Newtek TriCaster 8000Newtek TriCaster 8000

Newtek TriCaster 8000 24-Channel Switcher with Control Surface and Advanced Edition

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Visually stunning shows, of any scale.

NewTek Tricaster 8000 (TC8000MS) allows you to create visually stunning live productions, thanks to highly configurable broadcast-integrated content production platform.

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.

TriCaster Advanced Edition software adds more than 100 exclusive capabilities to your system, enabling you to get the most out of your workflow from capture and creation to delivery.

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, and more.

TriCaster 8000 Advanced Edition additionally would enable you to:

  • Software-driven HD switching, streaming, recording, and delivery
  • Large-scale production power with 8 M/Es, 12 external inputs, and 4 mix outputs
  • Native integration of NDI® for video, audio, and data transmission over IP
  • Built-in video playback, data-driven graphics, compositing, effects, audio mixing, and more

*monitors not included

** Additional Media Drives No Longer Included

Video Input
12 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
Network Video Input
12 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
Local Video Input

8 x local video inputs supporting any combination of compatible connections (SDI, Component, Y/C, and Composite), formats, resolutions, and frame rates1

  • 1080p: 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 576i 25
  • 480i 59.94

1 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ
Support for Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Video Output
Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous local and IP delivery
Network Video Output
4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®
Local Video Output

4 x independently configurable local video outputs, with support for up to 10 simultaneous external connections

  • 3 x SDI and/or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
  • 1 x HDMI
Stream Output
1 x streaming video output, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Monitor Outputs
1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x DVI multiviewer
1 x VGA display output
1 x HDMI display output
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

8 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4 x KEY layers per bus

1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels
4 x DSK channels
Media

5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR
  • 2 x GFX
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

  • 10 x animation buffers
  • 5 x graphic buffers
Keyers
Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
COMPs

Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configuration and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x 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

9 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology

  • 8 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)2
  • 1 x H.264 distribution video recorder (multiple profiles)

1 x MP3 audio recorder2 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Internal Storage
1 x 3TB internal drive (capacity varies by format, resolution, and file specification)
External Storage
Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and integration with network-attached storage
Removable Storage
4 x trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support
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 Mixing
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 audio input channel routing, and 4 independent output mixes
Local Audio Input
8 x SDI embedded
8 x AES3/EBU
8 x Balanced XLR stereo pairs (Mic/Line)
Phantom Power Support
Local Audio Output
3 x SDI embedded
2 x AES3/EBU
4 x Balanced XLR stereo pairs
1 x Stereo 1/4” (phones)
Network Audio
  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
  • Integrated support3 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®

3Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (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
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
~1.5-2.0 frames
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
GPI
Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI
Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
NIC
1 x 1 Gigabit NIC
Control Panel

Includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control panel

  • Surface ~ 34.1 x 1.0 x 13.8 in (86.6 x 2.6 x 35.1 cm)
  • Base ~ 34.1 x 2.2 x 12.8 (86.6 x 5.6 x 32.5 cm)
System Physical

4RU chassis with 550W redundant, removable PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 7.0 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 54.6 cm)
  • 44 lbs (~20 kg)

Subject to change without notice.