NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4

Compact, all-in-one multimedia solution

NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4

Compact, all-in-one multimedia solution

SKU: TCMiniHD4MS

Cat no: 15465

  • Designed for do-it-yourself live video
  • Hundreds of built-in capabilities for switching, streaming, recording and publishing
  • Essential hardware and storage (750 GB) for streamlined workflows
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Estimated Delivery 2 to 3 days

£5,028.00 (ex vat) £6,033.60 (incl vat)

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NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4

From the office, an event, or from anywhere... with TriCaster Mini, anyone using everyday camcorders can create and publish great video content in minutes, stream it live, and make even the smallest presentation captivate audiences like network-style TV.

You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio, lug any complicated equipment around, or use expensive professional cameras to make great content quickly and stream it live in minutes. With everyday camcorders and TriCaster Mini, anyone can make a show with professional results.

  • Create your own great multimedia content
  • Fast, straightforward, and easy to set up
  • All-in-one studio-style system
  • Most-complete creative toolset available
  • Sized to make and stream content from anywhere
  • No need for professional crews or expensive equipment

Nowhere else will you find another solution that includes a complete suite of tools for creativity, control, and content publishing, all in one turnkey package. Just plug in some cameras, a mouse and a keyboard, and you can turn the smallest productions into engaging video content and stream it live in minutes, in the office or on the go.

  • Go-anywhere size & shape
  • Easy A/V connections for simple setup
  • Capture live video
  • Mix different visual sources
  • Overlay graphics, charts, titles, animations
  • Add a presentation
  • Key out solid backgrounds and simulate a set
  • Webcast programs on a live video stream
  • Have guest speakers call in from their webcams
  • Record everything so people can watch it on-demand

How it works - No matter how simple or sophisticated your vision - or your skill level - TriCaster Mini’s complete creative toolset allows you to work with the media content you want, mix it into a production you design, and deliver it to the audiences you serve.

  • Use up to four HDMI camcorders for live, on-camera action
  • Plug in a microphone, or a small audio mixer if you want multiple mics
  • Include your own video clips, graphics, music and sound files
  • Capture a computer screen, video call, or files from an AirPlay device
  • Mix your files and sources in real-time with the TriCaster Mini software
  • Output live video to display, projection, live stream, social media
  • Save the final production to disk for later viewing
  • Record all the camera feeds so you can edit the program later

 

























INTEGRATION FEATURES

HDMI Connectivity - Plug-and-play input of up to four, everyday HDMI camcorders to producelive video with professional-quality results.

Network In - Access virtually limitless video sources and content applications from 2 livenetwork inputs, with the ability to connect to networked computers, iOSdevices, cloud-based media, IP cameras, streaming servers and more.

Audio Mixer - Full-featured audio mixing, with sophisticated routing, customization, controland flexibility—and without the investment in scores of external hardware.

CREATIVE TOOLS
4 M/E Banks - Expand creative possibilities for your production. In Mix mode, M/Es can useprogram/preview transitions and overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. InEffect mode, create multiple video layers for real-time compositing, ortransform your green screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.

TransWarp effects engine - The most powerful integrated effects engine available in live productiondelivers full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embeddedaudio, real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations withTransWarp effects and motion overlays.

Virtual Sets - Next-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-stylepresentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.

Holographic Virtual Sets - Create a customized virtual environment from any real-world location bytransforming panoramic images taken with your smartphone, DSLR or pointand-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual set (VSE 2.5 required).

Buffers - Access up to 15 additional graphics and title sources – instantly – during liveproduction, with integrated multiviewer, title editing and presets. Buffers arealso shareable across the network for watch folder application (real-time editand update of content).

VERSATILE OUTPUT
Social Media Publishing - Real-time publishing links you with your social networks – like Facebook,Twitter, and YouTube – so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly.

FTP & File Copy - Duplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and externaldistribution.

Live Streaming - Encode and broadcast A/V output to the Web during production, with CDNpresets and one-button live streaming.

Recording - Capture full-length live production, source footage, or clips for live playbackat full resolution, replacing decks or media servers dedicated to recording.

