NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite

NewTek just announced a new powerful live video production system: the TriCaster 2 Elite. According to NewTek, this system is the “most powerful and complete live video production system on the planet.”

The TriCaster 2 Elite allows users to use every major video calling applications being used today. Additionally, the system supports video over IP and SDI. “Serving the needs well of those who make visual storytelling a key part of their business is made possible by combining IP networking, software-defined solutions and a focus on the customer experience,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group.

Overview

The TriCaster 2 Elite supports nearly every web conferencing tool. This includes: Skype, MS Teams, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting, as well as all IP video sources including NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones. Additionally, this includes traditional SDI sources, which can be accessed and used simultaneously. So, that means users can connect with in-studio guests and remote video callers “without compromise or worrying about connectivity,” says NewTek.

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Flexibility

According to NewTek, the TriCaster 2 Elite is a 60×45 video crosspoint. It includes 32 external inputs that automatically determine video format and resolutions up to 4Kp60. Each input includes proc amp tools, independent keying, cropping for crisper video, and triggers for automation. Also supported, the system offers 8 configurable mix outputs in HD or 2 in 4Kp60, direct NDI outs of media players, multiple streaming encoders, continuous NDI conversions of all 8SDI inputs, and 8 independently selectable recorders.

Broadcast features

The TriCaster 2 Elite sports 8 mix/effects with 4 layers, each with integration with Adobe Creative Cloud tools. There’s also “simplified” teleprompter-based scripting with Microsoft Word document files. Additionally, features like frame sync every input, animated GIF support in buffers, social media publishing, audio mixing, and routing, including support for DANTE and AES-67 are included.

Pricing and availability

The TriCaster 2 Elite is out now for $27,995. So, if you want to learn more about the system, head to the offical NewTek site.

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