Live video production has evolved dramatically into a new generation of programming. Programs once delivered to a single channel for one-time viewing are now intended for multiple screens, on-demand, online, and social media platforms. With this radical shift, producers understand they must engage viewers when and where they are ready; with the compelling, supplementary content they demand.
TriCaster 8000 is a complete live production and media publishing solution with everything that happens on-screen, under your control. With both a keyboard-mouse combo to manage every system function, and the definitive hardware console at your fingergtips, you now have two choices for fully managing your sessions, plus the flexibility to add independent operators to handle various tasks. The total TriCaster 8000 solution is built to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of video production, so you can unleash the potential of your media strategy with unprecedented versatility.
It starts with a 24-channel switcher, amplified by 8 fully re-entrant M/E rows. It extends to external router support for large-scale, multi-camera production in native full-resolution HD, 8 channels of ISO recording in up to 1080p, and live output to up to 14 different display destinations. It boosts your content strategy with integrated social media sharing to publish to your host of social networks—live—keeping your brand consistent, and your audience engaged. And, with the world's most powerful integrated effects system, it creates a mind-blowing, custom-branded visual masterpiece. TriCaster 8000 lets you blaze your own path through productions of any scale.
- Built-in live streaming at the touch of a button.
- Broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—all at the same time.
- Custom, interactive elements and effects sequences triggered by talent.
- Recordable macros for effortless automation of sophisticated operations.
- Access to all sources and functions with an included hardware control surface.
- Live, multi-platform social media publishing to engage fans and followers, instantly.
- Limitless scalability—up or down—in production breadth, crew size, and peripherals.
- Awe-inspiring 3D visual effects, virtual sets, graphics and transitions to fit any brand.
Production of Any Scale
Say "yes," even before you find out the camera count. The extraordinary versatility of the 24-channel TriCaster 8000 lets you scale up or down to accommodate every program imaginable. Expand to unprecedented coverage with massive, multi-camera production through external video routers. Add a dedicated audio operator and social media producer. Send 8 independent output feeds to 14 destinations, for broadcast, stream, display—even over the network transmission to another TriCaster. Smaller program? Shrink back down to size—and let one operator handle the show.
Ultimate Speed and Control
The most sophisticated live productions call for maximum control that’s fast and easy to manage. Aside from your keyboard and mouse, you now have the TriCaster 8000 control surface to control your most challenging events. The highly responsive hardware console, included with every TriCaster 8000, greatly reduces chance for error during the heat of live production, and provides intuitive controls within a heavy-duty, industrial design, for a natural extension of the platform’s powerful capabilities. With the TriCaster 8000, you have a seamless, physical connection to every aspect of your live production with hands-on navigation of your system UI. This is the epitome of control.
Social Media Integration
In the age of second and third screens, your social media image is critical to developing a following—not to mention, grabbing the attention of sponsors, advertisers and partnership opportunities. The one-of-a-kind social media publishing application of TriCaster 8000 instantly links you with all of your social networks—like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly, even while the action's live.
Every production has its own concept—and all producers, their own vision. TriCaster 8000 stands apart, from the most subdued production designs, to the most fanciful—with ease, thanks to an intuitive, endlessly configurable architecture that puts every idea into the realm of possibility. Start with the broad, creative canvas of 8 M/E buses—and loop them into each other for real-time layered compositions. Explore new possibilities for sensational visual sequences, with recordable macros and one-touch automation. You can even personalize your control room, by creating custom workspace, and monitoring solutions from up to four displays—with presets to suit operator preference.
Multi-Track ISO Recording
IsoCorder multi-track video recording technology captures incoming sources into the system, saving all your live footage and literally racks of video capture equipment. This innovative technology enhances your studio with a powerful, built-in, real-time ISO recording system of all 8 camera inputs, simultaneously—right inside the user interface. Record your entire show, select camera footage, and more, at full resolution to meet your most challenging post-production demands.
Electrifying Visual Effects
Being recognizable, instantly—across all media requires a style that makes an impression on your audience. TriCaster 8000 hosts the most powerful integrated effects engine in live production. Customize full-colour, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio, and punctuate with imaginative, branded elements designed into real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping and transformations with TransWarp effects, and motion overlays. Plus, you can create your own custom effects using the included Animation Store Creator application.
With TriCaster 8000, elaborate live production sequences are no longer nail-biters. You know how they'll turn out, because you automate them yourself. Seamlessly string together complex effects and creative elements with macros, triggered by keyboard shortcuts and control surface actions. Or, for a presentation that is even more visually remarkable, configure talent-driven, on-camera hotspots. With the wave of a hand or a walk across the stage, the scene switches—and your show takes on a whole new dimension with interactive elements in step with your talent's presentation.
Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds
Even if your "set" is really a multi-purpose room or the corner of a studio, your viewers will only see your professional brand shine through. With the TriCaster 8000 system's virtual sets, you can elevate your look with realistic foregrounds and moving backgrounds. Add realism to any virtual set with four live sources—each with four layers of overlay, all with transitions, sounds, 3D positioning and effects. Live camera moves and shot changes during production bring your new location to life.
New Dimensions in Live 3D Video
Push the boundaries of visual technology with real-time, live 3D—be ready when everyone else catches up. With the anaglyph filter affect, 3D video streams can be switched just like any other source—without requiring either complex configuration steps or cumbersome operator manipulations. Audiences will never forget your productions—and they'll keep coming back to you for more.
Record Live Streaming Video, Simultaneously
You live for "live" and on-demand, as do your viewers. Gear up right for the modern way to watch—anytime, anywhere—with both Web streaming and program recording built right into your production operation. Maximize online views with support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles, and even access online CDN accounts and view streams in real time with an integrated Web browser. Without missing a beat, record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or saving to disk.
One-Size-Fits-All File Compatibility
A large-scale production environment can easily take on a life of its own. TriCaster 8000 intelligently adapts to the nuances of your creative process, natively supporting a massive array of media formats. And with capture to QuickTime encoded files embedded with timecode and 4 audio tracks, you have the comfort of a high-quality, universal file format that floats effortlessly between TriCaster, Mac and Windows platforms, and all common editing and post-production software. Plus you can equip your entire facility to encode media assets for optimized, real-time playback, with included codecs for Mac and PC.
Remote Audio Control
The integrated multi-channel audio mixer supports a companion Apple iPad application that delivers fingertip control over sound, plus Avid Artist Series hardware control surfaces if you prefer a more hands-on approach. Undock the mixer and share the workload. Check levels and adjust the mix from any location in the production venue. Total flexibility for top-quality sound.
|Switcher Channels||24 – 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses|
|Video Input||8 simultaneous live video sources, configurable as SDI, analog or router inputs, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions|
|Network Sources||2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple AirPlay device|
|Media||5 integrated digital media players for video, graphics and sounds: 2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound|
|Frame Buffer||9 channels for static graphics or watch folder|
|Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)||8 freely configurable M/E channels with independent 3D positioning, scaling, cropping, keying, transitions, Proc Amp controls and re-entry|
|Macros||Record operation sequences and attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions or on-screen hotspots|
|DSKs||4 primary DSK channels and 4 layers of overlay per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects|
|Effects and Transitions||Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects|
|Animation Store Creator for custom animations|
|Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics|
|Virtual Sets||26 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 up to 4 switchable live sources in select sets and multi-box effects|
|Hotspots||Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input|
|Video Output||Configurable for up to 14 output connections and 8 independent A/V output signals|
|3 x SDI|
|3 x Analog configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite|
|2 x VGA for additional displays or projectors|
|Network output for live streaming to the Web and sending A/V output to network-connected TriCaster|
|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, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ) and H.264 (high or Web quality)|
|Recording Capacity||Accommodates ~ 200 hours 1080i or ~ 1200 hours 480i via 4 removable 2TB media drives (included)|
|4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup|
|Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per media drive via IsoCorder|
|Social Media Publishing||Integrated application for content upload to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, FTP or network servers|
|Live Streaming||HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with simultaneous archive|
|Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, configured via browser based plug-ins, Adobe Flash to Flash media server connections or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull|
|Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser and integrated Livestream plug-in|
|Audio Inputs||8 SDI Embedded|
|8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)|
|Phantom Power Support|
|Audio Outputs||3 SDI Embedded|
|4 Balanced XLR|
|4 Balanced XLR (AUX)|
|1 Stereo 1/4" (phones|
|Audio Mixing||Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones|
|Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output|
|Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers|
|Supports companion iPad audio mixing app and Avid Artist Series audio control surfaces|
|Supported Formats||NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i|
|Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i|
|Playback Media Formats||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, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)|
|Export Media Formats||Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more|
|Presets for NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more|
|Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and more|
|Post Production||NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation|
|NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications|
|Monitoring||DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays, with selectable layouts freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images|
|Signal Monitoring||Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709|
|Processing||Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point|
|Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point|
|Control Surface||Includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control surface|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||48.3 cm x 52.0 cm x 17.8 cm|