Features In Depth
Engineered with a purpose and built with a commitment to ensuring you have everything you need to create amazing productions, NewTek live production systems provide the most comprehensive set of tools and capabilities for modern workflows and the most value for your investment of any video solution.
See why they are the most complete video production systems on the planet.Features and capabilities as described refer to TriCaster® TC1 and NewTek IP Series Video Mix Engine functionality and are subject to change without notice. For more detailed information regarding features and capabilities for these and other NewTek live production systems, please refer to the respective product User Guides available here.
4K UHD I/O
Native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production.
4K UHD Workflow
Support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching, streaming, recording, and delivery, including file playback, graphics, and mix effects.
Shape sound to your preference, configuring the tonal range of seven separate frequencies for each audio input and output.
Support for the AES67 networking protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.* Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)
Compensate for external synchronization issues between incoming audio and video sources with a configurable audio delay setting for every audio input.
Audio Follow Video (AFV)
Attach an audio source (or sources) to an associated video source (or sources), so that when the video source is selected, the desired audio source is automatically selected to provide supporting sound.
Independently route audio input channels to any and all audio mixer buses to produce customized sound combinations for output and recording.
Configure multiple parameters for each audio input and output, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain, to enhance sound and prevent distortion, clipping, and excessive variation.
Dante™ Audio Networking
Integrated support for the Dante networking protocol from Audinate® for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.* Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
Listen to production audio privately, with a discrete stereo output jack and independent volume control for headphones.
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.
Mix-and-Match Audio Connections
Use any combination of supported digital, analog, and network audio devices, including microphones, mixers, and sound systems, to input and output high-quality audio.
Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
Configure and manage audio levels and settings for internal and external sound sources, plus output signals, with a built-in audio mixer and professional-quality audio tools.
Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.
Create a rich, layered sound experience, moving sound from audio source channels between the stereo channels of the audio mix, dividing equally between channels or assigning all or part of the sound to a specific channel.
Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.
Isolate and audition individual audio sources to listen to their post-fader sound separate from all other audio sources.
Communicate behind the scenes with connected listeners via headset with built-in Talk Back function.
Reduce the volume of all other audio sources by 20dB to enable a selected audio source (typically a microphone) to be heard over all other sound.
Monitor and adjust audio levels using configurable VU meter displays built into the audio mixer and optional VU meter overlays for each multiviewer viewport.
Configure the secondary output as an alpha matte source for compositing using downstream devices.
Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.
Optionally customize the thumbnail image for each media file in the DDR and the Media Browser for at-a-glance identification and organization.
Define the top, bottom, left, and right margins for a video source independently, cropping unwanted or unnecessary parts from the image.
Assign custom labels to video inputs, media player files, buffers, audio sources, and presets to suit your naming conventions and workflow preferences.
Fill + Alpha
Create composite video images, combining one or more pairs of inputs and configuring one video input as the alpha channel for its paired source.
Link source rows together in color-coded groups to synchronize and streamline multi-channel switcher operations.
Identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time with an integrated layer priority system and full-time, full-motion confidence monitors
Configure and store preferred settings, playlists, control states, and more, with a comprehensive preset system.
NDI Group Manager
Manage access to NDI video sources on your network to organize and secure your workflow.
Move and size video layers and overlays within the frame to achieve the desired positioning and scale for your composition.
Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, media playlists, transitions and more with your most frequently used setups and content using multiple preset slots.
Proc Amp Controls
Individually adjust color characteristics and levels for each input source, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation.
Customize the appearance of composite layers and overlays with independently configurable X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation settings.
Configure and store the framework and assets for your productions, including the video standard and resolution, input and output configuration, switcher and media player setup, and more.
Set up and store sessions with your user preferences in reusable templates—and jump right into your custom configuration for any production.
Ensure accurate color properties for your video with manual and automatic white balance controls.
Enable media playback to start and stop automatically, and optionally advance to the next item in the playlist when playback of the current item concludes.
Take a hands-on approach to operation with companion hardware control panels that map to the user interface.
Turn on-screen areas into interactive macro controls, enabling the live motion of talent or objects to trigger automated operation sequences.
Optionally connect any of thousands of compatible MIDI devices to extend macro control and to integrate video operations with other MIDI-compatible live production elements like sound, lighting, and effects.
Operate with point-and-click simplicity, with a dedicated software user interface and the included USB mouse and keyboard.
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.
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.
DataLink File Watcher
Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.
Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.
Industry-standard SDI input and output connectivity with support for 3G, HD, and SD video formats.
