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Video professionals, broadcasters, bloggers, and organizations looking to stream video online, produce live events, and expand production capabilities have found that the world of video production is evolving. With more viewers watching online than ever before—and appetites for quality programming on the rise—you need to stand out, and look outstanding, too.

TriCaster 455 is the affordable, integrated solution to produce your 4-camera, 14-channel, HD live show with maximum creative firepower—but with minimal proportions. Designed for mobility and scaled for small spaces anywhere, TriCaster 455 provides rapid setup, complete live production capabilities, built-in multi-track ISO recording, and the world’s most powerful switcher effects system, for smaller shows to make the biggest impact from any location.

 
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  • Explosive 3D visual effects, video playback, graphics, transitions, and virtual sets
  • Completely customizable visuals to elevate brand and company identity
  • Built-in live streaming at the push of a button
  • No massive cabling or complex components that require configuration
  • Deliver from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, blogger's workspace

TriCaster 455 - Interface

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  1. Live Desktop Monitors
    Select from a variety of layouts for previewing production sources. Full field rate displays include audio VU meter overlays and alpha channel transparency checkerboard.
  2. Network Sources
    Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 455 also accepts network output signals from NewTek 3Play™ systems and TriCaster 8000 systems.
  3. Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
    Setup and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.
  4. Program Monitor
    View the primary video output being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.
  5. Recording
    Capture video from up to four individual sources simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder™ multi-track, multi-format recording technology. Files are recorded at native resolution and compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system and media sharing website.
  6. Live Streaming
    Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 455 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.
  7. Live Production Switcher
    Control all 14 channels, including external video and network sources, virtual inputs, and internal media sources.
  8. Utility Row
    Select sources directly from the switcher for the FX bus, DSK channels and AUX output.
  9. Utility Delegate
    Set the Utility Row to send video and graphics to the FX bus, DSKs or AUX output.
  10. Virtual Inputs
    Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects and assign to a single button. TriCater 455 includes four fully configurable virtual inputs, each with multiple presets.
  11. Transition Controls
    Dictate the flow of shots, transitions and effects, with control over the primary video layer and DSK channels.
  12. TransWarp Effects
    Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 455 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.
  13. Live Virtual Sets
    Get the look of a network-style studio, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 455 includes 24 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets and animated zoom control. Select sets also feature double-box effects.
  14. Virtual Input Panel
    Select two primary switcher sources, create a mix/effect-style composition, and use additional source as an overlay. Configure virtual sets, layer live elements, set upstream picture-in-picture effects, and more.
  15. DDRs
    Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 455 offers native support for an extensive range of file formats, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.
  16. Graphics
    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.
  17. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
    Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus outputs, including audio-follows-video, sub-mix routing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen remote control is also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app.

TriCaster 455 - Tech Specs

Switcher Channels

14 – 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs

Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions

Network Sources

2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device

Media

5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds

Frame Buffer

5 channels for static graphics or watch folder

Virtual Inputs

4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling and cropping

DSKs

2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, 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

  • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
  • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics

Virtual Sets

24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets

Video Output

Up to 4 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals

  • Mix and match output formats, connection types, resolutions and aspect ratios
  • HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
  • HDMI, DVI and VGA output for displays or projector
  • Network output for live streaming

Recording

Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode

Recording Capacity

~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 120 hours 480i
4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup

Live Streaming

HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, configured via browser based plug-ins, Adobe® Flash® to Flash media server connections or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull

  • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser and integrated Livestream® plug-in

Audio Inputs

4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support

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

  • Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output
  • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
  • Supports iPad® audio mixing app for touchscreen remote control of audio mixer

 

Supported Formats

NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i

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)

  • NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications

Export Media Formats

Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more

  • Presets for NLEs: Adobe Premiere®, Avid® Media Composer®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, and more
  • Presets for mobile platforms: Android®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and more

Monitoring

Selectable layouts for user interface and multiview preview displays

Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709

Processing

Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

Physical

2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
19 x 3.5 x 22.5 in / 28 lbs (48.3 x 8.9 x 57.2 cm / 12.7 kg)

 

   
 
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