NewTek - TriCaster Mini HD-4






From the office, an event, or from anywhere... with TriCaster Mini, anyone using everyday camcorders can create and publish great video content in minutes, stream it live, and make even the smallest presentation captivate audiences like network-style TV.



  • Designed for do-it-yourself live video
  • Hundreds of built-in capabilities for switching, streaming, recording, and publishing
  • Essential hardware and storage (750 GB) for streamlined workflows
  • Supports off-the-shelf HDMI cameras



Switcher Channels

  • 16 – 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses


Video Input: 

  • 4 simultaneous live video sources (HDMI or SDI; connection type varies by model):
    • Per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate
    • Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
    • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte™ keyer controls


Network Sources: 

  • 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
    • Supported sources include NDI™-compatible and AirSend™-compatible systems, devices and applications, networked computers via iVGA™, USB video sources, video over IP sources, RTMP and RTSP streams, HTTP streaming video sources, and video and CG sources from compatible third-party partner solutions


Robotic Camera Support: 

  • Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris



  • 5 integrated digital media players for video, graphics and sounds
    • 2 x DDR
    • 2 x GFX
    • 1 x Sound



  • 15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets
    • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content


Mix/Effect Buses (M/E): 

  • 4 freely configurable M/E buses for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between layers
    • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
    • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying



  • Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to control surface buttons, keyboard shortcuts, MIDI buttons, GPI triggers or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
    • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
    • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
    • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between supported systems



  • 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects


Effects and Transitions: 

  • Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supporting standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
    • Includes Animation Store Creator for custom animations


Virtual Sets: 

  • 30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
    • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
    • Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
    • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions


Holographic Live Virtual Sets: 

  • Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
    • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5 (sold separately)



  • Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control


Video Output: 

  • Configurable for up to 6 output connections(plus case display5), with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
    • 2 x digital video outputs (HDMI or SDI; connection type varies by model)
    • 2 x supplemental Display outputs (1 x DVI and 1 x video-only HDMI) for additional screens or projectors
    • 1 x Stream output
    • 1 x Network output via NDI or AirSend to compatible receiving device(s)



  • 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 from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
    • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
    • Standalone recording of up to 2 simultaneous channels to internal storage (see Recording Capacity for more details)


Recording Capacity: 

  • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations
    • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0
    • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
  • 1 x 750GB internal drive only
    • Supports standalone recording of up to 2 channels simultaneously; up to 4 channels with external drive attached (not included)
    • Accommodates a total of ~15 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)



  • Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations


Media Publishing: 

  • Supports direct content upload to Facebook, Twitter™, YouTube™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers


Live Streaming: 

  • HD live streaming with simultaneous stream file archive
    • Support for RTMP streaming, Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications
    • Support for most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including presets up to 720p
    • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser


Audio Inputs: 

  • 4 x embedded digital audio via video inputs (HDMI or SDI; connection type varies by model)
  • 1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
  • 2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line


Audio Outputs: 

  • 2 x embedded digital audio via video outputs (HDMI or SDI; connection type varies by model)
  • 2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
  • 1 x 1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone jack


Audio Mixing: 

  • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes
    • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
    • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
    • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
    • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
    • Supports hardware control via Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface (sold separately)


Supported Session Formats: 

  • NTSC model:
    • 1080/30p
    • 1080/60i
    • 720/60p
    • 720/30p
    • 480/60p
  • Multi-Standard model:
    • NTSC
      • 1080/30p
      • 1080/60i
      • 720/60p
      • 720/30p
      • 480/60p
    • NTSC-J
      • 1080/30p
      • 1080/60i
      • 720/60p
      • 720/30p
      • 480/60p
    • PAL
      • 1080/25p
      • 1080/50i
      • 720/50p
      • 720/25p
      • 576/50p


Supported Media File Formats: 

  • Video
    • 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
    • and more
  • Images
    • PSD
    • PNG
    • TGA
    • BMP
    • JPEG
    • EXR
    • RAW
    • TIF
    • and more
  • Audio
    • AIFF
    • MP3
    • WAV
    • and more


Media Import: 

  • Import Media application for batch import of files with optional transcoding to file formats suitable for live production use


Media Export: 

  • Export Media application for batch export of files with optional transcoding to compatible formats for different applications and devices



  • DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiviewer displays
    • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
    • Multiviewer windows freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
    • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per multiviewer window
    • Integrated case display5 (source or output monitor only; external monitor required for user interface)


Signal Monitoring: 

  • Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709


Session Management: 

  • Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions


Throughput Latency: 

  • ~1.0-2.0 frames



  • Video
    • 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
  • Audio
    • Floating Point, 96 kHz



  • Support for network tally via NDI



  • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control of TriCaster operations via macros


Case Display: 

  • Case display not available


Built-In WiFi: 

  • Supports wireless connection to local network
    • 802.11ac WiFi standard


Built-In Bluetooth: 

  • Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology


System Physical: 

  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Includes adjustable handle and cable retention bracket




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