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Vizrt TriCaster TC1

Abel Code: NT-TC1
Mfr. Code: TC1
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Vizrt TriCaster TC1 supports 4K UHD switching, 2-ch live streaming, recording, addition of graphics, video playback, and connectivity for social media publishing. Includes 16-channels input up to 4K UHD 60p resolution, plus (4) mix/effects busses.
Key Highlights
  • 16-channel video switcher
  • Supports 4K UHD, HD/3G-SDI
  • 2-channel live streaming


The Vizrt TriCaster TC1 Live Production System is a 16-channel video switcher which records HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, and 4K UHD up to 60p. The 16 inputs are available simultaneously, regardless of video resolution. Supports up to (3) multiviewer displays.

TriCaster TC1 also offers dual-channel live streaming to encode/publish video, real-time social media sharing, production automation, graphics, and video playback. In addition, the TriCaster TC1 delivers audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, plus 4x4x4 channel routing. Designed with the way you work in mind, and equipped with hundreds of advanced production capabilities and proven workflows, the TriCaster TC1 represents the continued innovation of the iconic TriCaster products.

The TriCaster TC1 with a 2RU chassis, features 2x 3TB internal drive. It supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA. It also supports up to 3x multi-viewer displays (sold separately) to monitor your editing process and workflow.

With native integration of NDI®, NewTek's innovative Network Device Interface technology, TriCaster TC1 connects to the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry (right out of the box!). It networks seamlessly with compatible products from hundreds of manufacturers and third-party developers.

Although the powerful professional tools included might lead you to use this unit only for broadcast news, sports, and other live media, this unit can be used for live streaming video online and to social media sites. It suits houses of worship, live event producers, corporate entities, and those seeking a single system for delivery of video content.

Size: 19.0 x 19.57 x 3.5", with rack ears attached.


  • Switching, streaming, recording in HD, 3G, and 4K UHD 60p
  • Native software driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
  • Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs and 4 M/Es
  • 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
  • Chroma and luma keying technology with integrated LiveMatte for all source channels and M/E busses
  • 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 4x4x4 channel routing
  • Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced Chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more

Real 4K Ultra HD

Present your audience with an immersive viewing experience defined by amazing clarity and incredible detail. Produce programs, performances, events and live sports in true 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution with support for native 2160p video at 60 frames per second. Unlike other products that promise 4K UHD, only TriCaster TC1 allows you to switch, stream and record 4K UHD video without compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs.

Supported Media File Formats

  • Video - AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Still Image - PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio - AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more

Built-in Video Servers

No additional decks needed—just add your files with (2) built-in video servers for on-demand and automated playback. This includes: auto-advancing playlists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more. With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectable transitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to incorporate your stored media into video content.

Multi-Source Video Mixing

With (36) source channels, including 16 external inputs, you can easily create compelling 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.

  • 2x Video Servers
  • 2x Graphics Channels
  • 10x Animation Players
  • 5x Still Buffers
  • 16x External Inputs (including Key & Fill)
  • 30x Clip Players
  • 16x External Audio Inputs (4-channels each)
  • Black Source Generator

Multi-Channel Skype

Conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world. TriCaster TC1 is the only video production system to feature direct Skype TX software integration with multiple channels. Designate one or more of the 16x external inputs for live, broadcast-quality Skype video calls. It will feature an HD video call with balanced audio.

The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-time interaction with broadcast-quality video and balanced audio, allowing you to present production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, and more—regardless of the caller's device.

Record and Replay

Capture all the angles, record multiple channels of full-resolution video to QuickTime or H.264 files. From archiving the master cut for your content library, to ingesting the raw camera footage for post-production, to caching production extras and presentation materials for on-demand—even capturing real-time highlights for instant replay—TriCaster TC1 easily handles the work of multiple professional decks without the added expense.

Dual-Channel Live Streaming

Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, including user-friendly presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube Live, and more. With (2) streaming encoders included, you can easily deliver platform-specific content, while opening up new sponsorship and revenue opportunities.

Social Media Integration

Share real-time updates and on-demand content across your social media accounts, uploading images and video directly to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more—complete with comments and hashtags. Plus, with integrated DataLink, you can add posts and photos from your social networks in on-screen graphics for a truly interactive experience.

Optional Control Panels

NewTek offers (2) Control Panels as companions to the TriCaster TC1:

TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel – 1.5x panel stripes, 14x switcher source buttons, 11x M/E source buttons, 1x multi-mode joystick with 3-axis control, 1x multi-mode T-Bar, USB connectivity. Size: 23.5 x 11.6 x 2.5" (59.7 x 29.5 x 6.4 cm)

NewTek offers a combo kit (sold separately) with both the TriCaster TC1 and the TC1SP Control Panel.


TriCaster TC1LP Control Panel – 2x panel stripes, 24x switcher source buttons, 24x M/E source buttons, 1x multi-mode joystick with 3-axis control, 2x multi-mode T-Bars, 1 Gigabit NIC connectivity. Size: 34.1 x 13.8 x 3.2” (86.6 x 35.1 x 8.1)

NOTE: TriCaster TC1 supports existing Tricaster CS control panels, plus the TriCaster 850 TW replay controller. However, access to TriCaster TC1 features and functionality will vary. The TC1SP and TC1LP are designed specifically to interact with the TC1 and will therefore provide a better experience for operators.

