NewTek Announces New & Next-Generation Video Production Systems

by | Gear, News, Production, Video

NewTek has announced the launch of the new TriCaster 1 Pro, a streamlined live video production system with support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, media publishing, and more, along with the next generation of its flagship TriCaster 2 Elite (released in July 2020), which now offers both selectable audio and video returns with a high degree of quality and flexibility as well as NDI Genlock.

Both provide integrated flexibility of software and IP networks that help open new opportunities with tight, NDI-native integration that’s only available in TriCasters. Both also enable LiveGraphics, LivePanel, and Live Story Creator tools as standard offering automation, title and motion graphics, and control surfaces.

“Today’s producers have to keep up with an insatiable demand for video content while maximizing flexibility,” states 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.”

Nested macros capabilities within the TriCaster Pro 1 and TriCaster 2 Elite allow operators to deliver complex productions. Operators can send Alpha Channel through one of the MIX outs, bringing post-production closer to live. Users can also use the keying on TriCaster to feed graphics or real-time 3D creation tools. TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite support encoding of three channels.

Both TriCaster models now offer the latest version of Live Call Connect, integrating popular 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 that’s now available for free for Android and iOS devices.

Using AI, TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster 2 Elite help to maintain production quality by cancelling or reducing background noise from any source. The tool automatically detects voices and cleans the audio, meaning remote callers in loud environments can be heard more clearly, at the touch of a button, using the Neural Voice Isolation tool.

NewTek TriCaster 1 Pro is available now at $21,995 U.S. MSRP (international pricing may vary). The NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite update is free and available to download now for all existing TriCaster 2 Elite users. TriCaster 2 Elite is available to purchase and is priced at $29,995 U.S. MSRP. Go here for more specifics.

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