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TelmaxGalaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter
 
4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Compact (9)
  • Highly compatible (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Professional quality (9)

Cons

  • Limited compatibility (3)

Best Uses

  • In the studio (12)
  • Independent films (7)
  • Complex projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (9), Professional artist (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Product is as Advertised

Having used a similar telepromter before, I was familiar with how this one should work. The access to secure the locking nuts to the camera and the tripod isn't the best, which is...Read complete review

Having used a similar telepromter before, I was familiar with how this one should work. The access to secure the locking nuts to the camera and the tripod isn't the best, which is what kept this from being a 5-star rating. That, and the fact it doesn't come in a travel case to protect the parts, especially the mirror. That's a huge problem - given this is a PORTABLE teleprompter, they don't provide a safe way for it to be portable from location to location.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good But Modifications Needed

I got this to use as a portable field teleprompter with an Ipad and ProPrompter software. the unit works as promoted with easy camera and Ipad attachment quick setup and easy balancing on a...Read complete review

I got this to use as a portable field teleprompter with an Ipad and ProPrompter software. the unit works as promoted with easy camera and Ipad attachment quick setup and easy balancing on a tripod. As it comes it works out of the box but if you want to use it in the field I would suggest you buy a large suitcase to transport it because it comes completely assembled and is 21" x 8" x 10".

I modified the unit by changing the two screws that attach the prompter glass housing to the bar that holds the camera and Ipad plate. I used two 1/7/8X1/4-20X9/16"PRJ ST GIBRALTAR SURE GRIP KNOBS that I purchased on line. Then added a 7/16 wrench to remove the ipad plate that attaches to the bar that holds the camera. When I find the right size knobs for the Ipad plate I will change those screws out too.

With that the unit becomes portable in the same promter case as the Barber Tech EZP Prompter Stealth Prompting System. The case is basically a 18 in. x 6 in. x 13 in. Aluminum Case. The unit is heavy! The part that holds the camera, prompter and Ipad is a solid piece of metal 4"s square so this unit will not be useful for hand held work.

The 70/30 glass works well. I have the EZP Prompter Stealth prompter and I like this unit better for tripod work because all the weight of the prompter is not on the lens of the camera like on the stealth and camera sits mush closer to the glass meaning you pick up less refection in to glass.

Finally I feel that closer attention to detail and some modifications to the mounting system, like mounting nuts that are part of the prompter box, would make this a great product.

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5.0

Teleprompter received on time and in one piece!

By Julia B

from Carpinteria CA

About Me Business Owner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Highly Compatible
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Doesn't Secure Ipad Well

Best Uses

  • Independent Films
  • In The Studio

Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

I was worried that the reflective glass panel for our teleprompter would be too fragile to ship, but alas it was well secured inside of several larger boxes to protect it and it arrived in one piece. Everything arrived when it was supposed to so I would definitely order from B&H again :)

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4.0

Sturdy and easy to use!

By Mary video

from Bismarck, ND

About Me Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Professional Quality

Cons

  • Limited Compatibility

Best Uses

  • In The Studio

Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

I use this teleprompter with an iPad 2, the iCue app and my DSLR. It's sturdy and gets the job done. My only complaint is that it's not large enough to work with bigger video cameras (i.e., over the shoulder cameras, etc.). Would recommend it if you're looking for something that doesn't require an extra tripod.

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5.0

Amazing, reasonably priced option

By Gabe

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Professional Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

      We bought this product for a number of corporate gigs. My background is in video journalism, so I never worked much in studio. With essentially zero previous experience I was able to set it up and use it with no problems.

      Instead of a full size iPad, we actually use an iPad mini, which has been totally fine. There are a number of excellent voice-recognition teleprompter apps out there that pairs nicely with this set up.

      My only suggestion would be getting a second screw to secure your camera on the baseplate.

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      4.0

      It's one solid Prompter

      By The Photog Guy

      from Lincoln, NE

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

        We use it for some small video casting for our church website and some videos for worship. It is a solid sturdy piece of metal. It works fine with a DSLR.

        Perhaps it could use a little more practical or movable parts to the glass, but overall. it is a good piece of equipment.

        I highly recommend it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        is god

        By Eduardo Perez Studio

        from Bayamon Puerto Rico

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

          It works great until 5-6 per foot

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Telmax rocks

          By Klem

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjusts To Any Camera
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality
          • Well built
          • Well designed

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio
            • Talking heads

            Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

            This unit was build right, extremely solid with metal parts. Reading from an iPad or small laptop works wonderfully.

            I can't say anything bad about this, the software you choose will be the one thing you need to learn and which one is best for you.

            If you're purchasing you'll want to consider getting a protective case mostly to protect the mirrored glass.

            The price? That was the primary reason I looked at this in the first place. It's about half of other units and built tougher and, in my opinion, better than others.

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            • No

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exelent Prompter

            By Jairo

            from Aruba

            Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

            Exelent Promter and easy to use...

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Thing of Beauty

            By Rob

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

              Perfect price, perfect product. It's portable and easy to set up. I even use it for outdoor shoots as a sunshade! Can't say enough that will adequately explain how awesome this is.

