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VideoGuys Part # (SKU): TC1
MFR Part # (MPN): FG-001587-R001

The most complete production system available today, TriCaster TC1 represents the continued innovation of the iconic product that defined an industry.

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TriCaster TC1 represents the continued innovation of the iconic product that defined an industry. Designed with the way you work in mind and equipped with hundreds of advanced production capabilities, it has everything you need to do video your way.

  • Switching, streaming, recording in HD, 3G, and 4K UHD 60p
  • Native software driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
  • Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs and 4 M/Es
  • Studio-grade Skype® video calling with multi-channel Skype TX software integration
  • Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware
  • Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive
  • Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more
  • Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more
  • Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options
  • Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing
  • Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more


Video Input

16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

Network Video Input

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

SDI Video Input

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976

  • 1080i: 59.94, 50

  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976

  • 576i 50

  • 480i 59.94


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

Skype TX

Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs via Skype TX software integration

Apple® AirPlay®

Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay

Video Output

Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI

Network Video Output

  • IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:

  • 4 x independent video mix outputs

  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output


SDI Video Output

  • 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

  • 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs

  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping

Stream Output

2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive


Multiviewer Output

  • 3 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions

  • 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer

  • 1 x HDMI multiviewer

  • 1 x DisplayPort multiviewer

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

  • 9 x memory slots per bus

  • 1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus


DSK Channels

4 x DSK channels





  • 5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR

  • 2 x GFX

  • 1 x Sound

  • 15 x media buffers

  • 10 x animation buffers

  • 5 x graphic buffers

  • 30 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function)




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

  • 16 x input keyers

  • 4 x media player keyers

  • 4 x M/E keyers

  • 1 x PREVIZ keyer

  • 15 x buffer keyers




Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations 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




  • 6 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)3

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

  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder

  • 3 QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications




  • 2 x 3TB 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 video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding



Audio Mixer


Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing



Local Audio Input


  • 4 x SDI embedded

  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)

  • 3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)


Local Audio Output


  • 4 x SDI embedded

  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair

  • 1 x Balanced 1/4” 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 support4 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®

  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers5

  • 4Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

  • 5Requires third-party virtual sound card license (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




Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports



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


~1.0-1.5 frames



A/V Standards


  • 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)

  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)

  • 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



System Drive







2 x 1 Gigabit NIC



System Physical


TriCaster TC1
2RU chassis with 400W 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) with rack ears attached

TriCaster TC1 (Redundant Power Option)
3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached