NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Video Switcher & Small Control Panel Kit

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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 NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU) NewTek Small Control Panel for TriCaster TC1

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  • 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
  • Upgradeable to 16 x SDI Inputs
  • Digital Audio Mixer with 4x4x4 Routing
  • 3 x Multiview Outputs
  • ISO Recording, Dual-Stream Outputs
  • 14 x Switcher Source Buttons
  • 11 x M/E Source Buttons in 1.5 Stripes
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Version: 2RU With Small Control Panel

2RU 2RU With Small Control Panel 3RU with Redundant PSU

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NewTek TC1 overview

  • 1Description

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.

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  • 1Description
  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)
    Inputs 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
    Resolution Support Built-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
    Outputs NDI (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/O 1 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
    Processing Video: Floating point, YCbCr +A, 4:4:4:4
    Audio: Floating point, 96 kHz
    Standards Video: SMPTE 2036, SMPTE 424M (level A), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, ITU-R BT.656
    Audio: SMPTE RP-155
    Latency 1-1.5 frames
    Mix / Effect Buses 4 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
    DSK 4 x DSK channels
    Media 5 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)
    Keyers 16 x Input keyers
    4 x Media player keyers
    4 x M/E keyers
    1 x Previz keyer
    15 x Buffer keyers
    Recording 6 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)
     •  2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
     •  1 x MP3 audio recorder
    PTZ Support 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
    Storage 2 x 3 TB HDD
    System Drive 120 GB SSD
    Power Supply 400 W
    Dimensions 19 x 3.5 x 19.6" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm (with rack ears attached)
    Rackmount: 2 RU
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.2 x 25.3 x 12.7"
  • NewTek Small Control Panel for TriCaster TC1
    Controls Stripes: 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
    Connectivity USB
    Dimensions 23.5 x 2.5 x 11.6" / 59.7 x 6.4 x 29.5 cm
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 21.0 x 12.0"

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