Live Sound Experience

Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audio integration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital, analog and network audio, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, Talk Back communication, and 4x4x4 channel routing to four audio mix outputs.

Next Level Automation

Experience new levels of efficiency and productivity with a comprehensive macro automation system that allows you to record, store, edit, and automate your favorite settings and custom command sequences. You can even choose to run macros manually from any combination of compatible control interfaces—or set TriCaster TC1 to perform actions automatically.

Add Creative Elements and Graphics

With TriCaster TC1, you have the tools to turn every frame of video into an artistic masterpiece. Consider the screen a blank canvas and unleash your inner artist with multi-bus mix effects, zero-latency video re-entry, real-time animated titles, data-driven graphics, custom animated transitions, a full-motion composition engine, and more. Let your imagination run wild.

Real-Time Monitoring and Multiviewers

See everything happening during your production with fully adjustable single-screen or multi-screen monitoring. With three customizable multiviewers, configurable windows and workspace layouts, operator confidence monitors, visual indicators, scopes, and more, you can easily personalize the TriCaster TC1 environment to your preference.

Studio-Grade Video Tools

Perfect your presentation with configurable color correction tools, 3D object positioning, and smooth-edge cropping. Apply picture-in-picture effects with optional borders. Use key and fill to produce new composite scenes from different foreground and background elements. Even map live video to moving props and set pieces with real-time motion tracking. This is only the beginning of what TriCaster TC1 can accomplish.

Live Chromakeying

Real-time keying is crisp and clean so your viewers will never believe it’s against a green screen. With NewTek’s powerful LiveMatte technology built into every source channel and M/E, you have 40 fully configurable keyers to create composite scenes from live video, graphics and virtual sets for reports, presentations, demonstrations, and more.

Live Virtual Sets

Save on studio and set expenses without sacrificing production value. With integrated LiveSet™ technology, TriCaster TC1 can transport 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 reality effects that blur the line between virtual and reality. Select from more than (30) included virtual sets, purchase your choice of premium ready-made sets, or create endless custom environments with the optional Virtual Set Editor software (sold separately).

What's in the Box

  • Power Cord
  • NewTek TriCaster TC1


Key Highlights

  • 16-channel video switcher
  • Supports 4K UHD, HD/3G-SDI
  • 2-channel live streaming
  • 4x mix/effects busses
  • SDI, NDI, IP or Skype TX
  • Audio mixer, 4x4x4 channel routing
  • Playback, replay & live editing


Output Connector/Port:
4 x BNC - BNC, SD/HJD/3G-SDI (configurable to 4 mix outputs or 1 UHD 4K output via quad-link 3G-SDI
1 x Monitor - DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x Headphone Jack - 1/4" TRS, headphone
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Ethernet - RJ-45, gigabit Ethernet
1 x Genlock - BNC (Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals)
6 x USB Type A - USB 3.0
1 x Other - PS/2
1 x TRS - Stereo balanced
1 x XLR - Stereo balanced
1 x eSATA

Media Conversion

Channel Count:
16-Channel - Simultaneous video inputs
2-Channel - Dual channel audio mixing
I/O Delay:
Latency - 1-1.5 frames
Keyer Notes:
15 x Buffer Keyers
16 x Input Keyers
1 x Previz Keyer
4 x Media Player Keyers
4 x M/E Keyers
Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology - on all source channels and M/E buses
Live Streaming:
2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs - independently configurable with simultaneous stream archive
Media Notes:
15 x Media Buffers - 10x Animation buffers, 5x Graphic buffers
30 x Clip Players - Use Clip Players as transitions or as media
5 x Media Players - 2x DDR, 2x GFX, 1x Sound
Mix / Effects Notes:
1 x M/E channel per bus - with support for up to 4 sources
1 x Previz configuration and preview bus
4 x DSK Channels
4 x Key layers per bus
4 x Mix / Effects (M/E) Busses - Supporting video re-entry
9 x Memory slots per bus
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Notes:
PTZ supported (up to 8 simultaneous) - PTZ or Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras supported via serial and network protocols, including RS-232, RS-422, & IPI.
PTZ support includes integrated controls and preset system
Processing Details:
16 x Configurable COMP presets per bus - Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus
Audio - Floating point, 96 kHz
Audio Standards - SMPTE RP-155
Video - Floating point, YCbCr +A, 4:4:4:4
Video Standards - SMPTE 2036, SMPTE 424M (level A), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, ITU-R BT.656
Video Input:
Up to (16) simultaneous video inputs of SDI or NDI at up to 4K UHD (59.94 fps)
Video vs. Audio Conversion:
Audio/Video Converter
Add'l Proc Functions:
Audio Mixer (built-in)
USB Interface Functionality
3 x Multiviewer Output - Supporting standard display resolutions. 1x DVI user interface with multiviewer, 1x HDMI multiviewer, 1x DisplayPort multiviewer
30 x Virtual Sets - Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
Supported Resolutions:
NDI - up to 4K UHD (59.94 fps)
SD/HD/3G-SDI - 720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
SD/HD/3G-SDI - 720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94


Simultaneous Recording:

Recording / Media

Media Capacity:
2 x 3 TB or More - 3TB Internal Drive, supports external storage to USB 3.0 and eSATA


25.3 in
12.7 in
28.2 in
39 lb
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