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    Removing "on-air" and "newtek" graphic for caller.

    Hi Guys,

    I’ve searched on the forums but can’t seem to find an answer to my question, as I think it’s quite a specific problem.

    In our HQ we use a NewTek Talkshow 4000 to connect news broadcasters with our boats out at sea (I work for the Volvo Ocean Race, a around the world sailing race).

    This means that instead of calling a guest into our show, we are actually the guest in the broadcasters show where they display the return feed which has the on-air overlay graphics on it. (See image).
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    Is there any way we can disable these graphics? It is obviously very ugly for the broadcaster to have those graphics in the show.

    Would love to hear if anybody has some creative solutions for this.

    Thanks!

    Rik
    Broadcast Engineer Volvo Ocean Race

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    If you click the gear on the top right of the UI in talkshow and disable tally I believe that will eliminate your issue. The tally function on the return will indicate if you are on air or off air.

    -Steve
    Sr. Director, Marketing Services
    NewTek
    San Antonio, TX

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    I realize this might not be what you need, but for others.

    There is also on option right next to the 'Show Tally on Skype Return' checkbox where you can change the overlay used. If you still want a tally image, but just different than what is the default one, create a 1920x1080 alpha channeled image for your tally and load it in here. For example, you could make an image that is just a red boarder on the edges.

    Here is an example (the white area is transparent).
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    Last edited by kanep; 08-08-2017 at 07:06 PM.
    Kane Peterson
    Key Accounts Sales Engineer
    NewTek, Inc.

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    Hi Guys, thanks so much. this has worked. Thanks Kane as well as this will be interesting for to create a custom overlay when guests are being called into our show.

    Much appreciate the rapid response!

    Rikr

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