How does Autocue compare to
Many broadcasters around the world often make the choice
between Autocue and Autoscript teleprompters, but do you really
know how they compare and what the true differences are? Watch the
video below to see a detailed comparison between the Autocue Master
Series 17 with medium wide angle hood and Pro Plate
(OCU-MSP17MWAPP) and the Autoscript TFT17 with extra wide angle
hood and mount black (LEDTFT17-BLW).
Please note that all Autocue Master and Professional Series use the
same mounting plate, bracket set and hood/glass
Master Series 17 vs Autoscript TFT17
Autocue also offer the
world’s only IP-based teleprompting software, QMaster/QBox,
with proven interfaces to all the major newsroom systems. The
unique set-up and design of QMaster/QBox offers a number of unique
and unrivalled benefits versus all our competitors. Key advantages
include the ability to continue scrolling even if the PC or NRCS
crashes providing valuable redundancy for live environments, and
the ability to prompt over an unlimited distance with the operator
and presenter/teleprompter in any location, connected via an IP
link. Have a look at our QMaster/QBox videos to find out more
information about the unique advantages of Autocue software:
QMaster with QBox -
The MSP17 and
Both the Autocue MSP-17 and the Autoscript TFT-17 monitors use the
latest LED-backlit panel technology to provide razor-sharp images
and low power consumption, making it extremely easy for the
presenter to read in any lighting conditions.
The key difference between the two monitors is the overall monitor
design. Autocue’s unique Master Series monitor design
minimises the footprint under the panel itself, which means a
weight savings on the MSP-17 of almost 20%. That's nearly
1kilogram, or roughly 2 pounds lighter when compared to
The Autocue design also allows for in-board – and much neater
– cable management versus Autoscript’s TFT range,
reducing the risk of cables being knocked out.
The Autocue Pro Plate is also much lighter than Autoscript’s
Mount Black. Combined with the monitor weight savings, the complete
"Autocue Master Series 17 with medium wide angle hood and pro
plate" is 1.6 kilograms, or 3 and a half pounds, lighter than the
"Autoscript TFT-17 with extra wide angle hood and mount black."
This can result in valuable savings in the cost of the fluid
Teleprompter The tripod shoe
and camera are easily connected directly to the Autocue mounting
plate, with no external parts or difficult access points. The hood
assembly simply drops on to the mounting plate, and is
automatically centred. The Autoscript unit must be lined up and
slid on from the side, and centred manually.
On the Autocue system, adjusting the position of both the camera
and the teleprompter is simple and easy. The rods that hold the
teleprompter and the camera mounting plate all have a wide range of
movement, and slide continuously back and forth without the need
for any tools.
On the Autoscript system, it is possible to adjust the length of
the rods within a certain range, however, to change the position of
the rods and adjust the range, they must be unscrewed using an
allen key and moved in to one of a limited number of pre-set
positions. The same is true of the camera mounting plate, which has
no continuous range of movement.
It is also critical that the camera, and its weight, are mounted as
close to the tripod head as possible, to avoid a pendulum effect
when panning and tilting. This is only possible if, once the camera
is mounted, the vertical height of the hood and the monitor can be
adjusted accordingly so that the lens sits directly in the centre
of the glass. Otherwise, the camera must be raised in order to
centre the lens in the glass.
On the Autocue system, the vertical height of both the monitor and
the hood can be easily adjusted, so the camera is always mounted
flush to the mounting plate and tripod head. On the Autoscript
system, the height of the monitor is fixed and very close to the
height of the camera mounting plate, so there is a 70mm, or nearly
3 inch, riser on the mount black to raise the height of the camera,
in order to centre the lens in the glass. This raises the center of
gravity, causing the pendulum effect.
The Hood and
All Autocue on-camera units also include wide-angle hoods as
standard, at no extra cost, in order to accommodate wide-angle
lenses. The Autoscript glass is retained by a metal strip with 4
Whereas the Autocue hood has a hinged frame for the glass which is
held in place by a single latch, allowing easy access either to
clean or change the glass or to change the camera lens.
Both Autocue and Autoscript offer a wide range of on-camera
accessories including numeric tally lights, LTC and vit-see clocks,
and talent feedback monitors
Because of this leading design and competitive pricing, Autocue is
the chosen teleprompter manufacturer for thousands of broadcasters
around the world. Now we challenge you to compare the two and find
a reason not to buy Autocue.