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TriCaster 8000 Advanced


  • Software-driven HD switching, streaming, recording, and delivery
  • Large-scale production power with 8 M/Es, 12 external inputs, and 4 mix outputs
  • Native integration of NDI® for video, audio, and data transmission over IP
  • Built-in video playback, data-driven graphics, compositing, effects, audio mixing, and more
  • Mirroring with remote control of redundant system
  • Virtually limitless scalability—up or down—in production breadth, crew size, and peripherals
  • Awe-inspiring 3D visual effects, holographic virtual sets, graphics and transitions to fit any brand
  • Live, multi-platform social media publishing to engage fans and followers instantly
  • Extensive automation and breakout control of commands and complex sequences
  • Custom, interactive elements and effects sequences triggered by talent
  • Built-in live streaming at the touch of a button
  • Access to all sources and functions with an included hardware control surface
  • Broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—all at the same time


GeneralFeaturesTech Specs

Visually stunning shows, of any scale.

With a complete set of multi-camera production capabilities and extensive integration with broadcast operations, TriCaster 8000 Advanced is the live video system equipped to handle anything: big live shows, incredibly sophisticated Web programs, and branded content for cross-channel delivery and multi-screen experiences. All in a turnkey solution.

More capabilities. More opportunities:

  • Software-driven HD switching, streaming, recording, and delivery
  • Large-scale production power with 8 M/Es, 12 external inputs, and 4 mix outputs
  • Native integration of NDI® for video, audio, and data transmission over IP
  • Built-in video playback, data-driven graphics, compositing, effects, audio mixing, and more

Complete Production

NewTek TriCaster® provides the most complete set of tools and capabilities for live production and the most value for your investment of any video solution. And now with TriCaster Advanced Edition software included, you can have even more exclusive features and functionality at your fingertips.

Features and capabilities as described are applicable to TriCaster 8000, 460, 410, and Mini with included Advanced Edition software, unless otherwise indicated, and are subject to change without notice. For more detailed information regarding features and capabilities, please refer to the appropriate product User Guides available here.


7-Band Equalizer

Shape sound to your preference, configuring the tonal range of seven separate frequencies for each audio input and output.

Audio Delay

Compensate for external synchronization issues between incoming audio and video sources with a configurable audio delay setting for every audio input.

Audio Follow Video (AFV)

Attach an audio source (or sources) to an associated video source (or sources), so that when the video source is selected, the desired audio source is automatically selected to provide supporting sound.

Audio Routing

Independently route audio input channels to any and all audio mixer buses to produce customized sound combinations for output and recording.


Configure multiple parameters for each audio input and output, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain, to enhance sound and prevent distortion, clipping, and excessive variation.

Dante Audio Networking

Integrated support for the Dante networking protocol from Audinate® for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)


Listen to production audio privately, with a discrete stereo output jack and independent volume control for headphones.

Level Control

Fine-tune sound with independent control for every channel of every audio source.

Media File Audio Level

Save time configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.

Mix-and-Match Audio Connections

Use any combination of supported digital, analog, and network audio devices, including microphones, mixers, and sound systems, to input and output high-quality audio.

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer

Configure and manage audio levels and settings for internal and external sound sources, plus output signals, with a built-in audio mixer and professional-quality audio tools.

Noise Gate

Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.


Create a rich, layered sound experience, moving sound from audio source channels between the stereo channels of the audio mix, dividing equally between channels or assigning all or part of the sound to a specific channel.

Recording Source

Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.


Isolate and audition individual audio sources to listen to their post-fader sound separate from all other audio sources.

Talk Over

Reduce the volume of all other audio sources by 20dB to enable a selected audio source (typically a microphone) to be heard over all other sound.

VU Metering

Monitor and adjust audio levels using configurable VU meter displays built into the audio mixer and optional VU meter overlays for each multiviewer viewport.


Alpha Matte

Configure the secondary output as an alpha matte source for compositing using downstream devices.

Auto Color

Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.

Clip Thumbnails

Optionally customize the thumbnail image for each media file in the DDR and the Media Browser for at-a-glance identification and organization.

Crop Edges

Define the top, bottom, left, and right margins for a video source independently, cropping unwanted or unnecessary parts from the image.

Custom Labeling

Assign custom labels to video inputs, media player files, buffers, audio sources, and presets to suit your naming conventions and workflow preferences.

Fill + Alpha

Create composite video images, combining one or more pairs of inputs and configuring one video input as the alpha channel for its paired source.*Not available on TriCaster Mini

Input Grouping

Link source rows together in color-coded groups to synchronize and streamline multi-channel switcher operations.