Network Out - Send an A/V output signal over the network to another TriCaster orsupported third-party applications for display, rebroadcast or encoding.

ON-AIR OPERATION
16-Channel Switcher - 16 switcher channels with 6 external sources, 6 internal sources, and 4 M/Ebuses.

Macros - Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplifycomplex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, thentrigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action, MIDI button orgesture-based onscreen hotspots.

Flexible Control - Breakout live production control to any number of supported devices,including TriCaster control surfaces, Avid Artist Mix audio consoles, MIDIcontrollers (including smart devices with MIDI apps)—and let talent triggerautomated sequences with on-camera hot spots.

Hot Spots - Turn on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent triggermacros with live motion - even run your one-person show from in front of thecamera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action sequencehappens automatically.

Remote Camera Control - Control robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras directly from the User Interface,including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris, plus position presets withthumbnail preview to set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.


Product Specification

 

Switcher Channels

16 - 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses

Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate

  • Per-input scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
  • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
Network Sources

2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel

  • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, 410 or Mini; 3Play 4800, 440 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
Robotic Camera Support

Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with native preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris

Media

5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers

Buffers

15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets

  • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending mode effects

  • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
  • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
Macros

Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation

  • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
  • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
  • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play
Downstream Keyers

2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects

Effects and Transitions

Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

  • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
  • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphic
Virtual Sets

30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights

  • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
  • Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
  • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
Holographic Live Virtual Sets

Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images

  • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
Hotspots

Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control

Video Output

Configurable for up to 6 output connections (plus Case Display**), with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

  • 2 x HDMI (primary)
  • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for driving displays or projectors
  • Network output for live streaming
  • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
Recording*

Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
  • Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
  • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
TriCaster Mini HD-4i:
Standalone recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels to internal storage (see Recording Capacity for more details)

TriCaster Mini HD-4:
Standalone recording of up to 2 simultaneous channels to internal storage (see Recording Capacity for more details)
Recording Capacity*

Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or other supported storage configurations

  • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
TriCaster Mini HD-4i:
2 x 750GB internal drives
  • Supports standalone recording of up to 4 channels simultaneously
  • Accommodates a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
TriCaster Mini HD-4:
1 x 750GB internal drive only
  • Supports standalone recording of up to 2 channels simultaneously; up to 4 channels with external drive attached (not included)
  • Accommodates a total of ~15 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
Grab

Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations

Media Publishing

Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers

Live Streaming

HD live streaming with simultaneous archive

  • Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
  • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser 
Audio Inputs

4 HDMI Embedded
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line

Audio Outputs

2 HDMI Embedded
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
1/4” (6.35mm) stereo headphone jack

Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, record, stream and headphones, with support for Master and Aux output mixes

  • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
  • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
  • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
  • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
  • Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface
Supported Session Formats
  • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p
  • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 480/60p; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/50p
Playback Media Formats

AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)

Export Media Formats

Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more

Post Production

NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility

Monitoring

DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays

  • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
  • UI video windows freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
  • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per UI video window
  • Integrated case display** (source or output monitor only; external monitor required for user interface)
Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709

Session Management

Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions

Latency

Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames

Processing

Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

MIDI Control

Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros

Case Display**

TriCaster Mini HD-4i:
7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (source or output only; external monitor required for user interface)

TriCaster Mini HD-4:
Case display not available

Built-In WiFi

Supports wireless connection to local network for streaming, publishing and networking with external devices

  • 802.11ac WiFi standard
Built-In Bluetooth

Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology

System Physical
  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)
  • Multi-tiered software fail-safe
  • Included cable retention bracket may double as handle

Subject to change without notice.
*Recording and recording capacity specifications vary between models.
**Case display not available on all models.

  • Retention Bracket
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £113.03 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £213.03 £113.03 £100.00 £6,881.77
48 £233.74 £133.74 £100.00 £6,519.75
36 £268.84 £168.84 £100.00 £6,178.25
24 £338.73 £238.73 £100.00 £5,829.51
12 £548.15 £448.15 £100.00 £5,477.75

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit photolease.co.uk for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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