NewTek Now Shipping LiveControl Switching Surface for TriCaster and VT
NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the immediate availability of LiveControl™ LC-11 optional switching surface for TriCaster™ portable live production studio and VT™ Integrated Production Suite. LiveControl lets directors mix live cameras, tape decks, digital disk recorders (DDRs), titles and graphics with digital video effects in real-time. It also provides the advantage of touch control of each TriCaster input for more compelling productions with tighter pacing. Used in tandem with NewTek’s new LiveText™ and TimeWarp™ accessories, LiveControl more efficiently integrates titling, replay and slow motion into TriCaster and VT live productions.
LiveControl is available in two versions: LC-8 with 8 video inputs for TriCaster™ and LC-11™ with 11 video inputs for TriCaster PRO™, TriCaster STUDIO,™ TriCaster BROADCAST™ and VT.
"LiveControl allows technical directors to keep their eyes forward and react quickly, which is critical in fast-paced production environments," said Andrew Cross, NewTek’s Executive VP, Software Engineering. "The simple layout and large back-lit buttons provide the physical touch and feel of control mechanisms already familiar to professional technical directors, so they can operate a TriCaster or VT right out of the box."
LiveControl benefits include:
- Tactile experience for compelling live productions with more control, improved workflow, tighter pacing and accuracy
- Rotary dials enable users to quickly choose their titles, pictures or transitions
- Large, back lit buttons provide easy transitions from one source to the next without looking down or using the keyboard or mouse
- T-bar provides "hands-on" experience to manually control your transition sources
Pricing and Availability
LiveControl LC-8 for TriCaster is available for a suggested retail price of $995 US, and LC-11 for TriCaster PRO, TriCaster STUDIO and TriCaster BROADCAST for a suggested retail price of $1995 US.