NewTek adds control surface to 450 series

NewTek took the wraps off the TriCaster 450 CS at the RAI, a hardware control surface for the new TriCaster 450 series of HD portable live production systems, which provides tactile control of the 14-channel system’s functions and effects, allowing operators to make snap decisions with what the company claims is confidence and ease.

450 CS hardware provides illuminated push buttons, twist knobs, a premium T-bar and three-axis joystick to gain instant control of the functions in the TriCaster 450 series, letting operators perform commands on the fly.

“The TriCaster 450 CS gives broadcast professionals the high performance, hardware interface they expect to find in a traditional television control room,” said Andrew Cross, NewTek CTO. “Our users can access all of the power in the system from HD virtual sets and multi-track recording, to one-button streaming and more, without ever touching a mouse.”

“With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions,” added the release blurb. “A single operator can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, schools, sports organizations, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audience.”

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