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TriCaster TC1


  • 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


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Complete Production. Like Never Before.

The most complete production system available today, TriCaster TC1 represents the continued innovation of the iconic product that defined an industry. Designed with the way you work in mind and equipped with hundreds of advanced production capabilities, it has everything you need to do video your way today—and tomorrow.

    • 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
    • Multi-Source Video Mixing

      Viewers have their choice of devices. You should have options, too. With 36 source channels, including 16 external inputs, you can easily create compelling content using any combination of compatible video sources, including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and PTZ cameras, mobile devices, Skype TX video calls, computers, gaming systems, streaming media, video files, graphics, images, animations and more.

      Your Workflow. Interconnected.

      You don’t work in a silo. Neither should your equipment. With native integration of NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, TriCaster TC1 connects to the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry right out of the box, networking seamlessly with compatible products from hundreds of manufacturers and developers.

Live Sound Experience

Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audio integration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital, analog, and USB audio devices, audio over IP networking with NDI®, Dante, and AES67, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, Talk Back communication, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing to four audio mix outputs.

Dante and AES67 require compatible virtual sound card licenses (sold separately)

Complete Production

Engineered with a purpose and built with a commitment to ensuring you have everything you need to create amazing productions, NewTek live production systems provide the most comprehensive set of tools and capabilities for modern workflows and the most value for your investment of any video solution.

See why they are the most complete video production systems on the planet.

Features and capabilities as described refer to TriCaster® TC1 and NewTek IP Series Video Mix Engine functionality and are subject to change without notice. For more detailed information regarding features and capabilities for these and other NewTek live production systems.

What’s New in Live Production Systems



Native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production.

4K UHD Workflow

Support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching, streaming, recording, and delivery, including file playback, graphics, and mix effects.


7-Band Equalizer

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


Support for the AES67 networking protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.* Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)

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.

Multiviewer Volume SlidersNEW

Optionally manage audio levels from the viewports of the multiviewer, with volume control sliders built into the on-screen VU meters.

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 Back

Communicate behind the scenes with connected listeners via headset with built-in Talk Back function.

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.


Support for professional USB audio devices via compatible WDM audio drivers.

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.

Buffer ControlsNEW

Manage buffer configuration quickly and easily with an icon-based control scheme comprised of individual, interactive buttons for configuration, asset management, title editing, and unloading.

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.

Configuration Menu Grouping and NestingNEW

Access and manage the configurable elements of any input source more efficiently, with tab-based grouping of related functions and the ability to expand or collapse menus as needed.

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.

Input Grouping

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

Intelligent Configuration PanelsNEW

Save time during setup with context-sensitive configuration panels that include all applicable controls, automatically store designated settings, and dynamically update as you cycle through different input and source types.

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


Configure and store preferred settings, playlists, control states, and more, with a comprehensive preset system.

NDI Access Manager

Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI video sources on your system and your network to organize and secure your workflow.


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.

COMP Panel ControlNEW

Access, assign, and apply COMP presets directly from the configuration panel of any M/E bus.

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.

Playlist Panel ControlNEW

Access the active playlist and control panel for any media player directly from the configuration panel.

Touchscreen SupportNEW

Optionally connect a compatible touchscreen display to interact with the user interface and perform live production functions using simple, familiar touch gestures.

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.


Data PresetsNEW

Store frequently used text and images as easily accessible presets to accelerate graphics production and live titling workflows.

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.



Industry-standard SDI input and output connectivity with support for 3G, HD, and SD video formats.

Camera Settings and ControlNEW

Manage settings for connected cameras as supported, to include focus, iris, and white balance, plus access and operate PTZ controls for applicable sources, directly from the configuration panel.

Device WebpageNEW

Access the discrete device webpage served by any applicable input source (such as the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera) directly from its input configuration panel.


Synchronize the timing with other equipment in your production environment using an external reference signal.

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.

PTZ CapacityNEW

Enjoy the capacity and flexibility to assign a different PTZ camera to any and every external source available on your system, including up to 16 simultaneous on TriCaster TC1 and 44 simultaneous on the NewTek IP Series Video Mix Engine.

Rackmount Chassis

Industry-standard rackmount chassis Integrates into any professional production environment, setup, or workflow.

Router Support

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

Skype TX

Conduct a live Skype® video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with studio-grade Skype TX software integration.


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


Multi-Engine Workflow*NEW

Quickly and seamlessly switch over the NewTek IP Series 4-Stripe Control Panel or 2-Stripe Control to operate another Video Mix Engine on the network as part of a multi-engine workflow.*Exclusive to NewTek IP Series

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.


Adaptive MonitoringNEW

Maximize your screen usage with smart workspaces that automatically adjust the size and layout of multiviewer windows according to your user interface configuration and the available space on your display.


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 dedicated multiviewer displays.

NDI Test Patterns

Send and receive reference signals across the network via NDI to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration.

NDI Studio Monitor

View NDI video sources on your system or anywhere on the network from a dedicated window on a compatible computer or device, or designate for display using an array of configuration and control options.

