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Video Mix Engine

Video Mix Engine

Live switching—without limits.



TriCaster Advanced Edition software adds more than 60 next-level tools and capabilities to TriCaster Pro Line and TriCaster Mini systems. These are just some of the highlights of its advanced user interface.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - Interface

  1. Replay Pad
    Create clips for in-show replay from any active IsoCorder recording channel with one-click dashboard button control (or number pad key entry) and configurable settings.
  2. Tally Indicators
    Identify the current switcher selections with updated tally indicators that frame the Live Desktop monitors—plus Program and Preview labels that display the active source.
  3. Border Effects
    Apply borders and shadow effects to add detail and depth to overlays and multi-layer compositions, or combine framed layers to create custom multi-box effects, choosing from hundreds of included designs or creating your own.
  4. DataLink
    Incorporate real-time data from internal and external sources in TriCaster productions – including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, and RSS feeds – to display statistics, results, time data, social media posts and more.
  5. M/E KEY Layers
    Double the number of overlay visuals for M/E compositions in TriCaster 860, 460, 410 and Mini with a second KEY layer to apply titles, graphics, buffer animations and picture-in-picture video.
  6. Playlist Transitions
    Insert transitions and custom animated effects between media player files to produce engaging video playlists, dynamic image slideshows, and flashy highlight sequences.
  7. Media Player Controls
    Manage stored media and playback settings more easily and efficiently with playlist mode, a deeper configuration menu, and on-screen Set In and Set Out buttons to edit clips and graphics in real time.
  8. Show On
    Trigger clip playback—automatically or on-demand—to seamlessly roll in-show replays on Program or any M/E, with configurable in and out transitions, and automatic return to live output.
  9. Animation Buffers
    Add more motion sources to TriCaster 410 and Mini productions, while saving the DDRs for video playback, with 5 of the 15 buffers enhanced to roll stored animations, motion graphics and looping clips.
    Tricaster Advanced Edition - Interface
  10. Augmented Reality KEY Layers
    Optionally lock KEY layer elements to any position in a virtual set, producing striking embedded visuals that track with LiveSet zoom and pan movements.
    Tricaster Advanced Edition - Interface
  11. Audio Mixer Interface
    Manage and monitor sound with an enhanced audio mixer interface that includes more operator-friendly on-screen faders, adjusted VU meter gradients, and clipping alerts for increased confidence.
    Tricaster Advanced Edition - Interface
  12. Effect View (TriCaster 8000 Exclusive)
    Preview your next switch, test different effects, or experiment with composition – in full motion and in real time – without interfering with switcher selections or disrupting output.

TriCaster™ Advanced Edition allows you to take even greater creative control of your show—with no additional hardware. 60+ operator-centric capabilities grow your audience, elevate your brand standards, and help you save valuable time that can be spent on other in-show needs.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Audio

Dante Audio Networking
Expand integration and IP workflow possibilities with audio input over the network from devices that use the Dante networking protocol from Audinate.

Audio Output Configuration
Dedicate output of Master and Aux audio mixes from TriCaster’s built-in audio mixer directly to external audio gear. With this revised configuration, Master and Aux are supplied to the first two analog output groups, respectively.

Audio Recording Options
Capture your configurable sound source for ISO recordings with per-channel audio signal selection.

Default Media File Level
Reduce time spent on individually configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files, and instead assign a preset level to all files added to media players.

Noise Gate
Manage audio signals with greater precision using new noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.

VU Meters
Achieve higher-quality sound by determining audio clipping more easily and accurately with an updated VU meter interface.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Data

DataLink Integration
Use real-time data from internal and external sources in your live program without adding dedicated data input software. Built-in DataLink maps your selected data source to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates, and updates their corresponding content instantly—automatically or on-demand—ensuring you have the most current and accurate information.

DataLink File Watcher
Save time converting detailed information like sports statistics and sales data into graphics. With DataLink and a CSV, XML or ASCII file, you can transform raw spreadsheet data into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Macro Automation

Multi-Step Macros
When timing is everything but anything can happen, take control by creating automated sequences using macro commands with expert pacing and built-in pauses that wait for your (live) cue to resume.

Macro Triggering
Gain additional flexibility for activating automated macro sequences with new triggers that include audio level changes, media playback, and specific switcher actions, and the ability to assign multiple triggers for the same macro.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Media Players

Playlist Effects
Produce more engaging playlist sequences from your on-board media by adding transitions between playlist media—and even combining real-time, slow-mo, and fast-mo with per-clip playback speed settings.

Real-Time Clip Editing
Speed up turnaround of raw recordings and video files for DDR playback with easy, built-in clip splitting and trimming tools.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Monitoring

Display Outputs
Choose from more video signal selections to monitor, display, or project using the supplemental display ports—and customize every screen in your setup to your workflow.

Blue Only Option
Calibrate video signals with greater flexibility and accuracy with a Blue Only viewport overlay compatible with any monitor.

