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NewTek to Give Away $100,000 in Prizes at NAB 2011

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

NewTek to Give Away $100,000 in Prizes at NAB 2011

Four lucky show attendees will win a TriCaster™ HD portable live production system

 

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – March 28, 2011NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, will give away four TriCaster™ TCXD850 HD portable live production systems as part of its TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. NAB attendees can find registration postcards on the front of the Show Daily distributed on Monday, April 11, and at the NewTek smart car HD portable live production vehicle parked in front of South Hall. Registration cards will also be available at NewTek Booth SL4514. 

Drawings will be held once a day beginning Monday, April 11 through Thursday, April 14. Winners will be notified by email.

In addition to the TriCaster-A-Day Giveaway, NewTek will host their annual “Broadcast Minds” event, bringing together some of the most successful digital media strategists in the industry. Panelists will discuss how companies can capitalize on the digital market, effectively. This event will be held Tuesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. PT at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom.

For more information regarding NewTek at the NAB Show, visit: www.newtek.com/nab. For up-to-the-minute NAB details, follow NewTek on Facebook and Twitter.

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, webcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available for education in North America starting at US$4,995, and multi-standard internationally starting at US$5,995. For more information, please visit www.keycodemedia.com or call 818-303-3900.

Limited Time – NAB Special Bundle Pricing: TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD850 CS at US$29,995

About NewTek (NAB Show Booth: SL4514)
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3PLAY™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards.

Clients include: MTV, ESPN X Games, New York Giants, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, Adam Carolla Show, TWiT.TV, St. John’s University, NBA Development League, Diggnation, Streamin’ Garage, Buzz Out Loud, Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show, Peter Himmelman’s “Furious World,” Department of Homeland Security (DHS), North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including “Avatar,” “TinTin,” “Repo Men,” “V,” “Fringe,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Fairly OddParents” and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit: www.newtek.com.

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NewTek Releases New Hardware Control Surface for TriCaster™ TCXD850

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

NewTek Releases New Hardware Control Surface for TriCaster™ TCXD850
TriCaster TCXD850 CS delivers touch control of live production NewTek  today announced the release of TriCaster™ TCXD850 CS, a hardware control surface for
the TriCaster TCXD850 high definition (HD) portable live production system. The TriCaster TCXD850 CS provides a physical connection to the 24-channel system’s functions and effects allowing operators to make snap decisions with confidence and ease.
Key Code Media has invested has paired the Control Surface with each of our demonstration TriCaster TCXD850 systems in Burbank, Irvine, Seattle, San Francisco and Santa Monica.     TriCaster TCXD850 CS hardware provides illuminated push buttons, twist knobs, a premium T-bar and three-axis joystick to control all of the functions and effects available in the TriCaster TCXD850, letting operators perform commands instantly. “With live events, there’s no second chance. You have to be certain and you have to be fast. Our goal with every new product is to give our users the opportunity to deliver the best quality live production possible, with confidence and accuracy,” said Andrew Cross, executive vice president of Engineering, NewTek. “This was our focus with the TriCaster TCXD850 CS. Its intuitive layout provides an added level of control, so technical directors can keep their eyes forward.”
TriCaster TCXD850 CS Benefits
· Intuitive Control Layout allows the TriCaster TCXD850 operator to have touch control of all sources. Back-lit buttons, twist knobs, a premium T-bar and three-axis joystick provide a physical connection to the functions and effects available from the TriCaster TCXD850 interface.
· Virtual Input Rows deliver the ability to create complex switcher effects and assign them as switcher channels, including live virtual sets, picture-in-picture elements, and more.
· New Utility Row offers a simple way to assign video streams to TriCaster’s auxiliary video output, downstream key elements, and more.
· Utility Bus Delegate provides the ability to designate the switcher layer assigned to the Utility Row, offering added flexibility for live production.
· Live Virtual Set Controls deliver the zoom levels for camera shots within TriCaster virtual sets (using proprietary NewTek LiveSet™ technology) and execute animated zooms at variable speeds with the press of a button.

