New TriCaster Based on IsoCorder Technology, Supports AirPlay

NewTek’s new TriCaster 850 EXTREME features proprietary NewTek IsoCorder multitrack recording technology, which enables recording up to eight channels of video from either inputs or outputs. It also offers direct support for any Apple AirPlay-enabled app or device and EQ and compressor/limiter capabilities on every audio input and output.

“We have overcome the technical challenge of recording eight channels of HD video, simultaneously with HD virtual sets and HD streaming in one system, which was previously thought unrealistic in the live-production market,” said Chief Technology Officer Andrew Cross.

Among the benefits and features:

Proprietary IsoCorder technology: Multitrack recording technology enables recording up to eight channels of video from any input or output and supports multiformat recording with adjustable audio headroom.

Apple AirPlay support: Video and audio from any AirPlay source — such as iPad, iPod, or iPhone — can be added in the live production. TriCaster supports two simultaneous AirPlay audio/video streams. It is wireless and instantly compatible with any AirPlay-enabled app or device.

Animation-store transitions: Transitions can be embedded with full-color motion-video effects and audio from a total of 11 animation stores. The included Animation Store Creator is a transition editor that allows users to author custom animation-store transitions, using their own preferred graphics software tools to prepare the animation sequences.

Configure stream-connection module: Users can configure, store, and import favorite streaming setups as presets and use the integrated Web browser to access online CDN accounts to manage, test, or view shows, even during live production.

Advanced audio mixer: Each audio input (including internal sources) and output now includes an integrated seven-channel equalizer and compressor/limiter for advanced audio control, audio follows video, audio grouping, and streaming.

Media players: Performance enhancements include adjustable audio-level settings for each clip, improved file-format compatibility, and performance for many common file types.

Import media: All types of media files can be selected and imported , including Apple ProRes for use in TriCaster Media Players, with expanded file-format compatibilities and quick batch processing.

Alpha-channel output: Alpha matte can be output on the auxiliary video output for added flexibility.

Multi-tiered fail-safe: Always on-air, multi-tiered systems and redundant hardware ensure audio and video pass-through.

Linear timecode (LTC) support: Time value can be decoded from the audible signal and used for clock displays and embedded timecode when recording video.

Quick-response (QR) code: Users can click a button in the title bar on TriCaster’s Live Desktop to reveal the QR code, scan it (with iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device), and have immediate access to the TriCaster 850 User Guide without interrupting live production.

TriCaster 850 EXTREME will be available in the third quarter, priced at $39,995 in North America; price may vary internationally. Educational pricing is also available. .

NewTek is offering the TriCaster 850 EXTREME Special at the NAB Show. To qualify for the promotional $37,995 price, the unit must be purchased before May 31 with immediate delivery of TriCaster 850. Customers will be charged $24,995 at the time of purchase, with deferred billing of $12,995 for the EXTREME upgrade, when it ships in the third quarter. They must also take delivery of the EXTREME upgrade within 30 days of its release to qualify for the special pricing.

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