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NewTek Introduces TriCaster TC1

NewTek has announced TriCaster TC1, the culmination of more than a decade of IP video experience for live production, with uncompromising support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, social media publishing, and more.

Continuing innovation around the iconic product that has defined an industry, TriCaster TC1 supports 16 external inputs of 4K UHD 60p resolution without sacrificing functionality. Powered by NewTek’s NDI technology for IP-based workflows, TriCaster TC1 also offers multiple studio-grade Skype TX channels for adding remote video guests to live shows.

NewTek’s software-driven, IP-native approach to 4K eliminated the need for conversion to and from baseband video, allowing all integrated features including video playback, mix/effect busses, keying layers, and streaming 4K-capable without limiting the number of available resources. TriCaster TC1 has 16 inputs available, regardless of video resolution, and New Tek’s top of the line IP Series now offers 44 external inputs in 4K UHD without sacrificing functionality.

With the explosion of online and mobile video, broadcasters and content producers need a way to stream live and encode/publish video to social media quickly and easily. Whether you need to go live for breaking news or post recorded video clips that viewers can see on demand, TriCaster T1 handles it all. Users can stream directly to social media sites right from the TriCaster TC1 interface.

A new feature with TriCaster TC1 and IP Series is integrated multi-channel Skype TX integration. NewTek is the only company to offer this functionality in a live production system in the world. Any one of the TriCaster TC1’s 16 external inputs can be designated for live, broadcast-quality Skype video calling, giving producers the capability to reach any one of the 300 million monthly active users of Skype and deliver a pristine HD video call with balanced audio.

With studio-ready call control from an external laptop or workstation running the Skype TX controller application, calls can be configured and monitored without impacting the TriCaster TC1 operator’s workflow. Other active call channels from NewTek TalkShow systems can be managed from the controller for additional call capacity and streamlined management.

TriCaster TC1 in a 2RU chassis is priced at $14,995 USMSRP. TriCaster TC1R provides optional redundant power in 3RU chassis and is priced at $19,995 USMSRP. TC1LP Control Panels are priced at $11,995 and $6,995 USMSRP respectively. The NewTek Connect NC1 IN and the NC1 I/O Modules are priced at $5,995 and $9995 USMSRP respectively.

NewTek’s TriCaster TC1 and IP Series systems, now also 4K-capable, will be on display at NAB 2017 Booth #SL5016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24-27, 2017.

AVerMedia 4k Capture Card Evolves with NewTek NDI

AVerMedia has announced support for NewTek’s NDI, a software-driven live production IP workflow over Ethernet. In doing so, AVerMedia has become a member of the NewTek Developer Network. Joining the industry’s largest IP ecosystem with hundreds of NDI-ready commercial products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows, AverMedia’s NDI-ready products allow them to be recognized and communicate with other NDI-readied applications and devices connected to the Ethernet network.

NewTek’s royalty free NDI technology allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while utilizing every IP video source on the network instantly.

Gone are the days of bandwidth and hardware restrictions for 4K video streaming. Coupling NDI with AVerMedia’s 4K PCle capture card, live 4K video can be accessed flawlessly over the network while the IP-based workflow simplifies the creation and distribution of high quality media production. The advantages of AVerMedia SDK incorporating NDI means network users accessing the 4K stream also gain AVerMedia 4K capture card’s video processing functionalities such as resolution scaling, de-interlacing, and color-space conversion.

AVerMedia is also supporting NDI version 2.0, the recently updated software development kit (SDK) from NewTek The NDI SDK is royalty free for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organization, or in commercial products and applications they deliver.

Building on the widely adopted and ground-breaking NDI announced at IBC 2015, NewTek’s NDI version 2 adds higher performance, resolution independence, 16-bit per channel support for the highest precision color of any IP standard, 16 channels of floating point audio, improved cross subnet support, integrated fail-safe support, network-based re-routing support, and more.

NewTek Introduces the NewTek IP Series

NewTek IP SeriesNewTek has introduced the NewTek IP Series. It is a facility-grade, software-driven scalable system that combines IP flexibility with SDI compatibility. It asks the question: What if the boundaries about how to produce video did not exist?

Imagine the possibilities if your production wasn’t limited by hardware, and all of your sources and destinations could communicate. The NewTek IP Series merges the power, efficiency, and flexibility of IP with NewTek’s proven software-driven live production approach to define a new workflow paradigm: Interconnected Production.

