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Northwest Video & Broadcast Show Vendor and Program Updates 10/8 (Seattle)

September 29, 2009 Leave a comment
 Key Code Media invites you to visit our facility in downtown Seattle where you will have the opportunity to  see new products (released at NAB 2009) and discuss your specific workflow needs with participating vendors* in the video and broadcast industry (list subject to change and be updated):
Assimilate (Scratch)




Storage DNA

This show covers all facets of post production and broadcast from editorial, asset management, storage, RED and tapeless workflows, IT and encoding solutions.


This event will also feature in our main demonstration room:

Live presentation Media Composer 4.0 by Avid

Live presentation Media Composer 4.0 by Avid

Experience storytelling on the cutting edge in person. Join us to see the brand new Media Composer 4 in action, and find out why the best and most successful editors, directors, and producers trust Media Composer to create the world’s most watched, most loved media.

Whether you work on a Mac or a PC, learn how you can cut smarter and faster as you…

  • Get a look at the new and key features in Media Composer 4
  • Discover timesaving tools and innovations, including ScriptSync, AMA, and Mix and Match
  • Find new ways to work with tapeless formats, RED, and stereoscopic files
  • Learn how easy it is to integrate into many workflows and collaborate with others
  • See a demonstration of how the tools, effects, and workflow can be used in film
  • Get your questions answered by professionals
The Northwest Video Broadcast Show and
Avid Media Composer 4 Event are FREE
Northwest Video & Broadcast Show


October 8, 2009
Key Code Media 
200 West Thomas St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98119

(between 2nd Ave West and W.Harrison St)

2 hour street parking is available

Call: 206.728.4000



You must register separately to attend the Avid 4.0 Event

12:00pm- 2:00pm
Free Lunch Seminar

6:00pm – 8:00pm


The Main Event: Mac vs Z800 Live Webcast Information June 18, 2009


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Tune into the MAIN EVENT live webcast


Live from the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood

The MAIN EVENT will feature the new Apple Mac and HPZ800 in 4 head to head
time trials of Adobe After Affects render, Avid Media Composer Encode and
RED Encode to Quicktime in a knock out showdown against
previous Mac and HP workstation generations


This live webcast will be broadcasted using TriCaster
(the standard in portable live production) presented by
NewTek and hosted by

When: June 18, 2009 Thursday


Pre-register and become eligible for our exclusive online web promotions

(you will receive an automatic confirmation with the link for the webcast)

More more information visit:
call 818-303-3900

NewTek TriCaster™ Upgrade 2.5 Increases Recording Fidelity and Supports Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder 3

March 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Upgrade also offers streaming flexibility by adding H.264

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – March 18, 2009 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the release of TriCaster™ Upgrade 2.5, a software update to its TriCaster BROADCAST™, TriCaster STUDIO™ TriCaster PRO™ and TriCaster portable live production systems. This upgrade adds the ability to record all video in the broadcast industry MPEG-2 Studio Profile, capturing with full 4:2:2 color sampling, which is important when recording chroma key footage. In addition, enhancements to the real-time MPEG2 encoding technology yield significant improvements in quality with a lower compression rate for broadcast quality video recording.

This upgrade keeps TriCaster on the cutting edge of live streaming technologies and improves the user experience for both live and on-demand content with support for Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder 3. It also offers a greatly enhanced user experience with H.264 streaming format, simultaneous streams at multiple bit rates and improved streaming quality at reduced bit-rates.

“This upgrade to the TriCaster family of products further solidifies NewTek’s leadership position in the video production marketplace,” said Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek Inc. “Now it is even easier to reach worldwide audiences with well-produced live content at an unrivaled price point.”

NewTek TriCaster Upgrade 2.5 also offers a customized Flash® streaming profile for easier Ustream connectivity.

“ shares NewTek’s belief that anyone with the desire to get content out to a wide audience should be able to pursue it without the traditional roadblocks of production costs and advanced technical experience,” said Brad Hunstable, founder and president, “We are confident that producers will see the many benefits of choosing and NewTek for their streaming projects.”

TriCaster Upgrade 2.5 is available at as a free download for TriCaster 2.0 users. This update, including all other 2.0 features, is available to TriCaster 1.0 users at, starting at US$495.

Tis the Season to Be Streaming: Newtek Holiday Promotion

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment



Netwek announces a special promotion for your purchase of the following items:

TriCaster Pro

TriCaster STUDIO


Purchase by December 22, 2008 and receive accessories for TriCaster and a 8GB iPod nano, 16GB iPod nano or 16GB iPod touch.

