Hands on With TriCaster Mini

TechZulu by Justin Sewell

NewTek?s First HDMI Product Gets A Lot Right

Tricaster Mini GoPro

Streaming video is at an interesting crossroads right now. A generation of content creators raised on YouTube is transitioning to the more social live video experience, exponentially growing the entire streaming industry and building billion dollar streaming platforms. But the technology to support this exploding industry has taken baby steps to better production, and the learning curve for professional live productions is steeper than most YouTubers can handle.

Enter the NewTek Tricaster MINI ? a feature rich professional HDMI video studio with broadcast grade software, all in a small carry-on-friendly form factor. The first Tricaster to natively accept HDMI inputs, the new MINI is an all in one solution for consumer, prosumer and professional live broadcasters. We?ve gone hands on with the Tricaster MINI and have come away very impressed.


Tricaster Mini GoProThe TriCaster Mini features 4 HDMI inputs, finally allowing any HDMI capable camera to plug directly into a TriCaster. This includes many DSLR, Micro Four-Thirds, HD camcorder and GoPro cameras (the new low-end GoPro lacks HDMI). This is the killer feature for the giant YouTuber base invested in sub-$2,000 cameras, of which most lack HD-SDI required from previous TriCaster models. Even Leo LaPorte?s TWiT.tv is an HDMI studio, incorporating Canon VIXIA and lots of converters. The latest video game systems wisely chose to disable HDCP over HDMI for gaming, allowing for game streaming via a broadcast studio workflow. NewTek also recognizes that not all HDMI cables are created equal (a constant issue for high profile productions) and offer an additional 4-pack of 100 ft. HDMI cables, tested and guaranteed to send a 100' signal. read more...

Check out these items featured in this post and available to BUY NOW at Videoguys.com.
TriCaster Mini HD-4i HDMI Production Solution with Integrated Display and 2 Internal Drives $7,995.00 NewTekTriCaster Mini HD-4i Bundle with Control Surface and custom Travel Case $9,995.00 NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4i Bundle with Control Surface and custom Travel Case (Educational, incl. LiveText and VSE) $9,995.00

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