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NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base Bundle with Small Control Panel is the essential solution for modern video production for professional producers, publishers, and content creators. It’s an affordable End-to-End 4K IP Video Production System.

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NewTek TriCaster® TC1 Base Bundle

TriCaster TC1 is a complete, cost-effective production solution that takes advantage of the industry’s leading software-driven video technology and modern networking to provide users with advanced capabilities and future-proof production for the new video reality, while sustaining their proven workflows and leveraging their existing equipment and infrastructure.

  • NewTek TriCaster TC1 2RU Live Production System
  • NewTek TC1SP Control Panel

NewTek has announced TriCaster® TC1, the culmination of more than a decade of IP video experience for multi-camera live production, with uncompromising support for 4K UHD switching, live streaming, recording, data-driven graphics, virtual sets, social media publishing and more. Continuing innovation around the iconic product that has defined an industry, TriCaster TC1 supports 16 external inputs of up to 4K UHD 60p resolution without sacrificing functionality. Powered by NewTek’s NDI™ technology for IP-based workflows, TriCaster TC1 also offers multiple studio-grade Skype TX channels for adding remote video guests to live shows.

The NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle is the essential solution for modern video production. With industry-leading, software-driven live production technology; a 16-input, multi-source video workflow with out-of-the-box support for four SDI hardware inputs; and an included 1.5-stripe control panel with 14 source buttons, the NewTek TriCaster TC1 Base bundle provides everything you need to create more incredible content, make it available in more places, and reach viewers—whenever and wherever they watch.

Complete Production
Produce amazing content with hundreds of advanced production capabilities for video switching, playback, mix effects, graphics, audio mixing, virtual sets, and more.

4K UHD 60p Capable
Deliver an immersive viewing experience for programs, performances, events, and sports with native support for true 4K Ultra HD resolution at 60 frames per second.

Native IP Processing
Present your video as it was meant to be seen with NewTek’s software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output.

Multi-Source Video Mixing
Create compelling content using any combination of compatible SDI and IP video sources, including local and remote cameras, mobile devices, Skype video calls, computers, streaming media, video files, graphics, and more.

Multi-Destination Delivery
Produce content for any screen or schedule, with SDI and IP live output, multi-channel recording, multi-platform live streaming, social media publishing, and more.

Product Highlights

  • Switching, streaming, recording, and delivery in HD, 3G, and 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps
  • True IP switching, with native software-driven processing for maximum production power and flexibility
  • Native integration of NDI™, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, supporting video, audio, and data transmission over IP with near-zero latency Comprehensive camera coverage and compelling multi-source video mixing, including 16 external inputs—more than any TriCaster past or present
  • Studio-grade Skype® video calling with multi-channel Skype TX software integration
  • Integrated video servers allowing playback, replay, and live editing without any additional hardware
  • Multi-channel ISO recording to full-resolution QuickTime® and H.264 files for VOD, post-production, and archive
  • Dual-channel live streaming to Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more
  • Real-time social media sharing to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and more
  • Powerful production automation with custom macro commands, sophisticated full-motion compositing, and flexible control options
  • Advanced audio mixing with multi-source configuration and control, professional DSPs, and 4 x 4 x 4 channel routing
  • Premier creative capabilities, including multi-bus mix effects, animated titles and transitions, advanced chromakeying, spectacular live virtual sets, and more
  • Industry-standard 2RU hardware chassis, or optional 3RU hardware chassis with redundant power

Video Input

16 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources in resolutions up to 4K UHD at frame rates up to 60fps (2160p 59.94)

Network Video Input

16 x IP video inputs via NDI™, resolution-independent, with support for key and fill

SDI Video Input

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections supporting video input in any combination of standard formats, resolutions, and frame rates

  • 1080p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 1080i: 59.94, 50
  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976
  • 576i 50
  • 480i 59.94


Support for up to 8 simultaneous Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422 and IP, with integrated controls and preset system


TX Native support for up to 2 simultaneous Skype® video call inputs via Skype TX software integration, including tally and Talk Back communication

Apple® AirPlay®

Native support for input of compatible iOS mobile devices via Apple AirPlay

Video Output

Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs, with simultaneous delivery via IP and SDI

Network Video Output

IP video output via NDI, optionally configurable for:

  • 4 x independent video mix outputs
  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output SDI

Video Output

4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI connections, optionally configurable for:

  • 4 x independent 3G/HD/SD video mix outputs
  • 1 x 4K UHD video mix output via 3G-SDI quad-link grouping

Stream Output

2 x resolution-independent streaming video outputs, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive

Multiviewer Output

3 x multiviewer outputs supporting standard display resolutions

  • 1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
  • 1 x HDMI multiviewer
  • 1 x DisplayPort multiviewer

Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources
  • 4 x KEY layers per bus • 9 x memory slots per bus 1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels

4 x DSK channels


5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR
  • 2 x GFX
  • 1 x Sound

15 x media buffers

  • 10 x animation buffers
  • 5 x graphic buffers 30 x clip players (available for use as transitions or media depending on function)


Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses

  • 16 x input keyers
  • 4 x media player keyers
  • 4 x M/E keyers
  • 1 x PREVIZ keyer
  • 15 x buffer keyers


Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configurations and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus

Virtual Sets

Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included


Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more


Record, store, edit and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers
  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally and specific switcher actions
  • Supports control via web-based interface


