As the industry continues its migration from baseband SDI to packet-based Internet Protocol (IP) workflows, operators and system engineers have had to rethink the way many of the tradition pieces of a production studio—like routers, cameras and prompting systems—fit together and are used as part of an overall pro
Of all the behind-the-scenes technology used in studio and field productions, the teleprompter is perhaps the least obvious yet most important piece of gear to the success of a newscast or video production. That’s because maintaining direct eye contact with the audience is the most powerful and accurate way t
Although some might think otherwise, presidential hopeful Donald Trump likes to use a Teleprompter for major speeches, such as the one he gave at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland in July. In fact, Trump travels with his own prompter operator that he’s been using since the Republican p
While they are not sexy to look at or technically sophisticated when compared to other tools, TelePrompTers have saved more than a few careers in the news and television production business. Prompting systems generally consist of a dedicated computer running software, a Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) active-matrix display screen in front
TeleScript TECHi lets you turn any iOS device, particularly an iPad, into a fully functioning teleprompter, directed by its own hardware controller, and capable of being mounted on any camera tripod or pedestal.
The Interrotron is a variation of the teleprompter and used to interview subjects. Rather than seeing text over the camera’s lens, the on-camera interviewee sees the face of the person asking the questions.
CueScript, a veteran provider of prompting solutions, has expanded its product line with a full range of new software, prompting displays and accessories for all broadcast and video production needs. This includes a new software line— CueiT Premier, CueiT Production and CueiT News—as well as its new EMC 15-onch and
Teleprompters go back to the earliest days of television. The idea came from an actor named Fred Barton Jr. who conceived the teleprompter as a means of helping television performers who had to memorize long dramatic scripts in a short amount of time.
Real-time closed captioning gives viewers who need it instantaneous access to live news, sports and entertainment broadcasts. For viewers to see captions within two to three seconds of the words being spoken on air, the process has historically relied on operators trained to write at speeds of over 225 words per
Working with older storage technology, here we mean small gauge film, is a challenge requiring special techniques. In this concluding segment of a three-part series, we examine image quality differences that may result in when transferring Super 8 and 8mm film to video.
Aaron Sims Creative, a full-service creative boutique for cinematic visual effects based in Los Angeles, has adopted Litepanels’ all-new Gemini 2x1 LED soft panel with precision color control and a broad array of dynamic lighting and cinematic effects for versatility in creating unique lighting setups.
Since 2005, Austrian community television channel, Okto TV, has helped a wide, varied range of groups to create exciting and engaging programming to bring their ideas, interests and insights to new audiences across the country. When the time came to upgrade its standard definition infrastructure, the Okto team had to design
When making a checklist of essential equipment for a recording studio, most prospective buyers cite only the gear that handles the audio. In many cases, little attention is paid up-front to non-audio staples that are needed by every studio. These “comfort” items tend to send many budgets over the top.