NewTek has announced the launch of the TriCaster 2 Elite, which enables studios, broadcasters, large scale campuses and enterprise facilities to harness nearly every major video calling application in use today.
To further amplify the flexibility and scalability, both future-proofed video over IP and more traditional SDI are supported by the platform.
The TriCaster 2 Elite offers new core functionality supporting nearly every web conferencing tool including; Skype, MS Teams, Zoom Meetings, GoToMeeting as well as all IP video sources including NDI, SRT, RTMP, RTP, HTTP, SRC, and smartphones.
It has a high speed 60×45 video crosspoint that includes 32 external inputs, including 8 configurable outputs in HD or 2 in 4Kp60, that automatically determine video format and resolutions up to 4Kp60. Each input includes proc amp tools, independent keying and cropping for video, as well as triggers for automation.
According to Liam Hayter, senior solutions architect, NewTek, there are significant opportunities for the product in the AV sector, as well as for those who may be feeling “Zoomed out”.
“There are definitely applications within broadcast, but we’re actually looking at a much wider net of that now in terms of say corporate AV,” he said. “We have customers in all sorts of different verticals, where they have remote guests that they want to bring in. That could be people in the legal system, it could be executives who are no longer going to fly around the globe. We don’t think that this sort of remote production that you’re seeing very publicly on the television is going to go away from any sector, in fact anyone that needs to create video and audio content.
“I keep hearing, particularly in the UK, this notion of being ‘Zoomed out’ where day in day out people are looking at the same grid of faces on the screen. No matter what sort of content you’re trying to produce if you have calls coming in like this, we can now separate them out and then put them into virtual sets and reposition and design them to make it more visually interesting, which then ensures that the messaging and the communication is more effective. In the AV sector, you might have an auditorium and a meeting room still in your corporate headquarters but you might want to bring in your executive from somewhere else as part of that with the people that are on stage. We’re looking at applications in music and live event theatre as well, across the board these challenges are now common.”