|"Gilbert and Company's teleprompter was a great solution for our needs. The price point is the best in the field, service and delivery were excellent and swift. For organizations and companies that would like the convenience of a teleprompter for their productions , but thought it inaccessible, Gilbert and Company provides an excellent solution. I'm looking forward to their next line of products. "
Franklin Templeton Investments
|I run The Internet Video Company in Sydney Australia and ordered the Telmax 17-inch tele-prompter. It arrived promptly and was exactly what I needed.
I priced similar tele-prompters in Australia and all of them were over double the price of the Telmax. The software integrates seamlessly and the construction of the hardware is top quality. It has added a new dimension to my production kit and comfort to my clients in not stuffing up their lines!
|ďThe Telmax 15 teleprompter paid for itself- in less than one week!
The first week I had the prompter I had a shoot for the CEO of a fortune 1000 company. The system was so simple to assemble and use, I had one of my interns run it during the shoot. Itís easy to read screen allowed the CEO to be more relaxed, and we quickly banged out good takes of his speech. After the shoot, their marketing person said the last time they did this on their own it took over 60 takes and prompter was the only way to go in the future. The very next day I rented the unit to a friend of mine who owns a production company in a neighboring town for a shoot of his.
In Chicago a prompter person with gear goes for $500 per day. Along with the rental, the Telmax 15 was basically paid for in two days of work.Ē
|Just want to take a moment to thank you for your outstanding help when we needed to get the teleprompter from Houston to Dallas in diversion of the Hurricane Ike. It arrived safely and in a timely fashion, I believe that without your interception and assistance it would have never arrived in time for the video shoot. We are extremely pleased with the teleprompter and its flexible diversity in being able to use it not only with the camera but as well as a stand alone. The program is quite easy to learn and operate considering that I had no previous experience with this product. As well, I was extremely pleased with the set up of the teleprompter, as it took no time at all and was quite easy to do. I strongly believe that professionals to every day videographers would be able to easily use and love it. My colleagues here in Canada were extremely impressed with the quality of the teleprompter and further more, how inexpensive it is. In saying all of that, I would strongly recommend your product and once again, would like to thank you for your "out of your way" assistance, as without your help the video shoot would have been a bust!
Tel: 613 294 1398
|We worked it hard ALL DAY Saturday and proved to be a valuable asset on the set. We actually were able to cram 2 days of location photography into to one with the help of the WS-17. I have used many different types of prompters over the years, but this one by far is the best one I have used. I love the fact that it is light-weight and easy to assemble. The software is so easy to use! We look forward to using it again and again.
We appreciate the untiring effort of you and your staff when it came to answering our questions and resolving any problems quickly. A great product is one thing, but great support is another, you guys did both!
Thanks again for helping make our shoot a TOTAL success! We will forward the link to the finished product when it is edited.
BTW: (Sometimes when we changed locations and reconnected the VGA the monitor would not get a signal. This is easily solved by quickly running the display properties of the laptop to re-establish connection.)
650 Sun Temple Drive, Suite 102
Madison, AL 35758
(256) 325-5640 office
(256) 325-5607 fax
|In the process of setting up a chromakey studio for the first time, I knew that I would need a telepromptor. I bought your Telemax 15 and had it set up in no time. I copy and pasted my first written script from Publisher to your software and had it on the screen scrolling in a matter of minutes. I laughed it was so easy and I was talking to myself because I was intimidated at first about this whole process. I set the time and was reading a practice session so easily my head was spinning. I can read the text clearly on the scroll on the 15 inch monitor. Just don't forget to switch the text from black to white when you copy and past it. That's obvious. The great thing is you can practice by yourself and if you are getting into this, you better practice your script. I use my wireless mouse to start and stop the scroll. We are using two cameras, a large Sony and a palm size Canon. Both just screw onto the mount and you adjust it up and down as needed with set thumbscrews. When you begin setting up the system, it's obvious that you need to balance the camera and telepromptor on the tripod. Don't even think of using a light weight tripod for this. When I practice onto tape I play it back, judge how it sounds and edit the script and redo it to see if it sounds better. I use color coded text to remind me to change inflection or move about. You'll get the idea when you start. People are not born with the skill of using a telepromptor. Even if you are an excellent speaker, you will need to learn how communicate with a telepromptor. It's way different than being in front of an audience. Ed sold me the hardware and software, but I need to learn the skills on my own. So will you. This telepromptor will open a whole new world of communication for you. I am not exagerating. I guarantee it! Anyone who is thinking of this type of equipment for their company should pull the trigger. Ed you told me I could do it and you were so right. Do you think I am a happy customer? Do you think I am sincere about this!
Yes! Best regards, Marty Ludas
|Just wanted to express my gratitude to you for your teleprompter. I LOVE IT! I would of never been able to do the video on my website without it. My sales are dramatically increasing already from that one video and did $56,000 in November. Thank You!
