NewTek TriCaster® 2 Elite
It's Transformative. It's Setting New Standards. It's Better Than Broadcast.
- Tthe most complete video processing system in the world, affords 8 mix/effects (M/Es) with 4 layers each to ensure unlimited creativity
- Enhanced by strong integration with Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools
- Reducing risk and effort, visual storytelling automation tools with simplified teleprompter-based scripting with Microsoft Word® document files are included.
- Virtual and augmented reality scenes can be rendered in real time from Adobe® Photoshop® files
- Non-standard framerate and aspect ratios such as 9:16 make it easy to deliver engaging content to a plethora of modern media screens
- Frame sync on every input, animated GIF support in buffers, social media publishing, audio mixing and routing, including support for DANTE™ and AES-67
- Tech Specs
The TriCaster 2 Elite is the most complete video production platform available today, and sets a new platinum standard for how much you can achieve with a single system.
Native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production.
4K UHD Workflow
Support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching,streaming, recording, and delivery, including file playback, graphics, and mix effects.
Native support for 1080p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix outputs.
Shape sound to your preference, configuring the tonal range of seven separate frequencies for each audio input and output.
Support for the AES67 networking protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.
Compensate for external synchronization issues between incoming audio and video sources with a configurable audio delay setting for every audio input.
Audio Follow Video (AFV)
Attach an audio source (or sources) to an associated video source (or sources), so that when the video source is selected, the desired audio source is automatically selected to provide supporting sound.
Independently route audio input channels to any and all audio mixer buses to produce customized sound combinations for output and recording
Configure multiple parameters for each audio input and output, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain, to enhance sound and prevent distortion, clipping, and excessive variation.
Dante™ Audio Networking
Integrated support for the Dante networking protocol from Audinate® for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.
Listen to production audio privately, with a discrete stereo output jack and independent volume control for headphones.
Fine-tune sound with independent control for every channel of every audio source.
Media File Audio Level
Save time configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.
Mix-and-Match Audio Connections
Use any combination of supported digital, analog, and network audio devices, including microphones, mixers, and sound systems, to input and output high-quality audio.
Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
Configure and manage audio levels and settings for internal and external sound sources, plus output signals, with a built-in audio mixer and professional-quality audio tools.
Multiviewer Volume Sliders
Optionally manage audio levels from the viewports of the multiviewer, with volume control sliders built into the on-screen VU meters.
Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.
Create a rich, layered sound experience, moving sound from audio source channels between the stereo channels of the audio mix, dividing equally between channels or assigning all or part of the sound to a specific channel.
Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.
Isolate and audition individual audio sources to listen to their post-fader sound separate from all other audio sources.
Communicate behind the scenes with connected listeners via headset with built-in Talk Back function.
Reduce the volume of all other audio sources by 20dB to enable a selected audio source (typically a microphone) to be heard over all other sound.
Support for professional USB audio devices via compatible WDM audio drivers.
Monitor and adjust audio levels using configurable VU meter displays built into the audio mixer and optional VU meter overlays for each multiviewer viewport.
Manage buffer configuration quickly and easily with anicon-based control scheme comprised of individual, interactive buttons for configuration, asset management, title editing, and unloading.
Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.
Optionally customize the thumbnail image for each media file in the DDR and the Media Browser for at-a-glance identification and organization.
Configuration Menu Grouping and Nesting
Access and manage the configurable elements of any input source more efficiently, with tab-based grouping of related functions and the ability to expand or collapse menus as needed.
Define the top, bottom, left, and right margins for a video source independently, cropping unwanted or unnecessary parts from the image.
Assign custom labels to video inputs, media player files, buffers, audio sources, and presets to suit naming conventions and workflow preferences.
Fill + Alpha
Create composite video images, combining one or more pairs of inputs and configuring one video input as the alpha channel for its paired source.
Link source rows together in color-coded groups to synchronize and streamline multi-channel switcher operations.
Intelligent Configuration Panels
Save time during setup with context-sensitive configuration panels that include all applicable controls, automatically store designated settings, and dynamically update while cycling through different input and source types.
Identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time with an integrated layer priority system and full-time, full-motion confidence monitors
Configure and store preferred settings, playlists, control states, and more, with a comprehensive preset system.
NDI Access Manager
Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI video sources on the system and your network to organize and secure your workflow.
Move and size video layers and overlays within the frame to achieve the desired positioning and scale for compositions.
Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, media playlists, transitions and more with the most frequently used setups and content using multiple preset slots.
Proc Amp Controls
Individually adjust color characteristics and levels for each input source, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation.
Customize the appearance of composite layers and overlays with independently configurable X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation settings.
Configure and store the framework and assets for your productions, including the video standard and resolution, input and output configuration, switcher and media player setup, and more.
Session TemplatesSet up and store sessions with user preferences in reusable templates—and jump right into your custom configuration for any production.
Ensure accurate color properties for your video with manual and automatic white balance controls.
Enable media playback to start and stop automatically, and optionally advance to the next item in the playlist when playback of the current item concludes.
COMP Panel Control
Access, assign, and apply COMP presets directly from the configuration panel of any M/E bus.
Take a hands-on approach to operation with companion hardware control panels that map to the user interface.
Turn on-screen areas into interactive macro controls, enabling the live motion of talent or objects to trigger automated operation sequences.
Optionally connect any of thousands of compatible MIDI devices to extend macro control and to integrate video operations with other MIDI-compatible live production elements like sound, lighting, and effects.
Playlist Panel Control
Access the active playlist and control panel for any media player directly from the configuration panel.
Optionally connect a compatible touchscreen display to interact with the user interface and perform live production functions using simple, familiar touch gestures.
Operate with point-and-click simplicity, with a dedicated software user interface and the included USB mouse and keyboard.
Access resources and manage elements of live operation from the browser of any supported device on the same network with a system-specific Web-based interface.
Store frequently used text and images as easily accessible presets to accelerate graphics production and live titling workflows.
Map real-time data from internal and external sources to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates.
Add the DataLink extension to the Google Chrome browser of any networked computer to send text or images from the Web across the network to the system for use in titles and graphics.
DataLink File Watcher
Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.
Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.
Industry-standard SDI input and output connectivity with support for 3G, HD, and SD video formats.
Camera Settings and Control
Manage settings for connected cameras as supported, to include focus, iris, and white balance, plus access and operate PTZ controls for applicable sources, directly from the configuration panel.
Access the discrete device webpage served by any applicable input source (such as the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera) directly from its input configuration panel.
Synchronize the timing with other equipment in production environments using an external reference signal.
Live Call Connect
Increased agility with seamless integration of multiple remote callers from popular video communication applications like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft® Teams, Discord, GoToMeeting and Tencent as unique video inputs.
Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
Connect video cameras or devices of any supported connection type, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio, with per-input configuration.
Mix-and-Match Video Outputs
Configure multiple video outputs for any combination of supported signals and connection types.
Supports input of robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP.
PTZ Camera Control
Operate robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus, and iris, with position presets, speed control, and preview images.
Enjoy the capacity and flexibility to assign a different PTZ camera to any and every external source available on your system, including up to 44 simultaneous on VMC 1, 16 simultaneous on TC1 and 8 simultaneous on TC Mini systems.
Industry-standard rackmount chassis for TriCaster systems and VMC1 integrates into any professional production environment, setup, or workflow.
Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.
Conduct a live Skype® video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with studio-grade Skype TX software integration.
Import, record, and store hours of video, images, graphics, and more for productions using supported storage methods.
Native IP Processing
True IP switching, with native software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output and eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video.
Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across a network with integrated Network Device Interface (NDI) technology.
Record, store, and automate favorite settings, frequent actions, and complex operation sequences, triggering with a single action.
Trigger macros manually with a mouse click, keyboard shortcut, control panel button, MIDI button, GPI trigger, hotspot interaction, or other compatible control method.
Edit the action, timing, and order of steps in a macro sequence, insert and delete steps, and easily modify macro data with cut, copy, and paste commands.
