NewTek - TalkShow VS 4000






TalkShow VS 4000 is the professional, multi-channel video calling system designed to simultaneously connect you with up to 4 remote guests—regardless of location—in real time and deliver distraction-free, broadcast-quality HD content with complete production control.

Facilitate captivating real-time group conversations, panel discussions, and live interview after live interview with remote guests that enhance the quality and credibility of your program.



  • 4 concurrent Skype video channels
  • 4-in, 4-out HD-SDI connections
  • Integrated NDI® technology supporting input and output over IP
  • Integrated support for Dante™ network audio input
  • Tally notification on all call channels
  • The most complete audio and video capabilities



Skype Channels: 

  • Up to 4 simultaneous


Hardware Video Input: 

  • 4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio


Hardware Video Output: 

  • 4 x HD-SDI with embedded audio


Hardware Audio Input: 

  • 4 x embedded SDI audio
  • 2 x balanced XLR (line)


Hardware Audio Output: 

  • 4 x embedded SDI audio
  • 2 x balanced XLR (line)


IP Networking: 

  • Video and audio over IP via NewTek NDI®


Dante™ Audio Networking: 

  • Network audio input and output via integrated support for Dante networking protocol from Audinate®


Call Video Configuration: 

  • Fully configurable color correction settings, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color


Return Video Configuration: 

  • Selectable video source for return to each Skype caller


Call Audio Configuration: 

  • Fully configurable audio settings, including gain control, seven-band equalizer, compressor/limiter, and noise gate


Return Audio Configuration: 

  • Selectable audio source and mix-minus channel control for return to each Skype® caller


Talk Back: 

  • Supports direct, off-air communication between operator and caller(s) via headset


Video Monitoring: 

  • 2 x HDMI monitor ports and configurable multiviewer workspace with selectable layouts and optional overlays


Audio Monitoring: 

  • 1 x stereo 1/4” phone jack and on-screen audio VU metering


Call Management: 

  • Skype TX controller software included


Supported Output 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


Call Recording: 

  • Supported via integration with external hardware running NewTek IsoCorder™ applications



  • Hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek NDI



  • Optionally supports Skype logo watermark on output


Control Interface: 

  • Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required



  • HD15 GPI connector



  • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) and +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


Call Processing: 

  • Auto aspect ratio conversion, call quality monitoring and automatic failover to snapshot with audio when bandwidth falls below operator-defined preset


System Processing: 

  • Video: Floating Point, YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4
  • Audio: Floating Point, 96 kHzv



  • HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
  • SD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 259M



  • 2 x 1 Gigabit NIC


System Fail-Safe: 

  • Multi-tiered fail-safe system and comprehensive system restore


System Physical: 

  • 1RU chassis with 180W PSU
  • 19.0 x 1.75 x 16.75 in (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached
  • 15 lbs (6.8 kg)




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