The live interview. It’s the most compelling aspect of a newscast, entertainment show, sporting event or webcast. Great remote guests will make your shows more engaging, but only when they look and sound as good as their perspective.
It used to take a lot of coordination, expense, and equipment to capture these conversations live with satellite feeds or microwave relays-or else it took piecing together a homegrown, desktop chat solution that left everyone wondering whether the call would hold up.
Now you can leave the satellite trucks, big budgets and duct tape behind, and be ready for a live shot with anyone-around the world, anytime-directly from your studio or live production.
NewTek TalkShow VS-100 is the studio-grade solution to immediately add live interviews, perspective, credibility, and distinct competitive advantage to your program by easily incorporating 300 million monthly connected Skype users as guest speakers without the expense and effort of a live shot. Any video-enabled Skype user is just a call away.
In addition to the datasheet in the links section, you may also review this network set-up manual for tips on setting up your TalkShow unit on your network and with Skype.
|Enclosure:||1RU rack-mount metal case with rear-mounted connection panel and front-mounted in-call display monitor|
|Hardware Video Inputs:||1x HD-SDI plus embedded audio|
(for return signal from mixer to remote caller
|Hardware Video Outputs:||1x HD-SDI plus embedded audio|
(for Skype call output to video mixer input
|Hardware Audio Inputs:||2x Balanced XLR (+4dBU reference Level|
|Hardware Audio Outputs:||2x Balanced XLR (+4dBU reference Level),|
6mm (1/4”) Stereo Headphone Jack (Skype program audio
|Hardware GPI / Tally:||GPI (HD15 jack|
|AirSend* I/O:||1x Network video input|
1x Network video output
1x Network audio input
1x Network audio output
Tally from Mixer over local network
|Network:||Dual gigabit NIC exceeding expected bandwidth requirements for Skype TX I/O, AirSend* transmission to and from mixer, and local network traffic|
|System Physical:||482.6mm(19”) x 44.45mm(1.75”) x 425.45mm(16.75”)|
4.54 Kg(10 lbs).
|Local Monitoring:||1x DVI, 1x HDMI|
|Software and OS:||Windows 8.1 Embedded, Skype TX, TalkShow control software providing a/v connection config, audio EQ, compressor/limiter, video proc amps and AutoColor control, genlock config|
|Call Management Software:||Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required for Skype TX management software in single call / single TalkShow unit environment|
Over-the-network from SkypeTX control software in simultaneous call / multiple TalkShow unit environments
|CPU:||4th Generation i7 Quad-Core|
|Graphics:||Intel HD4600 GPU with 1x HDMI, 2x DVI|
|Reference In:||Black burst (bi-level) and tri-level genlock reference support|
|Storage:||120GB SSD; eSATA extensible drive access|
|PSU:||Internal 12V, External 110-220V|
|Note:||NewTek API allowing network I/O in NewTek TriCaster, 3Play, and supported 3rd party systems|
Subject to change without notice.