NewTek TriCaster 460 ala carte, without Control Surface
NewTek TriCaster 460 ala carte, without Control Surface


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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): TC460AALA
MFR Part # (MPN): FG-002149-R001
Mobile producers, independent video and Web TV experts, advanced worship producers, and corporate video departments are the inspiration for TriCaster 460's boldly-go-anywhere attitude.
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Network-quality programs, anywhere production takes you.

TriCaster 460 and 410 Advanced are all-purpose video production systems scaled for smaller racks and mobile units. From live and on-demand programs that look infinitely bigger to engaging social and second-screen experiences, create multi-platform productions to open up more revenue opportunities and extend your brand.

Revolutionize your mobile and studio productions with:

  • Software-driven HD switching, streaming, recording, and delivery
  • Mid-size production power with 4 M/Es, 8 external inputs, and 4 mix outputs
  • Native integration of NDI® for video, audio, and data transmission over IP
  • Built-in video playback, data-driven graphics, compositing, effects, audio mixing, and more

    Video Input
    8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
    Network Video Input
    8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources
    Local Video Input
    4 x local video inputs supporting any combination of compatible connections (SDI or SDI, Component, Y/C, and Composite depending on model), formats, resolutions, and frame rates1
    • 1080p: 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
    • 1080i: 59.94, 50
    • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
    • 576i 25
    • 480i 59.94
    1Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)
    Support for 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
    • 3 x video mix outputs supporting simultaneous local and IP delivery
    • 1 x video mix output deliverable via IP
    Network Video Output
    4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®

    Local Video Output
    3 x independently configurable local video outputs, with support for up to 7 simultaneous external connections
    • 2 x SDI and/or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
    • 1 x HDMI

    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 VGA display output
    1 x HDMI display output

    Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)
    4 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry
    • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
    • 4 x KEY layers per bus
    1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus          

    DSK Channels
    4 x DSK channels

    Media Players
    5 x media players
    • 2 x DDR
    • 2 x GFX
    • 1 x Sound
    Media Buffers
    15 x media buffers
    • 10 x animation buffers
    • 5 x graphic buffers
    Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
    Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configuration and DVE-style motion sequences
    • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus
    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
    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 recorder (multiple profiles)
    • 1 x MP3 audio recorder
    2QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications
    Internal Storage
    1 x 3TB internal drive (capacity varies by format, resolution, and file specification)
    External Storage
    Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and integration with network-attached storage
    Removable Storage4
    1 x trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support

    Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs
    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 SDI embedded
    3 x Balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pairs (Mic/Line)
    1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Mic/Line)
    Phantom Power Support

    Audio Mixing
    2 x SDI embedded
    1 x Balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pair
    1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
    1 x Stereo 1/4” (phones)
    Network Audio
    Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
    Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
    Integrated support3 for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®
    3Requires 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
    ~1.5-2.0 frames
    Throughput Latency
    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 hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard
    Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals

    Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface
    Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
    1 x 1 Gigabit NIC
    System Physical
    2RU chassis with 430W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm)
    • 26 lbs (~12 kg)
    Subject to change without notice.

Switcher Channels 15 6 external, 5 internal, 4 M/E buses
Video Input 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections)
  • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
  • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
  • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
  • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
Network Sources 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
  • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple AirPlay devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460 or 410; 3Play 4800, 820 or 425; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
Robotic Camera Support Access up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
Media 4 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
Buffers 15 content buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics
  • 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, title editing and presets
  • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
Mix/Effect Buses (M/E) 4 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each with independent Key layer and support for TransWarp effects
  • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
  • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
Macros Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
  • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
  • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices
DSKs 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
Effects and Transitions Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
  • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
  • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping

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