Monitor Proc Amps
Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the User Interface, Multiview, and display ports.

Multiview Scopes
Eliminate the squint factor and calibrate video signals with greater precision using large waveform and vectorscope displays on Multiview.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Operation

SDI Auto-Detect
Save time during SDI system setup with automatic detection of resolution and frame rate for most SDI cameras.

IP Network Tally
Reduce on-air mistakes with visual indication of on-air status supplied over the network to compatible systems that are sending output to TriCaster network inputs.

Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to simplify and sophisticate your workflow at the same time. DataLink uses comments as internal data sources to feed titles, label published content, enter metadata, and more.

UI Enhancements
Work more efficiently and keep a closer eye on the show with new visual indicators, updated shortcuts and control tools, hover tooltips, and other on-screen improvements.

Button Lock
Protect your live program from accidents or mistakes by locking control surface buttons to their current state.

Session Recordings
Locate and verify active and completed recordings more quickly with a dedicated Session Recordings browser folder.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Publishing

Publish Target Expansion
Maximize productivity and reach more friends, fans, and followers with the ability to publish media to multiple user accounts on the same social network simultaneously. Plus, publish content to the world's largest professional network - LinkedIn.

Flex Media Publishing
Publish more files to more places in more formats using an upgraded publishing workflow that also supports file import, export, and transcoding right from the Publish queue.

Alpha Grabs
Grab stills of keyed visuals - complete with transparency - for publishing or post-production use.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Replay

In-Show Replay Controls
Turn everyday productions into drama relived, without adding extra hardware or crew. Capture and replay highlights of the live show, with on-screen controls and other replay elements, including intro and outro transitions, clip speed and duration, and auto-playback action.

Change Angle
Be ready for near-instant turnaround time between capture and playback of the best view of the action by changing the angle of ISO-recorded clips directly from the DDR.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Resources

Automation and Integration Guide
Expand your knowledge and your program’s potential with a detailed guide to macros, shortcuts, advanced automation and integrated production with TriCaster.

Developer Library
Get even more out of TriCaster’s deepest functionality and expand your entire production ecosystem using new tools and examples to develop your own workflow extensions.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Streaming

Enhanced Live Streams
Simplify your webcast workflow with easier setup and new one-click presets (now including settings for Microsoft Azure, and YouTube Live), and upgrade your online presence with higher-quality live streaming video.

Multi-Platform Live Streaming
Double your potential audience without adding a new encoder, reach more viewers and attract different audiences by live streaming to multiple platforms and services simultaneously.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Switching

Router Support
Expand camera coverage with any TriCaster Pro Line model (and even TriCaster Mini) by connecting to a compatible upstream video router, then selecting and switching between router sources directly from the TriCaster Advanced Edition User Interface.

Skip the manic troubleshooting and backtracking by handling unwanted changes or unintended results instantly with undo and redo commands.

Effect View
Double-check every frame of your next sequence before it goes to air with Effect View. This enhanced preview mode—exclusive to TriCaster 8000—lets you screen everything your audience will see from start to finish in real time so that it appears exactly how you want it.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Visual

Second KEY Layer
Produce more sophisticated visuals with TriCaster 860, 460, 410, and Mini—each M/E now includes a second KEY layer to apply titles, graphics, and video overlays.

Auto Color
Reduce manual effort in correcting for variable lighting conditions and camera settings (especially at outdoor events that would often require a dedicated shading station) with automatic color matching between video inputs.

Border Effects
Minimize the "canned" look. Create and customize on-screen elements and boost your production value with more detailed compositions, sophisticated visuals, and custom multi-box effects by adding borders and shadows to video layers.

Upgrade your presentation without sacrificing the DDRs with access to and playback of stored animations, motion graphics, and looping clips with animation buffers. Available in all TriCaster Pro Line models.

Augmented Reality KEY Layers
Add another dimension to virtual set scenes with augmented KEY layers that track along with LiveSet zoom and pan movements—making them appear as an integral part of the set, instead of just overlays.

Creativity Extras
With support for formats like JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, and WebP, accept even more image files without conversion; compose shots and sequences using new additive and non-additive fade transitions; configure LiveMatte visuals using a new Lumakey setting; and easily incorporate explanations, descriptions, quotes, and more with title pages that support paragraph text.

Image Processing
Present even more polished visuals with enhanced processing of still images and graphics, plus higher-quality LiveSet rendering and scaling.

Tricaster Advanced Edition - In Depth Web

DataLink Web
Use any text or image from the Web as content in your live production without complicated integration. Simply run the included plugin for Google Chrome on any external computer, and use DataLink to send data, photos, social media posts, and more across the network to instantly populate or update the designated title or graphic in TriCaster.

TriCaster Home Page
Access IP management tools such as DataLink Web utilities, updates, downloads, documentation, tutorials, customer service, and more from a system-specific TriCaster Home Page accessible from your phone, tablet, or laptop – any supported device on the same network.