Layer Management

Identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time with an integrated layer priority system and full-time, full-motion confidence monitors.


Move and size video layers and overlays within the frame to achieve the desired positioning and scale for your composition.


Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, media playlists, transitions and more with your most frequently used setups and content using multiple preset slots.

Proc Amp Controls

Individually adjust color characteristics and levels for each input source, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation.


Customize the appearance of composite layers and overlays with independently configurable X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation settings.


Configure and store the framework and assets for your productions, including the video standard and resolution, input and output configuration, switcher and media player setup, and more.

Session Templates

Set up and store sessions with your user preferences in reusable templates—and jump right into your custom configuration for any production.

White Balance

Ensure accurate color properties for your video with manual and automatic white balance controls.



Enable media playback to start and stop automatically, and optionally advance to the next item in the playlist when playback of the current item concludes.

Control Panels

Take a hands-on approach to operation with companion hardware control panels that map to the user interface.


Turn on-screen areas into interactive macro controls, enabling the live motion of talent or objects to trigger automated operation sequences.


Optionally connect any of thousands of compatible MIDI devices to extend macro control and to integrate video operations with other MIDI-compatible live production elements like sound, lighting, and effects.

User Interface

Operate with point-and-click simplicity, with a dedicated software user interface and the included USB mouse and keyboard.

Web Interface

Access resources and manage elements of live operation from the browser of any supported device on the same network with a system-specific Web-based interface.


Map real-time data from internal and external sources to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates.

Add the DataLink extension to the Google Chrome browser of any networked computer to send text or images from the Web across the network to your system for use in titles and graphics.

Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML, or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.


Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.


Form Factor

Integrate TriCaster into any production environment, setup, or workflow, with form factors ranging from the highly portable TriCaster Mini to the 4RU rackmount TriCaster 8000.


Synchronize the timing with other equipment in your production environment using an external reference signal.*TriCaster 8000 and 460 only

Mix-and-Match Video Inputs

Connect video cameras or devices of any supported connection type, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio, with per-input configuration.

Mix-and-Match Video Outputs

Configure multiple video outputs for any combination of supported signals and connection types.


Supports input of robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP.

PTZ Camera Control

Operate robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus, and iris, with position presets, speed control, and preview images.

Router Support

Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.


Import, record, and store hours of video, images, graphics, and more for your production using supported storage methods.


Native IP Processing

True IP switching, with native software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output and eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video.


Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across a network with integrated Network Device Interface (NDI) technology.

Macro Automation

Macro Automation

Record, store, and automate favorite settings, frequent actions, and complex operation sequences, triggering with a single action.

Macro Triggers

Trigger macros manually with a mouse click, keyboard shortcut, control panel button, MIDI button, GPI trigger, hotspot interaction, or other compatible control method.

Macro Editor

Edit the action, timing, and order of steps in a macro sequence, insert and delete steps, and easily modify macro data with cut, copy, and paste commands.


Reduce an entire macro sequence to a single step, configuring a macro trigger to snap to the end result of the associated macro sequence with a specialized speed setting.

State Change Macros

Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.



Monitor the multiple video signals from external inputs, internal sources, and outputs simultaneously with viewports built into the user interface display, and optionally extend monitoring to additional displays.

Production Clocks

View the system clock, generate and display local timecode, and set start and end times for your video program, including countdown, to time productions precisely.

Tally Indicators

Easily identify the sources selected or included in a composition selected on the Preview and Program rows with distinct visual indicators.

Viewport Configuration

Customize each multiviewer viewport individually, including selecting the video signal and applying optional overlays to include checkerboard, safe areas, center cross, hotspots, VU meters, and more.

Visual Indicators

Obtain real-time feedback from a variety of on-screen visual indicators to easily assess the status of production activities.


Configure the multiviewers to display the desired type, quantity, and arrangement of video signals with a variety of layout presets.


Animation Buffers

Load multiple video loops, motion graphics, and animations into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and playback.


Load multiple images, graphics, and titles into dedicated memory slots for instant recall and display.


Grab full-resolution still images from your video program for real-time export and post-production use.


Store and display photos, images, and full-screen and partial-screen graphics of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.

Live Title Editing

Edit and update title text in real time to create new or revise current titles while a live production is in progress.


Load and sequence media player items into storyboard-style playlists with simple, drag-and-drop organization, optional Autoplay setting, and multiple presets.

Playlist Effects

Add custom transitions between playlist items and combine real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.


Load and play sound files including audio tracks, music beds, and sound effects, individually or in playlist format.


