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NewTek Launches & Portable Live Production Suite

NewTek Inc. announced the launch of an online streaming channel,, as well as the release of TriCaster, a portable live production suite which provides a comprehensive toolset designed to appeal to corporate presenters, educators and media ministry users. NewTek is exhibiting April 18-21 at NAB, Booth #SL1949, Las Vegas Convention Center.

New is a 24/7 streaming television network that offers live and pre-produced programming, featuring interviews from the NAB show floor, cutting edge computer animation, tutorials and more. The site will serve as a resource for LightWave 3D, VT[4] and TriCaster customers to learn the latest tips and tricks.

"Corporate streaming is a silent revolution that gives Enterprise customers a competitive advantage by instantly distributing their message to large numbers of people, said Philip Nelson, NewTeks senior director of video marketing. was originally created as a demonstration to show these potential corporate customers how easy and effective it can be to communicate via a live web stream, but has grown into an effective marketing tool for all NewTek products."

The current lineup includes:* BATMAN: NEW TIMES, a student created short featuring the voices of Adam West, Mark Hamill, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Dick Van Dyke.* Behind-the-scenes visual effects reels* Winners of the 2005 Japanese Wavey 3D animation awards.* Retrospective glimpses at historical video moments, including the famous video REVOLUTION* Todd Rundgren's 3D music video, CHANGE MYSELF* A behind-the-scenes look at the worlds first live 24/7 internet television station, ManiaTV! and its use of VT[4] in its daily production pipeline.

TriCaster is designed without using video jargon, allowing users who arent video full-time video professionals to produce quality live presentations, web casts and video. With more than 200 transition effects, PowerPoint support, template driven titles, realtime switching and editing, TriCaster allows the user to bring live elements to their presentations within minutes of opening the box. In addition to allowing users to produce presentations that have the impact of live television, TriCaster allows simultaneous distribution to video, Internet and projectors.

"Until TriCaster, desktop video and presentation have been considered two separate worlds," said Nelson. "TriCaster will revolutionize the presentation market by allowing presenters to deliver their message in more dynamic and memorable ways and at the same time, deliver this message to a larger audience through video, projectors and the Internet."

TriCaster Features Include:* Portable live presentation from a compact box less than one cubic foot and only 10 pounds* iVGA gives you the functionality of high-end scan converters by allowing you to integrate full motion screens from remotely connected computers.* Numerous CG templates for easy creation of titles* Live streaming to the corporate Intranet or the Web without licensing or per-seat fees.* Keying, to mix your graphics with live video* Virtual VCR cues digital video clips and plays them back the instant they are selected for live output, boosting the production value of your presentations* Integrated real-time video editing allows for on-site changes and client approvals* XGA projector output ensures that your graphics are presented at the highest possible resolution and that video is up scaled to match.* Output to video, S-Video or composite* Archive presentations to hard drive for later playback, editing or on-demand streaming

TriCaster is available for $4,995. For more information or to purchase, call NewTek Sales at (800) 843-8934.

With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation and visual effects tools. For more information, visit

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