The PadCaster for the iPad (and DSLR) is Now Available
One of the year's most anticipated iPad gadgets is now
available; Order The Padcaster today and begin shooting, editing and sharing
high-quality footage straight from the iPad.
New York City, New York - August 21, 2012 - The Padcaster
LLC is thrilled to announce its namesake product, The Padcaster, and
accompanying Lenscaster add-on are officially shipping. Designed for video
journalists, videographers, DSLR shooters and more, the brand new Padcaster
transforms an iPad into an on-the-go production studio, providing an easy and
professional way for users to create stunning videos on the iPad, from
storyboarding and shooting to editing and sharing. Since it was introduced to
the film and production world at NAB 2012 in Las Vegas this past April, The Padcaster has
already received rave reviews.
"I had an opportunity to test a pre-production version of
the Padcaster / Lenscaster combo, and I have to say that I'm impressed," said
Steven Sande of The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW). After a thorough review, he
concluded, "Anyone who is interested in using an iPad for filmmaking or
broadcasting - either as an amateur or professionally - should consider getting
the Padcaster. It's a brilliantly conceived and well-built accessory that
should be extremely popular with the video and filmmaking crowd."
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 1/4-20 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
*Lens not included
"We've gotten a lot of great feedback from the community
since The Padcaster made its debut at NAB," comments Josh Apter, founder and
president, The Padcaster, LLC. "We're very excited to get The Padcaster in the
hands of filmmakers and creatives who are passionate about exploring new media
for producing film, not only to hear what they think of the finished product,
but also to see what they're able to create with the help of The Padcaster."
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.
Unlimited Possibilities with The Padcaster As the iPad
increasingly makes its way into the world of production and post, the Padcaster
serves as the perfect gadget to transform it not just into a mobile production
studio, but also into the perfect in-studio or on-location assistant. In
addition to an iPad case and mount, The Padcaster can also serve as:
With its versatile frame, add-on capabilities and ability
to house the world's most advanced tablet, the possibilities are virtually
endless when The Padcaster is in the hands and imaginations of industry
Padcaster Accessories - 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.
The total Padcaster package transforms the iPad from
consumer device to content creator with the ability to produce film-quality
footage as an all-in-one production studio on the go.
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
- 14 threads at
- 2 non-threaded
holes for charging port
- 2 non-threaded
holes for headphones
Padcaster and Lenscaster Pricing and Availability -
Special Pricing for a Limited Time Only!
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 Padcaster website. Additional accessories not included.
If you would like to review The Padcaster and Lenscaster,
please contact Anya Oskolkova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Padcaster, LLC
Headquartered in New York's Union Square, The Padcaster
LLC is an innovative startup aimed at developing tools for filmmakers and
videographers of all stages of development and skill levels. Established in
2012, its flagship title product, the Padcaster, is a multifunctional iPad case
that takes users from passive consumer to creative filmmaker.
The Padcaster was made by and for videographers to fit
the needs of just about any filmmaker working with the ever-expanding set of
production tools and technology.
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