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NewTek Rolls Out Virtual Set Editor 2 for TriCaster

Virtual Set Editor 2 companion application to TriCaster allows for complete creation and customization of virtual studio environments and visual effects for any video production, without the need for professional studio space

NewTek announces the shipment of Virtual Set Editor 2, a companion application to TriCaster™ that allows for complete creation and customization of virtual studio environments and visual effects for any video production, without the need for professional studio space.

"Traditionally, virtual studios have been out of the reach of most people who produce video, requiring expensive investments and compromises on quality. Virtual Set Editor supports our ongoing commitment to develop the tools that enable anyone to create professional video without breaking the budget, " said Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek CTO. “With NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2, the days of black curtains and a potted plant are over."

Audiences today expect the videos they watch—whether over a live stream, a broadcast, a webinar, or a staged event—to have high production value, but not everyone producing video is able to afford a professional studio or a traditional virtual set system. With the introduction of NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2, now even the smallest live productions can meet that demand with network-quality custom virtual sets and brand-elevating visual elements.

Virtual Set Editor 2 Provides:

Standalone capability. A second license installed on a separate Microsoft® Windows® workstation in addition to the TriCaster system makes team  collaboration possible. Set designers can create virtual environments in their own workspace, freeing the primary on-air system for dedicated production or a road trip.

Total customization. Every show can have its unique, signature look; every brand can create its own elements and incorporate into set design, identity elements, and even custom transitions with the included Animation Store Creator.

Photorealistic look. VSE compositions use high-resolution elements, life-like camera movements, and TriCaster’s graphics processing engine to evoke realism that stands up to close inspection. Multiple live video inputs can be placed within the set, scaled, rotated and even mapped to fit 3D shapes (such as curved ‘virtual video walls’) with pixel-perfect accuracy. Real-time reflections add even more realism to the effect.

Animation Store Creator. This powerful switcher effects engine included with VSE 2 allows the creation of complex transitions with full color full motion overlays, audio for both directions and even warped video mapped against any 3D surface—such as cloth effects—for the highest-impact presentations possible.

Easier collaborative workflows. Extensive support for layered Photoshop® PSD files makes it easy to prepare imagery using most popular graphics packages, then effortlessly import the scene as a new VSE virtual set project. Designers can prepare sets and effects, then transfer the finished product to any TriCaster on the same ?network when required – even while a production is live.

Starter-pack virtual sets. Pre-made, fully customizable virtual set content included, ready-to-use right out of the box without worrying about extensive set creation time and costs.


Virtual Set Editor 2

(includes two licenses / 1 standalone and 1 TriCaster)

$         1,495.00

Virtual Set Editor 2 Educational

(includes two licenses / 1 standalone and 1 TriCaster)

$            695.00

Virtual Set Editor 2 Upgrade

(available for existing Virtual Set Editor owners only)

$            495.00

Virtual Set Editor 2 Educational Upgrade

(available for existing Virtual Set Editor owners only)

$            395.00

About NewTek

NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.

Clients include: “The X Factor,” ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on NewTek please visit: www.newtek.comTwitterYouTubeFlickr or connect with us on Facebook.