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NewTek introduces TriCaster TC1

NewTek is launching a new version of its TriCaster production system with support for 4K UHD streaming, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets and social media publishing.

TriCaster TC1 supports 16 external inputs of up to 4K UHD 60p resolution as well as offering multiple studio-grade Skype TX channels for adding remote video guests to live shows.

With the current explosion of live streaming, TriCaster TC1 allows users to stream directly to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, and other streaming sites, or deliver video clips directly to social media sites right from the TriCaster TC1 interface.

The system also includes built-in video servers, macro automation, advanced chroma-keying, ISO-recording and replay. NewTek says it “ideally suits broadcasters, sports and esports looking to get the most production power with high-quality content delivery in a single system.”

The company says its software-driven, IP-native approach to 4K “eliminates the need for conversion to and from baseband video, allowing all integrated features including video playback, mix/effect busses, keying layers, and streaming to be 4K-capable without limiting the number of available resources.”

TriCaster TC1 has 16 inputs available, while NewTek’s IP Series now offers 44 external inputs in 4K UHD.

“Working with IP video makes you feel like you are living in the future, today,” said Dr Andrew Cross, NewTek’s president and CTO. “Once you have it, you can’t imagine going back. It enables so many new ways of working and greatly simplifies infrastructure. It also makes things like live streaming even easier. I can’t imagine anyone buying a product today that isn’t capable of delivering content to all of the places the viewers want to watch.”

NewTek will debut the TriCaster TC1 at its stand at NAB.