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You work in a world where complex productions are the norm. And producing content at a superhuman pace is expected. TriCaster 8000 lets you reach more viewers—on more screens and in more places—with incredibly sophisticated shows.

A highly configurable, broadcast-integrated content production platform, TriCaster 8000 allows you to dominate vastly scalable, creative live productions with access to all available content at your fingertips. You have total integration with existing gear, and the ability to move from the most straightforward, to the most complex events with ease. Publish to social media platforms during production, and adapt to any custom configuration—even extended ones with upstream routers and mirrored systems. With unprecedented capabilities for automation and control, the more complex your program, the easier you can make it all come together.

Operators can easily keep up with the higher demands of live production control, and the need to deliver live media to multiple outlets, behind the console of the TriCaster 8000 CS. With every function under fingertip control, it’s the most

practical and coolest way to handle the heat of a hot production



At a Glance !



Virtually Unlimited Scalability

Add router control to multiply camera sources and deliver to more outputs without conversion, look even bigger with multi-input virtual sets; or downsize for a small-scale show seamlessly


Support for synchronized, mirrored operation between multiple TriCaster 8000 systems connected to the same local network to provide fail-safe operation and expand programming opportunities

Media Publishing

Instantly publish content to popular social media sites; upload to FTP sites, or transfer to storage volumes and network locations; share clips and stills during production, or upload your entire show within minutes after production wraps


Streamline sophisticated operation sequences that are too complex for real-time action with custom Macro commands; extend control behind the scenes and in front of the camera with MIDI support and interactive Hot Spots; add robotic PTZ cameras that you can control remotely without the need for additional staff

Holographic Live Virtual Sets

Import custom, photorealistic virtual environments created from panoramic images captured with a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR camera, with support for 3D positioning of sources and live virtual camera movements (requires Virtual Set Editor 2.5, sold separately)






  1. User Interface
    Elegant and intuitive, the TriCaster 8000 User Interface provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and social media publishing operations.
  2. Workspace
    Create a view that works for you. Customize the User Interface and Multiview monitors, populating a variety of layouts with your preferred combination of inputs, outputs, scopes, clocks or images.
  3. Social Media Share
    Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube™, Facebook and Twitter™, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to network locations. Share clips and stills during live production or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.
  4. Recordable Macros
    Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event and trigger it with a mouse click, keystroke or control surface action. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.
  5. Live Streaming
    Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 8000 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.
  6. Grab
    The unique view from every angle is up for grabs. Snap photos from one or all cameras, simultaneously; build a collection of HD still images to post to social media sites, or use during the show.
  7. Recording
    Capture video from up to eight 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.
  8. Live Desktop Monitors
    Create a custom workspace layout with your choice of virtual monitors. Full field rate displays also include convenient options for additional customization, including safe areas, VU meters, and alpha channel transparency display.
  9. Cameras
    Connect up to eight live cameras or video sources, of any connection type or resolution. TriCaster 8000 also supports direct connection and input control of upstream external video routers; making countless, additional cameras and video sources available from the switcher.
  10. Network Sources
    Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 8000 also accepts network output signals from NewTek 3Play™ systems and other TriCaster 8000 systems.
  11. DDRs
    Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 8000 offers native support for an extensive range of file formats, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.
  12. Graphics
    Display images, apply titles or present static graphics. Choose and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.
  13. Frame Buffer
    Store any image, title or graphic as a selectable source, or dedicate the frame buffer channel to a shareable watch folder for updating assets remotely, using any preferred graphic design application.
  14. Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
    Set up and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.
  15. Program Montor
    View the primary video output signal being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.
  16. M/E Buses
    Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output to the main switcher, any overlay channel, input into another M/E bus, or as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 8000 features eight M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, four layers of overlay, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, real-time motion tracking, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.
  17. M/E Re-Entry
    Create sophisticated, layered effects for virtually any application. Every switcher channel is available as a source for an M/E bus, including other M/Es, allowing for incredibly deep and complex effects operations.
  18. Live Virtual Sets
    Up the production value of any presentation with a multi-source virtual set, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 8000 includes 24 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom and pedestal animations, and support for motion tracking and hotspots.
  19. M/E Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus is equipped with four, fully configurable overlays, each with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls and support for TransWarp effects.
  20. Live Production Switcher
    Control productions of any scale, in all resolutions up to 1080p. Integrate multiple cameras, video feeds, media sources, graphics, transitions and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.
  21. TransWarp Effects
    Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 8000 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.
  22. Switcher Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer, and on each of the four, fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects and transition controls.
  23. Media
    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.
  24. 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 and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid® Artist Series audio control surfaces.


System Diagram

Technical Specs!

Switcher Channels


24 – 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses




Video Input


8 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection



types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections): HD-SDI, HD



Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections



- Input capacity expandable via third-party video routers, including brands



supporting Grass Valley® Native Protocol, AJA® KUMO and Blackmagic



Design® Video Hub

Network Sources


2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computers



via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices;



TriCaster; 3Play; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP



streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and third-party partner solutions

Robotic Camera Support


Access up to 8 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



5 integrated digital media players (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) 15 network-



shareable buffers



10 animation buffers and 5 still & title buffers to store and playback video,



animations, titles and graphics

Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)


8 freely configurable M/E channels with re-entry for video mixing, compositing,



effects, real-time motion tracking and virtual sets, each with 4 independent Key



layers and support for TransWarp effects



Record configurations and operation sequences to various control methods for



recall and automation, with built-in macro editor



4 primary DSK channels, plus 4 additional Key layers per M/E bus, each with



independent transition controls, 3D DVE, edge feathering, 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

Virtual Sets


30 HD live virtual sets supporting up to 4 switchable live sources, with presets,



multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and animated pan, zoom and



pedestal moves

Holographic Live Virtual


Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone,



camera or DSLR images (VSE 2.5 required)

Video Output


Configurable for up to 14 output connections, with support for key output and



per-connection signal settings



- 3 x SDI



- 3 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C Composite)



- HDMI output



- 2 x VGA (VGA and VGA over HDMI) for additional displays or projectors



- Network output for live streaming



- A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network



Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via



IsoCorder™ technology, including native recording in up to 1080p with



timecode and encoding format selectable per source: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD



compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI



(SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)

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, presets in up to 720p, and support



for most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming



profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media



Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming



applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support

Audio Inputs


8 SDI Embedded






8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)



Phantom Power Support

Audio Outputs


3 SDI Embedded






4 Balanced XLR



4 Balanced XLR (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,



companion iPad® audio mixing app and support for Avid® Artist Mix audio



control surface

Supported Session


- NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p,




Playback Media Formats





(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






DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays, with



selectable layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces



control panel, freely configurable viewports and overlays

Signal Monitoring


Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color



preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709



Redundant operation and synchronized control supported between TriCaster



8000 systems connected to the same local network

MIDI Control


Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of



TriCaster operations via macros

System Physical


4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply and multi-tiered



hardware and software fail-safe; includes TriCaster 8000 hardware control




Subject to change without notice.



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