NewTek TriCaster Premium Access Features

Premium Access sounds like a ‘nice-to-have’, but with the Tricaster, it is really a ‘must-have’. It is something you have to pay an annual fee for instead of outright purchasing, but if you want to take your productions to the next level and really get the most out of your purchase, you should plan on purchasing this. The good news – Newtek often bundles Premium Access with Support for two years for a greatly discounted price. You also need their Protek Support – for both help with problems and next day repair parts. For more information, see Premium Access Features below or this link:

Premium Access Features Index:

Premium Access Features

Advanced Audio I/O

Process 64+ channels of Dante and AES67 audio, while extracting all incoming and outgoing audio channels, including embedded SDI and NDI® to other systems

Advanced DSK Compositing

Bring DSK’s on and off screen with PGM/PST background sources using complex transition effects

As-run Logs

Retrieve a log of what clips or branding events played at what times to check operation and reconcile billing for advertising

Digital Media Aspect Ratios & Frame Rates

Use non-standard aspect ratios (such as 9:16 and square video) along with non-video frame rates for delivery to modern media screens

File Notifications

See an identifier in the user interface that provides where a file is located that is being used in a clip player


Design and import animated titles, motion graphics, and looping effects using Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools


Get the highest quality chroma keying with LiveMatte Ultra for virtual sets and other compositing applications on all inputs


Create software-based control panels to operate systems from desktop or mobile device—anywhere on the network.

Protip: the username and password for this feature are: admin and admin .

For more information, see appendix A.6 (page 286) of the

Live Story Creator

Run shows with teleprompter control and embedded production cues from scripts created in Microsoft Word®

Macro Import

Build macros off-line in Excel and import for use


Access the user interface of systems and take control from anywhere on the network with the workspace simultaneously output as an interactive NDI® video source*Requires Windows 10 operating system. Currently only available with VMC, TriCaster TC1, and TriCaster 410 Plus systems.

Per Row Bank Selection on Control Panels*

Individually select different banks of sources for each row on VMC1 control panels*Compatible only with systems capable of using VMC1 control panels

Photoshop File Conversion

Convert image files from Adobe PhotoShop for use in a clip player

Pre-Multiplied Alpha Support

Apply when using input sources that utilize pre-multiplied keying

Snapshots from Multiviewer Windows

Click on the camera icon and grab a full frame of video from any multiviewer window

Test Patterns

Generate various patterns for system testing

Unlimited NDI® Recording*

Record directly to storage from an almost unlimited number of NDI sources with no additional file compression*Total number of sources depends on network and disk performance

Video Rotation & Flipping

Rotate and flip video on all inputs and outputs for advanced compositing

Virtual PTZ

Expand shot selection by creating and accessing multiple shots from any individual video signal complete with live virtual zoom and real-time pan and scan effects

Virtual Set Library

Choose from an extended variety of simulated environments to suit various styles and brands, providing an instant professional touch that enhances the look and feel of productions

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For a great video by Kane Peterson of Newtek, demonstrating a lot of these features, check out this link: