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NewTek TriCaster Giveaway

LAS VEGAS — NewTek (www.newtek.com) will give away four TriCaster TCXD850 HD portable live production systems at NAB as part of the company’s TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway. TriCaster allows users to produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. The TriCaster TCXD850 costs $24,995, although the TriCaster family of products begins at $4,995.

NAB attendees can find registration postcards in the Show Daily and at the NewTek smart car HD portable live production vehicle, which will be parked in front of South Hall. Cards will also be available at the NewTek Booth. Drawings will be held each day and winners will be notified by email.

In addition, NewTek will host their annual “Broadcast Minds” event at the show, bringing together numerous digital media strategists. Panelists will discuss how companies can capitalize on the digital market. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 12, from 6-8pm in the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom.

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BlackMagic Design Videohub iPad App

Control your Videohub broadcast SDI routers from your iPad!

Videohub Control uses a familiar push button interface that’s fast and easy to use. Simply tap a destination button to show the connected source, and then change sources by pushing any of the source buttons! If you want to lock a destination, then double tap! For more destination and source buttons, just swipe!

Installation is simple, and all you need to do is select Videohub in your iPad settings to enter the IP address for your Videohub router. Be sure your iPad is on a wireless network that has access to your Videohub router first! To configure each interface button, just press and hold to select source numbers and icons.

Download the app here
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NewTek Releases New Hardware Interface for TriCaster

via StreamingMedia.com

Video and graphics production equipment manufacturer NewTek has introduced a hardware control surface for its TriCaster live production system.

NewTek Tricaster 850 CS

NewTek Tricaster 850 CS

The TriCaster TCXD850 CS provides a physical connection including a three-axis joystick to control the TriCaster’s 24-channel functions and effects.

“With live events, there’s no second chance,” said Franck Henri LaFage, managing director, NewTek Europe, at BVE. “You have to be certain and you have to be fast. Our goal with every new product is to give our users the opportunity to deliver the best quality live production possible, with confidence and accuracy.”

Some of the TriCaster TCXD850 CS benefits include the use of Flash or Windows Media to deliver live streams direct to the web; live virtual set controls to deliver zoom levels for camera shots within the virtual set; and media player controls which operators can use to can select from the titles bin, still store, and sound player, as well as cycle through presets and manage playback options.

NewTek has also released the Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which permits TriCaster operators to create and customise their own virtual sets by adding their personal artwork, or composing layers in Photoshop, before importing the layers into the VSE.

Read more at StreamingMedia.com.
View product specific details at the TCXD850 CS website.
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Hands-on with the Roland VR-5

Roland’s much anticipated all-in-one video/audio mixer and recorder, the VR-5, has just been released.

Earlier this year, Harmony Central had a hands-on preview of the Roland VR-5.

Some VR-5 features include

  • 5-Channel Video Switcher (3 video sources, PC input, video playback)
  • 2 Mono and 5 Stereo Mixable Audio Channels
  • Built-in scan converter for PC input
  • Built-in dual LCD monitors with touch control for easy video source selection
  • Three video layers for 2 video sources plus DSK (downstream keyer)
  • MPEG-4 player/recorder
  • USB video/audio class device for web streaming

The Roland VR-5 is on sale.