TriCaster Advanced Edition 3
Tricaster 8000, 860, 460, 410, Mini

Whether your TriCaster system is standard edition or has already been upgraded to TriCaster Advanced Edition. Maximize your investment now and for the future, adding even more exclusive tools and capabilities to the most complete video production systems on the planet.

Features and capabilities as described are applicable to TriCaster 8000, 860, 855, 460, 455, 410, and Mini with the latest update.

What's New In TriCaster Advanced Edition 3

Audio

Audio Output

Deliver pitch-perfect sound mixes for any production, supplying audio signals via four IP-ready, quad-channel output buses.

Audio Recording Source

Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.

Audio Routing

Independently route any combination of audio input channels to any combination of audio mixer buses with four 4 x 4 routers available for every audio input.

Danteâ„¢ Audio Networking

Interface with compatible audio devices over IP that support the Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®. *Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Level Control

Fine-tune sound with independent control for every channel of every audio source.

Media File Audio Level

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

Multiviewer Volume SlidersNEW

Optionally manage audio levels from the viewports of the multiviewer, with volume control sliders built into the on-screen VU meters.

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, monitoring and adjusting audio levels with increased accuracy using an enhanced VU meter interface.

Configuration

Auto Color

Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.

Buffer ControlsNEW

Manage buffer configuration more quickly and easily with an icon-based control scheme comprised of individual, interactive buttons for configuration, asset management, title editing, and unloading.

Configuration Menu Grouping and NestingNEW

Access and manage the configurable elements of any input source more efficiently, with tab-based grouping of related functions and the ability to expand or collapse menus as needed.

Intelligent Configuration PanelsNEW

Save time during setup with context-sensitive configuration panels that include all applicable controls, automatically store designated settings, and dynamically update as you cycle through different input and source types.

Layer ManagementNEW

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

Control

COMP Panel ControlNEW

Access, assign, and apply COMP presets for TriCaster 8000, 860, and 460 directly from the configuration panel of any M/E bus.

Control Panel Mapping

Access additional video sources directly from companion control panels, with revised button mapping for the TriCaster® Advanced Edition switcher layout.

Control Panel Support

Pair your choice of companion control panels with your TriCaster® Advanced Edition system, with universal support for all current models.

Multiviewer Transport ControlsNEW

Optionally operate media players directly from the multiviewer, with individual transport controls built into the viewports of applicable sources.

Playlist Panel ControlNEW

Access the active playlist and control panel for any media player directly from the configuration panel.

Touchscreen SupportNEW

Optionally connect a compatible touchscreen display to interact with the user interface and perform live production functions using simple, familiar touch gestures. *Touchscreen display must support Windows 7

Web Interface

Access resources and manage elements of live operation from the browser of any supported device on the same network with a system-specific Web-based interface.

Data

Data PresetsNEW

Store frequently used text and images as easily accessible presets to accelerate graphics production and live titling workflows.

Map real-time data from internal and external sources to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates.

Add the DataLink extension to the Google Chrome browser of any networked computer to send text or images from the Web across the network to your system for use in titles and graphics.

Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.

Metadata

Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.

Integration

Device WebpageNEW

Access the discrete device webpage served by any applicable input source (such as the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera) directly from its input configuration panel.

PTZ CapacityNEW

Enjoy the capacity and flexibility to assign a different PTZ camera to each and every external source available, up to 8 or 12 depending on your system model.

PTZ Control PanelsNEW

Operate supported PTZ cameras more efficiently and with a higher degree of precision, with individual PTZ control panels and preset bins integrated into their corresponding input configuration panels.

Router Support

Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.

IP

Advanced IP Workflow

Enjoy full support for end-to-end IP video workflows, with comprehensive implementation of NDI® on all external inputs and mix outputs, and the ability interconnect with hundreds of compatible hardware and software products over the network.

NDI®

Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across the network with integrated Network Device Interface (NDI) technology.

Macro Automation

Macro Triggers

Assign multiple triggers to the same macro for increased flexibility in activating automated command sequences.

