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NewTek TriCaster 8000 Educational A la Carte

  SKU# NTK-TC8000EALA
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Product Highlights

  • TriCaster 8000 Educational A la Carte
  • Control Surface not included
  • 3D Ready
  • 8 M/E Buses
  • Macros
  • 4 DSKs
  • Social Media Integration
  • Audio Mixing on iPad
  • Hotspot

 


$24,495 .00

Description

In live video broadcasting world, second and third screen experiences are no longer considered extras; for audiences today, they're expected. Media networks that create masterful multi-channel and multi-branded content for viewing on TVs or computers, sharing on mobile devices, or both—open up huge opportunities to monetize more streams of programming. Those opportunities were made for TriCaster 8000.

TriCaster 8000 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 to see them to believe you can actually create them yourself), 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
Video Format
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
HD/SD
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.

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Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 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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