Newtek TriCaster 2 Elite IP Based Digital Media Production System

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TriCaster 2 Elite

Product Highlights : 

  • Complete Digital Media Production 
  • Limitless IP Processing 
  • Interconnected Production 
  • Distributed Operation 

TriCaster 2 Elite is a digital media production system with IP connectivity through NDI®. TriCaster 2 Elite moves beyond being only a live video production system to an all-encompassing digital media environment to create content for Internet, mobile, and television distribution.

The agile software driven operation, IP native technology, and production functionality of TriCaster 2 Elite provides extensive capabilities, connectivity, and control. With flexible implementation, integration of standard network infrastructures, a more complete set of capabilities, and a unique capacity for distributed production, TriCaster 2 Elite removes the traditional boundaries of media formats, I/O, channels, and delivery. 

Complete Digital Media Production

Produce digital media content with multi-channel recording, multi-channel remote guest conferencing, upload of clips, multiangle instant replay functionality, packaging of media content including multi-cam acquisition, compositing of sophisticated static and animated graphics, multimedia and visual effects, advanced audio processing, input and output of video in nonstandard aspect ratios, frame rates, and resolutions for any platform and destination. Deliver with up to 8 3G or 2 UHD configurable mix outputs. 

Limitless IP Processing

NDI® video, audio and data transmission over IP with near-zero latency and instant access to and seamless interchange with essentially unlimited IP sources from anywhere across the network in real time. Linking of multiple locations over IP to create sophisticated multi-system, multi-site workflows. Support for up to 32 video input sources and up to 48 output signals over IP, all independently configurable through software. 

Interconnected Production

Inputs, outputs, and media assets are readily available and accessible by any user in any location on the network. Configure custom user interfaces accessible with LivePanel™. A comprehensive macro automation system automates settings and supports custom command sequences. Integrate production automation with Live Story Creator to run shows from formatted Microsoft Word scripts. 

Distributed Operation

Use NDI® technology to move video, audio, and data from one TriCaster 2 Elite system to another. Encompass compatible systems, devices, and applications available to the network. Communicate with other systems and compatible edge devices over IP and become accessible for operation from any location on your network—even from multiple remote locations 

TriCaster 2 Elite - Specification

Video Input:32 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input:32 x IP inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input1:8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2
1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
1080i: 59.94, 50
720p: 59.94, 29.97, 25
576i 50
480i 59.94
1 Optionally supports up to 32 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules 2 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
PTZ:Support for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Conference Calling:Support for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype™, Microsoft Teams™, Zoom Meetings™, GoToMeeting™, Discord™, and Tencent™ software integration using the Live Call Connect feature,
Video Output:Configurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video Output:48 x IP outputs via NDI® (HD and SD sessions only)
8 x video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94) or 2 x UHD video mix outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
8 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of local SDI inputs or 2 x upconverted UHD outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
4 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
15 x direct IP source outputs via NDI® translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
3 x Multiviewer outputs (if 3 monitors are connected).
4K support on 2x Multiviewer outputs while the 3rd outputs in HD
1 x User Interface with dedicated multiviewer
1 x teleprompter output (LiveStory™ Creator)
8 x selectable IP outputs via internal NDI® matrix router
SDI Video Output:8 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:
8 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates3
2 x UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
3 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
Stream Output:2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.
Multiviewer Output:4 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts
1 x HDMI
3 x DisplayPort
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E):8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry
1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
4 x KEY layers per bus
9 x memory slots per bus
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
DSK Channels:4 x DSK channels
Media:5 x media players
4 x DDR
1 x Sound
15 x media buffers
10 x animation buffers with GIF support
5 x graphic buffers
Keyers:Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses

32 x input keyers
4 x media player keyers
8 x M/E keyers
1 x PREVIZ keyer
15 x buffer keyers
COMPs:Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences

16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
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:32 x total video recording channels
8 x configurable M/E channels for HD or 2 x for UHD
8 x physical SDI inputs
4 x DDR’s
2 x streaming encoders
Support for growing file playback from DDR’s
Instant Replay capability on each input
32 x total configurable inputs
Storage:1 x 4TB SSD internal storage
Quantity varies by format, resolution and file specification
Supports recording to external storage via 7 USB 3.2 type A, and 1 USB 3.2 type C, 1 USB 2.0 2(Gen2, Type A)
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:16 channels of audio passthrough
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and
4x8x8 audio input routing
Local Audio Input:8 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)
Local Audio Output:8 x SDI Embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Network Audio:Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
Embedded audio supported for all NDI®input and output video signals
Integrated support5 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers6
5 Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
6 Requires third-party virtual sound card license (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
Monitoring:Support for up to 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD.
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:~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards:UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
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 hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
Genlock:Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPI:Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI:Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive:250GB SSD
NIC:1 x 10 Gigabit SFP NIC 7 Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 10Gbps PCI Express
1 x 1 Gigabit NIC
7 Requires customer-supplied copper or optical SFP’s
System Physical:3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
34 lbs (15 kg)
7 Requires customer-supplied copper or optical SFP’s
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