See how you can easily air anything from your desktop in your live show. VidiGo Toolbox is the easiest solution on the market, it enables you to use any desktop content, play back any codec and professionally use Skype. VidiGo Toolbox includes a still store, VLC Media Player plugin and Skype functionality with a separate overlay for each function.
VidiGo Toolbox offers Skype functionality with a return call option next to the existing call option. Also a management tool for configuring audio and video is added. This allows the user to control audio and video input or return separately. With the new audio delay option users can easily adjust audio for the perfect synchronization.
Separate overlay for each Toolbox function
Showing relevant logos or graphics as an overlay has never been this easy. Prepare separate overlays for multiple sources, like a YouTube logo for YouTube content or a photo of a reporter that just submitted live footage for a news show.
Complete GUI redesign
The new design offers an even more intuitive user interface. There is no need for specific technical knowledge or training, the icon driven interface speaks for itself. For each function only the relevant configuration settings pop up, enabling a fast and easy workflow.
Any PC or web content real-time on air
Time saving high-end solution
- Ease-of-use: In just one click this smart solution takes your PC or Web content to live TV broadcasts.
- Save time: No expensive scan converter but simply bring PC and web content to SDI.
- Cost reduction: This is the Dutch army knife that a modern TV professional cannot live without. It is the most reliable and easy-to-use software product in its category. In one click you can select and grab PC and web content – from YouTube and Skype to PowerPoint and Google Earth – containing still or motion graphics, and take these to air.
- High quality: Since VidiGo interprets every single pixel, the output quality is of the highest standard.
Case Study: WDR
For WDR, national public broadcaster in Germany, television, video phone service is an important tool. It allows them to incorporate more vivid images in the news. WDR foreign journalists need only a laptop with webcam and Skype software to share stories that would otherwise require a full camera crew. WDR realized high quality video using Skype in their newscasts.
Adding live shots to newscasts in high quality without a camera crew and SNG
News items pop-up around the world and with the increasing availability of built-in cameras and microphones on computers and mobile devices, visualized news travels fast. Faster than a camera crew. For WDR, Germany’s national public television broadcaster, video phone service is an important tool, it enables them to add more live shots to news stories. Digital gathering of content speeds up the process of news gathering. It also saves money, lots of money.
VLC Media Player plugin
VidiGo Toolbox workflow and features
- Capture desktop - take anything from the screen of your PC and generate a SDI signal
- Still store - select, manipulate, schedule and play out of the photo image and renders to SDI
- VLC Media Player - playback any codec or stream to SDI
|Desktop grabber||Grab any part of the desktop|
|Real-time SDI output (with separate fill and key output)|
|Select (auto-detect) regions and windows|
|Single or multiple regions and switch real-time between different regions|
|Separate key and fill|
|Fit to screen or 1:1 output to screen and custom size|
|Scale, zoom in/out, re-positioning and reset transformation|
|Skype return signal|
(requires extra DeckLink SDI card)
|Video file player||VLC plugin|
VLC native to SDI (codecs & streams)
|Still store||SDI with separate fill and key|
|Load and order multiple images (JPGs & PNGs)|
|Scale, position, crop and reset images|
|Image overlay||Overlay for permanent display of a transparent PNG, JPG or BMP image|
|Scale, position and opacity|
|General||Audio output level meter and volume adjust|
|Customizable mouse pointer|
|Deltacast or Blackmagic-Design SDI card|
Skype return signal over SDI
Support different output
2 x SDI video output
Windows 7 Professional
|Hardware||HP Z420 (Xeon E5-1620, 6GB DDR3, 1 TB, W7 64 bit)
or similar configuration.
|NVidia® GeForce series 650 GTX Ti or better video card|
|option 1||Deltacast DELTA-sd-e 12 SDI Card (facilitates Skype return signal)|
|option 2||Blackmagic DeckLink Quad SDI card (facilitates Skype return signal)|
|option 3||Blackmagic DeckLink Duo (using one channel for the output signal and one channel for the input signal or no Skype return signal)|
|option 4||Deltacast DELTA-sd-e 02 (no Skype return signal)|
|Software||Windows 7 Professional 64 bit|
|Latest driver for Graphics card: NVIDIA Driver|
|DELTACAST SDI card driver - contact us|
|BlackMagic Design SDI card - latest driver|
|Audio and video output||2 x SDI output (fill and key)|
|Embedded audio on SDI fill signal|
|NTSC, 625/25 PAL, 720p50/59.94/60 Hz, 1080i50/59.94/60 Hz|
|SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M|
|16 bit 48 KHz audio|
|Genlock||Blackburst or Trilevel|
|Image files||PNG, JPG, BMP|
|Video files||All formats supported by the VLC Media Player|