PromptDog

Our dog just learned a few new tricks!

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With PromptDog 3.0, you can save your user settings so you never have to re-create a teleprompting session again!

It will even remember where you are in the script! And it’s only $67! Isn’t that awesome?

Yes, I want it!

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  • "PromptDog is a great, easy to use simple solution."
    King
  • “This is the best. We have been trying software for 4 years and nothing comes close or as good as this. Congratulations!”
    Ted
  • "You guys did it again! PromptDog is very simple and intuitive."
    Tom

Want to try it for free?

To get a 10 day trial:

1) click to download and install
2) click “Register Trial”
3) enter your email address
4) enter the activation code: fetch_trial

Click here for FAQs. And click here to learn how to save settings using Profiles.

 Why use a teleprompter?

Teleprompters are cool. Putting a half-silvered mirror in front of the camera so the talent can read magically floating white letters scrolling upward while looking straight down the barrel of the camera lens is a great way to save the trouble of memorizing lengthy scripts and make shoots go faster, smoother and better. Even without a mirror, you can put a laptop below, or above, the camera to achieve almost the same thing.

 What’s wrong with teleprompters?

Professional teleprompters cost too much, and some aren’t designed very well. They usually run you more than a thousand dollars (though the expensive ones usually include a small dedicated monitor and/or box with mirror). We consider this highway robbery, since small LCD monitors can be purchased for under $100, and half-silvered mirrors and boxes are not too expensive.

 What is PromptDog?

PromptDog is a software-only teleprompter, designed by DVcreators.net, one of the world’s most respected video training companies, for our actual shoots, and tweaked extensively on the set and afterwards until it worked perfectly to our very high standards. And now, we are offering it to you – for a fraction of the price of competing, inferior solutions.

 Smooth, quiet scrolling

Instead of using noisy keystrokes, PromptDog uses your mouse scroll wheel or laptop trackpad, for very quiet and responsive, easily adjustable scrolling speed. (Although if you don’t have a scroll wheel or trackpad, up and down arrow keys work also!).

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 Easily change your display

When you’re on the set, every second counts. All controls for text size, font, line spacing and inverting text for black-on-white display are easily accessible right on the main page – no hunting for preferences or searching through menus.

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 Colorize text

In PromptDog, you can colorize specific sections of your script for designating different sections for multiple speakers or putting emphasis on specific words.

 

 QuickRewind

When the talent flubs a line, just a flick of your finger backward on the mouse wheel and the text will rapidly skip back a few lines at warp speed so you can retake the section, unlike other prompters where you have to work very hard to scroll back a few lines.

 EZedit

Wording sound a little awkward in a section? Want to make an on-the-spot script revision? This is very common. No hassle. Just click the edit button, make your change, click done and keep prompting!

 Second talent window

If the talent is not operating the teleprompter, PromptDog offers a second resizable window that can be positioned on a second monitor with perfectly synchronized scrolling so you can operate the prompter for your talent.

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 Timing is key

One awesome new feature is the timer showing not only how long you’ve been reading, but with a feature only found on the most expensive teleprompters, which is the total estimated read time, based on the length of the script and how fast you’re reading through it.

 

“BTW…. I had purchased Prompt Dog for a Fall Program Launch event for one of the big 3 Canadian TV Networks being hosted within our venue…. It was being read by the network executives, and operated by TV studio professionals who said to me afterward that it actually was quite a powerful little software package.”

 QuickSearch

Have a long script and want to jump to a certain phrase without scrolling and scrolling and scrolling? Use the QuickSearch feature, available both in the Edit Window and the Operator Window, to instantly jump where you want.

 Adjustable eyeline indicator

Is the eyeline indicator a little high or low? Just click on it and drag to reposition – the change is automatically mirrored in the second window. Or make it more transparent or opaque. You can also choose to have the eyeline indicator on the left, right or both sides of the prompter window.

 Mirrored text

For the ultimate in professional teleprompting, with one click, the text on the talent window can be reversed, so with a second monitor, a couple cardboard boxes, a black T-shirt to drape around your lens and a half-silvered mirror, you have a simple, very inexpensive but highly effective teleprompter – the same that we use on our shoots!  You can use any font and accented characters, even right-reading languages.

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What features are in both PromptDog and PromptPuppy?

  • drag ‘n’ drop or menu import
  • mouse scroll wheel operation
  • trackpad operation
  • arrow key operation
  • change font
  • text size
  • text line spacing
  • invert background
  • search field in Operator Windos
  • QuickRewind
  • movable eyeline indicator

What features are only in PromptDog?

