NewTek TriCaster 8000

NewTek TriCaster 8000

NewTek TriCaster 8000

B&H # NETC8000 MFR # FG-000036-R001
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Product Highlights

  • Web/TV Streaming & Live Productions
  • 24 x Channels / 8 x Camera Inputs
  • Output to 14 Display Destinations
  • Built-In Multitrack ISO Recording
  • Powerful TriCaster 8000 User Interface
  • Customizable Visuals
  • Push Button Live Streaming
  • Limitless Up/Down Scaling
  • 8 x Re-Entrant M/Es
  • 4 RU Rack Height
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NewTek 8000 overview

  • 1Description

The NewTek TriCaster 8000 is an eight-camera input, tightly integrated hardware and software solution for streaming video online and for producing live events. The TriCaster comes with an appropriate control surface and a powerful user interface. Altogether, the package offers built-in multitrack ISO recording with broadcast, projector, and online output options, completely customizable visuals, powerful 3D effects, video playback, graphics, transitions, virtual sets, and more.

Digital and analog outputs are available for streaming to broadcast machines, live projectors, and to video routers. You can also connect to a network via Ethernet and stream videos directly to the web. At the same time, you can store files to very high-capacity internal drives, as well as to additional, optional external drives.

The 8000 is a 4 RU device designed for large-scale, multicamera production in native full-resolution HD.

Production of Any Scale
The versatility of the 24-channel TriCaster 8000 lets you scale up or down to accommodate every program imaginable. Expand coverage with massive multicamera production through external video routers. Add a dedicated audio operator and social media producer. Send eight independent output feeds to 14 destinations for broadcast, stream, or display—even over the network transmission to another TriCaster. For smaller programs, shrink the production down and let one operator handle the show.

TriCaster Software

User Interface
Elegant and intuitive, the TriCaster 8000 user interface provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and social media publishing operations.
Create a view that works for you. Customize the user interface and multiview monitors, populating a variety of layouts with your preferred combination of inputs, outputs, scopes, clocks, or images.
Recordable Macros
Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event and trigger it with a mouse click, keystroke, or control surface action. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.
Social Media Share
Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to network locations. Share clips and stills during live production, or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.
Live Streaming
Launch live streaming video of your show to the web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 8000 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bit rate stream profiles.
The unique view from every angle is up for grabs. Snap photos from one or all cameras, simultaneously. Build a collection of HD still images to post to social media sites, or use during the show.
Capture video from up to eight individual sources simultaneously, with integrated IsoCorder multitrack, multi-format recording technology. Files are recorded at native resolution, and compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system, and media sharing website.
Live Desktop Monitors
Create a custom workspace layout with your choice of virtual monitors. Full field rate displays also include convenient options for additional customization, including safe areas, VU meters, and alpha channel transparency display.
Connect up to eight live cameras or video sources, of any connection type or resolution. TriCaster 8000 also supports direct connection and input control of upstream external video routers, making countless additional cameras and video sources available from the switcher.
Network Sources
Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 8000 also accepts network output signals from NewTek 3Play systems and other TriCaster 8000 systems.
Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
Set up and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.
Program Monitor
View the primary video output signal being broadcast, streamed, projected, and/or recorded.
Load and play back video clips, packages, and motion graphics. TriCaster 8000 offers native support for an extensive range of file formats, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.
Display images, apply titles, or present static graphics. Choose and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.
Frame Buffer
Store any image, title, or graphic as a selectable source, or dedicate the frame buffer channel to a shareable watch folder for updating assets remotely, using any preferred graphic design application.
M/E Buses
Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output to the main switcher any overlay channel, input into another M/E bus, or as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 8000 features eight M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, four layers of overlay, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, real-time motion tracking, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.
M/E Re-Entry
Create sophisticated, layered effects for virtually any application. Every switcher channel is available as a source for an M/E bus, including other M/Es, allowing for incredibly deep and complex effects operations.
Live Virtual Sets
Up the production value of any presentation with a multi-source virtual set, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. The TriCaster 8000 includes 24 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom, and pedestal animations, and support for motion tracking and hotspots.
M/E Effects
Apply titles, graphics, and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus is equipped with four fully configurable overlays, each with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls, and support for TransWarp effects.
Live Production Switcher
Control productions of any scale, in all resolutions up to 1080p. Integrate multiple cameras, video feeds, media sources, graphics, transitions, and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.
TransWarp Effects
Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 8000 electrifies live video, DSKs, and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, complete with embedded audio and 3D warping of video. The integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations, and motion overlays.
Switcher Effects
Apply titles, graphics, and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer and on each of the four, fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects, and transition controls.
Multichannel Audio Mixer
Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus outputs, including audio-follows-video, sub-mix routing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid Artist Series audio control surfaces.
Load video clips, motion graphics, sounds, titles, and stills of virtually any file format for live playback or overlay. Build playlists before or during a show, and save frequently used video and graphics collections as presets.
In the Box
NewTek TriCaster 8000
  • Control Surface
  • Keys to Front Panel
  • Software
  • Keyboard
  • PC Mouse
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    NewTek 8000 specs