Insert pauses and manual cues to create multi-step macro command sequences that permit accounting for and adjusting to real-time production pacing.
Reduce an entire macro sequence to a single step, configuring a macro trigger to snap to the end result of the associated macro sequence with a specialized speed setting.
State Change Macros
Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.
Maximize screen usage with smart workspaces that automatically adjust the size and layout of multiviewer windows according to your user interface configuration and the available space on connected displays.
Live Output Monitoring
Work with higher-quality video output previews, taking advantage of enhanced signal processing and full field-rate deinterlacing.
Monitor Proc Amps
Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the User Interface, Multiview, and display outputs.
Monitor the multiple video signals from external inputs, internal sources, and outputs simultaneously with viewports built into the user interface display, and optionally extend monitoring to additional dedicated multiviewer displays.
Calibrate video signals with greater precision with the ability to show large waveform and vectorscope displays within the Multiviewer.
NDI Test Patterns
Send and receive reference signals across the network via NDI to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration.
NDI Studio Monitor
View NDI video sources on the system or anywhere on the network from a dedicated window on a compatible computer or device, or designate for display using an array of configuration and control options.
Designate the multiviewer window for a DDR to display the thumbnail frame used for playlist identification, or the first frame of the cued video file.
View the system clock, generate and display local timecode, and set start and end times for video programs, including countdown, to time productions precisely.
Easily identify the sources selected or included in a composition selected on the Preview and Program rows with distinct visual indicators.
Customize each multiviewer viewport individually, including selecting the video signal and applying optional overlays to include checkerboard, safe areas, center cross, hotspots, VU meters, and more.
Obtain real-time feedback from a variety of on-screen visual indicators to easily assess the status of production activities.
Configure the multiviewers to display the desired type, quantity, and arrangement of video signals with a variety of layout presets.
Load multiple video loops, motion graphics, and animations into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and playback.
Load multiple images, graphics, and titles into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and display.
Enable an optional AutoPlay setting to continue playback of video clips even when a custom Out point is set or a DDR is no longer selected on the Program row.
Grab full-resolution still images from programs for real-time export and post-production use.
Store and display photos, images, and full-screen and partial-screen graphics of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.
Live Title Editing
Edit and update title text in real time to create new or revise current titles while a live production is in progress.
Multiviewer Transport Controls
Optionally operate media players directly from the multiviewer, with individual transport controls built into the viewports of applicable sources.
Load and sequence media player items into storyboard-style playlists with simple, drag-and-drop organization, optional Autoplay setting, and multiple presets.
Add custom transitions between playlist items and combine real-time, slow-motion, and fast-motion with per-clip playback speed settings.
Load and play sound files including audio tracks, music beds, and sound effects, individually or in playlist format.
Sports Title Templates
Choose from a variety of live title templates designed to enhance sports productions, including scoreboard graphics with integrated DataLink™ fields for input of real-time scoring and game clock data.Title Export
Open any title template, edit to preference, then export the completed asset as a new file available for immediate production use, sharing, or adding to content libraries.
Apply titles to live video, choosing from hundreds of included templates in a variety of styles and colors, building custom designs, or importing custom CG elements.
Use a simple set of familiar controls to manage playback and playlist functions, including Play, Stop, Previous, and Next.
Trim and Scrub
Change the duration of media player items by adjusting the start and end points, and cue to a specific frame by changing the play position to the desired point in the file.
Store and play back short-form and long-form video clips, motion graphics, and packages of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.
Edit buffer content, including graphics, titles, and images, in real time, and update across the network from a compatible workstation.
Reduce setup time with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.
Automatic Media Retrieval
Save time locating and restoring media for production sessions with automatic media retrieval, even when drive settings have changed on the system or a session backup has been restored.
Backup and Restore
Protect the system against unforeseen hardware and software issues, using a comprehensive system restore function to return the system to factory defaults or creating a bootable clone of the system drive on an external drive for backup.
Protect live productions from error or accidental operation by locking control panel buttons to their current state.
Work with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating signal timing concerns, with an internal frame synchronizer enabled for all sources.
