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NewTek Tricaster Mini HD-4 Multi-Standard - 15 Hours of Storage
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From the office, an event, or from anywhere... with TriCaster Mini, anyone using everyday camcorders can create and publish great video content in minutes, stream it live, and make even the smallest presentation captivate audiences like network-style TV.
You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio, lug any complicated equipment around, or use expensive professional cameras to make great content quickly and stream it live in minutes. With everyday camcorders and TriCaster Mini, anyone can make a show with professional results.
Nowhere else will you find another solution that includes a complete suite of tools for creativity, control, and content publishing, all in one turnkey package. Just plug in some cameras, a mouse and a keyboard, and you can turn the smallest productions into engaging video content and stream it live in minutes, in the office or on the go.
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About the NewTek Tricaster Mini HD-4

From the office, an event, or from anywhere... with TriCaster Mini, anyone using everyday camcorders can create and publish great video content in minutes, stream it live, and make even the smallest presentation captivate audiences like network-style TV.

You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio, lug any complicated equipment around, or use expensive professional cameras to make great content quickly and stream it live in minutes. With everyday camcorders and TriCaster Mini, anyone can make a show with professional results.

Nowhere else will you find another solution that includes a complete suite of tools for creativity, control, and content publishing, all in one turnkey package. Just plug in some cameras, a mouse and a keyboard, and you can turn the smallest productions into engaging video content and stream it live in minutes, in the office or on the go.

No matter how simple or sophisticated your vision - or your skill level - TriCaster Mini’s complete creative toolset allows you to work with the media content you want, mix it into a production you design, and deliver it to the audiences you serve.

Switcher Channels16 - 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses
Video Input4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate
Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
Support for Key + Fill input pairing
Network Sources 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, 410 or Mini; 3Play 4800, 440 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
Robotic Camera SupportAccess up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with native preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
Media5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
Buffers 15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets
Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending mode effects
Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
MacrosRecord configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play
Downstream Keyers2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
Effects and TransitionsIntegrated 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 graphic
Virtual Sets30+ 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 for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
Holographic Live Virtual SetsSupport for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
HotspotsUp to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
Video OutputConfigurable for up to 6 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
2 x HDMI (primary)
1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for driving displays or projectors
Network output for live streaming
A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
RecordingMulti-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology
Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
Recording Capacity1 x 750GB internal drive only; supports additional recording to external drive
GrabGrab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
Media PublishingSupports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
Live StreamingHD live streaming with simultaneous archive
Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser
Audio Inputs4 HDMI Embedded
1/4” Mono (Mic)
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
Audio Outputs2 HDMI Embedded
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
1/4” Stereo (phones)
Audio MixingIntegrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, record, stream and headphones, with support for Master and Aux output mixes
Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
Supported Session FormatsNTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i
Playback Media FormatsAVI, 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 FormatsExport media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more
Post Production NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation
NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility
MonitoringDVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays
Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
UI video windows freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per UI video window
Signal MonitoringIntegrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
Session ManagementSetup and store session settings in reusable template sessions
LatencyUltra-low, between 1 and 2 frames
ProcessingVideo: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
MIDI ControlSupport for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros
Built-In WiFiSupports wireless connection to local network for streaming, publishing and networking with external devices
Built-In BluetoothSupport for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology
System Physical 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
9 lbs (4.1 kg)
Multi-tiered software fail-safe
Included cable retention bracket may double as handle

HDMI Connectivity
Plug-and-play input of up to four, everyday HDMI camcorders to producelive video with professional-quality results.

Network In
Access virtually limitless video sources and content applications from 2 livenetwork inputs, with the ability to connect to networked computers, iOSdevices, cloud-based media, IP cameras, streaming servers and more.

Audio Mixer
Full-featured audio mixing, with sophisticated routing, customization, controland flexibility—and without the investment in scores of external hardware.

4 M/E Banks
Expand creative possibilities for your production. In Mix mode, M/Es can useprogram/preview transitions and overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. InEffect mode, create multiple video layers for real-time compositing, ortransform your green screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.

TransWarp effects engine
The most powerful integrated effects engine available in live productiondelivers full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embeddedaudio, real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations withTransWarp effects and motion overlays.

Virtual Sets
Next-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-stylepresentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.

Holographic Virtual Sets
Create a customized virtual environment from any real-world location bytransforming panoramic images taken with your smartphone, DSLR or pointand-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual set (VSE 2.5 required).

Access up to 15 additional graphics and title sources – instantly – during liveproduction, with integrated multiviewer, title editing and presets. Buffers arealso shareable across the network for watch folder application (real-time editand update of content).

Social Media Publishing
Real-time publishing links you with your social networks – like Facebook,Twitter, and YouTube – so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly.

FTP & File Copy
Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and externaldistribution.

Live Streaming
Encode and broadcast A/V output to the Web during production, with CDNpresets and one-button live streaming.

Capture full-length live production, source footage, or clips for live playbackat full resolution, replacing decks or media servers dedicated to recording.

Network Out
Send an A/V output signal over the network to another TriCaster orsupported third-party applications for display, rebroadcast or encoding.

16-Channel Switcher
16 switcher channels with 6 external sources, 6 internal sources, and 4 M/Ebuses.

Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplifycomplex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, thentrigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action, MIDI button orgesture-based onscreen hotspots.

Flexible Control
Breakout live production control to any number of supported devices,including TriCaster control surfaces, Avid Artist Mix audio consoles, MIDIcontrollers (including smart devices with MIDI apps)—and let talent triggerautomated sequences with on-camera hot spots.

Hot Spots
Turn on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent triggermacros with live motion - even run your one-person show from in front of thecamera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action sequencehappens automatically.

Remote Camera Control
Control robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras directly from the User Interface,including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris, plus position presets withthumbnail preview to set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.

Tricaster Mini Lets Anyone Create Great Multimedia Content

  • Use everyday camcorders with plug-and-play ease and get professional-quality results
  • User-friendly software interface and simple controls to start creating video immediately
  • Room to learn, grow and evolve your show with hundreds of built-in capabilities


Tricaster Mini is Fast, Straightforward, and Easy to Set Up

  • All-in-one design with the same plugs and ports you know from your home electronics
  • No complicated software installation or hardware configuration
  • Ready to go live right out of the box


Tricaster Mini has Everything You Need Built Right In

  • Switch cameras, build video playlists, add graphics and titles, mix audio, and impress with specialeffects like virtual sets and animated transitions
  • Network with computers, wireless iOS devices, and other supported third-party products andapplications
  • Broadcast, live stream, project, record and publish – simultaneously – to deliver content toscreens and audiences of all sizes


Tricaster Mini is Sized to Make and Stream Content From Anywhere

  • Compact design sized just right for any office, event space, or desktop
  • Lightweight and portable for making your show on the go
  • Built-in case display for monitoring video output (not available on all models; external monitorrequired for User Interface)


Tricaster Mini Saves You Money

  • Support for budget-friendly, off-the-shelf HDMI camcorders reduces overall cost of ownership
  • Eliminates the need for a studio full of expensive production equipment and a professional crew
  • Doesn’t require multiple equipment purchases to achieve baseline functionality

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