TriCaster Mini HD-4i Advanced with 2 Connect Spark SDI Bundle
Connect Spark SDI
TriCaster Mini HD-4i

NewTek

Part # TCMACSSDIB1

MFR Part # FG-001978-R001

A Portable Live Production Bundle with WiFi Enabled IP Video Capability: TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4i live production switcher, control surface, travel case, and two SDI Connect Sparks for WiFi-enabled IP video. More
MSRP: $10995
$10,995.00

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A Portable Live Production Bundle with WiFi Enabled IP Video Capability

Bundle Includes:

  • TriCaster Mini HDMI Advanced
  • TriCaster Mini Control Surface
  • TriCaster Mini Case
  • 2 x Connect Spark SDI for WiFi-enabled IP video conversion

About TriCaster Mini HD-4i

Now with NDI® Technology and TriCaster Advanced Edition Software

With TriCaster Mini Advanced, you gain more than 100 additional video production capabilities compared to the original TriCaster Mini—at no additional cost!

  • HDMI video connectivity
  • Native NDI® integration
  • Hundreds of built-in capabilities
  • 1.5 TB internal storage
  • Space-saving case display

Portable, Professional, and Equipped for End-to-End IP

Produce and publish extraordinary video content for screens and audiences of all sizes with the most complete, compact multimedia studio in the world—TriCaster® Mini Advanced.

Real Video Production. No Experience Required.

You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio, or know your way around a broadcast control room to deliver your message through video with network-quality results. With an all-in-one design, do-it-yourself setup, and hundreds of entry-level and advanced production capabilities, you can be on your way to captivating audiences from anywhere within minutes of opening the box.

  • HD switching, streaming, and recording
  • 8 external video inputs and 4 mix outputs
  • Connect to compatible IP devices via NDI®
  • Streaming to Facebook Live, Twitch, and more
  • Real-time social media publishing
  • Multi-channel recording and internal storage
  • Video playback without any additional hardware
  • Built-in live titling and motion graphics
  • Multi-channel audio mixing
  • SDI, HDMI, and case display options available

About Mini Control Surface

You don’t have to be a video expert to work like one. With TriCaster Mini CS, you have hands-on control of every show you make with TriCaster Mini. Featuring an attractive, compact design and responsive controls, it’s the ideal way to produce a show with professional results…from the office, an event, or anywhere.

  • Professional, studio-style workflow for live video productions of any size
  • Intuitive control layout mapped to the TriCaster Mini Live Desktop
  • Faster, more accurate interaction than point and click
  • Large, backlit buttons and premium T-Bar for confident, comfortable performance
  • Simple plug-and-play setup

About Connect Spark SDI to NDI Converter

Portable, WiFi-enabled IP video converter that delivers your SDI video into any setup instantly. Wireless.

NewTek Connect Spark gives you the ability to easily send and receive video using your existing network. Get rid of all those cables that are required to get video into your computer. Through NDI, NewTek Connect Spark allows you to connect your 1080p60 video to your network—no matter where it is located—wired or even via WiFi.

Features

  • 3G-SDI video input with embedded audio
  • Simultaneous 3G-SDI video loop out with embedded audio
  • Support for 1080p and 720p video at up to 60 frames per second
  • Remote configuration and monitoring via Web-based user interface
  • Remote recording onto SD or USB storage media, with control via web-based interface
  • Tally support via NDI, with built-in program/preview tally lights
  • Compatible with professional and prosumer production solutions including NewTek live production systems and third-party video switchers, as well as software-based video tools like Livestream Studio, OBS, Streamstar SW, Telestream Gameshow and Wirecast, VidBlaster, vMix, XSplit, and all other NDI-compatible products (NDI version 2.0 or higher)
  • Compatible with popular desktop video applications via included software driver, including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Skype, Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom, and more

Tricaster Mini Specs

Video Input 8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
Network Video Input

8 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill

Digital Video Input

4 x digital video connections (HDMI or SDI, depending on model) supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates(1)

  • 1080p: 29.97, 25
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
  • SD: 59.94, 50, 25

(1)Available frame rates determined by model and session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Video Output Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous digital and IP delivery
Network Video Output

4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®

Digital Video Output

2 x independently configurable digital video outputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)

