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Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
Finally, a compact and affordable teleprompter for camcorders, and DSLR cameras. Perfect for video professionals, bloggers, Indy films, and more.
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The Parrot | A compact teleprompter for DSLR cameras

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Thanks to the 685 backers who made the Parrot Teleprompter a success! If you missed the campaign you can still order the Parrot Teleprompter from our website at www.ParrotTeleprompter.com

New Stretch Goals!

The Parrot Remote $65,000

The Parrot Teleprompter App $50,000

All the best features elegantly placed into one app for the Parrot Teleprompter. Manage scripts, adjust font size, scroll speed, colors, and much much more!

The Parrot Teleprompter

Parrots have always been great at mimicking your speech, but this parrot can deliver your lines. The Parrot Teleprompter is an affordable, compact, and professional teleprompter designed for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

If you have ever tried memorizing lines for a video you know how much time goes into filming multiple takes, and then editing out all the mistakes.

Professionals use teleprompters which results in a higher quality polished look. Teleprompters allow the subject to look directly at the camera which ensures proper eye contact. Other methods result in an obvious lack of genuine eye contact and warmth.

How is the parrot teleprompter different?

The parrot teleprompter has been carefully designed to be portable and functional. By reducing the size and eliminating unnecessary components we were able to make the parrot teleprompter affordable for professional and Indy film makers alike.

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How does it work?

The Parrot teleprompter utilizes a special two way beam splitter mirror to display text from a smartphone to the reader and at the same time it allows the camera to see through it while the text remains invisible to the camera.

How the Parrot Teleprompter works
How the Parrot Teleprompter works
How to use the lens cap holder
How to use the lens cap holder

How do you use it?

The Parrot teleprompter is easy to set up and easy to use. Here are the steps:

1. Remove the protective hood cover

2. Pull down the phone clamp and insert a smartphone (The integrated rubber grip and clamp springs will secure the phone in place)

3. Remove the protective adapter cover

4. Screw the integrated 77mm adapter onto your camera lens. (If your camera lens is a different size it will require a lens adapter.)

How to use the Parrot Teleprompter
How to use the Parrot Teleprompter

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 Who is it for?

The Parrot teleprompter can be used by anyone who is filming a subject with a script. Some ideas would include an on site news anchor, wedding videos, on stage performers, indy film makers, video bloggers, instructional videos, documentary films, professionals video shoots, and even Kickstarter videos!

How can I find my lens size?

If your camera does not have a 77 mm lens don't worry. We offer adapter for standard lens sizes. (We will gather this information upon funding completion. Please select a reward with an adapter, or use your own adapter if you have a 77mm adapter.) You can find your lens size by finding the "Ф" symbol with a number. In the image below you will see Ф49. So the size of the lens threads is 49 mm.

Risks and challenges

GUARRANTEE: Here's something you won't hear from most Kickstarter projects. If we don't ship on time we will offer you a refund!

SHIPPING DELAYS: As with any Kickstarter project there is always a number of variables which may cause delays. We feel that we have done everything we can to eliminate these variables. Our design has been finalized, we have selected a local US based manufacturer, and our suppliers are ready to go. All we are missing is your support.

MANUFACTURING IMPROVEMENTS: A part of manufacturing is making slight adjustments to the final product to aid manufacturing, or improve the product. This means the final product may be modified slightly from the current design.

FULLFILLMENT: Once we ship out the rewards there may be a few that get lost in shipping or get stuck in borders due to unforeseen events. Keep in mind we are committed to ensuring you receive your teleprompter and will work quickly to resolve any issues.

THANKS: Please support us or help spread the word, and we'll work like mad Parrots to get you your teleprompter.

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    FOR THE BIRDS: Get the inside scoop, and regular updates from out team. We sincerely thank you for helping us reach our goal!

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    RULE THE ROOST: A custom lens cap holder that will make your life that much easier. Available for common lens sizes and straps.

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    PARROT-FASION: Your very own Parrot t-shirt featuring our macaw logo reminding you to STAY CALM AND FILM ON, and a sticker to show your support!

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    EARLY BIRD...ER, PARROT: A first batch Parrot Teleprompter with an adapter plate of your choice at an incredible special discount for our early bird backers. Thanks for being one of the first to back our project! (Retail price: $160)

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    MACAW: Your very own Parrot Teleprompter without a lens adapter at a discounted price for Kickstarters. Thank you! (Retail price: $150)

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    THE REAL MACAW: Your very own Parrot Teleprompter with a lens adapter of your choice at a discounted price for Kickstarters. Thank you! (Retail price: $160)

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    PARROTS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER: 10 Parrot Teleprompters with your choice of lens adapters for some serious filming at a discounted price for Kickstarters. Thank you! (Retail price: $1600)

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