(San Antonio, Texas--April 15, 2008) NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today introduced LiveControl™, an optional USB-connected device for its line of TriCaster™ portable live production and virtual set systems. It provides users with dedicated control of each TriCaster input for more compelling productions with tighter pacing.
LiveControl, available in two versions for all NewTek’s TriCaster models (LC-08 for TriCaster; LC-11 for TriCaster PRO™, TriCaster STUDIO™ and TriCaster BROADCAST™), can be used in tandem with NewTek’s other new LiveText™ and TimeWarp™ accessories to more efficiently integrate titling, replay and slow motion capabilities into TriCaster-generated productions.
LiveControl, makes it possible for the producer and technical director to focus on their respective roles to improve the accuracy, pacing and overall quality of live web streams and video projects. The device’s layout and large buttons mimic the physical surface and feel of control mechanisms familiar to professional technical directors, so they can effectively operate a TriCaster immediately.
“Efficient workflow is essential to good production, and LiveControl provides this with an approach similar to how video presentations are streamed or completed via remote trucks or TV studios,” said Andrew Cross, NewTek’s Executive VP, Software Engineering. “LiveControl allows technical directors to keep their eyes forward and react quickly, which is particularly important in live shoots.”
Pricing and Availability
NewTek LiveControl LC-8 and LC-11 will be available for $995 and $1,995US. 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.
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including TriCaster™, TriCaster Pro™, TriCaster STUDIO™, TriCaster BROADCAST™, VT™, SpeedEDIT™, 3D Arsenal™, LightWave 3D® and LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe® Photoshop®.