Communication is key during any live production. metaSETZ Tally Products will keep you on your game. Whatever the level of your production and whatever TriCaster you use we have a tally system for you.

A complete tally system consists of at least a tally controller and individual tally lights for each camera along with interconnect cables.

TL-2 Tally Light

Tally Controller Compatibility:

  • TC-Mini 4, 4i and SDI: TLC-4S or TLC-8S
  • TC-410, 460, 860, 8000: TLC-4S, TLC-8S or TLC-8D
  • TLC-455, 855: TLC-4S, TLC-8S or TLC-8D
  • TLC-450, 850 & Extremes: TLC-8D
  • TC-300: Call or email
  • Standard Def TriCaster: Call or email
  • Don’t have a TriCaster? – Other Switchers

Three Controller Models

Three tally controller models are available. The TLC-8S with eight tally outputs plus a pair of GPI outputs and the TLC-4S with six tally outputs. The ‘S’ modes have software assignable outputs and are connected via USB. The low cost TLC-8S has eight tally outputs (program tally only) and connects to the TriCaster’s 15 pin tally port. See the individual descriptions for details and TriCaster compatibility info. TLC controller include the necessary cables and software to connect to your TriCaster.

Tally Light

The TL-2 tally light mounts on any camera using a standard shoe mount. The end with ultra bright red LED faces the front towards the on camera talent and the indicator lights face the camera operator. The shoe mount can be reversed for easier mounting on some cameras.

The tally light connects to one of our controllers via Ethernet style cable that carries both power and control signals and optionally intercom signals. Choose the correct tally controller for your switcher. The controller connects to the switcher via either USB (or a dedicated control cable in the case of the TLC-8D). The TL-2 includes a short Ethernet cable and an RJ-45 coupler to make it easy to rig a strain relief for the light.

CCU Support

If you have cameras with built-in tally lights and remote camera control units (CCUs) you can use our RU-2 relay units to control them. These connect in place of the TL-2 lights and provide relay outputs that can be connected to your CCUs tally inputs. The RU-2 includes a short cable to connect to the controller and a pigtail to connect to you CCU’s tally port. You may need to add the appropriate connector if your CCU doesn’t have screw terminals.

Intercom Pass Through

You can use the intercom pass through to route your analog intercom signals over the tally cables. You simply connect your intercom master station to the xlr port on the tally controller. This routes the intercom signal and power out to the TL-2 tally lights. There you connect your intercom belt pack to the 1/8″ port with a 1/8″ to XLR adapter cable (TL-IC).

See all TriCaster Tally Products
TLC-4S Controller
TLC-8S Controller
TLC-8D Controller
TL-2 Tally Light
RU-2 Relay Unit
TL-IC Intercom Adapter Cable
Manufacturer’s web site


TLC8S Tally Controller