NewTek adds streamlined and next-gen TriCaster’s to the Line-up - Creation Networks

NewTek has launched the streamlined TriCaster 1 Pro which balances capability and cost and the next generation TriCaster 2 Elite solution which offers more powerful features as standard.

 

NewTek, the IP-based video technology manufacturer and part of the Vizrt Group, has launched the Tricaster Pro 1, adding to the existing Tricaster range.

The new product is a streamlined live video production system, which provides support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, media publishing, and more.

Alongside the release of the Tricaster Pro 1, NewTek has announced new features available on both the Tricaster 1 Pro and Tricaster 2 Elite, including integrated flexibility of software and IP networks – opening up opportunities with the tightest, NDI-native integration.

Operators can now 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.

Additionally, remote guests are now able to join conversations through video inputs, using the latest version of Live Call Connect, which allows for a range of video communication applications, such as MS Teams, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime. Mobile devices can also be used as a live production camera, using the NDI TriCaster Camera App, which is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Audio quality is also clearer, with AI canceling background noise from any source, using the Neural Voice Isolation tool.

“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.”

TriCaster 2 Elite – What’s New

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 continues as the flagship TriCaster offering, with powerful production enhancements including: 

  • Selectable audio and video return for Live Call Connect applications including the addition of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Facetime.

  • Global and Local variable support in the macro engine gives operators the ability to use logic statements when automating complex operations.

  • Neural Voice Isolation to cancel out unwanted noise and background sounds from the voice in the audio mixer.

  • Feedback in the input windows for framerate and resolution information even on NDI sources

  • LivePanel™ built directly into the user interface, allowing each event to have truly customized control

  • Alpha channel is available on NDI outputs which are useful for sending keyed sources to other devices or real-time 3D creation tools like Unreal Engine.

  • NDI Genlock and much more 

The update to TriCaster 2 Elite serves to cement its position as a transformative platform that truly takes video production to another level. The NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite update is free and available to download now for all existing TriCaster 2 Elite users. 

TriCaster 1 Pro – Production Powerhouse

The TriCaster 1 Pro is a welcome addition for live productions that require robust remote calling but don’t necessarily need an extreme quantity of sources and destinations.  

TriCaster 1 Pro is perfect for mid-size productions. It offers an array of connectivity options for anything from SDI and Audio I/O to multiviewers not only through the powerful 10G network interface but also directly with dedicated ports. 

Producers of mid-size productions will love these advanced features that come standard in the TriCaster 1 Pro, including, 4K UHD switching, live streaming and publishing, live call connect, live story creator, live graphics, live panel, alpha channel outputs, advanced macros, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, media publishing and more. 

No other live production solution offers comparable capabilities in the same class for producing and delivering content.

NewTek TriCaster 1 Pro is available now at $21,995 US MSRP

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 now at Creation Networks

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