TriCaster 455 DataSheet - Rap-ing

TriCaster 455 DataSheet - Rap-ing
Small Productions
that Make a Big Impact
TriCaster™ 455
At a Glance:
Raise the level of your production without raising the budget. TriCaster 455 gives you
• Capture every source
professional-grade gear in a compact, easy to use system so you can quickly reach your
up to four isolated, simultaneous feeds during live audience from anywhere—booth, studio, van, or small control room.
NewTek’s own IsoCorder™ technology lets you record production, replacing racks of gear—without the expense
• Customize your brand with incredible effects
Unleash the creative potential of customizable, on-
TriCaster 455 combines professional four-camera, 14-channel live production capabilities
screen visuals with the ability to incorporate real-time with built-in Web streaming in one, compact system. Satisfy the visual demands of your
in and out; plus, the ability to build your own warping viewers with network-style compositions, virtual sets, transitions, brand elements, and
more. And do it all with a completely integrated, all-in-one live production solution. Go
live. Go big. On the road, or onsite.
cloth dynamics with warped video, overlays, and sound transitions with Animation Store Creator tools
• Play anything and work with anyone
Eliminate the need to convert exported files for Mac or PC-based editing with radically extended file format support; speed up post-production workflows and enable wider integration
A companion hardware control surface is now included as standard with each TriCaster
• Mix it up
455 system. The operator has intuitive, hands-on control of all TriCaster functions –while
app or Avid Artist series control surface operator for small teams are also able to transfer multiple tasks to additional users on the system
Delegate audio mixing tasks to a separate iPad® control greater flexibility in configuring audio prior to or
during a show
keyboard, Avid Artist Series audio control surface, or iPad® remote audio mixing app.
Multi Standard pricing and availability may vary. Please contact your local reseller for
©2012 NewTek, Inc. TriCaster is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
TriCaster™ 455 Tech Specs
Switcher Channels
14 – 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs
Video Input
4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and
Network Sources
2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device
5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds
Frame Buffer
9 channels for static graphics or watch folder
Virtual Inputs
4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling and cropping
2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, 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
- Animation Store Creator for custom animations
- Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
Virtual Sets
24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets
Video Output
Up to 4 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals
- Mix and match output formats, connection types, resolutions and aspect ratios
- HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
- HDMI, DVI and VGA output for displays or projector
- Network output for live streaming
Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology
- Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
Recording Capacity
~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 120 hours 480i
4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
Live Streaming
HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with 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
4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs
2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (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 iPad® audio mixing app for touchscreen remote control of audio mixer
Supported Formats
NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard model: 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)
- NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications
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®, Avid® Media Composer®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, and more
- Presets for mobile platforms: Android®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and more
Selectable layouts for user interface and multiview preview displays
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
2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
19 x 3.5 x 22.5 in / 28 lbs (48.3 x 8.9 x 57.2 cm / 12.7 kg)
Subject to change without notice. For complete product description, features and technical specifications, please visit
©2012 NewTek, Inc. TriCaster is a trademark of NewTek, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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