San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 04, 2013
NewTekTM today unveiled the next generation of its industry-standard, professional TriCaster multi-camera production systems, introducing three new models—TriCaster 860, TriCaster 460, and TriCaster 410—and major enhancements to the company’s flagship system, TriCaster 8000.
The newly expanded product family offers a number of innovative industry firsts that represent a quantum leap in integrated live video production and enable video producers to deliver programs with a level of quality and visual impact that has never before been possible with single, turnkey multi-camera production systems. All products in the new line will begin shipping on September 12, 2013, just prior to the IBC 2013 convention in Amsterdam.
“When we talk to video producers, the most common challenge we hear is how to deliver a greater amount of content in a shorter amount of time, but with the level of quality and visual impact that their viewers demand,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, CTO of NewTek. “Years ago, TriCaster emerged as the gold standard in live video production, helping people to work faster and significantly reduce production costs. Today, our TriCaster family crosses a new frontier by placing an unprecedented level of creative tools, system performance, and operational control in the hands of every operator. The degree of visual sophistication and operational ease that anyone can achieve during a live show with these new TriCaster models opens up new creation, delivery, and revenue possibilities that have quite simply never been available before.”
The Next-Generation of Professional TriCaster Systems
The entire professional TriCaster product line incorporates across-the-board breakthroughs in integrated multi-camera live production. All systems now offer 4 or 8 full mix/effects (M/E) channels, greatly expanding the system’s switching performance. Producers can use these M/Es to generate layered and composited real-time video, produce sub-mixes in the main video program, and output content as a secondary program—all with complete switcher behaviors, transitions, overlays, multi-source layering and virtual sets.
Additional enhancements that are now standard across the entire product line include vastly advanced virtual sets with new camera motion controls; new “holographic” virtual sets that blend panoramic images with layered and composited video; broad media publishing functions for simultaneous multi-channel content delivery; expanded buffers for creating hundreds of custom motion and animated graphics; new, unique remote robotic camera controls; and extensive macro and automation functions that greatly simplify the execution of system commands during a live program and integrate with venues that already use comprehensive MIDI automation.
Professional TriCaster Models
The new family of professional TriCaster systems includes four models each designed to address a wide range of multi-camera video production needs. The specific models are:
All TriCaster models include comprehensive feature enhancements that enable producers to create bigger and better shows, and reach larger audiences with network TV-style video content—while also significantly lowering production costs. With any TriCaster system, users can reduce the many racks of equipment and crew often required to produce a multi-camera show. Some of the top new features include:
Pricing and Availability
Starting prices for the next-generation TriCaster family are TriCaster 410 for $9,995 USMRP; TriCaster 460 for $15,995 USMSRP; and TriCaster 860 for $24,995 USMSRP, with optional control surfaces for these systems sold separately. Pricing for TriCaster 8000 with the included control surface is $39,995 USMSRP. Customers who own TriCaster systems and are interested in upgrading can choose from a range of upgrade options. Specific pricing for countries outside the US and for multi-standard units will vary. All of the new TriCaster systems will begin shipping on September 12, 2013. For full details on all next generation of professional TriCaster systems, please visit http://www.newtek.com.
NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.
Clients include: “The X Factor,” ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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