Reach 300 million monthly connected Skype users. Anywhere. Anytime. 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.
Manage every aspect of a live Skype video calljust like any other video source. TalkShow is a 1RU broadcast ready, integrated hardware and software system that includes:
Studio-grade Skype TX software
Dual channel Ethernet connectivity
2 channels (1 in, 1 out) of HD-SDI I/O
Professional XLR and SDI-embedded audio
Full proc-amp controls and automatic color correction
Audio compressor/limiter, graphic equalizer, and adjustable head-room controls
TalkShow in your workflow. Its a natural fit. One of the best things about TalkShow is how easily it fits in to any broadcast studio, control room or live production environment.
Producers and engineers will like:
The simplicity of 1RU rack mount equipment integration.
The instant familiarity with Skype software and integrated production tools for improving video/audio quality.
The ability to offload Skype calls from existing laptops with other applications, OS, firewall, and IT software that can interfere with airing video calls.
The ability to transmit Skype calls when its not safe to have truck masts up.
GAIN - immediate access to fresh, global, authoritative content.
Be first to report on an issue by bringing in someone live directly from the scene.
Engage the right expert for your topic, from around the world, anytime.
Add anyone who has Skypeor anyone who can download the clientto your guest roster.
SAVE - on uplink and live shot costs.
Overcome budget, logistic, and staffing issues usually associated with acquiring guest appearances.
Send in live reports from remote correspondents without using expensive trucks and satellite time.
Make a small production global by providing broader coverage from in-house.
IMPROVE - desktop video calls with a richer, enhanced picture.
Add behind-the scenes technical quality control to call audio and video, just like any in-studio production source.
Avoid the conversion loss, aspect-ratio squashing, and video artifacts of using desktop video with scan converters.
Look more professional than typical video-call interviews.
MAXIMIZE - confidence so you can focus on great interviews, not distractions.
Avoid risk of consumer-technology glitches, call interruptions, or computer crashes.
Reduce the risks of mixing personal communication applications with professional systems.
Remove the unexpected interruptions of conventional software, OS, firewall, and IT policies that make it inconvenient to air video calls from traditional laptops and computer screens.
Access to anyone with a Skype Account - Add to anyone else who downloads and signs up for the standard desktop client.
Single, 1RU rackmount device - Studio-grade production source plugs into standard Ethernet network and HD-SDI video infrastructure.
Audio quality enhancement - With SDI-embedded audio, built-in compressor/limiter tools, and onboard graphic equalizer that keep call volumes at consistent levels and prevent audio clipping.
Tally notification of video calls - Allows operators to see when TalkShow Skype feeds are currently live in a program.
Multiple Skype calls - Add TalkShow units and manage all within a single, user-friendly interface that offers previews, continuous call quality monitoring, and contact management.
SDI I/O - Output a live video call to any production switcher and input from router or any production source to send a return image back to remote caller over IP.
Record to local storage - Capture video call for later review and/or postproduction, or optional addition to media players playlists on connected NewTek products, whether for time-shifting, review and trimming, or queuing for subsequent insertion in a show.
Broadcast-style video from regular Skype calls - With automatic aspect ratio conversions and balanced audio, and without requiring a scan converter.
Built-in video quality checks - Failover to custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur below operator-defined preset value.
Front Panel Display - Rack-viewable RGB preview of Skype video calls, VU metering, caller, time, status, tally (on air) notification and more.
Video tools - With full proc-amp controls and automatic color correction to adjust image attributes for any lighting environment, enabling in-studio enhancement of video calls with poor lighting and contrast to appear with far higher quality.
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 quality of incoming call video.
Network I/O - Network I/O in NewTek live production environmentoutput over Ethernet to 3Play integrated sports production system or TriCaster multi-camera production system, while reserving SDI hardware connection for other feeds.