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Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter

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Prompter People FLEX-D-17  Flex 17 TelePrompter

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  • Complete Prompter Setup
  • Reversing Monitor
  • Riser
  • Mirror Assembly
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Prompting Software
  • Lightweight Design
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The FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter from Prompter People is a complete teleprompting package designed to work with virtually any camera, from mini DV to ENG in size, as well as most tripods. It requires no tools to set up or break down, facilitating its use and management. It is constructed of custom, aluminum extrusions and an ultra-light LCD to offer a lightweight design that improves panning & tilting performance and does not require a heavy tripod.

This unit's beamsplitter uses UltraClear HD glass with low, iron content to help eliminate the color shifts and light loss commonly experienced in many beamsplitters. Furthermore, the glass features an anti-reflection coating on its back side to eliminate reflections that can bounce back into the lens.

This solution includes a licensed copy of Flip-Q Lite, a monochromatic, teleprompting-display, software package that is compatible with both PC and Mac platforms. The LCD panel in this package features HDMI, VGA, and composite video inputs, as well as built-in speakers. It can be powered with 100 to 240VAC or external 12VDC input, making the solution equally well suited for field or studio use.

Complete Prompting Package
All the components you need to set up a prompter with your camera and tripod are included in this convenient package.
Compatible Cameras
This solution is designed to work with cameras ranging in size from mini DV to ENG.
Easy Management
It features a tool-less design to facilitate setting up and breaking down the unit.
Beamsplitter Glass
The mirror assembly's beamsplitter glass features low-iron content and anti-reflective coating to minimize glare and distortions.
Prompting Software
Included with the system is a standard prompting package compatible with both PC and Mac platforms.
Construction Black anodized 6061 aluminum components
Viewable Size (diagonal) 17" TFT color LCD
Reading Range 22'
Panel Beamsplitter Material:
Low-iron, ultra-clear glass, 1/8" thick
Mirror Size:
14.5 x 16".
Coating:
Front:60/40 beamsplitter
Back: Anti-reflective coating
Input Signal HDMI, VGA, Composite
Power 100 to 240VAC or 12VDC
Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter
  • Reversing Monitor
  • Mounting Hardware
  • 60/40 Ultra-Clear Beamsplitter Mirror
  • Riser
  • Flip-Q Lite PC/Mac Teleprompter Software
  • Power Adapter
  • Soft Padded Carry Case
  • Three-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Prompter PeopleFLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional quality (4)
    • Easy set-up (3)
    • Professional (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      3.0

      Good for Studio, Widowmaker in the Field

      By TelePrompter Operator with 10+ years

      from New York, NY

      About Me Business Owner, Master Teleprompter Op

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Poor Design
      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

      There is no reason to have an industrial weight monitor that prides itself on video flipping. Every software package that was written in the last few years does it in settings. This monitor at 17" is seriously heavy and as written in one review above necessitates heavy sticks.

      If you look at the design it also doesn't take-down well at all. Those two silver things sticking up that you mount the glass onto are a total pain. You can't just stick this thing into a Pelican case and go. You have to use an allen wrench to disconnect the top slider plate from the bottom slider plate, AND THEN pack it, adding time to setup and take down, and also introducing risk of losing these two screws.

      They USED TO make a design with the glass mounting frame at an angle - you just slide that along and it's already at a 45 degree angle and your'e good to go. No problem. Easy to pack.

      This thing is nothing short of a goddamned nightmare to configure a Pelican case for because of these two silver posts, neither of which the manufacturer really wants you to pay attention to in their product shots.

      Otherwise it's alumninum, it's heavy.

      Next prompter is going to be a rails-based Telescript system after I pay this beast off and then promptly sell it.

      You do NOT want to be packing and unpacking this thing all the time. Get it set up in a studio and forget about it. It's big, it's comfortable glass.

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      4.0

      Pricey for me but so worth it

      By Mr Charles of Baltimore

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • It's Big

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

      We use this prompter for educational videos where the professor either reads a script or has powerpoint slides to prompt them. The included Flip-Q software works like a charm. Very easy to set up and format with control of scrolling speed. Big enough to easily follow from 12-15 feet. Has a nice case, but the thang is big.

