NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 (Educational Version)

NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 (Educational Version)

NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 (Educational Version)

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  • 1Description

The NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 (Educational Version) is an all-in-one live production switcher, streaming system, and recorder. It streams to the Web, records program out as MPEG2, and features 4 camera inputs and 14 channels to switch between.

The educational version of TriCaster 40 v2 comes with the LiveText2.5EF (Educational Version) application at no additional charge. LiveText 2.5 offers the flexibility to add a dedicated title station to your live production. You can build titles and graphics on any laptop or computer and send them over the network to any TriCaster portable live production system. The application helps enhancing the production with network-style scrolls, crawls, title pages, and lower thirds. The integrated DataLink application can be used to display real-time data with instant updates-scores, times, prices, countdown clocks, and more.

Note: Educational Licensed products are only available to Accredited Educational Institutions and preclude support for creating commercial content

TriCaster 40 v2

Fast Setup & Easy to Use
Just plug in, power on, and you're up and running with your very own show in no time
All-in-One Live Production
Mix cameras, video, graphics, audio, titles, network sources, and custom animated effects. No other hardware required
On-Budget HD
It offers the same formats used in broadcast television, with video connections that let you use HD cameras
Travel-Size
Whether across campus or across town, the portable TriCaster can be easily placed on a tabletop or A/V cart
Web-Ready
Go HD directly to the Web with one-button live streaming
Television-Style Sets and Backgrounds
Turn even the tiniest production space into a lifelike virtual studio with real-time moving backgrounds
Live Desktop Monitors
Allows you to preview internal and external video sources in real time, with built-in audio meters
Network Sources
You can share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices, like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network as TriCaster
DDR (Digital Disk Recorder)
Enables you to load and playback your own stored video clips, video packages, and pre-produced motion graphics in a wide range of media file formats
Graphics
You can add titles, images, and graphics to your show, importing your own original artwork, choosing from a variety of included templates, or building new designs using the included LiveText application
Preview Monitor
The source selected on the Preview row can be viewed, which becomes the video output upon pressing Take for a cut or pressing Auto for a transition
Program Monitor
The source selected on the Program row can be viewed, which is also the video output signal for broadcast, live stream, projector, and/or record
Recording
Allows you to capture your live production as a full resolution video file to show later or save for your archive
Live Streaming
You can launch live streaming video of your show to the Web at the touch of a button. TriCaster 40 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p.
Live Production Switcher
Allows you to switch between 14 video channels, including external video and network sources, internal media sources, and virtual inputs
Transitions
Dynamic effects can be used to change shots and apply graphics. Independent settings for each video layer let you mix and match transitions for the base video and both downstream keys.
TransWarp Effects
It allows you to enhance your show using animated transitions and effects with full-color overlays, embedded audio, and 3D warping of video. Animation Store Creator is also included to build custom transitions and effects.
Virtual Inputs
Lets you setup virtual sets, layer live elements, create picture-in-picture effects, and more, from any available live and stored video sources, and assign the composite effect to a single switcher button
Live Virtual Sets
It enables you to get the look of a network-style studio with built-in virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings. Sets include multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets, and animated zoom control for realistic presentation.
Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
You can enjoy clear, crisp audio with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus stream, and master outputs.

LiveText 2 Application

Network-style production workflow with dedicated HD titles and graphics operation
Integrated DataLink application to display real-time data and instant updates
Real-time clock and date displays embedded in title pages
Remote control over title creation and management
Hundreds of preloaded templates ready for use, including lower third, OSB, and full page graphics
Powerful vector-based drawing tools and extensive text options for designing custom graphics
In the Box
NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 (Educational Version)
  • LiveText 2.5 Software (Educational Version)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Channels 14: 6 external, 4 internal, and 4 virtual inputs
    Video Input 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions

    - Each input includes integrated frame synchronizer
    - Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per input
    - BNC connectivity
    Network Sources 2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
    - Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per input
    Media 3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and 2 x GFX
    - LiveText character generator for custom titles and graphics 
    - Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per source
    Virtual Inputs 4 independent, mix/effect-style channels supporting multi-source compositions, virtual sets, double-box effects and more
    - 3 configurable sources per channel, each with independent positioning, scaling and cropping, including upstream keyer with DVE and transition controls
    Downstream Key 2 downstream keyers, each with independent DVE, transition controls, positioning and scaling
    Video Layers Up to 5 layers on-screen simultaneously
    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
    Video Output A/V output signal through up to 5 output connections
    - 2x Analog BNC configurable for component or Y/C + composite (program and SD-only AUX)
    - Network output for live streaming
    Recording Native recording in resolutions up to 1080p
    -Record source selectable from among Program, Aux, or any individual camera input
    -Encoding format selectable from among QuickTime, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (Speed HQ), and H.264 (high or Web-quality)
    Recording Capacity Accommodates approximately 20 hours 1080i or approximately 120 hours 480i via internal drive in QuickTime format
    - Capacity expandable using external media drives
    Live Streaming HD live streaming via Adobe Flash or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull
    Audio Inputs 1/4" Mono (Mic) RCA
    2 x Stereo L/R (Line)
    Audio Outputs RCA x 2 stereo L/R 1/4" stereo (phones)
    Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, effects, output, stream, and headphones
    Supported Formats NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
    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, and more, with 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 and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM, and more
    Presets for Non-Linear Editors: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and more
    Monitoring DVI, VGA and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview, with selectable layouts
    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: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
    Minimum System Requirements For the Included LiveText 2.5 Software:
    CPU: Models that support the SSE2 instruction set (Intel Core 2 or better)
    Graphics Card: PCI-E recommended with Microsoft DirectX 9 (or better) compatibility
    Monitor: Minimum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
    RAM: 2 GB (4 GB or more recommended)
    Network: Gigabit network recommended for network transmission to TriCaster
    Dimensions 10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5" (26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 cm)
    Weight 19.0 lb (8.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 28.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.0 x 16.0 x 15.5"

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