Teleprompter Hardware: Selecting the Right Unit for Your Needs
Selecting the right teleprompter hardware for your needs is crucial to not only getting the job done, but providing equipment for your talent and clients that will be easy to read and comfortable to set up and use. Distractions that make it hard to focus on the text or, worse, make it difficult to read the text, are not good, and need to be eliminated. The text needs to be clear and visible in any lighting situation that occurs on the set. The scroll needs to be able to be adjusted to accommodate different speeds without the text losing its crispness. These days, with smart phones and other portable data storage devices, teleprompters need to be adaptable and allow plug-ins and all sorts of items with data management capabilities.
We produce a teleprompter that is designed specifically for use with the Apple iPad. At less than $450.00, it is an outstanding example of modern technology married to old-fashioned common sense. The item will fit onto any camera tripod and work in conjunction with most any camera. At 12 pounds light, it is easy to transport and extremely easy to set up for a quick read. With an optional hand grip, it can even be used as a hand held application. The 12" x 12" screen is easy enough to read with a 70/30 beamsplitter glass.
One the other end of the spectrum, we also offer several models of upscale teleprompters that exemplify professionalism while simplifying the process and equipment set-up. The TELMAX GSW-19" Aluminum teleprompter is one of our finest models, and it's clearly one of the best in the market today. This item has a 16" x 17" 70/30 beamsplitter glass to insure easy to read text for the speaker. It comes complete with free side blinders and a vinyl hood with wire stiffener.
It will adapt to all camera body styles, and fits all tripods. At a mere 17 pounds, it's easy to handle despite it's huge 19" LCD monitor. Made of light weight, high strength aluminum, it is as durable as it is light. Its ease of use and portability makes it easy to see why this teleprompter is used by so many Fortune 500 companies like G.E., Marathon Oil, CBS and many others.