NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite

NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite

NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite

  • Up to 32 x NDI 4K UHD Inputs
  • 8 x 3G-SDI Inputs & Outputs
  • XLR and 1/4 Audio Inputs & Outputs
  • Dante and AES67 (Require License)
  • 250GB & 4TB SSD Internal Storage
  • 1 x 10 Gbe SFP & 1 x Gbe NIC
  • 3RU w/Redundant Power Supplies
  • NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC
  • Live Call Connect Supports Skype, MS Teams, Zoom
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The NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite 4K Live Production System provides broadcast video producers, visual storytellers, and system integrators with functionality and uncompromised flexibility connecting virtually any video source or remote caller, blending superior production tools and NDI IP workflow management like no other video production systems in the industry.

Save now! Ask us about the trade-in program for your existing TriCaster rackmount systems. 

All Eligible Rackmount Systems:

TriCaster TC1
TriCaster 8000
TriCaster 860
TriCaster 850
TriCaster 460
TriCaster 450
TriCaster 410
TriCaster 410P
Any NewTek HD or SD Production Switcher

Setting New Standards

TriCaster 2 Elite enables studios, broadcasters, large scale campuses, and enterprise facilities to harness nearly every major video calling application and IP video source type in use today, including:

• Skype™, MS Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, GoToMeeting™, Discord, Tencent

• NDI®, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC

• Smartphones

These, along with almost unlimited traditional SDI sources, can be accessed and used simultaneously to connect in-studio guests and remote video callers without compromise or worrying about connectivity.

Unparalleled Flexibility

NewTek TC2 has a high-speed 60x45 video crosspoint that includes 8 configurable mix outputs in HD or 2 in UHD; 8 mix/effects (M/Es) with 4 layers each and 32 external inputs that automatically determine video format and resolutions up to 4Kp60.

• Produce simultaneous mixes

• Deliver multiple 4K streams to different places at once

• Feed video walls

• Accommodate separate branding and language packages

• Record programs, sources, and replays

• Media Players

• Tell more and better stories

• Powerful and complete live

• NDI applications

• Live video production system

Premium Access

NewTek Premium Access provides access to premium applications, and tools such as Live Story Creator, LiveGraphics, LivePanel, NDI KVM, Digital Media Aspect Ratios & Frame Rates, and Unlimited NDI Recording.

Live Call Connect

Many types of live productions are enhanced with the ability to easily bring in participants who are located remotely. Live Call Connect functionality integrates many of the most commonly used Internet conferencing applications including Microsoft Skype™, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, GoToMeeting™, Discord™, and Tencent™.

Productions are enhanced with real-time interactions that feature multiple high-quality video and audio inputs, so that show producers are able to connect between studios and remote guests or callers from anywhere in the world, without compromise or worrying about connectivity.

LiveGraphics™

Design animated titles, motion graphics, and looping effects using popular Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools*—then import them directly into your NewTek live production system. With the innovative LiveGraphics Creator plugin to simplify and accelerate authoring in Adobe® After Effects® CC for users of all experience levels, plus enhanced real-time system functionality allowing unprecedented customization, playback, and automation options, LiveGraphics lets you produce and present spectacular live graphics faster and easier than ever before.

• Transform Adobe® Photoshop® CC files into complex animations

• Simplify and accelerate motion graphics creation using Adobe® After Effects® CC

• Support for live text editing, replaceable images, and real-time data integration

• Smart layers with independent Intro, Outro, and Loop motion settings, and effects

• Configurable animation speed, delay, and layer linking for offset actions

• User-friendly, drag-and-drop interface, and one-button file import/export

• Comprehensive preset library for text and layer effects

• Load layered animations and PSD files directly into system buffers

• Designate layer and data presets for any asset, then export and store as a template

• Up to 16 data presets and effect states per asset, with full macro support

• Fully compatible with DataLink™, including DataLink™ extension for Google Chrome

• 100+ customizable, production-ready templates included

* Adobe® Creative Cloud® membership required. Minimum system requirements apply.

Advanced Audio I/O

Merge system audio seamlessly into external routing and mixing workflows for comprehensive integration, sophisticated configuration, and complex handling. Advanced Audio I/O extracts all incoming and outgoing audio channels, including embedded SDI and NDI® audio channels, and makes them available for independent routing and delivery to external audio destinations, including Dante™, AES67, and USB sound devices, as well as compatible mixing boards and consoles.

