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NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit

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NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit
Key Features
  • TriCaster TC1 16-Channel Video Switcher
  • Small Control Panel for TC1
  • Supports SD to UHD 4K/60 Mixed
  • 16 x NDI and 4 x SDI Inputs
The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit from B&H provides you with an end-to-end IP video production solution supporting UHD 4K switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, social media publishing, and more.
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NewTek TC1 Overview

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit from B&H provides you with an end-to-end IP video production solution supporting UHD 4K switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, social media publishing, and more.

The TC1 is a 2 RU switcher that supports up to 16 simultaneous video sources via SDI and NDI inputs in any mix of resolutions up to UHD at 60 fps. NDI is NewTek's innovative royalty-free IP connectivity standard that lets you seamlessly interact with any other NDI-capable device on the network. The TC1 is also upgradeable with optional modules to support 16 SDI inputs.

The Small Control Panel offers 14 switcher source buttons, 11 M/E source buttons arranged in 1.5 stripes, a T-bar, and a 3-axis joystick. It connects to the TC1 over USB interface and doesn't require a separate power supply.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)

Produce professional live and recorded content in SD, HD, or UHD 4K with the NewTek TriCaster TC1. Its 16 potential video sources can be used simultaneously, regardless of resolution. And with NewTek's Network Device Interface (NDI), many types of video sources can be connected directly via standard network infrastructure. The unit itself contains four SDI inputs and outputs for direct connection of broadcast video and audio sources. HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI can be used for displaying multiview screens. Embedded audio and local XLR or 1/4" balanced audio can be mixed and manipulated using the internal digital audio mixer.

All the performance of the TC1 is available in a compact 2 RU form factor which can be secured with other equipment in a standard equipment rack. Control surfaces, monitors, and NDI video converters can be purchased separately to expand the functionality of the TC1. Whether broadcasting sports, talk shows, concerts, worship services, or anything else, the TriCaster TC1 is a solid center point with which to bring together your broadcast infrastructure.

Quick Features

Native software-driven processing, for increased production power and flexibility.
Comprehensive camera coverage and multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs and four M/E buses.
Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware.
Multichannel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archival.

General Features

UHD 4K Support

Produce programs, performances, events, and live sports in UHD (Ultra High-Definition) 4K resolution with support for native 2160p video at 60 fps. TriCaster TC1 allows you to switch, stream, and record UHD video without compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs.

Built-In Video Servers

No decks needed—just add your files with two built-in video servers for on-demand and automated playback, including auto-advancing playlists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more. With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectable transitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to cue from your stored media.

Multi-Source Video Mixing

With 36 source channels, including 16 external inputs, you can easily create content using any combination of compatible video sources, including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and PTZ cameras, mobile devices, Skype TX video calls, computers, gaming systems, streaming media, video files, graphics, images, animations, and more.

Multichannel Skype

Conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with the TriCaster TC1's direct Skype TX software integration. The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-time interaction with broadcast quality video and balanced audio, allowing you to present production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, and more—regardless of the caller's device.

Recording and Replay

Capture different angles and record multiple channels of full-resolution video to QuickTime or H.264 files. From archiving the master cut for your content library, to ingesting the raw camera footage for post-production, to caching production extras and presentation materials for on-demand—even capturing real-time highlights for instant replay—the TriCaster TC1 easily handles the work of multiple professional decks without the added expense.

Dual-Channel Live Streaming

Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, including user-friendly presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube Live, and more. With two streaming encoders included, you can easily deliver platform-specific content while opening new sponsorship and revenue opportunities.

Social Media Integration

Share real-time updates and on-demand content across your social media accounts, uploading images and video directly to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more—complete with comments and hashtags. Plus, with integrated DataLink, you can add posts and photos from your social networks in on-screen graphics, for a truly interactive experience.

Multiple Control Options

With software-based control, a choice of two separately available companion control panels, and optional web-based interface, the TriCaster TC1 is designed to suit the operator and environment for nearly any production.

Live Sound Experience

Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audio integration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital, analog, and network audio, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, Talk Back communication, and 4x4x4 channel routing to four audio mix outputs.

Macro Automation

Increase efficiency and productivity with a comprehensive macro automation system that allows you to record, store, edit, and automate your favorite settings and custom command sequences. You can even choose to run macros manually from any combination of compatible control interfaces—or set the TriCaster TC1 to perform actions automatically.

Creative Elements

Consider the screen a blank canvas and unleash your inner artist with multi-bus mix effects, zero-latency video re-entry, real-time animated titles, data-driven graphics, custom animated transitions, a full-motion composition engine, and more.

Real-Time Monitoring and Multiviewers

See everything happening during your production with fully adjustable single-screen or multi-screen monitoring. With three customizable multiviewers, configurable windows and workspace layouts, operator confidence monitors, visual indicators, scopes, and more, you can easily personalize the TriCaster TC1 environment to your preference.

Video Tools

Perfect your presentation with configurable color correction tools, 3D object positioning, and smooth-edge cropping. Apply Picture in Picture effects with optional borders. Use key and fill to produce new composite scenes from different foreground and background elements. Even map live video to moving props and set pieces with real-time motion tracking.

Live Chroma Key

With NewTek's powerful LiveMatte technology built into every source channel and M/E, you have 40 fully configurable keyers to create composite scenes from live video, graphics, and virtual sets for reports, presentations, demonstrations, and more.