Stream Output

1 x streaming video output, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive

Monitor Outputs 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x HDMI multiviewer
1 x DVI display output
1 x HDMI display output
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 x M/E buses, each supporting 2 configurable sources and 2 configurable KEY layers
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels

 2 x DSK channels

Media

5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR
  • 2 x GFX
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

  • 5 x animation buffers
  • 10 x graphic buffers
Keyers Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
Virtual Sets

Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included

DataLink

Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more

Macros

Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface
Recording 5 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology
  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)(2)
  • 1 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
1 x MP3 audio recorder

(2)QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Storage TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4sdi and HD-4i: 2 x 750GB internal drive
TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4: 1 x 750GB internal drive
  • Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
  • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA
  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions
Grab

Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs

Export Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 audio input channel routing, and 4 independent output mixes
Local Audio Input

4 x embedded digital audio inputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line

Local Audio Output

 2 x embedded digital audio outputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphones jack

Network Audio
  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
  • Integrated support(3) for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®

(3)Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
Signal Monitoring

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709

Processing

Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency

~1.0-2.0 frames

A/V Standards
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Tally

Support for network tally via NDI®

MIDI

Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control

NIC

1 x 1 Gigabit NIC

Case Display

TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4sdi and HD-4i
7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (source or output only; external monitor required for user interface)

TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4
Case display not available

Built-In WiFi

Supports wireless connection to local network

  • 802.11ac WiFi standard
Built-In Bluetooth

Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology

System Physical

NewTek Mini system chassis, including adjustable handle and cable retention bracket

  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)

 

Connect Spark Specs

NewTek Connect Spark (SDI) NewTek Connect Spark (HDMI)
Input 1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 x HDMI
Loop Out 1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI 1 x HDMI
Audio

SDI embedded
3.5mm Line Level

HDMI embedded
3.5mm Line Level

Encoding NDI|HX NDI|HX
Ethernet

1 x RJ-45 port for 10/100 M Ethernet networking

1 x RJ-45 port for 10/100 M Ethernet networking

Wireless

Built-in WiFi radio
2 x 5db 2.4G/5.8G dual-band antennas
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Built-in WiFi radio
2 x 5db 2.4G/5.8G dual-band antennas
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n

Interface

Web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring

Web-based user interface for configuration and monitoring

Tally

Tally support via NDI, with built-in
program/preview tally lights

Tally support via NDI, with built-in
program/preview tally lights

Formats

1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i: 59.94
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98

1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98

Standards SDI: SMPTE ST-424M, ST-292M HDMI: 0.8Vp-p
Recording*

Video: MPEG-TS
Audio: AAC
*Optional USB or Micro SD card required (not included)

Video: MPEG-TS
Audio: AAC
*Optional USB or Micro SD card required (not included)

BNC 75 Ohm impedance — Not applicable —
USB

2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-USB

2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Mini-USB

Power

External DC 12V 1A adapter included 4W max power consumption

External DC 12V 1A adapter included 4W max power consumption

Environmental

Operating temperature: -20°C to 80°C 
Relative humidity: 20% to 90%

Operating temperature: -20°C to 80°C
Relative humidity: 20% to 90%

Physical

5.0 x 4.25 x 1.125 in (127 x 108 x 28 mm)
7.76 oz (220g)

5.0 x 3.5 x 1.125 in (127 x 89 x 28 mm)
7.76 oz (220g)

Bundle Includes:

  • TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4i with integrated display and 1.5TB internal storage
  • TriCaster Mini Control Surface
  • TriCaster Mini Case
  • 2 x Connect Spark SDI for WiFi-enabled IP video conversion

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Advanced IP Workflow

Video Over IP

Send and receive real-time, low-latency, frame-accurate video over IP on a standard network infrastructure via the NDI® protocol,Tek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, with any NDI-enabled device on the same LAN available as a video source or destination.

Audio Over IP

Send and receive multi-channel audio over IP on a standard network infrastructure via the NDI protocol,Tek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, with any NDI-enabled device on the same LAN available as an audio source or destination.

IP Source Selection

Access both the inputs and outputs of all NDI-enabled devices on the same network from any external input on the TriCaster switcher—dramatically increasing the amount of available video sources for any production.