To becoming more,
Envision Freedom, INC
"Be the solution in someone's life"
|I've been a freelance teleprompter operator for over 8 years, and have used many different prompter programs, and I have to say yours is by far the best overall value. One thing that impresses me the most is the 'instant' transition from edit to prompt mode, which saves a LOT of time on a shoot when a client is constantly changing a script(almost all other software has some length of annoying 'delay' switching between them), or for making changes on the-fly during a read-through(and the record rehearsal feature is BRILLIANT!). The fact that it is written for Mac makes me really happy:>), because that means STABILITY, unlike so many Windows based systems, which seem to crash intermittently,
(try imagining that happen during a live event/speech), and the fact you get 4 licenses is amazing. The other major feature I have to mention is the ability of the software to reverse the second monitor in case yours doesn't have a horizontal reverse feature built into it. I highly recommend this software to anyone considering getting it, you won't find a better value for the money, period.
-Bill Waddell, owner
Image Mine Productions
(All Mac, all the time)
Producer/Writer/Cameraman/Final Cut Pro Editor/
Teleprompter/Digital Video-assist(Cinelog X)/Grip/Crane & more!
|Oh yeah, I almost forgot to add the incredible fact that I called for technical support on a Saturday night and got to speak with the owner directly, try that with another company!!!
|Just go the Telemaz 15 and it's great! Great price, great product.
-Roger Scott, producer, martawaller.com
|I was skeptical about buying this prompter because, after having done a lot of research, there was no other prompter that was this size at anything close to this price. It seemed too good to be true. But the software came highly recommended, so I thought I would take a chance. I am so glad that I did.
This thing sets up easily, came with a name brand monitor, and is more customizable than other, higher-priced prompters I have used. That's important to me, since I need it to work for many different cameras. It is solidly constructed and well-thought out.
The software is simple and intuitive, allowing you to set and skip to chapter marks, use a variety of fonts, sizes and colors, and adjust speed and smoothness like a pro after just a few minutes.
My only regret about this product is that we didn't buy it sooner. It would have paid for itself by now!
Hooligan Nation Productions
Aurora, CO 80013
|What a deal! These guys had the best price and the teleprompter worked right out of the box. Software also installed without a problem on both my PC and my Mac. I bought the Telmax Odyssey 15".
|I have been looking for a good teleprompter to add to my video production tools. I read some good reviews about this company on DVXUSER. I called and talked with the owner who was very honest and helpful. Call them if you have questions. I have used other Teleprompters that cost much more, but these are just as good if not better. The Software is the best. I already had a KEYSPAN Clicker for Power Point and it works great with this software. You will want to get the case to carry it if you do not already have one. I bought the Telmax 15 (steel).
|For the price you CANNOT beat this product. I use my Telemax 15 weekly without fail. Software is great and you cannot beat the customer service. Even a year later I was able to call, on a SATURDAY, and get help activating a new install of ZaPrompt. The product and the owner rock!
|The only thing cheap about this teleprompter is the name. Before I found these guys, I bought another brand that was more expensive, but it was much heavier and poorly designed, so I returned it. Then I found Edward's company. I am delighted. It is more than I expected and comparable to a $2200 unit I bought several years ago. The delivery was prompt and the product well packaged. The customer service is exemplary and the software is excellent. I highly recommend this company and its products.
biff Van Cleve
Tracy Evans Productions
-biff Van Cleve
|these teleprompters are absolutely worth every penny, the software is better than any we have ever used. I am 110% satisfied with my purchase. THese units are extremely well built, easy to set up and work perfectly. This is the perfect compliment to our Chromakey Studio here in Toronto. Customer service is excellent. Look no further when shopping for an prompting solution. Thanks for a great product and buying experience.
-Bruno Marsala - HD Media Creations
|I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent customer service I have received from your company, cheapteleprompters.com. I think the real test of any organization isnít when things go right, but when things go wrong.
My teleprompter arrived with a broken mirror. I sent and e-mail that day. A new mirror shipped the next day and it arrived in time for me to use it for a project I had already scheduled.
It was quick and easy! Thank you for your service. Your company and your product will both get a good review on my website www.VideoTrainersGuide.com.
Manager of Corporate Training
|I have had several prompters in my long 42 year career, but this prompter is the best. I love the program it's easy the operate, and best of all you can train someone in a matter of minutes. I have rented this prompter to several production companies and have had only praise for the prompter.
