NewsMaker Systems NewsCaster and TriCaster Workflow Overview


The good folks at NewsMaker Systems have shared a video tutorial on how NewsCaster works with TriCaster and LiveText. For this overview, the demonstrator shows how NewsCaster works in tandem with the newsroom production system, in this case, AP ENPS 7 software. The principles would be the same with any of this class of products. … Read more…

Changing Title Defaults in TriCaster


A common task in pre-production is to test a number of styles for the onscreen text and graphics. A convenience for such testing is the ability to have desired text and a logo graphic in place as you switch between style templates, and this can be accomplished with the Datalink key defaults available in TriCaster … Read more…

Quick “Getting Started” with LiveText


Stephen Heywood of TheTechBuzz offers a quick tutorial on how to make a lower third in NewTek’s LiveText CG 2 graphics and character generator, and make it available for use at broadcast time in TriCaster. The tutorial gives a good sense of how quick an easy it is to make professional quality graphics and text … Read more…

Multiplying TriCaster Inputs With Maevex


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…

iPAD MIDI Control for LiveText


by Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer Wouldn’t it be great if you could control LiveText from your iPad like you can with your TriCaster? With the correct combination of software, it’s possible! Requirements: LiveText v2.x rtpMIDI: download it from this link. TouchOSC, download from the iTunes store. Bome’s MIDI Translator Classic: LiveTextMIDIControl ZIP file – … Read more…

Update Video Titles with DataLink [TriCaster Advanced Edition]


NewTek’s master of training, Don Ballance, shares how to drive a title template using a DataLink variable, just one example of the new data-driven graphics capabilities in TriCaster Advanced Edition. Learn more: TriCaster Advanced Edition Free comprehensive training: Learning Resources

MIDI Control for TriCaster or 3Play Using Windows


By Kane Peterson, NewTek Workflow Engineer TriCaster and 3Play support the use of MIDI devices as additional controllers. Among other uses, MIDI devices can trigger scripts made up of sequences of one or more TriCaster and/or 3Play commands. These scripts are called “macros,” and this article will describe how to set up a Windows PC … Read more…

Make Your Corporate Webcast Look Like Network TV with LiveText CG

Full screen show & episode ID from TWiG (This Week in Google), which is webcast live and is also available as a subscribable video podcast.

by Allan Tépper Beyond audio and video quality (which I frequently cover in other tech articles, product reviews, and white papers), one critical —yet often forgotten— detail when choosing video systems for live production is the character generator. Like a mic flag, your CG conveys both information and your brand. In fact, whenever I see … Read more…