TriCaster Mini HD4 Base with 1x750GB Drive (Academic)
TriCaster Mini HD4 Base with 1x750GB Drive (Academic)TriCaster Mini HD4 Base with 1x750GB Drive (Academic)TriCaster Mini HD4 Base with 1x750GB Drive (Academic)


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If you have ever wanted to create and publish video, stream live to the Web, or make even the smallest presentation look like network Television—then you are going to love TriCaster Mini.

Whether you are new to video, adding or expanding media production activities, or searching for a practical way to produce a multi-camera video program, no other solution will get you where you want to be like TriCaster Mini. From the streamlined design to the familiar cable connections, getting your content online and in front of your audience so beautifully has never been faster or easier.

But don’t let the size and simplicity fool you. TriCaster Mini delivers the power, performance and professional-quality results that NewTek is known for and that you won’t get anywhere else.

What are you waiting for? Go make your show

It’s For Everyone
You don’t have to be a video expert, own a studio or expensive broadcast
cameras, or know your way around professional video production

  • Use everyday camcorders with plug-and-play ease

  • Software interface for any level of experience to get started and explore

  • Straightforward controls to start creating video immediately

  • Room to learn, grow and evolve your show with hundreds of built-in capabilities

It’s Easy to Set Up
The do-it-yourself setup of TriCaster Mini is as simple as setting up a game
console, or home media center.

  • All-in-one design with the same plugs and ports you know from your
    home electronics

  • No complicated software installation or hardware configuration

  • Ready to go live right out the box

It Has Everything You Need to Create
The most-complete creative toolset available lets you create and deliver amazing presentations to screens and audiences of all sizes.

  • Switch cameras, build video playlists, add graphics and titles, mix audio,
    and dazzle with effects like virtual sets and animated transitions

  • Network with computers and wireless iOS devices for presentations and
    screen sharing

  • Stream to the Web, record for on-demand viewing, and publish in real time to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

It Goes Anywhere
Save space and travel light with the
smallest TriCaster ever.

  • Compact design sized just right for any
    office, event space, or desktop

  • Lightweight and portable for making
    your show on the go

Intergration Features
HDMI ConnectivityPlug-and-play input of up to four, everyday HDMI camcorders to produce
live video with professional-quality results.
Network InAccess virtually limitless video sources and content applications from 2 live
network inputs, with the ability to connect to networked computers, iOS
devices, cloud-based media, IP cameras, streaming servers and more
Audio MixerFull-featured audio mixing, with sophisticated routing, customization, control
and flexibility—and without the investment in scores of external hardware.

Creative Tools
4 M/E BanksExpand creative possibilities for your production. In Mix mode, M/Es can use
program/preview transitions and overlay to create full-featured sub-mixes. In
Effect mode, create multiple video layers for real-time compositing, or
transform your green screen setup into an elaborate virtual set.
Network InThe most powerful integrated effects engine available in live production
delivers full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded
audio, real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations with
TransWarp effects and motion overlays.
Virtual SetsNext-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,
animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-style
presentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.
Holographic Virtual SetsNext-generation virtual sets, complete with pan and scan shot framing,
animated virtual camera moves and customizable presets, for studio-style
presentation and on-the-fly adjustments—without touching the live camera.
BuffersAccess up to 15 additional graphics and title sources – instantly – during live
production, with integrated multiviewer, title editing and presets. Buffers are
also shareable across the network for watch folder application (real-time edit
and update of content).

Versatile Output
Social Media PublishingReal-time publishing links you with your social networks – like Facebook,
Twitter, and YouTube – so you can share, distribute, and engage instantly.
FTP & File CopyDuplicate and transfer saved files and recordings for internal and external
Live StreamingEncode and broadcast A/V output to the Web during production, with CDN
presets and one-button live streaming.
RecordingCapture full-length live production, source footage, or clips for live playback
at full resolution, replacing decks or media servers dedicated to recording.
Network OutSend an A/V output signal over the network to another TriCaster or
supported third-party applications for display, rebroadcast or encoding.

16-Channel Switcher16 switcher channels with 6 external sources, 6 internal sources, and 4 M/E
MacrosMake commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify
complex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then
trigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action, MIDI button or
gesture-based onscreen hotspots.
Flexible ControlBreakout live production control to any number of supported devices,
including TriCaster control surfaces, Avid Artist Mix audio consoles, MIDI
controllers (including smart devices with MIDI apps)—and let talent trigger
automated sequences with on-camera hot spots.
Hot SpotsTurn on-screen areas into interactive controls and let your talent trigger
macros with live motion - even run your one-person show from in front of the
camera. A wave of a hand or a walk to a mark, and the next action sequence
happens automatically.
Remote Camera ControlControl robotic PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras directly from the User Interface,
including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris, plus position presets with
thumbnail preview to set up shots remotely and change angles on the fly.

