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WEVA News Minute: ikan's Portable Teleprompter
August 03, 2005

Sarasota, FL - Whether you’re shooting a Bar Mitzvah Concept Video or a corporate “talking head” a teleprompter could be just the thing for your on-camera talent. But what if you’re on a tight budget?

Ikan Corporation now offers a low-cost solution called the PT1000. It’s a small, lightweight and portable teleprompter kit ($699) that mounts on camcorders, including DV/HDV units, via the camcorder's hotshoe. The kit comes with an 8-inch LCD display, and the prompting software.

WEVA NEWS MINUTE producer Bruce Himmelblau found the teleprompter was easy to set up and worked well for his on-camera subject when he gave it a trial-run. He tested the kit in conjunction with the V8000T 8-inch ikan monitor.

To view the PT1000 software in action Click Here! (Allow for QuickTime Download). To see additional video of how the teleprompter kit works (and looks) with the ikan monitor configured Click Here!

Since it doesn’t have large bulky mirrors typical of traditional teleprompters, the PT1000 can be used when shooting hand-held. The teleprompter features infrared control, horizontal and vertical flip, universal mounting kit, includes VGA and Video inputs, and weighs about 1.8lbs. The unit also comes with a car adapter. Optional accessories include the Battery Box ($24.95) and Battery Box with charger ($89.95). For more information visit ikan Corporation.
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