n s 3. In the VS 100 software, configure the audio
and video going back to the Skype guest. We
did this in Figure 9, setting both audio and
video to the TriCaster NDI output. Note that
Input 1 in Figure 9 is the XLR connector on
the back of the TalkShow hardware. Worst
case, if you can’t configure an audio stream
from your mixer to return to the Skype
caller, you can input XLR audio into the
hardware, and set that to your guest.
4. Exclude host audio in audio return to the host.
As a final step, you’ll have to configure your
video mixer to send the host audio with his
or her input excluded. There are many ways
to do this; the simplest is to solo the audio
coming in from the guest in the Audio Mixer,
which excludes all other audio sources.
Once you’ve set all of this up, you call the
guest via Skype TX; they respond as normal via
Skype, seeing and hearing the feeds that you
send them. Working in the TalkShow VS 100 application, you can fine-tune the audio and video
from your guest, as well as talk directly to them
via the Talk Back button on the bottom.
We used a simple side-by-side display from
the TriCaster live sets to contain our call; you
can see this on the bottom right of Figure 10.
More so than with Wirecast or vMix, your
ability to make this work will relate inversely
to your experience with TriCaster and NDI. It
will definitely take a while to understand how
to work with the VS 100 software and Skype TX
on the TalkShow hardware, and to overcome
the revulsion of working in Windows 8. Following the steps outlined above will provide some
structure, but I would budget at least a couple
of hours to make it all work—more if you’re using NDI and are new to that as well.
Your reward will be video that behaves well
in a broadcast environment, with genlock and
Configuring the audio
and video going back
out to VS 100
Setting the return
to caller audio and
Fine-tuning the Skype
video in TalkShow