Anello Productions, Inc.
|We have just begun using the teleprompter having finished eight separate videos with such ease. The only trouble I have had was to remember to turn the camera on. Thanks for helping us with this valuable tool. I have recommended it to our production company, and you should have received a call by now.
|These guys are great, and Edward seems to be a human Energizer Bunny with his quick solutions and fast service! One additional service that we all need to offer our clients that are in front of the camera or audience; just because you are reading from a teleprompter, the work is not over. The "reader" needs to be familiar with the script and needs to be able to make it not sound like they are reading. The software is perfect and actually helps the reader. Is there a list of guidelines out there, or some training, at least some suggestions? You'd think someone giving a speech would know that. Well, I know better than that. We still need some suggestions so that can improve, and I certainly know that some will try to improve their delivery.
This company on the other hand, improves itself before we see the need! Keep it up guys!
Martin Simmons - Apprise Video Productions
|Thank you for the excellent customer service you provide. Even after two years of owning your product you took the time to help. I will definitely be back soon to get the upgrade you so graciously offered. Your service, support and product are second to none!
-Andy Kralik - AKTV, LLC
|The customer service is excellent. Our teleprompter arrived with the mirror broken and they shipped another one out to us right away. We are very satisfied with the teleprompter it works great and has been a major asset to our business. I highly recommend it.
P.O. Box 232
Conesville, OH 43811
|I have had my prompter for over a year now, and have used it countless times. Both the hardware and the software have worked flawlessly, and have made me look good many times to my clients. If I had any not-so-positive comment, it would be the fomecore side panels are not very easy to line up sometimes, and do not adhere as well as they could. But, the rest of the unit is very solid, well-built and easy to set up. I love how the camera platform works to allow for everything from my little Sony Z1 up to my s270u. Very solid, very stable. Also, thanks again for getting the unit out so quickly when I needed it (you even painted the frame that day to get it out that evening). Great product, great people. Thanks from all of us at Vivid Gray and Storylogue!
|I just want to say thank you for your product and customer service, the unit has a year of service, I did an upgrade on the software, and everything is working perfect..
The investment i made, is perfect, i will buy again and recommend CHEAP TELEPROMPTER.
|Six months ago we purchased the TELMAX OS15 Teleprompter, and have been nothing but pleased with this product. It has worked flawlessly and is the easiest, to set up and use teleprompter I have ever used. We produce educational DVDís with well-known artists covering all mediums in the fine arts fields. While these artists may be quite versed in their fields when the lights go on and the taping starts many time they freeze up, since we added the OS15 to our production tools we have not had many issues filming non-professionals. The results have been better, faster, cleaner productions. Our editing time has been reduced by as much a 50% and our customs are much happier, as we see in the responses we receive. So all in all the addition of this product has been one of the best decisions I have made this year.
Director of Photography
FW Media Inc.
|I am very satisfied with the product and was very satisfied with the on-spot-delivery by Gilbert and Company Inc. I saved a lot of money to boot, as in Germany a comparable prompter would cost 3 to 4 times the amount I was charged here.
|A solid product at a great price. I found that I could purchase this teleprompter and utilize my own laptop for less money than I could rent a teleprompter & operator locally for even a two-day shoot. Since then, I've found lots of other shoots to use it on. Thanks.
|I have had the 17 in teleprompter sense 2008 and Love it. We have had great support when needed. Software is easy to use and you can't beat the Price.
|Hey Ed, I just wanted to let you know that at first I thought your teleprompters might be low quality because your price was by far the lowest... but I have to say...with total amazement....I'm blown away...I'm so impress with the high quality of the parts you chose to use in your teleprompter. You didn't cut a single corner. I'm so used to that cheap stuff from China I was delighted to be able to support someone like yourself...a fantastic inventor/designer... who really put your personal pride into making an outstanding product. And your software rocks too. Thanks again for the great customer service on the phone. You're the real deal!!!! You're harmonica buddy, JP Allen www.Harmonica.com
|This has been a great purchase for us. Setting it up is easy, do it 3 times and you got it. The software works great, and again a bit of practice goes a long way, set it up a couple of times to make sure you can do it in the field quickly.
We bought this after renting one a few times, in one year it paid for itself twice and it's better than the one we rented.
Like many of the testimonials here have said, well made, easy to use and well worth the price, we think so too.
-Joe Giovenco TVRE Productions
|I rlelay couldn't ask for more from this article.
|I needed some initial help getting everything going and Edward was a great help. The first phone conversation was not short. He was driving and even pulled to the side of the road to read back my serial number. I am a professional speaker and will use this extensively in my marketing. http://www.johnlovespeaks.com
-John Bradford Love
|What every company should be... Honest, Clear & Concise ...
Great products, ZaPrompt software is the best I've used and after 16 years of running live shows from US Presidents to corporate CEO's, we've tried almost all, we need to have %100 confidence in our products and services... Telemax customer service is second to none... Edward not only picks up the phone, but stays on as long as you need to feel confidents that all your questions are answered. Leary at first because of the low price points, once I received the products and loaded up the software, I was blown away... Great Job, Highly Recommended !!! You will not be disappointed.