Multi-Step Macros

Insert pauses and manual cues to create multi-step macro command sequences that allow you to account for and adjust to real-time production pacing.

State Change Macros

Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.

Monitoring

Adaptive MonitoringNEW

Maximize your screen usage with smart workspaces that automatically adjust the size and layout of multiviewer windows according to your user interface configuration and the available space on your display.

Blue Only Option

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

Live Output Monitoring

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

Monitor Proc Amps

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

Multiview Scopes

Calibrate video signals with greater precision with the ability to show large waveform and vectorscope displays within the Multiview.

Workspace Configuration

Configure your TriCaster 8000, 860, or 460 monitoring to preference with additional workspace layouts, video preview windows, and display output options.

Multimedia

Alpha Grab

Grab full-resolution still images from local bins—complete with alpha channel transparency—for real-time export or post-production use.

Animation Buffers

Add 5 animation buffers to your TriCaster 860, 460, 410, or Mini system to access and play back stored animations, motion graphics, and video loops.

Extend Play

Enable an optional AutoPlay setting to continue playback of video clips even when a custom Out point is set or a DDR is no longer selected on the Program row.

Grab Configuration

Grab stills directly from the viewport of any external video source or simultaneously capture stills from any combination of the four mix outputs.

Paragraph Text

Easily incorporate longer-form explanations, descriptions, quotes, and more with title templates that support text in paragraph format.

Playlist Effects

Add custom transitions between playlist items and combine real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.

Real-Time Clip Editing

Change the duration of loaded media by adjusting the start and end points, split a clip into separate playlist items, and cue to a specific frame by changing the play position to the desired point in the file.

Sports Title TemplatesNEW

Choose from a variety of live title templates designed to enhance sports productions, including scoreboard graphics with integrated DataLinkâ„¢ fields for input of real-time scoring and game clock data.

Title ExportNEW

Open any title template, edit to preference, then export the completed asset as a new file available for immediate production use, sharing, or adding to your content library.

Operation

Auto-Detect

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

Button Lock

Protect your live production from error or accidental operation by locking control panel buttons to their current state.

Frame Sync

Optionally disable the internal frame synchronizer for TriCaster 860 and 460 to ensure the lowest possible throughput latency for genlocked sources.

General EnhancementsNEW

Take advantage of countless user-focused, operational enhancements to include streamlined user interface elements, new visual indicators, more intuitive controls, helpful hover tooltips, and other functional and workflow modifications.

Notifications Activity CenterNEW

Keep close tabs on system activity, including file imports, routine notifications, and error messages, and perform select related functions with a convenient in-session panel.

Notifications CounterNEW

Easily determine the presence and number of new system notifications with a convenient counter badge for the dashboard icon.

Notifications PriorityNEW

Readily identify the urgency of system notifications and level of action required with a color-coded priority system for the dashboard icon.

Undo/Redo

Erase the effects of recent actions, returning to prior switcher states with convenient undo and redo commands.

Outputs

Clean M/E Output

Optionally output a ‘clean’ version of the video mix from any M/E bus for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.

IP Outputs

Supply up to 4 independently configurable video mix outputs to the network via NDI®, allowing other receiving devices connected to the network to use the signals for input or delivery.

NDI® Source Output

Automatic translation of locally connected video sources to NDI® for output to the network and use by other NDI-enabled devices throughout your studio, facility, or pipeline.

Publishing

Export Workflow

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

Multi-Account Publishing

Reach more friends, fans, and followers with no extra effort required, publishing media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously.

Social Media Targets

Login and publish media to even more popular social media destinations directly from your system, including Imgur, LinkedIn, Vid.me, and Vimeo.

Recording

External RecordersNEW

Optionally capture up to 4 external NDI® sources over the network.

High-Bitrate MP4 RecordingNEW

Optionally record video from your production to high-bitrate MP4 files to suit your format preference or workflow demands.

