NewTek TriCaster Mini aDCANCED hd-4

Portable, Professional,
and Equipped for End-to-End IP

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NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): TCMAHD4R2
MFR Part # (MPN): FG-002884-R001
Portable, Professional, and Equipped for End-to-End IP - HDMI video connectivity, 750GB Internal Storage Now with NDI® Technology and TriCaster Advanced Edition Software

Portable, Professional, and Equipped for End-to-End IP

Produce and publish extraordinary video content for screens and audiences of all sizes with the most complete, compact multimedia studio in the world—TriCaster® Mini Advanced.

Real Video Production. No Experience Required

Enter the World of IP Video – Today
Connect to the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry right out of the box. With native integration of NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, TriCaster Mini Advanced is instantly compatible with products from hundreds of manufacturers and developers over the network.

Get Creative

Use any combination of compatible video sources, including cameras, mobile devices, computers, gaming systems, streaming media, video files, graphics, images, animations, and more

Reach Your Audience

Live stream to multiple destinations simultaneously, including Facebook Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, Ustream, YouTube Live, and more

Learn more about TriCaster Mini HD-4

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TriCaster Mini HD-4 TCMAHD4R2

Now with NDI® Technology and TriCaster Advanced Edition Software

With TriCaster Mini Advanced, you gain more than 100 additional video production capabilities compared to the original TriCaster Mini—at no additional cost!

    • HDMI video connectivity

    • Native NDI® integration

    • Hundreds of built-in capabilities

    • 750 GB internal storage

Portable, Professional, and Equipped for End-to-End IP

Produce and publish extraordinary video content for screens and audiences of all sizes with the most complete, compact multimedia studio in the world—TriCaster® Mini Advanced.

Real Video Production. No Experience Required.

You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio, or know your way around a broadcast control room to deliver your message through video with network-quality results. With an all-in-one design, do-it-yourself setup, and hundreds of entry-level and advanced production capabilities, you can be on your way to captivating audiences from anywhere within minutes of opening the box.

    • HD switching, streaming, and recording

    • 8 external video inputs and 4 mix outputs

    • Connect to compatible IP devices via NDI®

    • Streaming to Facebook Live, Twitch, and more

    • Real-time social media publishing

    • Multi-channel recording and internal storage

    • Video playback without any additional hardware

    • Built-in live titling and motion graphics

    • Multi-channel audio mixing

  • SDI, HDMI, and case display options available



The NewTek TriCaster Mini HD-4 MPN FG-002884-R001 replaces the previous version FG-001989-R001 with improved hardware and software.


Tricaster Mini Specs

Video Input 8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
Network Video Input  

8 x IP video inputs via NDI®, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill

Digital Video Input  

4 x digital video connections (HDMI or SDI, depending on model) supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates(1)


  • 1080p: 29.97, 25

  • 1080i: 59.94, 50

  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25

  • SD: 59.94, 50, 25


(1)Available frame rates determined by model and session video standard (NTSC or PAL)

PTZ Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system
Video Output Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous digital and IP delivery
Network Video Output  

4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®

Digital Video Output  

2 x independently configurable digital video outputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)

Stream Output  

1 x streaming video output, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive

Monitor Outputs 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x HDMI multiviewer
1 x DVI display output
1 x HDMI display output
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)  

4 x M/E buses, each supporting 2 configurable sources and 2 configurable KEY layers
1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels  

 2 x DSK channels


5 x media players


  • 2 x DDR

  • 2 x GFX

  • 1 x Sound


15 x media buffers


  • 5 x animation buffers

  • 10 x graphic buffers

Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
Virtual Sets  

Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included


Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more


Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences


  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers

  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions

  • Supports control via web-based interface

Recording 5 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)(2)

  • 1 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)


1 x MP3 audio recorder

(2)QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications

Storage TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4sdi and HD-4i: 2 x 750GB internal drive
TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4: 1 x 750GB internal drive

  • Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification

  • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA

  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions


Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs

Export Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding
Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 audio input channel routing, and 4 independent output mixes
Local Audio Input  

4 x embedded digital audio inputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line

Local Audio Output  

 2 x embedded digital audio outputs (HDMI or SDI, depending on model)
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphones jack

Network Audio  

  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®

  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals

  • Integrated support(3) for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®


(3)Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats  

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:


  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more

  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more

  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more

Signal Monitoring  

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709


Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency  

~1.0-2.0 frames

A/V Standards  

  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M

  • SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656

  • Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155


Support for network tally via NDI®


Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control


1 x 1 Gigabit NIC

Case Display  

TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4sdi and HD-4i
7.0 in (17.8 cm) LCD screen with configurable output (source or output only; external monitor required for user interface)


TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4
Case display not available

Built-In WiFi  

Supports wireless connection to local network


  • 802.11ac WiFi standard

Built-In Bluetooth  

Support for keyboard and mouse using wireless Bluetooth technology

System Physical  

NewTek Mini system chassis, including adjustable handle and cable retention bracket


  • 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)

  • 9 lbs (4.1 kg)


What's Included


  • TriCaster Mini HD-4 Base with 1x750GB Drive

  • NewTek TriCaster Advanced Edition for TriCaster Mini