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NewTek TriCaster 460 Video Switcher

Abel Code: NT-TC460
Mfr. Code: TC460
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
TriCaster 460 is a 16-channel video switcher which inputs (4) simultaneous live video sources. It includes an audio mixer, media players, titles, graphics and effects.
Key Highlights
  • 16-channel video switcher
  • (4) simultaneous live source input
  • Mix Mode (output, submix, record)


The NewTek TriCaster 460 Video Switcher is an all-purpose media production system scaled for tight spaces and remote locations, packing racks of professional-grade capabilities into a single turnkey solution designed to deliver maximum impact with a minimal footprint.

From producing live and on-demand programs that look infinitely bigger, to creating engaging big-screen and second-screen experiences, TriCaster 460 transforms everyday presentations into revolutionary multi-platform productions that reach more viewers, open up more revenue opportunities, and extend your brand.


  • 4-M/E, 16-channel video switcher with audio mixer, media players, titles, graphics, and DVE effects
  • Flexible I/O connectivity and networking, including digital and analog cameras, computers, IP video and graphics, and cloud sources
  • Versatile 2U rackmount frame for fixed installation or mobile production
  • Spectacular 3D visual effects, live virtual sets, motion graphics and transitions
  • Extensive customization, configuration, and automation possibilities
  • Real-time social media publishing to engage fans and followers
  • Broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—all at the same time
  • Workflow-enhancing compatibility with a growing network of partner products and applications


  • Switcher Channels
    • 16 – 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses
  • Video Input
    • 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates
      • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
      • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
      • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
      • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
  • Network Sources
    • 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
      • Supported sources include NDI®-compatible and AirSend-compatible systems, devices and applications, networked computers via iVGA, USB video sources, video over IP sources, RTMP and RTSP streams, HTTP streaming video sources, and video and CG sources from compatible third-party partner solutions
  • Robotic Camera Support
    • Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
  • Media
    • 5 integrated digital media players for video, graphics and sounds
      • 2 x DDR
      • 2 x GFX
      • 1 x Sound
  • Buffers
    • 15 media buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics
      • 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, title editing and presets
      • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
  • Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)
    • 4 freely configurable M/E buses for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between layers
      • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
      • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
  • Macros
    • Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to control surface buttons, keyboard shortcuts, MIDI buttons, GPI triggers or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
      • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
      • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
      • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between supported systems
  • DSKs
    • 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
  • Effects and Transitions
    • Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supporting standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
      • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
      • Includes Animation Store Creator for custom animations
  • Virtual Sets
    • 30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
      • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
      • Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
      • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
  • Holographic Live Virtual Sets
    • Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
      • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5 (sold separately)
  • Hotspots
    • Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
  • Video Output
    • Configurable for up to 11 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
      • 2 x SDI
      • 2 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
      • 1 x HDMI output
      • 2 x supplemental Display outputs (1 x VGA and 1 x video-only HDMI) for additional screens or projectors
      • 1 x Stream output
      • 1 x Network output via NDI or AirSend to compatible receiving device(s)
  • Recording
    • Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology
      • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
      • Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
      • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
  • Recording Capacity
    • Includes 3TB internal drive accommodating ~70 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
      • Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
      • Simultaneous recording of up to 2 channels to internal drive; support for up to 4 channels with removable, external or shared storage connected
      • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0
      • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
  • Grab
    • Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from inputs and outputs, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
  • Media Publishing
    • Supports direct content upload to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
  • Live Streaming
    • HD live streaming with simultaneous stream file archive
      • Support for RTMP streaming, Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications
      • Support for most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including presets up to 720p
      • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser
  • Audio Inputs
    • 4 x SDI embedded
    • 3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
    • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
    • Phantom Power Support
  • Audio Outputs
    • 2 x SDI embedded
    • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR
    • 1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (AUX)
    • 1 x Stereo 1/4” (phones)
  • Audio Mixing
    • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes
      • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
      • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
      • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
      • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
      • Supports hardware control via Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface (sold separately)
  • Supported Session Formats
    • NTSC model:
      • 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    • Multi-Standard model:
      • NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
      • NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
      • PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i
  • Supported Media File Formats
    • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, et al.
    • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, et al.
    • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, et al.
  • Media Import
    • Import Media application for batch import of files with optional transcoding to file formats suitable for live production use
  • Media Export
    • Export Media application for batch export of files with optional transcoding to compatible formats for different applications and devices
  • Monitoring
    • DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiviewer displays
      • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
      • Viewports freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
      • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per viewport
  • Signal Monitoring
    • Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
  • Session Management
    • Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions
  • Throughput Latency
    • ~1.0-2.0 frames
  • Processing
    • Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    • Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
  • A/V Standards
    • 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
  • MIDI
    • Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control of TriCaster operations via macros
  • GPI
    • Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBOX GPI interface
  • Control Surface
    • Optional TriCaster 460 hardware control surface
      • Surface ~ 23.5" x 0.5" x 11.6" (59.7cm x 1.3cm x 29.5cm)
      • Base ~ 22.5" x 2" x 10.8" (57.2cm x 5.1cm x 27.4cm)
  • System Physical Dimensions
    • 2RU chassis with 430W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19" x 3.5" x 21.5" (48.3cm x 8.9cm x 54.6cm)
    • 26 lb (11.8 kg)

What's in the Box

  • NewTek TriCaster 460 Video Switcher
  • Welcome Letter, Quick Start Guide, Registration Card, Virtual Set Editor Information Insert
  • BNC Removal Tool
  • 2 x Key Sets for Front Panel
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • Power Cord
  • Keyboard & Mouse


Key Highlights

  • 16-channel video switcher
  • (4) simultaneous live source input
  • Mix Mode (output, submix, record)
  • Effects Mode (FX, scale, crop, keying)
  • 30+ virtual sets with presets
  • Up to 11 video output connections
  • Native recording up to 1080p with TC
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