NewTek Now Shipping Multi-Standard Version of TriCaster™ TCXD850

TriCaster TCXD850 is designed to meet the most demanding HD production requirements

3DStorm (NewTek Europe), distributor of NewTek products in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East, has presented and demonstrated the shipping version of TriCaster™ TCXD850, the latest addition to the award-winning TriCaster line of high definition (HD)/standard definition (SD) portable live production systems at IBC in Amsterdam.

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With new capabilities added since the product was announced at NAB, such as 1080p native switching, up to 50 hours of 1080i recording capacity, alpha channel out, fault tolerant switching, and the ability to export in a wide range of formats for iPhone®, iPad®, Final Cut Pro®, Media Composer® and more, TriCaster TCXD850 is designed to meet the most demanding HD production requirements. This 22-channel, HD live production switcher, in a 42 pound, 4U rack mount form factor, is also suitable for desktop and portable production. The system includes connections for eight external video sources, eight virtual/mix channels; audio mixing capabilities and audio follows video support. The 18 HD live virtual sets (using proprietary NewTek LiveSet™ technology) with advanced matte generation provide a network quality look. TriCaster TCXD850 also delivers overlay with keying, positioning, scaling, cropping, and 3D rotation, plus animated effects; one-button HD live streaming in resolutions up to 720p (Adobe® Flash® and Window Media® push/pull), with simultaneous HD recording in resolutions up to 1080p; five internal media players; multi-view monitoring of all inputs and outputs; redundant power supply and removable storage

"Using the NewTek TriCaster TCXD850, we produced a behind-the-scenes live stream at ESPN X Games 16, giving fans access to course builds, practice sessions, and interviews with athletes that would not appear on the telecast," said Kate Nelligan, live event programming producer, ESPN X Games. "Given the success of this model and feedback from fans, we will be looking to increase our presence for this audience. Being able to use up to eight HD live cameras with the NewTek TriCaster TCXD850 is crucial for us as X Games continues to grow in size and audience reach."

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences. NewTek TriCaster TCXD850 has already garnered prestigious awards from TV Technology, Videography, DV and EventDVLive magazines.

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“The demand for TriCaster TCXD850 has far exceeded projections,” said Chuck Silber, NewTek senior vice president of sales. “There is so much excitement over this product that as each day passes the wait time is extended. So, we’re recommending to everyone, get your order in now.”

Pricing and Availability

TriCaster TCXD850 retails in multi-standard for 24 995 € +VAT. The TriCaster family of products in multi-standard is available in Europe beginning at 5 995 € + VAT.

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About NewTek & 3D Storm – NewTek Europe

Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3PLAY™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. Clients include: Airbus, BBC, the EU Parliament, France TV, Mediaset, RTBF, RTL, SISLive, Twit.TV, MTV, NBA Development League, New York Giants, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, ESPN X Games, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, “Furious World,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including "Avatar," “Repo Men,” "Angels and Demons," "Battle for Terra," "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "Tropic Thunder," "V," "FlashForward," "Lost," "Fringe" and more.

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