NewTek: Revolutionising Live Production

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NewTek Introduces Groundbreaking New Software-Driven Products at NAB 2019

Building on its position as the leader in Software and IP video at NAB 2019, NewTek announced today major new software-driven products utilising the universal power of IP video, giving customers breakthrough capabilities and unprecedented options that seek to transform the video industry. From truly cutting-edge show automation, to full live production software designed to run on today’s powerful workstations and servers, to 4K baseband-to-NDI conversion, NewTek’s NAB 2019 product announcements include: Live Story Creator, unlimited recording, multiple simultaneous aspect ratio production, and major advances in Premium Access capabilities, VMC Software, TriCaster® 410 Plus and new Spark Plus converter products including a 4K model that offers customers unprecedented power and ease of use.

“I think it’s clear that IP is the last standard for video production, and the future of video is one based on software and computers” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “Our mission is to empower video storytellers and expand their reach, making it fun to create a show and get your message out. If you are a novice or a very seasoned video producer, these new products – Live Story Creator, VMC software, and Spark Plus 4K – offer something extraordinarily powerful.”

Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek
NewTek Premium Access Live Story Creator

Premium Access with Live Story Creator
Premium Access is now available to every TriCaster owner delivering incredible power and new tools for TriCaster TC1, the new TriCaster 410 Plus, and VMC, as well as older models in the TriCaster line. Leading the pack of new capabilities is Live Story Creator, a revolutionary approach to program automation using Microsoft Word. It is as simple as building a script in Microsoft Word with triggers for actions, once loaded into TriCaster or VMC the show is easily executed. The latest version of Premium Access also includes unlimited recording and replay with full synchronisation for easy multi-cam editing, digital media aspect ratios and frame rates for delivery to digital screens, and much more. The upgrade is free to current subscribers of Premium Access.


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VMC Software
The full power of NewTek’s VMC1 integrated production system will soon be available as a software-only subscription. As with turnkey VMC systems, the software-only version includes integrated graphics, automation, media playback, recording, streaming, transcoding, and virtual sets, along with all of the benefits of Premium Access. These versatile 4K production software options run on standard workstations, and provide the flexibility for system upgrades of CPUs and GPUs as they become available, without the need to repurchase cost-prohibitive proprietary new systems. VMC software will be offered in configurations up to 44-input, 8 M/E, allowing users to build an all IP UHD production system.


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TriCaster® 410 Plus
The latest in the line-up of TriCaster integrated production systems, TriCaster 410 Plus provides 8 external inputs, 4 M/Es, 4 mix outputs, along with NDI integration for video, audio and data transmission over IP. The rack mountable system also includes real-time social media publishing, live streaming, multi-channel recording, video playback, integrated multi-viewers, graphics, compositing, virtual sets, audio mixing and much more.


NewTek Spark Plus 4K

NewTek Spark Plus and NewTek Spark Plus 4K
Adding to the popular line of portable, and affordable NewTek Spark converter products are two new Spark Plus models including 4K UHD, and 1080p HDMI-to-NDI versions. Spark Plus captures video directly from connected cameras or devices and allows it to be transported over the network as visually lossless, full bandwidth NDI with virtually no latency. Spark Plus devices are the smallest, fastest and easiest way to acquire a 4K UHD or 1080p video source from anywhere on the network and integrate it into your IP-based video production. By combining these products with the announced new NDI recording capabilities, these become the worlds easiest multi-cam capture devices.


NewTek Showcases All IP Production Tour de Force

NewTek continues to offer customers a clear pathway to end-to-end, all-IP video production with an unprecedented array of exciting new products, technology updates, virtualised control room software, affordable yet uncompromising 4K workflows, and more at NAB 2018. NewTek’s leadership position in IP video makes it the only provider that can offer the depth and breadth of solutions for producers of every size along the entire workflow path from ingest to production, enhancement, and delivery.

“NewTek have long believed that the future of video production is based on software, computers, and networks, and we’ve based the last 15 years of our R&D on building products to this vision,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek. “These announcements, new products, and the leap towards virtualised control rooms were nearly unthinkable a short time ago. Because we are completely software-based, NewTek is the only major live production solution capable of being virtualised today. Combine that with our leadership position in IP video, including NDI® and SMPTE ST 2110 support and these announcements we are making at NAB 2018, you have the most cutting-edge solutions for broadcasters looking to streamline their operations and for new users looking to becoming broadcasters.”

Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO of NewTek
NewTek Connect Spark Pro

NewTek Connect Spark™ Pro – NewTek Connect Spark Pro is fastest, easiest, and most flexible solution for converting 4K UHD video for IP workflows. In its ultra-portable enclosure, it combines the groundbreaking benefits of NDI®, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, with powerful, professional features for modern video production.


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NewTek NC1 Studio I/O IP Module This is Newtek’s first rack-mount appliance that provides full support for the SMPTE ST 2110 standard — allowing uncompressed video of either four 1080p channels or a single 4K channel over IP infrastructure. The Studio Module will remain fully compliant with the SMPTE ST 2110 standard, allowing for complete inter-operability with any other broadcast appliance working within the same IP standard. The Studio Module can also be used as either input or output — placing 1080p/4K signals onto the network, or decoding them back into standardised SDI signals. The NC1 Studio I/O IP Module also supports NewTek NDI on every channel.


NewTek LiveGraphics™An entirely new approach to real-time motion graphics, allowing you to create assets in Adobe® Photoshop® CC and Adobe® After Effects® CC—then import, customise, and output in resolutions up to 4K UHD with your NewTek IP Series or TriCaster® TC1 system. Up to 10 simultaneous channels of real-time motion graphics. Live, animated, fully customisable, and available instantly. No render time. No middleware.


NewTek Remote Storage – Powered by SNS – High-capacity, high-performance, best-of-breed systems with 4 channels of direct NDI® streaming & integrated MAM; 3 varieties of desktop and rack-mounted models available. More will be shared here as Bruce gets it.

New & Improved NDI Tools – NDI Scan Converter 2 with vastly improved image quality at full 60Hz; NDI Studio Monitor with many improvements for signage applications, web control and more!


NDI Version 3.5 – Massive optimisations for performance, network connectivity, and discovery, including UDP with FEC (unicast & multicast), plus reference FPGA hardware implementation coming soon!


NewTek Virtualized Products (NVP) – NewTek, Vizrt and Cisco will conduct a joint demonstration of virtualized live IP video production and control room automation at NAB 2018 from the Cisco booth #SU8502CM. The demonstration will include NewTek’s NVP, a virtualized IP Series, 44-input, IP, 4K, 60P live production system, and Vizrt’s Viz Opus compact control room automation system. Both products will be running as virtual machines in Cisco’s VMware vSphere with Hypervisor management on Cisco hardware with Horizon View desktop virtualization. NewTek NDI® IP video streams interconnect the two products, running across a network using a Cisco Nexus 5000 and 9000 series switches.

NewTek Premium Access Subscription Program – Exercise new opportunities and raise expectations, enhancing your software-driven live production experience with the premium software, capabilities, and content of NewTek Premium Access. Compatible with the NewTek IP Series and TriCaster® TC1, NewTek Premium Access provides exclusive access to cutting-edge tools and technology that infuses your system with functionality that no modern video production should be without, to include: LiveGraphics™, LivePanel™, Advanced Audio I/O, NDI® KVM, Virtual PTZ and Virtual Set Library.


Newtek Tricaster TC1 System with Screens and Control Surface

TriCaster TC1 and NewTek IP Series – FREE software upgrade with a vast array of new features and enhancements. Details and downloads will be made available from NewTek Support Site

TriCaster Mini Advanced PTZ Bundle Option 2

Have you met the new TriCaster Mini Advanced?

