With minimal setup, the EyeDirect 16×9 can be used by either a camera operator/interviewer duo, or a lone camera operator. The adjustable wing mirror tilts toward the top or bottom for director comfort. It can easily be used on the left or right side of the camera. It uses a high quality glass 60/40 beam splitter, identical to most teleprompters, the secondary mirror is also glass. The adjustable 22″ sliding baseplate accommodates balance of most professional cameras and includes a riser for mounting prosumer and still cameras. The opening has a 16×9 ratio field of view (10.25″ x 6.25″) and the lens port diameter is 4″. A rubber donut is included to block stray light around the lens barrel.
Works on large cameras and also DSLR cameras too!
The 16×9 unit works will all large cameras including Red/Alexa digital film cameras, full size documentary cameras (e.g. PDW-700 XDCAM/HDCAM camcorders) as well as compact HDV/DSLR and large sensor cameras such as PMW-F3 and C300 by virtue of the DSLR riser attachment (included). Note if using film lenses, then you can work with up to Cooke S4i lenses but not MasterPrimes, as too large for the device. (114mm front maximum element size)
Each of VMI’s Eye Direct systems now include iPad mounts to turn this device into an iPad teleprompter too at no additional charge!
In order to use this as a prompter, you will need to supply your own iPad device and download a prompter app like ProPrompter Studio by Bodelin, Inc. https://appsto.re/gb/va2w2.i and you use an iPhone to wirelessly control the speed of the iPad scrolling via Wi-Fi!
Download the App and your script, configure it with your phone and then hire the device from VMI and save money on prompting services!
You now have an option to mount the Eye Direct to a Light Stand, so that you don’t have to mount the Eye Direct to the camera and tripod. This means that you place the Eye Direct in front of the camera for an easier setup. An optional lights stand will now be included with the order at a small additional charge but feel free to advise if you don’t want this.
Main Unit: 62 x 50 x 30cm; 12kg
VERY IMPORTANT to pack the glass carefully and wrap in bubblewrap if sending via airfreight.
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