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What is the Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter?
Parrot transforms your smartphone into a miniature teleprompter, and it is compatible with most smartphones, including iPhones and Android-powered devices.
Take the Parrot Teleprompter anywhere your videos take you. No more memorizing lines or looking down at your script.
With the Parrot Teleprompter, you can speak naturally while looking directly at the lens and interact directly with your audience. The kit includes 13 different mounting rings, so the versatile portable Parrot Teleprompter can mount to Padcaster for iPad, Padcaster Verse for smartphones, and almost any standard DSLR video camera.
"The ability to engage with our audience by looking directly at the camera without memorizing lines is invaluable."
Zee PoerioK-8 Technology Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA
Frequently Asked Questions
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Is a Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter easy to use?
Yes! The Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter is intuitive to use, and comes with an illustrated instruction sheet if you have questions.
What devices can I use to run the teleprompter?
The Parrot teleprompter is compatible with all smartphones including iPhone and Android. The phone does not need a SIM card as long as you are able to connect to the app store to download the app.
The Padcaster Parrot Teleprompter can be mounted to Padcaster for iPad, Padcaster Verse for Phones, and almost any standard DSLR video camera.
How do I get the Parrot app for iPhone?
Head on over to the App Store!
How do I get the Parrot app for Android?
Head on over to the Google Play Store !
Can I control the Padcaster Parrot teleprompter while I’m speaking?
The Padcaster Parrot™ Remote connects with the teleprompter over Bluetooth and allows you to control the teleprompter while you’re speaking. You can control the size and the speed of the text remotely.
How do I know which Parrot teleprompter mounting ring to use?
It's usually very easy to determine the outside diameter of your camera's lens. Start by looking at the front or side of the lens. If you see a number that starts with the character symbol Ø, for example Ø49mm written on your lens, it simply means that the lens has 49mm threads to screw on a filter that is 49mm in diameter.
Can I use the Parrot Teleprompter with a wide angle lens?
Teleprompters in general don't work very well with wide angle lenses because you get some vignetting. (The edges of the teleprompter show up in the video.) With that said the Parrot is so compact that you can easily record video on a full frame camera with a 32mm focal length. I have a mirrorless 1.5 focal length camera and I can get it down to 16mm with no vignetting.