NewTek - TriCaster 460






TriCaster 460 is an all-purpose, 4-camera video production systems scaled for smaller racks and mobile units. From live and on-demand programs that look infinitely bigger to engaging social and second-screen experiences, create multi-platform productions to open up more revenue opportunities and extend your brand.



  • Mix-and-match SDI and analog I/O
  • Analog and digital output connections up to 11 max
  • Removable drive bay & built-in Genlock


Switcher Channels

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


Video Input: 

  • 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates:
    • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
    • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
    • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte™ keyer controls
    • Support for Key + Fill input pairing


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 media buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics
    • 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, 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 11 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
    • 2 x SDI
    • 2 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
    • 1 x HDMI output
    • 2 x supplemental Display outputs (1 x VGA 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


Recording Capacity: 

  • Includes 3TB internal drive accommodating ~70 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
    • Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
    • Simultaneous recording of up to 2 channels to internal drive; support for up to 4 channels with removable, external or shared storage connected
    • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0
    • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions



  • Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from inputs and outputs, 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 SDI embedded
  • 3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
  • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
  • Phantom Power Support


Audio Outputs: 

  • 2 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR
  • 1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (AUX)
  • 1 x Stereo 1/4” (phones)


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
    • 1080/24p
    • 1080/60i
    • 720/60p
    • 720/30p
    • 720/24p
    • 480/60i
  • Multi-Standard model:
    • NTSC
      • 1080/30p
      • 1080/24p
      • 1080/60i
      • 720/60p
      • 720/30p
      • 720/24p
      • 480/60i
    • NTSC-J
      • 1080/30p
      • 1080/24p
      • 1080/60i
      • 720/60p
      • 720/30p
      • 720/24p
      • 480/60i
    • PAL
      • 1080/25p
      • 1080/24p
      • 1080/50i
      • 720/50p
      • 720/25p
      • 720/24p
      • 576/25i


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
    • Viewports freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
    • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per viewport


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


A/V Standards: 

  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155



  • Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard



  • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals



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



  • Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBOX GPI interface


Control Surface: 

  • Optional TriCaster 460 hardware control surface
    • Surface ~ 23.5 x 0.5 x 11.6 in (59.7 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
    • Base ~ 22.5 x 2.0 x 10.8 in (57.2 x 5.1 x 27.4 cm)


System Physical: 

  • 2RU chassis with 430W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
    • 26 lbs (11.8 kg)




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