Upgrade To The New TriCaster: TC1

Until March 2018 Get Huge Trade In Value towards the TC1!

Did you know that most TriCasters have up to $6,000 in trade value towards the newest generation TC1 TriCaster? Contact an EAR product specialist today about this very special time sensitive offer!

Introducing The Next Generation of NewTek TriCaster: TC1

If you’ve been waiting for the “next” big thing from Newtek, or really anyone – the wait is over. The TC1 series is a complete production system with 16 inputs, integrated multi-channel Skype calling, that will stream and publish anywhere, all in 4K UHD, 60p, with IP inter-connectivity.
** Generous Upgrades for Most Tricasters **

Snap shot features:

  • Built Entirely around ALL NEW IP based hardware
  • 2RU or 3RU rack mount 16 input switcher
  • 2 control panel to choose from
  • 4x 3G-SDI inputs w/ 1080p 60 support
  • 8x additional 3G-SDI inputs with the NC-1 module
  • 4x 3G-SDI outputs (or 1x UHD quad-link SDI output)
  • 4K UHD support (via NDI or quad-link SDI through the NC-1 input module)
  • 2x SkypeTX channels built-in
  • 2x DDRs, 2x GFX, multiple audio and animation buffers
  • 4x M/Es each w/ 4 keyers
  • 6 Recording channels for Iso or line cut
  • Encoding support for UHD 60p
  • Two independent program outputs
  • Delivery to multiple streaming targets, multi-resolution & multi-bitrate
  • Publish clips to VOD platforms during production
  • Upgrade Specials for existing TriCaster Users!

Models to Choose from:

Model Comparison TC1 Base Bundle TC1 Plus Bundle TC1 Max Bundle
3G-SDI Inputs (combined IP and 3G SDI) 4 4 12 (4+8)
NC1 Module Included No No Yes
Redundant Power No Yes Yes
Interface Size 2RU 3RU 3RU
Control Surface Size 1.5 Stripe 1.5 Stripe 2 Stripe
Control Surface Source Keys 14 14 24
EAR Only ** Includes monitors, training & unlimited support Yes Yes Yes
Sales Tax Extra? (Let’s talk!) ? ? ?
Special System Bundle Price $19,995 $24,995 $39,995

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    Commercial Audio and Video Control

    EAR features products by Crestron & Extron

    Extron and Crestron manufacture computer-video interfaces, switchers, configurable control systems, distribution amplifiers, computer-video scan converters, scalers, signal processing equipment, and high resolution cables. These products are used to integrate computer, video, and audio into presentation displays for today’s boardrooms, presentation/training centers, university lecture halls, and other applications.

    With over 10,000 audio and video control products, Extron & Crestron can complete your system requirements and maximize your system functionality and investment.

    Contact an EAR product specialist today for complete details.

    Passing Of A Pioneer, Ray Dolby

    Remembering Ray Dolby, Audio and Video Pioneer

    For most people, “Dolby” is just a light on their home entertainment system. For working audio and video professionals, the Dolby Company founded by Ray Dolby has been the backbone of technically superior products and technologies for over 4 decades. Ray died September 12th 2013 at the age of 80.

    I first experienced Ray Dolby’s genius in the early 1970’s. At the time, tape based audio players and recorders had limited dynamic rage and audible “hiss”. Dolby offered the early processing features needed to expand the fidelity and reduce noise in the studio and home. This early awareness of merging technology and solving practical problems would be Dolby’s focus for many decades to come.

    As a chairman of one of the Audio Engineering Society chapters I experienced personally for many years, Ray being very active in promoting the highest quality engineering practices and bringing new people into the world of professional audio and video. It would be impossible to touch on all of Ray’s life accomplishments in a single blog or even a book. We simply wish to thank one of our industries most influential pioneers for his great work and service. (View an interview with Ray from the AES website).

    Thanks Dr. Ray, your work will live on for generations!

    -Ed Vogt

    Today Dolby is primarily a licensing company and still very centric to the broadcast and entertainment world’s advancing technologies. EAR has been a Dolby reseller since 1978.

