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NewTek TriCaster 8000 A la Carte

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  • TriCaster 8000 A la Carte
  • Control Surface not included
  • 3D Ready
  • 8 M/E Buses
  • Macros
  • 4 DSKs
  • Social Media Integration
  • Audio Mixing on iPad
  • Hotspot
  • FREE 27" 1920x1080 LED Monitors (Pair)
  • FREE Apple iPad mini Wifi 16GB

$24,995 .00


NewTek TriCaster 8000 A la Carte is the first content publishing hub for all media coming into a live program, all creativity and branding that happens on screen, all variations of the branded program output, multi-channel delivery with simultaneous streaming and social media publishing and all the integration points in between, for broadcasters, brands, content owners and media publishers to flow smoothly with their infrastructure and create, publish and repurpose that media.

TriCaster 8000 is the model that delivers our most extensive integration with broadcast operations, with remote control of a redundant system, router support for large-scale enterprise production, 24-channel switcher, professional audio mixing, and up to 14 output destinations. And, with the world's most powerful integrated effects system now made even more powerful with insanely innovative visual effects  you'll have your audience hooked on every screen.

TriCaster 8000 is a complete live production and media publishing solution, built to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of video production, and to unleash the potential of your media strategy with unprecedented versatility.

It starts with a 24-channel switcher, amplified by 8 fully re-entrant M/E rows. It extends to external router support for large-scale, multi-camera production in native full-resolution HD, 8 channels of ISO recording in up to 1080p, and live output to up to 14 different display destinations. It boosts your content strategy with integrated social media sharing to publish to your host of social networks-live-keeping your brand consistent, and your audience engaged. And, with the world's most powerful integrated effects system, it creates a mind-blowing, custom-branded visual masterpiece. TriCaster 8000 lets you blaze your own path through productions of any scale.

  • Limitless scalability-up or down-in production breadth, crew size, and peripherals
  • Awe-inspiring 3D visual effects, virtual sets, graphics and transitions to fit any brand
  • Live, multi-platform social media publishing to engage fans and followers, instantly
  • Recordable macros for effortless automation of sophisticated operations
  • Custom, interactive elements and effects sequences triggered by talent
  • Built-in live streaming at the touch of a button
  • Broadcast, stream, publish, project and record-all at the same time


Tricaster Compare


Feature TriCaster 8000 TriCaster 860 TriCaster 460 TriCaster 410 TriCaster Mini HD-4sdi
TriCaster Mini HD-4i
TriCaster Mini HD-4 TriCaster 40
Digital I/O (SDI) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes - - -
Digital I/O (HDMI) - - - - - Yes Yes -
Analog I/O (Component,
Composite, Y/C)
Yes Yes Yes - - - - Yes
Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
External Video Router Support Yes - - - - - - -
Switcher Channels 24 24 16 16 16 16 16 14
External Switcher Video Sources 10 10 6 6 6 6 6 6
Internal Switcher Video Sources 5 + Black 5 + Black 5 + Black 5 + Black 5 + Black 5 + Black 5 + Black 3 + Black
Re-Entrant M/E Buses 8 - - - - - - -
Standard M/E Buses - 8 4 4 4 4 4 -
M/E-Style Virtual Inputs - - - - - - - 4
Output Connections (max) 14 14 11 7 6 + Case Display 6 + Case Display 6 5
Recording Channels (max) 8 8 4 4 4 4 4 1
Base Recording Capacity (HD) ~220 hrs ~70 hrs ~70 hrs ~70 hrs ~30 hrs ~30 hrs ~15 hrs ~20 hrs
Animation Buffers 10 5 5 - - - - -
Still & Title Buffers 5 10 10 15 15 15 15 -
Live Virtual Sets 30+ 30+ 30+ 30+ 30+ 30+ 30+ 24
Media Publishing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
IsoCorder™ Recording Technology Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
TransWarp Effects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Animation Store Transitions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Holographic Live Virtual Set Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Macros Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Hot Spots Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Real-Time Motion Tracking Yes - - - - - - -
MIDI Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Avid® Artist Mix Audio Control Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Apple® AirPlay® Device Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-View Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Individually Configurable Multi-View Monitor Viewports Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -
Frame Sync Toggle Yes - - - - - - -
Genlock Yes Yes Yes - - - - -
Tally Connector Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - -

