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NewTek shipping TriCaster 850 Extreme ahead of schedule

6 July 2011

San Antonio-based NewTek has announced that it is shipping the TriCaster 850 Extreme HD portable live production system a full quarter earlier than expected.

TriCaster is said to blur the lines between live and post-production. The system enables users to simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects.

Target markets include sports organisations, schools, broadcasters, houses of worship, webcasters, and government agencies.

Features of the TriCaster 850 Extreme – which has been enhanced in several ways since it was first introduced at NAB 2011 – include: proprietary NewTek IsoCorder multi-track recording technology that enables the recording of up to eight channels of video, simultaneously from any input or output, with multi-video recording support and adjustable audio headroom; support for two simultaneous Apple AirPlay audio/video streams; the ability to deliver transitions embedded with full-colour, motion video effects and audio from a total of 11 animation stores; web stream manager; advanced audio mixer; performance enhancements including adjutable audio level settings for each clip; selection and importation of a wider variety of media files, including Apple ProRes; alpha channel output; multi-tiered fail-safe; and Linear Timecode (LTC) support.

NewTek products are distributed and suppported in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Pakistan by 3D Storm (NewTek Europe), located near Bordeaux, France.

Stand No: 7.K11

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