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Switcher Channels 16 – 6 external, 6 internal, 4 M/E buses
Video Input 4 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 4 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) 4 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 11 output connections, with support for key output and per-connection signal settings
  • 2 x SDI
  • 2 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 4 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)
  • Trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
  • Simultaneous recording of up to 2 channels to internal drive; support for up to 4 channels with removable drive, 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 4 x SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Phantom Power Support
Audio Outputs 2 x SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (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
  • Audio Follow Video 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 and HDMI 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
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 460 hardware control surface
  • Surface ~ 23.5 x 0.5 x 11.6 in (59.7 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
  • Base ~ 22.5 x 2.0 x 10.8 in (57.2 x 5.1 x 27.4 cm)
  • 14.6 lbs (6.6 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 2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe
  • 19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
  • 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
System Electrical AC Mains:
  • Voltage (volts): 100/240
  • Current (amps): 8/4(11.8 kg)
  • Frequency (Hz): 47/63
  • Power (watts): 430 MAX
Subject to change without notice.
TC460 System Diagram 2014
460 UI with Guide Numbers

  1. User Interface
    Provides complete control over live production, streaming, recording, and media publishing operations.

  2. Recordable Macros
    Make your favorite series of commands automatic. Record any sequence of operations as a macro event, make adjustments as needed with the built-in Macro Editor, then trigger with a single click, keystroke or button press. Talent can also trigger macros by making contact with configurable on-screen hotspots.

  3. Workspaces
    Choose a view that works for you with a variety of selectable layouts for User Interface and Multiview monitor displays.

  4. Live Streaming
    Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web with simultaneous archive, at the touch of a button. TriCaster 460 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p, with support for custom multi-bitrate stream profiles.

  5. Grab
    The unique view from every angle is up for grabs. Snap photos from inputs, buffers and outputs, simultaneously; build a collection of HD still images to post to social media sites, or use during the show.

  6. Recording
    Capture video from up to 4 individual sources simultaneously with integrated IsoCorder™ multi-track, multi-format recording technology. Files are recorded at native resolution and compatible with every major non-linear editing application, computer operating system and media sharing website. 

    Media Publishing

    A. Media Publishing
    Publish content instantly to popular social media sites like YouTube™, Facebook and Twitter™, upload to FTP sites, or transfer to storage volumes and network locations. Share clips and stills during live production or upload your full-length show within moments after production wraps.

  7. Live Desktop Monitors
    Select from a variety of layouts for previewing production sources. Full field rate displays also include convenient options for additional customization, including safe areas, VU meters, and alpha channel transparency display.

  8. Cameras
    Connect up to 4 live cameras or video sources, of any connection type or resolution, including robotic Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras.


    B. Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) Camera Control
    Control up to 4 robotic PTZ cameras directly from the User Interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus and iris. Position presets with thumbnail preview make it easy to setup shots remotely and change angles on the fly.

  9. Network Sources
    Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple® AirPlay® devices, like iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod®, connected to the same local network. TriCaster 460 also accepts video over IP, streaming servers, USB video sources, NewTek 3Play™ and TriCaster systems, as well as a variety of third-party partner solutions as network inputs.

  10. DDRs
    Load and playback video clips, packages and motion graphics. TriCaster 460 offers native support for almost every file format, with per-clip audio levels, scaling and aspect ratio conversion, allowing you to work with essentially any media asset you're given.

  11. Graphics
    Display images, apply titles or present static graphics. Choose from and edit templates in a variety of styles and designs, or import your own graphics for a custom-branded live production.

  12. Look-Ahead Preview Monitor
    Setup and preview your next shot before it goes live, including any titles and overlays to be applied.

  13. Program Monitor
    View the primary video output being broadcast, streamed, projected and/or recorded.

  14. Live Virtual Sets
    Get the look of a network-style studio, complete with real-time reflections and specular highlights. TriCaster 460 includes more than 30 HD virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings, each with multiple angles, customizable pan, zoom and pedestal animations, shot presets and support for interactive hotspots. 

