NewTek Introduces LiveText 2

NewTek, manufacturer of video and 3D animation products, introduced LiveText 2 remote titling software. The update provides increased workflow support, with the ability to send HD titles and graphics to any TriCaster portable live production system (including the recently launched TCXD850 and TCXD300).

LiveText 2 with added DataLink allows operators to pre-produce graphics and titles off-site, or on the way to the location, and deliver real-time display of scores, times, prices and other rapidly changing information, providing instant updates to TriCaster.

“By allowing a dedicated person to control all titling aspects of a production, LiveText 2 lets the director focus on the flow of a live Web or video project,” said EVP of Engineering Andrew Cross. “It also improves the reaction time and accuracy of new titles added during live production.”

LiveText 2 also enables a shared workload, by creating the ability to add a dedicated title station. Communicating directly with TriCaster, it provides scrolls, crawls, title pages, and lower thirds to a live production or live stream. Now managing last-minute speaker changes is easy, and monitoring real-time data makes updating effortless.

NewTek LiveText 2 is slated to ship in May priced at $995. Registered owners of LiveText or DataLink may upgrade to LiveText 2 for $295. Owners of both LiveText and DataLink will receive the upgrade at no charge.

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