TriCaster 300 - Tech Specs

Switcher Channels


Video Input

3 simultaneous inputs
HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M and SD video conforms to SMPTE and ITU-R BT.656

M/E-bus-style Virtual Inputs

5 independent mix/effect-style channels, each with presets, dedicated upstream overlay channel with transition control, and independent positioning and scaling

Network Input

1 live source, supporting:
-Computer displays mirrored via NewTek iVGA™ technology
-iTunes and wireless iOS devices via Apple® AirPlay® from any supported app, including audio, photos and video

Media Players

3 integrated digital media players with presets, alpha channel and adjustable audio levels per clip: DDRs, Stills and Titles

Video Output

3 simultaneous outputs, including SD AUX output
HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
DVI output for monitors and/or projector


Full HD recording in resolutions up to 1080i
MPEG-2 (normal and high profile)
Adjustable audio headroom

Live Streaming

Full HD live streaming in resolutions up to 720p (16:9 aspect ratio), with simultaneous archive
Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser to manage or view streams, and access online CDN accounts

Audio Input

3 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 AES3/EBU
2 Balanced Combination XLR/1/4" (Mic/Line)
2 x 4 Balanced 1/4"(Mic/Line)
Analog audio conforms to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support

Audio Output

3 SDI Embedded
4 Balanced 1/4"
4 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4" (Phones)

Video Processing

32-bit Floating Point

Audio Processing

4 channels, 96kHz
32-bit Floating Point

Supported Formats

NTSC model: 1080/60i, 720/60p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/50i, 720/50p, 576/25i

Source Mixing

Mix HD/SD resolution and 16:9/4:3 aspect ratios

Recording Capacity

~ 20 hours (1080i)
~ 60 hours (480i)

Supported Stream Types

Adobe® Flash® to Flash media server connections
Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
Support for most common stream profiles
Support for custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles

Network Connection

1 Gigabit connection for network inputs and streaming output

Virtual Input Overlay

1 per channel, upstream with keying, transitions, and independent positioning and scaling

Live Virtual Sets

15 HD live virtual sets, with animated zoom, real-time reflections and specular highlights


Dual downstream keys (DSK) with matting, transitions, and independent positioning and scaling

Preview Monitors

Full field rate displays, including Program, Look-Ahead Preview, and source windows configurable for All Monitors, Switcher Monitors and Preview Scopes
Embedded audio VU meter overlays that show/hide automatically with sound
Adjustable source and switcher group monitor panes

Multi-View Monitor Output

Configurable for All Sources, Program, Preview, Effects, Preview/Program, and Waveform/Vectorscope

Projector Output

16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio, up to 1920 x 1080 resolution

Integrated Character Generator

LiveText™ 2

Integrated Non-Linear Editor

SpeedEDIT™ 2

Playback Media Formats

LiveText™ 2

Export Media Formats

Media types: MPEG-2, MPEG-2 PS (all I-frame), DV-AVI, FLV, NewTek SpeedHQ w/alpha (AVI), QuickTime® DV, Apple iPod®, Sony®, PSP®, FLV, and WMV
More file types and custom format options via SpeedEDIT 2

Video Ingest

4-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire®
6-pin IEEE 1394 FireWire

Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope
Full field rate displays with color preview
Support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709 standards


3 x 1/8" TRS connections

Power Supply


Form Factor

Small Form Factor (SFF)


10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5 (in)
26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 (cm)


20 lbs (9.1 kg)

Accessory Options

TriCaster 850 CS, TriCaster 450 CS and TriCaster 850 TW
TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE)
TriCaster LC-11 and TriCaster TimeWarp™

Subject to change without notice. Some restrictions on formats and bitrates might apply.