View Full Version : RPM-12 Instant Replay/Slow Motion Controller for TriCaster

04-02-2015, 12:14 PM
The RPM-12 is a customized USB device offering Jog/Shuttle video replay control, as well as 12 custom Replay Pro Macro keys offering several unique features for Instant Replays. Works with TriCaster Mini and all ProLine models (410, 460, 860, 8000). http://www.sharbor.com/rpm-12-instant-replay-controller.html

More information below:

RPM-12 is a slow-motion replay controller for TriCaster* users, featuring a jog/shuttle dial and 12 special function keys. RPM-12 can be utilized by the TriCaster Operator or a dedicated Replay Operator working as part of the production team. RPM-12 differs from other controllers in that the user has complete control of the replay process without needing to access the TriCaster keyboard, mouse or Control Surface. Replays are set up and executed easily and quickly with one convenient interface, providing reliably consistent results.

RPM-12 key features:

Two fully-automated instant replay templates accessible with one-button ease
Shuttle Ring offers 7 forward/reverse speeds - 10, 25, 33, 50, 75, 100, 200%
Jog Dial offering precise bi-directional frame-by-frame playback control
Zoom feature expands video image 200% to focus on the action
Transition Delegate controls for automated title behaviors
One-button Record Chop instantly adds replay clips to DDR2
DDR2 "Tab Follow" functionality with select DDR2 operations
Back-lit keys are clean and easy to read in any environment

Standard DDR2 functions included:

DDR2 Next and Previous clip selection
AUTO transition, respecting selected delegates
DDR2 Play, and Stop via shuttle ring or jog dial

Special functionality programmed into RPM-12:

RPM Replay buttons auto-configure the DDR, speed, audio, and transition settings for consistent replay results every time! No worries about whether DDR Loop, Single, or Auto features are correctly toggled for a Replay - RPM does it all for you with one easy button press.
Frame-by-frame and slow-motion functions program DDR2 so that it can't transition out of replay mode prematurely during footage review. Manual overrides available at any time.
One button grabs the replay clip and another initiates a completely automated replay sequence, with animated transitions and slow-motion - what could be simpler!
Auto-replay at 50% speed, or HOLD to initiate manual replay speed controls

RPM-12 Hardware Controls Overview
REC Chop - Add 5-second instant replay clip to DDR2 (starts REC if not currently recording)
RPM Slow - Initiates DDR2 instant replay at 50% speed, transition back to live when complete
RPM Hold - Initiates DDR2 instant replay, holding first frame, allowing user playback control
ZOOM - Press to expand DDR2 replay video frame 200%, release to return to normal viewing
PREV - Selects previous DDR2 clip, opens DDR2 tab to review clips and player settings
NEXT - Selects next DDR2 clip, opens DDR2 tab to review clips and player settings
AUTO - Transitions delegated sources (BKGD, DSK1, DSK2)
PLAY - Plays DDR2 clip from current frame, enables AutoPlay so clip will transition at end
BKGD - Set Transition Delegate state to BGKD only
DSK1 - Set Transition Delegates to BKGD/DSK1
DSK2 - Set Transition Delegates BKGD/DSK
DSK1/DSK2 - Set Transition Delegates to BKGD/DSK1/DSK2
Shuttle Ring - 7 speed steps forward and reverse, pause at center detent
Jog Dial - provides frame-by-frame control forward and reverse

Included Items
RPM-12 USB controller with 1.4m cable, Replay Pro Macro software, User Guide, 1-year hardware replacement warranty, free email/phone support


*TriCaster Mini, 410, 460, 860, or 8000 unit with software Rev. 2-3 or higher
Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on TriCaster
Uses TriCaster Primary Recording channel and DDR2 for replay functions.
ZOOM feature uses M/E 4, or M/E 8 on 860 and 8000.
NOT compatible with older TriCaster models such as TC40, Studio, 300, 450, 455, 855, etc.

04-07-2015, 12:38 PM
Any questions or comments about RPM-12 or RPM-24 are most welcome (also see http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?144936-RPM-24-Instant-Replay-Controller-now-available)

The RPM-24 intro post has over 300 views, and as many views on YouTube, and not a single comment or question.

Any feedback appreciated:

"I don't do sports, just looking"
"I do sports, but already have a TimeWarp"
"Looks neat, but wish it cost less"
"Looks cool, but not compatible with my TriCaster"
"I think it's dumb" (just kidding, I hope you don't think that)

Help me out here please ;-)

Thank you

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers

04-07-2015, 12:53 PM
If you are just looking for feedback here are my thoughts just from looking at it.

It looks real compact and easy to travel with.
Seems easy to learn once you get used to the layout of the buttons.
Looks pretty durable.
Seems like you can do a lot of things with just one hand leaving your other hand free to maybe use the keyboard or mouse and label things quicker.

A little pricey for me but I buy most things used.
Does not work with all (older) model of Tricasters.
I prefer "T bar" design instead of the round wheel design to control speed. Just my preference though.

It certainly looks cooler then the normal TW-controllers for whatever that is worth. Can you make them work with other replay solutions?

06-11-2015, 03:02 PM
We've started getting inquiries about whether the RPM controllers work with the AE software, and the simple answer would be that you will get the original single-channel functionality of the unit. We are working on a new unit to facilitate having 4-channels of instant replay using the power of the new AE software, and will certainly post more info as that gets closer to release.

Thank you

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers