Advanced Edition

TriCaster Advanced Edition is available for the TC Mini, TC410, TC460, TC860 and TC8000.

In response to users suggestions the Advanced Edition adds many new or improved capabilities to the TriCaster especially in regards to automation and macros. Some of these improvements are hard to summarize in just a couple of paragraphs so if you have more detailed questions please send them to jcupp@digarts.com or use the contact form here on the site.

If you have a TriCaster 455 or TriCaster 855 please contact us about upgrades to the x60 software so you can take advantage of TCAE.

Switcher Features

Advance IP Workflow (NDI)

Builds on the TriCaster’s network inputs with multiple full resolution real-time, low latency IP inputs and outputs. Wide industry support. NDI is shipping as a free upgrade in January 2016. Expands your eight input TriCaster to a total of twelve inputs and your four input TC eight.

 

Switcher

Undo/Redo

The Undo/Redo saves multiple undo/redo states so you can revert to a earlier switcher state. If you accidentally make a change to the switcher or get a result you didn’t intend you can back out gracefully. A new undo state is stored every time you change the Program row selection.

Smart M/E Configuration

You don’t need to select Mix or Effect mode any longer. Just roll over the effect thumbnail and click the ‘+’ sign to load your desired effect. The M/E will then configure itself appropriately. Smart M/E

Second Upstream Key in M/E

A second keyer has been added to the M/Es on the TriCaster 410, 460, 860 and Mini.

Effect View (TC 8000/860 Only)

Preview effects and transitions including T Bar moves without affecting the output.

Lock Key to Virtual Set (Augmented Reality)

The Key positioner now has a option labeled Lock to Virtual Set. This makes the key automatically track pans and zooms in the virtual set with parallax for added realism.

Key Borders

The postioner panels now include a border feature that include full color overlays, backgrounds, matte layers and shadows. NewTek has included hundreds of preset borders plus a Photoshop template to easily create your own. Borders

Positioner Keframes

Create custom fly-in effects directly in the keyer, no transition required (Coming in January).

New Mix effects

Two new fade transitions are now supplied the Additive Fade and the Non-additive Fade. These are subtly different the the standard cross fade.

Switcher Input Comments

Not only can you rename switcher inputs but now you can add detailed comments. (This becomes important in conjunction with some new DataLink functions).

Router Support

Now the 410 and above get the full routing switcher support of the TC8000 along with the new ability to have the router’s source names automatically assigned to the switcher input names.

Improved Monitoring & Configuration

Multiview Scopes

The Scopes can now be viewed in a larger size.

Scopes

Revised Tally Notification

Colored borders are now used to denotes program and preview sources on both the interface and on the multivies monitors. Also the source for the Program nand Preview monitors is now shown on the label below the monitor

SDI Auto-Detect

Simply connect a SDI source and the TriCaster will configure the input without the user having to set resolution and framerate.

Animation Buffers

The TC410 and Mini now get the same animation buffers found on the larger TriCasters. Each buffer slot also gets comment fields for DataLink integration. You also get access to a configuration panel with Proc Amp etc. for each buffer slot. LiveMatte LumaKey LiveMatte gets a Lumakey mode making it easy to key on black or white backgrounds.

Auto Color

Sophisticated automatic color grading so the TriCaster can adjust colors as lighting changes to prevent unwanted color changes when evening falls or the sun goes behind a cloud. AutoColor

Streaming

The new encoder and streaming workflow provide better quality and ease of use.  Streaming

Publish

New social media targets have been added and more transcoding options are available.

Import

The new Import module is available right from the Live Desktop so you can import media while live without having to exit back to the Session Menu. Import

IsoCorder

IsoCorder

Dashboard VU Meter

A new meter placed below the record button lets you know that you are actually recording audio.

Audio Options

Each recorder can have its audio source set individually independently of the system outputs.

Instant Replay

Add any of the Isocorder clip instantly to a playlist using the Replay Pad. The record configuration has options for preset clip duration and default playback speed. Replays can be set to automatically start and end with custom transitions. DataLink can be used to add metadata like to replay clips for post production work. Record

Automation

Switcher/Tally Macros

Automation Macros can now be run when specific Switcher operations occur. Such as:

  • Program or Preview Row slection
  • Displaying/hiding a DSK
  • Selecting a source on an M/E rowSo now you can automate things like:
  • Flying in a title when you swicth to a remote source
  • Remove a title after a spcific amount of time
  • Select an Audio Mixer preset when you switch from a source in the B row (on-set monitor) to viewing it full screen

Media Players get automation support also. In fact every item in a playlist including clips, stills, audio files and title pages get their own automation functions. Macros can be executed on either playback or end of play for individual playlist items.

Audio Threshold Macros

Specify a dB value that will trigger a macro. This way you can set up a hands-free camera switch to show the current speaker in a meeting. Audio Macros

Multi-Step Macros

add pauses to a macro then use a key-stroke to continue allowing you to dynamically step through a sequence of actions.

Media Players

Media Players

Clip Speed

Playback speed can now be set on a per clip basis so you can mix slo-mo and full speed clips in a playlist.

Split Clips

Clips can now be non-destructively split. Simply jog through a long clip and hit ‘/’ to divide the clip at the playhead position.

Revised Trimming

The DDR workflow has been improved with a re-designed Scrub Bar and new In and Out buttons to make trimming clips easier. Mark In and Out

Time Shifting

It’s now possible to use the growing clips function to perform time shifting using a DDR. Add a currently recording clip to the DDR, clear the outpoint, wait for a period of time and begin playing. The DDR can be assigned to an output.

Transitions

All the media players now support the addition of transitions including full color animation store transitions. The media players fully support transitions between clips with alpha.

Show On (Instant Replay)

Automatically roll a replay clip once it’s been added to the playlist. Put’s the instant into instant replay.

Change Angle

After adding a replay clip to the DDR you can actually select a different camera angle directly in the DDR.

DataLink and Titles

Now you can bring in data from a number of different sources (select scoreboard systems, XML, databases, text files and more) and insert it directly into dynamic CG pages without the need for a stand-alone copy of LiveText. DataLink

More Output Options

The output options for the HDMI and extra Display ports on various TriCasters can now be configured independently and with full options on all of them including M/Es. Output

Audio

Audio Automation

Dante

Support for industry standard Dante audio sources with the optional addition of user Dante license from Audinate.

Noise Gate

The compressor/limiter now has a noise gate function

Improved metering

VU meter gradients now make it easier to discern safe audio levels and there are now clipping indicators.

Audio Outputs

The analog audio outputs have been reconfigured to reduce the risk of error. Master audio appears on the first output while Aux audio is available on the second.

Control Surface

Lock Out

Lock out buttons on the CS to prevent accidents

Control Grouping (460CS, 860CS and 8000CS)

Add M/E Rows to color groups directly from the CS.

 

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