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TelmaxGalaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (1)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Compact (7)
  • Improves performance (6)
  • Professional quality (6)
  • Highly compatible (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (7)
    • Complex projects (3)
    • Independent films (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (6), Business owner (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No Competition

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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

    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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    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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      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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      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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        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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        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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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              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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                • No

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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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                    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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                    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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                            2.0

                            Doesn't line up well

                            By Rachel

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  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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                                  4.0

                                  This made a world of difference!

                                  By Jack of Simi Valley

                                  from Simi Valley CA

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films

                                    Comments about Telmax Galaxy Series Pro iP Ex iPad Teleprompter:

                                    We shoot training videos for the company and this has made a world of difference in our shooting success. Before we had to have the folks memorize their lines and then shoot numerous takes to try and get it right. With this, we've done some sequences on the first take. Easy to use, it's definitely made a difference.

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                                    • No

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