Features In Depth

Complete Production

Engineered with a purpose and built with a commitment to ensuring you have everything you need to create amazing productions, Vizrt live production systems provide the most comprehensive set of tools and capabilities for modern workflows and the most value for your investment of any video solution.

See why they are the most complete video production systems on the planet.

Features and capabilities as described refer to TriCaster® functionality and are subject to change without notice. For more detailed information regarding features and capabilities for these and other Vizrt live production systems, please refer to the respective product User Guides available here.


The Latest Capabilities for Vizrt Live Production Systems

Video

4K UHD*

4K UHD*

Native support for 2160p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix output for true 4K UHD production.

*TriCaster 2 Elite, TC1, TriCaster 1 Pro and Mini 4K systems only.
4K UHD Workflow

4K UHD Workflow

Support for full-capacity 4K UHD video workflow for switching,streaming, recording, and delivery, including file playback, graphics, and mix effects.

3G

3G

Native support for 1080p video in frame rates up to 60 frames per second on all external inputs and primary mix outputs.

Digital Media Aspect Ratios & Frame Rates*

Digital Media Aspect Ratios & Frame Rates*

Use non–standard video aspect ratios, like 9:16 and square video, for no–compromise production, along with non–standard video frame rates and resolutions for delivery to digital screens.

*Available on TriCaster 2 Elite, 1Pro, Mini 4K and Mini X as standard. Other models will require upgrade with Premium Access.

Audio

7-Band Equalizer

7-Band Equalizer

Shape sound to your preference, configuring the tonal range of seven separate frequencies for each audio input and output.

AES67

AES67

Support for the AES67 networking protocol via compatible WDM audio drivers for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.

* Requires third-party virtual sound card license (sold separately)
Audio Delay

Audio Delay

Compensate for external synchronization issues between incoming audio and video sources with a configurable audio delay setting for every audio input.

Audio Follow Video (AFV)

Audio Follow Video (AFV)

Attach an audio source (or sources) to an associated video source (or sources), so that when the video source is selected, the desired audio source is automatically selected to provide supporting sound.

Audio Routing

Audio Routing

Independently route audio input channels to any and all audio mixer buses to produce customized sound combinations for output and recording.

Compressor/Limiter

Compressor/Limiter

Configure multiple parameters for each audio input and output, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain, to enhance sound and prevent distortion, clipping, and excessive variation.

Dante™ Audio Networking

Dante Audio Networking

Integrated support for the Dante networking protocol from Audinate® for interfacing with compatible audio devices over IP.

* Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)
Headphones

Headphones

Listen to production audio privately, with a discrete stereo output jack and independent volume control for headphones.

Level Control

Level Control

Fine-tune sound with independent control for every channel of every audio source.

Media File Audio Level

Media File Audio Level

Save time configuring audio levels for non-native clips and sound files by assigning a preset level to all files added to media players.

Mix-and-Match Audio Connections

Mix-and-Match Audio Connections

Use any combination of supported digital, analog, and network audio devices, including microphones, mixers, and sound systems, to input and output high-quality audio.

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer

Multi-Channel Audio Mixer

Configure and manage audio levels and settings for internal and external sound sources, plus output signals, with a built-in audio mixer and professional-quality audio tools.

Multiviewer Volume Sliders

Multiviewer Volume Sliders

Optionally manage audio levels from the viewports of the multiviewer, with volume control sliders built into the on-screen VU meters.

Neural Voice Isolation

Neural Voice Isolation

A powerful tool that cleans audio at the touch of a button. Using AI, TriCaster can cancel or reduce background noise and automatically detect voices; maintaining all-important production quality.

Noise Gate

Noise Gate

Manage audio signals with greater precision using noise gate settings in the audio mixer to exclude low-level sounds.

Pan

Pan

Create a rich, layered sound experience, moving sound from audio source channels between the stereo channels of the audio mix, dividing equally between channels or assigning all or part of the sound to a specific channel.

Recording Source

Recording Source

Select the sound that accompanies each video recording, with independent audio configuration for each recording channel.

Solo

Solo

Isolate and audition individual audio sources to listen to their post-fader sound separate from all other audio sources.

Talk Back

Talk Back

Communicate behind the scenes with connected listeners via headset with built-in Talk Back function.

Talk Over

Talk Over

Reduce the volume of all other audio sources by 20dB to enable a selected audio source (typically a microphone) to be heard over all other sound.

USB

USB

Support for professional USB audio devices via compatible WDM audio drivers.

VU Metering

VU Metering

Monitor and adjust audio levels using configurable VU meter displays built into the audio mixer and optional VU meter overlays for each multiviewer viewport.

Configuration

Buffer

Buffer

Manage buffer configuration quickly and easily with anicon-based control scheme comprised of individual, interactive buttons for configuration, asset management, title editing, and unloading.

Auto Color

Auto Color

Optionally enable automatic color matching between video inputs to account for variable lighting conditions and camera settings.

Clip Thumbnails

Clip Thumbnails

Optionally customize the thumbnail image for each media file in the DDR and the Media Browser for at-a-glance identification and organization.

