Live streaming for churches keeps getting better and easier. Newtek showed off the new Tricaster TC1 at NAB 2017 – this is looking to be one of my favourite solutions!
The new TC1 brings 4k 60p live streaming at a very affordable price. The TC1 has 4 hard inputs (physical camera) and multitude NDI or ‘network-based’ camera inputs. This means that churches can now easily deploy cameras and video sources around their facilities using their existing network infrastructure.
[NOTE] The first couple of minutes of this video, we had an issue with the primary camera. The cameraman was able to fix around the 2-minute mark. Sorry for the janky audio at first.
Imagine placing a camera in the choir loft or on stage behind the pastor by simply plugging it into a network jack.
NDI (Network Device Interface) is an IP based audio/video protocol developed by Newtek and allows either NDI enabled cameras, or traditional cameras connected to an NDI converter to send their video signals through a computer network back to the Tricaster. This allows church media teams to easily place a camera anywhere in the facility and stream / broadcast / record from that location as long as there’s a network jack and as long as the Tricaster and the camera are a part of the same network.
The TC1 is also ‘future-proofed’ as it can record and stream 4K, 60P video. With the high quality, affordable pricing and easy learning curve, the TC1, as well as other Tricaster models look to be one of the best answers for live streaming for churches and other ministries.
With the high quality, affordable pricing and easy learning curve, the TC1, as well as other Tricaster models look to be one of the best answers for live streaming for churches and other ministries.
If you’re curious as to whether a Tricaster would be a good solution for your church, check out my tutorial on setting up a Tricaster Mini HD-4