Built-In Virtual Sets

Save on studio and set expenses without sacrificing production value. With integrated LiveSet technology, the TriCaster TC1 can transport your talent into professionally designed virtual environments, complete with multiple angles, virtual camera movements, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated lens flares, and stunning augmented reality effects. Select from more than 30 included virtual sets, purchase your choice of premium ready-made sets, or create endless custom environments with the separately available optional Virtual Set Editor software.

Other Features

Apple AirPlay

Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay

Video Output

Configurable for up to four independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI

Stream Outputs

Dual resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive


Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time automated data input from internal and external sources, including web pages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII, and more


Record, store, edit, and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences
  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys buttons, or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface

Frame Grab

Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs


Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding

Audio Mixer

Integrated multichannel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, DSPs, and 4x4x4 audio input routing

Network Audio

  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals
  • Integrated support for Dante networking protocol from Audinate (requires separately available Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate)
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers (requires separately available third-party virtual sound card license)

Wide Media File Format Support

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:
  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more


Support for up to three multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports

Signal Analysis

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview, and support for ITU-R Rec. 709

NewTek Small Control Panel for TriCaster TC1

Plug in the NewTek Small Control Panel for TriCaster TC1 and switch your entire production. The surface itself has 14 switcher source buttons and 11 M/E source buttons arranged in 1.5 stripes. More advanced control can be had by using the T-bar and 3-axis joystick. This control panel connects via USB, so no separate power supply is required.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU) Specs

InputsSupports any combination of up to 16 simultaneous inputs of SDI or NDI at up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps.

16 x NDI
1 x Stereo Balanced XLR Line Input
3 x Stereo Balanced TRS Line Input
Resolution SupportBuilt-In SD/HD/3G-SDI:
1080p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
1080i 50/59.94
720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

NDI: Up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps
OutputsNDI (Configurable for 4 mix outputs or 1 UHD 4K output)
4 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI (configurable for 4 mix outputs, or 1 UHD 4K output via quad-link 3G-SDI)
1 x DVI (User Interface with Multiviewer)
1 x HDMI (Multiviewer)
1 x DisplayPort (Multiviewer)
1 x 1/4" TRS, Headphone
Other I/O1 x BNC, Genlock
1 x HD15 GPI, Tally
2 x RJ-45, Gigabit Ethernet
6 x USB 3.0 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x eSATA
1 x PS/2
ProcessingVideo: Floating Point, YCbCr +A, 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
StandardsVideo: SMPTE 2036, SMPTE 424M (level A), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, ITU-R BT.656
Audio: SMPTE RP-155
Latency1-1.5 Frames
Mix / Effect Buses4 x M/E Buses Supporting Video Re-Entry:
 •  1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
 •  4 x Key layers per bus
 •  9 x Memory slots per bus

1 x Previz configuration and preview bus
DSK4 x DSK Channels
Media5 x Media Players:
 •  2 x DDR
 •  2 x GFX
 •  1 x Sound

15 x Media Buffers:
 •  10 x Animation buffers
 •  5 x Graphic buffers

30 x Clip players (available for use as transitions or media, depending on function)
Keyers16 x Input Keyers
4 x Media Player Keyers
4 x M/E Keyers
1 x Previz Keyer
15 x Buffer Keyers
Recording12 x Configurable Channels via IsoCorder Technology:
 •  4 x QuickTime Archival Video Recorders (XDCAM HD Compatible, 4:2:2 Encoding with 24-Bit Audio and Timecode)
 •  8 x H.264 Distribution Video Recorders (Multiple Profiles)
 •  1 x MP3 Audio Recorder
PTZSupport for up to 8 simultaneous pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS-232, RS-422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Storage2 x 3 TB HDD
System Drive120 GB SSD
Power Supply400 W
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 19.6" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm (with rack ears attached)
Rackmount: 2 RU
WeightNot Specified by Manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight40 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.2 x 25.3 x 12.7"

NewTek Small Control Panel for TriCaster TC1 Specs

ControlsStripes: 1.5 x Panel stripes
Source Buttons: 14 x Switcher source buttons, 11 x M/E source buttons
Joystick: 1 x 3-axis multi-mode joystick
T-Bar: 1 x Multi-mode T-bar
Dimensions23.5 x 2.5 x 11.6" / 59.7 x 6.4 x 29.5 cm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 21 x 12"

NewTek TC1 Reviews

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Can this switcher create a picture-in-picture ...

Can this switcher create a picture-in-picture effect from 2 video sources?
Asked by: Jon
Yes, picture in picture will be supported.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-12-08

does it include backgrounds?

does it include backgrounds?
Asked by: Richard
It includes more than 30 virtual sets, but you can also purchase your choice of premium ready-made sets, or create endless custom environments with the separately available optional Virtual Set Editor software.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-05-25

Are there inputs that allow the addition of ...

Are there inputs that allow the addition of subtitles and graphics to the video without additional hardware?
Asked by: Francis
this offers all the standard subtitles and graphics supported by the Newtek Tricaster systems
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-07-07

Is it possible to operate all the switcher ...

Is it possible to operate all the switcher functionality with the software (without having to use the physical control panel)?
Asked by: Jon
For questions regarding the functionality of the NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit, please contact the Studio Sales Team Studio Sales Team at [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2022-01-07

How we can add 4 SDI inputs ?

How we can add 4 SDI inputs ?
Asked by: Raul
unit already features 4sdi inputs as well the other outputs Supports any combination of up to 16 simultaneous inputs of SDI or NDI at up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps. 16 x NDI 4 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI 1 x Stereo Balanced XLR Line Input 3 x Stereo Balanced TRS Line Input
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-10-04
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