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Vizrt TriCaster 2 Elite

Abel Code: NT-TC2E3RU
Mfr. Code: TC2E3RU
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This complete live video production system features native support for 2160p video up to 60 fps on all external inputs, primary mix output for true 4K UHD production, and utilizes most common IP video source types and calling applications.
Key Highlights
  • Supports 2160p video up to 60fps
  • Utilizes most IP video source types
  • Utilizes most calling applications
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The NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite is the most complete video production platform available to date, and sets a new standard for how much one can achieve with a single system. TC2 features native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production, as well as support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching,streaming, recording, and delivery (including file playback, graphics, and mix effects). TC2 features native support for 1080p video via 3G, in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix outputs.
TriCaster 2 Elite enables broadcasters, studios, educational and corporate production facilities to utilize most common IP video source types and calling applications, including:
  • MS Teams
  • Skype
  • GoToMeeting
  • Zoom
  • Tencent
  • Discord
The TC2 utilizes a comprehensive set of tools and capabilities for modern workflows, including (but not limited to):
  • Live Call Connect
  • SRT
  • Multiviewer Transport Controls
  • Clean M/E Output
  • Auto Labeling
  • Edge Feathering
  • Multi-Step Macros
  • Monitor Proc Amps
  • Extend Play
  • Multi-Account Publishing
  • External Input Configuration
  • NDI Virtual Input
  • Live Output Monitoring
  • Multiview Scopes
  • Button Lock
  • Session Recordings Folder
  • Switcher Banks
  • IP Tally

Visit NewTek's TC2 Features page for a comprehensive, in-depth list!

  • Video Input: (32) simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
  • Network Video Input: (32) IP inputs via NDI, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
  • SDI Video Input1: (8) 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, 29.97, 25
    • 576i 50
    • 480i 59.94
      • 1 Optionally supports up to 32 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules
      • 2 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
  • PTZ: Support for up to 32 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
  • Conference Calling: Support for multiple simultaneous video call inputs with Microsoft Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting, Discord, and Tencent software integration using the Live Call Connect feature
  • Video Output: Configurable for up to 8 independent HD or 2 UHD video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI
  • Network Video Output: (48) IP outputs via NDI (HD and SD sessions only)
    • (8) video mix outputs in resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates up to 60fps (1080p 59.94) or 2) UHD video mix outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
    • (8) direct IP source outputs via NDI translation of local SDI inputs or 2) upconverted UHD outputs at up to 60 frames per second (2160p 59.94)
    • (4) direct IP source outputs via NDI translation of media players, with support for embedded alpha channel
    • (15) direct IP source outputs via NDI translation of media buffers, with support for embedded alpha channel
    • (3) Multiviewer outputs (if 3 monitors are connected).
    • 4K support on 2x Multiviewer outputs while the 3rd outputs in HD
    • (1) User Interface with dedicated multiviewer
    • (1) teleprompter output (LiveStory Creator)
    • (8) selectable IP outputs via internal NDI matrix router
  • SDI Video Output: (8) 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:
    • (8) independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs supporting standard NTSC and PAL formats, resolutions, and frame rates3
    • (2) UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping, supporting frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)
      • 3 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
  • Stream Output: (2) resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream recording. Support for SRT streaming has been enabled.
  • Multiviewer Output: (4) multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions, using any combination of available connections. Support for 4K on 2x DisplayPorts
    • (1) HDMI
    • (3) DisplayPort
  • Mix/Effect Buses (M/E): (8) M/E buses supporting video re-entry
    • (1) Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
    • (4) KEY layers per bus
    • (9) memory slots per bus
    • (1) PREVIZ configuration and preview bus
  • DSK Channels: (4) DSK channels
  • Media:
    • (5) Media players
      • (4) DDR
      • (1) Sound
    • (15) Media buffers
      • (10) Animation buffers with GIF support
      • (5) Graphic buffers
  • Keyers: Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
    • (32) input keyers
    • (4) media player keyers
    • (8) M/E keyers
    • (1) PREVIZ keyer
    • (15) 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) 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: (32) total video recording channels
    • (8) configurable M/E channels for HD or 2) for UHD
    • (8) physical SDI inputs
    • (4) DDR’s
    • (2) Streaming encoders
    • Support for growing file playback from DDR’s
    • Instant Replay capability on each input
    • (32) total configurable inputs
  • Storage: 4TB Media Storage (4) 1 TB SSD in RAID 0)
    • Quantity varies by format, resolution and file specification
    • Supports recording to external storage via 7 USB 3.2 type A, and 1 USB 3.2 type C, 1 USB 2.0 2(Gen2, Type A)
    • 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:
    • 16 channels of audio passthrough
    • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for 8-channel audio, DSPs and 4x8x8 audio input routing
  • Local Audio Input
    • (8) SDI embedded
    • (1) Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
    • (3) Balanced 1/4" stereo pairs (Line)
  • Local Audio Output
    • (8) SDI Embedded
    • (1) Balanced XLR stereo pair
    • (1) Balanced 1/4" stereo pair
    • (1) Stereo 1/4" (phones)
  • Network Audio
    • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
    • Embedded audio supported for all NDIinput and output video signals
    • Integrated support5 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate
    • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers6
      • 5 Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
      • 6 Requires 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 4 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports. Support for 4K on 2 multiviewers while the other 2 multiviewers output in HD.
  • 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:
    • 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: 250GB SSD
  • NIC:
    • (1) 10 GbE NIC
    • (1) 1 Gigabit NIC
  • System Physical: 3RU chassis with 650W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19" x 5.25" x 19.57" (48.3cm x 13.34cm x 49.7cm) with rack ears attached
    • 34 lb (15 kg)
    • 7 Requires customer-supplied copper or optical SFP’s
NOTE: Specifications subject to change without notice.

What's in the Box

  • NewTek TriCaster 2 Elite


Key Highlights

  • Supports 2160p video up to 60fps
  • Utilizes most IP video source types
  • Utilizes most calling applications
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