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TriCaster™ 450 EXTREME™ and the optional TriCaster 450 CS control surface give you a hands-on connection to live production. Source for source. Function for function. This 14-channel, 2U rack mount HD portable live production system is designed to go on the road or in the rack. It has a slim new price, too. It features IsoCorder™ technology that lets you record up to four channels, simultaneously. You can even go wireless with Apple® AirPlay® support and deliver video and audio from iOS devices, like iPad®, iPod®, and iPhone®. iKnow. It's cool.

Powerful and compact, TriCaster 450 EXTREME lets you:

  • Make changes on the fly with TriCaster 450 CS and control the media in your DDR with the TriCaster 850 TW
  • Connect and Record up to four channels of video, simultaneously with IsoCorder technology
  • Get up to 40 hours of HD recording
  • Record in multiple formats and resolutions with adjustable audio headroom
  • Go wireless with Apple AirPlay support from any iOS device to get instant compatibility with any AirPlay-enabled app
  • Create full-color animation store transitions with embedded audio and alpha channel
  • Get advanced audio control with an integrated compressor/limiter and seven-band equalizer
  • Push one button to stream live in HD with simultaneous archive
  • Configure, store and import your favorite streaming set-ups as presets
  • Access online CDN accounts, even during live production, with an integrated Web browser
  • Create and save complex switcher effects to a single button
  • Have 24 HD live virtual sets and advanced matte generation
  • Get the look of a sophisticated studio setting in a limited space
  • Create custom virtual sets or double-box effects with optional TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE)
  • Expand your workspace with multi-view monitor output
  • Connect a projector or big screen for IMAG video output
  • Use as a desktop or rack mount system

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Buy Now $19,995.00
Multi-Standard Price $22,995.00


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Small package.

TriCaster™ 450 EXTREME™ sports a super slim design with abundant benefits. 2U rack mount. 14 channels. Innovative features like IsoCorder™ technology to capture up to four channels of video at the same time. Record in one resolution and stream in another, simultaneously—with the push of a button. Go wireless with Apple® AirPlay® support that delivers video and audio into your live production, with iOS devices like iPod®, iPad® and iPhone®. iKnow. It's cool. 

At only 28lbs, this HD system fills an increasing demand for a compact and dependable live production solution that's not only affordable, but packs a lot of power. Like all NewTek products, TriCaster 450 EXTREME is easy to learn, for one person or a small team. Paired with TriCaster 450 CS optional control surface, you have a hands-on connection to the system interface. Every source. Every function.

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Technical specifications.

  Dimensions 19 x 3.5 x 22.5 (in)
48.3 x 8.9 x 57.2 (cm)
  Weight 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
  Video Processing 4:4:4:4
32-bit Floating Point
  Audio Processing 4 channels, 96 kHz
32-bit Floating Point
  Video Input 4 simultaneous inputs.
Any combination of:
HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite.
HD-SDI Video Conforms to SMPTE 292M and SD Video Conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656.
  Audio Input 4 SDI Embedded
3 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (Mic/Line)
1 x 2 Balanced XLR (Mic/Line)
Analog Audio Levels Conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Support
Every input supports seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter
Sources can be grouped and routed to multiple buses
Digital audio inputs include audio time-base synchronizers to support unmatched digital audio time-bases
Video Output 2 simultaneous outputs
HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Composite, Y/C (BNC)
HDMI, DVI and VGA output for monitors and/or projector
Output sources include Program out and AUX out (configurable for Program, Program clean, Preview, any input, Effects, any frame-store, alpha out)
Audio Output 2 SDI Embedded
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4” (Phones)
Every output supports seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter
Supported Formats NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i
Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p 576/25i
  Source Mixing Mix HD/SD resolution and 16:9/4:3 aspect ratios
  Recording 4 simultaneous recording channels using proprietary IsoCorder™ multi-track video recording technology, with adjustable audio headroom
Support for multi-format recording: MPEG-2 (high and normal profiles), QuickTime®, H.264, AVI, MP3
Full HD recording of any output or input source in all resolutions up to 1080p
  Recording Capacity ~ 40 Hours (1080i)
1 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
  Live Streaming Full HD live streaming in resolutions up to 720p (16:9 aspect ratio), with simultaneous archive
Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser for access to online CDN accounts to manage or view shows
 Supported Stream Types Adobe® Flash® to Flash media server connections or through browser based plug-ins
Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
Support for most common stream profiles
Support for custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles
  Network Connection 1 Gigabit connection for network inputs and streaming output
  Network Source Support 2 dedicated channels for access to external network sources
PC and Mac® displays mirrored via NewTek iVGA™ technology, iTunes™, and wireless iOS devices via Apple® AirPlay® on any supported apps, including audio, photos and video
  Animation Store Animation store builder with support for animation transitions with embedded audio on all 7 effects channels in the switcher
  Virtual Inputs 4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, each with presets, overlay and dedicated channel for titles, frame-buffer or watch folder
  Virtual Input Overlay 1 per channel, upstream with keying, transitions, and independent effects, including positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation
Support for full animation store transitions with embedded audio and alpha channel
  Live Virtual Sets 24 HD live TriCaster virtual sets, with animated zoom and independent effects, including positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation
  Overlay Dual downstream keys (DSK) with matting, transitions, and independent effects, including positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation
Support for full animation store transitions with embedded audio and alpha channel
  Media Players 4 integrated digital media players, including 2 DDRs, Graphics, and Sounds players, with presets and alpha channel support, with individually adjustable audio levels for all clips
  Preview Monitors Full field rate displays, including Program, Look-Ahead Preview, and source windows configurable for All Monitors, External Monitors, Internal Monitors, and Preview Scopes
Advanced alpha channel preview (alpha sources displayed against checkerboard)
  Multi-View Monitor Output Layout choices include All Monitors, External Monitors, Internal Monitors, Program, Preview, Effects, Preview/Program, and Waveform/Vectorscope
  Projector Output 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio, up to 1920 x 1200 resolution
  Integrated Character Generator LiveText™ 2
  Nonlinear Editor SpeedEDIT™ 2
  Playback Media Formats Movie files: DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1,2 in all profiles, program or transport streams), AVI, MOV, DV, H.263, H.264, FLV, WMV, MP4, WebM and more
Still formats: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, and more
Audio formats: WAV, MP3, AIFF and more
Import module is included for batch copying with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes) onto TriCaster
  Export Media Formats Export module is included for batch copying with optional transcoding to a wide variety of different file formats and for a wide variety of different applications and devices
Media types: AVI, DV, DVCPro, MJPEG, MP4, H.264, MPEG-2, DVD, WebM, MOV and more
Presets for external NLEs: Adobe Premiere, Avid MediaComposer, Apple® FinalCut Pro, and more
Presets for all mobile platforms: Android®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® Touch and more
  Signal Monitoring Waveform and Vectorscope displays
Full field rate with color preview
  Timecode
External LTC timecode input feeds on-screen monitoring, show clock and embedded per-frame time-code in recorded files
  Fail-Safe Multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe (audio and video)
  Accessory Options TriCaster™ 850 CS, TriCaster 450 CS and TriCaster 850 TW
TriCaster Virtual Set Editor,
TriCaster LC-11 and LiveText 2
  Tally DB 15 connector for 4 PGM row tally lights
  Form Factor 2U Rack Mount

Specifications subject to change without notice. Some restrictions on formats and bitrates might apply.