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Newtek Tricaster 455

NEWTEK / TRICASTER 455
BCS Price: $9,995.00
($320.64/mo.)
Item #:MO815396
Condition:Reference Item
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Model Description:
Portable TV STUDIO, 4 inputs, multi-track ISO rcd, Virtual Sets, Online Streaming...

Model Details

4-Input NTSC Switcher for Smaller Shows
Integrated Production Software
Built-In Multi-Track ISO Recording
Customizable Visuals, Virtual Sets, Etc.
Back-Lit Buttons & Twist Knobs
One-Button Recording & Online Streaming



Specifications:

Channels 14-6 external
4 internal
4 virtual inputs
Video Input 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions
Network Sources 2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device
Media 4 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds
2 DDRs, GFX and Sound
Frame Buffer 5 channels for static graphics or watch folder
Virtual Inputs 4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling and cropping
DSKs 2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
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 Up to 8 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals

2 x SDI (Program and AUX)
2 x Analog configurable for Component or Y/C (BNC) + Composite (program and AUX)
HDMI output (Program)
Network output for live streaming (program)
Recording Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology

Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
Encoding Format Selectable per Source: QuickTime, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
Recording Capacity Accommodates 40 hours of 1080i or 240 hours of 480i via internal drive and removable 1 TB media drive (included)

1 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per drive via IsoCorder
Live Streaming HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, configured via browser based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull

- Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser and integrated Livestream plug-in
Audio Inputs 4 x SDI embedded
3 x 2 balanced 1/4" (mic/line)
1 x 2 balanced XLR (mic/line)
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs 2 x SDI embedded
1 x 2 balanced XLR
1 x 2 balanced 1/4" (AUX)
1 stereo 1/4" for headphones
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones

Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output
Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
Supports iPad audio mixing app for touchscreen remote control of audio mixer
Supported Formats 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
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 NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more
Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and more
Editing Post Production: NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation
Monitoring DVI 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: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
Fail-Safe Multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
Rack Height 2U rack mount
Power 430 W power supply
Dimensions 19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5" (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
Weight 26.0 lb (11.8 kg)


Additional Detailed Information:

The Newtek TriCaster 455 Live Video Production System (NTSC) is a 4-camera input, tightly integrated hardware and software solution for streaming video online and producing live events. Designed to fit small spaces, the TriCaster 455 provides quick setup, complete live production capabilities, built-in multi-track ISO recording with broadcast, and a switcher effects system, for smaller shows to make a bigger impact from any location. Altogether the package offers projector, and online output options, completely customizable visuals, powerful 3D effects, video playback, graphics, and transitions, virtual sets and more.

14-Channel, Multi-Camera Production

Go from zero to live with up to 4 cameras
Add digital media from four built-in players and 2 network sources for sharing computer displays or wireless iOS devices
Get 4 M/E-style virtual inputs to stage live virtual sets or create custom picture effects and presets
You can use all of the above for the quintessential live-show combination for starting out, breaking out, or adding on

Mobile-Ready

Produce a network-quality show from difficult to access locations
Occupies 2U rack space

Scaled-Down Fit

Vast turnkey capabilities without a monolithic footprint
Integrate into an existing studio; slide into a tight space at school, the garage, or a storage room
Easily replicate your signature look across other programs, suites, and vans; or add to your current switcher, multiplying its channels, capabilities and visual appeal - upstream or downstream

Multi-Track Iso-Recording

IsoCorder technology provides a built-in, real-time ISO recording system that is accessible directly from the user interface
Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to four simultaneous channels lets you record your entire show, select footage from any camera, and more
Recording at full resolution to meet the challenging post-production demands

Visual Effects

TriCaster 455 hosts the powerful integrated effects engine in live production
Choose from full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio; deliver a cohesive presentation with imaginative, branded elements, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations with TransWarp effects and motion overlays
Create your own custom effects using the included Animation Store Creator application

One-Size-Fits-All File Compatibility

With default encoding in QuickTime, encoded files embedded with timecode and four audio tracks, you have the comfort of a high-quality, universal file format that floats between TriCaster, Mac and Windows platforms, and all common editing and post-production software
Codec support for Mac and PC lets you encode media assets for optimized, real time

All-Purpose Operation & Creative Freedom

6-input, 2-output system design supports switching, encoding, streaming, keying, graphics, and playback
Multi-layered video compositing and motion effects, fully-integrated virtual set system, and custom graphics creation

Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds

Get a totally branded, network-style studio environment without the high cost or construction
You can broadcast live from a multi-angle virtual set
Complement your presentation with double-box effects, custom graphics, and more.

Record Live Streaming Video, Simultaneously

Built-in web streaming and program recording
Maximize online views with support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles, and even access online CDN accounts and view streams in real time with a built-in Web browser
Record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or to save on disk

Remote Audio Control

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer supports a companion Apple iPad application that delivers fingertip control over sound
You can hand over control of levels, connections, group assignments, and more with the popular touchscreen device (not included), smartly sharing the workload, while keeping your small production footprint intact

TriCaster Live Production Software

Live Desktop Monitors

Select from a variety of layouts for previewing production sources
Full field rate displays include audio VU meter overlays, and alpha channel transparency checkerboard

Network Sources

Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices, like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network
Also accepts network output signals from NewTek 3Play systems and TriCaster 8000 systems

Look-Ahead Preview & Program Monitor

Setup and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied
View the primary video output being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded

Recording

Capture video from up to four individual sources simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder multi-track, multi-format recording technology
Files are recorded at native resolution, and are compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system, and media sharing website

Live Streaming & Transition Controls

Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button
Includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles
Dictate the flow of shots, transitions and effects, with control over the primary video layer and DSK channels

Live Production Switcher & Virtual Inputs

Control all 14 channels, including external video and network sources, virtual inputs, and internal media sources
Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects and assign to a single button
Includes four fully configurable virtual inputs, each with multiple presets

Utility Row & Delegate

Select sources directly from the switcher for the FX bus, DSK channels and AUX output
Set the Utility Row to send video and graphics to the FX bus, DSKs or AUX output

TransWarp Effects

Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is an integrated effects system in live production
Create live videos, DSKs and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, embedded audio and 3D warping of video
Integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations, and motion overlays

Live Virtual Sets

Get the look of a network-style studio, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights
Includes 24 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets and animated zoom control
Select sets also feature double-box effects

Virtual Input Panel

Select two primary switcher sources, create a mix/effect-style composition, and use an additional source as an overlay
You can configure virtual sets, layer live elements, set upstream picture-in-picture effects, and more

DDRs

Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics
TriCaster 455 offers native support for an extensive range of file formats, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset

Graphics

Display images, apply titles or present static graphics
You can choose from and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer

Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus outputs, including audio-follows-video, sub-mix routing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output
Touchscreen remote control is also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app



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