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TriCaster TC Mini 4K with 2x Spark Plus IO 4K
  • TriCaster TC Mini 4K with 2x Spark Plus IO 4K
  • TriCaster TC Mini 4K - NDI Direct Input Connections
  • TriCaster TC Mini 4K UHD
  • TriCaster TC Mini 4K - BDL-000000004 - Spark Plus 4K HDMI
  • TriCaster TC Mini 4K - BDL-000000004
Price: $8,995.00
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    • Includes: TWO Spark Plus 4K (up to 4K/60p)
    • 4x NDI Direct Input Sources (up to 4K/60p)
    • Up to 8x NDI input sources
    • 2x NDI outputs
    • 1x Interface output + 3x Multiview outputs
    • Skype TX Software Integration
    • Live Switching, Streaming, Recording
    • Social Media Publishing
    • Overlay Graphics, Charts, Titles, Animations
    • 30+ LiveSet Virtual Sets
    • ISO Recording
    • Sold by VideoToybox, a NewTek Premier Partner
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    NewTek TriCaster TC Mini 4K

    This version of the TriCaster TC Mini now includes 4x NDI Direct Input Technology and Skype TX Integration!

    If you have ever wanted to create and publish video, stream live to the Web, or make even the most ordinary presentation look extraordinary­ then you are going to love the NewTek TriCaster TC Mini 4K with 4K / UHD capability.

    The TriCaster TC Mini 4K delivers all the benefits of IP based production using NDI direct inputs for easy connectivity to NDI cameras, while leveraging simple input modules to connect to your HDMI cameras and devices without cable length limitations.

    No other portable video production system offers so many simple ways to tell stories in such a small package for the price, than the TriCaster TC Mini.  The compact unit is easy to transport and set up with all the features you need to deliver high quality productions.  At full UHD 4k/60p, the resolution will be excellent.  With the four mini Display Port outputs (1 for the user interface, 3 for multiview outputs), viewers will get the output they need.  With NDI, TC Mini connects to a wide variety of NewTek and third-party systems over IP, such as cameras, converters, smart phones, and software applications.  Direct one-to-one connectivity with NDI cameras and devices simplifies configurations and removes cable length limitations.

    The NewTek TriCaster TC Mini represents continued innovation of the iconic product that defined an industry. Equipped with hundreds of easy to use capabilities, it has everything anyone needs to deliver programs their way today—and tomorrow.

    • Switching, streaming, recording, and delivery in HD up to 1080p 60 fps, and 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps.
    • True IP switching, with native software-driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility.
    • Native integration of NDI, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, supporting video, audio, and data transmission over IP with near-zero latency.
    • Flexible HDMI integration with devices using external NDI input modules that eliminate HDMI cable length limitations.
    • Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 4 direct inputs supporting Power over Ethernet devices.
    • Studio-grade Skype video calling with Skype TX software support, including automatic Mix Minus for clean audio return to the caller.
    • Integrated video players providing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware.
    • Capture up to 4 high quality NDI or QuickTime files from input or output sources for post-production, VOD, and archival needs, or up to 10 with Premium Access. Use the NDI I/O Plug-in for Adobe Creative Cloud to directly bring in files for editing and animation.
    • NDI HX Camera Application for Mobile Devices to use iOS based devices capable of up to UHD resolution video as NDI sources.
    • Live stream your productions with built-in encoders to Facebook Live, YouTube Live, Microsoft Azure, Periscope, Twitch, and more.
    • Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, YouTube, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, and more.
    • Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and stereo master output.
    • Premiere creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more.
    • Additional advanced software functions such as Live Story Creator simple show automation and Live Panel custom software panels for control with Premium Access package.

    NewTek TriCaster Comparison Chart

    TriCaster Mini 4K TriCaster Mini X HDMITriCaster Mini
    HD-4
    TriCaster Mini HD-4 SDI TriCaster TC410
    Plus
    TriCaster TC1 TriCaster TC1 Pro TriCaster 2 Elite
    4K UHD Capable Yes YesNo No No Yes Yes Yes
    3G HD Capable No YesNo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Source Channels 27 3131 31 32 40 40 60
    External Inputs 8 1212 12 12 20 20 40
    UHD Inputs 8 120 0 0 16 16 32
    Video Conferencing 2 channels of Skype TX 2 channels of Skype TX2 channels of Skype TX 2 channels of Skype TX 1 channel of Skype TX 2 channels of Skype TX 2 channels of Skype TX Multiple channels of Teams, Skype TX, Zoom, Slack, Discord, Tencent
    Combined Outputs (max) 8 96 6 13 20 20 45
    Video Mix Outputs 4x NDI 5x NDI
    2x HDMI 2x 1.5G HD 2x 3G HD 1x UHD
    – or –
    4x 3G HD
    1x UHD
    – or –
    4x 3G HD
    2x UHD
    – or –
    8x 3G HD
    Independent Stream Outputs 2 22 2 2 2 3 3
    Multi-Engine Workflow No No No No No No No No
    H.264 Recorders 2 25 5 6 8 16 32
    M/Es 4 44 4 4 4 4 8
    DSKs 2 22 2 2 4 4 4
    Media Players 2x DDRs
    1x GFX
    2x DDRs
    2x GFX
    1x Audio
    2x DDRs
    1x GFX
    2x DDRs
    1x GFX
    2x DDRs
    2x GFX
    2x DDRs
    2x GFX
    1x Audio
    2x DDRs
    2x GFX
    1x Audio
    4x DDRs
    1x Audio
    Multiviewers 4 34 4 3 3 3 4
    Network (NIC) 2x Gigabit 2x Gigabit 2x Gigabit 2x Gigabit 2x Gigabit 1x 10 Gigabit
    1x 1 Gigabit
    1x 10 Gigabit
    1x 1 Gigabit
    1x 10 Gigabit
    1x 1 Gigabit
    NDI Matrix Routers No No
    No No No No No Yes
    Audio Channels (per input) 2
    2
    2
    2
    4
    4
    4
    16
    Audio Input Routing No No
    No No 4 x 4 x 4 4 x 4 x 4 4 x 4 x 4 4 x 8 x 8

