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    I believe nothing on April 1st usually but I keep hearing about it. https://www.vizrt.com/broadcasting/n...cquires-newtek

    Ill check back tomorrow and see if its still true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stp_productions View Post
    I believe nothing on April 1st usually but I keep hearing about it. https://www.vizrt.com/broadcasting/n...cquires-newtek

    Ill check back tomorrow and see if its still true!

    According to a Google search, this is true.

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    Haha wow... I don't think the (hardware) TriCaster is long for this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie View Post
    I'll take that bet.
    But are you confirming or denying the original topic sir....

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    Quote Originally Posted by stp_productions View Post
    But are you confirming or denying the original topic sir....
    It is not my place to make announcements, so I will neither confirm nor deny ... but I don't think April Fool's Day is celebrated in Norway, which is where this announcement originated.

    I'm taking the rest of the day off to ponder the serendipity of my family name having Nordic roots (adulterated by a great deal a lot of hanky panky in Scotland and the Emerald Isle through the last couple of millennia, mind you).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBowie View Post
    It is not my place to make announcements, so I will neither confirm nor deny ... but I don't think April Fool's Day is celebrated in Norway, which is where this announcement originated.

    I'm taking the rest of the day off to ponder the serendipity of my family name having Nordic roots (adulterated by a great deal of hanky panky in Scotland and the Emerald Isle through the last couple of millennia, mind you).
    Enjoy your day sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukerctv View Post
    Haha wow... I don't think the (hardware) TriCaster is long for this world.
    Why do people feel inclined to post stuff like this, which only starts rumors? Think about how uneasy your words might make someone feel if they invested $20K in a new system last week. Think.

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    +1 for the Lutefisk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zane Condren View Post
    +1 for the Lutefisk.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_haw_YDC_zo apparently the neighbors to the north have something different.
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    ... but I don't think April Fool's Day is celebrated in Norway, which is where this announcement originated.
    ... but it is.

    i've no idea though, could be 1st of April, could be the real deal...


    umf, that's unlucky, LightWave was always driven by Tim Jenison, or so it seems.

    they picked a heck of a date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post

    Will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months. Dealing with a smaller company has always been easier in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty01 View Post
    Will be interesting to see what happens over the next few months. Dealing with a smaller company has always been easier in my opinion.
    Marty Davis
    I thought I should respond in this thread to give you my personal perspective. I have been at NewTek now 20 years! I started here making the first VT for Windows. Our mission back then was to make video accessible to more people. We believed that the future of video was going to be on computers and real time. We stuck with this vision because we believed it, when everyone else thought "unreliable windows PCs" would never be stable or useful. We have always tried crazy things, we put all of the tools a TV station needed onto a single PC so that one person could make a show. We added web streaming before there was such a thing as a CDN. We added the first accessible virtual sets, and the list goes on. (Indeed, our building integrated live production systems that could stream to the web was probably a big factor in the evolution of the multi-billion dollar user content delivery networks of today.

    Over the past 5 years, you have seen us push IP to new places with NDI; we have continued to push the envelope of software-based, real-time systems and at the same time hopefully kept them fun and easy to use, also adding major innovations all along the way. If you go back just 4 years and think what the market looked like, our showing up at IBC to show all IP-based systems seemed like science-fiction.

    In much the same way, VizRT have always built software based products. They have targeted those products at different markets from us, but have ultimately still seen the same future for TV. Us coming together is not about NewTek becoming Viz or Viz becoming NewTek. This is about building a company that sees the future of video as one based on computers, software and networks. We both believe in this vision, and between us have products that range from high-schools up to the highest level of broadcast - all driven by software. People worried that Viz will change NewTek (or we will change Viz) are both wrong. This is about building something bigger than that.

    As I wrote above, I have been at NewTek 20 years. I feel like our products, including NDI, are my children. Those things are not going to change; I am not abandoning my kids. NDI will remain free, and we will continue to push the envelope on TriCaster, 3Play, etc., as much or even more than before. Come to our user event at NAB and I am sure that you will see that. We are going to be showing some truly amazing things. And we will announce NDI v4 as (which is still free of course)

    Our drive and vision remains the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACross View Post
    I thought I should respond in this thread to give you my personal perspective. I have been at NewTek now 20 years! I started here making the first VT for Windows. Our mission back then was to make video accessible to more people. We believed that the future of video was going to be on computers and real time. We stuck with this vision because we believed it, when everyone else thought "unreliable windows PCs" would never be stable or useful. We have always tried crazy things, we put all of the tools a TV station needed onto a single PC so that one person could make a show. We added web streaming before there was such a thing as a CDN. We added the first accessible virtual sets, and the list goes on. (Indeed, our building integrated live production systems that could stream to the web was probably a big factor in the evolution of the multi-billion dollar user content delivery networks of today.

    Over the past 5 years, you have seen us push IP to new places with NDI; we have continued to push the envelope of software-based, real-time systems and at the same time hopefully kept them fun and easy to use, also adding major innovations all along the way. If you go back just 4 years and think what the market looked like, our showing up at IBC to show all IP-based systems seemed like science-fiction.

    In much the same way, VizRT have always built software based products. They have targeted those products at different markets from us, but have ultimately still seen the same future for TV. Us coming together is not about NewTek becoming Viz or Viz becoming NewTek. This is about building a company that sees the future of video as one based on computers, software and networks. We both believe in this vision, and between us have products that range from high-schools up to the highest level of broadcast - all driven by software. People worried that Viz will change NewTek (or we will change Viz) are both wrong. This is about building something bigger than that.

    As I wrote above, I have been at NewTek 20 years. I feel like our products, including NDI, are my children. Those things are not going to change; I am not abandoning my kids. NDI will remain free, and we will continue to push the envelope on TriCaster, 3Play, etc., as much or even more than before. Come to our user event at NAB and I am sure that you will see that. We are going to be showing some truly amazing things. And we will announce NDI v4 as (which is still free of course)

    Our drive and vision remains the same.

    Andrew


    Dr. Cross,

    Thanks for this posting. You and Tim Jenison have been instrumental in all of the products Newtek has offered over the last several years. There have been a lot of other great folks involved also. Newtek has truly been a very innovative company. I do have to say that the products have become more expensive, but they also have much more capability now also. I never owned a Video Toaster, but always thought they were worth the money just for the character generator. Luckily, I do now own a Tricaster 460. I can remember one year at NAB when the first HD model was basically still a prototype. Technology has really changed since then and I'm sure it will continue to change. I don't do as much production as I use to, since I have changed jobs, but I do hope Newtek will be around for a long time to come. I wish I could be at NAB and hear the future. Thanks for all of your hard work and engineering. I wish the best for Newtek and all of it's employees.

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