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Do some of you have your own YouTube channel, and you often record a video in which you have to read a rather large amount of text? In order not to memorize the text, not to stutter during shooting, and even look directly into the camera, professionals use special devices that display text directly in front of the camera lens. As a result, it seems to viewers that the announcer knows the text by heart, because he does not read from a piece of paper.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “soarpix.com” will tell you how to make a simple and compact teleprompter based on a smartphone or tablet.
This homemade is quite simple and can be made at home.
Materials needed for homemade.
– Aluminum strip
– Black thick fabric, sheet plywood, photo frame
– Bluetooth remote control < br> – Tripod
– Smartphone or tablet, Android Prompter program
– Steel pin, m4 wing nuts, wood screws, washers
– Furniture hinges
– Spray paint, sandpaper , wood glue. < br> Tools used by the author.
– Sewing machine
– Screwdriver, thin drills
– Hacksaw , circular saw, or jigsaw
– Screwdriver with a set of bits
– Vise, tape measure, marker, file .
So, the main part for the teleprompter will be a simple photo frame with glass.
First of all, you need to remove the glass from the frame and cut out a rectangular piece from thin plywood exactly the same dimensions as the frame.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755737_tpr-011.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> В pilot holes are prepared for the frame and plywood, and it is attached to the plywood base on two loops with self-tapping screws.
Then two rectangular pieces are cut from a thin wooden strip.
These two elements are glued to the front corners of the base, and will serve as lining for the frame, and will also play the role of stops.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755706_tpr-043.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> The next structural element will require an aluminum strip. Holding it in a vice, the master gives it the shape of a U-shaped bracket.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755713_tpr-048.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> The corners at the ends of the strip are rounded off with a file.
The bracket is fitted to the main structure, through holes are marked and drilled on both shoulders.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755741_tpr-060.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755708_tpr-067.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> В holes are made in the frame.
Putting a pair of washers between the bracket and the frame, the master screws in the axial self-tapping screws.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "How to make a portable teleprompter" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755709_tpr-082.jpg"/> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755651_tpr-089.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Between a 45-degree corner is inserted into the frame and base, and marks are placed on the base opposite the holes at the ends of the bracket.
According to the received marks, cuts are made in the glued strips with a file for the m4 hairpin.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755675_tpr-106.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755743_tpr-112.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> < a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755670_tpr-115.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> The hairpin is threaded through the holes in the bracket, washers are put on its ends and wing nuts are screwed on.
Thus, the device will be fixed in the open position.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755722_tpr-132.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> Now you need to paint all surfaces of the product with black matte spray enamel. This coating is needed not so much for aesthetic reasons as for absorbing stray light. If you leave light elements “visible” for the camera lens, then light can be reflected from them, and glare will appear in the frame.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755706_tpr-139.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> So, the frame is ready, now you can insert the glass into place.
Remains make a protective cover. This will require a dense black fabric.
Cutting off unnecessary elements from an old T-shirt, the author folds the fabric into four layers, and cuts out a semblance of a trapezoid from it.
If you have a sewing machine , you can quickly sew seams. Otherwise you will have to sew manually.
Front part of the cover is pulled over the frame, and there is a hole for the camera lens on the back.
Now you need to install Android Prompter or similar program on your tablet or smartphone.
Control the speed of subtitles, fast forward and rewind, and so on. you can use this universal bluetooth remote control .
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755693_tpr-178.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> By connecting the remote control to a smartphone via bluetooth, the program selects the desired font size and color, and also turns on “Mirror” mode.
Here you can expand a compact teleprompter so quickly.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-03/1615755757_tpr-208.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto"> But these teleprompters are on sale.
Thank you the author for the simple construction of a compact teleprompter.
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