China National Acrobatic Troupe Hits The Screens in Xátiva, Spain
(30/11/2010) After receiving their first TriCaster TCXD850 demo unit, NewTek Specialist Dealer IDcromvideo SL made a real field test! The new TriCaster unit in HD/SD with 8 inputs and 22 channels was chosen to cover a series of events celebrated in XÁTIVA, Spain, at the occasion of the city’s annual fair known as the “Feria de Agosto de Xátiva”.
This series of events started with the opening of the fair and the show performed by the China National Acrobatic Troupe. Modosdever, the audiovisual company in charge of covering the event, used TriCaster TCXD850 to power and feed the venue’s two giant screens as well as to stream the event live on the web.
TriCaster TCXD850’s performance was "outstanding”, commented Modosdever’s operators and technicians after this successful experience. Confident about the power and stability of the system, the media company opted to use it to produce and stream the subsequent events celebrated this week in the context of the fair. TriCaster TCXD850 (still in its demo version), thus became the backbone of the fair’s live production system!
The coverage of large events requires complex technical equipment and configurations. Lightweight and compact, TriCaster portable live production system is an integrated technical solution enabling to simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions, without incurring the expenses and resources traditionally involved in such cases.
"I’ve been in the audiovisual sector for 20 years and I’ve been providing services for events for about 15 years. I admit that the "all-in-one” multimedia concept had always intrigued me. The idea that one system can do it all sometimes raises doubts. But this system [TriCaster], proved to be highly reliable!” said Manuel Tomas, Technical Director at Modosdever.
Portability and convenience
One of the operators’ concerns had to do with the volume and weight of this new unit which, unlike previous models, comes in a rack mount form factor. "TriCaster TCXD850 proved to be a valid system in terms of portability and convenience," said Manuel Tomas. "It's much more practical to move a poly-functional module like this one and be able to safely mount a successful event in a short time, than to move and handle all the pieces of equipment usually required for this type of event...a switcher, a tape machine, a video recorder, an audio mixer, a camera monitoring system, miles of cables, the equipment necessary to perform the web streaming, a titling station, monitors and so on..."
Ease of use
Powerful, yet true to the TriCaster tradition, the new TriCaster TCXD850 proved to be easy to learn and use, with the flexibility for one person or a small team to deliver HD network-quality video. "This was the first time I was using TriCaster" recounts Manuel Tomas. "I had about fourty minutes to practice and yet the system was very easy to handle!"
"This first experience with TriCaster TCX850 was a real success!" said Sergio Ballesteros, IDCromvideo, who assured the support and technical assistance throughout the event. "Even as a demo unit, its performance was exceptional! The system proved to be stable, powerful and easy to use”.
"It's amazing what you can do with TriCaster! The equipment was very easy to handle, even for someone using it for the first time. The system showed no fatigue nor suffered failure of any kind. It largely fulfilled my expectations! Now, I have it clear how I can limit expenses and expand the range of services I provide to my customers."
Functions of TriCaster TCXD850 during the event
Video files upload (H264) for projection of commercials, transitions and presentations
Graphic files upload (PNG) for projection of billboards and graphics
Live feed supply for projection
Multi-camera switching, monitoring of all signals (thanks to the MultiView function included in TCXD850)
Real time recording (MPG2 4.2.2)
PIP effects for sign language and simultaneous translation for the deaf
Web Streaming (Ustream)
4 to 5 cameras depending on the event
One of NewTek Europe’s Specialist Dealer in Spain, DCromvideo is a leading supplier of non-linear editing and graphics systems, cameras, camcorders, VTRs and ancillary equipment to individuals, corporate, educational and broadcast users. IDCromvideo also develops bespoke virtual sets (LiveSet) to be used with NewTek TriCaster™ products.
Modosdever, an audiovisual company based in Gandia, Spain, was born in 2007 from the evolution of a family business with more than 20 years of experience in the audiovisual industry. Modosdever brings together a range of professionals with extensive experience in fields related to video production, television, advertising and new technologies. They produce documentaries, short films, television programs, advertising, news and live events.