TriCaster Mini: Creating, Choosing and Using Virtual Sets

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Jan Ozer of Streaming Media Producer provides a walk-through of how to work with virtual sets in the TriCaster Mini. He shows the simplest and most affordable green screen setup, and how to light for the best results. He tunes in the key, and demonstrates the virtual camera work unique to NewTek’s virtual set technology. … Read more…

Dual Screen Presentation Demo with TriCaster Mini

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Wallfly Live Streaming’s Grant Whitehead provides a technical demonstration of the capabilities of a TriCaster Mini for live presentation. In this video he uses TriCaster Mini to drive up to five outputs, with the two main outputs used both independently, displaying separate images, and as one, with a single image spread across both displays. Macros … Read more…

How To Produce Multi-Camera Video With TriCaster Mini

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Video production and streaming expert Jan Ozer provides a tutorial overview of the live production capabilities of the TriCaster Mini HD-4.  The bases are well covered with a video walk-through, and a detailed article with photos of the product setup and UI shots.   Keying controls and virtual sets are also covered. Read the tutorial … Read more…

Quick Tip: Encode Media Beforehand

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Live production frequently requires prepping pre-recorded media clips to be played back during your show. They can come from a variety of different sources and formats.  Speaking from experience, Victor Borachuk, owner of Jupiter Returns production company, advises producers to properly transcode files themselves before playing back pre-recorded media during a live production. Fortunately, with … Read more…

Create 3D Overlay Effects in TriCaster Advanced Edition

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NewTek trainer-in-chief Don Ballance demonstrates two of the exciting possibilities offered by Augmented Reality: Size and position a graphic overlay into a virtual set and lock it in place. Now it is part of the set itself and moves as the camera moves. Add a presenter into a set. Adjust the new parallax control and … Read more…

Quick Tip from GeekBeat TV: Converting HDMI and SDI Signals

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So: your studio has a big switcher loaded with SDI inputs, and for field projects you use a small portable HDMI switcher.  Every camera, computer, and mobile device you’ve got has to be able to feed either one. Never fear. Dave Curlee, video producer at GeekBeat TV, serves up the answers to your SDI/HDMI conversion … Read more…

How to Set Up a Television Studio in Five Minutes

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In this jazzy timelapse video, Philip Nelson of NewTek sets up a television studio kit in 5 minutes that you can take anywhere to produce high-definition, multi-camera video with full graphics, live streaming and virtual set capabilities.  The key to the kit is the TriCaster Mini, which packs all the power of the full-size TriCasters … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part III

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by Allan Tépper In this final part of our three-part series about designing your audio set up for TriCaster Mini, we’ll look into taking live phone calls, sidetone (what it is and how to get rid of it), mix-minus, screening calls as well as information relating to these topics.  TriCaster Mini is a powerhouse production … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part II

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by Allan Tépper Welcome to Part II of this three-part series on designing your audio setup for TriCaster Mini, the powerhouse production system in a box that you can connect to virtually any set of HDMI cameras for live webcasting and/or live-to-disk recording. In this three-part series, I cover: Part I: The acoustic environment, types … Read more…