FAQs about the Universal Teleprompter
1. How do I assemble the teleprompter? If you would like to view, download, and/or print directions for the R810-10 Teleprompter, click here, for the R810-10.1 Teleprompter, click here, for the R812-2, R812-3, and R812-4 Teleprompters, click here, or for the r812-2.1 Teleprompter, click here.
2. How big is the teleprompter? The teleprompter is 13.5" x 11.25" x 8".
3. What is the reflective qualities of the glass? The beam splitter glass allows 70% visible light transmission (VLT). It reflects the image from the iPad, iPhone, Adroid tablet, or Smartphone, but also allows the video camera to capture the image on the other side of the glass.
4. What should I do if the words are difficult to read? Go into the Settings of the projection device (iPad, Android tablet, iPhone, or Smartphone) and turn up the brightness. Make sure the black cloth seals off any light from entering behind the reflective glass.
5. Does the fabric come with the teleprompter? Yes, it comes with the black fabric. Some of the photos do not show the fabric on it for the purpose of showing you how it works. The fabric is attached with Velcro, so it can be easily removed and stored. Depending on the type of video camera that you have, you may want to make some adjustments to the fabric. For example, if your camera has a large lens, you may want to cut a hole in the fabric and stick only the lens through it rather than cover the whole camera.
6. What do I use to clean the reflective glass? Sometimes using a lint free cloth is sufficient to remove dust from the glass. The bag that comes with Oakley glasses can work very well to remove dust and smudges from the glass. If something more is needed, use a mild window cleaner such as Windex, Glass Plus, etc. These types of cleaners work well with a clean soft lint free cloth. It is NOT recommended that you use anything abrasive. The frequency of cleaning will not affect the glass in any way. Using a window cleaner may result in streaks. We have rinsed the window cleaner streaked glass with water and wiped it off with great success. You may want to remove the framed glass from the teleprompter before rinsing it with water.
7. Which tripod would you recommend? Don't buy the cheapest or the most expensive tripod. Somewhere in between is good. The $30-50 on sale range usually works. Between the teleprompter, tablet, and camera, you will have 6-8 pounds on the tripod. Make sure the head of the tripod can be secured into position on all axis. If the tripod has a quick release plate, make sure it fits securely in place without being sloppy. Stay away from the Manfrotto tripods. It is not because they aren't any good, it's just because the design of the head does not work well with the R810-10 Teleprompter.
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.
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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.