O.B. BOX Tricaster 40
mobile video studio with virtual studio capability

O.B. Box Tricaster 40 is an amazing portable TV studio which, thanks to Tricaster TCXD40, the hearth of this system, is able to create a virtual studio with four cameras, real-time chromakeying, live titling, audio mixing, live video streaming and more. 


  • Live events (sport, art, political);
  • Dedicated studio during international TV transmissions: (soccer, F1, Motorcycling etc);
  • Advertising, television spots, telesales;
  • Documentaries and journalistic reports;
  • Production of video and industrial video;
  • Short and full-lenght film;
  • Interviews and debates;
  • Live concerts and realization of musical videoclips;
  • Inaugurations, shows, seminairs and congresses;
  • Student, technical and sanitary personnel training;
  • Virtual sets;
  • Surgical videos;
  • Weddings, fashion parades;
  • TV shots in cult sites;
  • Live streaming and Webcasting;
  • Community access e PEG facilities;
  • TV Stations.

The installed equipment:

  • Tricaster TCXD40 (NEWTEK);
  • Live Control CS40 (NEWTEK);
  • Ultrazone ZMX 8210 Zone 8 Channel Audio Mixer (BEHRINGER);
  • 2 /4 Wires Genius Intercom. listen amplifier and tally (ELMAN);
  • LCD / LED Monitors Fujitsu B20T-6 (20 inch)
  • ACK-595 Mini Keyboard (SUPERTRONIC);
  • Trackman MarbleTrackball (LOGITECH);
  • Back patch panel with all audio (XLR) and video (BNC) connectors for connection to Tricaster TCXD40;
  • Lighting through 3 high-efficiency white LEDS in the front area, back area and internal area;
  • Power supply system for control energy distribution with protection through magnetothermal and differential switcher.

video di presentazione del Tricaster 40

Equipment Description

NEWTEK Tricaster TCXD40

NewTek Tricaster TCXD40

TriCaster TCXD40 lets professionals and novices alike create streaming television, or air broadcast-quality video on the Web and mobile devices―quickly and easily.
For television stations, schools, offices, and production startups that don't have access to an SDI infrastructure, TriCaster 40 is a simple solution for creating real-time productions of events and shows and streaming truly professional video programs to the Web.
Just plug in cameras and audio, and start creating.

  • Professional component connectivity and essential formats that are ideal for full HD web streaming, basic broadcast and beyond
  • Go live, right out of the box, with off-the-shelf HD cameras
  • Broadcast, stream, project and record—within minutes
  • Television-style virtual sets, moving backgrounds, effects and graphics
  • A/V cart-and-carry portability
  • Option to add hardware control surface for professional operation and intuitive on-air production


Switcher Channels

14 – 6 external, 4 internal, 4 virtual inputs

Video Input

4 simultaneous live video sources, in any combination of HD Component, SD Component, Y/C or Composite and supported resolutions

  • Each input includes integrated frame synchronizer
  • Independent keying, cropping and Proc Amp controls per input
  • BNC connectivity

Network Sources

2 simultaneous live sources via Gigabit connection, selectable from any networked computer or Apple® AirPlay® device

  • Independent keying, cropping and Proc Amp controls per input


3 integrated digital media sources for video and graphics: DDR and GFX x 2

Virtual Inputs

4 independent, mix/effect-style channels supporting multi-source compositions, virtual sets, double-box effects and more

  • 3 configurable sources per channel, each with independent positioning, scaling and cropping, including upstream keyer with DVE and transition controls

Downstream Key

2 downstream keyers, each with independent DVE, transition controls, positioning and scaling

Video Layers

Up to 5 layers on-screen simultaneously

Virtual Sets

24 HD live virtual sets, with multiple camera angles, real-time reflections, specular highlights, animated zoom and presets

Video Output

A/V output signal through up to 5 output connections

  • 2 x Analog BNC configurable for Component or Y/C + Composite (Program and SD-only AUX)
  • Network output for live streaming


Native recording in resolutions up to 1080i
Encoded as QuickTime® or Web-quality H.264

Recording Capacity

Accommodates ~ 20 hours 1080i or ~ 120 hours 480i via internal drive in QuickTime format

  • Capacity expandable using external media drives

Live Streaming

HD live streaming via Adobe® Flash® or Microsoft® Windows Media® Push/Pull

Audio Inputs

1/4” Mono (Mic) RCA x 2 Stereo L/R (Line)

Audio Outputs

RCA x 2 Stereo L/R 1/4” Stereo (phones)

Audio Mixing

Integrated multi-channel audio mixer for internal and external audio sources, output, stream and headphones

Supported Formats

NTSC: 1080i, 720p, 480i (16:9), 480i (4:3)
Multi-Standard: NTSC-J; PAL 1080i, 720p, 576i (16:9), 576i (4:3)

Playback Media Formats

AVI, DV, DVCPro, DVCProHD, FLV, F4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, MKV, MJPEG, MPEG (1, 2, all profiles, program or transport streams), MP4, WMV, WebM, PSD, PNG, TGA, BMP, JPEG, EXR, RAW, TIF, AIFF, MP3, WAV, and more, with Import Media application for batch import with optional transcoding of files (including Apple ProRes)


Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 2 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point

Newtek 40CS (Control Surface, T-Bar)

from top:
2 /4 Wires Genius Intercom. listen amplifier, tally (ELMAN)
Ultrazone ZMX 8210 Zone 8 Channel Audio Mixer (BEHRINGER)
Live Control CS40 (NEWTEK)
ACK-595 Mini Keyboard (SUPERTRONIC)
Trackman MarbleTrackball (LOGITECH)

For a physical connection to each input during your live presentation.
Adding a TriCaster 40CS to the system TCXD40 unleashes additional control capabilities, supporting operations not possible otherwise.
TriCaster 40 CS, though compact, provides full control over the various video layers and effects provided by its namesake live production system. Controls are logically and ergonomically grouped, and will be familiar in no time.


