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NewTek VS-4000
TalkShow® Skype Multi-Channel Video Calling System

OUR PART #:  TSVS-4000

The NewTek TSVS-4000 TalkShow® VS 4000 is the professional, multi-channel video calling system designed to simultaneously connect you with up to four remote guests...
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The NewTek TSVS-4000 TalkShow® VS 4000 is the professional, multi-channel video calling system designed to simultaneously connect you with up to four remote guests, regardless of location—in real time, and deliver distraction-free, broadcast-quality HD content with complete production control.



NewTek VS-4000 Features:

  • Broadcast-Style Video from Regular Skype Calls: With automatic aspect ratio conversions and balanced audio, and without requiring a scan converter
  • Optimized On-Air Video: NewTek’s proprietary, real-time video processing engine incorporates superb scaling, format conversion, aspect, and color correction routines; limit return video resolution in order to prioritize the quality of incoming call video
  • Built-In Video Quality Checks: Failover to a custom, still image when unforeseen bandwidth constraints occur below operator-defined preset value
  • SDI I/O: Output a live video call to any SDI production switcher or router, and accept any SDI input source to send a return signal back to the remote caller over Skype
  • Multiple, Simultaneous Skype Calls: Group call or queue any combination of 4 contacts on TalkShow VS 4000, or stack multiple TalkShow VS 100 units, managing all calls within a single interface
  • Access to Anyone with a Skype Account

NewTek VS-4000 Specifications:

  • Hardware Video Input: Four HD-SDI with embedded audio
  • Hardware Video Output: Four HD-SDI with embedded audio
  • Hardware Audio Input: 
    • Four embedded SDI audio
    • Two Balanced XLR (Line)
  • Hardware Audio Output: 
    • Four embedded SDI audio
    • Two Balanced XLR (Line)
  • IP Networking: Integrated NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI) technology enabling transmission of A/V input and output signals over IP between TalkShow and other supported systems, including TriCaster, 3Play and a range of third-party 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 Configuration: 
    • Fully configurable color correction settings for each incoming Skype video signal, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color
    • Freely selectable video source for return to each Skype caller
  • Audio Configuration: 
    • Fully configurable settings for each incoming Skype audio signal, including gain control, seven-band equalizer, compressor/limiter, and noise gate
    • Freely selectable audio source and mix-minus channel control for return to each Skype caller
  • Talk Back: Supports direct, off-air communication between operator and remote callers individually or as a group via headset (optionally configurable for control via external GPI trigger)
  • Call Management: 
    • Supports multi-channel Skype TX call management locally or over IP via Skype TX controller application
    • Local production control supporting per-channel configuration of call video and audio, and Talk Back communication via TalkShow user interface
    • Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required
  • Local Monitoring:
    • DVI and HDMI ports for connecting external monitors
    • Stereo 1/4” phone jack for local audio monitoring
    • Full-motion input and output video previews within user interface, including optional picture-in-picture overlay of return video for each call monitor
    • Configurable multi-view workspace, including selectable layouts and optional overlays including title safe, 4:3 safe, center cross and VU meters
    • Audio VU metering
  • Output Video Formats: Configurable call video output resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats
    • 1080i – 25, 29.97, 30
    • 1080p – 23.98, 24
    • 720p – 50, 59.94, 60
    • 576i (16:9 or 4:3) – 25
    • 480i (16:9 or 4:3) – 29.97
  • Return Video Formats: Configurable return video input resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats (available selections vary depending on output video format selected)
    • 1080i – 29.97, 25
    • 1080p – 30, 30 PsF, 24, 24 (Telecine), 25, 25 PsF
    • 720p – 30, 25, 24
    • 576i (16:9 or 4:3) – 25
    • 480i (16:9 or 4:3) - 29.97
  • Watermark: Optionally supports Skype logo watermark on output
  • Tally: Supports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek NDI
  • GPI: HD15 GPI connector
  • Reference: 
    • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
    • +4dBU audio reference level
  • Signal Monitoring: Integrated Waveform and Vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview and support for ITU-R Rec. 601 and 709
  • Software: Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Skype TX 4 software, Skype TX controller application, 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
  • Standards: 
    • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
    • SD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 259M
  • Network: Dual gigabit Ethernet NIC supporting Skype TX call transmission, NDI transmission 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" (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached
    • 15 lbs (6.8 kg)

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