The NewTek TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 is a compact, all-in-one multimedia solution that allows you to simultaneously broadcast, stream, and record live productions from virtually anywhere. The eight-input switcher makes it easy to switch between four HDMI or eight NDI video sources, mix audio, add graphics and titles, and add advanced effects like virtual sets and animated transitions. Using the same intuitive and fully featured control software as the rest of the TriCaster professional line, the TriCaster Mini is suited for both new users and seasoned pros.
In addition to the four HDMI inputs, you can choose from four NDI devices on the network, including computers, PTZ cameras, or even wireless capture devices. Two HDMI outputs are provided for sending the Program output with audio to external devices, with video-only HDMI and DVI outputs available for monitoring the multiview output and user interface.
The TriCaster Mini can record up to four simultaneous video input or output signals at full resolution to the internal 750GB storage drive, providing up to 15 hours of HD video recording. You can also record to external drives connected via USB 3.0. The TriCaster Mini supports live streaming with presets available for industry-standard live content delivery networks such as YouTube and Facebook Live. Additionally, you can save a web-ready streaming file for later upload to popular social media or video-on-demand sites.
A cable retention bracket comes included, which doubles as a handle for the TriCaster Mini. Also included are a keyboard and mouse, which provide cordless operation via wireless Bluetooth technology. You can also add the optional TriCaster Mini Control Panel for traditional tactile control with T-bar and illuminated buttons.
All-In-One Multimedia Studio
Compact, Travel-Ready Size
Network Device Interface
Robotic Camera Support
Multichannel Audio Mixer
- Pan control, solo auditioning, seven-band equalizer, and stereo compressor/limiter per input and output, with per-input audio delay control
- Multi-bus routing of audio source channels to any combination of outputs, with independent level control over channels 1/2 and 3/4 for quad sources
- Audio-follow-video system enabling audio to follow multiple video sources, with support for unlimited audio grouping combinations
- Digital audio inputs equipped with audio time base synchronizers
- Supports companion iPad audio mixing app and Avid Artist Mix audio control surface
- Mix mode enables secondary switcher operation for output, submix, or recording, with Program/Preview workflow and transitions
- Effects mode enables multilayer compositing, effects generation, and virtual set application, with per-source 3D DVE, scaling, cropping, and keying
Transitions and Effects
NewTek TriCaster Mini Specs
|Video Inputs||HDMI: 4 x HDMI type A
NDI: Up to 8 compatible devices
|Video Output||HDMI: 2 x HDMI type A
Display: 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI
Interface/Multiview: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI
|Other I/O||Ethernet: 1 x RJ45
USB 3.0: 4 x USB Type-A
USB 2.0: 2 x USB Type-A
Audio: 1 x Analog multichannel, 1 x optical S/PDIF
|Media||Five integrated digital media sources for video, graphics, and sounds (two DDRs, two GFX, and Sound), and 15 buffers|
|Downstream Keyer||Two primary DSK channels
One additional key layer per M/E bus (each with independent transition controls, 3D DVE, scaling, cropping, and integrated TransWarp effects)
|Audio Inputs||Line Level: 2 x 1/4" (left and right channels)
Microphone: 1 x 1/4"
|Audio Outputs||Line Level: 2 x 1/4" (left and right channels)
Headphone: 1 x 1/4"
|Video Resolution||1080p 30/24
|Playback Media Formats||Video: 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, and more
Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, and more
Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more
|Latency||Between 1 and 2 frames|
|Processing||Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point
Audio: Four channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point
|Recording||Up to four simultaneous video input or output signals in QuickTime (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio), MPEG-2 (High or Normal profile), AVI (SpeedHQ), or H.264 (High or Web quality) file formats|
|Storage||1 x 750 GB internal drive, approximately 15 hours of HD video|
|Dimensions||4.6 x 9.2 x 7.9" / 11.7 x 23.4 x 20.1 cm|
|Weight||9 lb / 4.1 kg|