How to Get Premium Access for TriCaster® TC1
November 15, 2018 by Chuck Baker
NewTek’s NDI® technology is about far more than just replacing baseband cables with network cables. Moving video production to IP completely changes what’s possible. The old way of one-way paths through a linear chain of single points requiring bundles of cables, each carrying just one kind of signal is remade into the world of NDI’s bi-directional sharing of multiple types of media and data among an array of many interconnected devices. Each NDI-enabled device is able to see and interact with any or all of the others. Tasks that formerly required dedicated special purpose hardware can be taken over by software running on general purpose computing devices. That can be Macs and PCs, yes, but not just computers: tablets and mobile phones also become both sources for media and tools for controlling production systems, cameras and more. Anything that can talk to a standard network is fair game for a role in media production.
NewTek has aggressively developed both NDI and a host of products that engage the technology for more powerful new ways to create and share content. Many of these software applications have been made available free or commercially to date. Now NewTek has completed a host of innovative and powerful new NDI applications and advanced production features for our live production systems, plus a way for content creators to get them and keep up to date as these advance: NewTek Premium Access Subscription Program. Premium Access requires the free “v2” software update for TriCaster® TC1 and NewTek VMC1, which offers a host of features on its own.
In this tutorial, NewTek video producer Richard Evans takes us through the process of getting the v2 update for TriCaster TC1, and of purchasing and activating NewTek Premium Access.
Applications included in Premium Access:
LiveGraphics allows users to go directly to air with 10 channels of real-time animated graphics authored in Adobe® Photoshop® CC and Adobe After Effects® CC for live output from TriCaster TC1 and NewTek VMC1. LiveGraphics innovative approach to graphics creation allows users to replace text, images, and create links to live data, and then play those graphics back in real time. The result of extensive development, LiveGraphics™ does not require a proprietary hardware graphics engine and delivers on the promise of Adobe Creative Cloud® in real-time.
LivePanel allows users to create custom controls from a compatible desktop or mobile device anywhere on a network. Easily accessible through any Web browser or operating system, LivePanel includes production-ready control panels for remote video mixing, media playback, audio mixing, and macro automation. The LivePanel Builder tool enables custom panels geared toward automating and simplifying unique productions and workflows.
NDI KVM is another groundbreaking tool allowing users to access TriCaster TC1 or NewTek VMC1 systems from anywhere on a network. With NDI KVM, any workspace is simultaneously output as an interactive NDI video source. Simply launch NDI Studio Monitor, (a free NDI tool from NewTek), select the source from among the available inputs and outputs, then view or run a production remotely from a compatible computer or device.
Advanced Audio I/O
Advanced Audio I/O achieves unprecedented integration with modern audio environments. Provides comprehensive support for 64+ channels of Dante™ and AES67 audio while extracting all incoming and outgoing audio channels, including embedded SDI and NDI audio channels, to allow for more sophisticated configuration and complex handling. Interface seamlessly with external routing, networking, and mixing workflows, incorporating compatible audio boards, consoles, and USB sound devices and more.
Virtual PTZ expands shot selection and storytelling opportunities without increasing source count by creating and accessing multiple shots from any individual video signal. Virtual PTZ starts with a full-resolution camera angle or video source, allows user-defined distinct areas of interest, then stores as full-frame presets that can be switched to or transitioned from seamlessly. Virtual PTZ includes live virtual zoom and real-time pan and scan effects.
Virtual Set Library
Full access to the premium library of NewTek LiveSet™ virtual sets is included with Premium Access. Choose from an extended variety of simulated environments to suit any style or brand, while providing an instant professional touch that enhances the look and feel of any production.