TriCaster 455

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The TriCaster 455 is an all-in-one solution for producing 4 camera, 14 channel, high definition live shows with the utmost creative power, in a box. The package includes a hardware control surface with a responsive console that allows hands-on navigation of the system user interface, giving you many ways of managing your live production.

The TriCaster is designed for mobility and is so compact that it can fit into the smallest of spaces. Setups is fast and easy, including the most powerful switcher effects system in the world, complete live production capabilities, and multi track ISO recording. This allows the smallest of shows to make huge impacts from any location.


The TriCaster 455 is Ideal For:

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
Access all sources and functions with the included hardware control surface
No massive cabling or complex components that require configuration
Deliver from a van, small studio,  broadcast control room,  backstage,  blogger’s workspace


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The interface of our TriCaster 455

TriCaster 455 Technical Specifications

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

Video Output 

Up to 4 output connections and 2 independent A/V output signals
– Mix and match output formats, connection types, resolutions and aspect ratios – HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite
– HDMI, DVI and VGA output for displays or projector
– Network output for live streaming

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)

Network Sources

2 live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device


5 integrated digital media sources for video, graphics and sounds

Frame Buffer 

9 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


2 primary DSK channels and dedicated upstream overlay per virtual input, each with independent transition controls, 3D positioning, scaling, cropping and integrated TransWarp effects


Multi-track, multi-format recording of up to 4 simultaneous channels via IsoCorderTM technology – Native recording in up to 1080p with timecode

Recording Capacity

~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 120 hours 480i
4 trayless SATA III removable drive bays with hot-swap support for unlimited storage and backup

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

Live Streaming

HD live streaming via Gigabit connection, with 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 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 model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i Multi-Standard model: 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)
– NewTek SpeedHQ codecs for Mac and PC for extended file compatibility with TriCaster and system applications

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


Selectable layouts for user interface and multiview preview displays

Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709


Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point


2U Rack Mount, with 430W power supply and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe 19×3.5×22.5in/28lbs (48.3×8.9×57.2cm/12.7kg)

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The rear of our TriCaster 455






For more information on the TriCaster 455, please call us at (212) 219-1075 or visit NewTek .com

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