The NewTek TriCaster 40 v2 is an all-in-one live production switcher, streaming system, and recorder. It streams to the Web, records program out as MPEG2, and features 4 camera inputs and 14 channels to switch between.


14: 6 external, 4 internal, and 4 virtual inputs

Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions

 - Each input includes integrated frame synchronizer

- Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per input

- BNC connectivity

Network Sources

2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple Airplay device.

-Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per input

-BNC connectivity


3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and 2 x GFX

- LiveText character generator for custom titles and graphics

- Independent keying, cropping, Proc Amp, and white balance controls per source

Virtual Inputs

4 independent, mix/effect-style channels supporting multi-source compositions, virtual sets, double-box effects and more

- 3 configurable sources per channel, each with independent positioning, scaling and cropping, including upstream keyer with DVE and transition controls

Downstream Key

2 downstream keyers, each with independent DVE, transition controls, positioning and scaling

Video Layers

Up to 5 layers on-screen simultaneously

Effects and Transitions

Integrated TransWarp effects engine on all effects channels supports standard transitions, customizable animation store transitions with audio, and overlay effects

- Animation Store Creator for custom animations

- Supports per-pixel alpha blending between sources and real-time 3D warping of video or graphics

Virtual Sets

24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets

Video Output

A/V output signal through up to 5 output connections

- 2x Analog BNC configurable for component or Y/C + composite (program and SD-only AUX)

- Network output for live streaming


Native recording in resolutions up to 1080p

-Record source selectable from among Program, Aux, or any individual camera input

-Encoding format selectable from among QuickTime, MPEG-2 (high or normal profile), AVI (Speed HQ), and H.264 (high or Web-quality)

Recording Capacity

Accommodates approximately 20 hours 1080i or approximately 120 hours 480i via internal drive in QuickTime format

- Capacity expandable using external media drives

Live Streaming

HD live streaming via Adobe Flash or Microsoft Windows Media Push/Pull

Audio Inputs

1/4" Mono (Mic) RCA

2 x Stereo L/R (Line)

Audio Outputs

RCA x 2 stereo L/R 1/4" stereo (phones)

Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, effects, output, stream, and headphones

Supported Formats

NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)

Playback Media Formats

AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)

Export Media Formats

Export media application for batch copying with optional transcoding of files to compatible formats for different applications and devices: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVD, H.264, MOV, MPEG-2, MJPEG, MP4, WebM, and more

Presets for Non-Linear Editors: Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro, and more Presets for mobile platforms: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and more


DVI, VGA and HDMI monitor outputs for user interface and multiview preview, with selectable layouts

Signal Monitoring

Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709


Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit floating point

Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit floating point


10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5" (26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 cm)


19.0 lb (8.6 kg)