Newtek TC-1

Model: TriCaster TC-1

Brand: Newtek

  • Switching, streaming, recording in HD, 3G, and 4K UHD 60p
  • Native software driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
  • Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs and 4 M/Es
  • Studio-grade Skype® video calling with multi-channel Skype TX software integration
  • Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware
  • Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive
  • Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more
  • Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more
  • Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options
  • Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing
  • Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more


Video Input

16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of
compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps
(2160p 59.94)


Network Video Input

16 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with
support for key and fill


SDI Video Input1

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of
standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates2

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94


Optionally supports up to 16 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or
quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with
applicable NewTek NC1 conversion modules


Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or


Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via
serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with
integrated controls and preset system


Skype TX

Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs
via Skype TX software integration


Video Output

Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous
delivery via IP and SDI

Network Video Output

IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:

· 4 x independent video mix outputs

· 1 x 4K UHD video mix output


SDI Video Output

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

· 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs

· 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping

Stream Output

2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently
configurable, with simultaneous stream archive


Multiviewer Output

3 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions

· 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer

· 1 x HDMI multiviewer

· 1 x DisplayPort multiviewer

Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

· 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources

  • 4 x KEY layers per bus
  • 9 x memory slots per bus

1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus


DSK Channels

4 x DSK channels


5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR
  • 2 x GFX
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

  • 10 x animation buffers
  • 5 x graphic buffers

30 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on



Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all
source channels and M/E buses

· 16 x input keyers

· 4 x media player keyers

  • 4 x M/E keyers

· 1 x PREVIZ keyer

· 15 x buffer keyers


Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to
create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion

· 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus


Virtual Sets

Integrated LiveSet technology with 30+ live virtual sets and
box effects included


Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time, automated
data input from internal and external sources, including webpages,
spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV,
ASCII and more



Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation

· Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and
X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers

· Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media
playback, tally and specific switcher actions

  • Supports control via web-based interface


6 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD
    compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3

· 2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)

  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder


QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications



2 x 3TB internal drive

· Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification

· Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA

· Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions


Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources
and outputs



Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external
volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding

Audio Mixer

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio,
DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing


Local Audio Input

4 x SDI embedded

1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)

3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)

Support for USB audio device input via compatible WDM audio drivers

Local Audio Output

4 x SDI embedded

1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair

1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair

1 x Stereo 1/4″ (phones)


Network Audio

· Native support for network audio input and output via NDI

· Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals

  • Integrated support4 for Dante networking
    protocol from Audinate®

· Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers5


Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold


Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)


Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding,

· Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV,
MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more

and more

  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more



Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and

Signal Monitoring

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital
calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709



Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4

Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency

~1.0-1.5 frames


A/V Standards

· 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad

  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)
  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155


Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI,
and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard



Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals


Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface



Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control

System Drive




2 x 1 Gigabit NIC

System Physical

TriCaster TC1

2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

· 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached

TriCaster TC1 (Redundant Power Option)

3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software

· 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached