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…

Drones: Resources for Rules and Best Practices

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The video capabilities of small unmanned aircraft, popularly called drones, have reached a point where they are of major interest for adding additional shot angles for nearly any type of video production. While the craft offer breathtaking views of outdoor events, they can also provide alternate (and mobile) angles for productions taking place inside reasonably … 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…

Panasonic PTZ Camera and TriCaster

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This video, shot in Panasonic’s Solutions Centre in the UK, is a demonstration of how Panasonic model AW-HE130 and AW-HE40 remote control PTZ cameras can be used in conjunction with NewTek TriCaster. The connection between these products provides a variety of opportunities with regard to the control and output of the Panasonic models. The TriCaster … Read more…

Changing Title Defaults in TriCaster

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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…

Teradek Network Input to TriCaster

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NewTek Developer Network participant Teradek provides a free Stream Reader plugin for TriCaster which allows integration with their encoder units, including Teradek Cube. With this free plugin, TriCasters operating with Standard Edition or Advanced Edition 3-2 and earlier can receive video streams from Teradek encoders for live production. In this video tutorial, Teradek Support shows … Read more…