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NewTek TriCaster 40 v2

NewTek TriCaster 40 v2

Sku: FG-000437-R001

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The NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 is an all-in-one live production switcher, streaming system, and recorder. It streams to the Web, records program out as MPEG2, and features 4 camera inputs and 14 channels to switch between.

Note: This product does not come with the control surface.

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Fast Setup & Easy to Use

    Just plug in, power on, and you're up and running with your very own show in no time

All-in-One Live Production

    Mix cameras, video, graphics, audio, titles, network sources, and custom animated effects. No other hardware required

On-Budget HD

    It offers the same formats used in broadcast television, with video connections that let you use HD cameras


    Whether across campus or across town, the portable TriCaster can be easily placed on a tabletop or A/V cart


    Go HD directly to the Web with one-button live streaming

Television-Style Sets and Backgrounds

    Turn even the tiniest production space into a lifelike virtual studio with real-time moving backgrounds

Live Desktop Monitors

    Allows you to preview internal and external video sources in real time, with built-in audio meters

Network Sources

    You can share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices, like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network as TriCaster

DDR (Digital Disk Recorder)

    Enables you to load and playback your own stored video clips, video packages, and pre-produced motion graphics in a wide range of media file formats


    You can add titles, images, and graphics to your show, importing your own original artwork, choosing from a variety of included templates, or building new designs using the included LiveText application

Preview Monitor

    The source selected on the Preview row can be viewed, which becomes the video output upon pressing Take for a cut or pressing Auto for a transition

Program Monitor

    The source selected on the Program row can be viewed, which is also the video output signal for broadcast, live stream, projector, and/or record


    Allows you to capture your live production as a full resolution video file to show later or save for your archive

Live Streaming

    You can launch live streaming video of your show to the Web at the touch of a button. TriCaster 40 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p.

Live Production Switcher

    Allows you to switch between 14 video channels, including external video and network sources, internal media sources, and virtual inputs


    Dynamic effects can be used to change shots and apply graphics. Independent settings for each video layer let you mix and match transitions for the base video and both downstream keys.

TransWarp Effects

    It allows you to enhance your show using animated transitions and effects with full-color overlays, embedded audio, and 3D warping of video. Animation Store Creator is also included to build custom transitions and effects.

Virtual Inputs

    Lets you setup virtual sets, layer live elements, create picture-in-picture effects, and more, from any available live and stored video sources, and assign the composite effect to a single switcher button

Live Virtual Sets

    It enables you to get the look of a network-style studio with built-in virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings. Sets include multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets, and animated zoom control for realistic presentation.

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer

    You can enjoy clear, crisp audio with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus stream, and master outputs.



Channels             14: 6 external, 4 internal, and 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, Proc Amp, and white balance 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, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per input

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

- LiveText character generator for custom titles and graphics

- Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per source

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

Effects and Transitions  Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

- Animation Store Creator for custom animations

- Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics

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

- 2x 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 1080p

-Record source selectable from among Program, Aux, or any individual camera input

-Encoding format selectable from among QuickTime, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (Speed HQ), and H.264 (high or Web-quality)

Recording Capacity          Accommodates approximately 20 hours 1080i or approximately 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

2 x 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, effects, output, stream, and headphones

Supported Formats         NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480i (16:9), 480i (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)

Export Media Formats   Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM, and more

Presets for Non-Linear Editors: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and more

Monitoring         DVI, VGA and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview, with selectable layouts

Signal Monitoring             Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709

Processing          Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point

Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point

Dimensions        10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5" (26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 cm)

Weight 19.0 lb (8.6 kg)



Additional Information

Items Included
  • NewTek TriCaster 40 v2
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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