NewTek (http://www.newtek.com) has released NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which allows TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD300 users to customize TriCaster high definition (HD) virtual sets to fit their production needs.
It will be showcased on the main stage of NewTek booth E20 at the Broadcast Video Expo 2011, Feb. 15-17, in London. With TriCaster Virtual Set Editor, producers get exclusive TriCaster VSE Sets that produce real-time reflections and specular highlights, and have a wide variety of elements that can be edited, according to NewTek Executive Vice President of Engineering Andrew Cross.
TriCaster VSE users also have the option to create their own virtual sets by populating Layer Sets with their artwork, or composing layers in Adobe Photoshop, and then importing the layers into TriCaster VSE, which instantly transforms the PSD file into a Layer Set for use in VSE. Once a TriCaster virtual set has been customized with Virtual Set Editor, users can export it for immediate use in their TriCaster live production.
Virtual Set Editor includes three TriCaster VSE-compatible virtual set content files, three Layer Sets and three PSD examples. For a limited time, VSE will ship with three bonus sets, valued at over US$1,000, providing early buyers with a total of six VSE-compatible virtual set content files. Additional content may be sold separately.
With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions, says Cross. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects.
The NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor is available now and retails for $995. The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available for education in North America starting at $4,995 and in multi-standard for $5,995.