NewTek TriCaster Mini 4K|NDI is an easy to use compact video creation system to let anyone with a story to tell make fun and exciting shows without needing production expertise.
You don’t have to be a video expert to tell your story with television-quality results. With TC Mini, you can be on your way to making a show in resolutions up to 4K UHD for delivery to any type of screen you want within minutes of opening the box. TC Mini takes portable live production to new heights with hundreds of amazing features, including virtual sets, social media publishing, multi-channel audio mixing, streaming, integrated media playback, and even live motion graphics and Live Story Creator MS Word® show automation with Premium Access. TC Mini delivers you all the benefits of IP based production using NDI® for easy connectivity to media components while leveraging simple one-to-one connections to your HDMI cameras and devices without cable length limitations.
No other portable video creation system offers so many easy and enjoyable ways to tell stories in such a small package for the price than TC Mini. The compact unit is easy to transport and set up with all the features you need to deliver high quality shows to screens and displays of any size or shape. With NDI®, TC Mini connects to a wide variety of NewTek and third-party systems over IP like cameras, converters, and custom software applications. Direct one-to-one connectivity with HDMI cameras and devices simplifies configurations and removes cable length limitations.
4K Ultra HD: Produce programs, performances, events and live sports in true 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) resolution with support for native 2160p video at 60 frames per second.
Multi-Source Video Mixing: Viewers have their choice of devices. You should have options, too. With multiple source channels, including 4 external inputs, you can easily create compelling content using any combination of compatible video sources, including HDMI and NDI PTZ cameras, mobile devices, Skype TX video calls, computers, gaming systems, streaming media, video files, graphics, images, animations and more.
Built-In Video Servers: No recorders needed—just add your files with two built-in video players for on-demand and automated playback, including auto-advancing playlists, on-cue instant replay, live-edited highlight reels, and much more. With responsive player controls, presets, real-time editing tools, selectable transitions, and playlist effects, you have everything needed to make magic from your stored media.
Skype TX Software Integration: Conduct a live Skype video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world. TriCaster TC Mini features Skype TX software support, including automatic Mix Minus for clean audio return to the caller. The studio-grade version of the popular app, Skype TX enhances the real-time interaction with broadcast-quality video and balanced audio, permitting you to present production-ready conversations, interviews, reports, and more—regardless of the caller’s device.
Recording: Capture up to 4 source channels of high-quality video as QuickTime® or NDI® files and record to storage. From archiving the master cut for your content library, to ingesting camera footage for post-production, to caching production extras and presentation materials for on-demand, TriCaster TC Mini easily handles the work of multiple professional recorders without the added expense. (10 source channels with Premium Access)
Replay: Insert instant replays from up to 4 NDI or converted HDMI input recordings with a single click instantly; or cue to play on demand instead. Replays include custom in/out transitions and speed control. Create basic highlight clips for instant playback and publishing with shortcut commands
Live Streaming: Stream live to your choice of new media platforms, including user-friendly presets for Facebook Live, Microsoft® Azure®, Periscope, Twitch, YouTube™ Live, and more. The integrated streaming encoder lets you easily deliver platform-specific content, while opening up new sponsorship and revenue opportunities.
Social Media Integration: Share real-time updates and on-demand content across your social media accounts, uploading images and video directly to Facebook, Imgur, LinkedIn, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more—complete with comments and hashtags. Plus, with integrated DataLink™, you can add posts and photos from your social networks in on-screen graphics for a truly interactive experience.
Live Sound Experience: Set the tone for your production with comprehensive audio integration, including a software-based audio mixer, support for digital, analog and network audio, professional DSPs, fader control, VU metering, Talk Back communication, and stereo audio on master output.
Phenomenal Creative Elements: With TC Mini, you have the tools to turn every frame of video into an artistic masterpiece. Consider the screen a blank canvas and unleash your inner artist with multi-bus mix effects, data-driven graphics, custom animated transitions, a full-motion composition engine, and more. Let your imagination run wild.
Real Time Monitoring and Multiviewers: See everything happening during your production with fully adjustable single-screen or multi-screen monitoring. With up to three customizable multiviewers, configurable windows and workspace layouts, operator confidence monitors, visual indicators, and more, you can easily personalize the TC Mini environment to your preference.
Studio Grade Video Tools: Perfect your programs with configurable color correction tools, object positioning, and smooth-edge cropping. Apply picture-in-picture effects with optional borders. Build composite scenes from different foreground and background elements. And so much more.
Spectular Live Chromakeying: Think outside the box with real-time keying so crisp and clean, your viewers will never believe it’s green screen. With NewTek’s powerful LiveMatte™ technology built into every source channel and M/E, you have 10 fully configurable keyers to create composite scenes from live video, graphics and virtual sets for reports, presentations, demonstrations, and more.
World Class Live Virtual Sets: Save on studio and set expenses without sacrificing production value. With integrated LiveSet™ technology and more than 30 included set designs, TC Mini can transport your talent into professionally-designed virtual environments, complete with multiple angles, virtual camera movements, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated lens flares and stunning augmented reality effects that blur the line between virtual and reality.
Interconnected Workflows: You don’t work in a silo. Neither should your equipment. With native integration of innovative Network Device Interface technology, TC Mini connects to the most prolific IP-based workflow in the industry right out of the box, networking seamlessly with compatible products from hundreds of manufacturers and developers.
15 x media buffers
- 2 x DDR
- 1 x GFX
- 1 x Sound
- 5 x animation buffers
- 10 x graphic buffers
Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses
- 8 x input keyers
- 2 x media player keyers
- 4 x M/E keyers
- 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
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
4 x recording channels from either NDI® inputs or Mix outputs (10 x with Premium Access)
2QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications
- Records and retains alpha channel data
- 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (Native NDI Codec for recording)2
Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709
- Capacity varies by format, resolution and file specification
- Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0
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
Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with support for stereo audio, and DSP’s
Local Audio Input
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced mic
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
Local Audio Output
2 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) balanced line
1 x 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphones jack
3Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
- Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
- Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
- Integrated support3 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
5Requires 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
Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz
Support for network tally via NDI®
Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control
System chassis, including adjustable cable retention bracket
- 4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9 in (11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm)
- 9 lbs (4.1 kg)