IP Outputs

Distribute more video from your TriCaster system, sending output signals, sub-mixes or individual sources to NDI-enabled devices with 4 fully configurable, IP video outputs.

Audio

Audio Routers

Apply more sophisticated audio routing configurations, mapping any input channel (or combination of input channels) to any output channel (or combination of output channels) with four complete 4x4 routers for every audio input.

Input Level Control

Fine-tune sound with independent control for every audio channel—up to 4 per input.

Output Audio

Deliver pitch-perfect sound mixes for any setup, supplying audio signals via four IP-ready, quad-channel output busses—Master, Aux 1, Aux 2, and Aux 3.

Dante Audio Networking

Expand integration and IP workflow possibilities with audio input over the network from devices that use the Dante* networking protocol from Audinate.*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Audio Recording Options

Configure the captured audio source for each ISO recording with per-channel audio signal selection.

Default Media File Level

Reduce time spent individually configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.

Noise Gate

Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.

VU Meters

Achieve higher-quality sound by determining audio clipping more easily and accurately with an updated VU meter interface.

Data

Use real-time data from internal and external sources in your live program without adding dedicated data input software. Built-in DataLink maps your selected data source to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates, and updates their corresponding content instantly—automatically or on-demand—ensuring you have the most current and accurate information.

Save time converting detailed information like sports statistics and sales data into graphics. With DataLink and a CSV, XML or ASCII file, you can transform raw spreadsheet data into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.

Macro Automation

Multi-Step Macros

When timing is everything but anything can happen, take control by creating automated sequences using macro commands with expert pacing and built-in pauses that wait for your (live) cue to resume.

Macro Triggering

Gain additional flexibility for activating automated macro sequences with triggers that include audio level changes, media playback, and specific switcher actions, and the ability to assign multiple triggers for the same macro.

Media Players

Playlist Effects

Produce more engaging playlist sequences from your on-board media by adding transitions between playlist media—and even combining real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.

Real-Time Clip Editing

Speed up turnaround of raw recordings and video files for DDR playback with easy, built-in clip splitting and trimming tools.

Monitoring

Live Output Monitoring

Work with higher-quality output video previews with enhanced signal processing and full field-rate deinterlacing.

Display Outputs

Choose from more video signal selections to monitor, display, or project using the supplemental display ports—and customize every screen in your setup to your workflow.

Blue Only Option

Calibrate video signals with greater flexibility and accuracy with a Blue Only viewport overlay compatible with any monitor.

Monitor Proc Amps

Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the User Interface, Multiview, and display ports.

Multiview Scopes

Calibrate video signals with greater precision using large waveform and vectorscope displays on Multiview.

Operation

Clean M/E Output

Optionally elect to output an M/E sub-mix without real-time overlays for flexible downstream use or archive.

Control Surface Mapping

Access additional video sources directly from companion control surfaces, with revised CS button mapping for the updated switcher layout.

Control Surface Support

Pair your choice of TriCaster control surfaces with your TriCaster Advanced Edition system, with universal support for all current CS models.

Hardware Configuration

Streamline hardware setup with local input and output connections, including Genlock and PTZ settings, centralized to a single configuration panel.

LTC

Automate external timecode configuration for your TriCaster production - including 24-hour wraparound - simply by plugging in an LTC timecode source.

Video Layer Management

Easily identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK and KEY layer video sources in real time, with enhanced controls that include full-time, full-motion confidence monitors and an integrated layer priority system.

SDI Auto-Detect

Save time during SDI system setup with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.

IP Network Tally

Reduce on-air mistakes with visual indication of on-air status supplied over the network to compatible systems sending output to TriCaster network inputs.

Metadata

Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to simplify and sophisticate your workflow at the same time. DataLink uses comments as internal data sources to feed titles, label published content, enter metadata, and more.

UI Enhancements

Work more efficiently and keep a closer eye on the show with visual indicators, updated shortcuts and control tools, hover tooltips, and other on-screen improvements.

Button Lock

Protect your live program from accidents or mistakes by locking control surface buttons to their current state.

Session Recordings

Locate and verify active and completed recordings more quickly with a dedicated Session Recordings browser folder.

