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Autocue / Teleprompter : making life easier for on-camera presenters


Cameraperson / autocue operator’s view of autocue.

To help people who need to present a piece to camera – usually with their eyeline direct to camera, like a tv newsreader or social media video presenter – CreationVideo can provide an autocue, or teleprompter as it’s known in the US.

The presenter sees their script, scrolling upwards as they read it, on a monitor placed above the camera lens, or on a glass placed over the camera lens (mirroring a monitor).

The script is on our laptop, with an HDMI output to the monitor. It’s controlled by our autocue operator – or by someone on our client’s team, having had a 15 minute practice.

Autocue makes the presenter’s job much simpler because their script is scrolling at their reading speed – the operator is following them, not the other way around.

So the presenter appears to be looking straight into camera, and can take their time, resulting in a calm and authoritative delivery.

The pictures on this page, from our autocue shoots with clients around the world, show the operator’s and the presenter’s view.


Presenter’s view of over-the-lens autocue

Our client Katherine Brown using autocue for the first time, proving how easy it can be laughing

autocue presenter view

Presenter’s view of autocue

green screen filming

Presenter using autocue – typical office set up, shooting against portable greenscreen

autocue presenter view

Presenter’s view of autocue

Autocue presenter view

Presenter’s view of autocue

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