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The NewTek TriCaster Advanced Edition 3 Mini HD-4SDI Switcher is a compact & powerful multi-camera video production solution for recording, streaming, and IP / SDI switching with integrated playback and graphics control. Key features include:

  • 1080p30 or 1080i60 switching over SDI and/or IP

  • Internal storage with 5x configurable recording channels

  • Dual platform streaming when connected to a local network

  • Keyboard, mouse, and control surface included

TriCaster Reliability. The name TriCaster is used in much the same way as Kleenex and Band-Aid. We’ve heard TriCaster used to describe any number of devices that switch live video signals, but the ubiquity is earned by a decades-long lineage of switching hardware used by the best-of-the-best live productions and studios. The highly capable, feature-rich NewTek TriCaster Advanced Edition 3 Mini HD-4SDI Switcher puts that power in anyone’s hands, complete with a hardware control surface for tactile and accurate control.

HD Switching & Recording. The Mini HD-4 SDI can switch and record up to 1080/30p or 1080/60i video. The unit features 1.5TBs of internal storage for recording one H.264, distribution-ready file and four QuickTime channels with 4:2:2 encoding and timecode. Files can also be captured by external hard drives using USB 3.0.

Digital and Network Video I/O. This switcher is optimized for IP video via NDI but also features four dedicated SDI digital video inputs, two SDI outputs, and two HDMI outputs – one for display, and a second for interface/multiview. The TriCaster Mini Advanced accepts up to eight video inputs using any combination of compatible sources. Independent video mix outputs can be configured for delivering IP and digital video simultaneously.

Dual Platform Live Streaming. Thanks to the AE3 upgrade, the HD-4SDI delivers multiple destination live streaming using simple presets for popular streaming platforms like Facebook Live and Youtube Live or over a custom connection. In addition to live streaming, this Mini with the Advanced Edition 3 upgrade allows you to share media through multiple user accounts when connected to the same network and export content to social media sites like Vimeo.

Small but Mighty Production Package. Despite being small in size, the TriCaster Mini Advanced doesn’t skimp on the features that count to live productions. Studio-standard tools like audio routing and level control, macro automation, and integrated waveform and vectorscope signal monitoring with digital calibration deliver the performance of a control room, in a desktop form factor.

Q & A

  • Is this switcher self-contained?
    • For the most part/ The screen on the switcher isn’t exactly ideal for setting up a shoot so you should plan to have a compatible, HDMI-capable monitor to interface with the switcher.

    • We recommend using the SmallHD 1703 P3X for your menu interface. If you’d like to use this with a different monitor, please contact us, and a tech will be happy to discuss compatible alternatives with you.

  • Do you rent any NDI-capable cameras?
  • Do you include any SDI cables with the rental?
    • We do not include any cables with this rental. However, we do offer a variety of lengths available for rent separately.

  • Resources

  • Quick Start Guide
  • Advanced Edition 3 Features
  • TriCaster Software Manual
  • Brand



    Audio Inputs

    • Digital: SDI (2x), Analog: ¼” (2x line level) (1x mic level)
    • Other: Analog multichannel (1x), Optical S/PDIF (1x)
    Audio Outputs
    • Analog: ¼” (2x line level) (1x headphone)
    • HDMI: None
    • SDI (4x)
    • HDMI: Display (1x), Multi-View (1x)
    • SDI: Programable (2x)
    Additional Inputs/Outputs
    • Ethernet (RJ45)


    Item Type

    Switcher and Monitoring

    Monitoring Type


    Video Effects


    • Downstream Keyer (2x)
    • Media Pool
      • Media Players: 5x for video, graphics and audio (two DDRs, two GFX and Sound) and 15 buffers
      • Video Formats: AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOVMKVMJPEGMPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program, or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM


    Video Processing


    • 4:4:4:4
    • 32-bit floating point
    • 1080p: 23.98/29.97
    • 1080i: 59.94
    • 720p: 23.98/29.97/59.94
    • NTSC: 480i/59.94
    Processing Delay
    • 1 to 2 frames

    NewTek TriCaster Advanced Edition 3 Mini HD-4SDI Switcher

    AC Adapter - NewTek PTA150-12

    Cable - USB 2.0 A Male to Standard-B 6-foot

    Case - NewTek TriCaster Mini Advanced HD-4 SDI (H16)

    Charger - 3 Prong Universal Power Cord 6ft

    Switcher - NewTek Keyboard

    Switcher - NewTek Mouse

    Switcher - NewTek TriCaster Mini Control Surface