  • the ability to save user settings and scripts with Profiles
  • mirror support for any font and accented characters
  • invert scroll direction
  • separate, synchronized Talent Window
  • script editor
  • can colorize words, phrases
  • can save edited script
  • search field in Edit Window
  • eyeline indicator on left, right or both
  • eyeline indicator opacity
  • script timer
  • realtime estimated total read time

Click here to download instructions for building your own simple teleprompter!

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP and Vista
  • Reliable internet connection

Recommended:

  • mouse scroll wheel or trackpad
  • 2nd monitor (for through-the-lens prompting)

 

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9 Comments

  1. Avatar of Jeff Madsen

    I’m having a lot of problems getting PD to scroll smoothly in prompt mode. It starts out fine, but after a few minutes of use, the scrolling becomes stuttery and choppy. It does recover back to normal operation after a few seconds of the stuttering, but again after another couple of minutes of normal operation, it malfunctions again. I am running it on an ACER 5200 Laptop with 1GB of RAM. Proc. Speed is 1.6ghz and the video is a Radeon 1100 with 128mb of RAM. Operating system is WIndows XP Pro SP3. The software design and editing of text are fantastic, but unless I can solve the scrolling problem, I will have to look for alternate TP software. Hope you can help me with this problem.

    Thanks

    Jeff

    • Avatar of Ryan
      Ryan 3 months ago

      The new version fixed this bug. Make sure you have a good interconnection, and start PromptDog. As long as your version is later than version 2.0, it will auto-update to the new version. If not, just re-install and you’ll be up and running!

  2. Avatar of Smiley Katz

    Hey Jeff, why don’t you fill out the support form here:
    http://www.dvcreators.net/tech-support/

    That is the best and fastest way to get some help and get your problem solved!

  3. Avatar of Michel
    Michel 3 years ago

    Hi there, I just perchased and installed PD and I have a few questions.

    1. Should the text start scrolling when push the ‘Start’ button? Because that doesn’t happen. I know It does after using my trackpad or up ‘arrow’. But then it depends on how fast you touch your trackpad. So each time you then have to adjust the speed and it is very hard to each time use the same speed. Why not a function where you can set a scrollspeed (by number for example) and that will start at that speed when you hit the start button. Now the chance of different speeds during the takes is too big.

    I think, missing the function of setting a speed, is crucial. Now it is too easy to change the speed when you don’t want it. When you slightly touch the trackpad, there goes the speed up or down.

    2. When I open the talent window it is stuttery too, not very stuttery, but any stuttery makes it not usable of course.

    So I hope that i’m missing something otherwise I’ve purchased the wrong programm I’m afraid.

    • Avatar of Josh Mellicker

      Perhaps the most important key to an engaging presentation when speaking, is to vary your tone and rate of speech.

      So it follows that the teleprompter operator must be very good at constantly varying the speed of the prompter so that the currently spoken line is on the “eyeline” (the triangle).

      Presetting a speed and leaving it there would result in a speaking voice that did not vary in speed, so it would be very monotonous and boring to listen to.

      That’s why we’ve made PromptDog so sensitive, so it is very easy to “ride” the speed to match the delivery of the talent.

  4. Avatar of Josh Mellicker

    A side note: In 2008, the teleprompter at the Republican National Convention had a malfunction where it could not slow down, so it went at a constant speed. Because of this, speakers like McCain and Juliani had to either ignore applause and power through it, or try to remember the words when they were long since gone. Political pundits said this ruined their speeches and made them come across badly on TV.

    During 2008, the Obama campaign purchased 4 copies of PromptDog from us, presumably for various spokespeople, but also Senator Obama to practice with. Many people credit his speechmaking with winning the election, and he has commonly been called “The Prompter President” by the press.

    We are not political one way or another, (if anything, we are anti-politics!) but it is interesting that a little prompting program called PromptDog may have made a tiny little difference in the future of the planet!

  5. Avatar of omh
    omh 3 years ago

    Will Prompt Dog work with Windows 7?

  6. Avatar of Ryan
    Ryan 3 months ago

    We just released the new version of PromptDog! You can use Profiles to save your user settings. You’ll never have to re-create a teleprompting session again. PromptDog will even remember where you were in your script. On top of that, we also fixed some bugs like scrolling and adding a smart-color function to the text editor. Enjoy!

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