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Autoscript Rentals Helps Prompt X Factor Presenters

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Autoscript Rentals has been helping prompt presenters during the X Factor live shows since the programme first launched to UK audiences in September 2004.

Now in its 11th series, the X Factor live shows regularly command audiences in excess of nine million, and presenter Dermot O’Leary, and ITV2's Xtra Factor presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford, rely on an operator and prompting solutions from Autoscript Rentals for every programme.

For the last decade, the X Factor production team has selected the same highly experienced Autoscript Rentals operator and a range of prompting equipment. The operator who has worked throughout all of the live shows is on hand to input scripts, make any changes, and control the speed of the words on the screen to ensure the presenters give a faultless performance.

During the current series, the equipment providing the prompting solution on the main stage includes an Autoscript 19-inch LED, as well as three 8 inch TFTs, one Miniscript and two WinPlus operating systems. The Autoscript WinPlus operating systems have a live switch installed between them to provide back up in the event of any technical difficulties.

The prompting solutions are in action two days a week for a total of ten weeks during filming at Fountain Studios in Wembley. The series final, which took place on 13 December was filmed live at Wembley Arena, where the remaining three contestants battled it out for the top spot.

In addition to the prompting solutions, fellow Vitec Group company, The Camera Store, also supplies camera support equipment to the X Factor production, including Vinten’s Quattro S pedestals.
Autoscript Rentals provides a full hire service for all types of teleprompting shoots, whether it is other entertainment programmes such as Pointless, 8 Out of 10 Cats or the Graham Norton Show, through to films, corporate productions, conferences and award ceremonies.
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