Monday, September 22, 2008

Free Teleprompter Software!

If you are on a tight budget and want to try out a free teleprompter package, there is Prompt! - a free full featured Teleprompter software package. With Prompt!, you can import text scripts, set the font size of the prompter, the scroll speed, and the control method (keyboard or mouse).

It is easy to use, and a great tool to have.

To download the Prompt! teleprompter software, click the appropriate link below:
Prompt for Windows
Prompt for Mac

By placing the laptop computer between the talent and the camera, the talent can read text from the top of the laptop screen and still appear to be looking at the camera if the camera is far enough back using a long lens. Trial and error is the key to getting a natural look to this process but the further the camera is from the subject, the better. If the talent will be controlling their own scrolling then mouse control is the best and if you have long mouse cord, that's even better. There is a built-in function to allow someone else to control the speed by using the keyboard or mouse. Use both if you like. For those traditionalists, Prompt! will also flip the text for use on a half mirror.
Learn how to use the prompter here. See a demo here.
Enjoy!

2 comments:

La Mexicana said...

i'd love to try this software. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Thanks.

Because of you I tried the demo version and bought the full version for only Fourty bucks!

Thanks again,

Ralph B