Largest iPad makes ideal long-distance prompter10 September 2016
The new Autocue iPad Pro 12.9-inch Teleprompter uses Apple’s largest iPad as the basis for an affordable, through-the-lens prompting system that can be read up to 4.5 metres away, whereas smaller tablets are suitable for use at no more than 2 metres.
The £1200 system (iPad extra) allows users to control the speed and direction of the prompter using an optional wired control, as well as via an iPhone or iPod Touch. It includes both Mac and PC QStart software so the prompter can also be used in a traditional teleprompter workflow.
Extending the desktop to the iPad allows the option to have a dedicated teleprompter operator, enables quick editing and provides a wider selection of prompter controllers.
The 4.9kg system supports full-sized broadcast and digital cinema cameras lenses with diameters of up to 300mm. The design enables four prompting set ups in one: straight read; through-the-lens; floor stand; and above lens (light ring compatible).
It has a mounting system that fits to all tripods and is fully adjustable to deliver balance without the need for counterweights. The collapsible unit is also easy to transport, with optional carry case and controller accessories available.