Apply titles to live video, choosing from hundreds of included templates in a variety of styles and colors, building your own designs, or importing custom CG elements.

Transport Controls

Use a simple set of familiar controls to manage playback and playlist functions, including Play, Stop, Previous, and Next.

Trim and Scrub

Change the duration of media player items by adjusting the start and end points, and cue to a specific frame by changing the play position to the desired point in the file.

Video Servers

Store and play back short-form and long-form video clips, motion graphics, and packages of virtually any file format, individually or in playlist format.

Watch Folders

Edit buffer content, including graphics, titles, and images, in real time, and update across the network from a compatible workstation.



Reduce setup time with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most session-format SDI cameras.

Automatic Media Retrieval

Save time locating and restoring media for your production session with automatic media retrieval, even when drive settings have changed on the system or a session backup has been restored.

Backup and Restore

Protect your system against unforeseen hardware and software issues, using a comprehensive system restore function to return your system to factory defaults or creating a bootable clone of the system drive on an external drive for backup.

Frame Sync

Work with a wide range of video sources, while eliminating signal timing concerns, with an internal frame synchronizer enabled for all sources.

Multi-Tiered Failsafe

Ensure productions continue through unexpected circumstances with multiple, redundant failsafe mechanisms that monitor and resolve error conditions with minimal disruption.


Launch your session in any of the supported interlaced or progressive scan resolutions and frame rates, including HD and SD selections.

Signal Processing

Maintain signal quality from end to end with video and images processed at their native resolution—no up conversion or down conversion required.

Tally Connector

Connect external tally lights or similar devices to enable talent and crew to see the video camera or device currently selected on the Program row.*Not available on TriCaster Mini


Erase the effects of recent actions, returning to prior switcher states with convenient undo and redo commands.

USB 3.0

Utilize USB 3.0 storage media for high-speed file transfer and external capture workflows.

Video Standards

Produce video anywhere in the world, with comprehensive support for all common NTSC and PAL video standards.

Waveform and Vectorscope

Calibrate and monitor video signals for broadcast compliance and viewing quality with built-in waveform and vectorscope displays.


Display Outputs

Output video to a projector, monitor, digital signage, videoboard or other external display using one or more supplemental ports.

M/E Output

Output the video mix from one or more M/E buses for simulcasting, sub-mixing, archive, or distribution purposes.

NDI Mix Output

Supply up to four video mix outputs to the network via NDI, allowing other NDI-enabled devices connected to the network to use the signals for input or delivery.

NDI Source Output

Translate select local video sources to NDI and output to the network for use by other NDI-enabled devices throughout your studio, facility, or pipeline.

Program Clean Output

Output a ‘clean’ version of the primary video mix without graphics and text overlays for simulcasting, archive, or distribution purposes.

Program Output

Switch live cameras, play back stored media, apply overlays, and more, then output the composite result as your primary video mix.

Simultaneous Digital/Analog Output

Output video to both analog and digital devices simultaneously with SDI outputs and analog outputs configurable for Component or Composite + Y/C.*TriCaster 8000 and 460 only

Simultaneous HD/SD Output

Output video in both standard and high definition simultaneously with configurable output resolutions.

Simultaneous SDI/IP Output

Output video to local and network destinations at the same time, with video mix outputs configurable for simultaneous SDI and IP video delivery.

Stream Output

Output live streaming video from your production to the Web, with configurable audio and video sources.

Pre- & Post-Production

Animation Store Creator

Generate custom, full-color transitions and animated effects with alpha channel and embedded audio from your own logos and graphics using the included Animation Store Creator application.


Create custom title templates and graphics for your production using the built-in character generator application, LiveText.

Virtual Set Editor

Purchase and install this optional software to customize live virtual set templates, import your own virtual studios created using your choice of design applications, or transform panoramic images into 360-degree virtual environments.


Auto Queue

Optionally enable media designated for sharing to be uploaded and exported to publishing destinations automatically.

File Export

Live export media from your production for local or remote collaboration, delivering to FTP sites, or copying to local or external storage locations, including network servers.

Social Media Export

Login and publish media to popular social media accounts directly from your system, including Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more.


Set new in and out points for video clips you plan to share to change the duration or edit for content.


Add To Playlist

Enable instant, in-show turnaround of captured content, optionally adding recorded clips to DDR playlists for immediate playback.

Export Active Recordings

Designate active recordings for upload and export to social media, FTP, or storage locations.

H.264 Recording

Record your production to H.264 for distribution purposes, with multiple selectable profiles.

