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Course Description

TriCaster™ helps you deliver your unique content to a global audience. Easily and affordably. In one compact, portable live production system that's small enough to fit in a backpack, you have all the tools you need to deliver high-impact content—just like the big network studios. Wherever the action takes you, take TriCaster. The small footprint makes it possible to deliver a network-quality broadcast—from anywhere.

Who Should Attend

This course is for any live video production personnel interested in learning and operating a NewTek TriCaster and looking to take the NewTek Certified TriCaster Operator test.


  • This course assumes a basic knowledge of video technology and computer use
  • You should be familiar with concepts such as timecode, video formats including frame rates, analog video connections and file types.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Starting a Session

  • Introduction
  • What is a session?
  • Name it
  • Select Media Drive
  • Select a Resolution

Lesson 2: Session Page

  • Import Media
  • How the Directory Structure works
  • Production clock

Lesson 3: Interface Overview

  • Input and Internal source types
  • Configuring video inputs
  • Setting up the main interface
  • Setting up a secondary monitor
  • Configuring Aux video out
  • Configuring Aux audio out

Lesson 4: Configuring External Computer Sources

  • iVGA
  • MAC and PC
  • Configuring the input
  • LiveText as an input

Lesson 5: Loading clips into the DDR’s

  • Import clips
  • Add button
  • Media Browser
  • Organizing Clips
  • File formats - with and without alpha
  • Autoplay
  • Single
  • Countdown
  • Presets

Lesson 6: Loading the Stills Tab

  • Adding images
  • File formats – with and without alpha
  • Organizing stills
  • Set a duration
  • Autoplay
  • Single
  • Slideshow
  • Assign to Frame Buffer

Lesson 7: Loading the Titles Tab

  • Adding Title Templates
  • Presets
  • Adjust Durations
  • Presets

Day 2

Lesson 8: Configuring the stream out

  • Windows or Flash
  • Pick a profile
  • Connect with the server or provider
  • Test the stream

Lesson 9: The Switcher

  • The Buses
  • The Sources
  • Take VS. Auto
  • Transitions
  • FTP
  • Keyboard shortcut

Lesson 10: Overlays

  • Dual overlays
  • Configuring the overlays
  • Scale, position, rotate and crop any overlay
  • Using transitions with overlays
  • Lock them together

Lesson 11: Network Inputs

  • Using them in a switch
  • Zooming with iVGA
  • Computer Desktop as an input

Lesson 12: Setting up a Virtual Input

  • Setting up a Matte effect
  • Input A & B
  • Adding a set
  • Overlay on the input
  • Presets

Lesson 13: Configuring Audio

  • Internal Mixer
  • External Mixer
  • Input setup
  • Mute
  • Audio follow video
  • Aux audio
  • Stream audio

Lesson 14: Outputting the show

  • Video Out
  • DVI Out
  • HDMI Out
  • Stream Out

Day 3

Lesson 15: Working with the nightly set

  • How it works
  • Optional set types
  • Creating your own BG graphics roll

Lesson 16: LiveText Basics

  • Page Types
  • Creating Pages
  • Creating Scrolls
  • Importing a Text Files
  • Exporting Pages for Live

Lesson 17: Export Media

  • Batch converter
  • Exporting specific content
  • Backing up a session
  • Restoring a session