  • Studio-style control in durable, compact design perfect for desktop or portable use
  • Intuitive layout mapped to TriCaster 40 for maximum manual interaction
  • Large, backlit buttons and premium T-Bar for confident, comfortable performance
  • Multi-purpose control over production elements with versatile delegate buttons
  • Instant setup and integration for fixed or on-the-fly production workflows

Behringer Ultrazone ZMX 8210 Zone 8 Channel Audio Mixer

A professional 8-channel audio mixer with rack mountable which can distribute music programming and announcements to up to three zones (rooms).
It can be used with any microphone, including professional-grade condenser mics, thanks to the onboard phantom power. The eight input channels are equipped with high-quality mic preamplifiers for absolutely pristine sound quality.
A master 4-band equalizer is provided to ensure voice intelligibility and address any potential feedback problems. Moreover if you need more than eight channels, two ZMX8210s can be linked together, providing a total of 16 inputs.


  • Ultra-flexible and easy-to-use zone mixer with remote control ports for commercial sound systems and fixed installation applications;
  • 6 ultra-low noise Mic/Line inputs with Gain control, -20 dB Pad, Level/Clip indicator, +48 V phantom power and bus-assign switches;
  • 2 selectable high-headroom stereo inputs with mono/stereo switch;
  • Channel 1 provides variable threshold to enable automatic bus mute for announcements, etc;
  • 3 assignable outputs (Left, Right and Aux) with individual Master controls and 5-segment LED meters;
  • Ultra-musical 4-band master EQ and global microphone low-cut filter for perfect sound adjustment;
  • Left, Right, Aux and Mute bus links available including Master/Slave switch for connecting multiple units;
  • Remote master Left/Right level control port for ultimate flexibility;
  • Select switch for routing microphone bus post remote control;
  • Integrated channel muting system with Priority select;
  • All inputs/outputs on Euro-type connectors;
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life.

Elman 2/4 Wire Genius Intercom

This apparatus (in the center) has 3 distinct functions: Intercom, Listen Amplifier, Tally.
The first is a 7 channels full/duplex and semi/duplex intercom with return modulation and input for external producer.
The intercom has three 2 wire channels (for the video cameras) and four 4 wire channels to speak, for example, to an external producer, recording rooms, external o.b.van, etc... 

Listen Amplifier and compact stereo speaker system
An Audio/listen amplifier of the TV Studio is located inside the intercom and the volume is adjusted by PROGRAM control.
The compact stereo speaker of the O.B. BOX Tricaster is performed by a couple of middle-high loudspeakers (the right one and the left one) inserted in 19” monitor and by a woofer for low frequencies located inside, on the back of apparatus.
The RMS output power is 2 watt on frontal loudspeakers and 5 watt on woofer. 

In the Genius Intercom is also placed the system of sending tally informations for 4 cameras; this signal is transmitted trough the 2 wire audio line sent to beltback terminals (optional) of cameramen

Fujitsu Display B20T-6 LED Display

Advanced display: 50.8 cm (20-inch)
Best ergonomic and energy saving solutions for office applications
The Fujitsu Display B20T-6 LED offers best ergonomics and usability for intensive office use
with a 4-in-1 stand. High resolution for pin sharp pictures with modern applications.
Environment-friendly LED technology with unique, high efficient energy saving solutions like ECO operation mode and ECO standby
Convenient and fatigue-proof longtime-usage with excellent visual ergonomics for the office Optimized and relaxed position - with ergonomic stand featuring height adjust, swivel, tilt and 90° rotation
Flexible connectivity with DVI and Analog
Ready for remote inventory and administration tasks due to the DisplayView
Manageability tools
Representative design with space saving front frame and smart details like discretely integrated speakers .

Technical details

  • Display Size: 50.8 cm (20-inch)
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Horizontal: 30 - 82 kHz
  • Vertical: 56 - 76 Hz
  • Resolution: 1600 x 900 pixel
  • Brightness - typical: 250 cd/m2
  • Contrast - typical: 1000:1
  • Contrast - advanced: 2,000,000:1
  • Viewing angle (h/v) - typical: 170°/170° CR5:1
  • Color performance: 16.7 million colors (Hi-FRC)
  • Stand: 4-in-1 Stand
  • Height adjust range: 120 mm
  • Tilt angle: -5° / +35°
  • Swivel angle: 340°
  • Rotation to portrait: 90°
  • Video Input: 1 x DVI (HDCP)
    1 x D-SUB
  • Audio sound output: 2 x 1.5 W
  • USB downstream: 4 x USB 2.0

Supertronic ACK-595 Mini Keyboard 

A reduced dimension standard keyboard with 88-89 keys and numeric keypad.

Trackman Marble Trackball Logitech

A handy trackball, improve control while reducing hand and wrist motion.

rear of O.B. Box Tricaster 40

ELMAN is able to furnish all the necessary equipments for use of O.B.Box Tricaster 40: video cameras, VCRs etc... 

In accordance with constant improvement policy of products, El.Man (Elettronica Mangione) reserves the right to modify without notice and at any time, features and prices of its own apparatus.