Connecting, communicating, and sharing video and audio across the network using Innovative NDI technology, the NewTek IP Series acts as a single, interconnected production environment. Inputs, outputs, and media assets are readily available and accessible by any user in the location on the network, freeing your storytelling from the limits imposed by conventional production technology and enabling workflows of unprecedented scale and scope.

No Boundaries
* Transition gradually or migrate immediately to IP-based production workflows with incredibly practical infrastructure and bandwidth requirements.

* Remove the physical and logistical barriers limiting your potential to expand, grow, and evolve.

* Future-proof your video operations with progressive technology independent of formats and resolutions.

* Redefine your productions, workflows, and business now and for years to come.

Limitless Possibilities
* Align legacy and contemporary technologies across a simplified infrastructure to maximize resources and investments.

* Establish a production network in your control room or across your facility, connecting systems, users, and departments.

* Link multiple locations over IP to create sophisticated multi-system, multi-site workflows.

* Pool production inputs, outputs, and media assets for universal access and interchange.

NewTek Brings NDI Technology to Adobe Creative Cloud

NewTek LogoLast fall, NewTek, the Texas-based hardware/software developer renowned for its media and broadcast products, announced the launch of its new NDI protocol for transmitting video over digital networks. Since then, NewTek has been working with third parties to help expand the adoption of NDI. Last month, NewTek announced it would bring NDI to Adobe’s Creative Cloud family of applications and services:

The NDI integration enables users of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications to send real-time video and audio to any NDI-enabled receiving product, such as production switchers or capture cards, across a standard Ethernet network. With NDI for Adobe Creative Cloud, creators and producers can significantly accelerate their pre- and post- production pipelines, bypassing rendering and uploading of creative elements for a faster, more efficient delivery for content review and approval. It also allows teams in different locations to work together in one interface in real-time, making creative decisions collaboratively—and saving valuable time in the process.

NewTek’s NDI plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud is available thru a $9.99 monthly subscription from the NewTek Store. The NDI protocol itself is now available as a royalty-free software developer kit for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organization, or in production tools and systems they manufacture.


Newtek Announces NDI Protocol for Video Production

NewTek LogoNewtek, the Texas-based technology company best known for its Tricaster line of products, recently announced the development of a new protocol for connecting video equipment to Ethernet networks. The protocol is named Network Device Interface (NDI). From the Newtek press release:

…a new open standard for live production IP workflows over Ethernet networks. NDI allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real-time. This new protocol can benefit any network-connected video device, including video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices.

NDI will be available as a free, open-source SDK in Q4 of 2015. Newton expects many software developers and hardware manufacturer will begin adopting NDI, helping to ensure it’ll become the new standard for connecting video equipment to IP networks. Also, the NDI protocol should work with most existing video applications and hardware products from the beginning. NDI is also compatible with SDI equipment as well as many other established network technologies.

This should prove to be a real game changer for media producers going forward, as it’ll improve video production workflows and make it easier to integrate different types of equipment in different locations.

Tri-Caster Mini Now Available in HD-SDI and HDMI Models

NewTek TriCaster Mini family got biggerNewTek has announced that the Tri-Caster Mini family just got bigger. The most portable complete multi-camera production system just got more professional. Tri-Caster Mini is now available in HD-SDI and HDMI models.

The Tri-Caster Mini family is great for people who want to create videos without having to lug around a lot of complicated equipment. It is designed to be easy to use for those who are amateurs, but is good enough to attract professionals as well. The HDMI version of the Tri-Caster Mini lets users transform their ordinary presentations into engaging multimedia content that looks like network-style TV.

Tri-Caster Mini provides a solution that includes a complete suite of tools for creativity, control, and content publishing, all in one turnkey package. Plug in some cameras, a mouse, and a keyboard and you can create video content and stream it live in minutes.

The Tri-Caster Mini HD-4sdi gives customers a choice between SDI I/O and the highly popular ultra-portable HDMI version of Tri-Caster Mini. You can choose between the two based upon your preference.

It includes an integrated display screen and system storage capable of recording approximately 45 hours of footage. This product is now available for $9,995 USMSRP. International pricing may vary.

NewTek Unveils 3Play Mini at NAB 2015

NewTek 3Play MiniNewTek unveiled the 3Play Mini at NAB 2015. The 3Play Mini is the world’s only sports production suite you can carry anywhere. This lightweight device allows sports video producers to add professional quality instant replay, slow motion, sophisticated transition effects, and a broad range of other integrated production capabilities to their shows without being constrained by space, location, or cost.

