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Newtek 24 - 10 external 6 internal Switcher Channels 8 M/E buses TriCaster 8000 with control surface

  • Newtek  24 - 10 external 6 internal Switcher Channels  8 M/E buses TriCaster 8000

Product Description

Product Summery  

TriCaster 8000 is a complete live production and media publishing solution, built to keep pace with the rapidly changing landscape of video production, and to 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.

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.

Endless Customization.

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-color, 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.

Sophisticated Sequences—Simplified.

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.



  1. User Interface
    Elegant and intuitive, the TriCaster 8000 User Interface provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and social media publishing operations.
  2. Workspace
    Create a view that works for you. Customize the User Interface and Multiview monitors, populating a variety of layouts with your preferred combination of inputs, outputs, scopes, clocks or images.
  3. Social Media Share
    Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube™, Facebook and Twitter™, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to network locations. Share clips and stills during live production or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.
  4. Recordable Macros
    Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event and trigger it with a mouse click, keystroke or control surface action. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.
  5. Live Streaming
    Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 8000 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.
  6. Grab
    The unique view from every angle is up for grabs. Snap photos from one or all cameras, simultaneously; build a collection of HD still images to post to social media sites, or use during the show.
  7. Recording
    Capture video from up to eight individual sources, simultaneously, with integrated IsoCorder™ multi-track, multi-format recording technology. Files are recorded at native resolution, and compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system, and media sharing website.
  8. Live Desktop Monitors
    Create a custom workspace layout with your choice of virtual monitors. Full field rate displays also include convenient options for additional customization, including safe areas, VU meters, and alpha channel transparency display.
  9. Cameras
    Connect up to eight live cameras or video sources, of any connection type or resolution. TriCaster 8000 also supports direct connection and input control of upstream external video routers; making countless, additional cameras and video sources available from the switcher.
  10. Network Sources
    Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 8000 also accepts network output signals from NewTek 3Play™ systems and other TriCaster 8000 systems.
  11. DDRs
    Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 8000 offers native support for an extensive range of file formats, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.
  12. Graphics
    Display images, apply titles or present static graphics. Choose and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.
  13. Frame Buffer
    Store any image, title or graphic as a selectable source, or dedicate the frame buffer channel to a shareable watch folder for updating assets remotely, using any preferred graphic design application.
  14. Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
    Set up and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.
  15. Program Montor
    View the primary video output signal being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.
  16. M/E Buses
    Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output to the main switcher, any overlay channel, input into another M/E bus, or as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 8000 features eight M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, four layers of overlay, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, real-time motion tracking, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.
  17. M/E Re-Entry
    Create sophisticated, layered effects for virtually any application. Every switcher channel is available as a source for an M/E bus, including other M/Es, allowing for incredibly deep and complex effects operations.
  18. Live Virtual Sets
    Up the production value of any presentation with a multi-source virtual set, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 8000 includes 24 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom and pedestal animations, and support for motion tracking and hotspots.
  19. M/E Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus is equipped with four, fully configurable overlays, each with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls and support for TransWarp effects.
  20. Live Production Switcher
    Control productions of any scale, in all resolutions up to 1080p. Integrate multiple cameras, video feeds, media sources, graphics, transitions and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.
  21. TransWarp Effects
    Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 8000 electrifies live video, DSKs and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, complete with embedded audio and 3D warping of video. The integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations, and motion overlays.
  22. Switcher Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer, and on each of the four, fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects and transition controls.
  23. Media
    Load video clips, motion graphics, sounds, titles and stills of virtually any file format for live playback or overlay. Build playlists before or during a show, and save frequently used video and graphics collections as presets.
  24. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
    Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus outputs, including audio-follows-video, sub-mix routing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid® Artist Series audio control surfaces.
Technical Specification 

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


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


Record operation sequences and attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions or on-screen hotspots


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


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
  • HDMI
  • 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


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®, 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


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


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

System Physical

4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 7.0 x 20.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 52.0 cm)
  • 44 lbs (20 kg)

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