StudioDaily by Bryant Frazer
NewTek is hoping to draw a clear connection in customers' minds between key features on the new TriCaster 8000, which debuted at NAB, and revenue growth opportunities. Specifically, the company says the TriCaster 8000 has been designed to provide new ways to create multiple, branded outputs of a single program, allowing the show to be distributed into multiple regions, or with different sponsors attached.
NewTek's Ellen Camloh said the company will demonstrate new TriCaster workflows at IBC to illustrate what's possible with the 8000 model, including enhanced integration with broadcast facilities. For instance, she noted that while the TriCaster 8000 has eight hardware inputs, the system's support for routers and macro commands means it can have unlimited camera inputs, depending on which router it's connected to.
"In theory, there is no practical limit," she said. "With the right macro and a router that has the response that you need, you can control any camera in the whole facility that's connected on the router and set it as an input."
Equally intriguing, especially for facilities that would like to easily create multiple versions of the same live program, is the 8000's ability to control a second TriCaster 8000 in a kind of slave mode. The second system (or systems) will execute the same commands, but drawing from a different set of assets (saved to folders on the second system that exactly match the directory structure of the primary Tricaster) for graphics and FX. read more...