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NewTek adds to TriCaster HD live production range

11 May 2010
NewTek adds to TriCaster HD live production range

The latest addition to the product line, TriCaster TCXD850, offers a 22-channel switcher, with eight HD or standard (SD) digital or analogue inputs, two DDRs, titles, stills, two network inputs and eight virtual/mix channels. The TriCaster HD portable live production systems enable user to simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project HD and SD network-style productions.

TriCaster is a popular choice for broadcasters, sports organisations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others who wish to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

“TriCaster TCXD850 takes the TriCaster product line to a new level of performance, introducing a rack mount system with significant new capabilities, at all levels of production,” said Andrew Cross, executive vice president, engineering, NewTek. “This latest TriCaster continues to change expectations about what is possible in HD live production, enabling producers to deliver compelling live events, successfully engage their audience and create new revenue streams.”

The specification of the TCXD850 includes: 22-channel switcher with eight digital or analog inputs, two DDRs, two network inputs, titles, stills and eight virtual/mix channels; advanced overlay capabilities include rotation, positioning and scaling in 3D plus animated effects; new live virtual sets in HD include double box effects with options for stand-up and one or two presenters; Photorealistic LiveMatte virtual sets system with advanced matte generation and spill suppression for every switcher input; two network inputs deliver graphics from LiveText, presentations from a PC or Mac® using iVGA or other computer sources to the switcher or overlay channels; and simultaneous monitoring of all switcher inputs at full fields rate and signal integrity verification with colour Waveform/Vectorscopes.

It is also possible to use any combination of either embedded digital, AES or the 16 balanced analogue XLR audio inputs to bring in microphones, stereo or quad line level sources . Audio mixing capabilities with audio follows video support and auxiliary routing to integrate into an external audio set-up.

The specification is rounded out with: HDMI and VGA program outputs for projector (IMAG) or other monitoring applications; 36 hours of 1080i recording capacity that can be extended by using the three removable drive bays; three video outputs rows to provide flexible simultaneous HD and SD video output; and a durable rack mount 4U case with redundant power supply.

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