How a Teleprompter Works
A teleprompter is a device that allows a speaker to read text while looking directly at a video camera. A typical teleprompter consists of a video camera, projection device, reflective glass, shroud, mounting bracket.
The projection device projects scrolling text onto the glass. If you looked at the text on the projection device, it would look like writing displayed in a mirror. The projection device can be a video monitor. Our products are made to use your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Smartphone as the projection device.
The glass is positioned at a 45-degree angle and reflects the projected image. We use beam splitter glass like other high end teleprompters. Beam splitter glass has a special coating on it that allows some light through it while reflecting some light. The glass allows 70% of the light to be transmitted through the glass and to the camera. Thirty percent of the light is reflected. In this case, the light from the projection device is reflected toward the speaker. This is how text can be reflected and the video camera can photograph the speaker at the same time. The camera does not photograph the image from the projection device.
The shroud plays the role of preventing light from traveling through from the camera side of the glass. This provides an excellent background for the text projected onto the glass.
The mounting bracket holds the video camera, projection device, reflective glass, and shroud. It integrates all of these components and attaches to a tripod.
Featured Case Study
Brian Katzung, from the Business Resources in Northbrook, Illinois, talks about how a highly-capable video studio can be built with a modest budget and operated by one person. This video is the second in a two part case study. The R810-10 Teleprompter and PromptSmart teleprompter application were used to produce this video. Click the image above to view the recording.
Robyn Oglesby, from macsources.com, performed a review of our R810-10 and posted it on YouTube. Click the image above to view the video and read other testimonials.