What’s New in this teleprompter?
The new Triton Series II, T2-17, Teleprompter is the newest addition to the Telmax Products line. The Triton II line adds three great new teleprompters to our line up. The T2-15, T2-17, and T2-19. All three of these teleprompters have the same design and functionality with minimal differences. These differences are the size of of the monitor, beam-splitter mirror, and maximum reading distances.
Why The T2-17 Teleprompter
The T2-17 is the medium size model of the three teleprompters in the Triton series and is a great prompter for most shooting situations. The T2-17 teleprompter has a maximum reading distance of 22 feet (7.5 meters) which is typically adequate for filming in normal size studios, allowing the camera to capture the entire subject. The T2-17 is also great for close up head shots and video blogging.
The T2 Teleprompter is based on it’s predecessor, the Triton, and has all the same features with several improvements. The first and most obvious improvement is the large plastic camera lens enclosure. This change replaced the all-fabric enclosure of the previous Triton version. This new enclosure attaches around the teleprompter mirror, and features a large 8″ X 8″ opening in the back for the camera lens. The enclosure is designed in such a way that most cameras will be able to easily extend the lens past the opening, eliminating the fabric hood from sagging over the lens.
The next improvement is a lighter more versatile aluminum rail system. This reduces the weight of the teleprompter significantly, and the low luster black finish creates a cleaner, nicer look of the teleprompter.
The T2-15 is built on two 15 mm rods with customized blocks and fixtures. This allows the use of all standard 15mm camera accessories.
The system breaks down into small components quickly making it ideal for transportation.
The T2-17 also includes ZaPrompt Pro Teleprompter Software and is licensed to be installed on up to four computers. This dual screen software allows the operator to reverse the image on the teleprompter monitor without having to reverse the image on the primary computer or operator monitor. Thus, the operator is able to read the script upright while the image on the secondary monitor (the teleprompter monitor) is flipped for the mirror on the Teleprompter. The software enables keyboard shortcuts for pausing and playing the text, making rapid changes to the speed and size of the text, changing the margin width and more, all while the text is continually scrolling. The handy book-marking tool returns the monitor to the exact part of the text prior to editing changes, providing for a seamless and error-free flow in the production. ZaPrompt Pro efficiently handles longer texts, breaking them down into smaller chunks and eliminating the need for buffering time. The software supports multiple color text and different fonts, making presentations for multiple readers a snap. ZaPrompt Pro also enables the speaker to run the program without the need for an operator.