Ensure productions continue through unexpected circumstances with multiple, redundant failsafe mechanisms that monitor and resolve error conditions with minimal disruption.
Notifications Activity Center
Keep close tabs on system activity, including file imports, routine notifications, and error messages, and perform select related functions with a convenient in-session panel.
Easily determine the presence and number of new system notifications with a convenient counter badge for the dashboard icon.
Readily identify the urgency of system notifications and level of action required with a color-coded priority system for the dashboard icon.
Safeguard system availability with redundant, removable power supplies included with 3RU system hardware configurations.
Launch sessions in any of the supported interlaced or progressive scan resolutions and frame rates, including 4K UHD, 3G, HD, and SD selections.
Maintain signal quality from end to end with video and images processed at their native resolution—no up conversion or down conversion required.
Connect external tally lights or similar devices to enable talent and crew to see the video camera or device currently selected on the Program row.
Erase the effects of recent actions, returning to prior switcher states with convenient undo and redo commands.
Utilize USB 3.0 storage media for high-speed file transfer and external capture workflows.
Produce video anywhere in the world, with comprehensive support for all common NTSC and PAL video standards.
Waveform and Vectorscope
Calibrate and monitor video signals for broadcast compliance and viewing quality with built-in waveform and vectorscope displays.
Clean M/E Output
Optionally output a ‘clean’ version of the video mix from any M/E bus for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.
Output the video mix from one or more M/E buses for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.
NDI Mix Output
Supply up to four video mix outputs to the network via NDI, permitting other NDI-enabled devices connected to the network to use the signals for input or delivery.
NDI Source Output
Translate select local video sources to NDI and output to the network for use by other NDI-enabled devices throughout studios, facilities, or pipelines.
Program Clean Output
Output a ‘clean’ version of the primary video mix without graphics and text overlays for simulcasting, archive, or distribution purposes.
Switch live cameras, play back stored media, apply overlays, and more, then output the composite result as the primary video mix.
Simultaneous HD/SD Output
Output video in both standard and high definition simultaneously with configurable output resolutions.
Simultaneous SDI/IP Output
Output video to local and network destinations at the same time, with video mix outputs configurable for simultaneous SDI and IP video delivery.
Output live streaming video from productions to the Web, with configurable audio and video sources.
Pre- & Post-Production
Animation Store Creator
Generate custom, full-color transitions and animated effects with alpha channel and embedded audio from logos and graphics using the included Animation Store Creator application.
Create custom title templates and graphics for productions using the built-in character generator application, LiveText.
Virtual Set Editor
Purchase and install this optional software to customize live virtual set templates, import virtual studios created using a choice of design applications, or transform panoramic images into 360-degree virtual environments.
Price: Upon Request
|Video Input||32 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)|
|Network Video Input||32 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill|
|SDI Video Input||8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates
|PTZ||Support for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system|
|Conference Calling||Support for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype™, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, GoToMeeting™, Discord™, and Tencent™ software integration using the Live Call Connect feature,|
|Video Output||Configurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI|
|Network Video Output||48 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)
|SDI Video Output||8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:
|Stream Output||2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.|
|Multiviewer Output||4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts
|Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)||8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
|DSK Channels||4 x DSK channels|
|Media||5 x media players
15 x media buffers
|Keyers||Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
|COMPs||Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences
|Virtual Sets||Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included|
|DataLink||Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more|
|Macros||Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences
|Recording||32 x total video recording channels
|Storage||4TB Media Storage (4 x 1 TB SSD in RAID 0)
|Grab||Grab full resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs|
|Export||Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding|
|Local Audio Input||
|Local Audio Output||
|Supported Media File Formats||Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including
|Monitoring||Support for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD.|
|Signal Monitoring||Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709|
|Throughput Latency||~1.0-1.5 frames|
|Tally||Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard|
|Genlock||Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals|
|GPI||Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface|
|MIDI||Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control|
|System Drive||250GB SSD|
Price: Upon Request
System Physical3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
- 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
- 34 lbs (15 kg)