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NewTek announced new IP live production system

With TriCaster TC1 NewTek announced a new IP live production system that supports 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets and social media publishing. The system supports 16 external inputs of up to 4K UHD 60p resolution without sacrificing functionality. TriCaster TC1 will be on display at NAB 2017 (booth SL5016).

According to NewTek their software-driven, IP-native approach to 4K is eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video, allowing all integrated features including video playback, mix/effect busses, keying layers, and streaming to be 4K-capable without limiting the number of available resources. TriCaster TC1 has 16 inputs available, regardless of video resolution, and NewTek’s top of the line IP Series now offers 44 external inputs in 4K UHD without sacrificing functionality.


“Working with IP video makes you feel like you are living in the future, today,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek’s president and CTO. “Once you have it, you can’t imagine going back. It enables so many new ways of working and greatly simplifies infrastructure. It also makes things like live streaming even easier. I can’t imagine anyone buying a product today that isn’t capable of delivering content to all of the places the viewers want to watch.”




Live Streaming and Publishing of Recorded Content


With the explosion of online and mobile video, broadcasters and content producers need a way to stream live and encode/publish video to social media quickly and easily. Whether you need to go live for breaking news or post recorded video clips that viewers can see on demand, TriCaster TC1 handles it all. Users can stream directly to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, and other streaming sites, or deliver video clips directly to social media sites right from the TriCaster TC1 interface.


The Most Complete Solution


NewTek says that it’s not just the ability to deliver content that makes TriCaster TC1 special but the ability to eliminate „4 or 5 other devices that would accomplish the same in traditional baseband video workflows“. With built-in video servers, macro automation, advanced chroma-keying, ISO-recording, and replay, TriCaster TC1 ideally suits broadcasters, sports, esports, educational organizations, and corporate entities looking to get the most production power with high-quality content delivery in a single system.


Integrated Skype TX


A new feature with TriCaster TC1 and IP Series is integrated multi-channel Skype TX integration. NewTek is the only company to offer this functionality in a live production system in the world. Any one of the TriCaster TC1’s 16 external inputs can be designated for live, broadcast-quality Skype video calling, giving producers the capability to reach any one of the 300 million monthly active users of Skype and deliver a pristine HD video call with balanced audio. With studio-ready call control from an external laptop or workstation running the Skype TX controller application, calls can be configured and monitored without impacting the TriCaster TC1 operator’s workflow. Other active call channels from NewTek TalkShow systems can be managed from the controller for additional call capacity and streamlined management.


NewTek Connect Line


In addition to TriCaster TC1’s onboard SDI I/O, customers have the option to configure the number of physical SDI connections based on need with the NewTek Connect line of connectivity and productivity products. With versatile functionality ranging from SDI to IP video conversion and I/O channel expansion, to 4K UHD connectivity and IP interoperability, along with video recording, monitoring, and scopes, NewTek Connect solutions seamlessly integrate with TriCaster TC1 and IP Series to deliver the workflow required. Customers can add NC1 IN modules each with 4 SDI inputs, and/or NC1 I/O modules that provide 8 SDI inputs or outputs. The NC1 I/O module can also be configured for quadlink 3G-SDI delivering 2 channels of 4K UHD video.


Optional Redundant Power & Control Panels


Customers have the option of a 2RU unit or a 3RU unit with redundant power and a choice of two control panels providing complete command of the advanced capabilities and functionality of TriCaster TC1.


Pricing


TriCaster TC1 in a 2RU chassis is priced at 14,995 US-Dollar. TriCaster TC1R provides optional redundant power in a 3RU chassis and is priced at 19,995 US-Dollar. TC1LP and TC1SP Control Panels are priced at 11,995 and 6,995 US-Dollar respectively. The NewTek Connect NC1 IN and the NC1 I/O modules are priced at 5,995 and 9,995 US-Dollar respectively. (4/17)

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