6 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)3
  • 2 x H.264 distribution video recorders (multiple profiles)
  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder


2 x 3TB internal drive

• Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification

• Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and eSATA

• Supports shared storage integration and third-party partner solutions


Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs


Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding

Audio Mixer

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for quad-channel audio, DSPs and 4x4x4 audio input routing

Local Audio Input

  • 4 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)
  • 3 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pairs (Line)

Local Audio Output

  • 4 x SDI embedded
  • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
  • 1 x Balanced 1/4” stereo pair
  • 1 x Stereo 1/4″ (phones)

Network Audio

  • • Native support for network audio input and output via NDI
  • • Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals
  • • Integrated support(4) for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
  • • Support for AES67 protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers(5)

(4) Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

(5) Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more
  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more
  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more


Support for up to 3 multiviewer displays with configurable workspaces and viewports

Signal Monitoring

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709


Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4

Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz

Throughput Latency

~1.0-1.5 frames

A/V Standards

  • 4K UHD video conforms to SMPTE 2036 (UHDTV1 using Square Division Quad Split)
  • 3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A) • 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 Tally Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard


Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals


Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface


Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control

System Drive



2 x 1 Gigabit NIC

System Physical

TriCaster TC1

2RU chassis with 400W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

    • 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached

TriCaster TC1 (Redundant Power Option)

3RU chassis with 500W redundant PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

    • 19.0 x 5.25 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 13.34 x 49.7 cm) with rack ears attached

TriCaster TC1SP Control Panel


1.5 x panel stripes

Source Buttons

14 x switcher source buttons

11 x M/E source buttons


1 x multi-mode joystick (3-axis)


1 x multi-mode T-Bar




TriCaster TC1SP chassis

23.5 x 2.5 x 11.6 (59.7 x 6.4 x 29.5 cm)

How is TriCaster TC1 different than the VMC1 Video Mix Engine?

While they share many of the same features and functionality, there is a distinct difference in the product positioning, as well as the size and scope of productions one can produce with TriCaster TC1 compared to the VMC1 Video Mix Engine. TriCaster TC1 is positioned as a complete solution for the typical TriCaster customer—video professionals who currently produce multi-camera productions or are considering it. Meanwhile, the VMC1 Video Mix Engine is positioned as a part of the transformative IP Series ecosystem, offering limitless capacity for larger broadcast and enterprise-level installations.

TriCaster TC1 is 4K-capable. How many 4K inputs? Outputs?

TriCaster TC1 supports up to 16 simultaneous, full-resolution 4K UHD external inputs at frame rates up to 60fps, and one produced video mix output deliverable via SDI and/or IP, for fullcapacity, end-to-end 4K UHD video production.

Is TriCaster TC1 compatible with the NewTek Connect line of products, specifically the NC1 Studio Input Module and NC1 Studio I/O Module?


Does the Skype TX software integration require the Skype TX controller software?


When upgrading to TriCaster TC1, can I use the TriCaster control panel I have?

Yes. In addition to the new TC1LP and TC1SP control panels, TriCaster TC1 does support control via existing TriCaster CS control panels, as well as the TriCaster 850 TW replay controller. However, be advised that access to TriCaster TC1 features and functionality will vary.

TriCaster TC1 does not support control via VMC1 Control Panels.

NewTek TriCaster TC1 Trade-up Promotion
April 6 – June 23, 2017

Overview: Increased trade-in values for existing TriCaster systems towards the purchase of a new TriCaster TC1. Trade-ins are a-la-carte and on TC1 Bundles through Broadfield.

What Qualifies: Any existing TriCaster System.

Limitations: Participation in this promo cannot be combined with any other offer. Pricing is not retroactive (no make-goods). The TriCaster system being traded in MUST be returned to NewTek.

Traded-In System SKU TC1 TC1-R
End User Dealer End User Dealer
TC8000 CT8000 X X $7,000.00 $5,600.00
TC860 CT860 X X $7,000.00 $5,600.00
TC855 CT855 X X $7,000.00 $5,600.00
TC850 EXTREME CT850X X X $7,000.00 $5,600.00
TC850 CT850 X X $7,000.00 $5,600.00
TC460 CT460 $3,000.00 $2,400.00 $5,000.00 $4,000.00
TC455 CT455 $3,000.00 $2,400.00 $5,000.00 $4,000.00
TC450 EXTREME CT450X $3,000.00 $2,400.00 $5,000.00 $4,000.00
TC450 CT450 $3,000.00 $2,400.00 $5,000.00 $4,000.00
TC410 CT410 $2,250.00 $1,800.00 $4,000.00 $3,200.00
TCMINI SDI CTMINI-S $2,250.00 $1,800.00 $4,000.00 $3,200.00
TCMINI HDMI CTMINI-H $1,750.00 $1,400.00 $3,000.00 $2,400.00
TC300 CT300 $1,750.00 $1,400.00 $3,000.00 $2,400.00
TC40 CT40 $1,750.00 $1,400.00 $3,000.00 $2,400.00
TC BROADCAST CTB $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,000.00
TC STUDIO CTS $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,000.00
TC PRO CTP $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,000.00
TC 100 CT100 $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,000.00
TC DUO CTD $1,500.00 $1,200.00 $2,500.00 $2,000.00

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 6 in
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