Video call management system used by journalism students on University’s live news show
Leeds Trinity University has adopted Quicklink TX to introduce guests into their Yorkshire Voice news show.
The Yorkshire Voice is a local live news show produced by Journalism students at Leeds Trinity University, broadcast live across the University’s social media platforms and website.
The Quicklink TX, designed in partnership with Microsoft, is a video call management system. It is a transceiver that enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype video calls through SDI inputs/outputs and HDMI interface.
At the University’s studio, the Quicklink TX is set up next to the vision mixer station. A member of the production team is assigned to contacting and managing the guest contributors using the Quicklink and Skype TX Controller software. The SDI output from the Quicklink TX is fed into a vision mixer and then into the studio screen and live output.
“The Quicklink TX has enabled our Journalism students to introduce live remote contributors without the need for them to always come to the studio itself for a short interview. The solution allows our BJTC MA Journalism students to replicate remote live feeds as seen on professional broadcast productions,” said Mark Willett, senior media technician at Leeds Trinity University.