NewTek launches TriCaster 1 Pro and enhances TriCaster 2 Elite with extra features
NewTek, part of the Vizrt Group, has recently launched the TriCaster 1 Pro. The streamlined live video production system support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets or media publishing, as part of its main characteristics. Also, NewTek has announced new features for the TriCaster 2 Elite.
These two devices offer integrated flexibility of software and IP networks. Both TriCasters also enable LiveGraphics, LivePanel, and Live Story Creator tools as standard offering automation, title and motion graphics, and bespoke control surfaces. The TriCaster 2 Elite remains the flagship TriCaster offering selectable audio and video returns as well as NDI Genlock.
“Today’s producers have to keep up with an insatiable demand for video content while maximizing flexibility,” said Will Waters, NewTek’s Head of Product Management. “TriCaster offers the only complete set of production tools while focusing on efficiency and flexibility only available through combining IP networking and software-defined solutions. The TriCaster 1 Pro is a welcome addition for the storytellers that need robust remote calling but don’t require an extreme quantity of sources and destinations. The update to the TriCaster 2 Elite serves to cement its position as a transformative platform that truly takes video production to another level.”
TriCaster Pro 1 and TriCaster 2 implement nested macros capabilities. Operators can send Alpha Channel through one of the MIX outs. Users can also use the keying on TriCaster to feed graphics or real-time 3D creation tools. Both of them support encoding of three channels.
Both TriCaster models use the latest version of Live Call Connect which can integrate video communication applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype TX, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Slack, and Tencent as video inputs. In addition, producers can turn any mobile device into a live production camera by using the NDI TriCaster Camera App.
TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite use AI to maintain production quality by cancelling or reducing background noise from any source. The Neural Voice Isolation tool cleans automatically audio.