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EBP: NewTek Innovations for City Gov with Special Guest!

EBP: NewTek Innovations for City Gov with Special Guest!

Exertis Broadcast Podcast with NewTek’s Kane Peterson! TriCaster® & Live Panel™ Innovations for City Government

This episode of the Exertis Broadcast Podcast (EBP) features Solutions for City Council using NewTek’s TriCaster® & Live Panel™ — with special guest Kane Peterson, Solutions Architect at NewTek. Kane joins us virtually from Chicago, and Rick Puleo, Sales & Applications Engineer at Exertis Broadcast, joins virtually from Washington state. Listen in on the lively discussion with Exertis Broadcast’s Nicholas Smith, VP of Technology and Jordan Friday, Sr. Content Producer are in the Northern California studio.
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Why Use a TriCaster for City Council or Local Government?
  • Potentially Limitless sources
  • Ease of use (control Interfaces)
  • IP inputs (teams, Skype, Zoom)
  • Native NDI
  • Automation/Camera Control
  • Simple
  • Customization
What Should Be Considered When Choosing TriCaster?
  • Cameras types and placement
  • Number of council members or seats
  • Other sources of content
  • Video Destination? TV Stations,Web/On-demand
  • Who is running the TriCaster?
  • Who is running the agenda?
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NewTek TriCaster connects with all sorts of gear such as those dicusssed in the podcast. Check out the Cinedeck + LivePanel tutorial – HERE.

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NewTek TriCaster® TC410 Plus

TriCaster® TC410 Plus is an integrated video production system designed to create multi-platform productions live and on-demand. Your shows will be polished, engaging to viewers through social and second-screen experiences, deliver revenue opportunities, and extend your brand.

NewTek LivePanel™

LivePanel is a flexible and easy-to-use browser-based interface for TriCaster® TC1,TriCaster® TC410 Plus, TriCaster® 2 Elite, TC Mini 4K, VMC, and 3Play® 3P1 that makes it easier for more people to have control of the live production process.

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Add-Ons for Local Gov

Cloud Driven Solutions creates meeting and agenda management solutions that grow and expand with your needs. They are easy to deploy while being functionally intelligent.

With AgendaLink and AgendaLink Solo, your meeting needs are covered from start to finish including in room audio / video controls.


Cinedeck multi-channel recorders make multi-cam productions faster and smoother. We continue to design features with workflow flexibility in mind.

Our recorders support SDI, NDI, SRT and IP sources recording to a wide variety or codecs, wrappers, formats, and resolutions.

NewTek TriCaster Pro Add-Ons

NewTek TriCaster Pro Add-Ons

NewTek TriCaster® | Expert Recommended Add-Ons for a Truly Professional Production Experience

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Control your camera angles, zoom, and focus all from the TriCaster®.

Talkshow® VS 4000

Multi-channel video calling functionality injected directly into your production.

Control Surfaces

Add hands-on control to your TriCaster production.

NC2 I/O Module

Versatile functionality ranging from NDI, SDI to IP video conversion by I/O channel expansion, to 4K UHD connectivity and IP interoperability.


Encode any HDMI or SDI source as an NDI® signal, and feed it directly into your production.

Virtual Set Editor

Design and implement 360° sets for your chroma key focused productions.

3Play® Family

Capture, replay, and telestrate up to 8 concurrent streams of video.

NewTek Remote Storage

Record to and store your video on high-performance media, powered by SNS.

In case you missed the previous episode of the Exertis Broadcast podcast on Choosing the right TriCaster for your needs – Watch it now!

Choosing a NewTek TriCaster

Choosing a NewTek TriCaster

NewTek TriCaster® | The Most Complete Video Production Systems on the Planet

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Powerful and affordable tools. Help tell your story…beautifully. NewTek TriCaster systems put an entire suite of media production capabilities at your fingertips. You can make anything from keynote presentations and webcasts to online training and sporting events look amazing with quality, consistency and efficiency.

Which TriCaster is Right for You?

Epiphan | Pearl-2 All-in-One Live Production

Epiphan | Pearl-2 All-in-One Live Production

Epiphan Pearl-2: The ultimate all-in-one live video production system.

Pearl-2 is a video switcher, recorder, streamer, splitter, and scaler in one. With six video inputs, 4K streaming and recording, XLR professional audio, NDI support, chroma keying, and more, Pearl-2 offers pro features and processing power to suit any application.

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The Problem to Solve?

High-Performance Hardware for High-Stakes Productions
A lot can go wrong during a video production. For mission-critical, high-stakes, reliable hardware is a must. This is especially true in the world of live events, where there are no do-overs.

What’s the Solution?

A Purpose-Built Solution
Pearl-2 offers superior performance and reliability compared to a software encoder setup with purpose-built hardware and an OS that’s fine-tuned for video production – all rigorously tested for long-term reliability.

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Technologies Involved

Multiple Built-in Inputs
With six built-in video inputs (HDMI and SDI), you can connect just about anything to Pearl-2 – cameras, computers, imaging equipment, and more. Pearl-2 also features four inputs for XLR professional audio, letting you connect professional-grade equipment for crystal-clear sound.

SRT Encoding and Decoding
Pearl-2 supports the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol, which uses the latest in live streaming technology to keep productions looking great. Add a remote guest or contributor over SRT to bring professional quality sources into your Pearl-powered productions.

Key Features of the Technologies?

Control and Monitor in the Cloud
Epiphan Cloud centralizes the configuration and monitoring of multiple Pearl-2 systems and any other Epiphan hardware you own. Remotely log in to and manage Epiphan devices with a host of time-saving features and tools.

4K Recording
Harness the power of Pearl-2 to capture stunning 4K video at 30 fps. Pearl-2’s hardware-accelerated encoder provides flawless H.264 encoding for maximum compatibility and performance with any video portal or player.