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ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio

ikan PT3700 17" Rod Mounted Teleprompter for Location and Studio
Key Features
  • 17" Monitor with 1280 x 1024 Resolution
  • 70/30 Prompter Beam-Splitter
  • Height Adjustable Camera Baseplate
  • DSLR Shelf Included
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.
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ikan PT3700 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Adjustable Glass Frame
  • 3Dual Purpose Base Plate Design
  • 4Height Adjustment Rods
  • 515mm Rod System Design
  • 6High Quality 70/30 Teleprompter Glass
  • 7Ships in Reusable Foam
  • 8Includes Software for Mac or PC

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

ikan PT3700 Specs

Reading Range20' / 6.1 m
Size (Diagonal)17" / 43.2 cm
Maximum Brightness350 nits / cd/m2
Resolution1024 x 768
Aspect Ratio4:3
Contrast Ratio500:1
Viewing Angle (H x V)160 x 140°
Inputs/Outputs1 x HDMI Unspecified Version Input
1 x VGA Input
1 x Composite (BNC) Input
Output Voltage12 VDC at 4 A
Power Consumption10 W
Dimensions25.0 x 14.5 x 14.0" / 63.5 x 36.8 x 35.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)29 x 18.5 x 11"

ikan PT3700 Reviews

I love it

By Comfort Suites
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

Really nice item. You can set it up in less than 5 minutes.

Good hardware - Clunky software

By Jeffrey
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-09

As was said above, the unit is above 25-30 pounds when loaded with a typical camera, so plan ahead. It's also large. So a typical pro-sumer tripod will not be sturdy enough to hold it all securely. See the picture. We bolted a Manfrotto head to a school-style TV cart, reinforced it all with a slab of plywood, and now it's solid - tho still can wobble a bit. �� Useful distance with two actors standing side by side is about 16 feet.� Three actors (single camera newscast) can't really use it, as the side actors will be too wide to see the full screen (view cut off by frame.) � Set up will take more than the few minutes described in the video. � Overall the hardware is well designed and solid -- certainly a good buy for the price. �� The software included is adequate, but not polished. Mac users will know exactly what I mean when I say it looks & feels like a 1990's Windows program... Clunky. It does what it says it will do, but we've since moved on to a more professional program. One big fail was that there isn't a dial-type controller available. I even asked Ikan, and they said no.

Studio Teleprompter

By Russell
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-16

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.

Durable and readable teleprompter

By Bronzy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-08


Teleprompter works great, software failed on first productio

By Josh
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-25

The teleprompter is amazing and the travel case is similar quality to a pelican case, plus robust foam inserts that keep the monitor and glass well protected. Unfortunately the software is less than adequate. During the initial testing the software appeared to work fine but when it came down to go live with our taping an error message continued to popup when using the prompter pro 4 software. Hit cancel and the error message would immediately return. We even tried leaving the message window up and move it to the corner of the display but we couldn't operate the software when the message was active. Super frustrating.

Hardware great, software clunky

By Jeff the TV guy.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-12

This is our second purchase of this same TPT unit. From a hardware point of view, it's solid and well designed. Not the other review about the total combined weight of this unit with a camera on it. It will top 30+ pounds, so you'll need a substantial tripod or stand. We're using a TV cart for one unit, and a studio pedestal for the other. Software included is OK and does the job.... but we've upgraded to a more professional package.

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Asked by: Christopher
You can use the following Autocue device:
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2021-07-16

When this 17" display is connected as a second ...

When this 17" display is connected as a second monitor to a computer, can any software/window from that computer be dragged onto this display (as it could an any normal second display), or does this display only work with the included software?
Asked by: August
The monitor will display whatever you feed it. It will work with programs beyond the software.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-30


i didn't see any remote controls. Is there any that can be used with? Which one recommanded? Thanks
Asked by: CHAHAUT
This Teleprompter comes with PrompterPro 3.0 Teleprompting Software which works with both a Mac and PC. We have Multimedia Controllers from Contour Design that work with the included software and is compatible with both Mac and PC as well. The Shuttle-Xpress would be a great choice.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Does the software support Dual monitors? The software does not mention it.
Asked by: Anonymous
Dual monitor support would be a feature of the computer being used. If the computer supports dual monitors the software can send the signal to both.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is there a stand that this can be used with this?
Asked by: Alan
You can use any number of Tripods with this Teleprompter. E-Image has some very nice options that will work well for you.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2018-08-25


Is this able to be used with the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K?
Asked by: Peter P.
This is a large teleprompter and with the two sets of height rods included, you will be able to use the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera 4K without any problem.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-25


CAN I ALSO USE THIS SETUP TO BE AN OVER/UNDER LENS PROMPTER? I have a Reflecmedia Light Ring for Green Screen. What else would I need to be able to use the included monitor over or under the lens? Perhaps the smaller 15" would be better?
Asked by: Christopher
For the flexibility you need in setting this up, we suggest a free standing model. You can then make over or under as need be. Prompter People Flex FreeStand 15" Teleprompter BH #PRFF15 • MFR #FLEX-FS15
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-07-16


Your recommended accessory tripod is an E-Image EK60AAM, with a weight capacity of 18 pounds. But this rig weighs 23 pounds... without a camera. Are we sure of this?
Asked by: Jeffrey
Hmmm, thanks a great question Jeff, B&H makes recommendations on their own, I'm really not certain why they suggested that tripod. I suggest this: https://<a href= target= _blank ></a>
Answered by: ikan Expert
Date published: 2018-08-25
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