TriCaster 450 Series - Tech Specs

Switcher Channels

14

Video Input

4 simultaneous inputs

  • 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

M/E-bus-style Virtual Inputs

4 independent mix/effect-style channels, each with presets, dedicated upsteram overlay channel with transition control, and independent source effects: positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation

Network Inputs

2 live sources, any combination of:

  • Computer displays mirrored via NewTek iVGA™ technology
  • iTunes and wireless iOS devices via Apple® AirPlay® from any supported app, including audio, photos and video

Media Players

4 integrated digital media players with presets, alpha channel and adjustable audio levels per clip: 2 DDRs, Graphics and Sounds

Video Output

2 simultaneous outputs

  • HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC), or Composite
  • HDMI, DVI and VGA output for monitors and/or projector

Output sources include Program and AUX (configurable for Program, Program clean, Preview, any input, Effects, any frame store, alpha out)

Recording

  • Full HD recording of Program or AUX output in all resolutions up to 1080p
  • MPEG-2 (normal and high profile); MP3
  • Adjustable audio headroom

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • ISO recording of any live input or output with IsoCorder™
  • Multi-track, multi-format video recording capability
  • Native HD up to 4 simultaneous channels in all resolutions
  • Source per channel: Program output, AUX output or camera inputs
  • Format per channel: MPEG-2 (high and normal profiles), QuickTime® , H.264, AVI or MP3

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 to manage or view streams, and access online CDN accounts

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

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per output
  • Sources can be grouped and routed to multiple buses
  • Digital audio time-base synchronizers

Audio Output

  • 2 SDI Embedded
  • 1 x 2 Balanced XLR
  • 1 x 2 Balanced 1/4" (AUX)
  • 1 Stereo 1/4” (Phones)

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per output

Video Processing

4:4:4:4
32-bit Floating Point

Audio Processing

4 channels, 96 kHz
32-bit Floating Point

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 Capacity

~ 20 Hours 1080i (~40 hours EXTREME)
1 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup

Supported Stream Types

  • Adobe® Flash® to Flash media server connections
  • Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
  • Support for most common stream profiles
  • Support for custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Adobe Flash through browser based plug-ins

Network Connection

1 Gigabit connection for network inputs and streaming output

Transition Effects
(EXTREME exclusive)

Animated transitions with full-color, embedded overlay, audio and alpha channel on all 7 effects channels
Animation Store Creator 2.0 applications for creating custom animation transitions, with support for image sequences up to 32-bit

Virtual Input Overlay

  • 1 per channel, upstream with keying, transitions, and independent effects: positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Animation store transitions with embedded audio and alpha channel

Live Virtual Sets

20 HD live virtual sets (24 for EXTREME), with multiple camera angles, animated zoom, real-time reflections and specular highlights

Overlay

  • Dual downstream keys (DSK) with matting, transitions, and independent effects: positioning, scaling, cropping and 3D rotation

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Animation store transitions with embedded audio and alpha channel

Preview Monitors

  • Full field rate displays
  • Program, Look-Ahead Preview, and source windows configurable for All Monitors, External Monitors, Internal Monitors, and Preview Scopes
  • Embedded audio VU meter overlays that show/hide automatically with sound
  • Adjustable source and switcher group monitor panes

TriCaster 450 EXTREME

  • Alpha channel preview with transparency checkerboard background pattern

Multi-View Monitor Output

Configurable for 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 1080 resolution

Integrated Character Generator

LiveText™ 2

Integrated Nonlinear Editor

SpeedEDIT™ 2

Playback Media Formats

Movie files: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1,2 in all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
Image formats: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, and more
Audio files: AIFF, MP3, WAV and more

Import media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes) onto TriCaster

Export Media Formats

Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices

Media types: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more
Presets for external NLEs: Adobe Premiere®, Avid® Media Composer®, Apple Final Cut Pro®, and more
Presets for mobile platforms: Android®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and more

Video Ingest

eSATA

Signal Monitoring

  • Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope
  • Full field rate displays with color preview
  • Support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709 standards

Timecode
(EXTREME exclusive)

External LTC timecode input

Tally

DB15 connector for 4 PGM row tally lights

Power Supply

430W

Fail-Safe

Multi-tiered software fail-safe (audio and video)

TriCaster 450 EXTREME
Multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe (audio and video)

Form Factor

2U Rack Mount

Dimensions

19 x 3.5 x 22.5 (in)
48.3 x 8.9 x 57.2 (cm)

Weight

28 lbs (12.7 kg)

Accessory Options

TriCaster 450 CS
TriCaster 850 TW
TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE)
LiveText™
Also compatible with TriCaster 850 CS, TriCaster LC-11 and TriCaster TimeWarp™

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