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      3.0

      Great Product -HORRIBLE SOFTWARE

      By Birdman-HD

      from Choteau, MT & Kansas City, MO

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Good Build

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Resolution
      • Software Is Horrible

      Best Uses

        Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

        The 17" Flex prompter itself is fine. Good sturdy build good instructions on how to assemble this the first time. Good quality build. I will be using this a ton.

        HOWEVER. The software provided is absolutely HORRIBLE!. I can not over emphasize this. I have been a computer user for over 30 years, beginning on old IBM mainframes. This software is terrible- non intuitive and I could not even figure out any aspect of how to get this to properly function. I am not even sure it really ever installed correctly. I ended up buying a product off the web which functions perfectly installed simply and that really says it all. Doesn't it??

        DO NOT waste you money upgrading to the full version of FLIP-Q. Buy a good product for your laptop and follow the recommendations on line.

        I have been so inspired by this disaster I intend to add a review page to my website to make sure that people are not ripped off like I was.

        Customer support from Prompter People also did not respond for over 48 hours.

        Very disappointed in Software- so far satisfied with the Teleprompter it self. If anything changes that I will repost here.

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        5.0

        A big improvement over the old model

        By Teleprompter Guy Mike

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Set-up
        • Nice big screen
        • Professional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Corporate Events
          • Offices
          • Television Studios

          Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

          I used an older 17" prompter from Prompter People back in the day, and while it worked well, I had some complaints, largely it being difficult to transport, bulky, and awkward to work with various cameras.

          The Flex-D-17 is great. It's simple, breaks down into two parts with just loosening some thumbscrews, and the rail system for mounting plates for the camera and tripod makes life a LOT easier than the old nuts-and-bolts method they used to use.

          I just did a shoot with an FS-100 using Sony Primes. We'd switch out lenses every half hour or so, and it was a simple process: undo the thumb screws, pop the glass and shroud off, put on the lens, reattach the shroud and glass, and it was done. Took about 1 minute for the entire process.

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          4.0

          great design... come along way baby

          By Gunther

          from SantaFe NM

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Set-up
          • Professional

          Cons

          • Difficult To Transport
          • Softcase

          Best Uses

          • On Location

          Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

          Compared to the older teleprompters (even from prompter people) this one is practically a "snap together" design. Used it twice... once with HVX200 and once with AF100... and it was together in and ready to rock in under 5 min.
          No bag of bolts, thrown in the kit yet... don't think it will need one... but only time and a variety of set-ups will be able to answer that...

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          5.0

          Excellent Promter

          By marco972

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

            I use it with the Canon Xa10 and GH2 Panasonic.
            Good glass quality, and very sturdy
            The 17" Screen size is excellent for tapings when the prompter if a bit far from Host, easy to set-up and prompting software is getting the job done.
            Wished for an external usb or bluetooth controller to control speed scroll direction size and edit.

            Great product.

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            4.0

            Nice prompter

            By Loving_God

            from Pittsburgh,PA

            About Me Business Owner, Television Producer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Quality
            • Sharp and easy to read

            Cons

            • No Carry Case
            • Poor set up instructions
            • Short power cord

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • I use it in the field

            Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

            The only reason I didn't give this prompter 5 stars is because the set up instructions stink and the power cord is short. However, calling the support number you will find helpful people who can talk you through any setup. Once you're set up you are ready to go.

            A variable speed usb controller is a nice addition, otherwise control the speed from the computer. It does need a good carry case if you are planning to use this in the field. Remember, it is a big screen.

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            5.0

            Excellent teleprompter head and software

            By TASB

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Set-up
            • Professional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Prompter People FLEX-D-17 Flex 17 TelePrompter:

                The unit arrived and we had it ready for the first shoot 30 minutes out of the box. The overall construction is better than i had expected and we're pleased. It is a substantial unit and mounts our Sony HVR-V1U pefectly, but requires a heavier Sachtler Video 14 or similar tripod - don't try on light Bogen with a 501 head.

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