BEST MINI BUDGET TELEPROMPTER? Ambitful + Parrot app autocue for Sony ZV1 camera and Zoom! REVIEW
So it reads the right way around. I can’t say that. Right way around Under here is the tripod thread and there’s a metal … OHHH. This is the Pronstoor or Ambitful mini teleprompter, it’s, a prompter that you can clip onto the lens of your DSLR camera or, as you will see with my experiment, maybe you can also clip it onto a Sony, ZV1 camera or even a Canon, g7x mark ii or Mark iii Ill be showing you as much of this teleprompter as possible to show you how it works, how it fixes to the camera and what kind of teleprompter apps you can use with the supplied remote control. This is how the Ambitful mini teleprompter arrives. Let’S see what’s inside the box. Look at this. If I told myself when I was a child that I would be unboxing an actual autocue, I think I would have been very excited and it’s like a matte plastic. If I give it a flick …. So it sounds less than premium, but it looks pretty good in real life, and it feels really really light under. Here is the tripod thread and there’s a metal, oh okay, so that’s how it … it … unscrews, I didn’t know if it was like spring loaded or anything and there’s a kind of a rubber pad to grip the phone. But Im really pleased with this there’s. A cold shoe mount on the top. You can pause the video if you’d like to look at these the lens adapters to fix your camera to the teleprompter hood.
These foam covers, if you wanted to film with a phone or tablet and the thing that Im looking forward to the most, I think, which is the remote control Four buttons and a joystick … okay button on the top … and it takes two AAA batteries. Now, Im feeling quite brave or possibly incredibly stupid, but Im gon na put this ring onto my Sony, ZV1 camera. I have a 52mm lens adapter ring, but it’s … it’s stuck on and it’s literally stuck on with a sticky pad. I don’t think this is going to work but Im going to try it anyway, just in case you’re wondering if you can mount an Ambitful teleprompter onto a Sony ZV1 with just a stuck on lens adapter ring so Im recording on the … the Sony as well. Before I inevitably smash the thing you can just slide the hood onto the ring like this, and if I look into the lens Im in really harsh daylight here so it’s, not the best test, we’ll take it indoors and do this properly. In a moment, I thought it might be more picturesque out here now what I love about this is, it actually looks like a TV camera. Now I grew up in the 80s and 90s wanting to work in TV, and this I mean this really looks like a TV camera. Now the entire weight of the teleprompter and my chunky case phone it’s all putting the weight on this ring of double sided.
Sticky tape, I think, having the rugged phone case is probably a good idea if this suddenly tears off and collapses to the ground like … sorry, my dog’s going nuts digging a hole if I suddenly fall out of shot it’s because Ive fallen into Caspers hole here. So the Ambitful mini teleprompter or Pronstoor teleprompter is holding out really well Let’s, get it indoors now. So welcome to the happy hut and I found woah nearly dropped it. I found my old android phone and I put onto this the parrot teleprompter app there’s a link to that in the description. There are all kinds of free prompter, apps Ive got my camera here, hello. This is what the shot looks like before the prompter hood goes onto the camera. Now the trick is to get the ring to slide into the clip on the back. Here, try and get my camera around, so you can see what’s going on there, so it clips on like this and because it’s on this round hood clip you’ve got to kind of straighten the prompter and there I am hello. This is what the picture looks like with the hood on. So to me, this is looking good, but what do you think leave a comment down below? It is so nice to not … … to look at a TV style autocue rather than a tiny lens. So with my parrot, teleprompter app Im going to click on settings and then Im going to turn on mirror mode and then Ill explain how this works just in case you’ve not used the autocue before so in real life on the phone.
This is what it looks like. The writing is all mirrored when I put this in front of the teleprompter. … Ill slide this into the phone holder, and you can see that the mirrorred writing is reflected in the glass. So it reads the right way around. I can’t say that right way around Im going to straighten the teleprompter you’re now seeing me, which is me reading the words and you can also see what I can see, which is what’s coming off the Ambitful teleprompter. The teleprompter also comes with this remote control and there have been a lot of reviews saying it doesn’t work with their particular prompter app, but it seems to be working great with me. So let’s bring the camera around, so you can literally see what Im seeing so. Rather elegantly, I now have my DJI Osmo pocket over my shoulder and I can use the remote control to scroll up and down now. If I zoom in you can see what Ive got on the screen here, this script that comes with the parrot teleprompter app. So, Im just going to read a few lines: the parrot teleprompter app is the companion app for the parrot teleprompter, the world’s most portable and affordable teleprompter use the scripts manager to manage your scripts or add and delete new scripts. You can adjust various scroll settings by selecting the gear icon wow. It feels really …. It feels so much easier to actually deliver to you into the camera lens down the barrel, rather than what I usually do, which is to try and remember what Im trying to say and then Im sort of eye flicking off to the monitor on the side.
To see if Im in focus or check that the thing is recording anyway, it is so much easier and more reassuring to have words in front of me and to make my eyeline meet those words. Now this is incredible. I downloaded the chrome, remote desktop app and Ive, linked it to my computer here and incredibly it’s sending what’s happening on chrome on my computer to my phone now. Obviously I need to make the text supersize, so I can read that straight off my computer screen and I can scroll it with my mouse while Im delivering the script, but I still don’t have the text as a mirror image. You can see it’s back to front so then I got another chrome extension, which is called mirror Ill leave a link in the description Im, not sure how safe this extension is, but it flips the chrome tab to be a mirror image. And now you can see that it is completely the right way round on the teleprompter for me, so I can scroll up and down or even view any web page that I like. The other thing that I can do now is to use the chrome remote desktop to send a zoom call straight to the teleprompter, and that means that I can see my zoom call actually in my eye line right here in front of me. I can maintain eye contact and see all the participants right in front of my camera, so I don’t have to look down or pretend to look at them by looking at my lens, of course, if you want to buy one from amazon, the links are all in The description and Ill put all the links to the apps there as well and Ill change.
Those if I find any better ones. Good luck with your autocue teleprompter Ron, Burgundy style, reading.