Publishing

Grab Configuration

Snap screenshots from your show with Grab controls, optionally capturing stills right from any external switcher video source or simultaneously capturing a collection of stills from any combination of four outputs.

Publish Targets

Share media from your production with even more online communities, with publishing destinations that include Imgur, LinkedIn, Vid.me, and Vimeo.

Multi-Account Publishing

Maximize productivity and reach more friends, fans, and followers with the ability to publish media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously.

Flex Media Publishing

Publish more files to more places in more formats using an upgraded publishing workflow that also supports file import while live, export, and transcoding right from the Publish queue.

Alpha Grabs

Grab stills from local bins – complete with alpha channel transparency – for publishing or post-production use.

Replay

In-Show Replay Controls

Turn everyday productions into drama relived, without adding extra hardware or crew. Capture and replay highlights of the live show, with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection and auto-playback action.

Resources

Automation and Integration Guide

Expand your knowledge and your program’s potential with a detailed guide to macros, shortcuts, advanced automation and integrated production with TriCaster.

Developer Library

Get even more out of TriCaster’s deepest functionality and expand your entire production ecosystem using tools and examples to develop your own workflow extensions.

Streaming

Enhanced Live Streams

Simplify your webcast workflow with easier setup and one-click presets (now including settings for Microsoft Azure, Twitch.tv and YouTube Live), and upgrade your online presence with higher-quality live streaming video.

Multi-Platform Live Streaming

Multiply your potential audience without adding a encoder, reach more viewers and attract different audiences by live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously.

Switching

Auto Labeling

Maintain visual confirmation of active live inputs with the option to allow switcher buttons to be automatically labeled for their corresponding NDI sources.

External Input Configuration

Freely configure the external inputs on the TriCaster switcher for any combination of connected cameras, hardware video sources, or IP video sources.

Input Filtering

Easily locate and select the desired input from the list of all available hardware and NDI sources with a precision filtering mechanic and thumbnail source previews.

PREVIZ System

Configure and preview settings for the switcher or M/Es with sandbox-style control on a discrete bus, then take live or apply across multiple busses with copy-and-paste simplicity.

Switcher Inputs

Access more live sources with the number of external inputs on the switcher increasing from 6 to 8.

Switcher Banks

Access and mix with all sources from the switcher, including every input and buffer, with two tabbed button banks and 16 MEM slot presets.

Router Support

Expand camera coverage with any TriCaster Pro Line model (and even TriCaster Mini) by connecting to a compatible upstream video router, then selecting and switching between router sources directly from the user interface.

Undo/Redo

Avoid the stress of troubleshooting and backtracking by handling unwanted changes or unintended results instantly with undo and redo commands.

Visual

LiveSet Lens Flares

Add an extra touch of realism to live virtual set presentations, with enhanced LiveSet technology providing the option to display animated lens flares that respond to changes in virtual camera positions.

LiveSet Presets

Configure and save 8 additional shot presets for any LiveSet effect on TriCaster 410 and Mini, for a total of 16.

Second KEY Layer

Create more sophisticated visuals—each M/E now includes a second KEY layer to apply titles, graphics, and video overlays.

Auto Color

Reduce manual effort in correcting for variable lighting conditions and camera settings (especially at outdoor events that would often require a dedicated shading station) with automatic color matching between video inputs.

Border Effects

Create and customize on-screen elements and boost your production value with more detailed compositions, sophisticated visuals, and custom multi-box effects by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Buffers

Gain 5 animation buffers to access and playback stored animations, motion graphics, and looping clips without sacrificing the DDRs.

Augmented Reality KEY Layers

Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with locking KEY layers that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements—making them appear as part of the set instead of just overlays.

Image Processing

Present even more polished visuals with enhanced processing of still images and graphics, plus higher-quality LiveSet rendering and scaling.

Web

Use any text or image from the Web as content in your live production without complicated integration. Simply add the extension to your Google Chrome browser on any external computer, and use DataLink to send data, photos, social media posts, and more across the network to instantly populate or update the designated title or graphic in TriCaster.

TriCaster Home Page

Access IP management tools such as DataLink for TriCaster utilities, updates, downloads, documentation, tutorials, customer service, and more from a system-specific TriCaster Home Page accessible from your phone, tablet, or laptop – any supported device on the same network.

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