NewTek TC1 Overview
The NewTek TriCaster TC1 SELECT Bundle with Control Paneland Studio I/O Module put together by B&H features the 16-input, 2 RUTriCaster TC1 switcher and a dedicated, two-stripe IP series control panel.
The 2 RU TC1 offers 16 NDI and four SDI inputs, and itallows you to use up to 16 simultaneously in any combination. The NDI inputssupport sources up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps, and the SDI inputs support up to1080p at 59.94 fps. The control panel features a multi-bus configuration thatallows you to independently assign control stripes and features a T-bar and LCDlabel displays.
NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)
Produce professional live and recorded content in SD, HD, orUHD 4K with the NewTek TriCaster TC1. Its 16 potential video sources can beused simultaneously, regardless of resolution. And with NewTek's Network DeviceInterface (NDI), many types of video sources can be connected directly viastandard network infrastructure. The unit itself contains four SDI inputs andoutputs for direct connection of broadcast video and audio sources. HDMI,DisplayPort, and DVI can be used for displaying multiview screens. Embedded audioand local XLR or 1/4" balanced audio can be mixed and manipulated usingthe internal digital audio mixer.
All the performance of the TC1 is available in a compact 2RU form factor which can be secured with other equipment in a standardequipment rack. Control surfaces, monitors, and NDI video converters can bepurchased separately to expand the functionality of the TC1. Whetherbroadcasting sports, talk shows, concerts, worship services, or anything else,the TriCaster TC1 is a solid center point with which to bring together yourbroadcast infrastructure.
Native software-driven processing, for increased productionpower and flexibility.
Comprehensive camera coverage and multi-source video mixing,including 16 external inputs and four M/E buses.
Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and liveediting without any additional hardware.
Multichannel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime andH.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archival.
UHD 4K Support
Produce programs, performances, events, and live sports inUHD (Ultra High-Definition) 4K resolution with support for native 2160p videoat 60 fps. TriCaster TC1 allows you to switch, stream, and record UHD videowithout compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs.
Built-In Video Servers
No decks needed—just add your files with two built-in videoservers for on-demand and automated playback, including auto-advancingplaylists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more.With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectabletransitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to cue from yourstored media.
Multi-Source Video Mixing
With 36 source channels, including 16 external inputs, youcan easily create 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.
Conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest,anywhere in the world, with the TriCaster TC1's direct Skype TX software integration.The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-timeinteraction with broadcast quality video and balanced audio, allowing you topresent production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, andmore—regardless of the caller's device.
Recording and Replay
Capture different angles and record multiple channels offull-resolution video to QuickTime or H.264 files. From archiving the mastercut for your content library, to ingesting the raw camera footage forpost-production, to caching production extras and presentation materials foron-demand—even capturing real-time highlights for instant replay—the TriCasterTC1 easily handles the work of multiple professional decks without the addedexpense.
Dual-Channel Live Streaming
Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, includinguser-friendly presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch,YouTube Live, and more. With two streaming encoders included, you can easilydeliver platform-specific content while opening new sponsorship and revenueopportunities.
Social Media Integration
Share real-time updates and on-demand content across yoursocial media accounts, uploading images and video directly to Facebook, Imgur,LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more—complete with comments andhashtags. Plus, with integrated DataLink, you can add posts and photos fromyour social networks in on-screen graphics, for a truly interactive experience.
Multiple Control Options
With software-based control, a choice of two separatelyavailable companion control panels, and optional web-based interface, theTriCaster TC1 is designed to suit the operator and environment for nearly anyproduction.
Live Sound Experience
Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audiointegration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital,analog, and network audio, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, TalkBack communication, and 4x4x4 channel routing to four audio mix outputs.
Increase efficiency and productivity with a comprehensivemacro automation system that allows you to record, store, edit, and automateyour favorite settings and custom command sequences. You can even choose to runmacros manually from any combination of compatible control interfaces—or setthe TriCaster TC1 to perform actions automatically.
Consider the screen a blank canvas and unleash your innerartist with multi-bus mix effects, zero-latency video re-entry, real-timeanimated titles, data-driven graphics, custom animated transitions, afull-motion composition engine, and more.
Real-Time Monitoring and Multiviewers
See everything happening during your production with fullyadjustable single-screen or multi-screen monitoring. With three customizablemultiviewers, configurable windows and workspace layouts, operator confidencemonitors, visual indicators, scopes, and more, you can easily personalize theTriCaster TC1 environment to your preference.
Perfect your presentation with configurable color correctiontools, 3D object positioning, and smooth-edge cropping. Apply Picture inPicture effects with optional borders. Use key and fill to produce newcomposite scenes from different foreground and background elements. Even maplive video to moving props and set pieces with real-time motion tracking.
Live Chroma Key
With NewTek's powerful LiveMatte technology built into everysource channel and M/E, you have 40 fully configurable keyers to createcomposite scenes from live video, graphics, and virtual sets for reports,presentations, demonstrations, and more.
