Video professionals, broadcasters, bloggers, and organizations looking to stream video online, produce live events, and expand production capabilities have found that the world of video production is evolving. With more viewers watching online than ever before—and appetites for quality programming on the rise—you need to stand out, and look outstanding, too.
TriCaster 455 is the affordable, integrated solution to produce your 4-camera, 14-channel, HD live show with maximum creative firepower—but with minimal proportions. Designed for mobility and scaled for small spaces anywhere, TriCaster 455 provides rapid setup, complete live production capabilities, built-in multi-track ISO recording, and the world’s most powerful switcher effects system, for smaller shows to make the biggest impact from any location.
Explosive 3D visual effects, video playback, graphics, transitions, and virtual sets
Completely customizable visuals to elevate brand and company identity
Built-in live streaming at the push of a button
No massive cabling or complex components that require configuration
Deliver from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, blogger's workspace
14-Channel, Multi-Camera Production
Go from zero, to live with up to 4 cameras. Add digital media from four built-in players and 2 network sources for sharing computer displays or wireless iOS devices. Get 4 M/E-style virtual inputs to stage live virtual sets or create custom picture effects and presets. Use all of this for the quintessential live-show combination for starting out, breaking out, or adding on.
Produce a network-quality show from places you've never been able to before. Make the most of just 2U of rack space in a production vehicle or other space. Expand the horizon of your live production comfort zone with a new freedom of movement that's just not possible with racks of individual components pieced together.
TriCaster 455 has vast turnkey capabilities without a monolithic footprint. Create a small workspace with room to spare. Integrate into an existing studio; slide into a tight space at school, the garage, or a storage room. Replicate your signature look across other programs, suites, and vans; or add to your current switcher, multiplying its channels, capabilities and visual appeal?upstream or downstream?at a price you can afford.
Innovative IsoCorder™ technology combines the capabilities of racks and racks of video capture equipment, enhancing TriCaster 455 with a built-in, real-time ISO recording system, accessible directly from the user interface. Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to four simultaneous channels lets you record your entire show, select footage from any camera, and more. Handle it all at full resolution to meet your most challenging post-production demands.
Electrifying Visual Effects
No canned, 'stock footage' look for you. Your signature look requires a style that makes an impression on your audience. TriCaster 455 hosts the most powerful integrated effects engine in live production. Choose from full-color, animated transitions with alpha channel and embedded audio; deliver a cohesive presentation with imaginative, branded elements, like real-time cloth dynamics, 3D video warping, and transformations with TransWarp effects and motion overlays. Create your own custom effects using the included Animation Store Creator application.
One-Size-Fits-All File Compatibility
TriCaster 455 removes the guesswork and gear-grinding that can spell disaster for a production on location, or in a time crunch. With default encoding in QuickTime®, encoded files embedded with timecode and four audio tracks, you have the comfort of a high-quality, universal file format that floats effortlessly between TriCaster, Mac® and Windows® platforms, and all common editing and post-production software. Plus, codecs for Mac and PC that let you encode media assets for optimized, real time.
This is what it's like to say yes to every request. Switching. Encoding. Streaming. Keying. Graphics. Playback. This is a 6-input, 2-output system design that hits the sweet spot for taking on productions of every proportion. Opportunity is banging down the door.
Let nothing stand in the way of getting the look you want or the professional presentation your organization demands. Multi-layered video compositing and motion effects. Fully-integrated virtual set system. Custom graphics creation. Develop a signature style or change it up. The choice is yours.
Stunning Studio Sets and Backgrounds
Raise eyebrows and the profile of your show. You can get a totally branded, network-style studio environment without the high cost or construction. Broadcast live from a multi-angle virtual set. Complement your presentation with double-box effects, custom graphics, and more.
Record Live Streaming Video, Simultaneously
It's easy when both Web streaming and program recording are built right into your production operation. Maximize online views with support for multi-bitrate streaming profiles, and even access online CDN accounts and view streams in real time with a built-in Web browser. Without missing a beat, record the entire program in the background for uploading, later viewing, archiving, or to save on disk.
Remote Audio Control
The integrated multi-channel audio mixer supports a companion Apple® iPad® application that delivers fingertip control over sound. You can literally hand over control of levels, connections, group assignments, and more with the popular touchscreen device, smartly sharing the workload, while keeping your small production footprint intact.
|Switcher Channels:||14 – 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs|
|Video Input:||4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite connections and resolutions|
|Network Sources:||2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device|
|Media:||4 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds: 2 DDRs, GFX and Sound|
|Frame Buffer:||5 channels for static graphics or watch folder|
|Virtual Inputs:||4 independent, mix/effect-style channels, with transitions and per-source 3D positioning, scaling and cropping|
|DSKs:||2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects|
|Effects and Transitions:||Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects|
Animation Store Creator for custom animations
Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics
|Virtual Sets:||24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets|
|Video Output:||Configurable for up to 8 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals|
2 x SDI (Program and AUX)
2 x Analog configurable for Component or Y/C (BNC) + Composite (Program and AUX)
HDMI output (Program)
Network output for live streaming (Program).
|Recording:||Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorder™ technology|
Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode
Encoding format selectable per source: QuickTime®, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), and H.264 (high or Web quality).
|Recording Capacity:||Accommodates ~ 40 hours 1080i or ~ 240 hours 480i via internal drive and removable 1TB media drive (included)|
1 trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup
Simultaneous recording of 2 channels per drive via IsoCorder
|Live Streaming:||HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with simultaneous archive|
Presets in up to 720p, supporting most common streaming profiles and custom multi-bitrate streaming profiles, configured via browser based plug-ins, Adobe® Flash® to Flash media server connections or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
Streaming Profile Manager with integrated Web browser and integrated Livestream® plug-in
|Audio Inputs:||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
|Audio Outputs:||2 SDI Embedded|
1 x 2 Balanced XLR
1 x 2 Balanced 1/4” (AUX)
1 Stereo 1/4” (phones).
|Audio Mixing:||Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, outputs, stream and headphones|
Seven-band equalizer and full stereo compressor/limiter per input and output
Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time-base synchronizers
Supports iPad® audio mixing app for touchscreen remote control of audio mixer
|Supported Formats:||NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i|
Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p, 576/25i
|Playback Media Formats:||AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes).|
|Export Media Formats:||Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM and more|
Presets for NLEs: Adobe Premiere®, Avid® Media Composer®, Apple® Final Cut Pro®, and more
Presets for mobile platforms: Android®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch® and more.
|Post Production:||NewTek SpeedEDIT 2 non-linear editor available via download for Add-On installation|
NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC included for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications
|Monitoring:||DVI and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview, with selectable layouts|
|Signal Monitoring:||Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709|
|Processing:||Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point|
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
|Control Surface:||Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point|
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
Includes TriCaster 455 hardware control surface
Surface ~ 23.5 x 0.5 x 11.6 in (59.7 x 1.3 x 29.5 cm)
Base ~ 22.5 x 2.0 x 10.8 (57.2 x 5.1 x 27.4 cm)
14.6 lbs (6.6 kg).
|System Physical:||2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe|
19.0 x 3.5 x 21.5 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 54.6 cm)
26 lbs (11.8 kg).