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Go live to the field or to anyone in the world you can reach online, immediatelywith the facility-class video calling solution for delivering live, production-ready Skype video calls for both SDI and IP live production workflows.


Broadcast-Style Video from Regular Skype Calls
With automatic aspect ratio conversions and balanced audio, and without requiring a scan converter.

Optimized On-Air Video 
NewTeks proprietary, real-time video processing engine incorporates superb scaling, format conversion, aspect, and color correction routines; limit return video resolution in order to prioritize the quality of incoming call video.

Built-In Video Quality Checks 
Failover to a custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur below operator-defined preset value.

Output a live video call to any SDI production switcher or router, and accept any SDI input source to send a return signal back to the remote caller over Skype.

Multiple, Simultaneous Skype Calls 
Group call or queue any combination of 4 contacts on TalkShow VS 4000, or stack multiple TalkShow VS 100 units, managing all calls within a single interface.

Access to Anyone with a Skype Account 
...and to anyone else who downloads and installs the Skype app on their device, and signs up for an account.

Looking at other Skype TX solutions? Look no further. Only TalkShow gives you complete control of the entire video calling workflowbefore, during, and even after the show.

TalkShow Exclusive Advantage

Other video calling production systems just pass a studio-grade Skype call through to a switcher. With TalkShow, you can make every call higher quality, more efficient, and more like network TV along the wayand it will continue to work harder for you, even when the show is over. Because only TalkShow allows complete control of the entire video calling workflowbefore, during, and after the call.


Video Over IP
Integrate TalkShow into IP video workflows via NDI, NewTeks innovative Network Device Interface technology, which allows TalkShow to send Skype video calls across a standard network to TriCaster and other NDI-enabled systems and devices, and receive NDI video sources over IP for return to caller. TriCaster will also send a tally notification downstream to TalkShow to indicate when a Skype call is on air.

Small and Simple 
Why take up precious space? Each TalkShow system occupies only 1RU of your rackintegrating easily into any facility, control room, or production environment, whether in single or multi-unit installations.

Better Return Sound 
With TalkShows exclusive support for multi-channel audio on input for signals coming into the system over the network or SDI, operators can have multiple, selectable audio feedssuch as mix-minusavailable for use as the return audio back to the caller.

Audio Over IP 
You heard right. In addition to audio over IP via NDI, TalkShow includes fully integrated Dante audio support, interfacing with other audio devices utilizing the Dante networking protocol from Audinate. In addition to sending and receiving audio over the network, and versatile audio source selection, TalkShow supports extensive management of network audio signals, including gain, equalization, compression, metering, and more. 

Signal Monitoring
Calibrate your video and ensure your signals are broadcast-compliant with built-in waveform monitor and vectorscope displays accessible right from the TalkShow VS 4000 user interface.

System Restore
TalkShow has a comprehensive restore function that allows the operator to undo system changes by returning to the factory default settings at any time.


Talk Back
Communicate off-air with Skype callers directly, with a headset and the click of a buttonor an external GPI trigger. With TalkShows Talk Back function, operators, producers, or directors can speak with callers as easily as they do with in-studio talent and crew, enabling them to prepare callers, provide instructions, and relay additional information before they go to air.

Color Correction 
Outside the controlled studio environment, when lighting conditions or color characteristics are less than ideal, easily compensate with TalkShow. Its the only solution to include NewTeks fully configurable proc amp settings and auto color correction, so picture characteristics can be optimized dynamically in real-timewithout requiring monitoring. Remote callers video can be all over the place, but you can make sure your viewers see a professional presentation.

Preview Monitoring 
The promise of full-motion Skype calls should pay off with full-motion previews, so operators know exactly how the call is proceeding. Where other solutions may make you rely on video previews with a frame rate of approximately 5 frames per second, TalkShow supports full-motion, high-quality video previews for real-time monitoring of input and output signals.

Tally Support 
Always know whos talking. TalkShow is the only Skype TX solution to support a tally overlay visual for return to callers, indicating when they are on air. The tally overlay is customizable, allowing for a show logo or graphic of choicenot only to let callers know when their conversation is live, but to provide additional branding opportunities for your program as well.

Built-In Video Screen with Tally 
TalkShow VS 100 operators can view a full-color preview via the video screen built into the faceplate for instant recognition of the caller currently connected to that system, with tally support to indicate whether the caller is live or on standbyquick and easy verification of which TalkShow system is on air in a multi-system installation. 
Available only in TalkShow VS 100.

Professional Audio Tools 
Incoming and outgoing audio signals are fully configurable, with gain control, compressor/limiter, and 7-band equalizer on inputs and outputs to enhance sound quality, adjust levels for consistency, and prevent clipping or overdriving. TalkShow also includes VU meter displays that are configurable in all common professional audio scales, including dBFS, dBU, and dBVU, for accurate, real-time audio monitoring.

Configurable Monitoring 
TalkShow VS 4000 supports dual-display monitoring and control, optional picture-in-picture views of incoming and outgoing video signals, and allows you select from different multi-view layouts and independently apply your choice of video overlaysincluding safe areas, center cross, and audio VU metersto each call monitor to configure the workspace to your preference. 
Available only in TalkShow VS 4000.

Minimal Latency 
TalkShow is optimized to provide the lowest latency when integrated into and genlocked within broadcast environments.

Post Show

Record and Re-Use
TalkShow VS 100 enables full-bandwidth recording of any call onto external USB 3.0 or SAN storage with the click of a buttonso you can capture the call while its happening, and use it in a later broadcast or a whole new program. And both models are compatible with the NewTek IsoCorder Pro and NDI IsoCorder for remote recording over the network via NDI. Calls are saved as distinct QuickTime files that work with every major non-linear editor and all other NewTek systems for archive, post-production, and playback. 
Available only in TalkShow VS 100.

Hardware Video Input4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Video Output4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Audio Input4 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
Hardware Audio Output4 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
IP NetworkingIntegrated 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 NetworkingIntegrated Dante audio support, enabling TalkShow to interface with other audio devices utilizing the Dante networking protocol from Audinate
Call RecordingSupports full-bandwidth recording of call video and audio (optionally including return audio on separate channels) to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage
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 BackSupports 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
  • DVI and HDMI ports for connecting external monitors
  • Stereo 1/4in 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 FormatsConfigurable 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 FormatsConfigurable 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
WatermarkOptionally supports Skype logo watermark on output
TallySupports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek NDI
GPIHD15 GPI connector
  • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
  • +4dBU audio reference level
Signal MonitoringIntegrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
SoftwareMicrosoft Windows 10 OS, Skype TX 4 software, Skype TX controller application, and TalkShow control software
CPU4th Generation i7 Quad-Core
GraphicsIntel HD4600 GPU
Storage120Gb internal SSD
ProcessingVideo: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
StandardsHD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 259M
NetworkDual gigabit Ethernet NIC supporting Skype TX call transmission, NDI transmission to and from supported systems, Dante audio networking, and local network traffic
  • 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 Physical1RU 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)
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