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NewTek TC1 Overview

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 SELECT Bundle with Control Paneland Studio I/O Module put together by B&H features the 16-input, 2 RUTriCaster TC1 switcher and a dedicated, two-stripe IP series control panel.


The 2 RU TC1 offers 16 NDI and four SDI inputs, and itallows you to use up to 16 simultaneously in any combination. The NDI inputssupport sources up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps, and the SDI inputs support up to1080p at 59.94 fps. The control panel features a multi-bus configuration thatallows you to independently assign control stripes and features a T-bar and LCDlabel displays.


NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)

Produce professional live and recorded content in SD, HD, orUHD 4K with the NewTek TriCaster TC1. Its 16 potential video sources can beused simultaneously, regardless of resolution. And with NewTek's Network DeviceInterface (NDI), many types of video sources can be connected directly viastandard network infrastructure. The unit itself contains four SDI inputs andoutputs for direct connection of broadcast video and audio sources. HDMI,DisplayPort, and DVI can be used for displaying multiview screens. Embedded audioand local XLR or 1/4" balanced audio can be mixed and manipulated usingthe internal digital audio mixer.


All the performance of the TC1 is available in a compact 2RU form factor which can be secured with other equipment in a standardequipment rack. Control surfaces, monitors, and NDI video converters can bepurchased separately to expand the functionality of the TC1. Whetherbroadcasting sports, talk shows, concerts, worship services, or anything else,the TriCaster TC1 is a solid center point with which to bring together yourbroadcast infrastructure.


Quick Features

Native software-driven processing, for increased productionpower and flexibility.

Comprehensive camera coverage and multi-source video mixing,including 16 external inputs and four M/E buses.

Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and liveediting without any additional hardware.

Multichannel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime andH.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archival.

General Features

UHD 4K Support

Produce programs, performances, events, and live sports inUHD (Ultra High-Definition) 4K resolution with support for native 2160p videoat 60 fps. TriCaster TC1 allows you to switch, stream, and record UHD videowithout compromising the frame rate or the number of available inputs.

Built-In Video Servers

No decks needed—just add your files with two built-in videoservers for on-demand and automated playback, including auto-advancingplaylists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more.With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectabletransitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to cue from yourstored media.

Multi-Source Video Mixing

With 36 source channels, including 16 external inputs, youcan easily create 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.

Multichannel Skype

Conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest,anywhere in the world, with the TriCaster TC1's direct Skype TX software integration.The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-timeinteraction with broadcast quality video and balanced audio, allowing you topresent production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, andmore—regardless of the caller's device.

Recording and Replay

Capture different angles and record multiple channels offull-resolution video to QuickTime or H.264 files. From archiving the mastercut for your content library, to ingesting the raw camera footage forpost-production, to caching production extras and presentation materials foron-demand—even capturing real-time highlights for instant replay—the TriCasterTC1 easily handles the work of multiple professional decks without the addedexpense.

Dual-Channel Live Streaming

Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, includinguser-friendly presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch,YouTube Live, and more. With two streaming encoders included, you can easilydeliver platform-specific content while opening new sponsorship and revenueopportunities.

Social Media Integration

Share real-time updates and on-demand content across yoursocial media accounts, uploading images and video directly to Facebook, Imgur,LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more—complete with comments andhashtags. Plus, with integrated DataLink, you can add posts and photos fromyour social networks in on-screen graphics, for a truly interactive experience.

Multiple Control Options

With software-based control, a choice of two separatelyavailable companion control panels, and optional web-based interface, theTriCaster TC1 is designed to suit the operator and environment for nearly anyproduction.

Live Sound Experience

Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audiointegration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital,analog, and network audio, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, TalkBack communication, and 4x4x4 channel routing to four audio mix outputs.

Macro Automation

Increase efficiency and productivity with a comprehensivemacro automation system that allows you to record, store, edit, and automateyour favorite settings and custom command sequences. You can even choose to runmacros manually from any combination of compatible control interfaces—or setthe TriCaster TC1 to perform actions automatically.

Creative Elements

Consider the screen a blank canvas and unleash your innerartist with multi-bus mix effects, zero-latency video re-entry, real-timeanimated titles, data-driven graphics, custom animated transitions, afull-motion composition engine, and more.

Real-Time Monitoring and Multiviewers

See everything happening during your production with fullyadjustable single-screen or multi-screen monitoring. With three customizablemultiviewers, configurable windows and workspace layouts, operator confidencemonitors, visual indicators, scopes, and more, you can easily personalize theTriCaster TC1 environment to your preference.

Video Tools

Perfect your presentation with configurable color correctiontools, 3D object positioning, and smooth-edge cropping. Apply Picture inPicture effects with optional borders. Use key and fill to produce newcomposite scenes from different foreground and background elements. Even maplive video to moving props and set pieces with real-time motion tracking.

