Autocue launch DSLR prompter at IBC 2013
Mark Shoesmith, Autocue’s Hardware Director, explains the driver for the new product, “The use of DSLRs in video shoots has increased significantly, resulting in increasing demand for a compatible prompter. Whilst various teleprompters (including our own) can accommodate DSLRs, they are far from a perfect fit. The Autocue DSLR prompter changes that.”
The prompter mounts to a standard set of 15mm rails in front of the DSLR, making it extremely lightweight and enabling the user to mount a range of accessories onto the rails. There is also an optional bar at the top of the hood with a number of ¼ BSW threads to accommodate further accessories like on-camera lights, microphones and magic arms.
Autocue sells its own 15mm rail camera mounting kit if you don’t have one of your own. This kit ensures easy access to the lens and the ability to rapidly raise or lower the camera mount to accommodate all DSLR models.
Autocue will range two variants of the DSLR prompter – a universal tablet mount (iPad, iPad Mini and other tablets) and an 8” monitor. In addition to the traditional on-camera set-up, the package includes a detachable straight-read mount for simple applications (magic arm required).
The iPad version can be teamed with Autocue’s brand new prompting app, iAutocue ($5) or any other prompting app. Autocue’s QStart software is included free of charge with the 8” package.
Autocue’s DSLR prompter will start shipping in October 2013 with prices starting from £499/ $799.
For more information: http://www.autocue.com
Autocue (The home of QTV teleprompters) has been the leading provider of teleprompters to the broadcast industry since their introduction in the 1950s. Today, Autocue has the broadest teleprompter range, with the leading hardware and software product at every price-point. Tens of thousands of users worldwide, ranging from schools and videographers to high-end broadcasters such as the BBC, NBC, MBC, Doordarshan, TF1 and CNN, rely on Autocue for their teleprompting needs.
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