TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle - TC1 and TC1SP Control Panel
  • TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle - TC1 and TC1SP Control Panel
  • TriCaster TC1 - 2RU - Rear Connections
  • TriCaster TC1 - 2RU - FG-001586-R001
  • TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel - TC1SP
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  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 2RU Live Production System
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  • 4x 3G/HD/SD SDI Hardware Inputs
  • Skype TX Software Integration
  • Dual-Channel Live Streaming
  • Multi-Input Virtual Sets
  • 6x Internal Recorders
  • Native NDI Integration
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NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle is the essential solution for modern video production. With industry-leading, software-driven live production technology.

The TriCaster TC1 is a 16-input, multi-source video workflow with out-of-the-box support for four SDI hardware inputs.

The Base Bundle includes a 1.5-stripe control panel with 14 source buttons, the NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle provides everything you need to create more incredible content, make it available in more places, and reach viewers - whenever and wherever they watch.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle Intro Video.

Complete Production
Produce amazing content with hundreds of advanced production capabilities for video switching, playback, mix effects graphics, audio mixing, virtual sets, and more.

4K UHD 60p Capable
Deliver an immersive viewing experience for programs, performances, events, and sports with native support for true 4K Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second.

Native IP Processing
Create compelling content using any combination of compatible SDI and IP video sources, including local and remote cameras, mobile devices, Skype video calls, computers, streaming media, video files, graphics, and more.

Multi-Source Video Mixing
Save space and travel light with the smallest TriCaster ever.

Multi-Destination Delivery
Produce content for any screen or schedule, with SDI and IP live output, multi-channel recording, multi-platform live streaming, social media publishing, and more.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Technical Specifications

TriCaster TC1 Specifications and Details

Video Input

16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94).

Network Video Input

16 x IP video inputs via NDI™, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill.

SDI Video Input*

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates**.

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94

* Optionally supports up to 16 simultaneous 3G/HD/SD-SDI video inputs or quad-link 3G-SDI video inputs (4K UHD) via network integration with NewTek NC1 conversion modules.

**Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL).

PTZ Camera Control

Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and networkprotocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system.

Network Outputs

Ethernet port for HD streaming live to the Web, publishing to social media platforms, distributing content to servers and storage locations, and output to other TriCaster systems.

Skype TX

Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype video call inputs via Skype TX software integration, including tally and Talk Back communication.

Apple AirPlay Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay.

Network Video Output

IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:

  • 4x independent video mix outputs
  • 1x 4K UHD video mix output

SDI Video Output

4x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

  • 4x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs
  • 1x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping

Streaming Output

2x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive.

Multiviewer Output

3x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions.

  • 1x DVI user interface with multiviewer
  • 1x HDMI multiviewer
  • 1x DisplayPort multiviewer

Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4x M/E buses supporting video re-entry.

  • 1x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4x KEY layers per bus
  • 9x memory slots per bus

1x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

Media Players

5x media players
  • 2x DDR
  • 2x GFX
  • 1x Sound
15x Media Buffers
  • 10x animation buffers
  • 5x graphic buffers
30x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function).


Integrated LiveMatte chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses.
  • 16x input keyers
  • 4x media player keyers
  • 4x M/E keyers
  • 1x PREVIZ keyer
  • 15x buffer keyers


Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences.
  • 16x configurable COMP presets per bus

Virtual Sets

Integrated LiveSet technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included.


Integrated DataLink technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watchfiles, XML, CSV, ASCII and more.


Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences.
  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys buttons or GPI triggers.
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions.
  • Supports control via web-based interface Recording.


6x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder technology.
  • 4x QuickTime archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)
  • 2x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
  • 1x MP3 audio recorder

Internal Storage

2x 3TB internal drives
  • Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
  • Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA
  • Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions

Screen Grabs

Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs.

Media Export

Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding.

Audio Mixer

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, SDPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing.

Local Audio Input

4x SDI embedded
1x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
3x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)

Local Audio Output

  • 4x SDI embedded
  • 1x Balanced XLR stereo pair
  • 1x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs
  • 1x Stereo 1/4" (phones)

Network Audio

  • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI.
  • Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals.
  • Integrated support* for Dante networking protocol from Audinate.
  • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers**.
*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately).
**Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately).

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:
  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more.
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more.
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more.


Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports.

Signal Monitoring

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709.


Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency

~1.0 to 1.5 frames.

A/V Standards

  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A).
  • 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 Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design.


Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design SDI tally standard.


Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals.


Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface.


Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control.

System Drive

120GB SSD.

Network Interface Cards

2x Gigabit NIC.

TriCaster TC1 Size

TriCaster TC1

  • 2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe.
  • 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached.

TriCaster TC1 R3 (Redundant Power Option)

  • 3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe.
  • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached.



Subject to change without notice.
SD session format specifications vary.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Control Panel Technical Specifications

With TriCaster TC1, you have your choice of companion control panels to suit your workflow, environment, and budget. The TriCaster TC1LP and TC1SP control panels are expertly engineered to combine the comprehensive functionality, precision controls, premium hardware mechanics, and ergonomic design that operators need, with modern styling that appeals to clients and executives.
TriCaster TC1 Control Panel Comparison


TriCaster TC1LP Control Panel TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel


2x panel stripes 1.5x panel stripes

Source Buttons

24x switcher source buttons
24x M/E source buttons
14x switcher source buttons
11x M/E source buttons


1x multi-mode joystick (3-axis) 1x multi-mode joystick (3-axis)


2x multi-mode T-Bars 1x multi-mode T-Bar


1 Gigabit NIC USB-B Connector


TriCaster TC1LP chassis with 25W PSU
34.1 x 3.2 x 13.8 in (86.6 x 8.1 x 35.1 cm)
TriCaster TC1SP chassis
23.5 x 2.5 x 11.6 (59.7 x 6.4 x 29.5 cm)

Subject to change without notice.

  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 2RU
  • NewTek TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel
  • Backlit Keyboard and Mouse
  • Power and Interconnect Cables
  • Misc. adapters and connectors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty