Our teleprompter plate is intended to work similar to a tripod head plate, so any camera that can be attached to a tripod via a standard 1/4" screwhole should be able to attach to our teleprompter using the camera's adjustable clip to set it up to the desired height.
Therefore, most webcams on the market are be compatible with our TeleprompterPAD iLight PRO series out of the box thanks to the standard 1/4" screwhole present in them.
What if my webcam does not have a 1/4" nut at the base of its clamp?
But some webcams, for example the Logitech Brio, surprisingly lacks this option on its clip (although other cheaper Logitech cameras feature this) and requires the clip to be removed before accessing the hidden female screw in the base of the camera itself, but the location of said thread is not obvious.
To reveal the hidden 1/4" screw on Logitech Brio you can watch this short video:
Since this leads to a decrease in camera height, an affordable extender mount can complete your webcam setup and save you lots of time getting the right framing.
We recommend using a 1/4" female/male adapter or extender similar to the following in order to be able to position your webcam at the correct height:
The cheapest option to attach any webcam to any teleprompter
Another cheap and easy mounting option for those webcams without a 1/4" is just using a rubber band to fix them to the camera plate.
This may be a great easy temporary fix until you get the metal extender (if you own a brand new Logitech Brio), or a definitive option for those cases in which the webcam does not have any attachment thread.
USEFUL TIP: Most modern webcams use wide angle lenses which produce a very open framing, allowing some elements of the teleprompter to be visible in your shots. To solve this, we recommend using some amount of zoom level to close the shot, preventing parts of the teleprompter to appear in your recordings. If zoom is not available for your webcam you can always make a quick crop in post production.