Mashable reports there is a new “teleprompter” application online, called CuePrompter. And just in case you didn’t know, a teleprompter is a machine (computers, nowadays) that scrolls the text a person reads when giving a speech. They’re used by everyone from politicians to talk show hosts to news anchor people.
I’m big on video, and I know there’s some fairly sophisticated video blogging software that includes a teleprompter. But who doesn’t like the idea of a simple, free online service? Now, it’s not without its problem. As Mashable and their source, Download Squad, have noted, it doesn’t seem to like Firefox or Safari on a Mac too well for some advanced features. I tried it on Firefox on Windows and had no trouble with the full screen setting.
Here’s a screenshot of the main interface:
And here’s what the teleprompter function looks like:
I’ll try this for my next video (coming soon) and we’ll see how it goes. I’ll bet it beats manually scrolling through a Word doc with an oversized font!
Once again, that’s CuePrompter.