Since 1985, NewTek, Inc. has reigned as an IP video technology leader that has actively transformed the ways in which people create network-style television content and share it with the rest of the world. The San Antonio, Texas-based hardware and software company has helped produce live and post-production video tools and visual imaging software for:
- Personal computers
- Sporting events
- Web-based talk shows
- Live entertainment
- Corporate communications
These and more to virtually any place users can actively capture and publish live video. NewTek provides its customers with an efficient means to grow their audiences, brands, and businesses faster than ever before. The company’s latest addition to the TriCaster product line will most certainly go above and beyond their mission to help customers tell bigger, better, and brighter stories through the implementation of their software-defined visual storytelling.
New Tek’s TriCaster® Mini
New Tek’s next-generation TriCaster® Mini is the world’s most complete and compact video production system. The TriCaster Mini’s plug-and-play setup allows for new video producers to get started quickly, and easily work their way up to creating greater and more sophisticated programs with resolutions up to 4K, for delivery to all of today’s screens. The TriCaster® Mini is a small size and lightweight system, which allows for storytellers to take it anywhere, set up and get started in a matter of minutes. The TriCaster® Mini also offers hundreds of entry-level and advanced production tools such as:
- Built-in virtual sets
- Amazing animated transition effects
- Replay for sporting events
- One-touch social media publishing
These and more features are included in this incredible video production system because according to the president of R&D for Vizrt Group, (parent brand of NewTek and NDI®) Dr. Andrew Cross, “Everyone has amazing stories to tell, and video is the most powerful way to deliver your message. That’s why we strive to make it fun and exciting to create,”. “Whether you’re a student, a corporate communications manager, or a seasoned video professional, TriCaster Mini has everything to get you going and make broadcast quality shows you can stream to all your favorite social media outlets.”
Additional TriCaster® Mini Features
The TriCaster Mini has 8 external video inputs and they work to support any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD. This provides storytellers with more options, more angles, more points of view than any other device in its class. The TriCaster Mini also has four plug-and-play NDI connections with power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which makes video, audio, tally, power, and control as easy as plugging in an Ethernet cable. This feature saves users time, money and effort. Also included, are two input modules with PoE (power-over-Ethernet) that directly connect a user’s existing HDMI devices. This will instantly upgrade them to NDI-compatible sources.
An exclusive mobile app for the TriCaster Mini is the NDI|HX Camera.
This mobile application is available as a download from the Apple Store. The NDI|HX Camera allows video, up to 4K UHD from an iOS device, which transmits over Wi-Fi as an NDI source and connects with TriCaster Mini systems on the network. This allows for users to pull shots in from their team’s iPhones more easily. When discussing pricing and availability, the NewTek TriCaster Mini will be available this month with packages starting from $8,995 US MSRP. International pricing will vary.
NewTek’s core philosophy goes something like this, “Software-defined visual storytelling (#SDVS) drives the world’s most complete compact video production system to help everyone tell more stories, bigger, better, brighter, bolder.” Quite the slogan when aiming for heights only the most profound creativity that came straight out of the minds of founders, Tim Jenison and Paul Montgomery.
NewTek is a privately-owned company by Vizrt. It is based in San Antonio, Texas. The company brand joins those of Vizrt and NDI under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group. The NewTek brand is 100% committed to its channel partners as its route to market.
Several of Newtek‘s Clients include:
- NBA Development League
- Fox News
- CBS Radio
- ESPN Radio
- Fox Sports
- USA TODAY
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Celebro Media
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Charles University in Prague
- Pinsent Masons LLP
These and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100 make up New Tek’s clientele.