M/E Record

Optionally designate one or more M/E buses as capture sources to record specialized sub-mixes or alternate cuts of your video program.

MP3 Audio Recorder

Optionally capture an audio-only recording of any selectable input or output with an independently configurable MP3 audio recorder.

Multi-Channel ISO Recording

Record multiple channels of video to internal, external, or shared storage simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder technology.

Program Record

Record your entire program to a full-resolution video file for upload, archive, or distribution.

QuickTime® Recording

Full-resolution ISO recording to high-quality, multi-platform, application-friendly QuickTime file format, with timecode, for archival use.

Source Record

Optionally designate one or more individual video sources for capture to acquire raw footage from your production.


Delay the broadcast of live productions or video feeds by adding active recordings to the DDR for playback at a later time.



Capture and replay highlights with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, angle selection, and auto-playback action.

Replay Shortcuts

Create basic highlight clips for instant playback and publishing with shortcut commands.

Replay Controller

Add dedicated, single-channel capture, clip marking, and playback control with an optional TimeWarp replay controller.


Live Streaming

Configure and launch live streaming video to the Web, using your choice of connection types, resolutions, and streaming providers, including multiple preset options and custom profile settings.

Stream File Archive

Automatically and independently capture your live stream as a Web-ready video file for archive or upload for on-demand viewing.

Streaming Presets

Use any of a number of default streaming provider presets, including Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, YouTube Live, and more, or configure your own custom connection and designate as a preset.

Web Browser

Connect, test, preview, and monitor your live video stream using the integrated Web Browser.


Mix/Effects Buses

Switch video sub-mixes, create multi-source compositions, produce sophisticated video effects, and configure live virtual sets for delivery to the production switcher or directly to output with multiple mix/effects (M/E) buses.

Mix/Effects Re-Entry

Cascade mix effects and produce incredible layered compositions with every M/E bus including all other M/E buses as available sources.*TriCaster 8000 and 460 only


Apply titles, graphics, animations, and picture-in-picture video to your video program, layering elements over live cameras and other video sources with downstream key (DSK) and upstream key (KEY) channels.

Production Switcher

Mix multiple live cameras and video feeds with stored media, including video clips, still images, graphics, and animations; plus video over IP, layered compositions, and live virtual sets.

Program/Preview Workflow

Sequence and switch between camera angles and other video sources using your choice of transitions, and set up and see the composition of your next shot before you take it live to air.


Configure and preview settings for the switcher or M/Es with sandbox-style control on a discrete bus, then take live or apply across multiple buses with copy-and-paste simplicity.

Total Solution

Compatible NewTek Products

Add to your existing workflow or create an entirely new one, building around your system with a range of seamlessly compatible, software-driven production solutions—including free NDI tools.

Developer Network

Outfit your live production ecosystem with partner solutions from a growing list of companies and developers that have integrated their products with NewTek live production systems through NewTek’s SDK program.

Professional Services

Leverage NewTek’s expertise in video production technology and workflows to support your installation, workflow design, systems engineering, and automation programming, as well as production development, project coordination, on-site training and assistance, and more.


Obtain premium coverage for all areas of your equipment needs, including expert assistance, product replacement, top-priority 24/7 access, and rapid response. Available only in the continental US with restrictions.

SDK Program

Access the tools needed to build applications and products that integrate with and augment NewTek live production systems to serve production needs.


Receive assistance from an experienced, highly trained team of specialists via free phone support, email, and live chat, or utilize online FAQs and knowledge bases for product education and troubleshooting.

Updates, Upgrades, & Trade-Ins

Download and install free system updates, add new or upgrade current capabilities with optional add-ons and premium software, and receive credit towards a new model when trading in your existing hardware.

Video Training

Learn about basic and advanced operation with online training videos, including useful tips, tricks, and more that can make production easier and more efficient.

Virtual Sets

Augmented Reality Effects

Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with augmented reality effects that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements, including Parallax setting for enhanced motion.

Holographic Live Virtual Sets

Create a custom live virtual set from any real-world location, converting panoramic images from a smartphone, DSLR, or point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual environment with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.

Live Virtual Sets

Transform any location into a simulated studio environment, choosing from a variety of included live virtual sets, purchasing ready-made premium sets, or creating and importing your own set designs with the optional Virtual Set Editor software.

LiveSet Technology

Composite live video sources into sophisticated virtual environments with multiple set locations and camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, and optional animated lens flares.

Virtual Cameras

Simulate the effect of having camera operators within your live virtual set, with manual and animated virtual camera control and configurable shot presets


Alpha Channel

Utilize sources with embedded alpha channel transparency for compositing or overlay, or key video and images in real time using integrated LiveMatte technology.

