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The new TalkShow VS 4000 is like the TalkShow VS-100 but on steroids - you can connect up to 4 people via Skype in broadcast quality HD - connect guests from all over the world whilst maintaining full production control.
TalkShow VS 4000 is the professional, multi-channel video calling system designed to simultaneously connect you with up to 4 remote guests—regardless of location—in real time and deliver distraction-free, broadcast-quality HD content with complete production control.
Go live to the field or to anyone in the world you can reach online, immediately—with the facility-class video calling solution for delivering live, production-ready Skype video calls for both SDI and IP live production workflows.
Easily set up a multi-operator production workflow, with separate interfaces for call and production management. Skype TX Control software can be operated from the TalkShow VS 4000 system or installed on another machine as a standalone call control center, allowing the producer to manage calls and talent, while a production operator handles video and audio.
Connect with any combination of guests from around the world simultaneously or in sequence, for compelling live conversation, expert analysis, real-time commentary, and in-depth discussion.
Receive video calls over IP anywhere on your network. Built-in NewTek NDI technology allows routing of Skype video calls to any compatible NDI receiving device (including TriCaster® and 3Play™) while enabling selection of any NDI video source for return to caller over the network.
Deliver conversations that sound more professional. Independently adjust incoming and outgoing audio signals for the highest-quality sound, with the only video calling system that offers built-in gain control, graphic equalizer, compressor/limiter, and noise gate settings.
Ensure your guests look as good as they sound, with enhanced real-time image processing and fully configurable correction tools, including proc amp controls, auto color setting, and white balance—and clean, deinterlaced return video to caller.
Conduct every call with complete confidence, by utilizing high-quality, full-motion video previews, accurate on-screen audio VU metering, and selectable multi-view display layouts with configurable monitor overlays.
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|Hardware Video Input||4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio|
|Hardware Video Output||4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio|
|Hardware Audio Input||4 x embedded SDI audio|
|2 x Balanced XLR (Line)|
|Hardware Audio Output||4 x embedded SDI audio|
|2 x Balanced XLR (Line)|
|IP Networking||Integrated NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI) technology enabling transmission of A/V input and output signals over IP between TalkShow and other supported systems, including TriCaster, 3Play and a range of third-party solutions|
|Dante Audio Networking||Integrated Dante audio support, enabling TalkShow to interface with other audio devices utilizing the Dante networking protocol from Audinate|
|Video Configuration||Fully configurable color correction settings for each incoming Skype video signal, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color|
|Freely selectable video source for return to each Skype caller|
|Audio Configuration||Fully configurable settings for each incoming Skype audio signal, including gain control, seven-band equalizer, compressor/limiter, and noise gate|
|Freely selectable audio source and mix-minus channel control for return to each Skype caller|
|Talk Back||Supports direct, off-air communication between operator and remote callers individually or as a group via headset (optionally configurable for control via external GPI trigger)|
|Call Management||Supports multi-channel Skype TX call management locally or over IP via Skype TX controller application|
|Local production control supporting per-channel configuration of call video and audio, and Talk Back communication via TalkShow user interface|
|Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required|
|Local Monitoring||HDMI connectivity for local video monitoring|
|Stereo 1/4” phone jack for local audio monitoring|
|Full-motion input and output video previews within user interface, including optional picture-in-picture overlay of return video for each call monitor|
|Configurable multi-view workspace, including selectable layouts and optional overlays including title safe, 4:3 safe, center cross and VU meters|
|Audio VU metering|
|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
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||Optionally supports Skype logo watermark on output|
|Tally||Supports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek NDI|
|GPI||HD15 GPI connector|
|Reference||Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals|
|+4dBU audio reference level|
|Signal Monitoring||Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709|
|Software||Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Skype TX 4 software, Skype TX controller application, and TalkShow control software|
|CPU||4th Generation i7 Quad-Core|
|Graphics||Intel HD4600 GPU|
|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, NDI transmission 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
15 lbs (6.8 kg)