2-Minute Tutorial: Connecting a Webcam to an IP Workflow with NewTek Connect Pro

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  In previous tutorials, we’ve seen how to set up NewTek Connect Pro to serve pre-recorded videos to production systems as NDI sources. NewTek Connect Pro can also serve other video sources available to the host system on which it is running, including webcams that may be built-in or attached.     To engage a … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek Connect Pro Playback with Alpha Channel

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NewTek™ Connect Pro can supply up to four videos at a time as NDI™ sources over the network. The video capability natively supports alpha channels in the videos. Here’s how this is used. For this tutorial, the NewTek Connect Pro operator has four videos loaded, as we learned how to do here. In the video … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek™ Connect Pro Synchronized 4-Channel Playback

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Another trick that TriCaster™ Advanced Edition and NewTek™ Connect Pro have up their sleeves is the ability to automatically play a set of videos in synchronization. For this tutorial, the NewTek Connect Pro operator would have four videos loaded, as we learned how to do here. If you have already been working for a while … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: NewTek™ Connect Pro Automatic Playback Over the IP Video Network

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In a previous Tip entry, 2-Minute Tutorial: How to Set Up NewTek™ Connect Pro for Media Playback, we showed how to set up NewTek Connect Pro and add its outputs to a switcher’s inputs. NewTek Connect Pro can be a source for any NDI-enabled production switcher, but there are some additional advantages when you use … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Switch Multiple Live Video Layers

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  Delegation is the act of selecting what the main T-Bar on your TriCaster Control Surface or UI is going to control.  The process is very simple. Your resources such as inputs, downstream keyers, buffers, etc., all have representations on the UI, and most of those UI sections include a thumbnail monitor.  You can delegate … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Update Titles Dynamically

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Have you ever brought up a wrong title while doing a live show? It’s embarrassing and it is something none of us really want to have to experience. With TriCaster Advanced Edition, you never have to experience that because your titles can be dynamically driven by the many different DataLink variables Advanced Edition software makes … Read more…

2 Minute Tutorial: Making a Countdown

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  When you are going to stream live with your TriCaster, it is desirable to put up a countdown so people know they are connected to the stream, it is working, and when your event will start. TriCaster Advanced Edition makes this easy. We can use DataLink along with the TriCaster production clock to accomplish … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Customize a Virtual Set with Augmented Reality

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When we work with TriCaster Advanced Edition, we can work with powerful Mix/Effects buses or M/Es, that allow a technical director to assemble a sequence of operations including switching between live inputs, rolling pre-recorded content, engaging LiveSet virtual sets and moving a virtual camera camera within them, and integrating still and motion graphics with all … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Live Graphics Animation with the Composition Window

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In this tutorial, we demonstrate how to do some basic animation with composition presets. The composition (or “comping”) window is a set of 16 presets that allows you to setup the camera position, the downstream keyers or the keyers inside of an M/E and even layer position, and then transition between these presets. TriCaster’s composition … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Undo in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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  When we work with software such as a word processor we are used to having an undo button. This allows us to undo our recent actions and correct mistakes or revise our approach very quickly.  This is not something we are used to seeing in a live production switcher, but TriCaster Advanced Edition adds … Read more…