How to Build a Studio Around a TriCaster Mini X Under $20K

On today's Videoguys Live, join us live as we reveal the secrets to building a professional-grade studio with a Tricaster Mini X, all within a budget of $20,000. Discover cost-effective strategies, essential gear, and expert tips to elevate your production value. Don't miss out on this comprehensive guide to creating a top-notch studio setup without breaking the bank. Tune in to transform your vision into reality!

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On today's show:

  1. WorkFlow Slide
  2. TriCaster Mini X and why to build around it.
  3. Why Do I need a network switch?
  4. What Is a PTZ?
  5. Understanding PTZ Zoom 
  6. Expanding the Studio With NDI:​ Using Encoders/Decoders​ and Kiloview X1 and Cube R1

Workflow

 

TriCaster Mini X

The best mix of hardware IO and NDI production capabilities and test software

  • HD & 4K switching, streaming, and recording up to 4Kp30
  • 4 HDMI inputs (8 total external video inputs) and 4 mix outputs
  • Connect to compatible IP devices via NDI®
  • Compatible with all major streaming platforms
  • Real-time social media publishing
  • Multi-channel recording, audio mixing and internal storage
  • Video playback without additional hardware
  • Built-in live titling and motion graphics
  • Live Link brings the power of the internet directly into TriCaster

TriCaster Mini X and Control Surface Bundle

The ideal traveling partner for TriCaster Mini X, the TriCaster Mini Control Surface provides studio-style control and a small footprint to deliver professional results

Bundle Includes:

  • Tricaster Mini X
  • TriCaster Mini Control Surface
  • Carrying Case

Why Do I Need a Network Switch in an NDI Workflow?

You need a network switch for an NDI production workflow because it acts as a central hub that connects all your NDI-enabled devices, such as cameras, computers, and production equipment, together.

  1. Connect Devices: Links cameras, computers, and production gear together.
  2. Smooth Data Sharing: Ensures easy sharing of video and audio data.
  3. Organized Workflow: Helps in managing devices for a smooth production process.
  4. Real-Time Collaboration: Enables instant collaboration between devices.

NETGEAR M4250 Switch's Are Designed for AV over IP

  • Out-of-the-box support for every networked AV solution.
  • NDI Allows for Power, Control and Video to be sent through 1 cable
  • Gives the power for NDI workflows with PoE
  • Built for 1G AV over IP installations
  • Designed for a clean integration with traditional rack-mounted AV equipment.

Total ports

1G

SFP

PoE Ports

Total Power

Form Factor

Price

GSM4210PD

M4250-9G1F-PoE+

10

9

1

8xPoE+

110W

Desktop

$599.99

GSM4210PX

M4250-8G2XF-PoE+

10

8

2xSFP+

8xPoE+

220W

Desktop

$899.99

Total ports​

1G​

SFP​

PoE Ports​

Total

Power​

Form 

Factor​

Price​

GSM4212P​

M4250-10G2F-PoE+ ​

12​

10​

2​

8xPoE+​

125W​

1U​

$609.99​

GSM4212PX​

M4250-10G2XF-PoE+​

12​

10​

2xSFP+​

8xPoE+​

240W​

1U​

$979.99​

GSM4212UX​

M4250-10G2XF-PoE++​

12​

10​

2xSFP+​

8xPoE++​

720W​

1U​

$1,199.99​

What is a PTZ Camera?

  • PAN. TILT. ZOOM.
  • A robotic video camera controlled by a remote operator 
  • Easy, automated production workflow with other software technologies for recording and live streaming directly to content delivery networks like Facebook and YouTube.
  • NDI with 1 Cable to Do it All: Cat 6 cable provides power from POE switch, Control over IP, NDI video anywhere on the network
  • 1080 60P
  • 20X Zoom
  • NDI|HX 3, 3G SDI, HDMI
  • H.265 encoding
  • XLR to XLR Mini Adapter included
  • PoE+

The NDI®|HX PTZ3 Camera is the very best and easiest way to acquire live video for input into any workflow and is the world’s first camera to offer NDI|HX3 - deliver low latency transmission with reduced bandwidth while remaining visually lossless. In addition, the all-new PTZ3 is the very first NewTek camera to offer Professional XLR audio connectivity as well as Tally, control, power, audio and video all using a single cable.

How Much Optical Zoom Do I Need?

  • 12x PTZ Camera: 25 feet from subject
  • 20x PTZ Camera: 50 feet from subject
  • 30x PTZ Camera: 75+ feet from subject

Expand Your NDI Workflow with Encoders/Decoders

NDI Encoder:

  • Capture AV from HDMI or SDI and convert to NDI
  • Transmit NDI over a network
  • Use with cameras, mixers, displays, and more

NDI Decoder:

  • Converts NDI to SDI/HDMI
  • Decodes the signals back into video and audio data to be viewed, recorded, streamed, or used in live or recorded production
  • Use with any NDI device on the same network

Kiloview CUBE X1

Distribute the NDI outputs with Kiloview CUBE X1

  • 13 channels NDI inputs
  • 26 channels NDI outputs

Kiloview CUBE R1

  • 9 channels HD high bandwidth
  • 4 channels 4K NDI high bandwidth

Viz Flowics

  • Broadcast-quality HTML5 graphics engine 
  • All-in-one solution for creating live HTML5 graphics
  • Cloud-native, web-based
  • Create, preview and playout directly from any browser
  • Code free native data connectors for sports, weather, finance, esports and more 
  • Viewer engagement tools: social media and second screen participation mechanics
  • Supports all production workflows

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