I thought I’d throw in my two

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AvatarLaguna Hiker
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I thought I'd throw in my two-cents worth.

 

Get a good, and I mean a really good piece of beamsplitter glass. You'll see the difference in what you shoot. Good beamsplitter glass is visually more transparent than ordinary glass and (god forbid) acrylic plastic. I used a piece of acrylic on my prompter for years, and I always disliked that fact that the prompter made my video look slightly muddy. I finally switched the acrylic for a good piece of 70%, 1/8" beamsplitter glass, and it made a very noticeable difference in the clarity and dimensionality of the video shot through it.

 

The glass, custom-cut to fit my prompter, set me back about $100, plus shipping. A Google search found a number of shops selling beamsplitter glass online. I recommend avoiding eBay sellers and going with an established shop. I ordered mine from  http://www.telepromptermirror.com.

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