    C. Holographic Live Virtual Sets
    Create custom, photorealistic virtual environments from panoramic images snapped with a smartphone, point-and-shoot or DSLR camera, with support for 3D positioning of sources and live virtual camera movements.

  15. M/E Buses
    Mix multi-source compositions or create complex video effects, and configure for output, feed upstream to the main switcher or designate as an alternative recording mix. TriCaster 460 features 4 M/E buses, each a complete switcher with independent keying and positioning effects per selected source, Key layer, the powerful TransWarp effects engine, and presets. M/E buses also support 3D video production, macro hotspots, and live virtual sets.

  16. M/E Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to M/E compositions. Each M/E bus accommodates a transition effect between the A and B rows in Mix mode, supports a layering effect or virtual set in Effect mode, and includes a fully configurable Key layer with independent keying, positioning effects, transition controls and support for TransWarp effects.

  17. Live Production Switcher
    Control productions in all resolutions up to 1080p, integrating multiple cameras, video feeds, network sources, stored media, graphics, transitions and effects without any extra hardware or external devices.

  18. Switcher Effects
    Apply titles, graphics and spectacular effects to live video. The switcher supports dynamic TransWarp effects on the primary video layer, and on 2 fully configurable DSKs. Each DSK also includes independent keying, positioning effects and transition controls.

  19. TransWarp Effects
    Supported on every available effects channel, the TransWarp effects engine is simply the most powerful integrated effects system in live production. TriCaster 460 electrifies live video, DSKs and overlays with full-color animation store transitions, complete with embedded audio and 3D warping of video. The integrated Animation Store Creator application also allows you to build custom transitions and effects, with eye-catching visuals like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D transformations and motion overlays.

  20. Media
    Load video clips, motion graphics, sounds, titles and stills of virtually any file format for live playback or overlay. Build playlists before or during a show, and save frequently used video and graphics collections as presets.

  21. Buffers
    Access up to 15 additional media sources – instantly – during live production, including video clips, animations, images, titles and graphics. TriCaster 460 supports 5 animation buffers and 10 still & title buffers, each with independent playback and transition controls, plus presets. View and manage buffer content via the integrated multiviewer, including animation preview and live title editing. 
    460 Mixer

  22. D. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
    Deliver pristine sound with adjustable audio for all internal and external sources, plus 4 fully independent stereo output mixes. Enjoy precision control, including robust audio follow video and routing configuration, per-input audio delay timing, and a seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter on every source and output. Touchscreen and tactile remote control are also in the mix, via the companion iPad audio mixing app and native support for Avid® Artist Mix audio control surfaces.

The most recent TriCaster advancements provide mobile producers, independent video and Web TV pros, worship producers, and corporate video departments with new integrated tools to make studio-quality productions smoother, faster, and easier—and triumph over stacks of gear everywhere.

The next revolution in
video production.

For mobile production crews, corporate video departments, worship tech teams, and independent video producers, location doesn’t lessen expectations. Having gear that goes anywhere isn’t enough—you need to deliver studio-quality productions no matter where projects take you.

TriCaster 460 is an all-purpose media production system scaled for tight spaces and remote locations, packing racks of professional-grade capabilities into a single turnkey solution designed to deliver maximum impact with a minimal footprint.

From producing live and on-demand programs that look infinitely bigger, to creating engaging big-screen and second-screen experiences, TriCaster 460 transforms everyday presentations into revolutionary multi-platform productions that reach more viewers, open up more revenue opportunities, and extend your brand.

Product Essentials:

  • 4-M/E, 16-channel video switcher with audio mixer, media players, titles, graphics, and DVE effects
  • Flexible I/O connectivity and networking, including digital and analog cameras, computers, IP video and graphics, and cloud sources
  • Versatile 2U rackmount frame for fixed installation or mobile production
  • Spectacular 3D visual effects, live virtual sets, motion graphics and transitions
  • Extensive customization, configuration, and automation possibilities
  • Real-time social media publishing to engage fans and followers
  • Broadcast, stream, publish, project and record—all at the same time
  • Workflow-enhancing compatibility with a growing network of partner products and applications

Push your limits on screen and your productivity behind the scenes with TriCaster 460 even further with TriCaster Advanced Edition.