    Channels 24-10 External
    6 Internal
    8 M/E buses
    Video Input 8 simultaneous live video sources, configurable as SDI, analog, or router inputs in any combination of HD-SDI, HD component, SD-SDI, SD component, Y/C (BNC), or composite connections and resolutions
    Network Sources 2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
    Media 6 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics, and sounds
    Frame Buffer 9 channels for static graphics or watch folder
    Mix / Effect Buses 8 re-entrant M/Es with independent 3D positioning, scaling, cropping, keying, transitions, and Proc Amp controls
    Macros Record operation sequences and attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, or on-screen hotspots
    DSKs 4 primary DSK channels and 4 layers of overlay per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping, and integrated TransWarp effects
    Effects and Transitions Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

    • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources, and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
    Virtual Sets 24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom, and presets

    Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated, pan, zoom, and pedestal moves
    Hotspots Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input
    Video Output Up to 14 configurable connections and 8 A/V output signals

    • Mix and match output formats, connections, and resolutions
    • HD-SDI, HD component, SD-SDI, SD component, Y/C (BNC), or composite
    • HDMI and VGA for additional displays or projectors
    • Network output for live streaming and/or sending A/V output to network-connected TriCaster
    Recording Multitrack, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology

    Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
    Recording Capacity 1080i: Up to 50 hours
    480i: Up to 300 hours

    Four trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
    Social Media Publishing 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 and custom multi-bit rate 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 and integrated Livestream plug-in
    Audio Inputs 8 x SDI embedded
    8 x AES3/EBU
    8 x 2 XLR, balanced (Mic/Line)
    Phantom power support
    Audio Outputs 3 x SDI embedded
    2 x AES3/EBU
    4 x XLR, balanced
    4 x XLR (AUX), balanced
    1 x Stereo 1/4" for headphones
    Audio Mixing Integrated multichannel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream, and headphones

    • Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output
    • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time base synchronizers
    • Supports companion iPad audio mixing app and Avid Artist Series audio control surfaces
    Supported Formats NTSC:
    1080p 30/24
    1080i 60
    720p 60/30/24
    480i 60
    Playback Media Formats AVI, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, 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, TIFF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)

    NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications
    Export Media Formats Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM, and more

    • Presets for NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more
    • Presets for Mobile Platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and more
    Monitoring Freely configurable for any combination of input sources, program, preview, M/E buses, clocks, or images
    Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
    Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point
    Audio: 4-Ch, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
    Fail-Safe Multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    Rack Height 4 RU rackmount
    Power 550 W redundant, removable power supply
    Dimensions 19 x 7.25 x 21.5" (48.3 x 18.4 x 54.6 cm)
    Weight 42 lb (19 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 100.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 24.0 x 13.0"

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