The Padcaster iPad Video Camera Rig is Now Available

Posted August 23, 2012 at 4:41pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7430 views

The Padcaster, a custom designed video rig for the iPad, is now available to purchase.

Perfect for professional and amateur videographers alike, the Padcaster is an aluminum frame with a urethane insert that snugly holds your iPad for a secure and solid feel. Threaded holes lining the edges of the frame allow filmmakers to attach external mics, lights and countless other accessories to enhance their finished product. A standard -20 screw thread and locking-pin design centered on the bottom of the Padcaster lets users connect it to a professional tripod, monopod or shoulder mount for easy, smooth filming.

The Padcaster's aluminum frame can also be used as a standalone DSLR cage. Filmmakers can rig a DSLR or other video camera into the cage, enabling them to attach numerous accessories to enhance their shoot. In the future, Apter plans to design urethane inserts to fit other popular tablets and iOS devices, like an iPhone or Android.


The Padcaster can also serve as:
● On-set monitor
● Teleprompter
● Film slate
● Portable light source

The Lenscaster:
For videographers looking for more advanced filming options than what the new iPad or iPad 2 cameras offer, Apter created the Lenscaster - a separate accessory that attaches to the Padcaster and allows users to shoot footage on the iPad with a more powerful lens. Additional lenses can be attached via the Lenscaster to create a wider field of view or bring telephoto capabilities to the iPad's fixed lens. And coupled with a 35MM lens adapter (not included), shooters can use cinema lenses to add shallow depth of field and better focusing for a DSLR-like feel.

Padcaster Specifications:
* Aluminum frame and urethane insert
* Color: frame - brushed aluminum; insert - black
* Length: 12.5 inches / 31.75 centimeters
* Width: 10.31 inches / 26.19 centimeters
* Depth: 0.75 inches / 1.9 centimeters
* Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz / approx. 1 kg
* 10 threads at 1/4-20
* 14 threads at 3/8-16
* 2 non-threaded holes for charging port
* 2 non-threaded holes for headphones

Pricing and Availability:
The Padcaster and Padcaster/Lenscaster combo are available now for $149 USD and $189 USD respectively - but hurry! Special pricing ends soon. The Padcaster and Lenscaster combo normally retail at $258 USD. They can be ordered via the link below...

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Andy I - September 24, 2012 at 3:59pm
This is an amazing gadget. I'm a journalist for a local magazine in New York and I recently purchased a padcaster. It's perfect for me since I've got multiple stories and interviews to cover all over the place each day. Quick edits to videos can be completed and shared on the road instead of waiting until I get back to the office.
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