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Newtek VT4

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Item #:MO798139
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Model Description:
Integrated Production suite w/ live switching, editing, 2D and 3D animation and streaming

Model Details

Complete capabilities at an affordable price make VT[4] the perfect choice for public and government access television. The live and studio production tools let you easily manage live events such as public meetings, as well as studio recording of shows for later broadcast. VT-Edit’s easy intuitive interface means that new operators can be trained quickly and inexpensively for public access productions. The SX-84 Switcher option is the most capable, compact and affordable core ever created for a complete and portable multi-camera production operation, able to handle and synchronize up to 24 sources.

Additional Detailed Information:

Live Switching:

  • 8 Component inputs
  • 8 Y/C inputs
  • Up to 24 Composite inputs
  • Unlimited DV inputs
  • Real-time FireWire input or output
  • Automated Audio Mixer
  • 4 Component outputs
  • 4 Y/C outputs
  • Preview output
  • 4 Composite outputs
  • 3 RS-422 machine control ports
  • Real-time chroma key
  • Cue mode in Digital Disk Recorder
  • 500+ digital transitions
  • Dual GPI In / Out
  • 8 Internal Tally light controls
  • Background generator
  • Internal Genlock

Audio Mixer:

  • Mix 8 stereo live and 8 4-channel online audio sources
  • 4-track audi 4 discrete channels of audio in and out
  • Talk-over, reduces mix levels for mic inputs to talk over
  • 4 adjustable XLR balanced mic / line inputs with Phantom power
  • 6 stereo unbalanced audio ins from live sources
  • 8 stereo inputs from computer sources
  • DV and SDI audio inputs
  • Floating point audio with distortion-free audio levels
  • EQ, balance, mute and mono for all 16 audio inputs
  • Aux Mix: stereo aux send and aux returns for external sweetening
  • Automated mixing: transition between audio presets
  • Calibrated audio meters
  • Audio-follows-video option
  • Manage your output mix with Input Pass Thru
  • PA Mix Out: for live PA or control room feed
  • Balance on all inputs and outputs

Digital Disk Recorder (VT-DDR™):

  • Multi-format, multi-standard on-screen tape deck
  • Compressed or uncompressed playback
  • Play back a single clip or list of clips
  • Cue clips to roll when triggered by Switcher
  • Real-time transitions between clips
  • Count up or count down project time or clip time
  • Operate multiple DDRs simultaneously
  • EDL import/export (Grass Valley, CMX, Sony, Excel)

Proc Amp:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Hue
  • Saturation
  • U Offset, V Offset
  • U Gain, V Gain
  • Track Preview function
  • More than 70 adjustable parameters
  • Calibrate computer sources as well as analog sources
  • Auto Calibration for 75 IRE bars, 100 IRE bars and video pass-through mode
    (requires SX-84)


  • Full-frame data
  • 60 fields-per-second
  • Monitor Program or Preview
  • Waveform of Y/C, Y, C, YUV or RGB
  • Vectorscope at either 75% or 100% Chroma


  • Fully fielded on-screen playback
  • YUV video display
  • Monitor Program, Preview, Key / Aux or DSK buses
  • Display supports for 4:3 and 16:9 aspect
  • Underscan mode
  • Zebra stripes for 75 IRE and illegal video
  • Proc-Amp for matching computer display to reference video monitors

Character Generator:

  • WYSIWYG editing
  • Save projects or pages
  • Display Program output within CG interface
  • Use any installed TrueType font
  • Save pages as 32-bit images or animations
  • Soft shadows
  • Create graphic objects (boxes, circles, splines)
  • Instantly save or recall text styles
  • Powerful drawing tools

Digital Video Effects:

  • More than 500 real-time transitions
  • All transitions reversible
  • Expansions
  • Wipes
  • Curls
  • Trajectories
  • Fades
  • ChromaFX
  • Overlays
  • Rotations
  • Compressions
  • Borders
  • Much more


  • Ultra-intuitive interface
  • Integrated Timeline and Storyboard editing
  • Unlimited layering in real-time
  • 3D control of position, size and rotation of layers in real-time
  • Spline-based movement of all animations
  • Unlimited undo, saved with project
  • Real-time color correction
  • No rendering of complex projects required
  • Create subprojects within a project
  • CG Post™ for moving text
  • Real-time Targa sequence playback
  • Multi-format and multi-standard editing
  • Real-time playback of compressed and uncompressed clips
  • Real-time FireWire in and out
  • More than 500 real-time transitions
  • Real-time slow motion and reverse
  • Real-time chroma and luma keying
  • Real-time high-quality scaling of graphics
  • Real-time video and audio filters
  • Real-time audio mixing of unlimited layers
  • 3D audio positioning
  • 12dB of audio headroom prevents digital distortion
  • All performed in software

External Controller:

  • Control external decks from your VT[4] desktop
  • Supports multiple RS-422 and DV decks
  • Interfaces with batch capture deck lists and configurations
  • Jog and shuttle support
  • Record allows user to generate time code settings

LightWave 3D®:

  • Established industry standard
  • World-class rendering
  • Fast, versatile Modeler
  • Powerful scripting language
  • Advanced character Animation tools
  • Particles
  • Explosions
  • Numeric entry (and math in input fields)
  • Unlimited points and polygons per object
  • Multiple cameras per scene
  • Unlimited images
  • Unlimited surfaces
  • Easy import of Illustrator® data

Aura Video Paint™:

  • Amazingly fast 16-bit paint engine
  • Paint over live video
  • Four-point pixel tracking
  • Color isolation
  • 3D compositing
  • Stroke recorder
  • Wide range of text controls
  • Instantly use a graphic’s alpha channel
  • Animate text along a path
  • Native DV support
  • AVI and QuickTime audio support
  • Apply Photoshop® filters to any animation

VT[4] Supported File Formats

Video Formats:

  • .avi
  • .dv
  • .rtv
  • .mpeg
  • .mpg
  • .mpe
  • .mpv
  • .m1v
  • .mp2*
  • .mpa
  • .mpv2
  • .mp2v

Graphic formats:

  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .tga
  • .tif
  • .gif
  • .bmp
  • .wbmp
  • .pcx

Audio Formats:

  • wav
  • .mp3
  • .au
  • .snd
  • .m3u
  • .aif
  • .aifc
  • .aiff
  • .wax
  • .dif

MPEG-2 support requires appropriate DirectShow player to be installed

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