NewTek Adds to TriCaster Line
NewTek, part of the Vizrt Group, has added to its TriCaster line of products, starting with the TriCaster 1 Pro—a streamlined live video production system with support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, media publishing, and more.
NewTek has also added new features for the TriCaster 2 Elite. TriCaster 1 Pro, and TriCaster 2 Elite offer integrated flexibility of software and IP networks—opening a world of opportunities with the tightest, NDI-native integration, only available in TriCasters. Both TriCasters also enable LiveGraphics, LivePanel, and Live Story Creator tools as standard offering automation, title, and motion graphics, and bespoke control surfaces.
NewTek says that since its release in July 2020, the TriCaster 2 Elite has been celebrated as setting a new standard for how much can be achieved with a single system. The TriCaster 2 Elite remains the flagship TriCaster offering, and now features both selectable audio and video returns with quality and flexibility, as well as NDI Genlock.
“Today’s producers have to keep up with an insatiable demand for video content while maximizing flexibility,” said Will Waters, NewTek’s head of product management. “TriCaster offers the only complete set of production tools while focusing on efficiency and flexibility only available through combining IP networking and software-defined solutions. The TriCaster 1 Pro is a welcome addition for the storytellers that need robust remote calling but don’t require an extreme quantity of sources and destinations. The update to the TriCaster 2 Elite serves to cement its position as a transformative platform that truly takes video production to another level.”
Dynamic and powerful nested macros capabilities within the TriCaster Pro 1 and TriCaster 2 Elite allow operators to deliver complex productions effortlessly. Operators can send Alpha Channel through one of the MIX outs, bringing post-production closer to live. Users can also use the keying on TriCaster to feed graphics or real-time 3D creation tools. TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite support encoding of three channels.
Both TriCaster models now offer the latest version of Live Call Connect, integrating popular video communication applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype TX, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Slack, and Tencent as video inputs. In addition, producers can turn any mobile device into a live production camera by using the NDI TriCaster Camera App, now available for free on Android and iOS devices.
NewTek TriCaster 1 Pro is available now at $21,995 U.S. MSRP. International pricing may vary.
The NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite update is free and available to download now for all existing TriCaster 2 Elite users. TriCaster 2 Elite is available for purchase and priced at $29,995 U.S. MSRP.