NewTek - TriCaster TC1






The most complete production system available today, TriCaster TC1 represents the continued innovation of the iconic product that defined an industry. Designed with the way you work in mind and equipped with hundreds of advanced production capabilities, it has everything you need to do video your way today—and tomorrow.

Viewers have their choice of devices. You should have options, too. With 36 source channels, including 16 external inputs, you can easily create compelling content using any combination of compatible video sources, including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and PTZ cameras, mobile devices, Skype TX video calls, computers, gaming systems, streaming media, video files, graphics, images, animations and more.



  • Switching, streaming, recording in HD, 3G, and 4K UHD 60p
  • Native software driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
  • Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs and 4 M/Es
  • Studio-grade Skype® video calling with multi-channel Skype TX software integration
  • Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware
  • Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive
  • Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more
  • Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more
  • Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options
  • Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing
  • Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more



Video Input: 

  • 16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)


Network Video Input: 

  • 16 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill


SDI Video Input: 

  • 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2
    • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
    • 1080i: 59.94, 50
    • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
    • 576i 50
    • 480i 59.94



  • Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system


Skype TX: 

  • Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs via Skype TX software integration


Apple AirPlay: 

  • Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay


Video Output: 

  • Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI


Network Video Output: 

  • IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:
    • 4 x independent video mix outputs
    • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output


SDI Video Output: 

  • 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:
    • 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs
    • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping


Stream Output: 

  • 2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive


Multiviewer Output: 

  • 3 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions
    • 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
    • 1 x HDMI multiviewer
    • 1 x DisplayPort multiviewer


Mix/Effect Buses (M/E): 

  • 4 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry
    • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
    • 4 x KEY layers per bus
    • 9 x memory slots per bus
  • 1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus


DSK Channels: 

  • 4 x DSK channels



  • 5 x media players
    • 2 x DDR
    • 2 x GFX
    • 1 x Sound
  • 15 x media buffers
    • 10 x animation buffers
    • 5 x graphic buffers
  • 30 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function)



  • Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
    • 16 x input keyers
    • 4 x media player keyers
    • 4 x M/E keyers
    • 1 x PREVIZ keyer
    • 15 x buffer keyers



  • Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences
    • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus


Virtual Sets: 

  • Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included



  • Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more



  • Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences
    • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
    • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
    • Supports control via web-based interface



  • 6 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology
    • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3
    • 2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
    • 1 x MP3 audio recorder



  • 2 x 3TB internal drive
    • Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
    • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA
    • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions



  • Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs



  • Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding


Audio Mixer: 

  • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing


Local Audio Input: 

  • 4 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
  • 3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)


Local Audio Output: 

  • 4 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
  • 1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
  • 1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)


Network Audio: 

  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals
  • Integrated support for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers


Supported Media File Formats: 

  • Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:
    • Video:
      • AVI
      • DV
      • DVCPro
      • DVCProHD
      • FLV
      • F4V
      • H.263
      • H.264
      • MOV
      • MKV
      • MJPEG
      • MPEG
      • MP4
      • WMV
      • WebM
      • and more
    • Image:
      • PSD
      • PNG
      • TGA
      • BMP
      • JPEG
      • JPEG-XR
      • JPEG2000
      • EXR
      • RAW
      • TIF
      • WebP
      • and more
    • Audio:
      • AIFF
      • MP3
      • WAV
      • and more



  • Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports


Signal Monitoring: 

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



  • Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
  • Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz


Throughput Latency: 

  • ~1.0-1.5 frames


A/V Standards: 

  • 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
  • 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



  • Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface



  • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control


System Drive: 

  • 120GB SSD



  • 2 x 1 Gigabit NIC


System Physical: 

  • TriCaster TC1
    • 2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
      • 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached
  • TriCaster TC1 (Redundant Power Option)
    • 3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
      • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached




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