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NewTek TriCaster PRO™ adds Mac support

iVGA™ integrates Mac computers in TriCaster webcasts

iVGA™ integrates Mac computers in TriCaster webcasts

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San Antonio, TX -- NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the release of iVGA™ for Mac, a small software client that allows a presenter’s screen display to be integrated into a live TriCaster™ production or presentation. TriCaster combines the functionality of a live television truck into a 10 pound, 1 cubic foot appliance. iVGA is a software application launched on a network-connected Mac. Any display on that Mac screen is sent across the network as a video input into TriCaster’s live switcher, or, can pass through TriCaster, at full-resolution, to a projector.

”NewTek is excited to add Mac support to TriCaster. TriCaster is already the category leader for Portable Live Production and the addition of iVGA for Mac opens this power to even more people,” said Philip Nelson, NewTek Vice President of Sales and Video Marketing. “The Internet television revolution is here and TriCaster empowers anyone to become live internet broadcaster from anywhere - a living room, sports stadium or office.”

TriCaster PRO is a portable LIVE production suite that simultaneously distributes content to video, Internet and projector. The comprehensive toolset is designed to appeal to any organization – including broadcasters, corporate presenters, educators and churches. TriCaster is eagerly adopted by those wanting to reach local and worldwide audiences with professional-quality, multi-camera video via the Internet.

“iVGA Mac is a real asset to our live IMAG toolset,” Says Michael Beck, Internally Sound’s Video Engineer. “Now, we are able to handle any situation that comes our way, whether it’s a Windows or Mac system at the event.”

TriCaster PRO Features Include:

Portable live presentation from a one cubic foot, 10 pound box
iVGA™ brings the functionality of high-end scan converters by integrating displays from networked computers.
Simultaneous output to video, live web stream and projector
XGA projector output ensures graphics are presented at the highest possible resolution and that video is up-scaled to match.
Simultaneous component, S-Video and composite video output
Simultaneously archive the event in both video and streaming formats
Dozens of CG templates for easy titles
Keying, to mix graphics over live video
Virtual VCR cues numerous digital video clips and plays them back instantly
Integrated real-time video editing for on-site changes and client approvals
Archive presentations to hard drive for later playback, editing or on-demand streaming
Pricing and Availability
iVGA™ for the Mac is available as a free download to registered TriCaster, TriCaster PRO and VT[4] customers. TriCaster™ PRO is available for a suggested retail price of $6995US. For more information or to purchase, call NewTek Sales at 1-800-843-8934 or find your nearest authorized NewTek reseller at http://www.newtek.com/dealers/


About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured presentation, video editing, live production, and visual effects tools including TriCaster PRO™, SpeedEDIT™, VT[4]TM and LightWave 3D®. NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Emmy®-winning Video Toaster®. The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent projects using NewTek production tools include Access Hollywood, ESPN Radio, MTV’s The Hills After Show Party, Entertainment Tonight, ManiaTV, Battlestar Galactica, Children of Dune and The Final Cut. Clients using NewTek's video production products include In-N-Out Burger, Cracker Barrel, NBC, MTV, Paramount Pictures, Zoic Studios, FEMA, SBC Center – San Antonio Spurs, U.S Navy Reserves, Yale University Medical School and McDonald's. Website: http://www.newtek.com