Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:48 PM
If that type has been mounted?
thanks in advance
Posted 09 January 2005 - 11:55 AM
Best way I had it mounted was with some industrial velcro on top of a flat rubber lens shade. Also the supplier usually has some (heavy) bracket that will mount to a handle on top of the camera.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:08 PM
The best set up is using either a 6.5" or 9" monitor off of the arm and putting a wireless transmitter up on the low mode plate as well so as to avoid any additional cables. Depending on your prompter supplier, you can either do that or go with one BNC. I use my 12 volt cable out of the Jbox and had the prompter supplier make an xlr to monitor power cable, so its pretty self contained and not too heavy.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:12 PM
As for transmitting the video signal, some telepromters use computer screens instead of video screens, which means that the component signals cannot be transmitted with a Modulus. There are workarounds, but one would have to work it all out with the teleprompter operator beforehand. It has been my experience that the teleprompter ops are stunningly unknowledgeable about the technical aspects of their tools, and are thus utterly useless when it comes to such matters.
Posted 16 November 2005 - 05:51 PM
I have to find a 9" or so LCD that can mount above the lens for a 35mm shoot for tomorrow to interface with an existing prompter situation, so it needs to have video in and 12v XLR for powering through the rig. Best case scenario is some sort of clean way to mount to the top plate and/or 15mm rods with some sort of vertical adjustment possibilities. And hopefully it won't be 10 lbs...anyone got the setup or know where I can find it for rent, please call me: 323-350-8822
Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:21 PM
thinking outside the box, but fryes is open late.....
could you wire an xlr adapter and make something like this work???
most of the baby telepromters that i have been looking at project on the glass inside of a shadow box... so the brightness of one of these might work....
the price is right on some of them.......
Edited by DavidWest, 16 November 2005 - 09:07 PM.
Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:46 PM
Posted 18 November 2005 - 12:14 PM
Job, yes, this prompter doesn't involve the half-mirror concept, as those units tend to use smaller LCD's like 5.6" ones, fine for close proximity work. When 15 feet away as I generally was on this shoot, a larger screen (=larger text) becomes critical, and conveniently the shifted eyeline becomes less critical. It seems that having the eyes focused just slightly above the lens is preferable to slightly below, but at that distance it's unnoticeable anyway.
As a follow-up, the prompter worked very well. It mounted off the 15mm rods from the Steadicam dovetail (I borrowed one of the Bubb plates from Erwin, which was a good choice because of the additional rigidity provided at the rods). Converting the spacing of the non-standard rods to the Arri mini-rod spec took all of the "Lego" in my kit (a record number of dogbones and little bits of rod triangulating out and back again) but once in place, the frame mounted easily and solidly and we could slide the monitor up and down to find the perfect spot above the lens. Steve Graham, the designer of this system came to the prep and was instrumental in making sure everything came together properly. He's spec'd some amazing backlighting into the display so that it is brighter and punchier than anything I'd ever seen (optomized for the black and white nature of text/background, not suitable for presenting video). The 12" monitor and bracketry weighed under 5 lbs, which is impressive considering the size. Obviously one must be prepared for the additional weight on the lens end, but I justified it by thinking of it like a beastly anamorphic--and I was aided in balance by the otherwise unfortunate and accidental circumstance of the LWII being provided with standard, non-lightweight mags.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:23 AM
I have a show coming up that will combine walk/talks as well as live musical performances. Would you recommend this prompter system for such an application? I see that it's not a heavy prompter system...but what about it's size?...kinda bulky for shooting live music maybe?
Curious to know your thoughts.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 11:26 PM
Posted 11 May 2006 - 12:27 AM
Sure there are some limits what you can do, but it might give you new perspective too.
One thing i wonder though, as a viewer we are used to see people that react to someone off-screen, mostly we don't need or want reactions straight into the lens , as that would address the viewer and not the interviewer.
I wonder if it would be a more "natural" look when you place the camera on one side of the teleprompter, obscuring the lens by the same mirror, so people will look slightly off-camera.
You can still use the same setup, with the remote interviewer.