portable autocues?

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Post by NEWSBOY2 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:40 pm

When doing presenting from an outside location do Sky use portable autocues on the camera?

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Post by TV Newsroom » Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:51 pm

YES. take a look


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Post by Tellyguru » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:35 pm

Some presenters don't need autocue they can ad-lib.

If someone has a radio background they can generally ad-lib quite comfortably. Otherwise it requires the costly and labourious task of using

Portable autocue.

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Post by AJ » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:44 pm

the autocue doesn't actually have any connection with ad-libbing though. the autocue displays the script and scrolls up as the presenters read it. ad-libbing is basically a term to describe filling time.

autocues are needed by presenters because there is absolutely no way of ad-libbing through a whole 4 hour shift - no matter how good the presenter is

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