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              • No

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Product is as Advertised

              By NSU Public Affairs

              from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

              About Me Public Affairsmedia Rel, Public Relations

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Nocase To Transport Item
              • No Case To Transport Item

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

              Having used a similar telepromter before, I was familiar with how this one should work. The access to secure the locking nuts to the camera and the tripod isn't the best, which is what kept this from being a 5-star rating. That, and the fact it doesn't come in a travel case to protect the parts, especially the mirror. That's a huge problem - given this is a PORTABLE teleprompter, they don't provide a safe way for it to be portable from location to location.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good value for the money.

              By Mr Charles

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In The Studio

                Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                This is pretty easy to set up and use. They say it has a 12 ft reading range, but I think 10 ft is a little more accurate. Would love a larger screen size, but your talking twice the money for anything larger.

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good But Modifications Needed

                By Video Jim

                from Long Island New York

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                • After Mod Good For Field
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                I got this to use as a portable field teleprompter with an Ipad and ProPrompter software. the unit works as promoted with easy camera and Ipad attachment quick setup and easy balancing on a tripod. As it comes it works out of the box but if you want to use it in the field I would suggest you buy a large suitcase to transport it because it comes completely assembled and is 21" x 8" x 10".

                I modified the unit by changing the two screws that attach the prompter glass housing to the bar that holds the camera and Ipad plate. I used two 1/7/8X1/4-20X9/16"PRJ ST GIBRALTAR SURE GRIP KNOBS that I purchased on line. Then added a 7/16 wrench to remove the ipad plate that attaches to the bar that holds the camera. When I find the right size knobs for the Ipad plate I will change those screws out too.

                With that the unit becomes portable in the same promter case as the Barber Tech EZP Prompter Stealth Prompting System. The case is basically a 18 in. x 6 in. x 13 in. Aluminum Case. The unit is heavy! The part that holds the camera, prompter and Ipad is a solid piece of metal 4"s square so this unit will not be useful for hand held work.

                The 70/30 glass works well. I have the EZP Prompter Stealth prompter and I like this unit better for tripod work because all the weight of the prompter is not on the lens of the camera like on the stealth and camera sits mush closer to the glass meaning you pick up less refection in to glass.

                Finally I feel that closer attention to detail and some modifications to the mounting system, like mounting nuts that are part of the prompter box, would make this a great product.

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                • No

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                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                excellent

                By romiami

                from Miami FL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                    very nice electronic

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I Love It!

                    By Alan Horvath

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me YouTuber

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio
                      • Video Production

                      Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                      Everything about this teleprompter unit works beautifully! It's easy to put together ... easy to mount on a tripod ... it's well made; of very good quality ... and it's easy to attach your camera to. Best of all, my iPad reads beautifully!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Solid Build

                      By Mike

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                        Works well with iPad 2. I use it with a C100, the mirror slides up and down to match the height of the lens. Haven't traveled with it yet though, but imagine it'll take up a good amount of space as it doesn't break down quickly. If you've got the storage for it, just leave it built. Best option I've found though at this price point.

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                        4.0

                        Great with some caveats

                        By RCP

                        from Richmond, VA

                        About Me Director Producer, Pro Director Dp

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                            If you have an original iPad or iPad 2, this is great. The tray doesn't work as well with other models though. Also: the velcro that holds the glass to the prompter was faulty on mine--the side that adheres to the plastic enclosure. It came right off, luckily not when the glass could have been damaged. I contacted Telmax and they overnighted replacement velcro, as this is a known issue. B&H should know about it too though!Highly recommend the ProPrompter app to go with this--mirrors the script on iPhone for playback control.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Gets the job done

                            By ND video

                            from Bismarck, ND

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Limited Compatibility

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Home Movies
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                            This teleprompter was a great solution for us. It's relatively easy to use, surprisingly compact, yet large enough to get the job done. I use it with the iCue app on my iPhone ($). I mistakenly purchased a wireless remote, but have found the iCue Remote app (free) to work very well, making a wireless remote unnecessary. One drawback is that the prompter isn't large enough for my JVC GY-HM750 (the lens is too long that the camera doesn't fit on the prompter), so I have to use my smaller Canon 60D for recording. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            No Competition

                            By Chris Evans

                            from Kansas City

                            About Me professional

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Lacks Functionality

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                            This is the best you can buy for your money if you already have an iPad. We use this to shoot a weekly show and it meets the same need that any teleprompter should (assuming you have an iPad). As mentioned in other reviews, even with moving the iPad tray, you still lose out on about an inch of the screen, but that is easy to work with as long as you keep it in mind. Do not try and use this outside with an iPad on a sunny day. We learned that the hard way. The iPad is simply not bright enough to be seen in the reflection of the glass.The build quality is great and will work with a wide variety of cameras.

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                            4.0

                            Perfect iPad Teleprompter

                            By RG

                            from Charleston, WV

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                                Lightweight, efficient and ease of use. I'm very pleased with this iPad teleprompter.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great little Teleprompter

                                By Danny

                                from Boring, OR

                                About Me Business Owner

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                                    This is a great little Telepromptet. It is well built and easy to set up. When I called the manufacture I got a real person on the phone.

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                                    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Doesn't line up well

                                    By Rachel

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                                    Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                                    First, I had to buy a hex key set to adjust the tray that holds the iPad. Even when it is placed in the most optimal position on the track, you still loose about 1 inch of screen space on the iPad. If you could adjust the angle of the mirror that would help, but unfortunately you can't.

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