NewTek VS-100 TalkShow Video Calling System

Live Skype interviews that look great—and sound amazing.

newtek vs-100 talkshow video calling system

NewTek VS-100 TalkShow Video Calling System

Live Skype interviews that look great—and sound amazing.


Cat no: 15464

  • Fully integrated Dante™ audio support
  • Full-bandwith call recording
  • Manual and auto color correction controls
  • One-click, talk-back communication between operator and caller
Product Info Price match

Estimated Delivery 5 to 7 days

£3,475.00 (ex vat) £4,170.00 (incl vat)

Finance from £78.12 per month - view more details

NewTek VS-100 TalkShow Video Calling System

Some of the most compelling, sharable moments in a live program take place outside of the studio. Having them makes your production look better, your audience gets greater perspective, and you gain more credibility.

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.

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.

Production - With in-studio control of full-frame Skype video optimized for your workflow, along with picture adjustment, audio enhancement and no interruptions from other callers, the NewTek TalkShow system takes up just 1RU and sends a pre-enhanced Skype call directly into the production switcher over SDI

Remote Site - Remote callers—anyone using the free Skype software on a laptop, desktop, mobile device, video conference system, even a smart TV or Xbox game console with Skype installed—can interact with you over IP from wherever the action is, without elaborate gear required or intimidating equipment in their faces. And without anyone having to coordinate travel, studio time, and a satellite feed to make it happen.

Anywhere in the World - Add the 300 million current active Skype participants, growing all the time (and expandable to anyone online who can download the free app), and you’ll always have immediate access to fresh, global, authoritative content—and immediately engage the right expert from around the world, anytime.

TalkShow is a 1RU integrated hardware and software system that includes:

  • Skype TX software
  • 2 channels (1 in, 1 out) HD-SDI I/O
  • Professional XLR and SDI-embedded audio
  • Call management and control interface

And is the only video calling production system to add:

  • Full-bandwidth call recording
  • Pro audio tools, auto color and proc amp controls
  • Video over IP via TriCaster™; audio over IP via Dante™
  • Built-in video preview display and tally support

TalkShow in your workflow. It’s 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.

The innovative reputation NewTek have earned for delivering the most-complete multi-camera production systems on the planet now extends to TalkShow, enabling television studios and live event producers everywhere to reach millions of monthly connected Skype users.

  • TalkShow eliminates extraneous field equipment and costs, removing the requirement for a remote ENG client or field unit in order to send a live feed back to the studio; commonly available consumer Skype software is all the guest or remote correspondent requires.
  • With NewTek TalkShow, Skype video calls are augmented with our renowned image processing system—based on the same powerful graphics engine utilized in our TriCaster and 3Play production solutions—to provide video enhancements over common Skype calls.
  • No additional bolt-on networking appliances are required to route calls into a live program; TalkShow is compatible with any in-house Ethernet network with 1.2 Mbps bandwidth for High Definition calling and plugs directly into any HD-SDI production switcher, giving full control of call, video, and audio to the in-studio operator.
  • In NewTek TriCaster or 3Play environments, the hardware connection is not even required—calls can be routed from TalkShow into one of the network inputs of TriCaster or 3Play, reserving the SDI connection for other production sources.

Product Specification

Hardware Video Input 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Video Output 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Audio Input 1 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
Hardware Audio Output 1 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 Supports full-bandwidth recording of call video and audio (optionally including return audio on separate channels) to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage
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 caller 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Skype TX software
  • 2 channels (1 in, 1 out) HD-SDI I/O
  • Professional XLR and SDI-embedded audio
  • Call management and control interface

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £78.12 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £128.12 £78.12 £50.00 £4,737.08
48 £142.44 £92.44 £50.00 £4,486.88
36 £166.69 £116.69 £50.00 £4,250.86
24 £214.99 £164.99 £50.00 £4,009.83
12 £359.73 £309.73 £50.00 £3,766.72

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