Player MonitoringNEW

Designate the multiviewer window for a DDR to display the thumbnail frame used for playlist identification, or the first frame of the cued video file.

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.

Sports Title TemplatesNEW

Choose from a variety of live title templates designed to enhance sports productions, including scoreboard graphics with integrated DataLink fields for input of real-time scoring and game clock data.

Title ExportNEW

Open any title template, edit to preference, then export the completed asset as a new file available for immediate production use, sharing, or adding to your content library.


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.

Notifications Activity CenterNEW

Keep close tabs on system activity, including file imports, routine notifications, and error messages, and perform select related functions with a convenient in-session panel.

Notifications CounterNEW

Easily determine the presence and number of new system notifications with a convenient counter badge for the dashboard icon.

Notifications PriorityNEW

Readily identify the urgency of system notifications and level of action required with a color-coded priority system for the dashboard icon.

Redundant Power

Safeguard system availability with redundant, removable power supplies included with 3RU system hardware configurations.


Launch your session in any of the supported interlaced or progressive scan resolutions and frame rates, including 4K UHD, 3G, 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.


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.


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 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.

External RecordersNEW

Optionally capture up to 8 external NDI® sources over the network to local storage media as H.264 media files.

H.264 Recording

Optionally enable multi-channel H.264 recording 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 Recording

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.


External Replay ClipsNEW

Optionally add real-time video clips captured from external NDI® sources to DDRs for playback and replay.


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.


Dual-Channel Live Streaming

Configure and launch live streaming video to the Web with two built-in streaming encoders supporting 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.


Express ModeNEW

Collapse the default panes of the user interface in favor of single-stripe switcher, expanded multiviewer, and streamlined workflow supporting automatic transitions, intuitive DSK delegation and application, and enhanced touchscreen operation.

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.


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.

Source SwitchingNEW

Optionally select and switch between live sources by clicking or tapping on the viewport of the desired source in the multiviewer, rather than pressing switcher buttons.

Total Solution

Compatible NewTek Products

Add to your existing workflow or create an entirely new one, building around your NewTek live production 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.

NewTek Premium Access

Gain access to new technologies and premium tools, activate exclusive features and capabilities, and enjoy continuous upgrades with the latest innovations and enhancements for your system with the optional NewTek Premium Access subscription plan.


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.

LiveMatte ProNEW

Composite multiple video signals, enable green-screen and matte effects, or configure live virtual sets with pristine quality, using the most advanced version of NewTek’s powerful real-time chromakeying technology to date.

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.

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.

NDI Connect

Access video sources connected to a compatible workstation across the network via NDI, including capture cards, audio cards, webcams, and more.

NDI for Adobe® Creative Cloud®

Receive content directly from the timeline of any compatible Adobe Creative Cloud application, delivered via NDI from any computer on your network for use as a live video input source.

NDI IsoCorder

Expand recording capabilities incrementally, capturing NDI video sources across the network using a compatible workstation.

NDI Scan Converter

Receive the entire full-screen display, any combination of windows, applications, players, and webcams, or a specific region of interest from any computer on your network via NDI for live video input.

NDI VLC Plugin

Receive input from VLC media player running on a host computer across the network via NDI and use as a switchable video source.

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, approximately between 1 and 2 frames, further minimized with video sources genlocked and frame sync disabled.

Video Codecs

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

Subject to change without notice.

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NewTek TriCaster TC1 Backplane (3RU)

Technical Specifications

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

1Optionally 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

2Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ Support for up to 16 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
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

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

Keyers 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
COMPs Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations 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 12 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3
  • 8 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder

3 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Storage 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 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 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

4Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

5Requires third-party virtual sound card license (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
Monitoring Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports
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 ~1.0-1.5 frames
A/V Standards
  • 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 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
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
System Drive 120GB SSD
NIC 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 fail-safe

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

Subject to change without notice.

Professional control for modern production.

With TriCaster TC1, you have your choice of companion control panels to suit your workflow, environment, and budget. The TriCaster TC1LP and TC1SP control panels are expertly engineered to combine the comprehensive functionality, precision controls, premium hardware mechanics, and ergonomic design that operators need, with modern styling that appeals to clients and executives.


Technical Specifications

TriCaster TC1LP Control Panel TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel
Stripes 2 x panel stripes 1.5 x panel stripes
Source Buttons 24 x switcher source buttons
24 x M/E source buttons
14 x switcher source buttons
11 x M/E source buttons
Joystick 1 x multi-mode joystick (3-axis) 1 x multi-mode joystick (3-axis)
T-Bar 2 x multi-mode T-Bars 1 x multi-mode T-Bar
Connectivity 1 Gigabit NIC USB
Physical TriCaster TC1LP chassis with 25W PSU
34.69 x 13.96 x 5.47 in (88.11 x 35.46 x 13.9 cm)
TriCaster TC1SP chassis
23.31 x 12.01 x 5.28 in (59.2 x 30.51 x 13.41 cm)