CasparCG as NDI™ Source

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NewTek workflow expert Kane Peterson takes you through the steps to set up a third party CG application to connect over the network to the TriCaster via NewTek NDI™. Using open source CasparCG, Kane takes you through installing and configuring the application, then acquiring, installing and configuring the NewTek NDI applications that will make this … Read more…

Using TriCaster and ProPresenter to Overlay Lyrics on Video

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Grant Whitehead of Wallfly Streaming shows how ProPresenter on a Mac can be used in conjunction with TriCaster to overlay text on video output, in this case to supply lyrics on an auditorium display for live presentation during services at a house of worship. ProPresenter sends its “Stage Display” direct to the Mac’s Mini Display … Read more…

Controlling PTZOptics Cameras with Rocosoft IPCam on TriCaster

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Paul Richards and Andy Chatfield of PTZOptics demonstrate the latest in IP/Network camera control for operating PTZOptics’ cameras (and other makes of robotic Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras) from TriCaster. The Rocosoft IPCam Controller application also allows for the operator to make use of a connected USB joystick to control PTZ cameras.  Andy concludes with an example of … Read more…

Multiplying TriCaster Inputs With Maevex

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By Ned Soseman Some TriCaster owners have found that an external digital A/V routing switcher, such as the Bright Eye NXT410, is an simple tool to expand physical input limitations. The NXT 410 has 4 SDI inputs, 4 HDMI inputs and outputs SDI or HDMI, all assignable. A/V routers are not the only way to … Read more…

Drawing Live Telestrator Graphics on a TriCaster

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Most people are familiar with “telestrating” from network-level sports production, where it has been in use for many years. The ability to draw on video in real time is the domain of the telestrator, a tool that applies graphics via hardware and software to stills and clips of video. FingerWorks makes a telestrator that operates on … Read more…

Enhance Your Skype Video and Audio with TalkShow

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KeyCode Media’s Michael Kammes very capably provides a thorough tour of NewTek’s TalkShow for enhanced Skype video and audio in live video production in this recent episode of Digital Production Buzz’s Tech Talk.  He also adds a variety of tips for integrating TalkShow into your workflow with TriCaster, with particular attention to ensuring the best … Read more…

How To Add Remote Guests Into A Live Broadcast Using Skype

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“There’s been an enormous explosion in the growth of participatory television.” That is an appropriate lead statement in From Box to Broadcast, a 4-part video tip series created by our friends at Skype in Media orienting producers to the benefits and basics of the Skype TX controller used in NewTek TalkShow. The simplicity of Skype video over the Internet created … Read more…

How To Record TriCaster Network Output On A Server

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Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer Many video producers want to ensure that the content they create is safely backed up at a minimum on two systems. You can address this by using TriCaster’s IP workflow feature, “Network Output,” which sends the output of the TriCaster over the network as MPEG-2 video. A networked computer can … Read more…

How To Connect An iPad into TriCaster using AirPlay

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Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer Tablets are becoming the computing device of choice for many people. They often want to share information and displays from these devices and the desire to get this display into video productions is rising daily.  The operating systems on tablet computers have much tighter security than desktop and laptop computers, … Read more…

How To Input A Laptop Webcam & Mic Into TriCaster

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Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer iVGA and iVGA Pro are examples of the IP workflow offered in NewTek video production products for many years now; both enable a networked computer (Mac or Windows) to act as an input source for a TriCaster on the same LAN.  If you are not familiar with using iVGA Pro … Read more…