TriCaster TCXD300 Portable Live HD Production
Includes Free NewTek TimeWarp External Replay Controller ($849.95 Value)Portable Live HD ProductionBroadcastLive StreamProjectRecordMulti-Channel HD SwitchingHD Network-Style Virtual SetsHD TitlingHD Digital Disk RecordingAudio Mixing
B&H # NETCXD300Mfr # XD000190-0101
The NewTek LiveControl LC-11 is an accessory for the TriCaster live switcher products. This keyboard features all the manual control of live switching, positioning and control of the software instead of using a keyboard and mouse. $1995 (est)
Efficient Production (per Newtek webpage)
Your program is broadcast, live streamed, projected and recorded—all at once: Small teams can make big live productions happen, easily. Support for up to three cameras, plus three digital media players for video clips, graphics and titles, and one input for sharing computer screens and displays from wireless iOS devices means you can do it all, even if you’re a team of one. Add in five M/E-style virtual inputs to stage live virtual sets, or create custom picture effects and presets? and your live production is ready for its close-up.
Your client expects a high-performance production on a shoestring budget: Rev up your A/V production to industry-grade HD without breaking the bank. Include SDI video support for an end-to-end digital signal, letting you hit deep into pro territory, no matter what league you’re playing in. Enjoy new standards for production value and audience approval.
Your productions on location often leave you with no room and even less time: TriCaster 300 is built to go wherever your next gig takes you, without the extra baggage. Desktop-friendly and backpack-portable. Flying, driving or hitchhiking?production is a walk in the park. Leave other systems’ complicated cabling and add-ons behind. All you need to decide is what to do with the extra room in your car or carry-on.
Live Streaming Video Simultaneously Recorded
You deliver your program to multiple destinations: You can, when both Web streaming and program recording are built right into your production operation. Maximize online views with support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles, and even access online CDN accounts and view streams in real time with a built-in Web browser. Without missing a beat, record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or saving to disk.
Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds
You’re updating your look and cleaning up your act: Transform your show visually, with a network-style studio setting?without the high cost or heavy construction. Broadcast live from a multi-angle, custom-branded virtual set, and complement your presentation, headline news style, with moving backgrounds and double-box effects.
WTJR engineering comments:
In evaluating the Tri-caster the following should be considered. If you record live to tape or live to air, with live Graphics keyed in real time this unit can do that. It replaces the following items (for us here). “DVCpro playback deck and recorder.” The show open and close are played and program is recorded internal to unit. “Edit controller.” Editing is done internal to unit. “Switcher.” The Tricaster becomes the switcher. “Character Generator” The CG is built in, or can be run at external workstation with “live to text” upgrade.
These items need to be factored in when one examines the price of the Newtek Tricaster.
Tricaster upgrade to rack mount and more pro options and design the 450 now 455 I believe.
Tricaster-450 Product Highlights
(4) Inputs (2) Outputs, HD and/or SD
14-Channel Live Production Switcher Resolutions Up to 1080p30 / 1080i60
HD-SDI, Component, Composite, S-Video In
LiveText 2 CG SpeedEDIT 2 NLE
Software Control or Optional Hardware
20 Virtual Sets
One-Button Recording & Streaming
Record Up to 20 Hours of HD Video
2 RU High (around 13K for this box)