    NewTek TriCaster TC Mini 4K Bundle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Q: How is the TriCaster TC Mini 4K different from the TriCaster Mini Advanced?
    A:
    TC Mini 4K includes all the features of TriCaster Advanced Edition software and more. TC Mini 4K is fully capable of running all Premium Access capabilities. TC Mini 4K can support up to 4K UHD format. TC Mini is completely IP based with NDI on all inputs and outputs.TC Mini does not support WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity.

    There is only a single model of TC Mini 4K with no display in the case and is NDI-based. This offer for the TC Mini includes two adapters for use of HDMI sources. Two more can be optionally added.

    Q: Does TriCaster TC Mini 4K take HDMI sources directly?

    A: Two Spark Plus IO 4K - HDMI to NDI input adapter modules with Power Over Ethernet are included and two more can be added. Using the adapters as needed makes HDMI integration simple and alleviates the issue of long cable runs with HDMI, which is often problematic.

    Q: What about the video delay in HDMI cameras – can TC Mini 4K delay audio to sync?

    A: The TC Mini audio mixer includes per-input audio delay settings that can be configured to compensate for any upstream video delays.

    Q: Does TC Mini 4K work with GoPro cameras?

    A: Using the Spark Plus IO 4K modules, TC Mini 4K accepts cameras that output a video signal over HDMI.

    Q: Does TC Mini support robotic Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras?

    A: Yes.  Each of these cameras is compatible with NDI Direct Input.

    Q: Are there analog audio inputs and outputs?

    A: Yes. TC Mini 4K includes one balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS jack for microphone audio input and two balanced 1/4” jacks (L/R) for line audio input. TC Mini 4K also includes two balanced 1/4” jacks (L/R) for line audio output and one 1/4” stereo jack for headphones audio output.

    Q: What are the electrical specifications of the 1/4” audio inputs and outputs?

    A: +4dBu, balanced.

    Q: Is there phantom power on the microphone input?

    A: No.

    Q: Is TC Mini 4K compatible with other TriCaster control panel models?

    A: Yes with panels that use USB connectivity.

    Q: What kind of case can TC Mini 4K be carried in?

    A: TC Mini 4K is small enough to fit into just about any gear bag, backpack or carrying case. Just be sure to take the proper precautions (like you would with any other A/V gear or electronic device) when transporting it to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged.

    Q: Does the Skype TX software integration require the Skype TX controller software?
    A: Yes. The Skype TX controller software is required for call management and control and must be run separately on a compatible external computer. For more information, including system requirements and install instructions, and to download the application, please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45887.

    Q: Will TC Mini 4K work with TalkShow?

    A: Because there is no audio routing there is no mix minus configuration possible.

    Q: What is the workflow for recording to external devices?

    A: For the target customer, the most practical option is recording over USB 3.0. TC Mini includes several USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel and most high-speed external USB 3.0 drive systems should be suitable for dual-channel capture.

    Q: Will TriCaster Mini 4K run on batteries?

    A: No. TriCaster Mini requires external power for operation.

    Q: Is TriCaster Mini 4K compatible with the NewTek connectivity products, specifically the NC1 Studio Input Module and NC1 Studio I/O Module?
    A: Yes.

    Q: What about a comparison to TriCaster TC 410 Plus?

    A: TriCaster TC 410 Plus is purpose-built for professional, multi-camera production workflows with a 2U rack mount form factor, comprehensive HD-SDI and IP connectivity, built-in hardware fail-safes—professional features which meet the demands and requirements of studio and mobile production vehicle integration, permanent installations, and high-performance video productions.

    TC Mini 4K has no SDI inputs or outputs for hybrid production. It has fewer source inputs, record channels, and layers for keying.

    TC Mini 4K does not have macro recording or import – only system commands for basic control and operations.

    There is no audio channel routing on the output- 2 channel stereo audio only

    There are no integrated waveform monitor and vectorscope monitoring displays.

    TC Mini 4K does not support key and fill in or out, but does support keying and NDI sources with embedded alpha.

    • NewTek TriCaster TC Mini 4K
    • 2x Spark Plus IO 4K (HDMI to NDI) (up to 4K/60p)
    • NewTek backlit keyboard
    • NewTek backlit mouse
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty