Using Professional Teleprompters
Teleprompters allow you to read a script while maintaining direct eye contact with your audience or the camera during a video shoot. They’re useful when one has to read scripts that are too large to memorize. Because you don’t have to keep consulting the written notes when presenting, the recording time is significantly reduced.
Types of Teleprompters
Camera-mounted prompters are ideal for television recordings such as live newscasts, advertising, and pre-recorded programs. The prompters project the script on the camera so you can look directly at the lens when presenting. Presidential teleprompters are ideal for use with live audiences, such as speeches, lectures, and exhibitions. Their monitors (or mirrored glass) are set at eye level and supported by a thin mast. Floor/stand teleprompters are flexible and placed at an angle on the floor, which makes you look down when reading the script. Portable teleprompters such as iPad prompters are lightweight and portable, making them perfect for video enthusiasts who like making social media videos.
Professional Video Teleprompter Accessories
For an effective performance with your teleprompter, consider some professional video teleprompter accessories. A Bluetooth keyboard scroll will help your crew control the speed of the scripts and make necessary edits. You may also want to get an extra teleprompter mirror. These mirrors allow your camera to record through them with unblemished picture quality, while providing a clear reflection of texts.
DSLR teleprompters need professional video teleprompter mounts and brackets to hold multiple monitors, microphone accessories, and lighting accessories. Don’t forget a sturdy teleprompter case to protect your gear when traveling. In addition, if you’re using Android or iPad teleprompters, you may need teleprompter apps and software for easy control and file import. Most professional video teleprompter controls sync to specific teleprompter software.