2-Minute Tutorial: TriCaster Advanced Edition IsoCorder Capabilities Overview

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  TriCaster Advanced Edition includes the capability to iso-record up to four streams of input and output. This IsoCorder function is tied to the hardware, the actual physical video connectors for in and out. In the switcher UI we can observe that the software virtual channels are labeled Input and numbered either 1-8 or 1-12, … Read more…

2-Minute Tutorial: TriCaster Advanced Edition: Intro to Media Player “Show on Program”

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TriCaster Advanced Edition includes new replay functionality that boosts your TriCaster’s capabilities in sports production workflows. This video builds on two of our previous tutorials: 2-Minute Tutorial: TriCaster Advanced Edition Replay.  Watch this to see the basics of how to set up and operate the Replay functions (you’ll learn to do a quick replay from … 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…

TriCaster™ Streaming to Periscope

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Twitter’s Periscope is popular for people who want to broadcast live to friends and followers.  In that capacity, most streams are done from a mobile device or a laptop or computer with a camera, and are a simple continuous shot from the single camera involved.  Businesses with a Twitter following have also used these simple … 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…

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…

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…

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…

NewTek TriCaster Pro Series Macro Tutorial

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TriCaster’s macros take a complex sequence of events and effects and make them into an easy one-button operation at production time, something that gives a technical director a lot of extra leverage for making live productions into lively, compelling television. These command sequences can be assigned to various devices, including buttons on the control surface, … Read more…