NewTek TriCaster 8000 Multi-Standard
TriCaster "A la Carte" Units (Does NOT include Control Surface or Media Drives)
TriCaster 8000 is a complete live production and media publishing solution with everything that happens on-screen & under your control. With both a keyboard-mouse combo to manage every system function & and the definitive hardware console at your fingertips & you now have two choices for fully managing your sessions & plus the flexibility to add independent operators to handle various tasks. The total TriCaster 8000 solution is built to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of video production & so you can 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.
*monitors not included
Say "yes" even before you find out the camera count. With the extraordinary versatility of the 24-channel TriCaster 8000 you can scale up or down for every program imaginable. Expand to unprecedented coverage with massive, multi-camera production through external video routers, accessed and controlled from the user interface. Add a dedicated audio tech, graphics operator, and social media producer. Then send 8 independent output feeds to 14 destinations, for broadcast, stream, display—including transmitting over the network to another TriCaster. Smaller program? Shrink back down to size—and let one operator handle the show.
Double-team your peace of mind and your program with a second TriCaster 8000 that mirrors the commands on the first one, and gain redundant operation, synchronized multi-user workflows, and even separately branded channels for different viewers of the same program.
In the age of second and third screens, your social media image is critical to developing a following – along with sponsors, advertisers and partnership opportunities. The real-time social media publishing panel in TriCaster 8000 instantly links you with all of your social networks – like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube – so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly. Even while live.
TriCaster 8000’s visual capabilities flex from the most subdued productions to the most elaborate, thanks to a configurable architecture that makes every idea possible. Start with the broad, creative canvas of 8 M/E buses – and loop them into each other for real-time layered compositions. Explore sensational new visual sequences, with recordable macros and one-touch automation. Operators can personalize their workflow too, by creating custom workspace and monitoring solutions with up to four displays – and presets for any operator’s preferences.
IsoCorder™ multi-track video recording technology captures and stores incoming sources into the system, saving all your live footage and literally racks of video capture equipment. It’s a built-in, real-time ISO recording system of all 8 camera inputs simultaneously, right inside the user interface, for immediate post-production in any NLE. Record your entire show, select camera footage at full resolution, and create an inventory of fresh content to repurpose for future programming.
TriCaster 8000 hosts the most powerful effects engine in live production. Customize full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio. Enhance with branded elements designed into real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping and transformations with TransWarp effects and motion overlays. And create your own custom effects using the included Animation Store Creator application.
With TriCaster 8000, elaborate live production sequences aren’t risky because you automate them ahead of time. Seamlessly string together complex effects and creative elements with macros, triggered by keyboard shortcuts and control surface actions. Or for a presentation that is even more visually remarkable, configure talent-driven, on-camera hotspots. With the wave of a hand or walk across the stage, the scene switches – and your show takes on a whole new dimension with interactive elements in total sync with your talent’s presentation.
Even if your “set” is really a multi-purpose room or the corner of a studio, your viewers will only see your professional brand shine through. With the TriCaster 8000 system’s virtual sets, you can elevate your look with realistic foregrounds and moving backgrounds. Add realism to any virtual set with four live sources – each with four layers of overlay, all with transitions, sounds, 3D positioning and effects. Live camera moves and shot changes during production bring your new location to life.
Push the boundaries of visual technology with real-time, live 3D – and be ready when everyone else catches up. With the anaglyph filter affect, 3D video streams can be switched just like any other source – without requiring complex configuration. Audiences will never forget your productions – and they’ll keep them coming back to you for more.
Gear up to perform for any audience, anytime, anywhere with both Web streaming and program recording built right into your production operation. Maximize online views with support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles, and access online CDN accounts and view streams in real time in the same interface. At the same time, record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or disk.
TriCaster 8000 adapts to your creative process, natively supporting a massive array of file format compatibility. With capture to QuickTime® encoded files embedded with timecode and 4 audio tracks, you have a high-quality, universal file format that floats effortlessly between TriCaster, Mac® and Windows® platforms, and all common editing and post-production software. With included codecs for Mac and PC, you can equip your entire facility to encode media assets for optimized, real-time playback.
A companion Apple® iPad® application delivers fingertip control over sound, and Avid® Artist Series hardware control surfaces provide TriCaster audio control if you prefer a more hands-on approach. So in multiple-operator environments, you can undock the mixer and share the workload, check levels and adjust the mix from any location in the production venue.
|Digital I/O (SDI)|
|Digital I/O (HDMI)|
|Analog I/O (Component,|
|Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Support|
|External Video Router Support|
|External Switcher Video Sources|
|Internal Switcher Video Sources|
|Re-Entrant M/E Buses|
|Standard M/E Buses|
|M/E-Style Virtual Inputs|
|Output Connections (max)|
|Recording Channels (max)|
|Still & Title Buffers|
|Live Virtual Sets|
|IsoCorder™ Recording Technology|
|Animation Store Transitions|
|Holographic Live Virtual Set Support|
|Real-Time Motion Tracking|
|Avid® Artist Mix Audio Control Support|
|Apple® AirPlay® Device Support|
|Individually Configurable Multi-View Monitor Viewports|
|Frame Sync Toggle|
Supplemental HDMI Output
Supplemental Display Ports
|Switcher Channels||24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses|
|Video Input||8 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections), with third-party video router support|
|Network Sources||2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel|
|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|
|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 supporting 4 independent Key layers, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between layers|
|Macros||Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation|
|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|
|Virtual Sets||30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights|
|Holographic Live Virtual Sets||Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images|
|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|
|Recording||Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology|
|Recording Capacity||Includes 3TB internal drive and 3 removable 2TB media drives accommodating a total of ~220 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)|
|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 destinations|
|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|
|Audio Inputs||8 SDI Embedded|
8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Phantom Power Support
|Audio Outputs||3 SDI Embedded|
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|
|Supported Session Formats|
|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|
|Monitoring||DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays|
|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
|Control Surface||Includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control surface|
|MIDI Control||Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros|
|GPI Support||Supports 2 x 24 GPI signals via JLCooper eBOX GPI system|
|System Physical||4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe|