Save up to $5000 with NewTek’s TC1 trade up deal

Save up to $5000 with NewTek’s TC1 trade up deal

NewTek are giving TriCaster owners one last chance to trade up to the latest TriCaster TC1 for less, with a trade-in deal that will run until 30th November 2017. 

NewTek are insistent that this is the last trade-in offer they’ll be running for the TC1, so if you want to increase the reach of your productions and make sure your kit is ready for an IP workflow, now’s the time to upgrade. If you’re worried that your TriCaster is too old to trade in, don’t be – virtually every model ever produced is eligible (scroll down for the full list).

Why choose the TC1?

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The TC1 is NewTek’s most advanced TriCaster, offering UHD 4K streaming as standard. It’s also equipped for IP workflows as well as SDI ones, meaning your TC1 setup will be more future-proof than whichever model you’re currently using.

Channel-wise, the TC1 supports up to 16 inputs, at any resolution up to 4K UHD 60p resolution (2160p60, 3G, HD, and SD resolutions are also supported), and offers multiple studio-grade Skype TX channels for adding remote video guests to live shows.

 

Other key features include:

– Four Mix/Effects buses supporting separate mixes, keying layers, virtual sets, compositing, and more.

– Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive.

– Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube Live, and more.

– Realtime export for social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.

– Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without additional hardware.

– Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options.

– Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4x4x4 channel routing.

– Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chroma keying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more.

– Over 100 operator-centric features to maximise efficiency in video production including PTZ camera control, 4x4x4 audio matrix router and mixer, DANTE and AES 67, animated buffers, and more.

–  Fully NDI IP enabled. Open up your workflow with all NDI applications and hardware.

How to claim

To claim, you need to get in touch with us and say you want to purchase the TC1 via trade up, and provide us with the serial number of the TriCaster you want to trade in (you must have registered your TriCaster with NewTek beforehand). We’ll then verify your details with NewTek and send them your old TriCaster; once they receive it, you’ll get the appropriate amount knocked off your TC1 order.

You can trade in TriCasters 455, 450, 450 EXTREME, 410, Mini, 40, 300, 100, BROADCAST, STUDIO, PRO and DUO for $2500 credit toward a TriCaster TC1 or $5000 credit towards a TC1 bundle. For customers outside America, the amount of credit you get will vary depending on exchange rates.

This deal cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers, although education customers can still receive their Education Add-On.

For more details or to start your trade up, get in touch with the team on the details below.

If you want to know more, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

NewTek release the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera – and it’s available now!

NewTek release the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera – and it’s available now!

NewTek have released the world’s very first native IP camera designed for Network Device Interface (NDI) video workflows in the form of the NDIHZ-PTZ1. Touted as an affordable, IP-based pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, NewTek are calling it the best way to acquire live video for input into their revolutionary IP-based live production workflows. 

With Newtek’s NDI standard already pioneering the move from SDI to IP with their hybrid live production systems (such as the TriCaster TC1 that was announced earlier this year), it makes sense they’d follow suit by integrating their NDI standard into a camera.

They set out to produce a camera that can be placed on an ethernet network and work right away, and they’ve done just that. The PTZ1 is a broadcast-quality IP video camera that doesn’t require a capture card and a PC, USB dongle, or any other add-on or accessory to get up and running – it’s capable of sending video solely through ethernet. It transmits full native HD resolutions up to 1080p 60fps and 20x optical zoom to NDI-compatible receiving devices available on a network, and is perfectly suited for IP-based live productions and streams that require single or multi-camera setups, such as sports and events coverage, video conferencing, lecture capture, distance learning, media communications and surveillance.

The camera’s ethernet input delivers audio and power, and provides bidirectional communication that supports PTZ camera control and tally. If you’re still transitioning to an IP workflow, it also integrates with baseband equipment thanks to it’s industry standard 3G SDI and HDMI video connections. And thanks to the recently announced NewTek Spark HDMI and SDI converters, you can also incorporate your existing into video cameras into your IP workflow to work alongside the PTZ1.

Lastly, both the PTZ1 camera and NewTek Spark models are compatible with hundreds of production solutions, including NewTek live production systems and third-party video switchers, as well as software-based video tools such as Livestream Studio, OBS, Streamstar SW, Telestream, Gameshow, Wirecast, VidBlaster, vMix, XSplit, plus all other NDI-enabled products (NDI version 2.0 or higher).

The NDIHX-PTZ1 is also compatible with popular desktop video applications – such as Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, WebEx, Zoom and more – thanks to an NDI|HX driver.

Check out some of its key features:

– Native support for HD video formats up to 1080p 60fps.

– Integrated and automatic tally support via NDI.

– Motor-driven PTZ operation with preset positions.

– Remote control and monitoring via web-based user interface.

– Remote control over IP via NewTek Studio Monitor.

