NewTek introduce new professional TriCaster series ahead of IBC

NewTek have unveiled three new TriCaster models – the 410, 460, 860 and the 8000 v2 upgrade – featuring all the great graphics, sets and social media integration which previously only featured in the top 8000 model, as well as a load of hot new extras like holographic sets. And they reckon they’ll all be shipping the day before IBC 2013 too!

The new NewTek TriCaster models are packed full of features to make those in live production and outside broadcast drool, with most of the headline-grabbing attention going to the enhanced virtual sets across the entire line, including holographic virtual sets! Yes, as well as new, more lifelike template sets, you can now use TriCaster to create holographic, panoramic live virtual sets based on your own custom images. “One of the most amazing things I’ve seen,” according to our head of media and entertainment.

All the 410, 460, 860 systems – which will replace the 455 and 855 – now offer full mix/effects (M/E) channels, ranging from 4 to 8 based on the specific models,  with each channel providing complete switcher behaviours, transitions, overlays and virtual sets. And you can now even have a bank of up to 15 additional media sources that act as virtual DDRs!

Greater publishing and streaming options

Whereas streaming to social media was once just the preserve of the TriCaster 8000, the whole new line allows you to instantly publish or stream to more destinations, including YouTube and other websites, FTP servers, and integrate with platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Extended outputs and monitoring also allow for simulcast programming and parallel content creation, with enhanced network output to other TriCasters or third-party applications and devices.

Also new across the line is the ability to control remote pan-tilt-zoom cameras, extensive control and automation features including Hot Spots for triggering automated sequences with on-camera gestures, and new options for sound configuration and delivery.

Here’s how the new TriCaster line (and all-important pricing) breaks down:

TriCaster 410. This streamlined, compact system is ideal for anyone producing small to medium-sized live shows or webcasts, featuring as it does a full 4 M/E production switcher, HD-SDI-only connectivity and tools for live-only delivery. There’s no isocording, independent channel recording or animation buffers (only still images). Price: £8499 ex VAT (without control surface)

TriCaster 460. More versatile than the 410, the 460 offers greater connectivity, full isocording, full animation buffers, HD-SDI, component and composite. This would be great for any small or medium-sized production where you want to touch up, repackage or repurpose live video content for post-production or supplemental programming. Price: £11,999 ex VAT (without control surface)

TriCaster 860. Ideal for full-sized live production, TriCaster 860 features a full 8 M/E production switcher, more channels. sources, I/O, graphics and effects, as well as a greater capacity for media storage than TriCaster 460. Price: £19499 ex VAT (without control surface)

TriCaster 8000 v2. This upgrade to the top-end TriCaster 8000 is perfect for enhanced broadcast integration, massive multi-cam coverage and mission-critical high-end productions, featuring a full 8 M/E production switcher, built-in failsafe redundancy and extensive router support. Price: £29,999 (including control surface)

– TriCaster 410, 460, 860 and 8000 will be shipping on 12th September (the day before IBC begins!), with the new line set to replace the 455 and 855. To celebrate the launch, NewTek are offering a huge 33% off any upgrade to the new models until 25th October!

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