Autoscript Prompters Brighten Up NAB
Autoscript’s 17-inch LED17TFT-BLW System wide angle, on-camera prompter hits NAB this year along with an improved version of the 8-inch TFT on-camera prompter.
The latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system offers instant warm-up to full brightness, unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output. In addition, the LED17TFT-BLW comes with a wide-angle hood, making it a good fit for news or studio-based productions.
The LED17TFT-BLW comes equipped with an Eco +Plus+ feature that saves power when no active video is present and includes a preset LCM (Low Consumption Modes) feature for use with camera utility power-outlets, built-in dimmable Tally Light with Opto Sensor input and repeat output, illuminated control panel for easy visibility in dark studio conditions and optional HD-SDI input.
“We are very excited to feature the wide angle LED17TFT-BLW, the latest in LED technology at this year’s NAB Show,” says Brian Larter, president & managing director, Autoscript. “The superior light distribution of the LED17TFT-BLW wide angle delivers higher contrast levels and an overall picture quality that improves on current technology that has received rave reviews since its introduction.”
The LED17TFT-BLW uses significantly less power than existing TFTs, thereby increasing the monitor’s efficiency, which is particularly important for teleprompter monitors powered from the camera head.
“The benefits of the LED technology that Autoscript is utilizing far outweigh those of fluorescent back-lit monitors,” adds Larter. “LED technology has major advantages for display longevity, performance, reliability and ‘green’ energy savings all which significantly help with a broadcaster’s bottom line.”
As for the 8-inch TFT unit, Gary Cooper, Autoscript, key account manager, says it solves one of the key issues in field prompters: power consumption. It can also be ready for upwards of nine-feet away thanks to a bright display.
“It’s a great little system to fight the elements and it is light and portable,” he says. “It also has multi-lingual conversion so it can be a great product for everyone around the world.”