audio sources, outputs, stream & headphones
Equalizer 7-band EQ & full stereo compressor/limiter per input & output 7-band EQ & full stereo compressor/limiter per input & output 7-band EQ & full stereo compressor/limiter per input & output
Audio Time-Base Synchronizers Yes (on digital audio inputs) Yes (on digital audio inputs) Yes (on digital audio inputs)
iPad App Support Supports iPad audio mixing app for touch screen remote control of audio mixer Supports iPad audio mixing app for touch screen remote control of audio mixer Supports iPad audio mixing app for touch screen remote control of audio mixer
Supported Formats (NTSC) 1080(30p), 1080(24p), 1080(60i), 720(60p), 720(30p), 720(24p), 480(60i) 1080(30p), 1080(24p), 1080(60i), 720(60p), 720(30p), 720(24p), 480(60i) 1080(30p), 1080(24p), 1080(60i), 720(60p), 720(30p), 720(24p), 480(60i)
Supported Formats (NTSC-J/PAL) 1080(25p), 1080(50i), 720(50p), 720(25p), 576(25i) 1080(25p), 1080(50i), 720(50p), 720(25p), 576(25i) 1080(25p), 1080(50i), 720(50p), 720(25p), 576(25i)
Playback Media Formats AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV & more (import media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files - including Apple ProRes) AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV & more (import media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files - including Apple ProRes) AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV & more (import media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files - including Apple ProRes)
Export Media Formats Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications & devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM & more Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications & devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM & more Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications & devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM & more
Presets for NLEs Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro & more Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro & more Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro & more
Presets for Mobile Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch & more Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch & more Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch & more
Monitoring Selectable layouts for user interface & multiple preview displays Selectable layouts for user interface & multiple preview displays Freely configurable for any combo of input sources, program, preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
Signal Monitoring Integrated Waveform & Vecorscope full field rate with color preview & support for ITU-R REC 601 & 709 Integrated Waveform & Vecorscope full field rate with color preview & support for ITU-R REC 601 & 709 Integrated Waveform & Vecorscope full field rate with color preview & support for ITU-R REC 601 & 709
Video Processing 4:4:4:4 (32-bit Floating Point) 4:4:4:4 (32-bit Floating Point) 4:4:4:4 (32-bit Floating Point)
Audio Processing 4 channels, 96 kHz (32-bit Floating Point) 4 channels, 96 kHz (32-bit Floating Point) 4 channels, 96 kHz (32-bit Floating Point)
Power Supply 430 W power supply 550 W power supply 550 W power supply
Rack Mount Size 2U 4U 4U
Multi-Tiered Hardware & Software Fail-Safe Yes Yes Yes
Dimensions 19.0 x 3.5 x 22.5" (48.3 x 8.9 x 57.2 cm) 19.0 x 7.25 x 21.5" (48.3 x 18.4 x 54.6 cm) 19.0 x 7.25 x 21.5" (48.3 x 18.4 x 54.6 cm)
Weight 28.0 lb (12.7 kg) 42.0 lb ( 19.0 kg) 42.0 lb ( 19.0 kg)

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hi

We wish to convert our local TV channel to HD and publish it through Web with Live streaming. Can you suggest the Modern equipments for this channel with the company details.
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