We rent the TriCaster 850, and the 455:  Please refer to our rental site for wholesale pricing (for producers only):

TriCaster 850 rental includes:
  • TriCaster 850
  • TriCaster Keyboard
  • TriCaster Mouse
  • Built in 2GB of Memory
  • Power
  • Heavy Padded Pelican Case
  • (See our TriCaster Flypack Bundles)

TriCaster™ TCXD850 NewTek line of portable live production systems. This 4U rack mount system is suitable for desktop and portable live production. TriCaster TCXD850 provides the highest quality, 32-bit floating point with 4:4:4:4 video processing and supports high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video in resolutions up to 1080p, as well as live web streaming in resolutions up to 720p. Whether you work with a team or operate on your own, TriCaster TCXD850 is easy to learn and provides the following benefits:

Video Input

8 Simultaneous Inputs.
Any Combination of: HD-SDI, HD Component, SD-SDI, SD Component, Y/C (BNC) or Composite.
HD-SDI Video Conforms to SMPTE 292M and SD Video Conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656.

Audio Input

8 x 2 Balanced XLR at Line and Mic Level
8 AES3/EBU BNC Connectors
8 SDI Embedded Analog Audio Levels Conform to SMPTE RP-155
Phantom Power Option

Video Output

3 HD/SD-SDI, 3 HD/SD Component, 3 Composite, 3 Y/C (BNC)
HDMI Output, User Interface VGA/DVI Output, Aux VGA/DVI Output

Audio Output

4 Balanced XLR (Program Out)
4 Balanced XLR (Auxiliary Out)
2 AES/EBU (Program Out)
3 SDI Embedded (Program Out)
1 Stereo 1/4” Headphone Jack

Video Processing

32-Bit Floating Point, YCbCrA 4:4:4:4

Audio Processing

32-Bit Floating Point, 96 kHz, 4 Channels

Supported Formats

NTSC: 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p, 480/60i (16:9 and 4:3) Multi-Standard (includes NTSC-J and PAL): 1080/25p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 720/25p 576/25i (16:9 and 4:3)

Recording Capacity

~ 50 Hours 1080i 59.94 ~ 155 Hours 480i 59.94 4 Trayless SATA III Removable Drive Bays for Unlimited Recording and Backup Capability


Numerous Preset Bins (includes individual production sessions)

Mix HD/SD Sources


Video Ingest

1, 6-pin IEEE FireWire®


DB15 Connector for 8 PGM Row Tally Lights

iVGA™ Network Selections

2 Channels Dedicated to Separate iVGA™ Sources (select instantly from unlimited network sources)

Network Connection

1GBit Connection for Network Inputs and Streaming Output

Virtual Set Support

Yes – 18 HD Virtual Sets Included (using proprietary NewTek LiveSet™ technology)

Virtual/Mix Channel Overlay

1 per Channel, Upstream with Keying, Effects with Positioning, Scaling, Cropping, and 3D Rotation

Virtual/Mix Channels

8 Independent Channels with Presets

Main Overlay

2 Downstream Keys with Independent Effects with Keying, Positioning, Scaling, Cropping and 3D Rotation

Media Player

2 DDRs, Stills, Titles, Audio Player (all video sources provide output with alpha channel, for use in overlays, virtual sets, etc.)

On-Screen Preview Monitors

“All Sources,” “Computer Sources,” “Camera Inputs,” “Preview and FX” or “Scopes with Switchable Input” (full-time, tabbed – all run at full field rate)

Projector Output

Yes – 16:9 and 4:3 Aspects

Projector Resolutions

Up to 1920 x 1200

Full HD 720p 16:9 Streaming


Live Webcasting

Yes – Adobe Flash, Windows Media Push/ Pull and VC-1 Codec Support

Waveform Monitor and Vectorscopes

Yes – Full Field Rate with Color Preview

Record to Disk

Simultaneous Recording of Full Resolution MPEG-2 and Archive of Web Stream

Integrated Character Generator


Nonlinear Editor


File Formats

AVI, DNXHD, DV, M4V, MPEG-2, QuickTime, H264, HDV, JPG, PNG, PSD and More

Render Outputs

AVI, DV, MPEG-2, MP4 (iPod and PSP), QuickTime

Form Factor: 4U Rack Mount (with optional rails)

