TalkShow VS-100, has been unveiled at the NewTek booth. With TalkShow, any television or live video producer can reach sources via Skype, which has an estimated 300 million users and incorporate them as guest speakers into live programmes with full-frame Skype video calls.
Built on Skype TX software from Microsoft, the TalkShow 1RU system can be used for initiating, receiving, monitoring and managing video calls. It also offers customisable settings for fully colour correcting live video calls (including features for automatic colour balancing) as well as SDI-embedded audio, and compressor/limiter, equalisation, and adjustable head-room controls for further improving audio quality.
It’s designed for use in any production environment, though producers using TalkShow with NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production systems will be able to route Skype video calls directly to and from a TriCaster over a network connection without tying up an additional HD-SDI input.
The TalkShow VS-100 model is expected to ship in Q4 and is available to order now at an introductory price of $3,995 (international pricing varies).