Live Chroma Key

With NewTek's powerful LiveMatte technology built into everysource channel and M/E, you have 40 fully configurable keyers to createcomposite scenes from live video, graphics, and virtual sets for reports,presentations, demonstrations, and more.

Built-In Virtual Sets

Save on studio and set expenses without sacrificingproduction value. With integrated LiveSet technology, the TriCaster TC1 cantransport your talent into professionally designed virtual environments,complete with multiple angles, virtual camera movements, real-time reflections,specular highlights, animated lens flares, and stunning augmented realityeffects. Select from more than 30 included virtual sets, purchase your choiceof premium ready-made sets, or create endless custom environments with theseparately available optional Virtual Set Editor software.

Other Features

Apple AirPlay

Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devicesvia Apple AirPlay

Video Output

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

Stream Outputs

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


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


Record, store, edit, and automate commands anduser-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, includingaudio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions

Supports control via web-based interface

Frame Grab

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


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

Audio Mixer

Integrated multichannel audio mixer with support forquad-channel audio, DSPs, and 4x4x4 audio input routing

Network Audio

Native support for network audio input and output via NDI

Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output videosignals

Integrated support for Dante networking protocol fromAudinate (requires separately available Dante Virtual Soundcard license fromAudinate)

Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers(requires separately available third-party virtual sound card license)

Wide Media File Format Support

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optionaltranscoding, 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


Support for up to three multiviewer displays withconfigurable workspaces and viewports

Signal Analysis

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

NewTek IP Series 2-Stripe Control Panel for TriCaster TC1

The IP Series 2-Stripe Control Panel from NewTek is designedfor use with the TriCaster TC1. It features IP-based connectivity, with supportfor multi-engine control over the network. It is a multi-bus operation withindependently assignable control stripes. It has precision controls for experthandling of real-time video operations. Furthermore, the panel features practicallighting, variable T-bar illumination, and LCD label displays.


Key Features

Intuitive layout mapped to the NewTek IP series video mixengine user interface

IP-based connectivity, with support for multi-engine controlover the network

Responsive, multi-bus operation with independentlyassignable control stripes

Practical lighting, variable T-bar illumination, and LCDlabel displays

Precision controls for expert handling of real-time videooperations


Inputs    Supports anycombination of up to 16 simultaneous inputs of SDI or NDI at up to UHD 4K at59.94 fps.


16 x NDI


1 x Stereo Balanced XLR Line Input

3 x Stereo Balanced TRS Line Input

Resolution Support          Built-InSD/HD/3G-SDI:

1080p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94

1080i 50/59.94

720p 23.976/24/25/29.97/50/59.94




NDI: Up to UHD 4K at 59.94 fps

Outputs NDI(Configurable for 4 mix outputs or 1 UHD 4K output)

4 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI (configurable for 4 mix outputs, or 1UHD 4K output via quad-link 3G-SDI)

1 x DVI (User Interface with Multiviewer)

1 x HDMI (Multiviewer)

1 x DisplayPort (Multiviewer)

1 x 1/4" TRS, Headphone

Other I/O             1x BNC, Genlock

1 x HD15 GPI, Tally

2 x RJ-45, Gigabit Ethernet

6 x USB 3.0 Type-A

2 x USB 2.0 Type-A

1 x eSATA

1 x PS/2

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

Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Standards            Video:SMPTE 2036, SMPTE 424M (level A), SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, ITU-R BT.656

Audio: SMPTE RP-155

Latency 1-1.5 Frames

Mix / Effect Buses            4x M/E Buses Supporting Video Re-Entry:

   1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with supportfor up to 4 sources

   4 x Key layers per bus

   9 x Memory slots per bus


1 x Previz configuration and preview bus

DSK        4 x DSKChannels

Media    5 x MediaPlayers:

   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 ormedia, depending on function)

Keyers   16 x InputKeyers

4 x Media Player Keyers

4 x M/E Keyers

1 x Previz Keyer

15 x Buffer Keyers

Recording            12x Configurable Channels via IsoCorder Technology:

   4 x QuickTime Archival Video Recorders (XDCAMHD Compatible, 4:2:2 Encoding with 24-Bit Audio and Timecode)

   8 x H.264 Distribution Video Recorders(Multiple Profiles)

   1 x MP3 Audio Recorder

PTZ         Support forup to 8 simultaneous pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and networkprotocols, including RS-232, RS-422, and IP, with integrated controls andpreset system


Storage 2 x 3 TB HDD

System Drive       120GB SSD

Power Supply      400 W


Dimensions         19 x3.5 x 19.6" / 48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm (with rack ears attached)

Rackmount: 2 RU

Weight  Not Specifiedby Manufacturer

Packaging Info

Package Weight 40 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)               28.2x 25.3 x 12.7"

NewTek TriCaster TC1 (2 RU)

Power Cord

Limited 1-Year Warranty

NewTek IP Series 2-Stripe Control Panel for TriCaster TC1

Limited 1-Year Warranty

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