Our company is looking to configure a system that will allow us to bring in 2-3 talking heads through preferably Skype, give us the ability to resize their image, put them on a background, and record the segment which will then be finished in post. Tricaster with TalkShow can do this as we've seen in a demo, but the approximately $30k isn't in our budget. Are there any cheaper solutions anyone can suggest that will accomplish this? Thanks for any help!
Are you aware that there are several "levels" of TriCaster? For the project you describe you would not need the top of the line model. You definitely want TalkShow for the highest possible quality Skype inputs.