These Elgato Prompter tips will change how you record videos!

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As a YouTube video creator or an online business owner, you are always looking for ways to improve the quality of your content and make the production process easier and more efficient. One tool that can help you achieve both of these goals is the Elgato Prompter. I’ve been using the Elgato Prompter for the last 5 months on and off. But for the last couple of months, it’s been always on. I’ve made some tweaks to how I have it set up along the way. I want to share some of my tips and insights on how to use the Elgato Prompter effectively and efficiently, and avoid some of the common pitfalls that come with it.

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You Don’t Have to Use the Camera Hub App

The first thing you need to know is that you do not necessarily need to use the Camera Hub app to use the Elgato Prompter. If you need a true teleprompter experience where you have a script that scrolls, then the Camera Hub app is an option. However, there are other teleprompter apps out there that may work better for your needs. For instance, the Teleprompter Pro app is an excellent option that you can find in the Mac App Store. It is the best teleprompter app I’ve used.

Keep the Display Clean and Simple

The Elgato Prompter display can get dusty, just like any other surface in your office. You need to clean it regularly to ensure that your camera can see you clearly and not through a thin layer of dust. Also, make sure the background of your Elgato display is black, as it can help you avoid the risk of having a weird hue on your skin. Avoid using colorful Apple display backgrounds or photographs. Additionally, any software or apps that you pull into the prompter display should also be dark. Use dark mode if you’re on a Mac.

Use an X on the Display

Looking into a teleprompter is like looking into a black hole. If it’s set up properly, there is no other light coming in. So you can’t really see where your lens is. So as thin as I could cut, I just cut 2 little strips on the sticky side of the sticky note and stuck it to the display. I put it smack dab in the center of the lens. Now when I’m on a Zoom call, I can move or resize the Zoom window so that the x matches up to whoever it is that is speaking. This makes having a conversation through Zoom so much more natural and engaging because I’m looking at the person who’s talking to me, but I’m also looking through that person and into the lens of the camera.

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Use Notion for Your Notes

You don’t even need to use teleprompter software because you can put your notes into Notion. Plan all of your videos in Notion, and you can add your word-for-word script or outline of some things that you want to talk about. When you need to read a script word-for-word, all you have to do is press command plus on the keyboard to bump up the text of the browser window.

Use the Prompter to See Yourself

One of the most difficult things when it comes to recording a video where you’re talking to a camera is to be able to see yourself. With the Elgato Prompter, you can put yourself on the screen and look at yourself and be looking through your camera lens at the same time. This will help you to avoid looking at the flip-out screen of yourself, which can be distracting. I often record with Ecamm, and you have a little tiny monitor with Ecamm. I can use it to put myself in the little x so that I can be looking at myself and the lens at the same time.

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Now if you’re creating YouTube videos, you probably already know that the more videos you get out, the better chance you have at growing your channel. Because building a thriving YouTube channel is a lot easier when you have a library of binge worthy videos. And I hope these Elgato Prompter tips will help you create videos faster, but also create videos better and more confidently as you build your thriving YouTube channel. And if you’re wondering what I mean by building a library of binge worthy videos, I have a video about that right here. Because when you crack the code on your channel to unlock those binge sessions from your viewers, you’re going to start to notice that you’re gaining views, subscribers, and even revenue more easily and more consistently.