The new DSLR 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 range two variants of the DSLR prompter – a universal tablet mount (iPad, iPad Mini and other tablets) and an 8” monitor – and prices start from $799.
Mark Shoesmith, Autocue’s Hardware Director, explains the driver for the new DSLR product, “The use of DSLRs in video shoots has increased significantly, resulting in significant 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 DSLR prompter can be teamed with Autocue’s brand new prompting app, iAutocue. As with other prompting apps, iAutocue enables people to use an iPad to prompt scripts. But, unlike other apps, iAutocue also lets you generate video output from the iPad to a (or multiple) traditional teleprompter monitor. This turns the iPad into a prompt edit workstation, preview monitor and a scroll control.
Shoesmith explains, “Normally you need a swathe of kit and power sources to use a professional teleprompter in the field, even for short pieces to camera. The iAutocue app reduces this right down to a prompter and an iPad, all of which can fit in a single Peli case and be battery powered.”
The iAutocue app also contains a new feature called ‘rehearsal mode’. This allows the presenter to video themselves from the iPad camera whilst reading the script from the app, and then immediately watch the recording back on the iPad.
There are a variety of ways to get your script into the app, including import from a variety of external sources, via Drop Box and pushed from a web server.
These products are already shipping to customers.
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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