Configuration Menu Grouping and Nesting

Configuration Menu Grouping and Nesting

Access and manage the configurable elements of any input source more efficiently, with tab-based grouping of related functions and the ability to expand or collapse menus as needed.

Crop Edges

Crop Edges

Define the top, bottom, left, and right margins for a video source independently, cropping unwanted or unnecessary parts from the image

Custom Labeling

Custom Labeling

Assign custom labels to video inputs, media player files, buffers, audio sources, and presets to suit naming conventions and workflow preferences.

Fill + Alpha

Fill + Alpha

Create composite video images, combining one or more pairs of inputs and configuring one video input as the alpha channel for its paired source.

Input Grouping

Input Grouping

Link source rows together in color-coded groups to synchronize and streamline multi-channel switcher operations.

Intelligent Configuration Panels

Intelligent Configuration Panels

Save time during setup with context-sensitive configuration panels that include all applicable controls, automatically store designated settings, and dynamically update while cycling through different input and source types.

Layer Management

Layer Management

Identify, monitor, and manage switcher BKGD, DSK, and KEY layer video sources in real time with an integrated layer priority system and full-time, full-motion confidence monitors

MEMs

MEMs

Configure and store preferred settings, playlists, control states, and more, with a comprehensive preset system.

NDI® Access Manager

NDI® Access Manager

Manage the visibility and accessibility of NDI video sources on the system and your network to organize and secure your workflow.

Positioner

Positioner

Move and size video layers and overlays within the frame to achieve the desired positioning and scale for compositions.

Presets

Presets

Configure M/Es, LiveSet shots, media playlists, transitions and more with the most frequently used setups and content using multiple preset slots.

Proc Amp Controls

Proc Amp Controls

Individually adjust color characteristics and levels for each input source, including brightness, contrast, hue, and saturation.

Rotation

Rotation

Customize the appearance of composite layers and overlays with independently configurable X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis rotation settings.

Sessions

Sessions

Configure and store the framework and assets for your productions, including the video standard and resolution, input and output configuration, switcher and media player setup, and more.

Session Templates

Session Templates

Set up and store sessions with user preferences in reusable templates—and jump right into your custom configuration for any production.

White Balance

White Balance

Ensure accurate color properties for your video with manual and automatic white balance controls.

Control

Autoplay

Enable media playback to start and stop automatically, and optionally advance to the next item in the playlist when playback of the current item concludes.

COMP Panel Control

COMP Panel Control

Access, assign, and apply COMP presets directly from the configuration panel of any M/E bus.

Control Panels

Control Panels

Take a hands-on approach to operation with companion hardware control panels that map to the user interface.

Customized Workspace

Customized Workspace

Simplify complex productions by bringing the LivePanel™ Builder into the TriCaster. Create bespoke user interfaces and customize each preset within the User Interface; making your distributed workflows simpler more cohesive and never compromising on quality.

Hotspots

Hotspots

Turn on-screen areas into interactive macro controls, enabling the live motion of talent or objects to trigger automated operation sequences.

*Not available on TriCaster Mini 4K or Mini X.
LivePanel™

LivePanel™

LivePanel includes production–ready control panels for remote video mixing, media playback, audio mixing, and macro automation. Create your own software-based control panels and operate your Vizrt live production system from any compatible desktop or mobile device–anywhere on the network.

MIDI

MIDI

Optionally connect any of thousands of compatible MIDI devices to extend macro control and to integrate video operations with other MIDI-compatible live production elements like sound, lighting, and effects.

NDI-KVM

NDI-KVM

Access the user interface of your Vizrt live production system and take control from anywhere on your network. With NDI® KVM, your workspace is simultaneously output as an interactive NDI® video source through NDI Studio Monitor.

*Available as a feature for all 7-3 or higher devices that have Windows 10.
Playlist Panel Contro

Playlist Panel Control

Access the active playlist and control panel for any media player directly from the configuration panel.

Touchscreen Support

Touchscreen Support

Optionally connect a compatible touchscreen display to interact with the user interface and perform live production functions using simple, familiar touch gestures.

User Interface

User Interface

Operate with point-and-click simplicity, with a dedicated software user interface and the included USB mouse and keyboard.

Web Interface

Web Interface

Access resources and manage elements of live operation from the browser of any supported device on the same network with a system-specific Web-based interface.

Data

Data Presets

Data Presets

Store frequently used text and images as easily accessible presets to accelerate graphics production and live titling workflows.

DataLink™

DataLink™

Map real-time data from internal and external sources to titles, comments, file names, and other fields in graphics templates.

DataLink Extension

Add the DataLink extension to the Google Chrome browser of any networked computer to send text or images from the Web across the network to the system for use in titles and graphics.

DataLink File Watcher

Transform raw spreadsheet data from CSV, XML or ASCII files into production-ready title pages that can be edited and updated in real time.

Metadata

Metadata

Attach comments to sources, clips, and images to serve as internal data sources for DataLink operations.

