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NewTek’s Sub-$5k TriCaster 40

Today NewTek announced the TriCaster 40, a sub-$5k version of its popular TriCaster line. You can compare all the different models here – the basics are as follow:

  • 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions
  • 2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device
  • 1x Stereo RCA Audio Input
  • 1x 1/4″ Mono Mic Input
  • 2 DSK’s
  • 2x simultaneous outputs, HD or SD (corrected 9/4 per Philip’s comment below)
  • Native recording in resolutions up to 1080i, encoded as QuickTime® or Web-quality H.264
  • HD live streaming via Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
  • Supported Formats:
    • NTSC: 1080i, 720p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
    • Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080i, 720p, 576i (16:9), 576i (4:3)
This is a surprisingly solid feature set for under $5k. It also seems perfect for a small game streaming setup: you can have a mix of 4 consoles and cameras for pretty cheap, with an external audio mixer being the only piece you have to buy separately. Stream to Twitch, record locally – pretty cool.

 

Tricaster 40

 

2 Responses

  1. Thanks for checking out the TriCaster 40! Wanted to correct something from your post, The TriCaster 40 has FULL HD in and out.. Not sure where you heard that it was SD output only.. :)

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    Philip Nelson
    NewTek

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