– Remote capture and recording via NewTek Studio Monitor.

– Power over ethernet via POE+ (802.3at) or included DC 12V 1A external power supply.

For more information about the world’s first native NDI PTZ camera, visit our online store here or get in touch on the details below.

If you want to know more about IP workflows and NDI, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

 

IBC 2017: NewTek demo new LivePanel

IBC 2017: NewTek demo new LivePanel

It’s day one of IBC, and NewTek have already unveiled LivePanel, a fully customisable browser-based control system that they’ll be including with NewTek IP Series multi-camera production systems, and which will be available as an option with TriCaster TC1.

As NewTek explain, LivePanel will be “accessible from smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop devices – wired or wireless.” It “allows users to access their own customised video workflows from any web browser on the same network. Users can also preview and monitor videos of any video source within the browser for immediate visual feedback. Even casual users can design and drive complex productions with a few button pushes, providing a level of quality and consistency rivaling seasoned professionals.”

Investing in LivePanel will also allow more operators to get behind the TriCaster TC1 and IP Series systems in larger-scale production environments – NewTek are particularly keen that you try using it for scoreboard control and stats feeds at sporting events.

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“Producers who want to leverage the cutting-edge IP production workflow and horsepower of NewTek live production systems without requiring highly-trained production personnel can now use NewTek LivePanel to simplify the user experience and create high-quality, consistent programming,” said Brian Olson, Vice President of Product Management for NewTek. “LivePanel makes designing and running a complex production easy and fun, and illustrates NewTek’s commitment to innovating the way production is performed and leading the move to full IP based workflows. Not only can your video production devices be connected anywhere on the network over IP, now you can control your production from anywhere on the network as well.”

LivePanel ships with panels designed to control various aspects of the workflow – including switching, audio, media playback, scoreboards, and macro triggering. LivePanel makes it possible for every operator to design their own layouts, controls and video preview windows as necessary. Basic user-defined panels can be created with LivePanel Builder to assign complex sequences and time-based effects to a single button. Fully configurable custom menus and buttons of any size may be built with custom images, text, color and video previews identifying each control function.

From an IP Series platform for example, LivePanel can be configured to preview any of the up to 44 video inputs, including 4K inputs, 20 internal graphics and media channles, or any outputs over SDI or IP. LivePanel is served directly from software built into the IP Series or TriCaster TC1 and devices do not require any installation or even a connection to a public internet. It runs on any device, browser, or operating system – Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS. This makes it simple to have on-camera talent control portions of the production with a tablet or even their mobile phone.

Availability

NewTek LivePanel is available now on NewTek IP Series at no additional cost and optionally available on TriCaster TC1 in the next software release for $995 (UK pricing coming your way when we have it).

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Soliton announces NewTek integration and improved live streaming ahead of IBC

Soliton announces NewTek integration and improved live streaming ahead of IBC

Ahead of Europe’s leading media, entertainment and technology show, Soliton have announced exciting new updates to their leading H.265 bonded solutions, ZAO and Zao-S.

For those of you who are already fans of the Soliton products, updated features to enhance their Smart telecaster range are below. If you’re new to the range and would like to know more, scroll down for more information on the ZAO and Zao-S, and why we’re so excited about the new updates.

Updates to the Soliton smart-telecaster range for IBC 2017 include:

Integration and support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek NDI.

Addition of the new ‘BOOST’ feature, that allows the system to maintain extra bandwidth where mobile phone signals are in high demand.

Further improvements to their H.265 codec, aiming to improve small details in the picture, providing an even higher video quality.

Live streaming app ML-Cam for iPhone users and, coming soon, Android users.

You can catch Soliton at IBC, where they’ll be demoing all the new features live, and answering any questions you might have about the updates at stand B.11 in hall 2.

 

The ZAO and Zao-S

The ZAO is a broadcast-grade live video encoder, and was the world’s first H.265 HEVC hardware encoder. It enables full HD live video mobile transmission of live events from a remote location to anywhere in the world, with a simple unit that can be attached to any broadcast camera. The unit allows you to maintain HD quality in low 3G or 4G bandwidth environments, and minimal latency while covering live events – typically half a second, but as low as 240ms.

While the ZAO was the world’s first, the Zao-S is the world’s smallest, providing the same high reliability but in a much smaller form factor – however not quite the same high-bit encoding rate. It’s small size allows it to be easily held in a body strap or mounted directly to the camera.

 

NewTek NDI Integration

Soliton have announced they will integrate NDI into the ZAO and Zao-S. They will be joining the growing number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows – and Jigsaw24 is particularly interested to see how the ZAO range will work with NDI Cloud, which would be groundbreaking for live production. NewTek’s NDI technology is royalty free and allows video and audio sources to be shared bidirectionally across an IP network.

“Mobile cameras for outside broadcast are not typically network attached and still rely on traditional baseband technology such as HDMI or HD-SDI,” says Mark Andrews, Head of Broadcast for Soliton Systems Europe. “By adopting NDI from NewTek on our receiving platform, we are allowing outside broadcasters to take advantage of IP workflows without the need to change their mobile camera infrastructure.”

Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President of Business Development for NewTek also comments: “Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming ubiquitous in video production. NDI-enabled devices like the Smart telecaster products for mobile live streaming, exponentially increase the video sources available for live production and thus create efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, as shown by the millions of customers with access to it today.”

 

Enhanced live streaming functionality with BOOST and ML-Cam

The addition of the new ‘BOOST’ feature will allow the system to maintain extra bandwidth where the mobile phone signals are in high demand. This feature will maintain high connectivity and improved reliability for when you need your signal not to let you down.

“There is no guarantee of quality of service when using 4G,” stated Shinya Hyakutake, Head of the Broadcast Division for Soliton in Japan. “With our RASCOW protocol for combining multiple 3G and 4G networks on one device, and now with our added BOOST functionality, we see the Zao being able to mitigate against the issues of signal degradation of cellular phone operators. It just makes the whole user experience so much more reliable for live streaming video for bonded systems.”

Bandwidth that won’t cut out right in the middle of a live steam not enough for you? Soliton have more. They’ve further improved their H.265 codec, one that they already believed to be the most advanced on the mobile market. The new codec seeks to improve small details in the picture, especially moving ones, providing an even higher video quality.

 

Over in Amsterdam at IBC, Soliton will be demonstrating the benefits of NDI with NewTek’s Tricaster with live demos, alongside their own Smart telecaster and cloud solutions. IBC attendees can check out Soliton’s products, including live demos of the updated features, at stand B.11 in hall 2.

Want to know more about Soliton’s H.265 mobile products, or want to have a chat with us about IBC? Get in touch by calling 03332 409 306 or emailing broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and gossip, follow us on Twitter @WeAreJigsaw24 and like us on Facebook

Don’t miss BirdDog Studio NDI and more at IBC 2017

Don’t miss BirdDog Studio NDI and more at IBC 2017

BirdDog are bringing their new Studio NDI to IBC in Amsterdam this month. First demoed back at NAB to resounding success, this impressive bit of kit allows your existing cameras to be included in a new IP workflow for your live productions. 

Touted as the world’s best NDI encoder, Studio comes production-ready with Tally, PoE and video conversion. While still a few weeks away from shipping, punters will have the chance to get an up-close look at the device, which enables more flexible video inputs into live productions and access to video resources anywhere in your facility.

The BirdDog team will also be on hand to showcase real-world integration with NewTek TriCaster, vMix, Telestream Wirecast, and NewTek NDI Tools, and answer any questions you might have.

Features

NDI made simple

Studio allows users to convert baseband SDI and HDMI to take full advantage of IP networks. That means you can access live video in realtime from anywhere on your network, so there’s no need to run long SDI cables or purchase pricey video routers.

Dual colour Tally 

Studio can display Tally onboard and externally via Tally out, and provides both Program and Preview tally indicators.

Power from anywhere

Handily, the device can be powered from an ethernet cable thanks to PoE technology. Alternatively, users can power it up via DC power supply or optional V/Gold-mount battery plate accessories with power pass-through functionality (which are coming soon).

Central fleet control

Users get complete control and configuration capabilities for multiple Studio devices through the admin panel, which can be accessed on both desktop or on mobile devices.

Monitor loop-out/format converter

BirdDog Studio’s SDI and HDMI ports are always live, meaning users can convert from HDMI to SDI and vice versa. Users can also connect a monitor to the device.

Upgradable software

The BirdDog team are always hard at work creating new features for Studio, which will be made available free of charge via the site deployment wizard as soon as they’re ready. The wizard will also ensure all BirdDog Studio devices in your facility are updated and running on the most recent software version.

In other IBC news…

NewTek and Vizrt will be demoing the NVG1 – their IP Graphics Server – at IBC this year, with the system being made available in the UK soon after. As a realtime 4K-capable graphics system, the NVG1 is designed for deep integration with the NewTek IP Series and TriCaster TC1 video production systems, and streamlines graphic operations by utilising NewTek’s NDI IP video standard to bi-directionally transfer video, audio, key, control and metadata on a single network cable over existing GigE infrastructures. It also combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and Viz Trio/Viz Engine software to deliver best-of-breed live graphics for NewTek’s end to end IP-native video workflows.

If you want to know more about the biggest news and announcements from IBC, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter‘Like’ us on Facebook or take a look at our roundup post.

NewTek announce NDI 3.0, the NDI PTZ-1 Camera and Connect Spark

NewTek announce NDI 3.0, the NDI PTZ-1 Camera and Connect Spark

NewTek have been busy, having just announced three huge releases: NewTek NDI 3.0, NewTek NDI PTZ-1 Camera and the NewTek Connect Spark (finally, a video into NDI mini-converter!). The new releases are available from August, and NewTek reckons these products will be a significant turning point for the industry.

The price points of the Connect Spark look set to open up the world of IP video production to a whole new category of users, while the NDI PTZ Camera can make true end-to-end IP workflow a reality. Here’s more on the new releases from the official press release…

 

NewTek NDI 3.0

NewTek are proud to introduce NDI 3.0 – the third generation of NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) technology. Already the most broadly adopted IP standard in the video industry, NDI 3.0 completes the next big step for IP video production by enabling, among other things, affordable and powerful HDMI and SDI signal converters and native NDI cameras. Among the dozens of other improvements included in NDI 3.0 are support for unicast and multicast, wireless capability, PTZ camera control, improved encoding performance and much more.

“We believe that the future is one in which video is transferred easily and efficiently over IP and that this vision will largely replace current SDI and HDMI connection methods,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “NDI 3.0 makes this vision a reality today. With the broad adoption of NDI by nearly every major vendor in the industry, producers and creators are already beginning to realise the endless creative possibilities and benefits. With NDI 3.0 we fully expect adoption to accelerate at a rate many people may find surprising.”

NDI 3.0 represents the largest incremental change to the NDI SDK since its launch at IBC 2015. Included among the dozens of changes, additions, and improvements are these highlights:

Multicast and unicast support. Allows for a single NDI source to serve to one or any number of destinations, limited only by network infrastructure

High-efficiency mode – NDI | HX. Allows for full resolution, full frame-rate video over wireless networks, and full resolution, full frame rate video over limited bandwidth networks.

Pan/tilt/zoom camera support. Assimilates video, audio, tally and camera control, removes need for separate control device and eliminates complexity of signal flow and protocols.

Remote recording control. Adds capability to remotely trigger recording of supported devices, enables USB-device recording from signal conversion hardware and local drive recording for select devices.

Improved encoding performance. Encodes on a modern i7-based machine at rates similar to 8K at 320fps, 4K at 1000fps, 1080p at 2500fps.

NewTek NDI 3.0 will be available later in 2017.

 

NewTek NDI PTZ Camera

A world first, NewTek introduce an NDI and standard video output PTZ camera, the NewTek NDI PTZ – it’s truly plug and play! With built-in NDI functionality, this IP video camera transmits full 3G 1080p 60 video directly to NDI-compatible products across a standard network. The NewTek NDI camera connects to the network and delivers pristine video and audio, as well as tally, PTZ control, and power all over a single Ethernet cable.

Once connected to the network, the camera is visible to all compatible systems running the latest version of NDI, including NewTek TriCaster, LiveStream Studio, SplitmediaLabs, XSplit, Streamstar, OBS Studio, StudioCoast vMix, Telestream Wirecast, and hundreds more. More sources become available immediately with the simple addition of NDI cameras to the network. Once available on the network, the NewTek NDI PTZ camera is also automatically recognized by applications such as GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, Zoom Media and many others.

“There have been a few inflection points in the broadcast industry that have delivered profound benefits, such as the transition to non-linear editing from cutting tape. The move to IP-based production is one of those unique moments in our industry,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “The transition is happening fast because it is being driven by customer demand. Producers recognize this technology simplifies their work, while expanding their opportunity to create more and better shows. With the availability of NDI cameras, from NewTek and others that are sure to follow, IP-based production is truly here.”

The NewTek NDI PTZ Camera is priced at $2799 US MSRP (UK pricing not yet available, but coming soon) and will begin shipping August 2017.

 

NewTek Connect Spark

The NewTek Connect Spark is a portable device designed to deliver SDI or HDMI video to a computer and an IP network, wirelessly. NewTek Connect Spark products are IP video converters, with NDI native functionality. The units deliver video as an IP source to any standard network via WiFi or standard Ethernet cable. Connect Spark also records directly on the unit to SD cards or USB drive, and is controllable from a web interface.

NewTek Connect Spark works with all NDI compatible devices and applications in use by millions of customers NDI computer-based live production systems including NewTek TriCaster, CombiTech VidBlaster, Livestream Studio, OBS, Splitmedia Labs Xsplit, Streamstar, StudioCoast vMix, Telestream Gameshow, Telestream Wirecast, and many more. Additionally, NewTek Connect Spark delivers video to popular desktop video applications including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and others.

NewTek Connect Spark devices provide 3G SDI or HDMI conversion up to 1080p 60 with loop through. In addition to video conversion to IP, the devices remotely record MP4 to an SD card or USB drive. Recording is controlled through a web interface available for devices including mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. It also includes tally support.

The NewTek Connect Spark is available in two models; the NCS (HDMI version) for $499 US MSRP, and the NCS-S (SDI version) for $799 US MSRP (UK pricing not yet available, but coming soon). Both models will begin shipping August 2017.

 

Want to know more about NewTek’s exciting new products, and how they can benefit your business? Get in touch on 03332 409 306 or drop the team a line at broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news and announcements, follow us on Twitter @Jigsaw24Video or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

NAB 2017: Notes on NewTek TriCaster TC1, NC1 I/O module, NVG1 and NDI

NAB 2017: Notes on NewTek TriCaster TC1, NC1 I/O module, NVG1 and NDI

A few weeks back, NewTek released the TriCaster TC1 (get the full lowdown on that here), and we managed to get more details at NAB. However, they were also holding a couple of other NDI cards up their sleeve in the form of brand new product releases. These are accessories to NewTek’s NDI ecosystem, which nicely enhance functionality.

Sticking with the TC1 for the time being though, as it’s NewTek’s main release at the NAB Show, and there are a few extra details worth pointing out. x303aasThe TriCaster TC1 features two channels of Skype TX included as part of the build – Microsoft have licensed a handful of manufacturers to build Skype TX boxes, but have only licensed NewTek to include it in a production switcher. You get 16 external inputs (if you buy enough I/O modules) all up to 4k 60p, 3x multiviews, 2x internal 4K video servers, 4x 4K Isocorders, 2x GigE ports, a 4x4x4 matrix router and two independent streams, up to 4K 60P! It also features a native IP switcher, ie it doesn’t convert an IP signal into baseband, do all processing, then convert back into IP for output – the way a lot of traditional video switchers work.

To control your TC1 and add a range of tactile workflow shortcuts, choose between two new panels NewTek unveiled just before NAB, the TriCaster TC1LP and TC1SP – ‘large’ and ‘small’ control surfaces, respectively. You can pre-order the NewTek TriCaster TC1 from Jigsaw24 now.

NewTek also announced their new NC1 I/O module at NAB, featuring 4K, 3G, HD, SD, 8x mini BNCs, 2x 1 GbE ports, and is configurable for any combination of input/output. NewTek have gone down the route of quad 3G rather than 12 G SDI, but those 8 inputs could also be 8x NDi inputs/outputs. An NC1 I/O IP module which adds three channels of NDI and dual 10 GbE SFP+is also on the horizon, joining their current NC1 Studio Input Module (formerly the VMC1) which is only HD but has 4x HD-SDI ports; separate line-level audio inputs and is Dante-capable.

Another new release (although only for the US market), the NVG1 – NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server is a realtime 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for integration with the NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. It combines NewTek’s technology with Vizrt’s leading Viz Trio CG and visualisation 3D engine, letting you design and deliver realtime animated 3D graphics up to 4K, is NDI-enabled, and has dual Giagbit network interfaces.

Sticking with NDI, more than 400 companies have now added NDI functionality to their products. This future-proof protocol is capable of 4K at 780fps, 8K 210 fps, or 1080p up to 2200 fps – just in case you need that! For all NDI nerds, there’s going to be an NDI Central booth at NAB 2017, with numerous companies showing off their NDI wares, so I’ll probably see you there!

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NAB 2017: NewTek TriCaster offers native support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras

NAB 2017: NewTek TriCaster offers native support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. JVC will demonstrate its PTZ cameras at the 2017 NAB Show (Booth C4315), which runs April 24-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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TriCaster offers control of a select group of PTZ cameras directly from its switcher user interface, which is useful for education, government, worship, corporate, traditional broadcast, and sports applications. JVC PTZ cameras will be added to the list of supported cameras as part of the next TriCaster software update and in the just announced TriCaster TC1. In addition to LAN and RS-232/422, TriCaster can control KY-PZ100 over Wi-Fi and 4G LTE with appropriate adapters.

“JVC has been part of the NewTek Developer Network since 2015, and TriCaster users can already use our ProHD and 4KCAM wireless cameras in multi-camera productions,” said Lon Mass, vice president of marketing, JVC Professional Video. “We are very pleased that TriCaster will now offer native support of our PTZ cameras, which will be a very valuable feature for productions that rely on limited personnel.

”We are excited to add control of JVC’s PTZ cameras directly from the interface of the NewTek TriCaster. Customers are going to love native support of JVC’s PTZ cameras in TriCaster,” said Michael Kornet, executive vice president of Business Development for NewTek. “The combined JVC PTZ and NewTek TriCaster solution is a perfect fit for the flexibility, ease-of-use, and cost savings this represents in the market.”

Available in black and white housings, the KY-PZ100 features a 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor and 30x optical zoom lens, and its f/1.6-4.7 maximum aperture delivers excellent low-light performance. When connected to a Wi-Fi adapter or LTE modem via USB or directly connected to a LAN, it streams up to 1080p/60 video at a variety of bit rates with two-channel audio and minimal latency. The KY-PZ100 also supports on-board HD recording at up to 50 Mbps to a MicroSDHC/SDXC media card, and recorded files can be uploaded to an external server.

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NAB 2017: Your rolling news update

NAB 2017: Your rolling news update

It’s that time of year again. If you want to keep up with the news from NAB 2017, all you need to do is bookmark this post.

As big news breaks, we’ll add it to our blog and update this master post, so all you have to do is hit refresh to get the latest news from us and our friends at root6. (If you just want to pre-order product as it’s announced, keep hitting refresh on this page instead.)

Adobe

NAB 2017: Adobe propels video forward

Ahead of the National Association of Broadcasting (NAB) conference, Adobe today announced a major update for video in Adobe Creative Cloud to help filmmakers and video producers collaborate and streamline video workflows. Read more

AJA

Ki Pro Ultra, Pak Dock and Kistor Dock price reductions, and new Ki Pro firmware

Some early AJA news via Digi-Box: you can now save over £1000 on an Aja Ki Pro Ultra and £90 on Pak Dock and Kistor Dock – plus new firmware v2.2 for Ki Pro Ultra with Avid MXF support. Read more.

NAB 2017: AJA launches Ki Pro Ultra Plus with 4-channel HD recording and HDMI 2.0 support

AJA Video Systems today announced Ki Pro Ultra Plus, introducing 1, 2, 3 or 4-Channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, and full HDMI 2.0 (up to 12-bit capture and output) for 4K/UltraHD workflows. Read more

NAB 2017: AJA previews FS-HDR with breakthrough HDR conversion support

Building on AJA’s flagship FS4, and incorporating the latest HDR technology from Academy and Emmy Award twinning developer Colorfront, FS-HDR provides HDR and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) processing and conversion for realtime 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD workflows. It will be demonstrated for the first time as a technology preview during NAB 2017 at AJA’s booth, #SL2505. Read more

NAB 2017:  AJA introduces new solutions for IP workflows

At NAB 2017, AJA Video Systems announced new firmware for its KONA IP desktop video and audio I/O card, along with two new IP Mini-Converters, significantly expanding flexibility in IP-based workflows. A new KONA IP license option for JPEG 2000, a preview of KONA IP firmware for SMPTE 2110, and new IPT-1G-HDMI and IPT-1G-SDI Mini-Converters will facilitate flexible and cost efficient delivery of work to and from creative suites via 1Gb Ethernet. Read more. 

NAB 2017: AJA unveils new 12G-SDI and Fiber Mini-Converters

AJA Video Systems today announced new Mini-Converters that resolve interoperability and interconnectivity challenges in modern broadcast and ProAV environments. New products include the 12GDA 12G/3G/SD-SDI Re clocking Distribution Amplifier, 12GM 12G-SDI to/from 3G-SDI Muxer/Demuxer, and new Multi-Mode SFP options for its family of FiDO SDI/Optical Fiber Mini-Converters. Read more.

Atomos

19” Sumo monitor-recorder delivers 4KP60 HDR to the set and the studio

Atomos once again redefines the workflow options for video creatives by creating the first production/studio monitor to combine a 19” HDR 1200nit 10+ stop panel with 4K 12-bit RAW or 10-bit 422 ProRes/DNxHR recording, HD recording up to 240p or live switching and recording of four 1080p60 channels. Read more

Avid

NAB 2017: What editors need to know after Avid Connect

We’re all of four hours into and Avid have already announced new I/O hardware, VM options for Media Composer, and the welcome return of Script Sync and Phrase Find at their Avid Connect event. Here’s a quick roundup of their post offerings so far. Read more.

Avid Connect: Just the audio bits

Avid Pro Tools will now offer native support for Dolby Atmos mixing and expanded support for the NEXIS family, and cloud tools are on their way to Pro Tools | First. Read more.

Avid Artist | DNxIQ unveiled for 4K monitoring and universal mastering

Next-generation video/audio interface offers extensive format support, including 4K monitoring and universal mastering capability, to enable video professionals to quickly and easily meet today’s varied content demands and wide-ranging delivery requirements. Read more.

Avid NEXIS now delivers unparalleled performance, scalability and Pro Tools support

The new software release, available to all new and current customers of Avid NEXIS, delivers greater system bandwidths, enables scalability to larger storage capacities, and now offers support for Pro Tools to optimize professional audio production workflows. Read more

Avid unveils Media Composer | First—a free version of the industry-standard video editing system

Media Composer | First is a brand new, fully featured video editing solution that provides aspiring creative professionals, students, and those just starting their professional careers with free access to the same creative tools used by the most successful and acclaimed filmmakers and television program creators in the world. Read more

Avid Pro Tools to provide native Dolby Atmos mixing

Avid and Dolby collaboration delivers the industry’s deepest integration and the most efficient audio mixing workflows for powerful immersive audio experiences. Read more 

Avid unveils cloud strategy with launch of new offerings

Avid announces extension of its MediaCentral Platform and its industry-leading tools into the cloud with new hosted client applications, cloud media services, and infrastructure on demand that can easily be added to existing on-premises deployments. Read more

Avid ushers in next phase of Avid Everywhere with sweeping and groundbreaking innovations

Avid  today announced a broad and sweeping set of innovations for the Avid MediaCentral Platform. As the next phase of Avid Everywhere, the company is extending the Avid MediaCentral Platform to the cloud, showcasing end- to-end 4K/IP workflows, enhancing immersive workflows, and expanding the Alliance Partner ecosystem, with major advancements across all product suites. Read more.

Avid announces strategic cloud alliance with Microsoft for the media and entertainment industry

Comprehensive multi-year agreement includes technology collaboration, co-development and go-to-market cooperation that will set the pace for the industry in bringing media enterprises, creative teams and individual artists into the cloud. Read more. 

New Avid Media Campus Program provides flexible volume licensing and industry solutions for educational institutions

Offering a deeper partnership with Avid, and flexible volume licensing and deployment options, the new program helps educators better prepare the next generation of creative talents and media professionals for careers in the media and entertainment industry. Read more.

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty on this year’s Blackmagic crop

Blackmagic Design DEO Grant Petty’s annual communique is a highlight of NAB. This year, he holds forth on Ultramatte pricing, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, and the Fairlight audio features you can now find in the flipping amazing-looking DaVinci Resolve 14. Read more

Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. Blackmagic Design believes the new DaVinci Resolve will break through the stagnant toolsets used in post production, and offer a new path forward for the smallest as well as the largest facilities in the world. Read more.

Blackmagic Design announces new ATEM Television Studio Pro HD

The world’s most advanced all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel and powerful features such as HDMI and SDI inputs, multiview, talkback, DVE and more! Read more.

Blackmagic Design dramatically reduces price of Ultimatte 11

Blackmagic Design today announced an immediate 60% price reduction for Ultimatte 11 from $24,995 to only $9,995. Acquired by Blackmagic Design in October, 2016, Ultimatte is the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries. Read more.

Blackmagic Design announces new UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3

Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio HD Mini, the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI. Read more

Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic Duplicator 4K now with H.264

Blackmagic Design today announced the addition of realtime H.264 encoding to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K. Now customers can choose to record H.264 for maximum compatibility with existing HD televisions and computers, or they can choose H.265 for delivering Ultra HD to the latest devices. Blackmagic Duplicator 1.1 update is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. Read more.

Blackmagic Design announces remote Bluetooth camera control for URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic Design today announced a new open protocol for URSA Mini Pro cameras that will allow customers to create their own remote control solutions via Bluetooth. The protocol is being demonstrated at NAB, with the API and sample code anticipated to be released to customers free of charge in June 2017. Read more

Blackmagic Design announces new professional scopes and multi-lingual support for Video Assis

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update which adds support for multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages. This means customers can now use Video Assist in their native language. Read more.

Canon

Canon launch new upgrade service for EOS 5D Mk IV

Canon have announced a new paid upgrade for EOS 5D Mk IV users, available exclusively from Canon-authorised service centres.  Read more.

Canon unveil new pro lens

Canon are out of the gate early this year, releasing news of a new lens just as our team set off for NAB. Read more.

NAB 2017: Canon releases firmware upgrade for professional displays

Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces a firmware upgrade for three of its professional 4K displays – the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420. Read more. 

DJI

DJI’s Ronin 2 is ready to take 30lbs of camera

It’s been a relatively quiet NAB in terms of production kit but this new gimbal from DJI has cheered us up no end, mostly by being twice as strong as the previous Ronin and having the most dramatic launch video we’ve seen in a while. Read more.

Dolby

Dolby announce new Atmos Production Suite and Mastering Suite

After Avid’s announcement that the forthcoming release of Pro Tools HD will offer native Dolby Atmos mixing, there was more Dolby news brewing at NAB 2017, with the release of two new software bundles – the Dolby Atmos Production Suite and Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite. Read more.

EditShare

NAB 2017: EditShare will showcase ‘small business friendly’ EFS 200 and EFS 300 servers

EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, announced the introduction of the XStream EFS 200 and XStream EFS 300 storage products. Read more.

JVC

With the ProHD Mobile Bridge and the new ProHD Portable Bridge, JVC has created robust bonded cellular solutions for ENG and multi-camera live productions. Read more.

