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 to deliver a news story. Not having a prompter can block the effective delivery of a message.
Mirror Image Teleprompter’s newest 15-inch LCD field prompter is at home in both indoor and outdoor applications.
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 primaries.
Local NBC affiliate KTVH, in Helena, Montana, has upgraded its teleprompting capabilities with new Autoscript’s WinPlus Newsroom Prompting software, which offering both prompting and ancillary data for closed captioning.
Autocue and NewTek demonstrated the interoperability between NDI-enabled applications and other devices at IBC 2016. The two broadcast companies connected and ran Autocue’s QStart teleprompting software, located in the Vitec Videocom booth, 12.E65, to the NewTek booth, 7.K11, at opposite ends of the RAI Exhibition Center.
Looking to make its popular QStart teleprompting software available to more production professionals, Autocue is offering the unlimited version of its Windows-based product available for free. The idea, according to the company, is to show how teleprompting can save a production time and money. Effective July 1, 2016, Autocue’s entry-level Windows/OS QStart software is free to all users with or without hardware.