TriCaster 860 + 860CS Control Surface
  • TriCaster 860 + 860CS Control Surface
  • TriCaster 860 - Front Panel
  • TriCaster 860 + 860CS Control Surface
  • TriCaster 860CS Control Surface
  • TriCaster 860 - Audio Mixer Interface
  • TriCaster 860 - Rear Panel Diagram
  • TriCaster 860 - System Diagram
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    • This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
    • It was replaced by the TriCaster 8000 and related accessories.
    • 8x SDI and Analog Camera Inputs / 24 Channels
    • Includes TriCaster 860CS Control Surface
    • Supports Resolutions up to 1080p
    • Live Streaming & Social Media Publishing
    • Effects, Titles, Buffers, Transitions
    • Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
    • Rugged 4RU Chassis
    • Expanded Media Sources - Buffers and Network Inputs
    • Premium T-Bar and 3-Axis Joystick
    • Illuminated Buttons on Control Surface
    • Multi-tiered Hardware and Software Fail-Safe
    • Sold by VideoToyBox, a NewTek Authorized Reseller
    Item # TC860
    Mfr # FG-000456-R001
    UPC #
    BA #
    AS # B00FAWH8BM
    AD # NETC860

    NewTek TriCaster TriCaster 860 + 860CS

    Turnkey Solution

    Based on the innovative concept of a single system to broadcast, project, stream and record, simultaneously, TriCaster 860's multiple turnkey functions do the work usually requiring racks of equipment, but integrated into a robust rackmount frame instead


    Facility-class Installation

    All audio and video, monitoring and network connectors are easily accessible from the rear for installation in industry standard 19" rackmount configurations


    Mix-and-Match I/O

    TriCaster 860 provides connectivity to prepare for any location scenario. Connect multiple cameras (up to 8) with the capability to mix and match connection types, including SDI, component, composite and Y/C; and even camera types with varying SD and HD resolutions and formats


    8-channel, Multi-Format ISO Source Recording

    IsoCorder multi-track video recording technology combines the capabilities of literally racks of video capture equipment.


    24-channel Multi-Camera Production

    With the 24 channel, multi-camera TriCaster 860, you have nearly every possible live and stored source at your fingertips. Up to 8 cameras in any HD and SD configuration. Color correction, keying, cropping, scaling and frame sync on every input


    Expanded Media Sources - Buffers and Network Inputs

    TriCaster 860 gives producers instant access to even more content in real time, without adding equipment or crew. 10 still buffers and 5 animation buffers provide 15 bonus "always on" sources


    Audio Mixing

    The TriCaster integrated multi-channel audio mixer is loaded with enhancements that raise the caliber of your shows' sound to the same professional, network quality as the visuals


    Visual & Motion Effects

    TriCaster 860 hosts the most powerful integrated effects engine in live production to customize your brand-even for multiple shows-with a polish that makes an impression on quality-savvy audiences


    Automation

    With TriCaster 860 system's virtual sets, you can elevate your look with realistic foregrounds and live moving backgrounds. Add real-time energy to any virtual set with two live sources-each with overlay, all with transitions, sounds, 3D DVEs and effects


    Social Media Publishing

    TriCaster 860 provides multi-tiered redundant fail-safe mechanisms in both hardware and software. Redundant, removable power supplies and hot-swappable hard drives protect from physical interruptions


    Capacity

    It offers huge capacity for recorded media. Use it for storing files for use in live productions 5 integrated digital media players are on-hand to augment your production, on top of your 10 live & 8 virtual sources & for ISO recording your individual camera sources for later postproduction


    Post-production

    TriCaster 860 is not just about live. It's a content creation machine. 8-channel ISO recording enables the capture of all the raw sources coming into the program, for later repurposing or re-use


    External and Third-Party Applications

    TriCaster 860 supports an extended set of products that work directly with the system to provide innovative solutions and workflows in several different areas of your live production, including streaming, graphics, content and controllers


    Virtual Camera Moves

    Bring your virtual environment to life with animated virtual camera moves. Adjust shot framing on the fly with manual pan, zoom and pedestal movements, or zip from one preset shot to another without touching the camera


    2x LiveSet Shot Presets

    Leagues further than just a 'start and finish' zoom position, all professional TriCasters support full pan and scan configuration, with 8 custom preset positions for all sets--and with the new live Shot Editor, presets can be modified even while live


    Live Virtual Sets

    The next generation of live virtual sets included in TriCaster 860 take total advantage of full pan and scan capabilities and position presets and now include NewTek's most updated, more life-like template sets


    Holographic Live Virtual Sets

    Create a customized virtual environment from any real-world location. Turn panoramic images taken with your smartphone, DSLR or even point-and-shoot camera into a photorealistic virtual set, using the companion TriCaster VSE 2.5 software (sold separately)


    Playback from Cloud, IP and Stream

    Access video sources and content applications as video sources, with the ability to connect to Cloud-based media, IP cameras and streaming servers through network inputs


    Still & Title Buffers (10)

    Access up to 15 additional media sources instantly during live production. View and manage buffer content directly inside the integrated multiviewer, including animation preview (in some models) and live title editing


