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Padcaster – Transform your iPad into a film-making beast

Padcaster

The days of needing an expensive video rig to shoot high-quality video are behind us. Now, with just an iPad and a few hi-tech video toys, it’s possible to shoot video capable of making Hollywood shake in their tinsel-covered boots.

Remember when a person used to have to uproot their life and move to Los Angeles to indulge in their film-making fantasies? Those days have gone the way of silent movies, with the Padcaster letting anyone sit in the director’s chair.

Looking like an iPad case that doesn’t realize its limitations, this extremely portable video rig allows you to mount your iPad on a tripod, mount an external microphone for high-quality audio, add some light with an LED light panel, and take a wide view of the scene with a wide-angle lens.

Lightweight and incredibly adaptable with a wide assortment of accessories, the Padcaster lets anyplace be a studio, and the Padcaster Kit (which includes Padcaster, Lenscaster, instructions, 72mm-58mm step-down ring, two 1/4-20 screws, two 3/8-16 screws, one custom camera mount screw and one cold shoe adapter) is available for only $149.

If you’re tired of lugging a heavy video camera around with you, this is the way to go.

Marty Shaw is a freelance writer who currently calls Texas his home. When he’s not trying to figure out a creative way to hitch a ride in the TARDIS, he imagines what it would be like to live through a zombie apocalypse as an uncool version of Daryl Dixon.

Marty Shaw – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


  • The only problem with turning your iPad into a film-making beast is that there is no way to load film into it.

    • :)

      Did you not get the memo about the 35mm attachment?

    • :)

      Did you not get the memo about the 35mm attachment?

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