ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio

ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio

ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio

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Product Highlights

  • 17" LCD Monitor
  • 70/30 Prompter Beam-Splitter
  • Height Adjustable Camera Baseplate
  • DSLR Shelf Included
  • Glass Folds Down to Compact
  • Custom Cut Case Foam Included
  • PrompterPro 4 Software (Mac/Win)
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
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  • 1Description

Designed to be used in the field as well as in the studio, the ikan 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter is lightweight, and quick to set up. Right out of the box, you can use the teleprompter with almost any camcorder that has a flat base. To use with a DSLR camera, or any other camera with a shorter footprint, the included special DSLR shelf can be fastened to the end of the camera base-plate in order to move your camera's lens closer to the prompter glass for optimal performance.

The PT3700 Teleprompter's hardware is based on 15mm rods. This allows the monitor, the prompter glass, and the camera baseplate to be set up quickly, without requiring tools. Each component can easily be moved individually to adjust for different setups. To accommodate cameras with different heights, ikan includes 3, 5, and 8" height adjustment rods for mounting the baseplate.

For editing and displaying prompter text, PrompterPro 4 software is included. To ensure compatibility with different workflows, the software works with both PC and Mac computers. The monitor has Composite BNC, VGA, and HDMI inputs to accept video signals from your computer and other video sources as well.

Adjustable Glass Frame
The adjustable glass frame on the PT3700 allows for fast and easy set up. The frame can also be folded to make the teleprompter compact and easy to transport.
Dual Purpose Base Plate Design
The Dual Purpose Base plate supports various cameras, DSLR's and small to midsized cameras. The base plate comes with a DSLR Shelf which allows you to put a DSLR camera at the very edge of the base plate to get closer to the glass if needed.
Height Adjustment Rods
The PT3700 includes 3, 5, and 8" height adjustment rods for the baseplate, making the teleprompter more versatile for various sized cameras.
15mm Rod System Design
The PT3700 is based on a 15mm rod system design, making it lightweight, easy to use, and quick to set up.
High Quality 70/30 Teleprompter Glass
The high quality 70/30 teleprompter glass provides a balance between reflection and pass-through without distorting the image. This high quality glass allows your camera to have a clear picture, while providing reflection you need to read the text.
Ships in Reusable Foam
The PT3700 is shipped in reusable custom cut foam which will help keep the kit safe and organized when you set it up or break it down. The custom cut foam can also be repurposed to perfectly fit in the SKB I Series 2918-10 Waterproof Hard Case.
Includes Software for Mac or PC
The PrompterPro 4 Teleprompting software for Mac and PC are included with this kit. This software offers a full text editor, vertical and horizontal screen flip, real-time text updates and live prompter mode for optimal control. The software is compatible with Mac OSX 10.7 and up (with 64-bit processor), as well as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10.
UPC: 847983011506
In the Box
ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio
  • Camera Baseplate
  • 2 x 15mm Rods
  • 2 x 3" Height Adjustment Rods
  • 2 x 5" Height Adjustment Rods
  • 2 x 8" Height Adjustment Rods
  • 2 x 1/4"-20 D-Ring Camera Mount Screws
  • Custom Cut Packing Foam
  • PrompterPro 4 Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    ikan PT3700 specs

    Diagonal 17" (43 cm)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Operating Voltage 12 VDC, 4 A
    Viewing Angle Horizontal: 160°
    Vertical: 140°
    Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
    Brightness 350 cd/m2
    Contrast Ratio 500:1
    Power Consumption 10 W
    Reading Range 20 ft (6 m)
    Input Signal 1 x Composite (BNC)
    1 x VGA
    1 x HDMI
    Dimensions 25 x 14.5 x 14" (63.5 x 36.8 x 35.5 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 27.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.0 x 18.5 x 11.0"

    ikan PT3700 reviews

    PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Studio Teleprompter I have run teleprompters for several years by mounting a light weight monitor above the lens with articulating arms and attaching them to a iPad or Andrioid via HDMI cables. Sometimes, I put the HDMI feed through a splitter and feed monitors on multiple cameras. It is a good solution but it always bothered me that the eyes were not dead into the lens. So I decided it was time to do it right. And being nearsighted I also decided to do it big. This teleprompter weighs in close to 20 lbs. And the weight of your camera and then check the weight capacity of your tripod head. If you don't have a big head, add around $800 to the project for something like a Monfrotto 509. If you are considering this beast for use out of your studio, consider the logistics of setting up a rig that is 18 wide, 24 high and 32 long on a tripod on location. I have it mounted on a custom build slide as pictured. I am waiting for the 509 head to arrive. This monitor is 1280 x 1024. That means if you are thinking of driving it with a tablet, you are not going to fill the screen. My tablets, iPad Pro and Androids do not allow configuration of the attached monitor. They are basically expecting a 16 x 9 format. Fortunately I had an old laptop lying in a dust pile that has past its prime. Windows has long supported dual displays and allows independent configuration of the secondary display. That is how you must run this teleprompter. The software installation was not effortless. There was some back and forth calls with Ikan getting me a serial number. Every time it starts it checks of updates and registration and crashes about half the time. To date is has not crashed twice in a row so I get it running. When it runs it does what teleprompter software is supposed to do. The crew gets to monitor the feed, controlling it with the scroll wheel of the mouse. The software is devoid of the features that come on most iPad software. But does throw a separate window you pull over to the secondary monitor and fill the teleprompter screen. No colors, just basic white text against a black background. It works. And for a purest, that does not want to have to spend time on a configuration, it is functional. The side curtains did not snug up against the monitor. The problem got solved with some small magnets that were lying around for mounting sinage and a few small clips. In summary, for the price it is what I was looking for, a shoot through big studio teleprompter. It took the better part of the day to get it mounted, configured and get the software running. I do not consider that atypical on the first encounter with new gear. But if you watched the PR video about a few minute setup, that might apply if you had done it before, but certainly not your first pass. Next task, look around at those 4x3 monitors that were going to the dumpster shortly and see if they will run alongside the monitor in this teleprompter via HDMI splitters so I can position them as needed in the studio. I still have a need for a portable teleprompter. This is not.
    Date published: 2016-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and readable teleprompter Clarity
    Date published: 2014-10-08
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