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NewTek launches 22-channel TriCaster

27 April 2010
NewTek launches 22-channel TriCaster

NewTek has launched the TriCaster TCXD850, offering a 22-channel switcher, with eight HD or SD digital or analogue inputs, two DDRs, titles, stills, two network inputs and eight virtual/mix channels.

“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.”

TriCaster TCXD850 features include: 22-channel switcher with eight digital or analogue 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; use any combination of either embedded digital, AES or the 16 balanced analog XLR audio inputs to bring in microphones, stereo or quad line level sources; 36 hours of 1080i recording capacity that can be extended by using the three removable drive bays; and all that comes in a durable rack mount 4U case with redundant power supply

"With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project HD and SD network-style productions," states the company. "A single operator or small team can create sophisticated productions, switching between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects."

The unit is slated to ship 15 July and will retail in Europe for £19,999 +VAT.

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