If your business is geared to get somewhere quickly, set up and produce live events—then move on to the next project—don’t burden it with a bunch of extra equipment, setup time and cost.
TriCaster 410 is built for people like you: live event webcasters, videoconference studios, meeting and event staffs, streaming media pros and mid-size worship producers. Anyone who wants to create the highest-quality, professional live video projects with SDI cameras, minimal budgets and tight spaces—and not look back when the event is over.
The most streamlined of our professional models, TriCaster 410 delivers live to air, display, stream, record, and social media network—all at the same time. Its mobile, 2U form factor provides uncluttered I/O in any combination of resolutions and frame rates, trims the workflow andthe equipment expenditure to fit your live business, and slims down on the post-production extras.
Don't worry. Your shows will look anything but small. TriCaster 410 integrates every production component you need to produce sophisticated, multi-camera events and deliver them live to any screen. It then goes even further to deliver super-charged visuals, generated by the most powerful switcher-effects engine available. Like 3D holographic virtual sets. Mix/effect banks that extend your submix and switching capabilities by a factor of four. Multi-channel media delivery with simultaneous streaming and social media publishing. And a slew of productivity-enhancing tools that let you focus on all the action between fade up and fade to black.
- 4 M/E, 15-channel video switching with SDI I/O, audio mixer, titles, buffers, warping transitions, DSK and DVE effects
- Rich creative production with mix-effect submixes, automated functions, network sources, extensive video effects, and even 3D virtual sets that look like on-location
- Completely customizable visuals to elevate brand and company identity
- Extensive automation and breakout control of commands and complex sequences
- Custom, interactive elements and effects sequences triggered by talent
- Built-in live streaming, social media publishing, and recording—with the push of a button
- Replace complex components that require cabling, extensive setup and configuration
- Location- and flight-case friendly
Quick and easy SDI multi-camera production tools for live delivery.
Based on the innovative concept that a single system can broadcast, project, stream and record, simultaneously, TriCaster 410’s multiple turnkey functions do the work that usually requires racks of equipment, but integrates into a turnkey solution that saves space, setup, cabling and expense. Just one system replaces gear for recording, encoding, switching, submixing, playback, audio mixing, DVE, advanced graphics and titling, animation store, scan conversion, multiple channels of virtual sets, live streaming, camera automation, scopes and monitors, and social media publishing.
Mountains of gear are a thing of the past. Make the most of just 2U of rack space in a flightpack or tight space, and gain a freedom of movement that's just not possible with racks of individual components pieced together. Available with or without a compact counter-sunk or countertop control surface that goes anywhere.
TriCaster 410 provides SDI connectivity to keep your productions professional, and standardized to your predictable infrastructure and workflow. Input up to four cameras—color correct, key, crop, scale, and frame sync them too—with varying SD and HD resolutions and formats. SDI output connections can send your program out (and an auxiliary output too) to multiple destinations and displays—even send the program to another TriCaster over the network with a network output.
15-channel Multi-camera Production
Connectivity for 4 SDI camera sources. Video playback from 2 DDRs—not just short clips with an overly restrictive frame count: we’re talking full-length packages and whatever else you need. Digital media from 2 built-in graphic and sound slots. 2 network sources for sharing computer displays, wireless iOS devices, or any over-the-network source. And 4 M/E banks to stage live virtual sets, create real-time compositions and presets, and submixes that can act as upstream switchers (or secondary programs out).
Expanded Media Sources: Buffers and Network Inputs
Real-time 15-channel production is just the start. TriCaster 410 gives producers instant access to even more content in real time, without adding equipment or crew. Still and title buffers provide 15 bonus, “always on” sources. And enhanced network inputs support cloud video, streaming servers, remote cameras, remotely hosted clips, USB cameras and more, dramatically expanding content and programming possibilities without taking up a hardware input.
The TriCaster integrated multi-channel audio mixer is loaded with enhancements that raise the caliber of your shows’ sound to the same professional, network quality as the visuals. Unprecedented routing, customization, control and flexibility—and further opportunities for sound configuration and delivery like simulcast audio, multi-language presentation, and mix-minus applications (such as Skype calls and phoners)—without the investment in scores of external hardware. If live control by an audio operator is what you want, you get full support for mixing from our iPad remote mixer app, the Avid® Artist Mix control surface, and other third-party audio control interfaces.
Visual & Motion Effects
TriCaster 410 has the most powerful integrated effects engine available in live production. From full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio, to real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations with TransWarp effects and motion overlays; all the way to your own custom, branded effects using the included Animation Store Creator application, and real-time, multi-layered compositions with 4 M/E rows and motion effects. TriCaster 410 lets nothing stand in the way of getting the look you want or the professional presentation your organization demands.
Automation functions in TriCaster 410 help you experiment with more complex sequences but leave nothing to chance during a live production. Reduce on-air mistakes with macros—streamline real-time shot sequences that make the show look more sophisticated, but are too complicated to execute live and risk costly errors. Unlimited external control functions with MIDI sequencing enables show control of nearly any command, or offloading tasks to additional crew. Using hotspots, talent can trigger automated sequences requiring extraordinary timing with on-camera gestures, effectively controlling a segment without an operator. And add remotely controlled robotic cameras as input sources, without the need to add camera operators.
