Apps & Software
There are plenty of apps out there. A word of caution with Android apps: they are simply not as advanced as Apple apps unfortunately. The Android versions have some bad reviews due to their lack of reliability, so we always recommend the use of Apple apps if possible.
- Nano Teleprompter
- PromptSmart Pro (has quite some negative reviews relating to the voice recognition system)
- Teleprompter Premium (please note the remote controlling option is not as good with Android as it is with iOS).
There are many other apps, so take some time and test them out. Let us know if you come across any new apps or hidden gems we haven’t seen yet :)
Yes, you can! but it depends on the third party app you are using.
If you are using Teleprompter Premium or Promptsmart Pro, then yes. You can link the two devices, typically iPad and iPhone, via bluetooth or wifi. You can remotely control the text speed, size, upload scripts, etc.
Yes. The text will reflect off the Beamsplitter Glass, so it needs to be “reversed”. An app will reverse the text for you, allowing you to read the script while it’s scrolling down.
No, our teleprompters don’t include an app. We’ve specialised in the hardware.
No, we do not. However familiar we are with the various apps, we are not the makers of the software. We have a lot of experience using apps and are comfortable sharing our knowledge, but we recommend contacting the app developers directly for questions.
Yes, the thin film optical coating provides the reflective surface for the script. Also, ordinary glass has a green tint which will affect all your footage. The beamsplitter glass is colour-neutral.
- Place it on a soft surface. You can use the glare cover provided in the prompt-it® MAXI or FLEX kit.
- Take the ammonia-free spray bottle from the cleaning kit and spray once or twice on the beamsplitter glass. Using the squeegee, push backwards and forwards, up and down the glass to clean it. Make sure that the surface is completely dry before cleaning the other side of the glass.
- Lay the black beamsplitter glass sleeve next to the beamsplitter glass and slide the beamsplitter glass back in the sleeve, carefully, without putting fingerprints back on the glass.
For the MINI, use ammonia-free windex or ammonia free window cleaning agent (not included) and the supplied cleaning cloth.
Your prompt-it® Teleprompter comes with a beamsplitter glass cleaning kit. To ensure your beamsplitter glass stays clear, it will need to be carefully and regularly cleaned.
- NEVER use ammonia-based cleaning agents, strong alkalis, acids, detergents with fluoride or solvents on your glass as they can damage the special coating.
- Always use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe any spots.
- Keep the glass spot-free & dry. Spots will stain the special coating. If any liquid falls on the glass, clean it off immediately. Otherwise you will end up with dirty circles on your glass.
- Clean the glass after every use. This ensures it stays clean and free of stains.
- Don’t handle with greasy or dirty fingers.
Always keep the beamsplitter glass in a dry and UV-protected environment. We strongly recommend you keep the beamsplitter glass in the supplied black protective sleeve whenever it is not in use. It is not recommended to put any kind of stickers on the beamsplitter glass because you can damage the coating when removing the sticker.
We sell replacement glass for the FLEX and MAXI, just click the link to place an order Replacement Glass. We do not supply replacement glass for the MINI.
The glass used with prompt-it® Teleprompters has dual view with reflection and transmission of light. 70% light transmission and 30% reflection (70T/30R). It has an optical thin-film coating on one side that reflects and transmits light waves that fall upon it at a specific ratio. prompt-it® beamsplitter glass is high quality and true-to-source colour of both reflected and transmitted light. prompt-it® beamsplitter glass is also specially designed both for interior and exterior applications. The process to create this special glass is complicated and time-consuming, therefore it is expensive and should be treated with care (like your camera lens).
If you are standing very close (within 50cm to 1m of the glass), and your tablet brightness is set to maximum, you will see slight ghosting. This is normal. Decrease the brightness of your tablet and step back to a reasonable distance (approx. 2m) and the ghosting will no longer be visible. If the doubling of the text is still really visible, then you may have the glass set up the wrong way around.
The sticker magic
Up until 2021, we put a blue dot on the corner of the glass. The side of the blue dot is the side that faces the talent (the human presenting).
After 2021, we added two little stickers, on each side of the glass. One sticker has a smily face, the other a camera icon. So it is easy for you to figure out which side is which.
Lost the sticker?
A simple reflection test on the glass will indicate which side faces the camera and which side faces the presenter. Put your fingernail against the bottom of the beamsplitter glass. If there is a gap between your nail and the reflection (about 3mm) of your nail, then that side faces the camera. If you turn the glass around and do the same process, then your fingernail should be right against the reflection (no gap); this side faces the presenter.
Still not sure? Watch this:
The results are better. You can stand closer to the teleprompter and your audience will not see your eyes moving so much from left to right. The glass is also more portable, lighter and stronger.
Compatible tablets & screens
The mini is designed for Smartphones, NOT tablets. The biggest size smartphone that will fit on the Prompt-it MINI is 14.9cm x 9cm.
The Prompt-it MAXI holds smartphones and tablets up to 26cm x 19cm in its tray. It can be used with the iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad 4, iPad3, iPad2, iPad Retina, iPad mini, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7″, iPhone, iPod touch and many more.
The MAXI is NOT compatible with iPad Pro 12.9″ which is larger than the tray.
The Prompt-it FLEX Teleprompter can take tablets up to 30cm length (portrait mode). This means you can fit the iPad Pro 12.9″ on the FLEX.
Maxi Glare Cover
Without the glare cover, all lights (ceiling, studio lights, etc.) will show reflections on the beamsplitter glass and your video will look bad. The glare cover prevents these reflections.
The large pocket on top of the MAXI glare cover can hold a rigid piece of cardboard or thin plastic (not included) to eliminate any drooping of the glare cover in front of the lens.
Order & shipping
Yes, we will ship to most countries worldwide. If you are trying to order and your country is not listed in the check out page, please contact us so we can check for you.
Well, this depends how far you are ;)
We will prepare and ship out your order within 48 hours, and it should arrive within 1 to 2 business days after shipping if you are located in the METRO area of Australian major cities. For countryside/remote areas, it will vary depending on the courier chosen.
We prefer to ship with Australia Post.
Tripods, stands & rigs
Yes, but you will need a “rig” setup. But each setup is different, so we put together a variety of rig systems that will work depending on your setup. Check them out here. Our rigs are high quality, non-proprietary, rigs which are well priced. If you currently have a rig system, simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions before mounting your prompt-it® teleprompter on the rig.
No, unless you are purchasing one of our bundles. Why, we hear you scream! Well, not everyone needs a stand or tripod, so including one with every teleprompter would be a waste of money. In addition, shipping of stands and tripods increase the shipping costs quite a bit.
But happy news: we have created some great bundles with tripods or stands that are just perfect matches for the Prompt-it Teleprompters. Check out our bundles here.