2-Minute Tutorial: Using the Interface MultiViewer in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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 TriCaster Advanced Edition offers an extensive set of multiviewer capabilities both on the main User Interface (UI) and on a second monitor. See how these can be configured to best fit your workflow, including quick changes when you need to be nimble during live productions.     The UI Multiviewer can be configured using the … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: TriCaster Advanced Edition Replay

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TriCaster Advanced Edition has added replay functionality that boosts your TriCaster’s capabilities in sports production workflows. In this video, you’ll see how to set up and operate the Replay functions in order to produce a quick replay from one of your cameras. We hope this video is helpful to you, and if you have suggestions … Read more…

Bring Your Video Archives Online With A Media Server

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A recent article for WorshipTechDirector.com by Tim Dougherty, Senior Solutions Engineer with Wowza™ Media Systems, offers insight about the value of adding a media server for houses of worship. His counsel also applies to government, media, educational, corporate, and nonprofit organizations that regularly create content from live presentations and events. Houses of worship that include … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: Using Capture Cards with NewTek™ Connect Pro

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  Another ability of NewTek™ Connect Pro is that the application can work with any compatible capture card installed on or attached to the host system. Just as with video content that may be on the system, NewTek Connect Pro is able to make the output of the capture cards available on the network as … 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…

Introduction to TriCaster Macros and Automation

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  In this video, Don Ballance introduces TriCaster Advanced Edition automation capabilities, teaching you how to create macros that enable you to repeat both simple and complex operation sequences at a single keypress. Becoming fluent in the language of creating and using macros allows users to harness the true production power available at their fingertips … 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…

VLC Media Player and NewTek NDI VLC Plugin

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These days one can very easily end up with a lot of media content in a lot of formats. Making that content conveniently available to your productions is something that NewTek NDI can help with, particularly in conjunction with a free utility called VLC Media Player for Windows, from VideoLan. VLC can play pretty much … Read more…

IP Workflows: Understanding Mezzanine Compression

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Jim DeFillipis took time in his blog a while back to explain one of the many phrases that frequently comes into the conversation about IP workflow: mezzanine video compression.  HD and 4K video signals are huge amounts of data, and the trick to IP transport of video is how to compress the signal with minimal … Read more…