Following the introduction of prompting apps that support both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems, Datavideo has unveiled a prompter rig that extends hardware support to Android tablets as well as the iPad and iPad 2, writes David Fox.
The Datavideo TP-300 Prompter Kit includes a new adaptable mounting bracket that can be adjusted to hold virtually any 5-inch to 10.1-inch tablet, in front of or below the lens.
“There are over 100 tablet designs currently in the market and the already diverse range of screen sizes is only likely to increase over the coming year. Datavideo’s latest prompter kit meets this challenge with a very cost-effective new system,” said Allan Leonhardsen, sales and marketing director for the distributor Holdan.
Like its sister product, the iPad-only TP-200 kit, the £330/€399 TP-300 comes with a quick-release camera plate, tablet mounting bracket, two-way reflective glass and black camera snood for a light and flexible production tool.
The TP-300 will be demonstrated for the first time at BVExpo 2012 in London and is claimed to be quick and simple to use. Prepared scripts or cue sheets can be transferred into the free DV prompter app software on the tablet and scrolled automatically or controlled by a user with the wired or wireless remote.