Even if your "set" is really a multi-purpose room or the corner of a studio, your viewers will not only see your professional brand shine through—they’ll see any world you want to create, without the high cost or heavy construction. With TriCaster 410 system's virtual sets, you can elevate your look with realistic foregrounds and live moving backgrounds. Not just high-end studio looks either: take a panoramic of any location with your smart phone, or a 3D model from any universe you create, and make it your scene using our holographic LiveSet capability, bringing augmented reality that much closer to live. Add real-time energy to any virtual set with two live sources—each with overlay, all with transitions, sounds, 3D DVEs and effects. Live camera moves and shot changes during production bring your new location to life.
Social Media Publishing
With a brief setup beforehand and the real-time grab of a shot, generate second-screen content for sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter during the live show, and extend your brand to online and second-screen platforms—or share assets to common storage locations for instant access by others. Hey, set it all up with a macro and just push a button, and you’ve increased your program exposure without adding equipment, personnel, or lag time.
External and Third-Party Applications
Through our third-party developer network, TriCaster 410 supports an extended set of products that work directly with the system to provide innovative solutions and workflows in several different areas of your live production, including streaming, graphics, content and controllers. Our SDK enables developers and customers to tap into the power of TriCaster functionality, add applications that enhance the production workflow, and further extend integration with standard and custom installations. And our own suite of peripheral applications and hardware control surfaces rounds out the total solution.
Visit TriCaster In-Depth to see the complete list of features integrated into each professional TriCaster model.
|Switcher Channels||15 – 6 external, 5 internal, 4 M/E buses|
|Video Input||4 simultaneous live video sources over SDI, in any combination of supported resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections)
|Network Sources||2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
|Robotic Camera Support||Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris|
|Media||4 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers|
|Buffers||15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, title editing and presets
|Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)||4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each with independent Key layer and support for TransWarp effects
|Macros||Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
|DSKs||2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects|
|Effects and Transitions||Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
|Virtual Sets||30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
|Holographic Live Virtual Sets||Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
|Hotspots||Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control|
|Video Output||Configurable for up to 5 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
|Recording||Native recording in up to 1080p
|Grab||Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations|
|Media Publishing||Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers|
|Live Streaming||HD live streaming with simultaneous archive
|Audio Inputs||4 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
|Audio Outputs||2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4” (phones)
|Audio Mixing||Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes: 2 Master, 2 AUX
|Supported Session Formats||
|Playback Media Formats||AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)|
|Export Media Formats||Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more|
|Monitoring||DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview displays
|Signal Monitoring||Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709|
|Session Management||Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions|
|Latency||Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames|
|Processing||Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
|A/V Standards||HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
|MIDI Control||Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros|
|System Physical||2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
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- User Interface
Provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and media publishing operations.
- Recordable Macros
Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, make adjustments as needed with the built-in Macro Editor, then trigger with a single click, keystroke or button press. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.
Choose a view that works for you with a variety of selectable layouts for User Interface and Multiview monitor displays.
- Live Streaming
Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 410 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.
Snap photos from program output, build a collection of HD still images, then post to social media sites or use during the show.
Capture and archive your show at full resolution, or record the footage from any single camera angle. Files are recorded at native resolution and compatible with every major NLE, media management application, computer operating system and media sharing website.
A. Media Publishing
Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube™, Facebook and Twitter™, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to storage volumes and network locations. Share clips and stills during live production or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.
- Live Desktop Monitors
Preview production sources using full field rate displays, with selectable layouts to adjust the view according to your preferences.
Connect up to 4 live cameras or video sources in any supported resolution over SDI, including robotic Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras.
B. Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Control
Control up to 4 robotic PTZ cameras directly from the User Interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris. Position presets with thumbnail preview make it easy to setup shots remotely and change angles on the fly.
- Network Sources
Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 410 also accepts video over IP, streaming servers, USB video sources, NewTek 3Play and TriCaster systems, as well as a variety of third-party partner solutions as network inputs.
Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 410 offers native support for almost every file format, with per-clip audio levels, scaling and aspect ratio conversion, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.
Display images, apply titles or present static graphics. Choose from and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.
- Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
Setup and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.
- Program Monitor
View the primary video output being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.
- Live Virtual Sets
Get the look of a network-style studio, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 410 includes more than 30 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom and pedestal animations, shot presets and support for interactive hotspots.
C. Holographic Live Virtual Sets
Create custom, photorealistic virtual environments from panoramic images snapped with a smartphone, point-and-shoot or DSLR camera, with support for 3D positioning of sources and live virtual camera movements.
- M/E Buses
Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output, feed upstream to the main switcher or designate as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 410 features 4 M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, Key layer, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.
- M/E Effects
Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus accommodates a transition effect between the A and B rows in Mix mode, supports a layering effect or virtual set in Effect mode, and includes a fully configurable Key layer with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls and support for TransWarp effects.
- Live Production Switcher
Control productions in all resolutions up to 1080p, integrating multiple cameras, video feeds, network sources, stored media, graphics, transitions and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.
- Switcher Effects
Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer, and on 2 fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects and transition controls.
- TransWarp Effects
Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 410 electrifies live video, DSKs and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, complete with embedded audio and 3D warping of video. The integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations and motion overlays.
Load video clips, motion graphics, sounds, titles and stills of virtually any file format for live playback or overlay. Build playlists before or during a show, and save frequently used video and graphics collections as presets.
Access up to 15 additional graphic sources – instantly – during live production with still & title buffers. View and manage buffer content via the integrated multiviewer, including presets and live title editing.
D. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio for all internal and external sources, plus 4 fully independent stereo output mixes. Enjoy precision control, including robust audio follow video and routing configuration, per-input audio delay timing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid® Artist Mix audio control surfaces.