Video & Audio
Video InputPlug-and-play input of up to 4 HDMI camcorders
Network InputsChoose 2 live sources from any number of supported devices on the same
network, including computers, wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, USB
webcams, and more
Audio InputsEmbedded audio from 4 HDMI inputs, plus 1/4” jacks for a microphone and
stereo audio mixer
Video OutputsDeliver to 4 different screens with 2 HDMI outputs, plus video-only HDMI and
DVI display ports
Network OutputsEthernet port for HD streaming live to the Web, publishing to social media
platforms, distributing content to servers and storage locations, and output to
other TriCaster systems
Audio OutputsEmbedded audio from 2 HDMI outputs, plus 1/4” jacks for stereo output and
Video ResolutionsNTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
(Multi-Standard also includes: NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i,
720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; and PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i,
720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i)

Video Switching16-channel video mixer with 2 overlay channels for mixing sources and
creating multi-layer compositions
Audio MixingMulti-channel software audio mixer for managing camera audio plus internal
and external audio sources, outputs, recorded audio, stream audio, and
Multimedia5 digital media players for video, graphics and sounds, plus 15 buffers for still
images and titles
Mix Effects4 M/E channels, each with independent switcher and key layer, for advanced
video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets
Transitions & FXBuilt-in effects engine for transitions, animation stores, and real-time 3D video
warping, plus included Animation Store Creator for custom effects
Virtual Sets30+ HD live virtual sets with multiple camera angles, shot presets, realistic
virtual camera movements, and real-time reflections, plus support for custom
holographic virtual sets
MacrosRecord your favorite go-to settings, commands, or operation sequences, then
create custom one-step shortcuts to simplify or automate control

Tricaster Mini Specs
Switcher Channels16 – 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses
Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources over HDMI, with per-input auto-detection of format, resolution, and frame rate

  • Per-input 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, 410 or Mini;
    3Play 4800, 440 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 AAccess up to 4 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network
protocols, with native preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom,
focus and iris
Media5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers

15 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, 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
supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending mode 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


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 and applications

  • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play

DSKs2 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 of video
    or graphic

Virtual Sets

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 of video
    or graphic

Holographic Live Virtual

Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or
DSLR images

  • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5

HotspotsUp to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
Video Output

Configurable for up to 6 output connections (plus Case Display), with support for key output and per-connection signal settings

  • 2 x HDMI (primary)

  • 1 x DVI and 1 x HDMI (video only) display ports for additional displays or projectors

  • Network output for live streaming

  • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network


Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode

  • Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding,
    24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web

  • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations

Recording Capacity*

2 x 750GB internal drives accommodating a total of ~30 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)

  • Simultaneous recording of up to 4 channels (2 channels per drive) to included storage or
    other supported storage configurations

  • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions

GrabGrab full resolution, de-fielded still images from Program output, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
Media PublishingSupports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external
volumes, and network servers
Live Streaming

HD live streaming with simultaneous archive

  • Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe® Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support

  • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser

Audio Inputs4 HDMI Embedded
1/4” Mono (Mic)
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
Audio Outputs2 HDMI Embedded
1 x 2 Stereo 1/4” (Line)
1/4” Stereo (phones)
Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, record, stream and headphones, with support for Master and Aux output mixes

  • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per
    input and output, with per-input audio delay control

  • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with
    independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources

  • Audio Follow Video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support
    for unlimited audio grouping combinations

  • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers

  • Supports companion iPad® audio mixing app and Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface

Supported Session

  • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i

  • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p,
    720/24p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p,
    480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i

All NewTek TriCaster Mini Academic versions purchased by schools and universities will include free licenses to NewTek's Virtual Set Editor and LiveText with Datalink - over $1,000 in FREE software!

NewTek Virtual Set EditorNewTek Virtual Set Editor

Create the bigger, professional-looking studio you've always wanted - easily and affordably. Virtual Set Editor 2 lets you customize live virtual sets to enhance every program, captivate your viewers, and dramatically raise your production value - no matter how small your studio space is, or what it looks like. And, with the included Animation Store Creator, you can easily prepare gorgeous transitions with embedded full color animation to create shows that are so mesmerizing, and sets so stunning, viewers are glued to their screens. Reg. $695.00


NewTek Live TextNewTek LiveText with Datalink

LiveText 2 gives you the flexibility to add a dedicated title station to your live production. Build titles and graphics on any laptop or computer and send over the network to any TriCaster portable live production system. Make your production pop with network-style scrolls, crawls, title pages and lower thirds. And use the integrated DataLink application to display real-time data with instant updates. Scores, times, prices, countdown clocks and more. Add another set of hands. Share the workload. Go team. Reg $495.00

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