TalkShow Skype - User Interface
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  • NewTek TalkShow VS-4000 Skype
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    • 4 simultaneous Skype calls (Skype TX)
    • Broadcast-style video from regular Skype calls
    • Local communication with all callers or a single caller
    • Access to 300 million monthly connected Skype users
    • Distraction-free conversations, with no on-screen interruptions­
    • Industry-standard 1RU chassis and HD-SDI I/O ­
    • Video and audio over IP­
    • Real-time video production tools
    • Audio quality enhancement
    • Sold by NewTek Authorized Reseller
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    NewTek TalkShow VS-4000 Skype-TX

    If you’re a broadcaster, live production pro, or event producer who wants to include more experts, interviews, and correspondents in your program, you no longer have to spend big budgets on live shots, truck uplinks and heavily equipped video crews—or waste time coordinating on-location interviews and low-quality phone recordings. Millions of remote guests for your show are now just a video call away.

    NewTek TalkShow VS-4000, the turnkey solution that delivers multiple 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 for four guests 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 4000 does more than just connect four great-looking Skype calls simultaneously. 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.

    People are talking. Join the conversation.


    Broadcast-style video from regular Skype calls

    with automatic aspect ratio conversion and balanced audio—and without requiring a scan converter

    Access to 300 million monthly connected Skype users

    and anyone else who downloads and signs up for the standard desktop client on any supported device

    Distraction-free conversations, with no on-screen interruptions­

    such as pop-ups, ads or dialog boxes. Unlike consumer calling software, TalkShow keeps technical management separate from face-to-face communication

    Industry-standard 1RU chassis and HD-SDI I/O

    with embedded audio for streamlined, single- or multi­unit installation and integration into any established switcher workflow

    Video and audio over IP

    with built-in AirSend technology to network with TriCaster or 3Play, plus fully integrated Dante audio support

    Real-time video production tools

    including proc amp controls and auto color correction to adjust image attributes, compensate for lighting conditions, and enhance call video quality

    Audio quality enhancement

    with built-in compressor/limiter tools, gain control, graphic equalizer, and VU metering to maintain consistent call volume and prevent audio clipping

    Full-bandwidth call recording via NDI

    to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage for post production, archive, or delayed use

    Subject to change - pre-release info

    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)

    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

    Supported via integration with external hardware running NewTek IsoCorder applications

    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 callers via headset

    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
    • 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

    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

    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)

    Subject to change without notice.

    NewTek TalkShow vs Standard Skype Computer

    With TalkShow
    Without TalkShow
    Built-In
    TALLY

    If you need callers to identify when their call is selected as the on-air source, only NewTek TalkShow makes it possible. Built-in tally is also visible to operators at-a-glance and downstream TDs (in NewTek TriCaster and 3Play environments), reducing chances for on-air mistakes

    Callers have no built-in visual indication to notify them when their call is the on-air source. External tally configuration and components required to communicate on-air status of calls for in-studio personnel

    Better
    SOUND

    Only TalkShow allows call manager to independently adjust incoming and outgoing audio signals using built-in gain control, graphic equalizer and compressor/limiter for the highest-quality sound, and embeds SDI on both input and output

    Without embedded SDI on output, and no on-board tools to independently manage audio, installation and cabling are more complex - and board operator will have to ride levels
    Built-In
    RECORD

    Capture calls with one-click, full-bandwidth recording onto external USB 3.0 or SAN storage in QuickTime file format, and repurpose into extended postproduction workflows - only with TalkShow


    Recording requires a complicated workflow involving external capture device, signal routing, storage, all of the necessary cabling to make it work, and coordination to ensure recording is triggered

    Network
    AUDIO








    Works easily into established network audio infrastructures with input from and output to audio devices utilizing the increasingly ubiquitous Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®


    Requires technically complex, external audio configuration to interface with network audio devices, or locking in to proprietary audio networks

    Better
    PICTURE








    NewTek's real-time processing engine gives you control over picture attributes, adding correction tools to enhance lighting and color including proc amp controls, auto color setting, and white balance - and clean, deinterlaced return video to caller



    Without tools to address color and lighting, potential risk for quality differences during the course of a call, if remote lighting or color balance conditions change. Additionally, return feed back to caller from SDI source will show interlace lines

    Two-Way
    TALK

    Without interrupting on-air audio, communicate with caller directly by plugging in a standard headset and clicking the Talk Back button. Easily discuss Q&A, instructions or coaching tips with confidence and improve conversation quality

    Offline interaction between call manager and caller can’t take place without adding complex external audio switching or other parallel communication means (phone, IFB, etc.)

    Local
    MONITORING

    In NewTek workflows, dramatically reduce setup time and conserve hardware connections by using built-in NewTek AirSend technology to network with TriCaster and 3Play network I/O over IP

    Setup requires hardware connections even in NewTek environments, plus some degree of rerouting or re-wiring to pair with TriCaster or 3Play

    Minimize
    CABLING

    Reduce cable runs to a total of three cables with SDI I/O carrying video and audio; or even to just one cable total, when networked with TriCaster and 3Play over IP


    Adding one caller to a program can require 2x the cabling with video and audio hardware connections wired separately; or consists of wiring multiple devices together

    Maximize
    SPACE

    Compact 1RU system slides into even the most crowded racks and makes it easy to stack multiple TalkShow systems to accommodate multiple callers

    Adding one caller to a program could consume up to 3x the amount of rack space or consist of a sprawling mass of components and cabling with multiple points of failure

    System
    PROTECTION








    Easily overcome changes that can impact call presentation and system performance with a comprehensive restore function that lets you return
    to factory default settings at any time

    Undoing unwanted system changes means resorting to troubleshooting, retracing steps, or experimentingn with every device in the workflow—consuming valuable time, energy and expense in the process
    to discover and resolve the issue

    Skype-based
    STANDARD

    Customers already know how to use Skype. With NewTek TalkShow, based on Skype TX, there's no need to change the way staff, crew and remote callers use video calling - and no learning curve

    Custom solutions could introduce complexity, disrupt familiar calling workflows, add extra setup for callers,and potentially limit client device compatibility