NewTek

Stream and publish anywhere with the NewTek TriCaster TC1

It’s the one that you’ve been waiting for… 4K. 60p. IP. 16 inputs and no compromises. The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is the first affordable end-to-end 4K IP video production system, and it’s available to pre-order now. Read more.

NewTek TriCaster offers native support of JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced NewTek TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will offer native support of JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras. Read more

Notes on NewTek TriCaster TC1, NC1 I/O module, NVG1 and NDI

A few weeks back, NewTek released the TriCaster TC1 and we managed to get more details at NAB. However, they were also holding a couple of other NDI cards up their sleeve in the form of brand new product releases. Read more

Panasonic

Panasonic showcases next gen technology and solutions to support 4K smart entertainment and connected stadiums

Panasonic have revealed that their NAB highlights this year will include the 4K AK-UC3000 studio camera system and the HD AK-HC5000 high-speed camera system, 4-sided LED videoboards, ballooncam, and augmented reality projection. Read more

Sony

NEP UK selects Sony HDC-4300s to deliver live 4K to sports broadcasting market

Today, NEP UK announces a significant investment in live 4K sport broadcasting, with the purchase of 85 Sony HDC-4300 4K/HD system cameras, PWS-4500 servers, and 43 TRIMASTER EL OLED monitors, including the BVM-E171. Read more

Sony announces new technical capabilities and interoperability achievements as broadcast momentum for IP Live continues to grow

Sony is introducing a series of new IP Live functions, interoperability milestones and customer success stories on the first day of NAB 2017. Broadcasters around the world are increasingly embracing IP for its proven ability to deliver quality live 4K video, audio, synchronisation signals and control data through a single network cable. Read more

Sony’s 4K/HD Live Production Workflows enhanced with Content Management Station PWS-110CM1 and updated firmware for PWS-4500 Server

New solutions enable the addition of metadata management for streamlined, searchable, transferable content that saves users time. Read more

NAB 2017: Sony embraces HDR production with full end-to-end solution

From products, to workflow and format, Sony offers users end-to-end HDR production capabilities from acquisition to display, for cinema, live production, online video and event production. These solutions meet the industry’s growing demand for a wider colour gamut and increased dynamic range that creates more realistic viewing experiences with enhanced levels of detail. Read more

TVLogic

New TVLogic reference 4K and OLED monitors

LCD and OLED HD displays manufacturer TVLogic are choosing NAB 2017 to introduce several new 4K HDR and OLED monitors. The new displays are designed to address the ever-increasing demands of broadcast, production, post-production, and multi-viewer applications. Here’s the full press release… Read more

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NEW: Stream and publish anywhere with the NewTek TriCaster TC1

NEW: Stream and publish anywhere with the NewTek TriCaster TC1

It’s the one that you’ve been waiting for… 4K. 60p. IP. 16 inputs and no compromises. The NewTek TriCaster TC1 is the first affordable end-to-end 4K IP video production system, and it’s available to pre-order now.

The TriCaster TC1 is the culmination of more than a decade of IP video experience for live production, with uncompromising support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, social media publishing and more. Without sacrificing functionality, the TC1 supports up to 16 inputs, at any resolution up to 4K UHD 60p resolution, and offers multiple studio-grade Skype TX channels for adding remote video guests to live shows.

Never go back

“Working with IP video makes you feel like you are living in the future, today,” said Dr Andrew Cross, NewTek’s president and CTO. “Once you have it, you can’t imagine going back. It enables so many new ways of working and greatly simplifies infrastructure. It also makes things like live streaming even easier. I can’t imagine anyone buying a product today that isn’t capable of delivering content to all of the places the viewers want to watch.”

The key features

The TriCaster TC1 delivers a rich feature set that typically requires four or five other devices to accomplish in traditional baseband video workflows. The TC1 offers…

– Switching, streaming, and recording in 4K UHD, with support for video formats up to 2160p60, along with 3G, HD, and SD resolutions

– Up to 16 external inputs with any combination of SDI, NDI, IP, or Skype TX

– 4 Mix/Effects busses supporting separate mixes, keying layers, virtual sets, compositing, and more

– Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive

– Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Twitch, Twitter, YouTube Live, and more

– Real-time export for social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more

– Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without additional hardware

– Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options

– Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4x4x4 channel routing

– Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chroma keying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more

– Over one hundred operator centric features to maximize efficiency in video production including, PTZ camera control, 4x4x4 audio matrix router and mixer, DANTE and AES 67, animated buffers, and more.

–  Fully NDI IP enabled. Open up your workflow with all NDI applications & hardware

The NewTeck TriCaster TC1 is available to pre-order now, and will be on display at NAB 2017 Booth #SL5016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24-27, 2017.

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