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NewTek TriCaster 8000 Video System

Abel Code: NT-TC8000
Mfr. Code: TC8000
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.
A configurable content publishing platform which accommodates scalability, live productions, streaming, and media publishing. Suits broadcasters, branding, content owners, and streaming media publishers.
Key Highlights
  • Live video system
  • Content publishing platform
  • Configurable


The TriCaster 8000 Video System features NewTek's largest set of multi-camera production capabilities and the most extensive integration with broadcast operations. This is the live video system equipped to handle anything, from big live shows or incredibly sophisticated Web programs to branded content for cross-channel delivery and multi-screen experiences. All in a turnkey solution.

TriCaster 8000 is a highly configurable, broadcast-integrated content production platform, allowing you to dominate vastly scalable, creative live productions with access to all available content at your fingertips. You have total integration with existing gear, and the ability to move seamlessly between events, from the most straightforward to the most complex, and back again. TriCaster 8000 features unprecedented capabilities for automation, configuration, and control for even the most complex program. Operators can easily keep up with the higher demands of live production, and the need to deliver live media to multiple outlets, behind the console of the TriCaster 8000 Control Surface.


  • 8-M/E, 24-channel video switcher with integrated audio mixer, media players, titles, graphics, and DVE effects
  • Robust I/O connectivity and networking
  • Connect up to (10) external sources
  • Router-extendable for virtually unlimited scalability
  • Flexible video layering and compositing
  • Integrated multi-track ISO Recording
  • Multi-channel audio mixer
  • (4) removable drive bays
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Durable 4RU rackmount chassis

Enterprise Integration

Maximize the potential of any new or existing infrastructure with the ability to automate every command, even over a network. Industry-standard connectivity, multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safes, redundant power supplies, hot-swappable removable storage, et al.


Accommodate every show imaginable. Expand your inputs through external video routers, break out control of live operation to additional operators or a crew of only one, and output to multiple destinations—for broadcast, live streaming, display, or across the network to another TriCaster.

Complete Customization

Personalize your workflow and workspace to fit your show. Mix and match inputs, outputs, and monitor configurations. Automate any function or sequence.

Holographic Live Virtual Sets

Import custom, photorealistic virtual environments created from panoramic images captured with a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, with support for 3D positioning of sources and live virtual camera movements (requires Virtual Set Editor 2.5 or higher; sold separately).


Streamline sophisticated operation sequences that are too complex for real-time action with custom Macro commands, extend control behind the scenes and in front of the camera with MIDI support and interactive Hot Spots, and add robotic PTZ cameras that you can control remotely without the need for additional staff.

Media Publishing

Instantly publish content to popular social media sites, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to storage volumes and network locations. Share clips and stills during production, or upload your entire show within minutes after production wraps.

Effects and Graphics 

Make an impression on your audience with a full palette of composition tools including 8 M/Es with re-entry, real-time motion tracking, 360° photorealistic virtual sets, and custom full-color, warping video transitions with audio that elevate your production into visual artistry.

Social Sharing

Deliver second and third screen experiences and social shares that trend worldwide, while live. And, with the ability to begin uploading recordings while production is in progress, on-demand viewers can start catching up immediately, and you can capture more audiences in less time. 

Ready for IP

Take your productions to unprecedented levels with the optional TriCaster Advanced Edition software upgrade (sold separately), adding more than 100 production-enabling features without spending a penny on more hardware. You’ll unleash an exponential workflow that knows no bounds with NDI®, NewTek's own IP video protocol, which enables you to access any source, anywhere on your LAN over a standard ethernet connection.



  • Switcher Channels
    • 24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses
  • Video Input
    • 8 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates, with third-party video router support
      • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
      • Compatible with external video routers manufactured by AJA®, Blackmagic Design®, Ensemble Designs, PESA, Utah Scientific, and brands supporting Grass Valley® Native Protocol
      • 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 8 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
      • 10 animation buffers and 5 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)
    • 8 freely configurable M/E buses with video re-entry for mixing, compositing, effects, real-time motion tracking and virtual sets, each supporting 4 independent key layers, 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
    • 4 primary DSK channels, plus 4 additional key layers per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, edge feathering, 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 4 switchable live sources and multi-box effects, with per-source 3D DVE, edge feathering, 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 14 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
      • 3 x SDI
      • 3 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 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder technology
      • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
      • Encoding format selectable per source: 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)
      • 4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
      • Simultaneous recording of up to 2 channels to internal drive; support for up to 8 channels with removable drives, 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 all 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
    • 8 x SDI embedded
    • 8 x AES3/EBU
    • 8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
    • Phantom Power Support
  • Audio Outputs
    • 3 x SDI embedded
    • 2 x AES3/EBU
    • 4 x Balanced XLR
    • 4 x Balanced XLR (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
      • AFV 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 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
    • Includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control surface
      • Surface ~ 34.1" x 1" x 13.8" (86.6cm x 2.6cm x 35.1cm)
      • Base ~ 34.1" x 2.2" x 12.8" (86.6cm x 5.6cm x 32.5cm)
  • System Physical Dimensions
    • 4RU chassis with 550W redundant, removable PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19" x 7" x 20.5" (48.3cm x 17.8cm x 52cm)
    • 44 lb (20 kg)


What's in the Box

  • Power Cord
  • Keyboard & Mouse
  • Software
  • Control Surface
  • NewTek TriCaster 8000
  • Front Panel Keys


Key Highlights

  • Live video system
  • Content publishing platform
  • Configurable
  • Broadcast-integrated
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