Media Player Controls provide easy access to the five digital media players. Use the illuminated buttons to select from the DDRs, titles bin, still store, and sound player, cycle through presets and manage playback options.
· Positioner Controls include a three-axis joystick and back-lit buttons that allow position, full 3D rotation, scale and crop of sources, plus manual control of the virtual zoom, and the ability to jog or shuttle the selected media player.
· Transition Controls allow transition from one multi-source composition to another, manually or automatically. Cycle through transition styles and speeds, and then use the T-bar or illuminated buttons to view the desired source.
· One-Button Streaming allows use of Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® to deliver a live stream directly to the Web.
· One-Button Recording captures live production at full resolution, with a back-lit button that shows when the Record function is live.
With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, schools, sports organizations, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audience.
Pricing and Availability
TriCaster TCXD850 CS retails in North America for US$5,995
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available for education in North America starting at
US$4,995 and in multi-standard for US$5,995.

Join us at the Alaska Broadcasters Association 2010 Convention Anchorage Hilton Nov 4th & Nov 5th

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Join Avid and Key Code Media at the Alaska Broadcasters Association 2010 Convention

at the Anchorage Hilton November 4th & November 5th

“Convention 2010 Shifting Paradigms”

Visit us where we’ll be showcasing  NewTek TriCaster ™TCXD850

 

Paradigm: A set of assumptions, concepts, values and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them.

As our free over the air broadcasting industry goes through massive and seemingly constant changes in how we operate, in engineering and EAS, sales, legal and regulatory challenges we are presenting a dynamic selection of speakers to help us make it through and come up on top as a strong, and viable industry!

When:

Thursday November 4, 2010

8am-5pm

Friday November 5, 2010

8am-12pm

 

Registration Information: http://alaskabroadcasters.org/convention/conventionregistration.pdf

 

Where:

 

NewTek to Giveaway $25,000 in HD Production Equipment on Current Varsity Tour

September 22, 2010 Leave a comment

NewTek to Giveaway $25,000 in HD Production Equipment on Current Varsity Tour

NewTek MINI HD production vehicle complete with 22-channel, 1080p native, rack mount system to deliver live demonstrations in 12 cities

 

SAN ANTONIO – September 16, 2010 – NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, takes to the road with their fall edition of the TriCasts™ America: Varsity Tour, demonstrating the power of newly released TriCaster™ TCXD850 high definition (HD) portable live production system. The tour kicks off in NewTek’s home town of San Antonio on September 30 and ends in Phoenix on November 8. The NewTek MINI® Cooper, what could be the world’s smallest, HD live television production vehicle, will cover some 5,500 miles, stopping in 12 cities in the Midwest and along the west coast.As the latest addition to the NewTek family of portable live production systems, TriCaster TCXD850 is a 22-channel, 1080p native switcher in a 4U rack mount form factor that is suitable for desktop and portable live production. For a complete list of TriCaster TCXD850 benefits, visit: www.newtek.com/tricaster.

The public is invited to participate in the tour and register for free demonstrations. As part of the tour, NewTek will give away a TriCaster TCXD850 and Live Text™ 2, valued at over $25,000. Register at www.varsitytour.com.

Check out the NewTek TriCasts™ America: Varsity Tour schedule below:

  • September 30: San Antonio 
  • October 5: Dallas
  • October 7: St. Louis
  • October 12: Chicago
  • October 14: Kansas City, KS
  • October 18: Salt Lake City
  • October 20: Seattle
  • October 21: *Portland, OR
  • October 25: San Francisco
  • October 26: San Jose, CA
  • October 28: San Diego
  • November 8: Phoenix

“NewTek TriCaster and 3PLAY™ have allowed us to create professional-level productions of our Division I hockey and basketball games, without the cost and space required for high-end broadcast equipment,” said George Gardner, associate director of athletics for external affairs, Northeastern University. “Utilizing our arena’s new LED center-hung video board, we are able to deliver a fully-digital production with complete integration of instant replays, thus enhancing the game-day experience for students, alumni, and fans everywhere.”

