8 important factors to consider whilst choosing a Teleprompter
The Teleprompter (also known as an autocue) has been supporting producers of live presentations for many years. Reading lines of a script without having to memorise it is a huge help to all presenters. Today digital content creation is required by every company, business and organisation. Camera and video equipment can produce better results than they ever have before, but to get the best out of your equipment, they need to be supported by the best accessories.
When it comes to selecting a professional teleprompter, here is a list of things that you should be considering.
- Robust construction: A teleprompter is a piece of equipment that’s going to be handled very regularly. It needs to be able to be moved repeatedly and be sturdy enough for continuous use.
- Innovative software: The autocue you choose should feature software that displays text that suits all your requirements.
- Remote control: While reading at a distance, it is essential that a teleprompter operator is able to control the device remotely.
- Smartphone and tablet connection: Those considering a teleprompter should ensure that the model they choose is compatible with their particular smartphone and/or tablet.
- Cost-effectiveness: Your new teleprompter must provide good value for money, whilst being able to produce highly professional results. Make sure you aren’t compromising on features or construction that may be essential to you.
- Weight: We’re all familiar with a cost budget, but there’s also the weight budget to think about. How often will you be transporting your kit, and what does it all weigh?
- Tripod connection: Shooting in different locations will require your teleprompter to be at variable heights. This could mean that you aren’t always able to get the shot you want. However, with an autocue that can be tripod mounted, you’ll have much greater control over your shots.
- Compatibility with larger-scale cameras: You may require high definition TV or video quality footage, and this may mean you have a large camera to contend with. If not now, is this a feature you might require in the future? It’s worth considering this question now and choosing a teleprompter that is suitable for you both now, and into the future.
The Leeventi teleprompter is a professional piece of technology that ticks all eight of the above criteria. We’ve created what we believe to be the perfect autocue for today’s content creators.