(San Antonio, Texas -- May 22, 2007) NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced TriCaster STUDIO™ is the recipient of the 2007 STAR Award given by the editorial staff of TV Technology magazine at NAB 2007.
TriCaster STUDIO was honored for its live virtual set support and portable production capabilities.
The STAR Award (Superior technology Award recipient) is designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the broadcast industry. A panel of TV Technology editors and columnists judged a variety of products, examining their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted the award nominees.
“Every year, the NAB show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for the audio and video professionals,” said Tom Butts, TV Technology Editor. “Our panel of editors walked the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services that were selected for the STAR Award made the cut—they demonstrated their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.”
TriCaster STUDIO offers unprecedented production power – a TV live truck in a 16-pound box that fits in a backpack. STUDIO includes live virtual sets, 6 component inputs, multiple upstream effects, dual DDRs, animated alpha channel and more for less than $10,000.
“TriCaster STUDIO is the direct result of working with high end broadcasters such as MTV, NBC Sports, ESPN Radio and CSTV.” says Philip Nelson, Vice President of Sales and Video Marketing. “Broadcasters are adding a live broadband component to their current programming and TriCaster is quickly becoming the product of choice for networks of all size.”
TriCaster STUDIO Features include:
• Live Switching of 6 component, Y/C or composite inputs
• Live Virtual Set support with numerous sets included
• Live windowed 2-shots for host and guest on-screen together
• 16:9 wide-screen support
• Dual DDR playback, with each assignable to downstream key
• 500 2D and 3D video transitions
• iVGA™ graphics import – able to choose between 3 client displays
• Live Windows Media® and VC1 streaming
• Simultaneous output to video, projector and Internet
• Much more.
Pricing and Availability
TriCaster STUDIO will be available Q2 2007 for $9,995 US and $11,995 International. For more information, please visit http://www.newtek.com
or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000. To locate an Authorized NewTek Reseller, please visit http://www.newtek.com/dealers
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation and visual effects tools including TriCaster™, VT™, SpeedEDIT™, 3D Arsenal™ and LightWave 3D®.