NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle TC1BBDL

SKU: TC1BBDL KIT

TriCaster TC1 BASE Bundle (includes TriCaster TC1 2RU and TC1SP)
TriCaster TC1 is a complete, cost-effective production solution that takes advantage of the industry’s leading software-driven video technology and modern networking to provide users with advanced capabilities and future-proof production for the new video reality, while sustaining their proven workflows and leveraging their existing equipment and infrastructure.

This bundle includes
  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 2RU Live Production System
  • NewTek TC1SP Control Panel
NewTek has announced TriCaster® TC1, the culmination of more than a decade of IP video experience for multi-camera 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 up to 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.

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle is the essential solution for modern video production. With industry-leading, software-driven live production technology; a 16-input, multi-source video workflow with out-of-the-box support for four SDI hardware inputs; and an included 1.5-stripe control panel with 14 source buttons, the NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle provides everything you need to create more incredible content, make it available in more places, and reach viewers—whenever and wherever they watch.

Complete Production
Produce amazing content with hundreds of advanced production capabilities for video switching, playback, mix effects, graphics, audio mixing, virtual sets, and more.

4K UHD 60p Capable 
Deliver an immersive viewing experience for programs, performances, events, and sports with native support for true 4K Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second.

Native IP Processing 
Present your video as it was meant to be seen with NewTek’s software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output.

Multi-Source Video Mixing 
Create compelling content using any combination of compatible SDI and IP video sources, including local and remote cameras, mobile devices, Skype video calls, computers, streaming media, video files, graphics, and more.

Multi-Destination Delivery 
Produce content for any screen or schedule, with SDI and IP live output, multi-channel recording, multi-platform live streaming, social media publishing, and more.

Product Highlights
Switching, streaming, recording, and delivery in HD, 3G, and 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps
True IP switching, with native software-driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
Native integration of NDI™, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, supporting video, audio, and data transmission over IP with near-zero latency Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs—more than any TriCaster past or present
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
Industry-standard 2RU hardware chassis, or optional 3RU hardware chassis with redundant power
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 Input1
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
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94

1Optionally supports up to 16 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with applicable NewTek NC1 conversion modules

2Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ
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, including tally and Talk Back communication
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
Media
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)
Keyers
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
COMPs
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
DataLink
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
Macros
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
Recording
8 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology
  • 8 x NDI® recordings (scalable to higher number with Premium Access)
  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3
  • 2 x H.264 IsoCorder™ distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder

3 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Storage
4TB 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 partner solutions
Grab
Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
Export
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)

Support for USB audio device input via compatible WDM audio drivers
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 support4 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®
  • 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 (sold separately)

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
Monitoring
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
Processing
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
Tally
Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
Genlock
Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPI
Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI
Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System Drive
120GB SSD
NIC
  • NIC 1 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet
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
  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 2RU Live Production System
  • NewTek TC1SP Control Panel