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Video Notes

An outline of the instructional videos, important notes from the videos content, a selected list of keyboard shortcuts, and a list of acronyms used in the curriculum.

2.4 MB - PDF


A short introduction to the training video series



An Activities Summary and the Detailed Activities to be performed by learners under the guidance of the instructor

2.5 MB - PDF

Physical Setup

Connecting the system hardware—power, monitors, keyboard, mouse and external eSATA drives, video inputs, video outputs, audio inputs and audio outputs


Instructor Guide

The Instructor Notes, the Video Outline, the Activities Summary, and the Answers to the Activities Mastery Questions.

1.7 MB - PDF

Registration and Administration Page

The Administrator mode, Registering the TriCaster, Updating the TriCaster system, Backing up and Restoring the system drive, and setting up the displays for the UI

Understanding Sessions

The home page, setting up a new session, the sessions page, importing media and the session backup

Live Desktop

The Dashboard, multi-viewer configuration, monitor options, input and output configuration, proc amps, white balance, cropping, TriCaster menu options, workspace layouts, Program and Preview busses, production clocks, timecode, genlock, session back-up and restore, framegrabbing, and setting up ISOcorder recording

Working with Media Players

Loading content into media players, the media browser, loading content external to the session, and media drives


Interface overview, the text and drawing tools, the main edit window, CG pages, motion controls, bottom tabs, manipulating text and objects, setting text parameters, layers, scrolls and crawls, sending pages to Live

Network Inputs

Using iVGA with network inputs to bring in external computer displays, using Apple Airplay with network inputs, using external LiveText with TriCaster 8000, and outputting other NewTek products, such as TriCaster and 3Play


Pulling a good key, setting up LiveMatte to pull a key, crop controls

Mix Effects Bus

Using M/Es to set up a basic layered effect, M/E keyers, transitions and delegation, re-entry, adjusting inputs using scale, position, and crop controls, using virtual sets, zooming, presets, multiple camera angles in a virtual set, tracking, and multi-box effects


Recording, organizing, importing, and exporting macros, system macros, setting keyboard shortcuts, playback speed, favorites list, hot spot set up, triggering macros with hot spots, disabling hotspots

Audio Setup

Configuring the audio mixer, line versus mic inputs, using mute, mono, talk, solo and follow features, equalizer and compressor/limiter funtion, configuring the stream audio, headphone audio uses, auxilliary audio out configuration, and main audio out controls


Configuring the streaming panel, working with internet bandwidth providers, browser based streaming, encoder based streaming—Flash, Windows Media pull and push, recording the live stream, and using the live stream plug-in


Setting up sharing destinations, different upload methods, auto versus manual upload, the share queue, trimming clips for sharing

Live Operation

Interface overview, switcher basics, transitions, video layers, downstream keyers, delegation, media player controls, frame buffers, using M/Es, recording, streaming, and grabbing images, fade to black, and control survace operation

Live Show Example

A small mock show to illustrate the skills learned in the other videos.