NewTek TriCaster 40 V2 All-in-One Live Production Switcher, Academic Version

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SKU: NETC40V2E MFR: FG-000439-R001
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About NewTek

The NewTek TriCaster 40 V2 (Academic Version) is an All-in-One live production switcher, streaming system and recorder. It streams to the Web, records program out as MPEG2 and features 4 camera inputs and 14 channels to switch between.

NewTek Features

  • Fast Setup & Easy to Use: Just plug in, power on and you're up and running with your very own show in no time
  • All-in-One Live Production: Mix cameras, video, graphics, audio, titles, network sources and custom animated effects. No other hardware required
  • On-Budget HD: It offers the same formats used in broadcast television, with video connections that let you use HD cameras
  • Travel-Size: Whether across campus or across town, the portable TriCaster can be easily placed on a tabletop or A/V cart
  • Web-Ready: Go HD directly to the Web with one-button live streaming
  • Television-Style Sets and Backgrounds: Turn even the tiniest production space into a lifelike virtual studio with real-time moving backgrounds
  • Live Desktop Monitors: Allows you to preview internal and external video sources in real time, with built-in audio meters
  • Network Sources: You can share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices, like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network as TriCaster
  • DDR (Digital Disk Recorder): Enables you to load and playback your own stored video clips, video packages and pre-produced motion graphics in a wide range of media file formats
  • Graphics: You can add titles, images and graphics to your show, importing your own original artwork, choosing from a variety of included templates, or building new designs using the included LiveText application
  • Preview Monitor: The source selected on the Preview row can be viewed, which becomes the video output upon pressing Take for a cut or pressing Auto for a transition
  • Program Monitor: The source selected on the Program row can be viewed, which is also the video output signal for broadcast, live stream, projector and/or record
  • Recording: Allows you to capture your live production as a full resolution video file to show later or save for your archive
  • Live Streaming: You can launch live streaming video of your show to the Web at the touch of a button. TriCaster 40 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p
  • Live Production Switcher: Allows you to switch between 14 video channels, including external video and network sources, internal media sources and virtual inputs
  • Transitions: Dynamic effects can be used to change shots and apply graphics. Independent settings for each video layer let you mix and match transitions for the base video and both downstream keys
  • TransWarp Effects: It allows you to enhance your show using animated transitions and effects with full-color overlays, embedded audio and 3D warping of video. Animation Store Creator is also included to build custom transitions and effects
  • Virtual Inputs: Lets you setup virtual sets, layer live elements, create picture-in-picture effects and more, from any available live and stored video sources and assign the composite effect to a single switcher button
  • Live Virtual Sets: It enables you to get the look of a network-style studio with built-in virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings. Sets include multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets and animated zoom control for realistic presentation
  • Multi-Channel Audio Mixer: You can enjoy clear, crisp audio with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus stream and master outputs

NewTek Specifications

14: 6 external, 4 internal and 4 virtual inputs
Video Input
4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions
Each input includes integrated frame synchronizer
Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp and white balance controls per input
BNC connectivity
Network Sources
2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp and white balance controls per input
3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and 2 x GFX
LiveText character generator for custom titles and graphics
Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp and white balance controls per source
Virtual Inputs
4 independent, mix/effect-style channels supporting multi-source compositions, virtual sets, double-box effects and more
3 configurable sources per channel, each with independent positioning, scaling and cropping, including upstream keyer with DVE and transition controls
Downstream Key
2 downstream keyers, each with independent DVE, transition controls, positioning and scaling
Video Layers
Up to 5 layers on-screen simultaneously
Effects and Transitions
Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio and overlay effects
Animation Store Creator for custom animations
Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
Virtual Sets
24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets
Video Output
A/V output signal through up to 5 output connections
2x Analog BNC configurable for component or Y/C + composite (program and SD-only AUX)
Network output for live streaming
Native recording in resolutions up to 1080p
Record source selectable from among Program, Aux, or any individual camera input
Encoding format selectable from among QuickTime, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (Speed HQ) and H.264 (high or Web-quality)
Recording Capacity
Accommodates approximately 20 hours 1080i or approximately 120 hours 480i via internal drive in QuickTime format
Capacity expandable using external media drives
Live Streaming
HD live streaming via Adobe Flash or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull
Audio Inputs
1/4" Mono (Mic) RCA
2 x Stereo L/R (Line)
Audio Outputs
RCA x 2 stereo L/R 1/4" stereo (phones)
Audio Mixing
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, effects, output, stream and headphones
Supported Formats
NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
Playback Media Formats
AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)
Export Media Formats
Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more
Presets for Non-Linear Editors: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro and more Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and more
DVI, VGA and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview, with selectable layouts
Signal Monitoring
Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point
Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5" / 26.41 x 21.59 x 44.45 cm
19.0 lbs / 8.61 kg
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