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NewTek TriCaster 455 A La Carte Edition Live Switcher without Control Surface, Push-Button Live Streaming, 2U Rack Mount

SKU: NETC455ALA MFR: FG-000021-R001
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About the NewTek 455 Live Switcher

The NewTek TriCaster 455 A La Carte Edition Live Switcher without Control Surface is the complete TriCaster 455 package only lacking a control surface and thus considerably discounted. A mouse and keyboard do come included and can be used instead of a control surface. You can also of course use a control surface you may already own.

TriCaster 455 is a 4-camera input, tightly integrated hardware and software solution for streaming video online and producing live events. The TriCaster comes with two powerful software applications - a live production software and a character generation and vector graphics software. Altogether the package offers built-in multi-track ISO recording with broadcast, projector and online output options, completely customizable visuals, powerful 3D effects, video playback, graphics and transitions, virtual sets and more.

Digital and analog outputs allow streaming to broadcast machines and to live projectors. And very importantly, you can connect to a network by Ethernet and stream videos directly to the web. At the same time, you can store files to internal storage drives or by AUX output also to external drives.

The 455 is a 2RU device designed for mobility. It doesn't require any massive cabling or complex configurations and you can deliver with it from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, blogger's workspace or pretty much anywhere else.

NewTek 455 Live Switcher Includes

  • NewTek TriCaster 455 A La Carte Edition Live Switcher Without Control Surface
  • Keys to Front Panel of Case
  • TriCaster Live Production Software
  • Integrated Character Generation Software
  • 4 x Attachable Rubber Feet (for Desktop Use)
  • PC Mouse and Keyboard
  • DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • TriCaster Registration Reminder Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • NewTek Warranty

NewTek 455 Live Switcher Features

  • 14-Channel, Multi-Camera Production: Go from 0 to live with up to 4 cameras. Add digital media from 4 built-in players and 2 network sources for sharing computer displays or wireless iOS devices. Get 4 M/E-style virtual inputs to stage live virtual sets or create custom picture effects and presets
  • Mobile-Ready: Produce a network-quality show from places you've never been able to before. Make the most of just 2U of rack space in a production vehicle or other space
  • Scaled-Down Fit: TriCaster 455 has vast turnkey capabilities without a monolithic footprint. Create a small workspace with room to spare. Integrate into an existing studio; slide into a tight space at school, the garage, or a storage room
  • Multi-Track Iso-Recording: Innovative IsoCorder technology combines the capabilities of racks and racks of video capture equipment, enhancing TriCaster 455 with a built-in, real-time ISO recording system, accessible directly from the user interface
  • Electrifying Visual Effects: No canned, "stock footage" look for you. Your signature look requires a style that makes an impression on your audience. TriCaster 455 hosts the most powerful integrated effects engine in live production
  • One-Size-Fits-All File Compatibility: TriCaster 455 removes the guesswork and gear-grinding that can spell disaster for a production on location, or in a time crunch
  • All-Purpose Operation: This is what it's like to say yes to every request. Switching. Encoding. Streaming. Keying. Graphics. Playback. This is a 6-input, 2-output system design that hits the sweet spot for taking on productions of every proportion. Opportunity is banging down the door
  • Creative Freedom: Let nothing stand in the way of getting the look you want or the professional presentation your organization demands. Multi-layered video compositing and motion effects. Fully-integrated virtual set system
  • Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds: Raise eyebrows and the profile of your show. You can get a totally branded, network-style studio environment. Broadcast live from a multi-angle virtual set. Complement your presentation with double-box effects, custom graphics and more
  • Record Live Streaming Video, Simultaneously: It's easy when both Web streaming and program recording are built right into your production operation
  • Remote Audio Control: The integrated multi-channel audio mixer supports a companion Apple iPad application that delivers fingertip control over sound

NewTek 455 Live Switcher Specifications

Switcher Channels 14 - 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs
Video Input 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions
Network Sources 2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
Media 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds
Frame Buffer 5 channels for static graphics or watch folder
Virtual Inputs 4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling and cropping
DSKs 2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
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 Up to 4 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals
Mix and match output formats, connection types, resolutions and aspect ratios
HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
HDMI, DVI and VGA output for displays or projector
Network output for live streaming
Recording Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology
Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
Recording Capacity 20 hours 1080i or 120 hours 480i
4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
Live Streaming HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, configured via browser based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull
Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser and integrated Livestream plug-in
Audio Inputs 4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs 2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones
Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output
Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
Supports iPad audio mixing app for touchscreen remote control of audio mixer
Supported Formats NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
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)
NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications
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 NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and more
Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and more
Monitoring Selectable layouts for user interface and multiview preview displays
Signal Monitoring Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
Fail-Safe Multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
Rack Height 2U rack mount
Power 430W power supply
Dimensions 19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
Weight 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
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