Native support for input of compatible Mac® computers and iOS mobile devices via the Apple AirPlay protocol.
Synchronize the timing with other equipment in your production environment using an external reference signal.
Mix-and-Match Video Inputs
Connect video cameras or devices of any supported connection type, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio, with per-input configuration.
Mix-and-Match Video Outputs
Configure multiple video outputs for any combination of supported signals and connection types.
Supports input of robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP.
PTZ Camera Control
Operate robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus, and iris, with position presets, speed control, and preview images.
Industry-standard rackmount chassis Integrates into any professional production environment, setup, or workflow.
Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.
Conduct a live Skype® video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with studio-grade Skype TX software integration.
Import, record, and store hours of video, images, graphics, and more for your production using supported storage methods.
Native IP Processing
True IP switching, with native software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output and eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video.
Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across a network with integrated Network Device Interface (NDI) technology.
Record, store, and automate favorite settings, frequent actions, and complex operation sequences, triggering with a single action.
Trigger macros manually with a mouse click, keyboard shortcut, control panel button, MIDI button, GPI trigger, hotspot interaction, or other compatible control method.
Edit the action, timing, and order of steps in a macro sequence, insert and delete steps, and easily modify macro data with cut, copy, and paste commands.
Reduce an entire macro sequence to a single step, configuring a macro trigger to snap to the end result of the associated macro sequence with a specialized speed setting.
State Change Macros
Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.
Load multiple video loops, motion graphics, and animations into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and playback.
Load multiple images, graphics, and titles into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and display.
Grab full-resolution still images from your video program for real-time export and post-production use.
Store and display photos, images, and full-screen and partial-screen graphics of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.
Live Title Editing
Edit and update title text in real time to create new or revise current titles while a live production is in progress.
Load and sequence media player items into storyboard-style playlists with simple, drag-and-drop organization, optional Autoplay setting, and multiple presets.
Add custom transitions between playlist items and combine real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.
Load and play sound files including audio tracks, music beds, and sound effects, individually or in playlist format.
Apply titles to live video, choosing from hundreds of included templates in a variety of styles and colors, building your own designs, or importing custom CG elements.
Use a simple set of familiar controls to manage playback and playlist functions, including Play, Stop, Previous, and Next.
Trim and Scrub
Change the duration of media player items by adjusting the start and end points, and cue to a specific frame by changing the play position to the desired point in the file.
Store and play back short-form and long-form video clips, motion graphics, and packages of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.
Edit buffer content, including graphics, titles, and images, in real time, and update across the network from a compatible workstation.
Monitor the multiple video signals from external inputs, internal sources, and outputs simultaneously with viewports built into the user interface display, and optionally extend monitoring to additional dedicated multiviewer displays.
NDI Test Patterns
Receive reference signals from NDI video sources across the network to ensure accurate color properties and appropriate sound levels.
NDI Video Monitor
Monitor any individual NDI video source on your system or anywhere on the network from a dedicated window on a compatible laptop or workstation.
View the system clock, generate and display local timecode, and set start and end times for your video program, including countdown, to time productions precisely.
Easily identify the sources selected or included in a composition selected on the Preview and Program rows with distinct visual indicators.
Customize each multiviewer viewport individually, including selecting the video signal and applying optional overlays to include checkerboard, safe areas, center cross, hotspots, VU meters, and more.
Obtain real-time feedback from a variety of on-screen visual indicators to easily assess the status of production activities.
Configure the multiviewers to display the desired type, quantity, and arrangement of video signals with a variety of layout presets.
Reduce setup time with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.
Automatic Media Retrieval
Save time locating and restoring media for your production session with automatic media retrieval, even when drive settings have changed on the system or a session backup has been restored.
Backup and Restore
Protect your system against unforeseen hardware and software issues, using a comprehensive system restore function to return your system to factory defaults or creating a bootable clone of the system drive on an external drive for backup.
Work with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating signal timing concerns, with an internal frame synchronizer enabled for all sources.
Ensure productions continue through unexpected circumstances with multiple, redundant failsafe mechanisms that monitor and resolve error conditions with minimal disruption.
Safeguard system availability with redundant, removable power supplies included with 3RU system hardware configurations.
Launch your session in any of the supported interlaced or progressive scan resolutions and frame rates, including 4K UHD, 3G, HD, and SD selections.
Maintain signal quality from end to end with video and images processed at their native resolution—no up conversion or down conversion required.
