Complex, time-sensitive video projects require higher-end teleprompter gear. This section covers the advantages that higher-end teleprompter systems bring to the table, in both software and hardware. For news programs and for pre-taped multi-segment shows, teleprompter software needs to be capable of handling multiple scripts and multi-segment scripts. For these higher-end programs, script importing needs to incorporate not just simple text, but also bold and multi-colored text. And of course, image flipping needs to happen through the hardware in the monitor—not with the software.
The professional user has many considerations to make when choosing a teleprompter system. How bright does my monitor need to be in order to operate properly outdoors? Does the system need any special mounts, such as Steadicam or jib mounts? Does it need an uninterruptable power source or DC power input? The segment explores the challenge associated with proprietary system components, such as hand and foot playback controllers, that work with only one manufacturer’s system.
|Episode 1: Basic Terms & Series Overview||Episodes 2: Software & Entry-Level Options||Episode 4: Broadcast Quality, High-End Prompting|