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Links to each of the nine training videos with a description of what’s covered in that video.
Links to the three curriculum documents with a description of each.


Video Notes

An outline of the instructional videos, important notes from the videos content, a selected list of keyboard shortcuts, and a list of acronyms used in the curriculum.

912 KB - PDF



Watch a short introduction to the training video series


An Activities Summary and the Detailed Activities to be performed by learners under the guidance of the instructor.

1.0 MB - PDF


Physical Setup

Connecting the system hardware—power, monitors, keyboard, mouse and external eSATA drives, video inputs, video outputs, audio inputs and audio outputs

Instructor Guide

The Instructor Notes, the Video Outline, the Activities Summary, and the Answers to the Activities Mastery Questions.

1.2 MB - PDF

Registration and Administrative Page

The Administrator mode, Registering the TriCaster, Updating the TriCaster system, Backing up and Restoring the system drive, and setting up the displays for the UI

Understanding Sessions

The home page, setting up a new session, the sessions page, importing media and the session backup

Working with Media Players

Loading content into media players, the media browser, loading content external to the session, and media drives

Network Inputs

Using iVGA with network inputs to bring in external computer displays, using Apple Airplay with network inputs, using external LiveText with TriCaster 40, and outputting other NewTek products, such as TriCaster and 3Play

LiveMatte and Virtual Input Setup

Pulling a good key, setting up LiveMatte to pull a key, using virtual inputs to set up a basic layered effect, adjusting inputs using scale and position controls, using virtual sets, multiple camera angles in a virtual set, and double box effects

Audio Setup

Configuring the audio mixer, line VS mic inputs, using mute, mono, talk, solo and follow features, configuring the stream audio, headphone audio uses, and main audio out controls


Configuring the streaming panel, working with internet bandwidth providers, browser based streaming, encoder based streaming—Flash, Windows Media pull and push, recording the live stream, and using the live stream plug-in

Live Operation

Interface overview, switcher basics, transitions, video layers, downstream keyers, media player controls, recording, streaming, and grabbing images and a live production run-through

Can I have two keys at the same time with TriCaster STUDIO?

Yes, you can independently have two different keys! Now, they won't both be downstream. One is DSK, the other upstream:

The corner bug could be assigned to the camera on the upstream effects bus.

Here's the trick: If you feed an alpha-enabled graphic into LiveSet Constructor as a foreground element, but choose NONE for the background, then it gets added as a bug in the Scene drop-down list on the Input setup tab.

You can then activate that 'effect' and it is completely independent of either VCR still running a scroll, crawl or motion lower-third.

Do we have the right to use all TriCaster STUDIO virtual sets and sound files publicly?

Yes, you may use all TriCaster STUDIO virtual sets and sound files publicly.

I just created a LiveSet on another computer. Where do I save it on my TriCaster?

If you use the free LiveSet Constructor or want to import a new LiveSet, save your files here:

C:\tricaster\user settings\default user\vsfx\


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How do I connect tally to the TriCaster BROADCAST or STUDIO?

An LED may be driven by connecting it across the ring and sleeve connections directly (no external current limiting resistors needed). The LED anode should be connected to the ring and cathode to the sleeve. Current is limited to 25mA (0.025 amps)

See the linked forum thread for a diagram.

Can the TriCaster BROADCAST or STUDIO audio inputs accept phone jacks?

Yes, both TriCaster STUDIO and BROADCAST accept balanced XLR or mono 1/4" phone jack inputs for each of the four inputs.