Animated Transitions

Select from a variety of included animation store transitions or create custom transition effects, embedding branding, logos, and other visuals into full-color animated overlays with sound effects.

Border Effects

Create and customize on-screen elements by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Box Effects

Use a variety of included box effects to creatively frame two or more video sources sharing the screen simultaneously.

Full-Motion Composition Engine

Create and store sophisticated compositions and DVE-style motion sequences, with advanced configuration, positioning, keyframing, and effects.*TriCaster 8000 and 460 only


Composite multiple video signals, enable green-screen and matte effects, or configure live virtual sets with integrated real-time chromakeying technology.

Photoshop Blend

Apply any of the standard Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between M/E layers for sophisticated compositing and creative effects.

Real-Time Motion Tracking

Map keyed visuals to follow the motion of on-camera elements, with support for tracking scale, aspect ratio, position, and rotation.*TriCaster 8000 and 460 only

Rendering Engine

Enjoy pristine picture quality with video processing optimized for image sampling, downscaling, and warping.


Apply transitions to your video mix, sub-mixes, and overlays with multiple effects channels and hundreds of industry-standard wipes, dissolves, trajectories, and more.

Warping Effects

Generate animated transitions with sophisticated video effects, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D warping, and transformations.


File Format Interoperability

Work with a wide range of stored media file formats natively and interchangeably, including video, images, graphics, and audio, with optional transcoding to optimize real-time performance.

Media Browser

Use a familiar browser interface to explore and select media, transitions, effects, and live virtual sets from accessible storage locations.

Media Export

Easily convert and export media files from your production, including batch export, with file format preset and destination configurable per asset.

Media Import

Easily import and optionally transcode media assets, including batch import, with files automatically categorized according to type and assigned to the appropriate locations for production use.

Real-Time Production Engine

Simultaneously perform the combined functions of multiple individual components in a single, all-in-one integrated production platform with high-performance system architecture.


Time productions, cue video files, synchronize and log recorded media, and more, using multiple timecode fields and settings.

Ultra-Low Latency

Minimize signal delay in IMAG installations with ultra-low throughput latency, further minimized with video sources genlocked and frame sync disabled on applicable TriCaster systems.

Video Codecs

Download and install free codecs for Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® macOS platforms to enhance media file compatibility between your system and third-party software applications.

Subject to change without notice.

Video Input 12 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
Network Video Input 12 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill
Local Video Input 8 x local video inputs supporting any combination of compatible connections (SDI, Component, Y/C, and Composite), formats, resolutions, and frame rates1

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

1 Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ Support for Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Video Output Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous local and IP delivery
Network Video Output 4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®
Local Video Output 4 x independently configurable local video outputs, with support for up to 10 simultaneous external connections

  • 3 x SDI and/or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
  • 1 x HDMI
Stream Output 1 x streaming video output, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive
Monitor Outputs 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x DVI multiviewer
1 x VGA display output
1 x HDMI display output
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E) 8 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

1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels 4 x DSK channels
Media 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
Keyers Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
COMPs Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configuration and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
Virtual Sets Integrated LiveSet technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included
DataLink 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
Macros Record, store, edit, and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • 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
Recording 9 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology

  • 8 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)2
  • 1 x H.264 distribution video recorder (multiple profiles)

1 x MP3 audio recorder2 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Internal Storage 1 x 3TB internal drive (capacity varies by format, resolution, and file specification)
External Storage Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and integration with network-attached storage
Removable Storage 4 x trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support
Grab Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
Export Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 audio input channel routing, and 4 independent output mixes
Local Audio Input 8 x SDI embedded
8 x AES3/EBU
8 x Balanced XLR stereo pairs (Mic/Line)
Phantom Power Support
Local Audio Output 3 x SDI embedded
2 x AES3/EBU
4 x Balanced XLR stereo pairs
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 support3 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®

3Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
Processing Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Throughput Latency ~1.5-2.0 frames
A/V Standards
  • 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
Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design®SDI tally standard
Genlock Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
GPI Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
MIDI Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
NIC 1 x 1 Gigabit NIC
Control Panel Includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control panel

  • Surface ~ 34.1 x 1.0 x 13.8 in (86.6 x 2.6 x 35.1 cm)
  • Base ~ 34.1 x 2.2 x 12.8 (86.6 x 5.6 x 32.5 cm)
System Physical 4RU chassis with 550W redundant, removable PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 7.0 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 54.6 cm)
  • 44 lbs (~20 kg)

Subject to change without notice.