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NewTek Introduces TriCaster Virtual Set Editor at IBC 2010

NewTek TriCasterâ„¢ Virtual Set Editor (VSE) provides TriCaster TCXD850 and TriCaster TCXD300 users with the tools to customize their high definition (HD) live virtual sets. Here, the NewTek TriCaster logo has been added to the front of the desk, the set color scheme has been changed, and the background has been modified to depict a daytime scene.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – IBC 2010 Show – September 10, 2010 –

NewTek

, a worldwide leader in video and 3D animation products, announces NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor (VSE), which enables

TriCaster TCXD850

and

TriCaster TCXD300

users to customize their high definition (HD) live virtual sets. Each NewTek TriCaster comes with network-style virtual sets developed using proprietary NewTek

LiveSet

technology. With TriCaster VSE, these network HD virtual sets can be customized with logos, color schemes, furniture options, talent placement and more.

TriCaster VSE is accessed from the HD TriCaster control panel, using functions familiar to TriCaster users such as position, scale, rotation, color correction (brightness, hue, contrast and saturation), media browser for image selection, and the T-bar to set custom start and end points for zooms. Once a TriCaster HD virtual set has been customized, it is automatically saved for use in your live production.

“TriCaster users are creating and delivering extraordinary live content. Our goal is to make it even easier for them to customize their programming,” said NewTek Executive Vice President of Engineering, Andrew Cross. “By adding NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor to our HD TriCaster line, schools, broadcasters and independent producers can personalize their productions – easily and affordably.”

NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor provides the ability to:
• Change or insert logos
• Customize the “beginning” and “end” zoom, and pan positions
• Change the color of selected elements
• Change background images
• Switch background monitors on and off
• Switch furniture (including desks and other furniture options) on and off, allowing easy creation of standing sets
• Position and scale green screen area to accommodate multiple people whether sitting or standing

With TriCaster, anyone can simultaneously produce, live stream, broadcast, project and record HD and SD network-style productions. A single operator or small team can switch between multiple cameras, virtual inputs and live virtual sets, while inserting clips, titles and motion graphics with multi-channel effects. TriCaster is used by broadcasters, sports organizations, schools, houses of worship, government agencies and others to provide a new level of extended programming and content to their audiences.

Pricing and Availabilit

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The NewTek TriCaster Virtual Set Editor will retail for US$995. The product is scheduled for release Q4 2010.

The TriCaster family of products in NTSC is available in North America starting at US$4,995 for education, and in multi-standard for US$5,995. For more information, please visit

www.newtek.com

, or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441. International callers dial +1-210-370-8000.

About 3DStorm

NewTek products are distributed and supported in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and Pakistan by 3DStorm, located near Bordeaux, France. For more information visit:

www.3dstorm.eu

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About NewTek

Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster product line, 3PLAY and LightWave 3D. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy Awards.

Clients include: Airbus, BBC, the EU Parliament, France TV, Mediaset, RTBF, RTL, SISLive, Twit.TV, MTV, NBA Development League, New York Giants, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, ESPN X Games, Fox Sports, USA TODAY, “Furious World,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including “Avatar,” “Repo Men,” “Angels and Demons,” “Battle for Terra,” “The Dark Knight,” “Iron Man,” “Tropic Thunder,” “V,” “FlashForward,” “Lost,” “Fringe” and more.

NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit:

www.newtek.com

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