NewTek TriCaster TC-1 and NDI takes Students’ Broadcast Skills to the Next Level

The first student-run live production truck at the North Kansas City School District is now operating in the country. The truck is primarily based at Staley High School, the 33-foot long truck is also shared with Oak Park, North Kansas City and Winnetonka high schools for sporting event coverage. Kansas City’s Fox 4 News recently showcased the project.

“We get to set up the cameras. We can plug everything into the live truck, so it’s all us and we can pretty much learn from start to finish how to set it all up and that’s exciting.” Karson Davis, Staley HS student, executive producer.

Staley High School student Karson Davis operating the TriCaster TC1.

The truck was bought from a television station in Ohio, and equipped with a new NewTek TriCaster® TC1 with short panel control surface. The live production system supports cameras connecting either via SDI, or over the network via NewTek’s NDI® bidirectional technology for transport of video, audio and data over standard networks at very high quality and very low latency.

The TriCaster TC1 is the most extensive multi-camera integrated live production system on the planet. The production capabilities are endless and include CG text and graphics creation, multiple downstream keyers per channel for video layering and graphics and text overlay, multiple Mix/Effects busses for layering and special effects. The system comes with a a full library of built-in digital effects and transitions plus hundreds of graphics templates, many virtual sets, plus the applications to customize all of these assets and create new ones. Also provided are as follows.

  • Real-time social media publishing
  • Media asset storage, management and playback
  • Virtual sets, with virtual camera moves
  • PTZ camera control
  • Audio mixing
  • Professional broadcast quality video calibration tools
  • Automation
  • And much, much more.

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