    Avid Support Details

    Avid Support, Product Details

    One of the great advantages of computer based products is how easy they can evolve and become enhanced with upgrades and updates. Avid is one of the few professional manufacturers that offer a variety of choices to support and keep your system current with the latest release. More about our services

    Avid support has made some changes and as an Avid support customer, we wanted you to be among the first to know.

    As of April 2012 Avid is offering a new support product line with Expert, ExpertPlus and Elite,. These changes were developed based on your feedback to best address your needs. The new support products replace the previous “assurance” products and offer increased access to support, more flexibility to the plans and some major improvements to our systems and operations to improve your overall experience.

    If you have support purchased prior to these changes, the changes will not affect you until your contract is up for renewal. Remember, we’re always here to help you get the most out of your support contract.

    get a quick quoteAvid Advantage: gives you the edge you need to thrive in today’s highly-competitive media market.  Delivered by global teams of Avid Advantage professionals with world-class experience and expertise, every Avid Advantage plan is designed to ensure you maintain the highest standard of operational effectiveness.

    There are three types of support you can purchase annually. They range from “Elite” mission critical broadcast to just minimal cost for Experts:
    Expert: includes 7×24 access with 24-hour response, basic phone support, standard escalation and hardware coverage (optional for a fee).
    ExpertPlus: includes 7×24 access with 4-hour response, priority phone support, Code Blue escalation, upgrades and hardware coverage (optional for a fee).
    Elite: includes 7×24 access with a 1-hour response, highest priority phone support, Code Blue escalation, upgrades, hardware coverage and proactive support with system monitoring and complimentary health checks.

    We also sell local packages and software upgrades for system off regular support.

    If you’d like more factory fresh details, please take a look at the Avid Advantage support website. Avid also offers online support for all their support programs 24×7:

    Avid Knowledge Base: Search product information, subscribe to articles of interest, and receive notification when new information is posted.

    Avid Advantage support portal: Register now, log in and submit a case online. It’s an easy way to submit, edit, and monitor all of your support cases.

    Need more help with choosing the best support for your system or special professional pricing? Contact an EAR product support specialist today at 800-473-6914.

    EAR has been a Avid professional reseller since 1993.

    Video For Fender

    Creating Video For A Legendary Guitar Company

    Fender Guitar Chooses EAR For New Production Facilities

    One of the more challenging parts of running a business in the 21st century is getting your story out to your employees and clients. With so many options to choose from,  social networking, streaming websites and many more – how do you decide on the best tools for your creative staff work with?

    When the 66 year old legendary guitar manufacturer Fender decided to go public and upgrade their internal production capabilities they chose EAR to help make it happen. (image: PBS.org)

    In advance of going public, Fender wanted to create content to tell their story as only they could, first hand experiences and company centric stories for marketing and internal training. They wanted versatile, cost effective and dynamic content for the web, trade shows and sales presentations.They decided original video content was the most effective way to package and delivery this messaging.

    With thousands of people reviewing their IPO process,  many people would be taking a fresh look at Fender and expect it to be a strong investment if the messaging was right. The videos couldn’t look like the typical corporate talking-head clips that are way too easy sleep through.

    To give them a versatile set of tools and a step-up from the norm, Fender chose the Panasonic AG-AF100 video film-style cameras. The AF100 offered the “film look” and all the ease of use of a compact professional video camcorder. Interchangeable lens and 24p HD recording were key to the look they were after.

    Fender planned to start two new facilities in Los Angles and Scottsdale. The workflow had to allow easy transition between projects and locations. EAR guided the Fender staff through the product selection, setup, and workflow design process. (More about the AF100 and Special demo pricing while supplies last).

    The average new production system contains over 40+ items. Properly designed to work together, there should be very little overlap or disconnects in the creative process from lights and cameras, to final post production and delivery. With the right help, a packaged system including everything from lighting to cameras and editing has never been more powerful and affordable.

    With over 30 years of experience and the “best of breed” products, EAR delivers unique value and performance like no other company. Contact one of our professional product specialists to see how we can help you create and deliver your company story today.

    Congratulations to Fender for their successful launch of new marketing capabilities. We wish them many years of great stories and quality production ahead! We’ll be there to help keep them running smoothly.

    For additional information on this project please contact Jerry Delgado – email: jerry (at) ear.net 800-473-6914