Built-In Virtual Sets
Save on studio and set expenses without sacrificingproduction value. With integrated LiveSet technology, the TriCaster TC1 cantransport your talent into professionally designed virtual environments,complete with multiple angles, virtual camera movements, real-time reflections,specular highlights, animated lens flares, and stunning augmented realityeffects. Select from more than 30 included virtual sets, purchase your choiceof premium ready-made sets, or create endless custom environments with theseparately available optional Virtual Set Editor software.
Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devicesvia Apple AirPlay
Configurable for up to four independent video mix outputs,with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Dual resolution-independent streaming video outputs,independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time automateddata input from internal and external sources, including web pages, spreadsheets,scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII, and more
Record, store, edit, and automate commands anduser-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, includingaudio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions
Supports control via web-based interface
Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images fromexternal video sources and outputs
Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local orexternal volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Integrated multichannel audio mixer with support forquad-channel audio, DSPs, and 4x4x4 audio input routing
Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output videosignals
Integrated support for Dante networking protocol fromAudinate (requires separately available Dante Virtual Soundcard license fromAudinate)
Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers(requires separately available third-party virtual sound card license)
Wide Media File Format Support
Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optionaltranscoding, 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 three multiviewer displays withconfigurable workspaces and viewports
Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate withdigital calibration, color preview, and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
NewTek IP Series 2-Stripe Control Panel for TriCaster TC1
The IP Series 2-Stripe Control Panel from NewTek is designedfor use with the TriCaster TC1. It features IP-based connectivity, with supportfor multi-engine control over the network. It is a multi-bus operation withindependently assignable control stripes. It has precision controls for experthandling of real-time video operations. Furthermore, the panel features practicallighting, variable T-bar illumination, and LCD label displays.
Intuitive layout mapped to the NewTek IP series video mixengine user interface
IP-based connectivity, with support for multi-engine controlover the network
Responsive, multi-bus operation with independentlyassignable control stripes
Practical lighting, variable T-bar illumination, and LCDlabel displays
Precision controls for expert handling of real-time videooperations
Video Input16 x simultaneous external video inputs,supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD atframe rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
Network Video Input16 x IP video inputs via NDI,resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
SDI Video Input14 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supportingvideo input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and framerates2
1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
1080i: 59.94, 50
720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
1Optionally supports up to 16 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDIvideo inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integrationwith applicable NewTek NC1 conversion modules
2Available frame rates determined by session video standard(NTSC or PAL)
PTZSupport for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ)robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 andIP, with integrated controls and preset system
Skype TXNative support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype videocall inputs via Skype TX software integration, including tally and Talk Backcommunication
Video OutputConfigurable for up to 4 independent video mixoutputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
Network Video OutputIP video output via NDI, optionallyconfigurable for:
4 x independent video mix outputs
1 x 4K UHD video mix output
SDI Video Output4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionallyconfigurable for:
4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs
1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping
Stream Output2 x resolution-independent streaming videooutputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Multiviewer Output3 x multiviewer outputs supportingstandard 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 videore-entry
1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4sources
4 x KEY layers per bus
9 x memory slots per bus
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
DSK Channels4 x DSK channels
Media5 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 mediadepending on function)
KeyersIntegrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keyingtechnology 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
COMPsIntegrated video composition engine on the switcher andeach M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-stylemotion sequences
16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual SetsIntegrated LiveSet technology with 30+ livevirtual sets and box effects included
DataLinkIntegrated DataLink technology enabling real-time,automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages,spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCIIand more
MacrosRecord, store, edit and automate commands anduser-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, includingaudio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
Recording8 x configurable video recording channels viaIsoCorder technology
8 x NDI recordings (scalable to higher number with PremiumAccess)
4 x QuickTime archival video recorders (XDCAM HDcompatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3
2 x H.264 IsoCorder distribution video recorders (multipleprofiles)
1 x MP3 audio recorder
3 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLEapplications
Storage4TB internal media storage
1 x 4TB 7200 RPM, 128MB Cache, SATA 6.0Gb/s, 3.5"Internal Hard 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 partnersolutions
GrabGrab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images fromexternal video sources and outputs
ExportExport video and image files to social media, FTP,local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio MixerIntegrated multi-channel audio mixer with supportfor quad-channel audio, DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing
Local Audio Input4 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3 x Balanced 1/4 stereo pairs (Line)
Support for USB audio device input via compatible WDM audiodrivers
Local Audio Output4 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
1 x Balanced 1/4 stereo pair
1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
Integrated support4 for Dante networking protocol fromAudinate
Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers5
4Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate(sold separately)
5Requires third-party virtual sound card license (soldseparately)
Supported Media File FormatsImport, store, and play backmultimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:
MonitoringSupport for up to 3 multiviewer displays withconfigurable workspaces and viewports
Signal MonitoringIntegrated waveform and vectorscope, fullfield rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec.709
ProcessingVideo: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency~1.0-1.5 frames
4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using SquareDivision 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
TallySupport for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector,network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design SDI tally standard
GenlockGenlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD(Tri-level) reference signals
GPISupports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPIinterface
MIDISupport for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-partydevice control
System Drive120GB SSD
NIC 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet
1 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
System PhysicalTriCaster TC1
2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware andsoftware fail-safe
19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack earsattached
TriCaster TC1 (Redundant Power Option)
3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tieredhardware and software fail-safe
19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rackears attached