A teleprompter can be really helpful when filming YouTube videos. Especially if you want to ramble off a bunch of tech specs or details about a product that would take a long time to memorize. Using a teleprompter allows me to maintain eye contact with the camera while recording way fewer takes for any given video segment. The time saved recording and editing less takes with a teleprompter easily justifies the upfront investment for the hardware!
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Choosing a Teleprompter
One of challenges I faced when starting my YouTube channel is that teleprompters appear to be a bit of a niche item. Some of the major manufacturers, like Prompter People, have a real dated style of marketing. They rarely list full technical specifications, often ommitting detailed promtper dimensions, accurate prompter weight (for tripod sizing), native monitor panel resolutions, or even just photos of the attachment mechanisms.
This is why I decided to make a few teleprompter YouTube videos! There is certainly a surge in the last year or so of people setting home offices and home studios whether for online business presentations or YouTube. I think having a bit more detailed information can help people plan their space and purchases more easily.
Posted By Ben
Ben is a software architect and developer who loves all things tech. When he's not at work he likes to play with computer tech, home automation and video production.