Integration

3G/HD/SD-SDI

3G/HD/SD-SDI

Industry-standard SDI input and output connectivity with support for 3G, HD, and SD video formats.

*Not available on TriCaster Mini 4K or Mini X
Camera Settings and Control

Camera Settings and Control

Manage settings for connected cameras as supported, to include focus, iris, and white balance, plus access and operate PTZ controls for applicable sources, directly from the configuration panel.

Device Webpage

Device Webpage

Access the discrete device webpage served by any applicable input source (such as the NewTek NDI® PTZ Camera) directly from its input configuration panel.

Genlock

Genlock

Synchronize the timing with other equipment in production environments using an external reference signal.

*Not available on TriCaster Mini 4k or Mini X
ive Call Connect*

Live Call Connect*

Increased agility with seamless integration of multiple remote callers from popular video communication applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and FaceTime, Zoom, Skype TX, Microsoft® Teams, Discord, Slack and Tencent as unique video inputs.

*Only available with the TriCaster 2 Elite & TriCaster 1 Pro
Mix-and-Match Video Inputs

Mix-and-Match Video Inputs

Connect video cameras or devices of any supported connection type, resolution, frame rate, and aspect ratio, with per-input configuration.

Mix-and-Match Video Outputs

Mix-and-Match Video Outputs

Configure multiple video outputs for any combination of supported signals and connection types.

NDI Genlock

NDI Genlock*

NDI Genlock allows users to match outputs to a common sync pulse telling it exactly when to send a frame of video.

*Only available with the TriCaster 2 Elite , TriCaster 1 Pro and TriCaster Mini X

PTZ

PTZ

Supports input of robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP

PTZ Camera Control

PTZ Camera Control

Operate robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras directly from the user interface, including camera orientation, zoom, focus, and iris, with position presets, speed control, and preview images.

PTZ Capacity

PTZ Capacity

Enjoy the capacity and flexibility to assign a different PTZ camera to any and every external source available on your system.

Rackmount Chassis

Rackmount Chassis

Industry-standard rackmount chassis for TriCaster systems integrates into any professional production environment, setup, or workflow.

*TriCaster Mini X & Mini 4K packaged in a portable case
Router Support

Router Support

Select and switch between router sources directly from the user interface when connected to a compatible upstream video router.

Selectable Audio & Video Return

Selectable Audio & Video Return

Now enables operators to view an audio return like any other output allowing greater flexibility.

Skype TX

Skype TX

Conduct a live Skype® video call with any remote guest, anywhere in the world, with studio-grade Skype TX software integration.

Storage

Storage

Import, record, and store hours of video, images, graphics, and more for productions using supported storage methods.

IP

Native IP Processing

Native IP Processing

True IP switching, with native software-driven processing maintaining native resolution of every signal from input to output and eliminating the need for conversion to and from baseband video.

NDI®

NDI®

Send and receive video, audio, and data over IP to and from compatible production systems, devices, and applications across a network with integrated NDI technology.

Macro Automation

Macro Automation

Macro Automation

Record, store, and automate favorite settings, frequent actions, and complex operation sequences, triggering with a single action.

Macro Triggers

Macro Triggers

Trigger macros manually with a mouse click, keyboard shortcut, control panel button, MIDI button, GPI trigger, hotspot interaction, or other compatible control method.

Macro Editor

Macro Editor

Edit the action, timing, and order of steps in a macro sequence, insert and delete steps, and easily modify macro data with cut, copy, and paste commands.

Multi-Step Macros

Multi-Step Macros

Insert pauses and manual cues to create multi-step macro command sequences that permit accounting for and adjusting to real-time production pacing.

Nested Macros

Nested Macros

A dynamic and powerful tool that allows operators easily nest macros to deliver complex productions more easily.

Snapshot

Snapshot

Reduce an entire macro sequence to a single step, configuring a macro trigger to snap to the end result of the associated macro sequence with a specialized speed setting.

State Change Macros

State Change Macros

Configure macros to trigger automatically according to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions.

Monitoring

Adaptive Monitoring

Adaptive Monitoring

Maximize screen usage with smart workspaces that automatically adjust the size and layout of multiviewer windows according to your user interface configuration and the available space on connected displays.

Live Output Monitoring

Live Output Monitoring

Work with higher-quality video output previews, taking advantage of enhanced signal processing and full field-rate deinterlacing.

Monitor Proc Amps

Monitor Proc Amps

Compensate for environmental lighting conditions and external display settings with configurable color settings for the User Interface, Multiview, and display outputs.

Multiviewers

Multiviewers

Monitor the multiple video signals from external inputs, internal sources, and outputs simultaneously with viewports built into the user interface display, and optionally extend monitoring to additional dedicated multiviewer displays.

Multiview Scopes

Multiview Scopes

Calibrate video signals with greater precision with the ability to show large waveform and vectorscope displays within the Multiviewer.

NDI Test Patterns

NDI Test Patterns

Send and receive reference signals across the network via NDI to confirm connectivity and enable audio and video calibration.

Player Monitoring

Player Monitoring

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