Teleprompters used to be a special item in a production budget, an extra daily cost for any shoot that often required a dedicated owner/operator on the set. Today, with the emergence of tiny video cameras and smartphones, teleprompters have dramatically fallen in price and usability.
Digital Alert Systems (DAS) and DigIt Signage Technologies have joined forces to interface the ChyTV HD-EAS system with television, public information and digital signage displays. The solution works with the DAS series of approved EAS/CAP flexible emergency communications devices.
Teleprompting is a key area that lends itself well to REMI workflows. The good news is that advances in IP prompting technology have answered many of operators’ concerns about reliability and latency.
The UK company aQ Broadcast Limited has released a mobile version of its QScript prompting software called QScript.app that provides script and rundown information to on-air presenters on hand-held devices.
On Oct. 4th, Pittsburgh, Penn.-based NEP Group, a provider of outsourced production services, recently held a ribbon cutting on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh to open a new production facility called Pitt Studios that will support the production of the school’s college athletics telecasts.
Padcaster’s Parrot teleprompter turns a standard smartphone into a compact prompting system for nearly any DSLR, video camera, smartphone or iPad. Parrot allows the talent to speak naturally while looking into the lens and interacting directly with the audience.