    De-Fielded Grabs

    Stills from any input (even buffers) can be captured in a pristine, de-fielded frame for immediate use, whether in the show or published instantly


    Send Recording to Playlist

    The Add to Playlist record panel command enables instant turnaround of in-show content, making recorded clips available for immediate playback from any DDR playlist


    Send Grabs to Buffer

    Make the scene you've just produced available as a newly captured image source in your show. Grab and send the still image directly to a buffer and have it at your beck and call


    Playlist Editing During Playback

    Easily accommodate revisions to the show rundown or new content without missing a beat by making changes and updates to media player playlists during show time


    Macros

    Make commonly used series of commands automatic, or just simplify complex ones. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, then trigger with a mouse click, keystroke, control surface action or MIDI button, or gesture-based onscreen hotspots


    Macro Editor

    Save time reproducing your painstaking macros from scratch. Tweak to your exact specifications, editing the action, timing and order as needed, to ensure automated operations run smoothly and accurately

    NewTek TriCaster TriCaster 860 + 860CS

    Switcher Channels 24 - 10 external, 6 internal, 8 M/E buses
    Video Input 8 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of supported connection types, resolutions and frame rates (including PsF selections)
    • Direct input of cameras and video devices in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C or Composite connections
    • Per-input format configuration, scaler (including 3:2 intelligent pull-down) and frame synchronizer enabling intermixing of formats
    • Per-input color correction, crop and LiveMatte keyer controls
    • Support for Key + Fill input pairing
    Network Sources 2 live inputs via Gigabit connection, selectable from any available network sources with support for video, audio and alpha channel
    • Supported sources include networked computers via included NewTek iVGA client application; wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices; TriCaster 8000, 860, 460, 410 or Mini; 3Play 4800, 440, 425 or Mini; TalkShow; USB video sources; video over IP sources; RTMP or RTSP streams; HTTP streaming video sources; and a variety of third-party partner solutions
    Robotic Camera Support Access up to 8 live Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via standard serial and network protocols, with preset system and user interface control over camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris
    Media 5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds (2 DDRs, 2 GFX and Sound) + 15 buffers
    Buffers 15 content buffers to store and playback video, animations, still images and graphics
    • 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, with multiviewer, animation preview, title editing and presets
    • Shareable across a network for watch folder application, with real-time edit and update of content
    Mix/Effect Buses (M/E) 8 freely configurable M/E channels for video mixing, compositing, effects and virtual sets, each supporting independent Key layer, TransWarp effects, and Adobe® Photoshop® blending modes between layers
    • Mix mode: Enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
    • Effects mode: Enables multi-layer compositing, effects generation and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
    Macros Record configurations and operation sequences, then attach to keyboard shortcuts, control surface actions, MIDI controllers, or on-screen hotspots for recall and automation
    • Macro editor for modifying user-defined macro configurations and sequences
    • Augment and extend TriCaster operation using macro plug-ins to control external devices and applications
    • Enable cross-platform commands and automation between TriCaster and 3Play
    DSKs 2 primary DSK channels, plus 1 additional Key layer per M/E bus, each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects
    Effects and Transitions Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects
    • Animation Store Creator for custom animations
    • Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
    Virtual Sets 30+ HD live virtual sets, with presets, multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, and specular highlights
    • Live pan and zoom of virtual camera and customizable virtual camera presets with animated pan, zoom and pedestal moves
    • Support for up to 2 switchable live sources, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping and keying
    • Supports custom-created virtual sets generated using NewTek Virtual Set Editor or third-party partner solutions
    Holographic Live Virtual Sets Support for custom virtual environments generated from panoramic smartphone, camera or DSLR images
    • Select sets included; custom sets require Virtual Set Editor 2.5
    Hotspots Up to 8 freely configurable, interactive hotspots per input for macro control
    Video Output Configurable for up to 14 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
    • 3 x SDI
    • 3 x Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)
    • HDMI output
    • 2 x supplemental display ports (1 x VGA and 1 x video-only HDMI) for additional displays or projectors
    • Network output for live streaming
    • A/V output to network-connected TriCaster over local network
    Recording Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 8 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology
    • Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
    • Encoding format selectable from: QuickTime® (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality)
    • Freely choose to add recordings to Publish queue and DDR destinations
    Recording Capacity
    Includes 3TB internal drive accommodating ~70 hours 1080i (varies by resolution and format; capacity expandable using additional supported storage)
    • 4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
    • Simultaneous recording of up to 2 channels to internal drive; support for up to 8 channels with removable drives, external or shared storage connected
    • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0
    • Supports shared storage integration via third-party partner solutions
    Grab Grab full resolution, de-fielded still images from inputs and outputs, and freely choose to add grabs to Publish queue, Media Player presets and Buffer destinations
    Media Publishing Supports direct content upload to YouTube™, Facebook, Twitter™, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers
    Live Streaming HD live streaming with simultaneous archive
    • Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, including RTMP streaming using H.264 (ex. Adobe Flash® Media Server), Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull, and browser-based streaming applications, with Ustream® and Livestream® native integrated support
    • Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser
    Audio Inputs 8 x SDI Embedded
    8 x AES3/EBU
    8 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
    Phantom Power Support
    Audio Outputs 3 x SDI Embedded
    2 x AES3/EBU
    4 x Balanced XLR
    4 x Balanced XLR (AUX)
    1 x Stereo 1/4" (phones)
    Audio Mixing Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones, with 4 fully independent stereo output mixes: 2 Master, 2 AUX
    • Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
    • Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
    • AFV system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
    • Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
    • Supports hardware control via Avid® Artist Mix audio control surface (sold separately)
    Supported Session Formats
    • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; NTSC-J 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 720/24p, 576/25i
    Playback Media Formats AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)
    Export Media Formats Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: Apple ProRes, AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more
    Post Production
    • NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation
    • NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility
    Monitoring DVI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview displays
    • Preview all sources or select sources in a variety of layouts and dual-monitor display combinations via Workspaces control panel
    • Viewports freely configurable for any combination of input sources, Program, Preview, M/E buses, clocks or images
    • A/V indicator and guide overlays configurable per viewport
    Signal Monitoring Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
    Session Management Setup and store session settings in reusable template sessions
    Latency
    Ultra-low, between 1 and 2 frames
    Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
    A/V Standards HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
    SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
    Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155
    Control Surface Optional TriCaster 860 hardware control surface
    • Surface ~ 28.5 x 0.5 x 11.6 in (72.4 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
    • Base ~ 27.5 x 2.0 x 10.8 in (69.9 x 5.1 x 27.4 cm)
    • 18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
    MIDI Control Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party MIDI device control of TriCaster operations via macros
    GPI Support
    Supports 2 x 24 GPI signals via JLCooper eBOX GPI system
    System Physical 4U Rack Mount, with 550W redundant, removable power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
    • 19.0 x 7 x 20.5 in (48.3 x 17.8 x 52 cm)
    • 44 lbs (20 kg)

