The New Digital Arts SideKick and the NewTek Studio Input Module

The new Digital Arts SideKick is a companion machine that can be configured with several different NDI applications to extend and enhance your TriCaster. Since Digital Arts custom builds each SideKick we can easily configure it to meet your needs and budget.

The most popular configuration is as a host for NewTek NDI Connect Pro adding up to four NDI inputs to your Advanced Edition TriCaster. You can import four SDI or HDMI cameras or other sources (IP cameras, web cams etc.) into your NDI system. The output card gives you an output for any available NDI source. The SideKick easily connects to your TriCaster (or other NDI capable switcher) via Gigabit Ethernet.

NDI Connect and Connect Pro display your incoming video on the user interface and Connect Pro has a built-in web server so by using a web browser you can display a customizable multi-view on either a second monitor or on a remote machine.

Another popular configuration is as a host for NewTek IsoCorder Pro. Record multiple channels of high def NDI video directly to hard drives. The 3U case is popular for this because in this configuration you can have up to 5 removable drive bays.

We offer the SideKick with both the standard 2U rack case and an optional shallow 3U case.

The SideKick also is a great machine to run many other Video applications from Adobe Premier to NewTek LiveText or NewBlueFX Titler Live. Or as a host machine for StreamStar, Livestream Studio or vMix software based switchers.

Base SideKick:

Price: $2,695.00

SideKick w/NDI Connect Pro:

Price: $3,690.00

Other Configurations available!

Base SideKick Configuration

  • 2U Rack Mount Case w/3 Removable Drive Bays
  • Hex Core i7 Processor
  • 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • SSD Boot Drive
  • Windows 10 Pro x64
  • nVidia GT730 Graphics Card w/ 4GB RAM
  • 4 SDI/HDMI Inputs
  • 1 SDI/HDMI Output

Suite of preinstalled NewTek NDI applications:

  • NDI Access Manager
  • NDI Monitor
  • NDI Test Signals
  • NDI Scan Converter
  • NewTek NDI Connect (Pro upgrade available)
  • NewTek NDI IsoCorder (Pro upgrade available)

Popular Options:

  • WiFi & Bluetooth Module
  • 10Gigabit Ethernet
  • Additional Hard Drives
  • Graphics Card upgrades
  • 4 or 8 XLR Microphone inputs

SideKick w/Connect Pro vs NewTek Studio Input Module

Feature                                                SideKick                               Studio Input Module

Case                                                      2U                                         1U
Video Inputs                                      4 SDI/HDMI                       4 SDI
Video Outputs                                   1 SDI/HDMI                        No
Audio Line Inputs                             Stereo 1/8”                          1 Pair XLR, 3 Pair ¼”
Mic Inputs                                           (Optional) up to 8             No
Recording                                            No*                                       Yes (4 channels IsoCorder)
Internal Storage                                Optional                               No
Multiview                                            Yes via Web Server**        Yes via Integrated display output
Tally                                                     Coming Soon                       Yes
Run 3rd party software?                  Yes                                         No
Customizable                                      Yes                                         No
List Price                                              $3495                                   $5995


*You can run IsoCorder to record but not simultaneously with Connect

**A browser can be displayed on a second local monitor or on a remote machine

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