TriCaster 40 v2

$4995.00 (800) 927-6940

A multi-camera, live video studio for any desktop - just add cameras, plug it in, and go! NEW VERSION 2!

Product Information

Newtek Part #: FG-000437-R001


Fast Setup. Easy to Use.
Just plug in, power on, and youre up and running with your very own show in no time.

All-in-one Live Production.
Mix cameras, video, graphics, audio, titles, network sources and now, even custom animated effects. No other hardware required.

On-budget HD.
The same formats used in broadcast television, with video connections that let you use HD cameras in your price range.

Whether across campus or across town, the portable TriCaster fits anywhere you have a tabletop or A/V cart.

Choppy, grainy online video is a thing of the past. Go HD directly to the Web with one-button live streaming.

Television-style Sets and Backgrounds.
Turn even the tiniest production space into a lifelike virtual studio with real-time moving backgrounds.

Creative Tools.
Transitions. Animated effects. Full-screen graphics. Titles. Picture-in-picture. Customize your show with network-quality design.


  1. Live Desktop Monitors
    Preview internal and external video sources in real-time, with built-in audio meters.
  2. Network Sources
    Share computer screens or displays from wireless Apple AirPlay devices, like iPad, iPhone, or iPod, connected to the same local network as TriCaster.
  3. DDR (Digital Disk Recorder)
    Load and playback your own stored video clips, video packages and pre-produced motion graphics in a wide range of media file formats.
  4. Graphics
    Add titles, images and graphics to your show, importing your own original artwork, choosing from a variety of included templates, or building new designs using the included LiveText application.
  5. Preview Monitor
    View the source selected on the Preview row, which becomes the video output upon pressing Take for a cut, or pressing Auto for a transition.
  6. Program Monitor
    View the source selected on the Program row, which is also the video output signal for broadcast, live stream, projector and/or record.
  7. Recording
    Capture your live production as a full resolution video file to show later or save for your archive.
  8. Live Streaming
    Launch live streaming video of your show to the Web at the touch of a button. TriCaster 40 includes presets for the most common streaming profiles, in resolutions up to 720p.
  9. Live Production Switcher
    Switch between 14 video channels, including external video and network sources, internal media sources, and virtual inputs.
  10. Transitions
    Use dynamic effects to change shots and apply graphics. Independent settings for each video layer let you mix and match transitions for the base video and both downstream keys.
  11. TransWarp Effects
    Enhance your show using animated transitions and effects with full-color overlays, embedded audio, and 3D warping of video. Animation Store Creator is also included to build custom transitions and effects.
  12. Virtual Inputs
    Setup virtual sets, layer live elements, create picture-in-picture effects, and more, from any available live and stored video sources, and assign the composite effect to a single switcher button.
  13. Live Virtual Sets
    Get the look of a network-style studio with built-in virtual sets in a variety of styles and settings. Sets include multiple angles, virtual camera shot presets and animated zoom control for realistic presentation.
  14. Multi-Channel Audio Mixer
    Enjoy clear, crisp audio with adjustable audio controls for internal and external sources, plus stream and master outputs.



Choosing the right TriCaster to fit your production needs is important. To help you decide which system is right for you, here’s some food for thought:

  • Does this system fit your overall production needs?
  • Do you need to produce in HD or SD?
  • Do you require portability?
  • How large or small is your production area?
  • How many cameras will you need to connect?
  • Will you produce on location or from an office or studio?


  • Switcher Channels
    • 14 6 external, 4 internal, 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
  • Media
    • 3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and GFX x 2
      • 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
      • 2 x Analog BNC configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite (Program and SD-only AUX)
      • Network output for live streaming
  • Recording
    • 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 ~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 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
    • 1/4in Mono (Mic) RCA x 2 Stereo L/R (Line)
  • Audio Outputs
    • RCA x 2 Stereo L/R 1/4in Stereo (phones)
  • Audio Mixing
    • Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, effects, output, stream and headphones
  • Supported Formats
    • NTSC model: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
    • Multi-Standard model: NTSC-J; PAL 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576i (16:9), 576i (4:3) selections
  • 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
  • Monitoring
    • 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
  • Processing
    • Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
    • Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
  • System Physical
    • 10.4 x 8.5 x 17.5 in (26.4 x 21.6 x 44.5 cm)
    • 19 lbs (8.6 kg)