Autocue launch ultra-portable teleprompting kit at IBC 2013
Mark Shoesmith, Autocue’s Hardware Director, explains the current issues with prompting in the field, “A teleprompter is often ruled out for outside broadcast shoots because the kit is too big and bulky to carry, and the cabling and power requirements are too complicated. iPad prompters offer much better portability but often don’t meet professional broadcasters’ requirements.”
The key to Autocue’s new ultra-portable kit is a new folding hood and a brand new Autocue app. Thanks to these new developments, Autocue is able to fit an entire teleprompting kit in a 1600 Peli Case. There’s a battery powered Master Series 12” prompter, a camera mount and bracket set and the new folding hood – all secured in a custom foam insert.
The script is fed to the prompter using the new iAutocue app on an iPad. The app enables the user to take a video output from the iPad and feed it directly to teleprompter monitor. The speed of the script is controlled from the iPad – from where the script can also be edited. There’s no need for a dedicated laptop and controller.
Shoesmith concludes, “The rig and de-rig of the teleprompter is extremely easy, each taking less than five minutes. The new kit is so simple and effective that it can be used on any outside shoot.”
The new portable teleprompter kit will be shipping from October 1st. Please contact Autocue or your local reseller for full details.
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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