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Technical Specifications TriCaster 460 Advanced

Video Input

8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources

Network Video Input

8 x simultaneous external video inputs, supporting any combination of compatible sources

Local Video Input

4 x local video inputs supporting any combination of compatible connections (SDI or SDI, Component, Y/C, and Composite depending on model), formats, resolutions, and frame rates1

  • 1080p: 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976

  • 1080i: 59.94, 50

  • 720p: 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.976

  • 576i 25

  • 480i 59.94

1Available frame rates determined by session video standard (NTSC or PAL)


Support for Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) robotic cameras via serial and network protocols, including RS232, RS422, and IP, with integrated controls and preset system

Video Output

Configurable for up to 4 independent video mix outputs

  • 3 x video mix outputs supporting simultaneous local and IP delivery

  • 1 x video mix output deliverable via IP

Network Video Output

4 x independent IP video mix outputs via NDI®


Local Video Output

3 x independently configurable local video outputs, with support for up to 7 simultaneous external connections

  • 2 x SDI and/or Analog (configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite)

  • 1 x HDMI


Stream Output

1 x streaming video output, independently configurable, with simultaneous stream archive


Monitor Outputs

1 x DVI user interface with multiviewer
1 x HDMI multiviewer
1 x VGA display output
1 x HDMI display output


Mix/Effect Buses (M/E)

4 x M/E buses supporting video re-entry

  • 1 x Mix/Effect channel per bus with support for up to 4 sources

  • 4 x KEY layers per bus


1 x PREVIZ configuration and preview bus

DSK Channels

4 x DSK channels

Media Players

5 x media players

  • 2 x DDR

  • 2 x GFX

  • 1 x Sound


Media Buffers

15 x media buffers 

  • 10 x animation buffers

  • 5 x graphic buffers


Integrated LiveMatte™ chroma and luma keying technology on all source channels and M/E buses



Integrated video composition engine on the switcher and each M/E bus to create, store, and apply layer configuration and DVE-style motion sequences

  • 16 x configurable COMP presets per bus


Virtual Sets

Integrated LiveSet™ technology with 30+ live virtual sets and box effects included



Integrated DataLink™ technology enabling real-time, automated data input from internal and external sources, including webpages, spreadsheets, scoreboards, databases, RSS feeds, watch files, XML, CSV, ASCII and more



Record, store, edit, and automate commands and user-configured operation sequences

  • Attach to control panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts, hotspots, MIDI, and X-keys® buttons or GPI triggers

  • Attach to internal events and state changes, including audio, media playback, tally, and specific switcher actions

  • Supports control via web-based interface



5 x configurable video recording channels via IsoCorder™ technology 

  • 4 x QuickTime® archival video recorders (XDCAM HD compatible, 4:2:2 encoding, 24-bit audio, with timecode)2

  • 1 x H.264 distribution video recorder (multiple profiles)

  • 1 x MP3 audio recorder

2QuickTime Player not required for playback in common NLE applications</li>

Internal Storage

1 x 3TB internal drive (capacity varies by format, resolution, and file specification)


External Storage


Supports recording to external storage via USB 3.0 and integration with network-attached storage

Removable Storage4

1 x trayless SATA III removable drive bay with hot-swap support



Grab full-resolution, deinterlaced still images from external video sources and outputs



Export video and image files to social media, FTP, local or external volumes, and network servers, with optional transcoding


Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer with configurable DSPs, 4 x 4 x 4 audio input channel routing, and 4 independent output mixes

Local Audio Input</sup>

4 x SDI embedded
3 x Balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pairs (Mic/Line)
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Mic/Line)


Phantom Power Support

4 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pair (Line)
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair (Line)


Audio Mixing

2 x SDI embedded
1 x Balanced 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo pair
1 x Balanced XLR stereo pair
1 x Stereo 1/4” (phones)


Network Audio

Native support for network audio input and output via NDI®
Embedded audio supported for all NDI® input and output video signals
Integrated support3 for Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®
3Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Supported Media File Formats

Import, store, and play back multimedia files, with optional transcoding, including:

  • Video: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, WebM, and more

  • Image: PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, JPEG-XR, JPEG2000, EXR, RAW, TIF, WebP, and more

  • Audio: AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more


Signal Monitoring

Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 709



Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHz


Throughput Latency

~1.5-2.0 frames


Throughput Latency

HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656
Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155



Support for hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector, network tally via NDI®, and Blackmagic Design® SDI tally standard



Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals



Supports GPI signals via JLCooper Electronics eBox GPI interface



Support for standard MIDI protocol enabling third-party device control



1 x 1 Gigabit NIC


System Physical

2RU chassis with 430W PSU and multi-tiered hardware and software fail-safe

  • 19.0 x 3.5 x 19.57 in (48.3 x 8.9 x 49.7 cm)

  • 26 lbs (~12 kg)

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