Connect external tally lights or similar devices to enable talent and crew to see the video camera or device currently selected on the Program row.
Erase the effects of recent actions, returning to prior switcher states with convenient undo and redo commands.
Utilize USB 3.0 storage media for high-speed file transfer and external capture workflows.
Produce video anywhere in the world, with comprehensive support for all common NTSC and PAL video standards.
Waveform and Vectorscope
Calibrate and monitor video signals for broadcast compliance and viewing quality with built-in waveform and vectorscope displays.
Output the video mix from one or more M/E buses for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.
NDI Mix Output
Supply up to four video mix outputs to the network via NDI, allowing other NDI-enabled devices connected to the network to use the signals for input or delivery.
NDI Source Output
Translate select local video sources to NDI and output to the network for use by other NDI-enabled devices throughout your studio, facility, or pipeline.
Program Clean Output
Output a ‘clean’ version of the primary video mix without graphics and text overlays for simulcasting, archive, or distribution purposes.
Switch live cameras, play back stored media, apply overlays, and more, then output the composite result as your primary video mix.
Simultaneous HD/SD Output
Output video in both standard and high definition simultaneously with configurable output resolutions.
Simultaneous SDI/IP Output
Output video to local and network destinations at the same time, with video mix outputs configurable for simultaneous SDI and IP video delivery.
Output live streaming video from your production to the Web, with configurable audio and video sources.
Pre- & Post-Production
Animation Store Creator
Generate custom, full-color transitions and animated effects with alpha channel and embedded audio from your own logos and graphics using the included Animation Store Creator application.
Create custom title templates and graphics for your production using the built-in character generator application, LiveText.
Virtual Set Editor
Purchase and install this optional software to customize live virtual set templates, import your own virtual studios created using your choice of design applications, or transform panoramic images into 360-degree virtual environments.
Optionally enable media designated for sharing to be uploaded and exported to publishing destinations automatically.
Live export media from your production for local or remote collaboration, delivering to FTP sites, or copying to local or external storage locations, including network servers.
Social Media Export
Login and publish media to popular social media accounts directly from your system, including Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.
Set new in and out points for video clips you plan to share to change the duration or edit for content.
Add To Playlist
Enable instant, in-show turnaround of captured content, optionally adding recorded clips to DDR playlists for immediate playback.
Export Active Recordings
Designate active recordings for upload and export to social media, FTP, or storage locations.
External Recorder Control
Optionally control up to four external recorders available over the network via NewTek IsoCorder™ applications.
Multi-channel H.264 recording for distribution purposes, including multiple selectable profiles.
Optionally designate one or more M/E buses as capture sources to record specialized sub-mixes or alternate cuts of your video program.
Multi-Channel ISO Recording
Record multiple channels of video to internal, external, or shared storage simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder technology.
Record your entire program to a full-resolution video file for upload, archive, or distribution.
Full-resolution ISO recording to high-quality, multi-platform, application-friendly QuickTime file format, with timecode, for archival use.
Optionally designate one or more individual video sources for capture to acquire raw footage from your production.
Delay the broadcast of live productions or video feeds by adding active recordings to the DDR for playback at a later time.
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.
Create basic highlight clips for instant playback and publishing with shortcut commands.
Add dedicated, single-channel capture, clip marking, and playback control with an optional TimeWarp™ replay controller.
Dual-Channel Live Streaming
Configure and launch live streaming video to the Web with two built-in streaming encoders supporting your choice of connection types, resolutions, and streaming providers, including multiple preset options and custom profile settings.
Stream File Archive
Automatically and independently capture your live stream as a Web-ready video file for archive or upload for on-demand viewing.
Use any of a number of default streaming provider presets, including Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, YouTube™ Live, and more, or configure your own custom connection and designate as a preset.
Connect, test, preview, and monitor your live video stream using the integrated Web Browser.
Switch video sub-mixes, create multi-source compositions, produce sophisticated video effects, and configure live virtual sets for delivery to the production switcher or directly to output with multiple mix/effects (M/E) buses.
Cascade mix effects and produce incredible layered compositions with every M/E bus including all other M/E buses as available sources.
Apply titles, graphics, animations, and picture-in-picture video to your video program, layering elements over live cameras and other video sources with downstream key (DSK) and upstream key (KEY) channels.
Mix multiple live cameras and video feeds with stored media, including video clips, still images, graphics, and animations; plus video over IP, layered compositions, and live virtual sets.
Sequence and switch between camera angles and other video sources using your choice of transitions, and set up and see the composition of your next shot before you take it live to air.
