Top TriCaster 2 Elite Features: Video Switcher For The Digital Media Age

NewTek just announced their latest product in the TriCaster family- TriCaster 2 Elite! This is a groundbreaking release, placing NewTek TriCaster at the forefront of video switching in the digital media age. TriCaster 2 Elite removes the traditional boundaries of media formats, I/O, channels, and delivery.

This revolutionary new video switcher eliminates the restrictions of other systems that simply emulate traditional existing baseband video workflows and processes, while being dependent on specific formats and hardware, and requiring significant, cost-prohibitive infrastructure replacement with restrictive overhead requirements.

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Okay – let’s take a look at the top 3 things you should know about the TriCaster 2 Elite.

Live Call Connect – Integrate Zoom, Teams, Skype Into Your Broadcast

Live Call Connect allows multiple remote contributors to be brought in as individual sources in your TriCaster 2 Elite. Those sources can then be used just like any other video sources within the production switcher- without having to worry about framerates or resolution.

Remote guests can join using any device. Once connected, the TriCaster 2 Elite can take their video source and mix them into professional layouts with graphics, titles, and animations. All of these features

Live Call also works with a majority of video conferencing platforms- including Teams, Skype, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting, Discord, and Tencent software integration.

Endless Inputs/Outputs and AV Routing Capabilities

The TriCaster 2 Elite gives an uncompromising amount of flexibility to interconnect any video source. This includes 32 individual inputs, that support numerous IP video sources- including NDI, SRT, RTMP, HTTP, and all major video conferencing solutions mentioned previously.

On the back of the unit, you’ll have access to 8x 3G-SDI inputs, to connect to traditional video equipment like cameras, video routers, and media players.

Once setup, the TriCaster provides more options to distribute content- with up to 8 mix outputs, as well as 8x 3G-SDI outputs for connecting to monitors, projectors, video walls, digital signage, and more. Combined together, you can distribute 2 4K UHD Outputs.

Along with the 8 mix outputs, the TriCaster 2 Elite also includes 15 buffers, 4 DDRs, Teleprompter, and 3 multiviewers.

Dual streaming encoders allow productions to simultaneously stream to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, and a variety of other platforms.

Production Capabilities – 8 M/Es and 32 4K UHD Inputs

The TriCaster Elite 2 allows you to mix and layer video and audio signals like never before- with automation and advanced routing capabilities. As previously mentioned, there are 8 hardware inputs, and the ability to bring in up to 32 live video sources for cameras, computers, gaming machines, and more. All 32 sources can individually be recorded as well.

All video sources can be switched, mixed, and blended using built-in or custom animated transitions.

With 8 hardware outputs, and an additional 8 network outputs you can route video to all sorts of devices.  No matter the shape-or-size of the video, the TriCaster can combine and distribute multiple aspect ratios and resolutions up to 4K 60p.

Automation capabilities include NewTek Live Story Creator to run entire shows by simply writing scripts with formatted Microsoft Word documents. You can also record, store, edit, and automate settings and custom command sequences with a comprehensive macro automation system.

For audio, 16x external audio mixer inputs (8 channels) are included on the back of the unit. Audio over IP networking with NDI®, Dante™, and AES67 is also possible. The unit uses a software-based audio mixer which supports digital, analog, and USB audio devices. Professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, Talk Back communication, and 8 x 8 x 8 channel routing to four audio mix outputs are also available.

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