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What goes into a session? How does it help my workflow?


When working with TriCaster, you provide certain information about your production environment:

  • What broadcast standard is used in your locale? Is it PAL, common in Europe among other places, or perhaps NTSC, standard throughout North American regions?
  • Are you using HD or SD cameras (or a mix of both)?
  • How are your cameras connected?


As you continue, you may make other adjustments:

  • You might calibrate your cameras using the Proc Amps.
  • For any greenscreen sources, you will adjust the LiveMatte settings for optimal keying.
  • You will select output device connection types and settings.
  • You might create playlists in Media Players.


During the course of your production you may add to the media content available:

  • You could grab a series of still images from Program Output.
  • And capture the network Stream output as a file.


The list of adjustments, activities and assets involved in a specific production goes on, but the point to grasp is that the session is comprised of all of the above. Best of all, if you do not delete the session you created before a production, all of your media and your session settings too are ready for immediate recall.

When you re-open a session, it’s just as if you were continuing the earlier event. Thus, if you return to the same venue another day under more or less similar conditions, simply re-open your prior session and you are virtually ready to go. (Of course, it’s the course of wisdom to test everything before actually beginning the event.) Naturally, you can create and store multiple sessions, and re-load your sessions to continue working with them. (see User Guide page 7 section 2.3.1 for this passage and more)

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