Available for a limited time bundled with Spark Converters or PTZ Cameras for an incredibly powerful, complete and affordable portable live production solution!Check out the TriCaster Mini and Discounted Bundles

NewTek Vizrt NTG1 Dual Channel Viz Trio

Introducing: NVG1 NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server

World-Class Graphics for IP Video Production

Take your production value to the next level with the NVG1 NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server. A powerful 1RU turnkey video system, it combines NewTek’s software-driven video technology with Vizrt’s industry-leading Viz Trio™ character generator and Viz Engine™ compositing software to deliver the highest-quality CG and motion graphics into any production.


NewTek 3Play 3P1 Complete System

Replay Redefined: Introducing the all-new 3Play 3P1

Create network-level live sports shows over IP with the feature-rich, cost-effective 3P1

Introducing 3Play 3P1, the most cost-effective, easy-to-use, and powerful IP replay system in the world. With resolutions up to 1080p60, built-in telestration, NDI, tons of features and an affordable price tag, 3Play 3P1 is truly Replay Redefined.


Some Key NewTek Technologies

Innovative Solutions for Amazing Productions

With video now readily accessible on screens large and small, anywhere and everywhere, audiences are no longer satisfied with limited options that require appointment viewing—they have come to expect more content, on more screens, all on demand. NewTek live production systems provide you with everything you need to meet these expectations—today and tomorrow. With versions ranging from HD, all the way to 4K and beyond, NewTek live production systems take advantage of the latest technology to keep pace with the constant innovation happening in and around the video industry, while maintaining proven and familiar workflows.

Powered by innovative software-driven technology, NewTek live production systems offer the most leading-edge functionality available in the industry right now, and provide a platform that can grow, adjust and adapt to accommodate emerging formats and workflows.

Complete Production

NewTek live production systems provide the most complete set of tools and capabilities for video mixing, recording, streaming, social media publishing, and more. With hundreds of premium features included, new users and experienced operators can produce spectacular video content for any screen.Learn more about the included features.

Total Control

NewTek live production systems put control where it belongs—in your hands. Command your productions with absolute confidence and incomparable performance, working with custom-crafted user interfaces, multi-screen workspaces, and state-of-the-art, multi-stripe hardware panels.

TC410 Plus Group with Monitors


The most complete multi-camera video production system on the planet. Everything you need to create, stream, broadcast and publish professional video programs in one turnkey system.

VMC1 4 Stripe Control Panel

The NewTek IP Series

Software-driven, modular video production system with virtually limitless access to video sources and video mixing options. The NewTek IP Series is the first large production system designed for IP video.

NewTek NDI Device Workflow

NDI® Network Device Interface

A new, ground-breaking open protocol enabling IP video workflows across standard GigE networks. NDI allows video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP.

3Play 3P1 Control Panel


Instant replay, slow motion, and more. 3Play systems are for sports producers at all budget levels and cost a fraction of traditional replay systems

MeidaDS Basic Workflow


A revolutionary real-time encoding and streaming video delivery platform merging NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with the powerful, proven Wowza Streaming Engine™.

Talkshow VS4000


Reach millions of monthly connected Skype users worldwide, add them to guest rosters, and maintain complete confidence in video and audio quality. TalkShow facility-class solutions add live.

NewTek gives storytellers a voice through video

At NewTek, we use innovation and technology to fundamentally change the way video is created and used, allowing more people to share their stories, experiences, and ideas with the world and enjoy doing it. NewTek systems are used worldwide by broadcasters, sports leagues and teams, educators, houses of worship, live event producers, E-sport leagues, web-based talk shows, and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

NewTek was founded in 1986 by inventor Tim Jenison. Jenison’s Video Toaster®, the world’s first “television studio-in-a-box”, ignited the desktop video revolution. In 2005, NewTek introduced TriCaster®, the most complete multi-camera video production system, giving content creators solutions to create their own network-level shows and stream them directly to audiences.

Today, NewTek continues to be a change-agent in the video industry, leading the shift to IP video workflows with the NewTek IP Series and NDI® (Network Device Interface).

NewTek is privately owned and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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