DEFINE THE PURPOSE AND USE OF A TELEPROMPTER
PEDESTAL AND CAMERA HEAD
Given information, illustrations
pedestal and camera head.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledges by responding to
the multiple-choice test covering terms, use and theory of operation of
teleprompter, pedestals and camera heads.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE AND USE OF A TELEPROMPTER
Teleprompters that are used in Army studios fall under two areas:
mechanical and an electrical mechanical, which is a video feed. Both types
can be attached to the front of your studio cameras.
The video prompter
uses a video monitor and is a simple camera system.
In the mechanical system you must ensure that the gears in the box are
well greased. This must be done for two reasons. First, if a gear squeaks
too loudly during a production, and can be picked up by a microphone used in
the show, it will destroy the show.
The second reason is that the noise
could affect your video by the vibration, making your video useless to
record. There is one other problem that may happen; your electrical ground
on the mechanical prompter may short cut your camera, if it is mounted on
the front of your studio camera.
The video prompter system will give your studio a better mobility.
However problems may arise that would be as hard to fix as the studio camera
itself, because the video prompter has a power supply, video DA cables,
video monitor and camera, plus the mechanical device that rolls your script.