Today NewTek announced the TriCaster 40, a sub-$5k version of its popular TriCaster line. You can compare all the different models here – the basics are as follow:

  • 4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions
  • 2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device
  • 1x Stereo RCA Audio Input
  • 1x 1/4″ Mono Mic Input
  • 2 DSK’s
  • 2x simultaneous outputs, HD or SD (corrected 9/4 per Philip’s comment below)
  • Native recording in resolutions up to 1080i, encoded as QuickTime® or Web-quality H.264
  • HD live streaming via Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull
  • Supported Formats: - NTSC: 1080i, 720p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
  • Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080i, 720p, 576i (16:9), 576i (4:3)
This is a surprisingly solid feature set for under $5k. It also seems perfect for a small game streaming setup: you can have a mix of 4 consoles and cameras for pretty cheap, with an external audio mixer being the only piece you have to buy separately. Stream to Twitch, record locally – pretty cool.
[![Tricaster 40](/content/images/2012/08/40-group.png)](