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Product Name Price
TriCaster 40 version 2 Software Upgrade
$995.00
SKU: TC40V2U
MPN: FG-000271
MSRP: $995
TriCaster 40 Version 2 without Control Surface
$4,995.00
SKU: TC40V2
MPN: FG-000437-R001
MSRP: $4995
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TriCaster 40 Version 2 without Control Surface
$4,995.00
SKU: TC40V2E
MPN: FG-000439-R001
MSRP: $4995

The TriCaster 40 is a complete HD multi-camera video production studio that enables anyone to create professional streaming television on a small budget. Version 2 of TriCaster 40 gives students & Schools,corporate videodepartments, small organizations and communities, video bloggers, and independent producers unprecedented access to the same production capabilities used by major networks – including customizable animated transitions,network-style titles and graphics, improved file interoperability and much more.

“At NewTek, we are constantly striving to help people with ideas use video in new ways, so that they can tell stories and make a big impact when sharing them with the world,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, Chief Technology Officer at NewTek. “Our next-generation TriCaster 40 gives the most budget-conscious storytellers a whole new class of professional tools, which if purchased individually, would each cost far more than the TriCaster 40 itself. This means that financial limitations no longer hamper creative storytelling. Anyone can use TriCaster 40 to turn a live event into a video production that rivals the pristine look of a network broadcast.”

TriCaster 40 version 2 Software: What’s New

With a broad range of new production capabilities, TriCaster 40 now enables video producers to create stunning HD television-style video broadcasts. Users can look forward to:

  • Creating more engaging content with network-style, highly designed visuals that deliver a polished, post-production look to live productions, in real time;
  • Creating and customizing transitions and effects, using the now included Animation Store Creator to produce full color full motion overlays, audio for both directions and even warped video mapped against any 3D surface for the highest-impact presentations possible;
  • Adding a dedicated title station inside the TriCaster, with the included LiveText application onboard for creating unique HD titles and graphics with hundreds of pre-loaded templates, displaying real-time data, and using vector-based drawing tools and extensive text options for designing custom graphics;
  • Enhancing the viewing experience with new video formats, recording options and session resolutions to reach more viewers on the platforms they watch;
  • Maximizing production efficiency and minimizing disruptions with new workflows for capturing to disk and exporting to external applications for the smoothest content creation; and,
  • Improving visual quality and consistency, correcting for variances in the video signal on every input, and tightly calibrating white, black and color levels for every source to broadcast-acceptable standards with preview scopes.

Switcher Channels

14 – 6 external, 4 internal, 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 and Proc Amp 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 and Proc Amp controls per input

Media

3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and GFX x 2

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

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

  • 2 x Analog BNC configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite (Program and SD-only AUX)
  • Network output for live streaming

Recording

Native recording in resolutions up to 1080i
Encoded as QuickTime® or Web-quality H.264

Recording Capacity

Accommodates ~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 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 x 2 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, output, stream and headphones

Supported Formats

NTSC model: 1080i, 720p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 1080i, 720p, 576i (16:9), 576i (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)

Processing

Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

System Physical

10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5 in (26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 cm)
19 lbs (8.6 kg)

 

 

Feature TriCaster 8000 TriCaster 855 TriCaster 455 TriCaster 40
Video Format HD/SD HD/SD HD/SD HD/SD
Digital I/O (SDI) Yes Yes Yes -
Analog I/O (Component, Composite, Y/C) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Switcher Channels 24 24 14 14
External Video Sources 10 10 6 6
Internal Video Sources 5 5 4 3
M/E Buses with Re-Entry 8 - - -
M/E-Style Virtual Inputs - 8 4 4
Output Connections (max) 14 11 8 5
Recording Channels (max) 8 8 4 1
Base Recording Capacity (hr) 200 HD 200 HD 40 HD 20HD
Effects Channels 45 11 7 7
Live Virtual Sets 26 24 24 24
IsoCorder™ Recording Technology Yes Yes Yes -
TransWarp Effects Yes Yes Yes -
Animation Store Transitions Yes Yes Yes -
Apple AirPlay® Device Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
External Video Router Support Yes - - -
Recordable Macros Yes - - -
Social Media Publishing Yes - - -
3D Video Production Support Yes - - -
Multi-View Monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Genlock Yes Yes Yes -
Tally Yes Yes Yes -
Removable Storage Yes Yes Yes -
Hardware Fail-Safe Yes Yes Yes -
Software Fail-Safe Yes Yes Yes Yes
Form Factor 4U Rack Mount 4U Rack Mount 2U Rack Mount Desktop

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