Newtek (VIZRT Group) unveils TriCaster 2 Elite
NewTek, developer of IP-based video technology and part of the Vizrt Group, has announced TriCaster® 2 Elite, what the company has defined as “the most powerful and complete live video production system on the planet”.
TriCaster 2 Elite provides video producers, visual storytellers and system integrators with ‘better than broadcast’ functionality. In addition to video production capabilities, TriCaster 2 Elite enables studios, broadcasters, large scale campuses and enterprise facilities to harness “nearly every major video calling application” in use today. To further amplify the flexibility and scalability, both future-proofed video over IP and more traditional SDI are supported by the platform.
“Serving the needs well of those who make visual storytelling a key part of their business is made possible by combining IP networking, software-defined solutions and a focus on the customer experience. TriCaster 2 Elite currently has no equal in terms of capability and value and I believe that it is the best product we have ever made,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group. “More than ever, businesses, governments, schools, houses of worship and other organizations tell us they are adopting broadcast techniques to communicate their message to their world more effectively as they seek to stay relevant in a rapidly changing environment.”
TriCaster 2 Elite supports a huge variety of web conferencing tools including Skype™, MS Teams™, Zoom Meetings™ or GoToMeeting™, as well as all IP video sources including NDI®, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones. These, along with “almost unlimited” traditional SDI sources, can be accessed and used simultaneously.
At the heart of TriCaster 2 Elite is a high speed 60×45 video crosspoint that includes 32 external inputs that automatically determine video format and resolutions up to 4Kp60. Each input includes proc amp tools, independent keying and cropping for crisper video, as well as triggers for automation. No tradeoffs are required with 8 configurable mix outputs in HD or 2 in 4Kp60, direct NDI outs of media players, multiple streaming encoders, continuous NDI conversion of all 8 SDI inputs, and 8 independently selectable recorders for immediate replay. The platform allows content creators to produce simultaneous mixes, deliver multiple 4K streams to different places at once, feed video walls and accommodate separate branding and language packages, record program and line cuts, and much more.
When it comes to integration, the TriCaster control API and automation tools deliver video production and IP workflow solutions that are highly interoperable with existing equipment, such as control room systems, video walls, multiviewers, media platforms and the like.
Furthermore, TriCaster 2 Elite affords 8 mix/effects (M/Es) with 4 layers each, enhanced by integration with Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools. Visual storytelling automation tools with simplified teleprompter-based scripting with Microsoft Word® document files are included. Virtual and augmented reality scenes can be rendered in real time from Adobe® Photoshop® files while non-standard framerate and aspect ratios such as 9:16 make it easy to deliver engaging content to modern media screens. Other features include frame sync on every input, animated GIF support in buffers, social media publishing, audio mixing and routing, including support for DANTE™ and AES-67, among others.
TriCaster 2 Elite is now available.