NewTek - Overview

TriCaster-300-Interface

  1. LIVE DESKTOP MONITORSwith integrated multi-view monitoring, let you arrange and select shots with confidence. View all switcher sources at full field rate, with audio VU meter overlays and adjustable monitor panes.
  2. NETWORK INPUT lets you go wireless with breakthrough Apple® AirPlay® support. Deliver video and audio from iOS devices, such as iPad®, iPod®, or iPhone®, into your live production. Or bring in displays from your PC or Mac®, using NewTek iVGA™ technology.
  3. LOOK AHEAD PREVIEW MONITOR displays your upcoming video output. Prepare multi-layered effects, preview the output as it will appear live, and then switch with confidence.
  4. PROGRAM MONITOR shows the current video output of your live production, and lets you see what your audience sees. Access controls for record and stream functions, configure your video output, and more.
  5. LOOK AHEAD PREVIEWdisplays your upcoming video output. Prepare multi-layered effects, preview the output as it will appear live, and then switch with confidence.
  6. ONE-BUTTON RECORDINGcaptures content from your live production at full resolution (up to 1080i). Record your entire presentation for later use or capture clips for DDR playback during the show.
  7. ONE-BUTTON INTERNET STREAMINGallows you to use Adobe® Flash® or Microft® Windows Media® to deliver a full, HD live stream directly to the Web, with simultaneous archive for later viewing, and support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles. The Streaming Profile Manager includes an integrated browser to make configuration, import and previewing of your Web streams quicker and easier than you thought possible. Save and manage all of your settings for instant access at a later date.
  8. LIVE PRODUCTION SWITCHERgives you control over all 13 channels, including three external video sources, five virtual mix/effect-style channels, three internal digital media players, an external network input and black. Custom names can be added to switcher sources.
  9. UTILITY ROWmakes it easy to assign sources to the Effects (FX) bus and downstream key (DSK) channels. Utility Delegate controls let you use the Utility Row to apply selections to individual or multiple delegates, simultaneously.
  10. UTILITY DELEGATElets you set the Utility Row to send video and graphics to the FX bus and DSKs. Delegates currently affected by Utility Row selections are highlighted, while sources currently assigned are displayed for easy reference.
  11. VIRTUAL INPUTSare powerful virtual mix/effect-style channels that let you to assign complex switcher effects to one button. TriCaster 300 includes five fully customizable Virtual Inputs, each with multiple presets.
  12. TRANSITION CONTROLSlet you transition individual or multiple video layers on and off screen. Select the Transition Delegate button of the desired video layer(s), then use manual or auto controls to perform single-source transitions, or switch from one multi-source composition to another.
  13. TRANSITIONSadd interest and impact to your live production. TriCaster 300 includes more than 200 broadcast-quality HD effects.
  14. HD LIVE VIRTUAL SETSlet you achieve the look of a network-style studio in a limited space, using innovative NewTek LiveSet™ technology. Instantly select close-up, medium, medium-wide and wide angle shots, or perform smooth, animated zooms - without touching the camera. Sets include double-box effects and options for seated or standing presentations.
  15. VIRTUAL INPUT CONTROLSlet you select two primary switcher sources, create a mix/effect-style composition, and use an additional source as an overlay. Configure virtual sets, layer live elements, set upstream picture-in-picture effects, and more.
  16. DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERSinclude a DDR for video playback, a titles bin and a stills store, making it easy to add media clips, images and more, including clips captured during a live event for immediate playback. HD and SD resolutions are supported in a variety of popular file formats, with adjustable audio level settings for every clip.
  17. LIVE TITLESgive your production a network-style finish. Bring in graphics, titles, and animated overlays to layer on your live video, lock a title or bug to a camera or Virtual Input, and set the in and out motion for each. Title pages can be edited, even when they are displayed live.
  18. MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO MIXER gives you control over microphones, line inputs and clip playback levels, with audio-follows-video support and auxiliary routing to integrate an external audio setup.

Switcher Channels

13

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

Recording

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
2 AES3/EBU
2 AES3/EBU (AUX)
4 Balanced 1/4"
4 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4" (Phones)

Video Processing

4:4:4:4
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

Overlay

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

Tally

3 x 1/8" TRS connections

Power Supply

550W

Form Factor

Small Form Factor (SFF)

Dimensions

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

Weight

20 lbs (9.1 kg)

Accessory Options

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

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

TriCaster 300 system diagram

Efficient Production

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.

Affordable HD

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.

Maximum Portability

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.

With some systems, even small-scale events turn into big headaches—routing graphics, video decks, effects and character generators into a control room, and hoping to get a decent presentation. With the TriCaster 300 HD live production system, you don’t have those issues. It’s an all-in-one live production solution with every tool you need, combined with a hand-carry portability that you just can’t find in conventional gear.
TriCaster 300
  • On-board capabilities for switching a small-scale, professional live show in HD or SD
  • Utilize video, graphics, text, moving backgrounds, and transitions—and even virtual sets
  • Professional-quality, 3-camera program for broadcast, display, disk, or Web
  • Stream with the push of a button to go online, worldwide, in minutes