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NewTek: TriCaster and 3Play Are Attractive Solutions! #NABShow


NewTek‘s line of innovative products have been providing industry professionals “cutting edge” technologies since 1986. At the time, the introduction of the Video Toaster® pioneered the concept of “television-in-a-box” and believed by many in the industry, as being way before it’s time. The thought of a single box performing everything from live video switching to 3D animation (with LightWave 3D®) truly goes down in history as a major milestone in the world of television production! The great news is, that NewTek has not slowed down the company’s progressive approach and innovated product development!

The family of TriCaster all in one systems range from the TriCaster 8000-8000-Product “The most advanced system that brings the most extensive integration with broadcast operations, with remote control of a redundant system, router support for large-scale enterprise production, 24-channel switcher, professional audio mixing, and up to 14 output destinations. The ability to broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—all at the same time and Built-in live streaming at the touch of a button!”

The TriCaster 860A “foundation for facility-class live production, TriCaster 860 is for television stations and studios, video and A/V pros, trucks and facilities, event and staging producers, and Internet TV producers who create or cover large-scale video programs—and see a real-time gold mine for bonus, social and even future programming, in every show.” Featuring: 8 M/E, 24-channel video switching with audio mixer, titles, warping transitions, buffers, DSK and DVE effects, Holographic LiveSets that incorporate 3D environments, panoramic vistas, and real camera motion, and instant social media publishing.

The TriCaster 460- “…mobile-scale multi-camera video solutions, TriCaster 460’s any-format, any-resolution, any frame-rate I/O and amped-up production capabilities let you connect any camera, access any available video source, and go live from locations you’ve only imagined.” Key features are: 4-M/E, 15-channel video switching with audio mixer, titles, warping transitions, buffers, DSK and DVE effects; Flexible I/O with mix-and-match HD and SD component, composite, and SDI connectivity for any resolution, frame synced for optimal video processing; Post-production workflows with extensive file format compatibility and removable storage; Deliver from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, and blogger’s workspace.

The 3Play family consists of two powerhouses! The 3Play 4800– “..the only multi-camera live sports replay system that dramatically enriches the viewing experience for audiences, engaging stadium and online fans with slow motion, instant replay, in-game highlights and social media publishing in every game.” Key features include: Complete game coverage out of the box, with capture, control and replay of 4 (redundant) or 8 (discrete) live video sources simultaneously; Produce sports your way, with the most flexible, customizable, and workflow-adaptable set-up, operation and programming potential available and most importantly, Save money, equipment, operator costs, space and resources and Save up to 60% of replay equipment costs in some cases.

The 3Play 425“…Local broadcasters, colleges and production companies who want to make the transition from shooting sports, to full-tilt live sports production..3Play 425 delivers the professional instant replay that will put you head-and-shoulders above the local competition, and propel you into the majors.” Key features: 6-channel live sports “sweet spot”; Network-quality production in native HD; Seamless mixing of live video with assets from your media library; Compact, 2RU design fits perfectly in control rooms and production vehicles of all sizes.

The impressive technology that NewTek brings to the table, provides attractive solutions to our industry. The product line is bullet proof, battle tested, and best of all, it’s priced to meet anyone’s budget! Clients include: “The X Factor,” New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

For more information on the family of cutting edge Newtek  products, visit: www.newtek.com/; Research, Fact finding, and Newtek press release information can be found at: www.newtek.com/news-events/newsroom.html

Make sure to stop by booth SL4610 at NAB 2014 for more information from the kind folks at NewTek, Inc.!

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