An interview from the 2023 IBC Show in Amsterdam with Michael Accardi at the CueScript Stand. CueScript is a leading teleprompter company serving the broadcast and production industries. The CueScript team collectively has more experience in the prompting industry than any other, and that ingenuity shows in its products and solutions. With design for purpose, quality and customer requirements at the forefront, CueScript provides broadcasters and prompter users with a flexible solution that encompasses conventional connectivity (USB and Composite or HD-SDI video), as well as full IP connectivity, all in the one system, as standard.
CueScript, the leading developer of professional prompting solutions, showcased a range of tools needed for broadcasters to more easily produce content in the field at IBC 2023. This included its recently released cloud-based service, CueTALK Cloud, its first voice-activated solution for its CueiT prompting software SayiT, and OnTime, a WiFi enabled clock device that can be easily configured to the local time zone. With the increased demand for REMI- and cloud-based productions, CueScript continues to develop prompting solutions that streamline operator workflow.
CueTALK Cloud is designed to allow CueScripts’ prompting software CueiT- and CueTALK-enabled devices, which feature the latest in IP connectivity, to communicate over WiFi. It allows controllers and prompt devices to be accessible via the cloud using standard public internet connection. It is also designed to align CueiT to be more user-friendly and easily set up between local and remote applications. CueTALK Cloud serves as a VPN replacement solution and brings an enhanced level of flexibility to users working on remote locations. By doing so, this allows for accurate teleprompting anywhere there is an Internet connection and is great for prompting on-the-go.
CueScript also highlighted SayiT, its first voice-activated solution for its CueiT prompting software. SayiT software application receives a talent microphone input and allows those using the CueiT teleprompting software to be able to have the script automatically scroll in accordance to what they are saying, matching what is displayed on the output of the teleprompter and eliminating the need to manually scroll the prompter script. SayiT can also be used as a main or back-up option for stations with no or few operators, or for stations looking to automate talent scrolling their own script.
OnTime, a WiFi enabled clock device that can be easily configured to the local time zone, will also be a highlight at IBC. While it is a small accessory product, it is a powerful tool for those broadcast teams that require an accurate timing device on the road, especially for those that are traveling to multiple locations. OnTime provides NTP to clocks and is connected via WiFi.
“CueTALK Cloud, SayiT and OnTime are all designed to provide ease of operation for broadcasters across multiple production applications and workflows,” says Michael Accardi, President, CueScript. “By employing these solutions, broadcast teams can work smarter with more reliability, anywhere in the world. CueScript is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art prompting for in-studio and remote broadcasting workflows.”
CueScript’s patent-pending mounting solutions enable the use of a PTZ camera with a prompter, and are compatible with the industry’s leading PTZ manufacturers, including BirdDog, Bolin, Canon, Panasonic and Sony, to name a few. Using CueScript, the PTZ camera mounts upside down in the top of a specially designed prompter hood. Mounting the system this way significantly reduces the operational limitations of a PTZ camera within a prompter; the PTZ has greater movement in the shots it can achieve. Additionally, users no longer need to use high payload taking, expensive tripods, as the CueScript PTZ mount makes using a lighting stand possible.
CueScript’s PTZ prompting solutions are comprised of a monitor of varying sizes (19-inch CSV2P19PTZ, 17-inch CSV2P17PTZ, 17-inch EMCP17PTZ and 15-inch EMCP15PTZ), a specially designed hood and a PTZ mount for a tripod or lighting stand. A wall-mount version is also available. CueScript monitor options include its higher-end CSMV2 monitor line, which is ideal for broadcasting applications and larger studios, featuring IP connectivity (Ethernet and ST2110), as well as conventional video. With the same CueScript principles of style, quality and ease of setup, the EMC line is comprised of a simplified middle market monitor that is commonly used at smaller stations and in vertical markets such as education and HOW. Both monitor lines come in various sizes to fit a range of use cases.
CueScript also recently developed a new custom solution centered around the Sony Electronics’ FR7 PTZ Camera, which will be made its European debut at IBC 2023. Four prompting solutions are available, of various sizes and catered to a range of budgets, for Sony Electronics’ unique, full-frame sensor and interchangeable lens PTZ camera. Models include the CSV2P19FR7 (19-inch CSMV2 On-Camera Prompter System), CSV2P17FR7 (17-inch CSMV2 On-Camera Prompter System) as well as the EMCP17FR7 (17-inch EMC On-Camera Prompter System) and the EMCP15FR7 (15-inch EMC On-Camera Prompter System).
The FR7 is unique from other PTZ cameras in that it features a full-frame cinema sensor and interchangeable lenses. CueScript’s existing PTZ prompting solutions would not have worked for this camera since the form factor of this PTZ is so unique. CueScript designed a custom prompting solution that ensures that the camera is in the ideal position for capture, giving customers access to the interchangeable lens and also providing a reliable, high-quality teleprompter.
“With the need for PTZ’s on the rise in traditional broadcast applications, we designed several PTZ prompting options for our customers to meet this growing trend,” says Michael Accardi, President, CueScript. “While PTZ’s allow for more cameras in more locations, the on-air talent still require a prompter, and we have designed solutions that do not restrict the operation of the PTZ. In addition, Sony’s new FR7 PTZ Camera necessitated a custom solution because of its unique form-factor, and with many of our customers adopting this new camera; we designed this specific solution for them.”
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