The 3Play Mini is powerful enough to drive your entire show. Or, it can plug into a switcher or video board and turn any production into amazing fan experiences that attract big audiences, advertisers, and sponsors.

Out of the box, operators can control 3Play Mini with almost any touchscreen wireless mobile device or use an optional 3Play control surface.

3Play Mini can make any event look larger and more professional on screen while livening up boring scoreboard feeds. It can be synced with a game clock and used for official reviews. It also offers preview and playback at any angle, or multiple angles, of a recorded event to deliver the best viewing perspective for replay and official verification.

Use 3Play Mini to instantly and simultaneously publish content to multiple destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other websites, dedicated FTP servers, and second and third screen platforms. It also includes animated, warped visual transition effects for switching and in-program editing such as transitions between replays, stingers, and overlays.

The 3Play Mini can also do side-by-side playback. Replay the action from two synchronized angles simultaneously, on a single output channel using the DSK overlay. Position, scale, and crop the camera angle assigned to the overlay for comprehensive, frame-by-frame analysis of the play under review.

The 3Play Mini is available immediately for $9,995 USMSRP. An optional control surface is available for $2,995 USMSRP. International pricing will vary.

NewTek will be demonstrating the 3Play Mini at Booth #SL3312 at NAB 2015.

NewTek Debuts TriCaster Advanced Software at NAB 2015

NewTek LogoNewTek has introduced the TriCaster Advanced Edition. It is an option available for TriCaster Mini through TriCaster 8000. More than 60 new major capabilities and enhancements are included in TriCaster Advanced Edition.

The TriCaster Advanced Edition has automated data-driven graphics that let you easily convert raw data and meta-data from both internal and external sources effortlessly and accurately into production-ready graphics in real-time using DataLink. It also lets you retrieve and update sports stats, election results, weather updates, social media feeds, sales reports, and more automatically or on-demand.

It can live stream to multiple platforms and services simultaneously including direct integration with Microsoft Azure, YouTube Live, Twitch, and more. It supports fully integrated audio through Dante Virtual Soundcard networking from Audinate on every audio input.

You can add transitions with embedded full color overlays and sound between playlist media and combine real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings. The TriCaster Advanced Edition enables faster and easier real-time clip editing right in the DDR (including active recordings). You can capture and replay highlights with on-screen controls and fully configurable replay settings, including colorful custom in and out wipes with sound effects.

The TriCaster Advanced Edition lets you add dimension to virtual set scenes with Augmented Reality options for KEY layers. You can also add borders and shadows to make bordered, editable overlays, backgrounds, and custom multi-box effects. Full motion pre-visualization tools provide animated transition and effect previews before they are taken live.That’s just some of what the TriCaster Advanced Edition can do!

The TriCaster Advanced Edition is now available as a one-time purchse at $1,495 USMSRP. NewTek will be demonstrating TriCaster Advanced Edition at NAB booth #SL3312 from April 13 – 16.

Scale Logic, NewTek, and Zixi Team Up for NAB 2015

Scale Logic LogoA collaboration between Scale Logic, Inc., NewTek, and Zixi drives 4K Workflow for the StudioXperience and Waskul.TV at NAB 2015. The companies are working together to create something innovative for broadcasters. Integrated file-based workflow leverages Hyper FS SAN & Scale-out NAS to deliver 4K post and live broadcast quality streaming over public internet.

Scale Logic, Inc., is a global, converged, value-added services and data storage infrastructure supplier. They have partnered with StudioXperience & Waskul.TV. Scale Logic will provide a complete end-to-end file based workflow converged solution on premise at NAB 2015 at the StudioXperience live auditorium. Six 4K camera feeds ingest into workstations where editors create, manage, and distribute content live and on demand to over 50,000 viewers across a range of traditional and mobile devices.

The solution created and developed by Scale Logic includes Hyper FS SAN and Scale-Out NAS File System powered by BWStor, Genesis DX2 high-performance RAID storage, and Genesis IAP HSM archive appliance. It also includes an integrated project management layer for managing editorial workflows for Adobe, Avid, and Final Cut Pro.

Scale Logic worked with Zixi and NewTek to extend a robust off premise workflow experience. Zixi will allow a contribution link from the StudioXperience booth to Waskul.TV over IP using Zixi’s OTT network aware protocol. NewTek TriCaster is the multi-camera live production system for the StudioXperience.

Visit Scale Logic at Booth SU621G at NAB 2015. They will have HyperFS and Strawberry demos every day.