• Supports comprehensive integration of system audio with external mixers

• Allows independent routing of any audio input or audio output channel(s) for external routing

• Enables extraction of embedded audio from SDI or NDI® sources for external routing

• Supply multiple audio channels from any input source or output to external destinations1

• Up to 8x audio channels per input source or output

*Requires external audio device that supports the appropriate number of channels

Compatible with Dante™, AES67, and USB sound devices2

2 Dante and AES67 require compatible virtual sound card licenses (sold separately)

NDI® KVM

Access the user interface of your NewTek live production system and take control from anywhere on your network. With NDI ® KVM, your workspace is simultaneously output as an interactive NDI® video source. Simply launch NDI® Studio Monitor, select the source from among the available inputs and outputs, then view or run your production remotely from any compatible computer or device.

Virtual PTZ

Expand your shot selection and storytelling opportunities without increasing your source count. With Virtual PTZ, you can create and access multiple shots from any individual video signal—complete with live virtual zoom and real-time pan and scan effects. Start with a full-resolution camera angle or video source, define distinct areas of interest, then store as full-frame presets that you can switch or transition between seamlessly.

Virtual Set Library

Conquer the challenges of time, space, and budget while taking your presentation to a whole new level. With full access to the premium library of NewTek LiveSet™ virtual sets, you can choose from an extended variety of simulated environments to suit your style and your brand, providing an instant professional touch that enhances the look and feel of your productions.

The installer includes LiveSet effect(s) with left, center, and right camera angles, and corresponding NewTek Virtual Set Editor* template(s) for optional customization.

* NewTek Virtual Set Editor software sold separately.

• Boardroom

• Chic Comfort

• Cloud City

• Communique

• Continental

• Freight Forward

• Lecture Lux

• Market Trends

• Overtime

• Ready Room

• Scandiale

• SOHO

• Warm Reception

 

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In the box

TriCaster 2 Elite (3RU w/ Redundant Power)
Keyboard & Mouse
IEC Power Cords
Quickstart Guide
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

   
Video Input 32 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input 32 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input

8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2

1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
1080i: 59.94, 50
720p: 59.94, 29.97, 25
576i 50
480i 59.94

* Optionally supports up to 32 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules

* Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ Support for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Conference Calling Support for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype™, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, GoToMeeting™, Discord™, and Tencent™ software integration using the Live Call Connect feature.
Video Output Configurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output

48 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)

8 x video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94) or 2 x UHD video mix outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
8 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of local SDI inputs or 2 x upconverted UHD outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
15 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
3x Multiviewer outputs (if 3 monitors are connected). 4K support on 2x Multiviewer outputs while the 3rd outputs in HD
1x User Interface with dedicated multiviewer
1x teleprompter output (LiveStory™ Creator)
8 x selectable IP outputs via internal NDI® matrix router
SDI Video Output

8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

8 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates3
2 x UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

Stream Output 2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.
Multiviewer Output

4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts

1 x HDMI
3 x DisplayPort
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
4 x KEY layers per bus
9 x memory slots per bus
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
DSK Channels 4 x DSK channels
Media

5 x media players

4 x DDR
1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

10 x animation buffers with GIF support
5 x graphic buffers
Keyers

Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses

32 x input keyers
4 x media player keyers
8 x M/E keyers
1 x PREVIZ keyer
15 x buffer keyers
COMPs

Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences

16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual Sets Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more
DataLink Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more
Macros

Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
Supports control via web-based interface
Recording

32 x total video recording channels

8 x configurable M/E channels for HD or 2 x for UHD
8 x physical SDI inputs
4 x DDR’s
2 x streaming encoders
Support for growing file playback from DDR’s
Instant Replay capability on each input
32 x total configurable inputs
Storage

1 x 250GB SSD
1 x 4TB SSD

Quantity varies by format, resolution and file specification
Supports recording to external storage via 7 USB 3.2 type A, and 1 USB 3.2 type C, 1 USB 2.0 2(Gen2, Type A)
Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions
Grab Grab full resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
Export Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio 16 channels of audio passthrough Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and 4x8x8 audio input routing
Local Audio Input

8 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)

Local Audio Output 8 x SDI Embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Network Audio Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
Embedded audio supported for all NDI®input and output video signals
Integrated support5 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers6

*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

*Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)
Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
Monitoring Support for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD
Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
Processing Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency ~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
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
Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
Genlock Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPI Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive 250GB SSD
NIC

1 x 10 Gigabit SFP NIC* Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 10Gbps PCI Express

1 x 1 Gigabit NIC

*Requires customer-supplied copper or optical SFP’s

System Physical

3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
34 lbs (15 kg)
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