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NewTek TriCaster Wins Lead Role to Produce and Live Stream New York Theater Production

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TriCaster TCXD850 packs the capabilities of an HD network television studio into a 4U rack mount system; TriCaster TCXD850 is also suitable for desktop and portable live production.

NewTek, a worldwide leader of video and 3D animation products, today announced that Kathryn Jones, Joey Brenneman and Erin Bigelow’s New York theater production, “Better Left Unsaid” will use the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system in their groundbreaking venture. The engagement will run from January 28 to February 6, 2011, at Center Stage NY theater.

Performed in front of a live audience, “Better Left Unsaid” will be shot with multiple cameras, mixed in real time, produced and streamed live to the Internet via the NewTek TriCaster. Comments from the social media audience will be integrated into the show between acts and scene changes. Audience members from around the world will be able to see the play and interact in real time, by visiting: http://betterleftunsaid.tv.

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The TriCaster TCXD850 live production interface gives you control of a complete multi-channel, high definition (HD) production. Connect up to eight HD or standard definition (SD) cameras, digital or analog audio, and take your production live.

“There is no better technology to use for something like this than the NewTek TriCaster,” Jones said. “I first came more

NewTek Releases New Hardware Control Surface for TriCaster TCXD850

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced the release of TriCaster TCXD850 CS, a hardware control surface for the TriCaster TCXD850 high definition (HD) portable live production system. The TriCaster TCXD850 CS provides a physical connection to the 24-channel system’s functions and effects, allowing operators to make snap decisions with confidence and ease.

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TriCaster TCXD850 CS hardware provides illuminated push buttons, twist knobs, a premium T-bar and three-axis joystick to control all of the functions and effects available in the TriCaster TCXD850, letting operators perform commands instantly.

“With live events, there’s no second chance. You have to be certain and you have to be fast. Our goal with every new product is to give our users the opportunity to deliver the best quality live production possible, with confidence and accuracy,” said Andrew Cross, executive vice president of Engineering, NewTek. “This more

Music Industry Leaders Turn to NewTek TriCaster for Daily Live Webcasts from NAMM

NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster will be used to produce and live stream events, demos, announcements, artist interviews, and more – all live and in high definition (HD), from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, from January 13-16, 2011.

The NewTek TriCaster portable live production system will bring the NAMM experience to thousands of viewers over the Web. More than 200,000 viewers are expected to tune in over the course of the show – both on-site and from remote locations.

TriCaster-powered events include:

–Daily concerts and performances: beginning at 9 AM ET and continuing throughout each day. http://www.namm.org

–NAMM Jam, featuring Megadeth: January 14, 7:00 PM ET, The Grove. Presented by Dean Guitars. http://www.deanguitars.com/namm11.php

–Music Player Network Live Webcast, January 14, 6:00 PM ET http://www.musicplayer.com

–NAMM Live Webcast: January 14-16, more

NewTek Ships LightWave 10

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, releases NewTek LightWave 10-the latest version of its Emmy Award-winning 3D software. LightWave 10 delivers a whole new set of capabilities for 3D producers and studio pipelines. Now, 3D artists have the ability to focus on the creative process with tools that provide immediate feedback, whether they work alone or in a multi-software studio.

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LightWave 10 new stereoscopic camera rig with support for both parallel and convergent setups, includes a full Anaglyph Stereoscopic preview, with real-time interaction in the OpenGL window and full support for dynamic convergence and interocular envelope values.

LightWave 10 leverages new technologies developed in LightWave CORE and showcases NewTek’s commitment to the creation of tools that support the artistic process. With LightWave 10, artists have the ability to interact directly in the viewport and see changes to lights, textures, volumetrics and more, to view updates to their stereoscopic work in real time, and to deliver realistic environment walkthroughs in ways never before possible. With data interchange tools that enhance pipeline integration and a fresh user interface, LightWave 10 is the more

Streamin’ Garage Online Network Grows to Over Two Million Live Views

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Streamin’ Garage CEO and Founder Mike Rotman operates TriCaster during the broadcast of a live show.

Mike Rotman, CEO and founder of Streamin’ Garage, earlier this year, converted his home garage into a self-funded, fully independent television studio that broadcasts live on the Web. Using the NewTek TriCaster portable live production system, Streamin’ Garage now has over two million live views. Rotman recently upgraded the studio with an HD TriCaster and is now streaming in high definition (HD), making it one of the first 24/7, live Web networks to go full HD.

“NewTek TriCaster has allowed me to live stream top-notch, multi-camera shows out of my two-car garage,” said Rotman. “Now with the HD TriCaster, I have the capability to produce television quality live productions for the Web. Thanks to NewTek and my amazingly hard-working crew, my lifelong dream of producing first-class original content, out of my own studio, has become a reality.”

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Streamin’ Garage produces four live, interactive one-hour shows: “Stupid more

NewTek LightWave Drives First Creature Animations Shown in New “Capturing Avatar” Documentary

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Six-legged creature concept animation by Rob Powers displayed here in the new LightWave 10 interface

The newly released “Avatar” Three-Disc Extended Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, features a special documentary titled, “Capturing Avatar.” Included, is Rob Powers, vice president of 3D Development at NewTek and member of the original “Malibu Five,” the first five individuals to join James Cameron’s team in the production of “Avatar.” The documentary shows the earliest six-legged creature animation test Powers created for “Avatar,” using LightWave 3D, and Powers discusses the film’s Virtual Art Department (VAD). While working on “Avatar,” Powers founded the first ever VAD, using LightWave in the creation of virtual environmental assets for the world of Pandora in the blockbuster film.

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Early Epiphyte concept creature animation by Rob Powers for

As the first concept-animation artist working on the film, Powers used LightWave to generate the original creature rigs and test animations in his initial role as animation technical director.

“From the earliest period of ‘Avatar’ development, LightWave enabled me more

NewTek TriCaster Wins Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning

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NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, has won a Tech & Learning (T&L) Award of Excellence (AOE) for TriCaster high definition (HD) portable live production system in the “New Products” category of the annual awards competition sponsored by Tech & Learning magazine.

“Now that the use of technology in schools is no longer a novelty but a reality, it’s not about the promise of what a product can do; it’s about the proof,” said Kevin Hogan, editorial director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “This year’s Award of Excellence products were tested by edtech experts from the New York City Department of Education and the University of Michigan, our top T&L advisors, and others. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges.”

Outstanding technological products for education have been recognized by Tech & more

NewTek TriCaster™ Honored as Finalist in the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

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NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, was chosen as a fan favorite in the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards for its TriCaster™ portable live production system.

“To be a preferred company and product by Streaming Media readers is a wonderful result of why we come to work every day,” said Michael Kornet, chief marketing officer, NewTek. “TriCaster enables everyone from individual artists, MTV, city halls and the Dept. of Homeland Security, to high school teams and professional sports organizations like the NBA D-league, NHL and the NY Giants to attract a larger audience, deepen relationships with fans and deliver network-quality, live streaming content that can’t be found anywhere else.”

“These finalists—some well-known, some up-and-coming—represent the best of the best in the eyes of the people who really matter: the people who use online video technologies every day,” said Streaming Media Editor Eric more

NewTek TriCaster™ Chosen by USVets.TV to Produce and Live Stream Benefit Concert for USA Veterans

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NewTek, worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced that TriCaster™ portable live production system will be used to produce and stream through live to tape delay, the 2010 ThanksUSA benefit concert being held on October 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC. USVets.TV, a channel on the TV Worldwide network dedicated to United States veterans of all services and their families will be producing the event. more

NewTek Develops TriCaster Curriculum to Aid Educators in Teaching Network-Quality, Live Production in Schools

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Lesson Two, “Crew Assignments and Operation,” reinforces the importance of teamwork in producing a live broadcast. Students gain an understanding of a production crew and the responsibilities of each crew member.

For the kick-off of their 12-city, 5,500 mile TriCasts America: Varsity Tour, NewTek, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, today announced the availability of its TriCaster Curriculum. Designed to introduce the basic concepts of creating a live production, the Curriculum divides the learning process into two parts: Journalism Basics and Production Basics. Each section contains in-depth lesson plans that enable the students to achieve network-style results, while working with TriCaster. more

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