Teleprompter System

by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
Padcaster has released several new products: the Parrot™ Teleprompter Kit, a Fluid Head Tripod/Monopod, and the Verse-X. The Parrot™ Teleprompter V2 Kit is a lightweight arrangement that features an ABS plastic hood and 70/30 beam splitter. Thirteen included step-down rings, 37, 40.5, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, and 82mm—allow the hood to be mounted onto most threaded lenses. A spring-
by Ronald Francis ·Posted
Smartphone/tablet teleprompters have proven to be very successful for YouTube channels. Many popular YouTube vloggers list a mobile teleprompter among their YouTube gear. These prompters are compact and affordable, and both factors are right up the alley of a YouTube vlogger. They’re also easy to get started with and use. They work using one of many prompting apps that can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play, and setup generally isn’t complicated at all. Below, we’ll round up the most ideal options among the different types of mobile
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
Ikan twists teleprompting on its head with Three Elite Tablet & iPad Light Stand Teleprompters. Taking advantage of the advances in mobile device technology, these three prompters cut away the unnecessary weight and gear, focusing on a tablet-based monitor for mirrorless or DSLR camera systems. The system is available in three configurations: prompter with tablet/iPad cradle by itself, with a
by David Adler ·Posted
If you’ve ever sensed a disconnect between you and the subject you’re interviewing on-camera, you’ll find that Eyedirect products provide a simple and elegant solution for small or large camera setups. Using an ingenious beamsplitter glass assembly, Eyedirect’s signature teleprompters put a reflection of your face in front of the camera, allowing on-camera talent to make eye contact with you and the camera simultaneously. Because of the versatility of the beamsplitter assembly, these Eyedirect products can also be creatively repurposed as
by Ronald Francis ·Posted
The teleprompter setup consists mainly of a camera, mirror, and monitor. The mirror is a reflective glass that’s positioned directly in front of the camera lens. The monitor sits under the mirror and displays a scrolling script. The script is reflected on the mirror, and a presenter—a newscaster, for example—can read the script from the mirror while looking directly into the camera, since the camera is right behind the mirror. This allows the presenter to achieve natural eye contact with the audience without having to memorize the script or
by Ronald Francis ·Posted
If you’re in the market for a teleprompter for your web projects, an affordable mobile solution may be ideal for you, and B&H carries several that cost less than $200 at the time of this writing. These teleprompters use a tablet or smartphone instead of a dedicated monitor to produce scrolling text, and this allows them to be very compact in design, to work without any power cables or external batteries, and to provide an easier to transition for someone new to teleprompting. Let’s check out which one would work best for you. The
by Steven Gladstone ·Posted
I have worked on many shoots with teleprompters over the years, although I was never a teleprompter operator. Usually, the prompters were big beasts with dedicated setups off in the corner on a rolling tripod. More recently, teleprompter operators would come to location with their own setup of prompter, monitor, laptop, and at least one box of cables. Transporting all this gear would fill the cargo area of a hatchback. But, technology marches on, and now there are many newer options for teleprompting. I recently had the opportunity take