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.
Compatible NewTek Products
Add to your existing workflow or create an entirely new one, building around your NewTek live production with a range of seamlessly compatible, software-driven production solutions.
Outfit your live production ecosystem with partner solutions from a growing list of companies and developers that have integrated their products with NewTek live production systems through NewTek’s SDK program.
Leverage NewTek’s expertise in video production technology and workflows to support your installation, workflow design, systems engineering, and automation programming, as well as production development, project coordination, on-site training and assistance, and more.
Obtain premium coverage for all areas of your equipment needs, including expert assistance, product replacement, top-priority 24/7 access, and rapid response. Available only in the continental US with restrictions.
Access the tools needed to build applications and products that integrate with and augment NewTek live production systems to serve production needs.
Receive assistance from an experienced, highly trained team of specialists via free phone support, email, and live chat, or utilize online FAQs and knowledge bases for product education and troubleshooting.
Updates, Upgrades, & Trade-Ins
Download and install free system updates, add new or upgrade current capabilities with optional add-ons and premium software, and receive credit towards a new model when trading in your existing hardware.
Learn about basic and advanced operation with online training videos, including useful tips, tricks, and more that can make production easier and more efficient.
Augmented Reality Effects
Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with augmented reality effects that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements, including Parallax setting for enhanced motion.
Holographic Live Virtual Sets
Create a custom live virtual set from any real-world location, converting panoramic images from a smartphone, DSLR, or point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual environment with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.
Live Virtual Sets
Transform any location into a simulated studio environment, choosing from a variety of included live virtual sets, purchasing ready-made premium sets, or creating and importing your own set designs with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.
Composite live video sources into sophisticated virtual environments with multiple set locations and camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, and optional animated lens flares.
Simulate the effect of having camera operators within your live virtual set, with manual and animated virtual camera control and configurable shot presets.
Utilize sources with embedded alpha channel transparency for compositing or overlay, or key video and images in real time using integrated LiveMatte technology.
Select from a variety of included animation store transitions or create custom transition effects, embedding branding, logos, and other visuals into full-color animated overlays with sound effects.
Create and customize on-screen elements by adding borders and shadows to video layers.
Use a variety of included box effects to creatively frame two or more video sources sharing the screen simultaneously.
Full-Motion Composition Engine
Create and store sophisticated compositions and DVE-style motion sequences, with advanced configuration, positioning, keyframing, and effects.
Composite multiple video signals, enable green-screen and matte effects, or configure live virtual sets with integrated real-time chromakeying technology.
Apply any of the standard Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between M/E layers for sophisticated compositing and creative effects.
Real-Time Motion Tracking
Map keyed visuals to follow the motion of on-camera elements, with support for tracking scale, aspect ratio, position, and rotation.
Enjoy pristine picture quality with video processing optimized for image sampling, downscaling, and warping.
Apply transitions to your video mix, sub-mixes, and overlays with multiple effects channels and hundreds of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, trajectories, and more.
Generate animated transitions with sophisticated video effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations.
File Format Interoperability
Work with a wide range of stored media file formats natively and interchangeably, including video, images, graphics, and audio, with optional transcoding to optimize real-time performance.
Use a familiar browser interface to explore and select media, transitions, effects, and live virtual sets from accessible storage locations.
Easily convert and export media files from your production, including batch export, with file format preset and destination configurable per asset.
Easily import and optionally transcode media assets, including batch import, with files automatically categorized according to type and assigned to the appropriate locations for production use.
Access video sources connected to a compatible workstation across the network via NDI, including capture cards, audio cards, webcams, and more.
Expand recording capabilities incrementally, capturing NDI video sources across the network using a compatible workstation.
NDI Scan Converter
Share screens from laptops and workstations anywhere on your network via NDI, enabling individual windows, applications, webcams, or the entire screen to be used as live, full-resolution video sources.
NDI VLC Plugin
Receive input from VLC media player running on a host computer across the network via NDI and use as a switchable video source.
Real-Time Production Engine
Simultaneously perform the combined functions of multiple individual components in a single, all-in-one integrated production platform with high-performance system architecture.
Time productions, cue video files, synchronize and log recorded media, and more, using multiple timecode fields and settings.
Minimize signal delay in IMAG installations with ultra-low throughput latency, approximately between 1 and 2 frames, further minimized with video sources genlocked and frame sync disabled.
Download and install free codecs for Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® OS X platforms to enhance media file compatibility between your system and third-party software applications.