For schools, NewTek has drastically reduced the price of TriCaster STUDIO™ by nearly 50 percent to $4,995 (previously $9,495). The price has also decreased significantly for commercial customers, to $8,995 (previously $9,995).

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by schools, broadcasters, sports organizations, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

*EDITOR’S NOTE: While in Portland, OR, TriCaster TCXD850 will be used to produce and live stream a local high school football game. On Friday, October 22, crosstown rivals Oregon City High School and Lakeridge High School will play at Lakeridge Stadium. NewTek will take this opportunity to demonstrate how TriCaster is used for school sporting events. Watch the Portland game live at: http://tv.newtek.com/.

Pricing and Availability
TriCaster TCXD850 in NTSC retails in North America for US$24,995, and in multi-standard for US$27,995. The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$4,995 for education, and in multi-standard for US$5,995. For more information, please visit www.keycodemedia.com or call Key Code Media Sales at 818-303-3900.

NewTek Launches 22-Channel TriCaster™: NewTek TriCaster™ TCXD850 elevates performance, inputs, capacity,overlays and dynamic HD virtual sets

April 19, 2010 1 comment

LAS VEGAS – NAB Show – April 12, 2010 –NewTek, manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced that it has launched TriCaster™model TCXD850, the latest addition to the TriCaster line of high definition (HD) portable live production systems. This new TriCaster offers a 22-channel switcher, with eight HD or standard definition (SD) digital or analog inputs, two DDRs, titles, stills, two network inputs and eight virtual/mix channels.

“Tricaster TCXD850 takes the TriCaster product line to a new level of performance, introducing a rack mount system with significant new capabilities, at all levels of production”, said Andrew Cross, executive vice president, engineering, NewTek.”This latest TriCaster continues to change expectations about what is possible in HD live production, enabling producers to deliver compelling live events, successfully engage their audience and create new revenue streams.”

TriCaster TCXD850 benefits and features include:

  • 22-channel switcher with eight digital or analog inputs, two DDRs, two network inputs, titles, stills and eight virtual/mix channels

  • Advanced overlay capabilities include rotation, positioning and scaling in 3D plus animated effects

  • New live virtual sets in HD include double box effects with options for stand-up and one or two presenters

  • Photorealistic LiveMatte ™ virtual sets system with advanced matte generation and spill suppression for every switcher input

  • Two network inputs deliver graphics from LiveText™, presentations from a PC or Mac® using iVGA™ or other computer sources to the switcher or overlay channels

  • Simultaneous monitoring of all switcher inputs at full field-rate and signal integrity verification with color Waveform/Vectorscopes

  • Using any combination of  either embedded digital, AES, or the 16 balanced analog XLR audio inputs to bring in microphones, stereo or audio line level sources

  • Audio mixing capabilities with audio follows video support and auxiliary routing to integrate into an external audio setup

  • HDMI and VGA program outputs for projector (IMAG) or other monitoring applications

  • 36 hours of 1080i recording capacity that can be extended by using the three removable drive bays

  • Three video output rows provide flexible simultaneous HD and SD video output

  • Durable rack mount 4U case with redundant power supply

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast and project HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can create sophisticated productions, switching between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

Pricing and Availability

TriCaster TCXD850 is slated to ship July 15, 2010. TriCaster TCXD850 in NTSC will retail in North America for $24,995. The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at $4,995, educational pricing is also available.

TriCaster Upgrade Guarantee

Buy any TriCaster portable live production system now through June 30, 2010 and trade it in for the full purchase price towards TriCaster TCXD850.

For more information on the TriCaster TCXD850 or any of the products from the TriCaster family, contact a Key Code Media sales consultant at: 818-303-3900 or by email: sales@keycodemedia.com.

  

  

  

 

  

  

 

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