Glide Gear TMP-500 Tripod & Shoulder Mount Tablet/Phone Teleprompter

Glide Gear TMP-500 Tripod & Shoulder Mount Tablet/Phone Teleprompter

Glide Gear TMP-500 Tripod & Shoulder Mount Tablet/Phone Teleprompter

B&H # GLTMP500 MFR # TMP-500
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Product Highlights

  • 15mm Rod-Based Folding Tablet Prompter
  • Use Mounted on Tripods and Shoulder Rigs
  • Supports Almost All Tablets and Phones
  • Adjustable and Collapsible 70/30 Glass
  • 12 ft Reading Range
  • Vertically Adjustable Camera Platform
  • Supports Cameras from Small to Large
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Tripod Mount Threads
  • Zippered Nylon Carry Case Included
  • Hood Included
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  • 1Description

The Glide Gear TMP-500 is a portable tablet teleprompter that can be used tripod-mounted or attached to a shoulder rig. The TMP-500 is capable of supporting almost every tablet and smartphone out there thanks to a highly adjustable tablet grip.

The TMP-500 is a 15mm rod-based prompter, comprised of a few components attached on a pair of 14" LWS rods. The tablet grip consists of two components that can be moved closer together or farther apart along the rods to provide between 2.5 to 9.5" of length space for your device (when held in landscape mode), so both small and large devices are supported. You can use your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, Galaxy s7, and pretty much any other device except for larger size tablets. The iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro aren't supported because the maximum supported width the brackets on the side of the prompter allow is 10.5".

The TMP-500 features a 70/30 beamsplitter glass, which is large enough to fully capture the screen of any phone or tablet that falls within the supported 9.5" height and 10.5" width space of the tablet grip. The beamsplitter glass offers a 12 ft reading range and is up/down adjustable to make reading the text off of it easier for your talent. It is also fully collapsible for storage or transport in an included zippered Nylon carry case. A hood is also included that secures to the rear of the beamsplitter glass to cover your lens and protect the image quality of your recordings. Any prompting software that your tablet supports can be used. These can be found online at sites like the App Store and Google Play.

Among the few components of the prompter is a two-in-one camera mount/tripod mount module that secures onto the rear end of the rods. On the bottom this module features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting threads allowing for attachment on any standard tripod. On top is a camera mount platform with a 1/4"-20 camera mount thumbscrew that screws in from underneath. The way this module attaches onto the rod clamp of the rods allows it to be vertically adjusted to support different camera sizes, ranging from small camcorders and DSLRs to mid-size models. The camera plate supports up to 10 lb loads.

For tripod mounted use, just attach the prompter on a tripod and you're good to go. For use with a shoulder rig, the TMP-500 offers various options. You can use it with pretty much any 15mm rod-based shoulder rig. If you have a rig that supports additional rods in front for matte boxes, you can simply install the prompter's rods, and the prompter will sit securely on the front of the rig. The prompter's rods are threaded on both ends, so if you have a rig with threaded rods, you can just screw the prompter's rods onto the rig's rods. In this setup also the prompter will sit securely on the front of the rig.

In all of these scenarios, you're free to remove the camera plate module from the prompter's rods and mount it on the rig's rods. Wherever possible, you can also remove the camera plate module completely and instead use the rig's camera plate. And, you can adjust the different components of the prompter along the rods to allow for the most comfortable setup. These different setups have been tested successfully by Glide Gear to work securely and are especially comfortable if you mount a counterweight on the back of your rig.

Key Features
  • 15mm rod-based portable folding tablet teleprompter
  • Designed to be used tripod-mounted or attached to a shoulder rig
  • Supports almost every tablet/phone from 2.5 - 9.5" in length (in landscape mode) and 10.5" in width
  • Up/down adjustable and fully collapsible 70/30 beamsplitter glass
  • 12 ft reading range
  • Zippered Nylon carry case included for storage or transport
  • Hood included
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 tripod mount threads
  • Vertically adjustable camera mount platform with a 1/4"-20 camera mount thumbscrew
  • Support different camera sizes, from small camcorders and DSLRs to mid-size models up to 10 lb
UPC: 646437182102
In the Box
Glide Gear TMP-500 Tripod & Shoulder Mount Tablet/Phone Teleprompter
  • 1/4"-20 Thumbscrew
  • Hood
  • Carry Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Rod Type 15 mm diameter
    (Pair spaced standard LWS 60 mm apart)
    Beamsplitter 70/30
    Reading Range 12 ft (3.6 m)
    Dimensions Overall (When Collapsed):
    Approx. 14 x 15 x 5" (36 x 38 x 12.7 cm)

    Rod Length:
    14" (36 cm)
    Weight 5 lb (2.3 lb)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.25 x 14.1 x 5.1"
    TMP-500 Tripod & Shoulder Mount Tablet/Phone Teleprompter is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for the price Thisis an awesometeleprompter for the price.It is made of quality well-made metal parts and seems to actually belong on a professional film set.It looks like it is made to last instead of being something that has the functionality but not the ease of use and durability. It includes a case, which the others do not (a huge bonus in my opinion). Some of the best features are the adjustable camera mount, both vertical and horizontal, made of metal and adjustable with thumbscrews, and ablack cloth that is attached to the frame itself. It looks professional, has elastic to fit around camera, and doesn't look like it was purchased from the local fabric store. All in all, I would say this is a great product!
    Date published: 2017-03-24
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's ok, but needs improvement I bough this last week for a shoot but after testing I decided not to use it and I bought another teleprompter. I will do the job, but there are some drawbacks: 1) the screen cannot be set in the exact way I want it, so there are no adjustments. I my case this means the talent will not see the full screen in the mirror and 2) I can see some vignetting on the top when I film with a wide angle (18 up to 24mm). I also don't like the sharp corners in the metal as it easily hurts your hand when you are handling the camera.
    Date published: 2017-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One and done. This is all you need. Built well, very portable and great price. I don't know why you would pay more? I really like that I can mount it on my tripod or use it with the shoulder rig. I'm very happy with this product and would recommendit any day. had it for 5 months now with regular use and it's still holding up.
    Date published: 2017-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product For The Money......Super Value I'm always a little cautious when purchasing a product that seems to good to be true. This is the case with the Glide Gear TMP500. I needed a mobile teleprompter that I could use in the field with a shoulder rig. I have been using this now for 3 months and am blown away by the build quality and the inexpensive price. I have purchased a few Glide Gear products in the last few years and have always been happy with the products. The prices seem so reasonable and I wonder how they do it. Highy recommended.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Used this about 15 times so far. If your lens even thinks about coming near the glass on the inside, you'll do irreversible damage. It scratches way too easily. The angle isn't great. Only the top of the glass is visible.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. The teleprompter is a good tool and easy to operate. It took us a while to get it set up but overall it was a great purchase.
    Date published: 2017-08-03
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