Redundant Power Supply, Yes

Drive Bays: 4 Trayless SATA III Removable Drive Bays, with Hot Swap Support

Accessory Options: TriCaster LC-11, TimeWarp™ and LiveText™

Size and Weight

Dimensions:  19” W x 7.25″ H x 21.5” D

Weight:  42 lbs

  • A 22-channel, 1080p native switcher that gives you complete control to simultaneously broadcast, live stream, project and record HD and/or SD productions
  • One-Button live streaming that allows you to deliver full, HD live streams directly to the Web in resolutions up to 720p, the highest output in the industry
  • One-Button recording that allows you to capture your live productions at full resolution and preserve them as high quality video and stream files
  • 50 hours of 1080i 59.94 recording capacity that you can extend by using the four removable drive bays, providing unlimited storage and backup for your post production and archiving needs
  • Eight external video inputs that allow you to connect up to eight HD and/or SD live cameras in any combination of HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HD component, SD component, Y/C, or composite
  • Eight virtual/mix channels with presets and individual overlays, that let you create and save complex switcher effects, and assign them to a single source for easy access and use
  • 18 HD live virtual sets (using proprietary NewTek LiveSet™ technology) and advanced matte generation, that enable you to achieve the look of a sophisticated studio setting in a limited space
  • Five digital media players, including two DDRs, titles bin, stills store, and sound player, that provide you with the ability to present video clips, motion graphics, titles, images, music, audio clips, and more during your live production
  • Two downstream keys with independent effects, that allow you to key, position, scale, crop and rotate in 3D, and use animated effects to customize your overlay
  • Two network inputs that deliver external computer sources to the switcher or overlay channels, so that you can access unlimited displays from a PC or Mac® (using proprietary NewTek iVGA™ technology), and/or titles and graphics from NewTek LiveText™
  • Multi-view monitoring options that allow you to simultaneously view all switcher inputs at full field rate, view color Waveform and Vectorscope displays to verify signal integrity, and more
  • Flexible audio support that lets you use any combination of embedded SDI, AES or balanced XLR audio inputs to bring in microphones, stereo or quad line level sources
  • Audio mixing capabilities with audio follows video support and auxiliary routing, that give you the option to integrate an external audio setup
  • Three video output rows that enable you to output HD and SD video simultaneously
  • HDMI, DVI and VGA program output options that allow you to use a projector (IMAG) or other monitoring applications to display video
  • Versatile 4U rack mount form factor with redundant power supply, that is suitable for your desktop (rubber feet supplied), as well as your portable live production demands

TriCaster™ TCXD850 Specifications


TriCaster 455 Rental Includes (see package deals):

  • TriCaster 455
  • TriCaster Keyboard
  • TriCaster Mouse
  • Built in 2GB of Memory
  • Power
  • Heavy Padded Pelican Case
  • (See our TriCaster Flypack Bundles)


Video professionals, broadcasters, bloggers, and organizations looking to stream video online, produce live events, and expand production capabilities have found that the world of video production is evolving. With more viewers watching online than ever before—and appetites for quality programming on the rise—you need to stand out, and look outstanding, too.

TriCaster 455 is the affordable, integrated solution to produce your 4-camera, 14-channel, HD live show with maximum creative firepower—but with minimal proportions. And with an included precision hardware control surface you have a highly responsive console for hands-on navigation of the system UI, giving you another option for managing your live production. Designed for mobility and scaled for small spaces anywhere, TriCaster 455 provides rapid setup, complete live production capabilities, built-in multi-track ISO recording, and the world’s most powerful switcher effects system, for smaller shows to make a bigger impact from any location.

  • Explosive 3D visual effects, video playback, graphics, transitions, and virtual sets
  • Completely customizable visuals to elevate brand and company identity
  • Built-in live streaming at the push of a button
  • Access all sources and functions with the included hardware control surface
  • No massive cabling or complex components that require configuration
  • Deliver from a van, small studio, broadcast control room, backstage, blogger’s workspace