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8 Facts About Teleprompter

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A teleprompter is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script.

A display device is an output device for presentation of information in visual or tactile form.

Hillary Clinton's teleprompter at the debate (caught on ... by Golden State Times

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Using a teleprompter is similar to using cue cards.

Cue cards, also known as note cards, are cards with words written on them that help actors and speakers remember what they have to say.

Cheap and Easy Teleprompter for Videobloggers by Tinkernut

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The screen is in front of, and usually below, the lens of a professional video camera, and the words on the screen are reflected to the eyes of the presenter using a sheet of clear glass or a specially prepared beam splitter.

A presenter host or hostess is a person or organization responsible for the running of a public event.

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Light from the performer passes through the front side of the glass into the lens, while a shroud surrounding the lens and the back side of the glass prevents unwanted light from entering the lens.

Performing arts are art forms in which artists use their voices andcanvas or various materials to create physical or static art objects.

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Because the speaker does not need to look down to consult written notes, he appears to have memorized the speech or to be speaking spontaneously, looking directly into the camera lens.

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Cue cards, on the other hand, are always placed away from the lens axis, making the speaker look at a point beside the camera, which leaves an impression of distraction.

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The word TelePrompTer, with internal capitalization, originated as a trade name used by the TelePrompTer Company, which first developed the device in the 1950s; it is now a genericized trademark.

A generic trademark, also known as a genericized trademark or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name that has become the generic name for, or synonymous with, a general class of product or service, usually against the intentions of the trademark's holder.

A trade name, trading name, or business name is a pseudonym used by companies to perform their business under a name that differs from the registered, legal name of the business.

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Autocue, a United Kingdom manufacturer of teleprompters, also finds its trademark used in a generic fashion in Commonwealth countries and some European countries.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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