MP3 Audio Recorder

Optionally capture an audio-only recording of any selectable input or output with an independently configurable MP3 audio recorder.

Session Recordings Folder

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

Replay

External Replay ClipsNEW

Optionally add real-time video clips captured from external NDI® sources to DDRs for playback and replay.

In-Show Replay Controls

Capture and replay highlights with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection, and auto-playback action.

Streaming

Hardware-Based EncodingNEW

Live stream higher-quality, higher-resolution video with hardware-based encoding and optimized allocation of associated system resources.

Live Streaming Presets

Simplify your streaming workflow with easier setup and new one-click presets to include Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, and YouTube™ Live.

Multi-Platform Live Streaming

Attract more viewers and reach 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.

Express ModeNEW

Collapse the default panes of the user interface in favor of single-stripe switcher, expanded multiviewer, and streamlined workflow supporting automatic transitions, intuitive DSK delegation and application, and enhanced touchscreen operation.

External Input Configuration

Independently configure each external input on the switcher for any connected camera, hardware video source, or IP video source.

Input Filtering

Easily locate and select the desired input from the list of all available hardware and NDI® sources with a precision filtering system.

KEY Layer

Create more sophisticated TriCaster® 410 and Mini visuals with the addition of a second KEY layer to each M/E for applying titles, graphics, and video overlays.

Mix/Effects Re-Entry

Cascade mix effects and produce incredible layered compositions with every TriCaster® 860 and 460 M/E bus now including all other M/E buses as available sources.

Mix/Effects Source Layers

Increase the maximum number of sources for mix/effects compositions and select virtual sets on TriCaster® 860 and 460 with support for up to 4 sources on every M/E.

Overlays

Display more titles, graphics, and video layers on TriCaster® 860 and 460, with the switcher now supporting 4 DSK overlays and each M/E now supporting 4 KEY layers.

PREVIZ

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 buses with copy-and-paste simplicity.

Source SwitchingNEW

Optionally select and switch between live sources by clicking or tapping on the viewport of the desired source in the multiviewer, rather than pressing switcher buttons.

Switcher Banks

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

Switcher Inputs

Access more live sources with the number of external inputs on the switcher increasing from 6 to 8 for TriCaster® 460, 410, and Mini, and from 10 to 12 for TriCaster® 8000 and 860.

Virtual Sets

Augmented Reality Effects

Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with augmented reality effects that track with LiveSetâ„¢ zoom and pan movements, including Parallax setting for enhanced motion.

LiveSetâ„¢ Lens Flares

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

LiveSetâ„¢ Presets

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

Visual

Border Effects

Create and customize on-screen elements by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Box Effects

Use a variety of included box effects to creatively frame two or more video sources sharing the screen simultaneously.

Edge Feathering

Optionally soften the edges of TriCaster® 860 and 460 visuals to present a more gradual transition between video layers.

COMP Engine

Create and store sophisticated compositions and DVE-style motion sequences with a full-motion composition engine supporting advanced configuration, positioning, keyframing, and effects integrated into the TriCaster® 8000, 860, and 460 switcher and M/Es.

Image Processing

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

LiveMatteâ„¢ ProNEW

Composite multiple video signals, enable green-screen and matte effects, or configure live virtual sets with pristine quality, using the most advanced version of NewTek’s powerful real-time chromakeying technology to date.

Real-Time Motion Tracking

Map keyed TriCaster® 860 and 460 visuals to follow the motion of on-camera elements, with support for tracking scale, aspect ratio, position, and rotation.

Visual Enhancements

Enjoy more creative options for compositing and transitioning, to include the integration of a luma key setting for LiveMatteâ„¢, and the addition of additive and non-additive fade transitions.

Workflow

File Format Interoperability

Work with a wider range of stored media file formats natively and interchangeably, including JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, and WebP.

IP Tally

Provide visual indication of on-air status over the network to compatible systems that are sending output over IP to TriCaster.

LTC

Automate external timecode configuration—including 24-hour wraparound—simply by plugging in a compatible LTC timecode source.

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