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…

2-Minute Tutorial: Media Player Editing Tools

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  Don takes a look at more of the editing capabilities now available in media players in TriCaster Advanced Edition.   A previous tutorial covered a number of controls to adjust clips on the tool bar at bottom of the media player, including setting in and out points (those controls are enclosed in the red … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Setting Up Switcher Inputs in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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In this edition, Don shows how to set up the inputs on your TriCaster Switcher UI using TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI. Your TriCaster system is a combination of literal hardware and metaphorical hardware. The literal hardware includes the physical inputs on the system for attaching cameras and input devices, and the physical outputs to … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Live Video Editing Inside TriCaster Advanced Edition Media Players

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In this episode, NewTek’s Master Trainer Don Ballance brings you a 2-minute tutorial featuring TriCaster Advanced Edition’s capabilities for editing inside the media players.  For this video, we will be editing inside the DDR, specifically.   First of all, you can click on any particular clip in the DDR and then scrub through that clip … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Automatic Video Playback in TriCaster

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Here’s a 2-minute tutorial about the Autoplay functions in the media players inside TriCaster. TriCaster features a lot of different types of media players that feature a lot of controls. Let’s look at two of these controls very quickly. The first control is the Autoplay control and it is found on the left side, bottom … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Move a Virtual Camera in TriCaster Virtual Sets

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In an earlier 2-Minute Tutorial video, Don Ballance showed you how to set up a TriCaster Advanced Edition LiveSet virtual set in a Mix/Effects (M/E) bus. While one requirement of virtual sets is that we are always working with a locked down camera that never moves, TriCaster Advanced Edition provides the ability to do “virtual” camera … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: How to Setup A Virtual Set on TriCaster

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In this 2-minute tutorial, Don Ballance shows you how to very quickly set up a virtual environment (TriCaster LiveSet) inside of a Mix/Effects (M/E) bus using TriCaster Advanced Edition with NDI.  Current TriCasters models come with either four or eight multiple M/E buses, where we setup our virtual sets. Each M/E can house a different … Read more…