First Take Autocue

Autocue and Camera Services for the Video Industry

Hire Service

We offer a complete autocue / teleprompter hire service from our base in South West London. We deliver our autocue systems to your location, set them up and then operate them for you, so you don't have to worry about anything!

Our systems are very versatile and allow for on camera and off camera set-ups. Simply let us know where your shoot is and we will do the rest.

If there is anything you are unsure about just give us a call! Or if you want to book, contact us and we will send you a quote by email.


Our 15" on camera system is readable up to a distance of 15 meters.

Your script is prompted by our operator following the reading pace of the presenter, using laptop based software.

We can edit scripts 'on the fly' during filming, mount on or off camera, and accommodate any size camera.

Simply e-mail a copy of the script or bring it on USB memory as a word document to the shoot.

All our set-ups are counter balanced and our hoods will clear a 16mm wide angle lens.

Whatever you need in a studio or on location, however demanding your shoot First Take has a solution!

Camera and Autocue Packages

First Take can also offer production packages in addition to our existing well established Autocue Hire Service.
The package consists of both an experienced autocue operator and cameraman.
We provide all the equipment, the camera and lenses, lights and sound and the autocue unit.
Everything you might need all in one place.

Please see our promo showreel for more details and rates link for pricing.

Autocue and Operator Rates

Price inclusive of equipment hire, operator and travel inside M25.
Outside M25 a milage and fuel charge will be added. Please call for a quote.
Overtime past booked hours charged at £75 per hour.
Extra charges are congestion charge and parking where applicable.


£ 275*

(+ VAT)

HALF DAY *terms apply

  • 4 hrs


£ 375

(+ VAT)


  • 10 hrs


£ 350

(+ VAT)

HALF DAY*terms apply

  • 4 hrs


£ 450

(+ VAT)


  • 8 hrs


We now have a new In-House designed autocue unit for Handheld and Steadicam.
Completley wirefree and lightweight.
On-lens (mirror) unit for direct to lens walking and talking PTC's.
Contact us for more information.


Standard Rate + £125

(+ VAT)


  • 15mm bar mounting system
  • Weighs 2kg + 1kg D Tap V lock Battery
  • 10 Meter Reading Distance
  • Clears a 50mm Lens
  • Hollyland Wireless Video TX System (400 meters)

Autocue with Camera Package


(+ VAT)


  • 10 hrs



First Take Autocue Operators have worked with the following presenters.

Mark Evans

We have worked on almost every type of video production from big budget Live TV programmes such as ‘Foxes Live’ Mark Evans (C4) and ‘D Day As It Happens’ Peter Snow to small corporate shoots.

Walkers Crisps

We have provided Autocue for Commercials - Walkers Crisps, Bet 360 (Ray Winston), Peoples Postcode Lottery (Fiona Phillips)

Lloyds TSB

Corporate Videos for almost all the largest blue chip companies Accenture/Bovis/M&S/Lloyds TSB/First Travel/Unilever/RBS/Barclays


Music Shows such as The Album Chart Show (Italian Broadcast) / MTV Link and Clip with Shakin Stevens / Girls Aloud / Right Said Fred / Miley Cyrus

Tony Robinson

Factual and News programmes such as: Huw Edwards (BBC News Internet Promo) / Tim Westwood ( Radio 1 DJ ) Tony Robinson (Time Team - Links) / Phil Tufnell Sky Sports / More 4's Spagehetti Westerns Links with Alex Cox (filmed on location in Southern Spain) / Alan Carrs Stop Smoking DVD (Autocue in 3 European Languages) / Tony Robinson (Time Team - Links)

‘We Day 2014’ at Wembley Arena

And Hundreds of Corporate Conferences and Large Events like ‘We Day 2014’ at Wembley Arena and ‘The Asian Music Awards’ at Wembley Arena

Contact Us

Feel free to email or call to discuss your autocue requirements.
If urgent please call the mobile number.

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