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Datavideo TP500 PK Teleprompter Kit with Hard Case

Datavideo TP500 PK Teleprompter Kit with Hard Case
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Datavideo TP-500 Overview

The Datavideo TP500 PK Teleprompter Kit with Hard Case includes a TP-500B Teleprompter Kit and HC-500 Hard Case for easy storage and transportation.

The TP-500B Teleprompter Kit for DSLR cameras can be used at various locations or in a video studio. Prepared scripts or cue sheets can be easily copied and pasted into the DV prompter application software from your email. You can scroll at a set automatic rate or control it with the wired or wireless remote (sold separately) for a more natural result. A number of clear fonts, colors, and text sizes are available to make reading comfortable from a variety of distances.

The HC-500 Hard Carrying Case is an essential means of protecting and transporting the TP-500B Prompter Kit, complete with mountings. The case's design allows you to take the teleprompter kit’s pre-cut foam out of the original box packaging and fit it directly it into the carry case.

TP-500B Prompter Kit

Simple software and remote (remote sold separately) allow you to produce professional results at low cost
Special 60/40 glass allows you to read the script and the camera to see the subject
Strong and rigid prompter frame attaches securely to any standard tripod quick release plate
Prompter frame is designed to allow standalone, in front of camera, or below lens prompting
Black cloth lens hood is adjustable to adapt for a wide variety of cameras
Quick and simple assembly that requires no special tooling
Expandable mounting bracket system allows simple but secure installation of a tablet computer (compatible with Android and Apple tablets)
Remote control (sold separately) is also available

HC-500 Carry Case

Hard carrying case for the TP-500 Teleprompter
Stylish and durable - suitable for mobile productions
Ready for immediate use without having to customize foam padding inserts
Lift out contents of TP-500 and fit inside HC-500
Supplied complete with internal foam
Press & pull latches
Secure impact-resistant hinges with integrated feet
Case can stand upright and level on the hinge spine
Solid core handle is both comfortable and durable
Shock, vibration, dust, and rust proof
Low temperature (-13°F / -25°C) resistance tested
Sealable for moisture protection
Pressure release valve
UPC: 672255004944

Datavideo TP-500 Specs

Compatible WithAndroid and Apple tablets
Reading Range9' (3 m)
Cable LengthPrompter Wired Remote Control Cable Length: 9' (3 m)
Battery LifePrompter Remote Control Battery Life: 2 years at average usage
Mounting Bracket Size4.1" (105.0 mm) (Minimum tablet width)
7.8" (198.0 mm) (Maximum tablet width)
DimensionsPrompter (W x H x D): 10.62 x 8.27 x 18.11" (27.0 x 21.0 x 46.0 cm)

Carry Case (H x W x D): External: 10.8 x 12.9 x 4.7" (27.5 x 33.0 x 12.0 cm)
Internal Base: 8.4 x 11.6 x 2.9" (21.5 x 29.5 x 7.5 cm) without foam
Internal Lid: 8.4 x 11.6 x 0.8" (21.5 x 29.5 x 2.0 cm) without foam

WeightPrompter: 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)

Carry Case
3.70 lb (1.68 kg) with pick and pluck foam only
6.75 lb (3.06 kg) including TP-500 kit and foam

Packaging Info
Package Weight11.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 16.2 x 12"

Datavideo TP-500 Reviews

BEWARE: Glass replacement unavailable

By Sebastian
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-21

Beware that it is impossible to find a replacement glass. I dropped mine by accident, and neither BH nor any US supplier can find it. I ordered from the UK, and after 2 months of waiting had to cancel the credit card charge. The manufacturer does not sell directly to customers and is unresponsive to BH when they try to get it for me. I am buying another from BH, from another manufacturer.

Small Package, Big Service

By Peter of Maine
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-10

This DRLS mounting teleprompter package performs as promised. Once I found the set up instructions on line it was an easy set up. It readily mounted to my tripod and it easily accepted my Canon 5D. It is exactly what I needed in my small studio shooting for FaceBook.

Very pleased

By ruffus999
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-11-17

Ok, we as a company got tired of filming our subjects and having the issue of the speaker noticeably looking to the top, side, bottom of the camera while reading their script during recording.We do most of our recordings via a Canon DSLR and used an iPad for a teleprompter. This product worked extremely well for our needs. Easy installation, durable and effective. I've not noticed any issues with the footage being recorded darker. The text is displayed the way it should on the teleprompter glass.My only con to this would not be the hardware itself, it would have to deal with the app being used for the teleprompter that you need to get for free from the app store and the remote. In itself, the app works as it should. But with the remote, both wired and wireless, it can be a pain. The keys to forward, slow down, etc. does not work that well. It proved to be more beneficial for us to download an alternate app and use it, which does work with the remotes. But for the product itself, I still give it five stars because it does work.

Well made, but with lots of quirks

By Sebastian
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-11

This is very well made. I was able to assemble it quickly, and mounted by Canon 5D. However, it has a few quirks: (1) The glass has velcro at the bottom, but there's no matching velcro on the teleprompter side, so you have to keep the glass in place by forcing the tablet holder against it. (2) The remote control says that if you open it, the warranty will be voided, but then it fell apart on my hands. It feels like a $2 piece of plastic. I was able to re-assemble it and it works. (3) I was not able to make the control work with an iPad: the instructions just do not match what the product does; however, I was able to use my Android phone, and it worked right away. (4) I tried using it with another android tablet, and although it connected, many of the app features would just not work. After a couple hours of fiddling, I just gave up. However, using a phone works so remarkably well, that you really don't need a tablet or iPad to use this. (5) The hight adjustment is somewhat limited, and my camera lens hits the frame of the prompter. It still works, but I wish they had added 1/2 of more leeway to adjust the height of the prompter relative to the camera. Now that I've used it for a week, I could not imagine working without this teleprompter.

A great accessory

By bikecycler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-15

Use with my Canon 70D and Android tablet. Amatuer talent I have hired as spokesperson as turned semi-pro thanks to this device. Associated DV software app works well though could offer both bigger fonts and slower speeds. But at a large size and slowest speed setting, I can use it and so can my hired gun. Works well with my 10-inch tablet but can't be adjusted small enough to use with even my large smart phone.

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Is the blue tooth remote the only difference between this and the TP-500B?
Asked by: Torrey P.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Could this be used with a small camcorder? I have a Sony Handycam HDR XR550V.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. that will work fine.
Answered by: Ben D.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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