    * Subject to change without notice.

    NewTek TriCaster Comparison Chart

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    TriCaster 460

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    Digital I/O (SDI)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    Digital I/O (HDMI)

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Analog I/O (Component, Composite, Y/C)

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Yes

    Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ)
    Camera Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    External Video Router Support

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Switcher Channels

    24

    16

    16

    16

    16

    16

    14

    External Switcher Video Sources

    10

    6

    6

    6

    6

    6

    6

    Internal Switcher Video Sources

    5 + Black

    5 + Black

    5 + Black

    5 + Black

    5 + Black

    5 + Black

    3 + Black

    Re-Entrant M/E Buses

    8

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Standard M/E Buses

    -

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    -

    ­

    M/E-Style Virtual Inputs

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    4

    Output Connections (max)

    14

    11

    7

    6 + Case Display

    6 + Case Display

    6

    5

    Recording Channels (max)

    8

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    1

    Base Recording
    Capacity (HD)

    ~220 hrs

    ~70 hrs

    ~70 hrs

    ~30 hrs

    ~30 hrs

    ~15 hrs

    ~20 hrs

    Animation Buffers

    10

    5

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    ­

    Still & Title Buffers

    5

    10

    15

    15

    15

    15

    -

    ­

    Live Virtual Sets

    30+

    30+

    30+

    30+

    30+

    30+

    24

    Media Publishing

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    IsoCorder Recording
    Technology

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    TransWarp Effects

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Animation Store Transitions

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Holographic Live Virtual
    Set Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Macros

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Hot Spots

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Real-Time Motion
    Tracking

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    MIDI Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Avid Artist Mix Audio
    Control Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Apple AirPlay Device Support

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Multi-View Monitoring

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Individually Configurable MultiView Monitor Viewports

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Frame Sync Toggle

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Genlock

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Tally Connector

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Network Output

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Supplemental HDMI Output

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Supplemental Display Ports

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Built-In WiFi

    -

    -

    -

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Built-In Bluetooth

    -

    -

    -

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    Case Display

    -

    -

    -

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    Included Storage (internal)

    3TB

    3TB

    3TB

    2 x 750GB

    2 x 750GB

    750GB

    1TB

    Included Storage (removable)

    3 x 2TB

    - -

    -

    - - -

    Removable Drive Bays

    4

    1

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Redundant PSU

    Yes

    - -

    -

    - - -

    Hardware Fail-Safe

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Software Fail-Safe

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    System Mirroring

    Yes

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    -

    Form Factor

    4U Rack Mount

    2U Rack Mount

    2U Rack Mount

    Mini

    Mini

    Mini

    Desktop

    * Subject to change without notice.

    • NewTek TriCaster 860
    • NewTek TriCaster 860 CS Control Surface
    • NewTek backlit keyboard
    • NewTek backlit mouse
    • Power Cord
    • USB Cable (TC860 to 860CS)
    • 4x Attachable Rubber Feet (for Desktop Use)
    • 2x Keys for Locking Case
    • BNC Removal Tool
    • Misc. adapters and connectors
    • Welcome Letter
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Registration Card
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty