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NewTek TalkShow VS-100

  • Vendor: NewTek
  • Product Type: Production Switchers

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TalkShow VS-100 is a video calling production system designed for television studios and live event producers. Enhance every Skype video call with video and audio enhancements to deliver a great production to your audience.

TalkShow allows you to initiate or receive calls from any video-enabled desktop, laptop, mobile device, conference room, Internet TV or game console running Skype software. You can operate all aspects of a live Skype video call in the control room like any other video source, work free of audio/visual distractions such as secondary call notifications and advertisements.

NewTek TalkShow, the turnkey solution that delivers live Skype video calls in broadcast-ready, full-frame HD, is the only video calling production system that integrates everything you need for professional-grade video calling into a single interface in your control room— leaving your host to focus on the conversation, and leaving nothing to chance in the field. But TalkShow does more than just connect great-looking Skype calls. It allows you to transform every call with a complete set of studio-grade capabilities, enhancing behind-the-scenes control and communication and allowing the operator to refine call picture and sound quality with professional tools—just like any other in-studio source.

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With in-studio control of full-frame Skype video optimized for your workflow, along with picture adjustment, audio enhancement and no interruptions from other callers, the NewTek TalkShow system takes up just 1RU and sends a pre-enhanced Skype call directly into the production switcher over SDI.

Remote Site

Remote callers—anyone using the free Skype software on a laptop, desktop, mobile device, video conference system, even a smart TV or Xbox game console with Skype installed—can interact with you over IP from wherever the action is, without elaborate gear required or intimidating equipment in their faces. And without anyone having to coordinate travel, studio time, and a satellite feed to make it happen.

Anywhere in the World

Add the 300 million current active Skype participants, growing all the time (and expandable to anyone online who can download the free app), and you’ll always have immediate access to fresh, global, authoritative content—and immediately engage the right expert from around the world, anytime.

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The TalkShow Advantage

The innovative reputation we’ve earned for delivering the most-complete multi-camera production systems on the planet now extends to TalkShow, enabling television studios and live event producers everywhere to reach millions of monthly connected Skype users.

  • TalkShow eliminates extraneous field equipment and costs, removing the requirement for a remote ENG client or field unit in order to send a live feed back to the studio; commonly available consumer Skype software is all the guest or remote correspondent requires.
  • With NewTek TalkShow, Skype video calls are augmented with our renowned image processing system—based on the same powerful graphics engine utilized in our TriCaster and 3Play production solutions—to provide video enhancements over common Skype calls.
  • No additional bolt-on networking appliances are required to route calls into a live program; TalkShow is compatible with any in-house Ethernet network with 1.2 Mbps bandwidth for High Definition calling and plugs directly into any HD-SDI production switcher, giving full control of call, video, and audio to the in-studio operator.
  • In NewTek TriCaster or 3Play environments, the hardware connection is not even required—calls can be routed from TalkShow into one of the network inputs of TriCaster or 3Play, reserving the SDI connection for other production sources.

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Hardware Video Input 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Video Output 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Audio Input 1 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
Hardware Audio Output 1 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
AirSend Networking Integrated NewTek AirSend technology enabling network transmission of A/V input and output signals between TalkShow and other supported systems, including TriCaster, 3Play and select third-party partner solutions
Dante Audio Networking Integrated Dante audio support, enabling TalkShow to interface with other audio devices utilizing the Dante networking protocol from Audinate
Call Recording Supports full-bandwidth recording of call video and audio (optionally including return audio on separate channels) to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage
Video Effect Controls Fully configurable color correction settings for incoming and outgoing video signals, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color
Audio Effect Controls Fully configurable settings for incoming and outgoing audio signals, including gain control, seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter
Talk Back Supports direct, off-air communication between operator and remote caller via headset (optionally configurable for control via external GPI trigger)
Call Management Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required for Skype TX call management in single-unit installation (single-caller)
Supports Skype TX call management over local network via Skype TX Control application in multi-unit installation (multi-caller)
Local Monitoring DVI and HDMI monitor ports for connecting external user interface display (Minimum monitor resolution 1600x1050)
Stereo 1/4" phone jack for local audio monitoring
Front-mounted RGB video preview display with tally support
Full-motion input and output video previews within user interface
Audio VU metering configurable for dBFS, dBU and dBVU
Output Video Formats Configurable call video output resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats: 1080i - 25, 29.97, 30; 1080p - 23.98, 24; 720p - 50, 59.94, 60; 1080i (4:3 anamorphic) - 25, 29.97, 30; 720p (4:3 anamorphic) - 50, 59.94, 60; 576i (16:9 or 4:3) - 25; 480i (16:9 or 4:3) - 29.97
Return Video Formats Configurable return video input resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats (available selections vary depending on output video format selected): 1080i - 29.97, 25; 1080p - 30, 30 PsF, 24, 24 (Telecine), 25, 25 PsF; 720p - 30, 25, 24; 576i (16:9 or 4:3) - 25; 480i (16:9 or 4:3) - 29.97
Watermark Integrated support for displaying Skype logo watermark on output
Tally Supports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek AirSend
Optionally display customizable tally overlay on return signal
GPI HD15 GPI connector
Reference Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
+4dBU audio reference level
Software Windows Embedded 8.1, Skype TX Client software, and TalkShow control software
CPU 4th Generation i7 Quad-Core
Graphics Intel HD4600 GPU
Memory 8Gb
Storage 120Gb internal SSD
Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
Standards HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 259M
Network Dual gigabit Ethernet NIC supporting Skype TX call transmission, AirSend signals to and from supported systems, Dante audio networking, and local network traffic
Fail-Safe Multi-tiered fail-safe system
Automatic failover to audio transmission with caller snapshot when bandwidth falls below operator-defined preset value
Comprehensive system restore operation
System Physical 1RU Rack Mount with 180W power supply (110-220V external; 12V internal)
19.0 x 1.75 x 16.75 in (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached
14 lbs (6.4 kg)