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CTW NAB Coverage: NewTek TriCaster 850 Extreme

NewTek recently announced an upgrade to their extrememly popular TriCaster line, the 850 Extreme. It’s an enhanced version of the 850, with an enhanced pricetag as well. An 850 Extreme will set you back $40K plus another $6K for the surface. Is it worth it? Find out…

CTW Coverage of NAB: NewTek Tricaster 850 Extreme from Mike Sessler on Vimeo.

 

8 Comments

  1. jef@pizazz.com

    Thank you for your review on NewTek's TriCaster 850. I wanted to clarify some information though that was not correct. I am a systems integrator and we install quite a few of these units in Church/Worship situations using them for IMAG and other video production. There is only 2.5 frames of latency going through the TriCaster 300, 850, or 850 Extreme. There is no where near 15 frames as you said in your video. 15 frames would be half a second of delay. At the booth there at NAB, there was about 4-5 frames of latency. (The Canon XF305 camera used actually has 2 frames, the TriCaster with 2.5 frames, the Christie HD18 Projector added 1 frame also)

    We have found that latency in digital equipment can at times be very frustrating. We have also found that if careful planning is done you can minimize any impact that latency creates. Of course, the larger the venue the less latency even comes into play. If you are right on top of the Projection screen like you were at NAB (within 10 feet), Latency is sometimes perceived to be more than it actually is. Light travels faster than sound and at about 50' from the projection screen, all is synced up as you would expect it to be.

  2. jef@pizazz.com

    Thank you for your review on NewTek's TriCaster 850. I wanted to clarify some information though that was not correct. I am a systems integrator and we install quite a few of these units in Church/Worship situations using them for IMAG and other video production. There is only 2.5 frames of latency going through the TriCaster 300, 850, or 850 Extreme. There is no where near 15 frames as you said in your video. 15 frames would be half a second of delay. At the booth there at NAB, there was about 4-5 frames of latency. (The Canon XF305 camera used actually has 2 frames, the TriCaster with 2.5 frames, the Christie HD18 Projector added 1 frame also)

    We have found that latency in digital equipment can at times be very frustrating. We have also found that if careful planning is done you can minimize any impact that latency creates. Of course, the larger the venue the less latency even comes into play. If you are right on top of the Projection screen like you were at NAB (within 10 feet), Latency is sometimes perceived to be more than it actually is. Light travels faster than sound and at about 50' from the projection screen, all is synced up as you would expect it to be.

  3. mike@churchtecharts.org

    Jef,
    I'll take your word for it on the latency spec. However, when we were at the booth, I wasn't even looking at lip sync (which was way off); rather, we would watch the guy on stage raise his arm, then look to the screen, and wait for his arm to go up. It was a pretty significant delay, easily more than 5 frames.

    You are correct that as you get farther away from the screen, lip sync gets corrected. However, if the speaker were to clap his hands live, then a half second later you see it on the screen, it's pretty unnerving. That's what we saw at NAB.

    mike

  4. mike@churchtecharts.org

    Jef,
    I'll take your word for it on the latency spec. However, when we were at the booth, I wasn't even looking at lip sync (which was way off); rather, we would watch the guy on stage raise his arm, then look to the screen, and wait for his arm to go up. It was a pretty significant delay, easily more than 5 frames.

    You are correct that as you get farther away from the screen, lip sync gets corrected. However, if the speaker were to clap his hands live, then a half second later you see it on the screen, it's pretty unnerving. That's what we saw at NAB.

    mike

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