Using an online teleprompter can save you quite a bit of time because it’s readily accessible using any internet-connected device with a web browser. There’s nothing to download or install, and your scripts are available anywhere.
You can use a teleprompter while:
Recording in a professional video production environment
Participating in online meetings
Giving a live talk
Recording a podcast/audiobook
Professionals use teleprompters because it saves recording time and editing costs, and helps you confidently present information to your audience and customers.
You can use them while recording videos for your customers, live streams, zoom meetings, and more.
Choose your lights
Lighting is extremely important but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to invest in expensive lighting equipment right away. Positioning your recording setup in front of a window, in a well-lit room will suffice.
The editing process doesn’t have to be scary. There are online tools you can use or popular apps like iMovie or Windows Video Editor. There are thousands of free tutorials on Youtube you can check out.
Choose teleprompter hardware
Depending on what camera you’ve decided to shoot with, there’s a wide range of teleprompter hardware to choose from. There are teleprompters made specifically for phones and others that attach to camera lenses.
Because Speakflow runs in the browser, it is compatible with any teleprompter hardware that can hold a phone or tablet.
Here are the 5 steps:
Step 1: Set up your camera
Set up your camera at a comfortable height, level with your (or your presenter’s) eyes. Also ensure that the lighting isn’t too harsh and lights the subject in a complementary way.
Step 2: Attach your teleprompter hardware
Step 3: Set up your microphone
Ensure your microphone is within 3 feet of the presenter. You want the mic to be as close as possible without being in frame of the video (unless that is your intention!).
Step 4: Load your script on your phone or tablet (via Speakflow.com)
Speakflow works in the browser, so it runs on your phone, tablet, laptop, etc. Just go to speakflow.com, sign in and Present the script.
If you’re using Speakflow’s voice-activated feature, you’ll want to open Speakflow on two devices — one to use in the teleprompter hardware and one to have near the presenter.
The one that’s near the presenter will pick up their voice and automatically scroll both devices as they speak. As the presenter speaks the device that’s in the teleprompter will scroll as they read the script.
This all happens automatically, just open the script on 2 more devices and Speakflow will sync across all of the devices.
Step 5: Begin recording!
Hopefully, this guide was helpful, if you have any questions just reach out and we’d be happy to help you out!