Overview

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  1. LIVE PRODUCTION INTERFACE allows you to control an entire multi-camera production. Connect multiple cameras (up to six), microphones and audio sources, and take your production live with the power to simultaneously broadcast, live stream, project and record.
  2. LIVE DESKTOP MONITORS let you set and select shots with confidence. Displays include live cameras, internal media sources and an external network source (PC and Mac® displays supported through NewTek iVGA™ technology). TriCaster STUDIO includes 6-camera shared preview and 3-camera ISO preview modes, and supports16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio.
  3. PROGRAM AND PREVIEW MONITORS show the current and upcoming video output of your live production. Waveform and vectorscope displays are also selectable for view in the Preview monitor.
  4. LIVE VIRTUAL SETS allow you to achieve the look of expansive, professional sets in limited space, using innovative NewTek LiveSet™ technology. Instantly select close-up, medium, medium-wide and wide angle shots, without moving the camera. Sets also include double box effects and options for seated and standing presentations.
  5. LIVE PRODUCTION SWITCHER gives you total control over all sources, including live video inputs, an external network input, two DDRs, a text channel for graphics, color background and black.
  6. TRANSITION CONTROLS give you the tools to add interest and impact to your live production. Choose from more than 200 broadcast-quality effects to transition from shot to shot automatically, or use the on-screen T-bar for a smooth, manual transition.
  7. PRODUCTION CONTROL PANEL offers a variety of elements to take your live production to the next level. Build DDR playlists with your choice of media clips and images. Edit or add new titles. Create basic color backgrounds. Setup video inputs and modify settings. Enable LiveMatte keying. Access live virtual sets and double-box effects. Configure external network sources and displays. Manage recording and streaming options.
  8. OVERLAY PANEL lets you enhance any presentation with additional network-style elements. Add live titles, graphics with alpha channel, or animated overlays. Create picture-in-picture effects. And more.
  9. MULTI-CHANNEL AUDIO MIXER provides complete control over microphones, line inputs and clip playback levels. TriCaster STUDIO offers simple and advanced audio configuration for delivering the best sound possible.
  10. ONE-BUTTON RECORDING simultaneously captures your live production to the internal drive. TriCaster STUDIO can record up to 20 hours of standard definition (SD) video.
  11. ONE-BUTTON INTERNET STREAMING allows you to use Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® to deliver a live video stream directly to the Web, with simultaneous archive for later viewing.

Switcher Channels

13

Video Input

6 simultaneous inputs
Any combination of:
SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite

Network Input

1 live source, supporting PC and Mac® displays through NewTek iVGA™ technology

Media Players

Dual DDRs and graphic store, with alpha channel

Video Output

2 simultaneous outputs
Any combination of:
SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
DVI and VGA output for monitor and/or projector

Recording

MPEG-2 (high and normal profiles)

Live Streaming

Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, with simultaneous archive

Audio Input

4 Balanced Combination XLR/1/4" (Mic/Line)
Phantom Power Support

Audio Output

2 Balanced 1/4" (Line)
2 Unbalanced RCA (Line)
1 Stereo 1/8" (Phones)

Video Processing

4:2:2
16-bit Integer

Audio Processing

2 channels, 48 kHz
32-bit Floating Point

Supported Formats

NTSC model: 480/60i
Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 576/25i

Supported Aspect Ratios

16:9 and 4:3

Recording Capacity

~ 20 hours

Network Connection

1 Gigabit connection for network input and streaming output

Live Virtual Sets

7 live virtual sets with multiple shots per camera angle and transitions supported between cameras

Overlay

Downstream key with independent take/fade transition and alpha channel

Preview Monitors

3-camera ISO preview or 6-camera shared preview

Projector Output

16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio at native projector resolution

Integrated Character Generator

Edit Text

Integrated Non-Linear Editor

Edit Media

Playback Media Formats

Movie files: AVI, DV, FLV, H.264, M4V, MOV, MPEG, WMV and more
Image files: BMP, GIF, JPG, PICT, PNG, PSD, RAS, TARGA, TIF and more

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®, and WMV

Video Ingest

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

Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope displays

Tally

6 x 1/8" TRS connections

Power Supply

430W

Form Factor

Small Form Factor (SFF)

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

19 lbs (8.6 kg)

Accessory Options

TriCaster LC-11
TriCaster TimeWarp™
LiveText™

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

TriCaster Studio system diagram

Start Here

The world of live video is ready for you: They say when you’re new you have to pay your dues. TriCaster STUDIO pays it back with interest. Students. Interns. Volunteers. Hired hands. Full-time crew. Any organization can add SD live production and streaming to its day-to-day activities without extensive training, or hiring an expert. From coaches and ministers, to webcasters and neighborhood garage bands, anyone can get their message out—from anywhere.

Small Cost. Big Value.

You’ve got a lot of live action to fit into your low budget: You know what they say about small packages. It’s never been more true than with this 11-channel, multi-camera production system. You get support for up to 6 SD cameras, 2 media players for video clips, graphics and titles, and one network input for sharing computer screens. Plus transitions and visual effects to add the “wow” factor.

Desktop–Friendly Design

The big idea in your head just needs a little launching pad: You can make your own TV show without having to make room for a full-size studio. Just move a couple of boxes aside in your garage, clear off the corner of a desk or a book shelf, and you’ve got yourself a master control room. You can even tuck it under your arm, or stuff it in your backpack to take your production on the road.

Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds

Your on-camera cast looks great. Now, about that set: Talent can look like superstars with a television-style studio environment. Change shots in real time without rearranging cameras, and complement your presentation—headline news style—with double-box effects.

Record Live Streaming Video—Simultaneously

You have online viewers while you’re on the air, and others who catch you later: Connect anytime with Web audiences in your community, cross-country or across the globe—with the click of a button. And, without missing a beat, record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or saving to disk.

You’ve got a new job to do: turn your upcoming production into a live video, complete with cameras, graphics, titles, and a small budget. Record it so anyone who can’t catch it live can watch it later. And this one’s the clincher—let viewers in other locations stream it from the Web. Oh, one more thing … it had better look good. No pressure.

With the TriCaster STUDIO system, you’re good to go. It’s small, simple, and smart. Compatible with standard-def cameras that your organization might already have on on-hand. Everything you need to produce a show for in-house, online, in the classroom, or out-in-the-world viewing—anywhere SD video makes a powerful impact. Industry experts not required.

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  • Compact, user-friendly, live production, video, effects, and graphics solution
  • Standard-definition television-style broadcast
  • 6 camera inputs and 2 outputs
  • Includes built-in live Web streaming at the push of a button
  • Desktop or portable, easy to learn and loaded with creative possibilities