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NewTek TriCaster TC1 BASE Bundle

NewTek TriCaster TC1 BASE Bundle

  • Includes TC1 Small Control Panel
  • 4x 3G/HD/SD-SDI Input
  • 16x IP video inputs via NDI
  • Up to 4K UHD 60p
  • Skype TX Integration
  • Multi-Channel Recording and Replay
  • Live Chromakeying
  • Macros Automation
  • Integrated Dual-Channel Live Streaming
  • PTZ Camera Control
  • 120GB SSD Boot Drive
Availability: In stock

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 BASE Bundle includes the TriCaster TC1 2RU Live Production System, TC1 Small Control Panel, and USB keyboard & mouse.

Powered with 16-input switching, live streaming, and multi-channel recording in HD, 3G, and 4K UHD at 60p, NewTek TriCaster TC1 is a complete production system. Equipped with hundreds of advanced production values, including four M/E buses, integrated Skype video calling, two video servers for clips playback, multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive. Simultaneously send Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, and YouTube™ Live. Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, and YouTube. This new TriCaster TC1 provides powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options.

NewTek TC1 BASE Bundle presents your audience with an immersive viewing experience defined by amazing clarity and incredible detail. Produce programs, performances, events, and live sports in true 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution with support for native 2160p video at 60 frames per second. Unlike other products that promise 4K UHD, only TriCaster TC1 allows you to switch, stream and record 4K UHD video without compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs. The Built-In Video Servers included in the TC1 allow you to add files for on-demand and automated playback, including auto-advancing playlists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more. With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectable transitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to make magic from your stored media.

Skype TX is also integrated into the TriCaster TC1. You can now easily conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, without the need for additional equipment. The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-time interaction with broadcast-quality video and balanced audio, allowing you to present production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, and more regardless of the caller’s device.

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle is the essential solution for modern video production. With industry-leading, software-driven live production technology; a 16-input, multi-source video workflow with out-of-the-box support for four SDI hardware inputs; and an included 1.5-stripe control panel with 14 source buttons, the NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle provides everything you need to create more incredible content, make it available in more places, and reach viewers-whenever and wherever they watch..

Complete Production

Produce amazing content with hundreds of advanced production capabilities for video switching, playback, mix effects, graphics, audio mixing, virtual sets, and more.

4K UHD 60p Capable 

Deliver an immersive viewing experience for programs, performances, events, and sports with native support for true 4K Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second.

Native IP Processing 

Present your video as it was meant to be seen with NewTek’s software-driven processing maintaining the native resolution of every signal from input to output.

Multi-Source Video Mixing 

Create compelling content using any combination of compatible SDI and IP video sources, including local and remote cameras, mobile devices, Skype video calls, computers, streaming media, video files, graphics, and more.

Multi-Destination Delivery 

Produce content for any screen or schedule, with SDI and IP live output, multi-channel recording, multi-platform live streaming, social media publishing, and more.

Product Highlights

• Switching, streaming, recording, and delivery in HD, 3G, and 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps

• True IP switching, with native software-driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility

• Native integration of NDI™, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, supporting video, audio, and data transmission over IP with near-zero latency Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs—more than any TriCaster past or present

• Studio-grade Skype® video calling with multi-channel Skype TX software integration

• Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware

• Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive

• Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more

• Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more

• Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options

• Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing

• Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more

• Industry-standard 2RU hardware chassis with 400W PSU

More Information
In the Box TriCaster TC1 2RU System
TriCaster TC1 Small Control Panel
Keyboard & Mouse
Registration Card
Quickstart Guide
1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
Video Input 16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input 16 x IP video inputs via NDI™, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input

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

1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
1080i: 59.94, 50
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
576i 50
480i 59.94
PTZ Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Skype TX Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs via Skype TX software integration, including tally and Talk Back communication
Apple® AirPlay® Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay
Video Output Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output

IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:

4 x independent video mix outputs
1 x 4K UHD video mix output SDI
Video Output 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for: 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping
Stream Output 2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Multiviewer Output

3 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions

1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x HDMI multiviewer
1 x DisplayPort multiviewer
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 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

5 x media players

2 x DDR
2 x GFX
1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

10 x animation buffers
5 x graphic buffers

30 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function)


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

16 x input keyers
4 x media player keyers
4 x M/E keyers
1 x PREVIZ keyer
15 x buffer keyers

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 LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
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

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

6 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology

4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)
2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
1 x MP3 audio recorder

3 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications


2 x 3TB internal drive

Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA
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 Mixer Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing
Local Audio Input 4 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)
Local Audio Output 4 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 support(4) for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®

Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers(5)

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

(5) 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 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports
Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709

Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4

Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency ~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards 4K 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
Genlock Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
GPI Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive 120GB SSD
NIC 2 x 1 Gigabit NIC
System Physical

19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached

TriCaster TC1

2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel  
Stripes 1.5 x panel stripes
Source Buttons 14 x switcher source buttons
11 x M/E source buttons
Joystick 1 x multi-mode joystick (3-axis)
T-Bar 1 x multi-mode T-Bars
Connectivity 1 Gigabit NIC
Physical TriCaster TC1SP chassis
23.5 x 2.5 x 11.6 (59.7 x 6.4 x 29.5 cm)
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