Network Output

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -

Supplemental HDMI Output

Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - -

Supplemental Display Ports

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes -

Built-In WiFi

- - - - Yes Yes Yes -

Built-In Bluetooth

- - - - Yes Yes Yes -

Case Display

- - - - Yes Yes - -
Included Storage (internal) 3TB 3TB 3TB 3TB 2 x 750GB 2 x 750GB 750GB 1TB
Included Storage (removable) - - - - - - - -
Removable Drive Bays 4 4 1 - - - - -
Redundant PSU Yes Yes - - - - - -
Hardware Fail-Safe Yes Yes Yes Yes - - - -
Software Fail-Safe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
System Mirroring Yes - - - - - - -
Form Factor 4U Rack Mount 4U Rack Mount 2U Rack Mount 2U Rack Mount Mini Mini Mini Desktop

Subject to change without notice.



  • Switcher Channels
    • 24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses
  • Video Input
    • 8 simultaneous live video sources, configurable as SDI, analog or router inputs, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions
    • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
    • Compatible external video routers include brands supporting Grass Valley® Native Protocol, AJA® KUMO and Blackmagic Design® Videohub
    • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
    • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
    • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
  • Network Sources
    • 2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
    • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460 or 410; 3Play 4800, 820 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
  • Robotic Camera Support
    • Access up to 8 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
  • Media
    • 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
  • Buffers
    • 15 content buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics
    • 10 animation buffers and 5 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, title editing and presets
    • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
  • Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)
    • 8 freely configurable M/E channels with re-entry for video mixing, compositing, effects, real-time motion tracking and virtual sets, each with 4 independent Key layers and support for TransWarp effects
    • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
    • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping, edge feathering and keying
  • Macros
    • Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
    • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
    • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices
  • DSKs
    • 4 primary DSK channels, plus 4 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, edge feathering, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
  • Effects and Transitions
    • Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
    • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
  • Virtual Sets
    • 30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
    • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
    • Support for up to 4 switchable live sources and multi-box effects,  with per-source 3D DVE, edge feathering, scaling, cropping and keying
    • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
  • Holographic Live Virtual Sets
    • Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
    • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
  • Hotspots
    • Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
  • Video Output
    • Configurable for up to 14 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
    • 3 x SDI
    • 3 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
    • HDMI output
    • 2 x VGA (VGA and VGA over HDMI) for additional displays or projectors
    • Network output for live streaming
    • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
  • Recording
    • Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology
      • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
      • Encoding format selectable per source: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
      • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
  • Grab
    • Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from all inputs and outputs, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destination
  • Social Media Publishing
    • Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
  • Live Streaming
    • HD live streaming with simultaneous archive
      • Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
      • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser
  • Audio Inputs
    • 8 SDI Embedded
    • 8 AES3/EBU
    • 8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
    • Phantom Power Support
  • Audio Outputs
    • 3 SDI Embedded
    • 2 AES3/EBU
    • 4 Balanced XLR
    • 4 Balanced XLR (AUX)
    • 1 Stereo 1/4" (phones)
  • Audio Mixing
    • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes: 2 Master, 2 AUX
      • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
      • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
      • AFV system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
      • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
      • Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
  • Supported Session Formats
    •  NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i
  • Playback Media Formats
    • AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)
  • Export Media Formats
    • Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more
  • Post Production
    • NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation
    • NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility
  • Monitoring
    • DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays
      • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
      • Viewports freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
      • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per viewport
  • Signal Monitoring
    • Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
  • Mirroring
    • Redundant operation and synchronized control supported between TriCaster 8000 systems connected to the same local network
  • Session Management
    • Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions
  • Latency
    • Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames
  • Processing
    • Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    • Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
  • A/V Standards
    • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
    • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
    • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
  • MIDI Control
    • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros
  • System Physical
    • 4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
      • 19.0 x 7.0 x 20.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
      • 44 lbs (20 kg)

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