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Gear & Software


G-E-A-R!  It's a four-letter word to some.. but I live and breathe this stuff!  You benefit from my little obsession, because everything brought onsite is owned by ARprompt- no rentals.  This policy ensures the best quality gear on your job - everytime.  Also, because ARprompt is a teleprompting service, gear is always accompanied by a skilled operator- usually myself. 

Each display (10", 15", 17" lcd, 12" high-bright and iPad) have their own advantages and lend themselves to different shooting scenarios.  To see all displays on actual jobs in various setups- click New & Notable.

See below for specific info on both gear and software...

iPad teleprompter on tripod
iPad docked on keyboard Wireless controller

Hardware Highlights -

NEW 15" High-bright studio/outdoor teleprompter:

  • Designed specifically for outdoor or studio shoots.
  • Special high-brightness backlight ensures that text is always clear and legible, even in sunlight!
  • Over 1000 NITS brightness (regular lcds are 300 to 400 NITS)
  • Can accomodate small or large format cameras
  • Robust, versatile gear with rod system
  • Can mount with camera on tripod or be 'freestanding' on own stand in front of lens


Hardware Highlights -

12" High-bright studio/outdoor teleprompter:

  • Designed specifically for outdoor or studio shoots.
  • Special high-brightness backlight ensures that text is always clear and legible, even in sunlight!
  • Over 1000 NITS brightness (regular lcds are 300 to 400 NITS)
  • Can accomodate small or large format cameras
  • Robust, versatile gear with rod system
  • Can mount with camera on tripod or be 'freestanding' on own stand in front of lens
High-bright, outdoor display, front view High-bright, outdoor prompter, side view

Hardware Highlights -

iPad Teleprompter (through glass):

  • NO WIRES for screen or controller
  • Portable 9.7" screen
  • Readable up to 9 feet away
  • Lightweight - 5 lbs (ideal for smaller tripods)
  • Easily converts to 'freestanding' display
  • Can even be used in handheld configuration (depending on camera used)

Use in intimate shots where weight/cables can be an issue- ie. steadycam or dolly shots.   

iPad prompter with glass

Hardware Highlights -

iPad Teleprompter (above-lens):

  • Super-quick & easy setup!
  • NO WIRES for screen or controller
  • Portable 9.7" screen
  • Readable up to 9 feet away
  • Lightweight - 4 lbs
  • Can also use for handheld shoots (host standups etc)

Use on difficult setups or handheld where weight and/or cables are an issue

iPad prompter on Red Cam


Hardware Highlights -

10.4" lcd on-camera display:

  • Portable 10.4" LCD screen
  • Readable up to 12 feet away
  • Lightweight - 6 lbs (ideal for smaller tripods)
  • Reversing LCD display
  • Easily converts to 'freestanding' display
  • Can even be used in handheld configuration (depending on camera used)

Use in smaller areas- ie. offices, boardrooms, smaller studios

Straight-on shot of 10.4 inch display

Hardware Highlights -

17" lcd on-camera display:

  • Big & Bright 17” LCD screen
  • Readable up to 22 feet away
  • Lightweight at only about 15 pounds
  • Easy top side camera adjustment
  • Easily converts to 'freestanding' display

Use on larger shoots- ie. where head-to-toe shots are needed

17 inch prompter with minidv cam

Hardware Highlights -
Common to both 10.4" lcd and 17" lcd Displays:

  • Fast system set up - quick to change between screen sizes as well

  • High quality VGA signal (no scan conversion that degrades video quality) 

  • Premium HD 60/40 beamsplitter 

  • Rear Anti-reflection coating 

  • Lightest mounts in their classes 

  • Fully adjustable height mirror adjustment 

  • Fits both ENG and today's smaller cameras  

  • Dual Riser bracket adjusts smaller camera height to achieve ideal lens placement

  • Perfect balance with any size camera - Extra weights usually unnecessary


Freestanding Displays:

 

Perhaps you are unable to mount the prompter on your tripod for some reason. Or maybe you need talent's eyeline to look off-camera?

All display sizes (including iPad and high-bright display) can easily be converted to freestanding teleprompters.  The prompter in the pic on the right is set up on its own stand.  Using this setup, your camera and tripod will be independent from the teleprompter, and you'll still be able to pan a reasonable amount- about 10 to 15 degrees in any direction. 

The picture below has 2 freestanding monitors behind each actor's shoulder to fake an interview setting.  This setup is a must for any script that is either too long or too technical that it would be impossible for actors to memorize it.

       2 freestanding prompter monitors allows actors to read their lines with heavy dialogue.  

17inch display in freestanding config.

Software Highlights:

We proudly use industry standard teleprompting software- TeleScriptAV™*. 
Here are just a few of its features:

  • Edit "on the fly"
  • Directly import Word, RTF and TXT files
  • Use any color/size font
  • Choose any background color
  • Cut/copy/paste/select all editing
  • Undo function
  • Find and replace feature
  • Variable line spacing

*Note: Telescript cannot be used with the ipad display.


Some final points on gear:  

Surprises are NOT good in the teleprompting world!
To avoid any surprises on your shoot day, we'll discuss details of your project and gear before getting onsite.  This will also help decide which prompter best suits your needs. 

I've spent a lot of time thinking of different setups, and choosing the right peripheral mounting gear.  These pieces help ensure our gear works with yours. 

Lastly, a backup laptop with software is brought on EVERY job we do.  This gives you even more peace of mind that your job will go smoothly and without issues.

"I'd rather be looking AT it- than looking FOR it!" is a phrase that's VERY true in the prompting world.


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For info or an online quote

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Now equipped for outdoor teleprompting!
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iPad prompting is here!

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Four displays now available (with operator) 

9.7" iPad

10.4" lcd

17" lcd

12" hi-brite lcd


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