You must register your TriCaster with NewTek with a promotional code found in the TriCaster box, registration must be completed by January 15, 2009.

For more information on this promotion, details can be found at: or contact your sales representative at Key Code Media at: (818) 303-3900 or email:

NewTek TriCaster™ Selected to Produce and Live Stream Extended Coverage of Big 12 Football Conference Championship Game Weekend

December 5, 2008 Leave a comment


College football fans will be able to see pre-game and post-game events not available on television

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – December 5, 2008 NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the NCAA Big 12 Conference chose the TriCaster™ portable live production system to produce and live stream Big 12 Championship events on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, on

With NewTek TriCaster, fans gain exclusive on-line access to:

·         Kickoff Luncheon – Friday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m. CST
Features season highlights and interviews with coaches from each team

·         Coaches Press Conference – Friday, December 5 at 2:00 p.m. CST

·         Legends Reception – Friday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. CST
Honors a legend from each Big 12 school

·         Post-Game Show – Saturday, December 6 following the game

“We are thrilled to offer ravenous football fans an all-access pass to the Big 12 Championship game,” said Sean Hollister, director of video services, Big 12 Conference. “Thanks to NewTek TriCaster, we can expand ABC-TV broadcast game coverage to include exclusive Web events, adding to the viewers overall Big 12 weekend.”

“To many, college football is a more than just a sport, it is a passion, they can’t get enough,” said Philip Nelson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development NewTek Inc. ”With its portability and ease of use, TriCaster is a proven method for delivering extended coverage and unprecedented access to events.”

With TriCaster, anyone can produce network-style live video, and distribute the event simultaneously to Web, video and projector. A single operator or small team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two VCR’s, multi-channel effects and NewTek’s proprietary LiveSet™ virtual sets. In addition to the Big 12 Championship football events, TriCaster has been used by many sports organizations, broadcasters, schools, government agencies, corporate communications departments and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

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NewTek TriCaster to Live Stream Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp

November 3, 2008 1 comment

November 3, 2008

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – November 3, 2008 – NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, announced today that its TriCaster™ portable live production and virtual set system will be used to stream live video from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp™ performance at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool where the Beatles first established themselves. This is the first multi-camera live stream since a performance by Paul McCartney in 1999 and the first-ever using a portable live production system at the Cavern Club.

Throughout the week-long event, campers will be jamming with rock legends Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Pete Best, the original drummer of the Beatles and many other surprise guests. Camp events will take place at famous rock venues throughout the week, including: John Henry Studios, Abbey Road Studios, the Cavern Club and more.  NewTek TriCaster will deliver live streaming from the events throughout the week, check for regular updates. The Cavern Club finale concert will be live streamed to worldwide audiences on Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. CST at, for more information visit

“This is a great opportunity for us to offer our campers, the ability for their fans, family and friends to see them live out their rock and roll dreams as they unfold,” said David Fishof, founder and chief executive officer, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp. “In addition to enhancing the participants’ experiences, we are excited to deliver the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy camp to many more would-be rock stars that may sign on as future campers.”

The stream will be hosted by Chuck Silber, senior vice president, worldwide sales, NewTek, who as a camp participant, will be performing on drums.

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for musicians of all skill levels to take the stage in historic venues and jam with the rock legends that made the music that they grew up with,” said Silber. “With the portability of TriCaster, we are able to offer music fans a glimpse into a vital place in Beatles’ history and at the same time, we can expose campers to a larger, Internet-based audience who will watch them live out their life-long musical aspirations.”

In addition to being used at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, TriCaster is also used by broadcasters, government agencies, sports organizations, corporate communications departments, schools and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences. Now, a single operator or a small team can produce a live show while switching between as many as six cameras with two VCR’s, multi-channel effects and NewTek’s proprietary LiveSet™ virtual sets. With TriCaster, anyone can produce network-style live video, and distribute the event simultaneously to web, video and projector.

Pricing and Availability
The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$4,995. The TriCaster family of products is available in multi-standard internationally beginning at US$6,995. For more information, please visit or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek Inc.
Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and ground-breaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. Clients include: Fox News, BBC, NHL, NBA Development League, MTV, VH1, the Steve Harvey Radio Show, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “300,” “Hancock,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Lost,” “Fringe” and more. NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit:

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is the ultimate music experience that allows musicians and enthusiasts alike the once in a lifetime opportunity to jam with legendary rock stars, play live onstage at major concert venues, and live their rock ‘n’ roll dreams.

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