Advanced Network Tips for Bringing Skype Into Your Production

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by Will Waters, NewTek Workflow Engineer TalkShow is a powerful tool to expand a live production. Connecting a TalkShow unit to a live production workflow is as simple as plugging in a network cord and an SDI cable. However, there are best practices relating to the Skype peer-to-peer network that can be critical in establishing … Read more…

Enhance Your Skype Video and Audio with TalkShow

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KeyCode Media’s Michael Kammes very capably provides a thorough tour of NewTek’s TalkShow for enhanced Skype video and audio in live video production in this recent episode of Digital Production Buzz’s Tech Talk.  He also adds a variety of tips for integrating TalkShow into your workflow with TriCaster, with particular attention to ensuring the best … Read more…

How To Add Remote Guests Into A Live Broadcast Using Skype

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“There’s been an enormous explosion in the growth of participatory television.” That is an appropriate lead statement in From Box to Broadcast, a 4-part video tip series created by our friends at Skype in Media orienting producers to the benefits and basics of the Skype TX controller used in NewTek TalkShow. The simplicity of Skype video over the Internet created … Read more…

How To Control Your TriCaster Using a Smart Phone

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Shawn Hendrix from KeyCode Media performs double duty as technical director AND on-screen talent using an iPhone 5 to control an unattended TriCaster in the production suite. Control your TriCaster from anywhere using pre-programmed command sequences assigned to buttons on your smart phone.  Select inputs, run pre-recorded video from the DDRs, bring up graphics, connect to … Read more…

How to Record Live Skype Video Calls With TalkShow

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During a live production, being able to record guest video interviews for archiving or post-production is important. This quick video tutorial explains how you can easily record full bandwidth Skype video calls to an external USB 3.0 hard drive or to a drive on your network using NewTek’s TalkShow. Recorded files will work with every … Read more…

How To Design Your Audio Setup for TriCaster Mini, Part III

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by Allan Tépper In this final part of our three-part series about designing your audio set up for TriCaster Mini, we’ll look into taking live phone calls, sidetone (what it is and how to get rid of it), mix-minus, screening calls as well as information relating to these topics.  TriCaster Mini is a powerhouse production … Read more…

Use 3Play to Time-Shift for Multi-Track Live Events

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Djundi Karjadi, owner of Interindo Multimedia PT, is the Technical Director for Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, an annual event featuring dozens of the world’s top jazz artists and a lot of local talent.   He recently reported on making use of the 3Play’s ability to simultaneously record all four inputs as received, while producing and … Read more…

How to Create A Great-Looking Skype Video Feed

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By Steve Hullfish Experts often play an important role in a live company webcast, sales or training product. They provide great content, authority and expertise that the audience perceives as valuable. But a major issue with including experts is that they are often not available to be on-location for the meeting, or flying them in … Read more…